KIYOSHI YAMAMOTO: … Stop right now thank you very much.


2.03.18 – 31.03.18

Wreaths of smoke
Sent up, in silence, from among the trees!
With some uncertain notice…
(Wordsworth, «Tintern Abbey»)

It is a general resolution in a semio-logical(1) analysis that signs are not signs unless they become perceptible, and that their perceptibility as «signs» depends on a contracts set up within the signifying system.

Lately, I got interested/occupied within political alliances and coalitions towards the latest elections in Europe.
The Norwegian government coalition went from a blue/blue coalition to a blue/blue/green movement. The use of colors as a political nomenclature has the power to give more metaphor for this nonfiction reality. But these type of politics/politicians keep getting us more apart from each other.

Is this, maybe, a sign? A sign that times JUST change. We are turning towards a colorless word. But, the politics have never been so colorful as they are today. So many shades of nothing and a large Misery pallet.

A friend(2) used to say that when light and shadows broke through the obscurity of nothingness, the world came forth from chaos. Emptiness, the end of time, returned to the shadows. But without a doubt, they took in part of the primordial chaos because, in the human mind, darkness, far from being nothing, is full of life.
And Life cannot exist without color and light (3).

Brazil is my idea of color and colonization. A place where political trouble is a constant. A politian in Brazil means corruption, power, and no sympathy. The most colourful nation that I know just can’t deal with more political coalitions. Nobody is to be trusted. No color can be bright enough. And nobody can react to that.

So please listen to this:
(Stop right now thank you very much
I need somebody with a human touch
Hey you always on the run
Gotta slow it down baby, gotta have some fun
Do do do do
Do do do do
Do do do always be together
Ba da ba ba
Ba da ba ba
Ba da ba stay that way forever(4)).


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