composition of signs

Rinaldo Rasa ,

multicolor composition

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acrylic on paper / digitalised by the author /

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in a space of signs things are going over the end. into an eternal nullity.
‘ are we alone ?’, said he.
‘ what?’, said he.
‘ mine point of view becomes very serious’, said he.
winter morning, winter morning. bare cutted tree on the top, no sky to climb.

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Monday January 30 2017


the civil virtue




photographs taken by rinaldo rasa at the ceremony, venice italy friday january 2017

Last Friday (January 27 2017) in front of the Canal Grande in Venice I attended a ceremony of commemoration of the death of the young ghanian immigrant that died drowned under the eyes of a inhuman crowd of people that refused to help him because they had has the priority to take pictures of the death using their smartphones.
Beside this was also pronounced insulting words against him because his skin was black. This an eternal shame to venetians and italians! I mean that it is impossible to apologise for these behaviors. Friday afternoon a hundred of people with the presence of the brothers of the dead man. It was made a commemoration and a funeral for him on the edge of Canal Grande where he died one week ago. A crown of flower was deposed in the water of the Canal and a brief discourse. At the celebration no politician , neither the mayor of Venice was there hence this is the exact spectacle that represents a sign of crude indifference. My heart was weeping.

 

(Rinaldo Rasa)

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Sunday January 29 2017


 

an inhumanity of the masses

Last Sunday afternoon in the Canal Grande in Venezia (Grand Canal in Venice) he drowned while the people on a vaporetto (waterbus) filmed and photographed with digital cameras the death of a man. This event is an example of the regression of humanity in this historic period. The man in the Canal was a colored immigrant desperate because he has not the green card. It seems that somebody yelled against him “nigger” and “you’re faking to drown”. After this villain words from the waterbus somebody threw a rod lifesaver. But it was too late. I must admit that if only one percent of this story is true that I am ashamed to be an Italian.

(Rinaldo Rasa)

“The caring Hand that even now tends the little garden as if had not since become a ‘lot’, but fearfully wards off the unknown intruder, is already that which denies the political refugee asylum. Now objectively threatened, the subjectivity of the rulers and their hangers-on becomes totally inhuman.” (Theodor Adorno)

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Thursday January 26 2017


 

escape of intelligent non-human hominids (agenda19892010, the reading of)

TOKYO – wednesday march 15 1989.

The experiment went good but three great apes trained by the University of Kioto have used their skill about opening the door of the cage for an escape during an inattention of the zookeepers.
Ai is a female chimpanzee described as the most intelligent monkey in the world about her ability to know colors, letters and forms. She was the leader of the escape. Her companions were Akira (a chimpanzee 13 years old) and Dudu (an orang-utan 7 years old).

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Wednesday January 25 2017


 

former municipal depot bus of venice ( agenda19892010 pictures, the best of )

Municipal depot bus of  Venice,

 pictures taken by Rinaldo Rasa, june 28 2009.







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These the graffitos painted on the walls of the old bus depot in Mestre. A series of artistic works, very beautiful works. It was worth to memorize them to take these pictures. Today at the same location it appears a building of a supermarket. It seems that the urban landscape of the mainland of Venice needs no signs of Art. But I see the cult of antiquities, claimed as art, erases the meaning of Arts for the masses hence at the same time the Beaux-Arts in venetian museums are owned by the private hands. A painting on a wall seems a doodle… I disagree.

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Sunday January 22 2017


 

nino reads a letter in the fascist prison during january 21 1933

When I will be in good health? When I will can see the sunlight and the white of the snow? Or the handsome winter evenings with the feeling of snow and sun? And the night of noon? My skin receives all this as a pain… I am grumbling against the life… but the life is good…

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(Iulka Schucht letter to the prisoner Antonio Gramsci)

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Saturday January 21 2017


 

this is the season friends

 

Rinaldo Rasa ,

that is the season

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acrylic, pencil on paper / digitalised by the author /

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commentary

Looking to the future with hope. History at least teachs everybody that you must see all what happens under a historical point of view. Nothing is forever. The only thing that belongs really to the human kind is the sincerity.

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Friday January 20 2017


 

 

the day before january 20 , 2017 (a farewell to)

I proudly disregard the people that accuse me of pusillanimity because I am able to moderate my impetus. They look at me like a plebeian but it is my main virtue: I get faith toward the honest sentiments of my adversary. Yes, we are disillusioned, and again tricked, because we suffer to the mendacity rules. We are the losers hence our heart suffers in our breast.

(Heinrich Heine, 1832 text and digitalised picture curated by rinaldo rasa)

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Thursday January 19 2017