Monday, 30 March 2015

We Know That Freedom Is Worth Fighting For!

The women's liberation is the men's liberation, too. Because where there the women aren't  free (physically), the men are more hopelessly enslaved and unfree (mentally) than women, And you know that women's liberation favourable to free men.
P. s   For example You - abusers are not free, you are more hopelessly enslaved than any women. You don't know what freedom is.. but we know that freedom is worth fighting for.
Khatia Shiuka


Kurt Schwitters collage Artworks
Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) was a German painter and writer.  he studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Hanover 1908-9 and at Dresden Academy 1909-14. Influenced by Expressionism and Cubism 1917-18.  Kurt Schwitters was a key figure of modernism who spent many years living and working in the Lake District. He made some of the 20th century's most beautiful and accomplished collages, and paved the way for pop art . 
In 1918 created his own form of Dada in Hanover called 'Merz', using rubbish materials such as labels, bus tickets and bits of broken wood in his collages and constructions. Friendship with Arp, Hausmann and van Doesburg. Published the first edition of Anna Blume  in 1919 and the magazine Merz 1923-32.  He emigrated in 1937 to Lysaker near Oslo. Fled to England in 1940, spent seventeen months in internment camps, then lived 1941-5 in London. Moved in 1945 to Ambleside in the Lake District. In the last months of his life, he began a further Merz construction in an old barn at Langdale. Died at Kendal.
1. En Morn, 1947. No material was considered unsuitable for art by Schwitters. His collages using magazine cuttings, found objects, sweet wrappers etc paved the way for pop art and arte povera
 2.  Untitled (Quality Street), 1943, made of collaged sweet wrappers

 Pine Trees C.26, 1946-47.                                                                  
Kurt and Ernst Schwitters Stiftung, Sprengel Museum, Hannover

4. Irgendetwas mit einem Stein (Anything With a Stone), 1941-4

1.  Max Ernst: Red Forest, 1970.
Max Ernst  (1891-1976) was a German-born painter , collage artist and printmaker who was one of the leading dadaist in The dada movement . Began to study philosophy at the University of Bonn in 1909, but became increasingly preoccupied with painting; influenced by van Gogh.  Ernst was Artillery officer in the First World War. The paintings of de Chirico helped to stimulate his interest in dream-like fantastic imagery, and he founded the Cologne Dada group with Baargeld and Arp 1919-21. Made collages and, later, paintings with irrational combinations of imagery. In 1922 moved to Paris, where his friendship with Andrey Breton and Eluard led to active participation in the Surrealist movement.  Collage novels and illustrations, including La Femme 100 TĂȘtes 1929 and Une Semaine de BontĂ© 1934. He Went to the USA as a refugee in 1941, living first in or near New York.   From 1950 again lived mainly in France. Awarded the main painting prize at the 1954 Venice Biennale. Died in Paris.

         2.  The postman Cheval, 1932, by Max Ernst
                   What Collage Art Is?:))))
Collage is an assemblage of disparate parts  that together form a new work.  Often the power of the work lies in the juxtaposition of the various elements of the collage.
Collage art is a continuation of this process.  footage that was not necessarily intended to go together is collaged in order to create a new work.  The elements used in collage  include found footage, animation, pictures, tickets, still imagery, news, texts  and popular culture.  
Like most appropriated art, collage is often intended to reveal then subvert the audience’s preexisting associations with the appropriated image.
Collage art creates an art experience that invites the viewer to meta-reflect on the act of watching a movie or read a story.  
(I tried to create collage film art. and I made few artworks, so I can put here, later)
 Do you ever self-censor yourself so that you can fit into the media mainstream....?

P. s  My collages
After when the Dadaists and surrealists influenced me, I started to make the collage art , collage films and stories, based their experience I experimented few ways.. you can see,  some of them, here... 

                     A Story of Alfred hitchcock, by Khatia Shiukashvili

                    Unitled, by khatia Shiukashvili

                                                 Dada TV, by Khatia Shiuka

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Khatia Shiuka; You're Not What You Eat, You're What You Read!✌️ ❤️

You're not what you eat, you're what you read & think ❤️ :)))) ✌️ ❤️ ✌️
P. So, feed well yourself! Read, read, read!  Eat , eat, eat books and don't give up on books!

The power of books!:)) 

Monday, 23 March 2015

Withnail & I

'I have of late—but wherefore I know not—lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises, and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air—look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire—why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors. What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals. And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me. No, nor woman neither.. '

Friday, 20 March 2015

Isaac Cordal - Street Art - 'Follow the leaders'

Artist  Isaac Cordal is famous for tackling big political issues through a tiny medium. In his series “Waiting for Climate Change.”
 The tiny cement figurines/sculptures have begun appearing on the streets of London. The street artist responsible is Isaac Cordal, who originally hails from Spain but is currently based in London.
Cordal offers us a new perspective on these issues through his provocative series of tiny cement sculptures that challenge our views of society. Thoughtfully arranged without the need for exposition, these miniaturized scenes are often arranged as site-specific street art interventions. To capture his skepticism of authority, Cordal usually depicts his tiny figurines as politicians and businessmen in the process of needlessly trapping themselves in unpleasant situations.
(Isaac Cordal "Follow the leaders." )

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The Man Who Saved The World

 Vasilli Arkhipov
The man who saved the world... 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war. His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.
The Man Who Saved The World. 'This documentary explores the dramatic and little-known events that unfolded inside a nuclear-armed Russian submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. While both U.S. and Russian politicians sought a solution to the stand-off, Vasili Arkhipov, an officer aboard the submarine, refused to fire a nuclear torpedo, thus averting disaster. The program combines tense drama with eyewitness accounts and expert testimony about a critical event during the Cold War.'

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Time To Time (Video Art) by Khatia Shiuka

Time To time
Liverpool To London, London To Liverpool 

               Tme To Time, (Video) 

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Patrick Stewart - Actor & Feminist Activist

Sir Patrick Stewart - feminist actor.
 Stewart revealed that he had grown up in a household scarred by his father’s violence against his mother, Gladys. The police refused to help the family, telling Gladys: “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” Her son disagreed: “Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.” At a time when funding cuts are hurting the women’s sector and specialist provision is being cut, the actor and activist offers a simple, heartfelt message: no woman should die, and no child should live in fear, because they cannot escape a violent man.
Sir Patrick Stewart -  Star Trek’s Captain Picard. In 2009.

Actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart -  Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot.

Oxford University Women's Rugby Club

Oxford University women's rugby team stripped down to just their rugby boots and socks for the black and white photographs taken around the city to raise cash for charity.    Women's Rugby & Football Club (OUWRFC) present their first ever naked calendar which features current members of the team on the pitch, in the gym, in the library, and around Oxford.  The calendar is being sold for £10 to raise money for Mind Your Head, Oxford's mental health awareness campaign.  
Club president Elizabeth Dubois, who is studying for a PhD in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences at Balliol, said: 'We saw the success of the men's calendar last year and while were helping to sell them at matches people said "if it was your team in the pictures, we would buy one".

Monday, 9 March 2015

'India's Daughter's Mahatma Gandhi's Daughter To Me

Dear Indian friends, I watched India's Daughter it was too painful and shameful. My body, heart and soul is full of pain, now. Please reject the culture of the rapists and their defender Indian lawyers, Culture which demean women, leading to rape. Culture where the rapists and their lawyers explained their culture with chilling clarity, In culture where there Lawyer defending rapists: "We have the best culture. In our culture there's no place for a woman", reject anti - human culture or minimum unfriend me, you're not welcome in my friends list!
I love Mahatma Gandhi and 'India's Daughter" is Mahatma Gandhi's daughter to me. No tolerance to intolerance & violence!
If you hate your own mother and sisters, daughters and wives, so who do you love ?:( Your Country? God?
For what or for who you want your country without dignity?:((
                   Khatia Shiuka

EMILY's List 30th Anniversary

 EMILY's List  30th Anniversary 
 (EMILY - "Early Money Is Like Yeast"- 1985)
 EMILY's List is an American political action committee (PAC) that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office.
EMILY's List is founded n 1985, 25 women founding members (Included Barbara Boxer, Ann Richards, Anne Wexler, and Donna Shalala),  rolodexes in hand, gathered in Ellen Malcolm's basement to send letters to their friends about a network they were forming to raise money for pro-choice Democratic women candidates. In 1986, early financial support from EMILY's List helped elect Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, the first female Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate  in her own right. Known as the dean of the Senate women, Mikulski is the longest serving woman in the history of the United States Congress.
The group's mission is to cultivate a donor network to raise money for pro-choice female Democratic candidates.
To become an official EMILY's List member, an individual must pay $100 to join EMILY's List, and agree to donate a minimum of $100 each to two U.S. Senate, U.S. House, or gubernatorial candidates.
 Now EMILY is more than a slogan — she’s a candidate, a voter, an operative, a member.
Today’s EMILY’s List goes beyond fundraising with a strategic approach to recruiting candidates, winning elections and mobilizing voters.
2012 W.H.Y — Women's Historic Year was truly an historic year, EMILY’s List raised a record breaking $51.2 million dollars, which helped elect 9 women to the Senate, 18 to the House, and the only Democratic woman governor in the country. And EMILY’s List membership has quadrupled since 2010, to over 2,000,000 members.
So happy 30thAnniversary!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Those Who Do Not Move, Do Not Notice Their Fucking Chains. Rosa Luxemburg

* Freedom only for the members of the government, only for the members of the Party - though they are quite numerous - is no freedom at all.
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.
* Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
Rosa Luxemburg

Friday, 6 March 2015

An Intellectual

I think an intellectual is a person who has discovered that in this world nothing is more important than love.
Khatia Shiuka
P.s  But love has no place in this world.

Stupidity - A Dangerous Virus

 A Most Dangerous Virus.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher

 Iron Lady -  Margaret Thatcher
Not too bad film..

 I wish similar man! :D


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Part Of My Course; Theory Of Human Nature)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau quotes from  'Discourse on the Origin of Inequality'
 & 'The Social Contract.
*  Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves
*  I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery
* Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.
* The world of reality has its limits the world of imagination is boundless.
* If there were a nation of Gods, it would govern itself democratically. A government so perfect is not suited to men.
* What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
* God made me and broke the mold.
* I long remained a child, and I am still one in many respects.
* To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.
* Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
* I feel an indescribable ecstasy and delirium in melting, as it were, into the system of being, in identifying myself with the whole of nature..
 * The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.
* To renounce freedom is to renounce one's humanity, one's rights as a man and equally one's duties.
* To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties.

* The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying 'this is mine', and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.

* I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices.

* No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.

*  Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. Those who think themselves the masters of others are indeed greater slaves than they.
        Jean-Jacques Rousseau
P. s  'Freedom is the power to choose our own chains.'

Rousseau said that; 'Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.' and he wrote also that 'Freedom is the power to choose our own chains.' So he is a man of paradoxes as he wished to be. :))
K. Shiuka
( BBC doc film  -  on Jean-Jacques Rousseau- The Romantics - Liberty)

Portrait Of Mahatma Gandhi, by K. Shiuka

My religion is based on truth and non-violence.
Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
 I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed.
Mahatma Gandhi
(Portrait Of Mahatma Gandhi, by K. Shiuka)