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Mechanical Elements…

Mechanical Elements…, originally uploaded by Leighton Cooke. …part of a retrospective exhibition showing in my mental universe. It’s been a while since I was in the hatchery. Today I managed to convince the powers that be that I do in … Continue reading

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Edgar Malroy’s metaphysical betting shop…

…is the subject of the book Scepticism, Inc. by Bo Fowler. Thanks to Rigmor for putting me on to this wicked idea. Of late I have been through my own crisis of scepticism so I can empathise with the concept … Continue reading

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The Great Work…

…It is early in the morning and I am listening to Jan Gabarek and the Hilliard Ensemble playing Officium. This is an old Cardiff night when the family get together and drink vast quantities of vintage port and smoke fine … Continue reading

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Professor De Dijn on Spinoza in Amsterdam…

Professor De Dijn… Originally uploaded by Leighton Cooke. …Yesterday evening Professor De Dijn’s lecture on Spinoza in the Aula in Amsterdam was given in such clear and straightforward Dutch that I managed to follow his arguments quite easily. He showed … Continue reading

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Screaming on the beach…

…or rather the sanddunes of Ijmuiden today. Lza’s video was all about the paradox of opposites and so we filmed a demonstration in the empty dunes. We had to shout “Welcome” in a protesting kind of tone. It was fun. … Continue reading

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Bulgarian evening…

…in the Pepper at OT301, as I meet some cool kids who are art students and music freaks. They charmed me into the idea that a holiday in Bulgaria would be a nice idea. It is a beautiful country with … Continue reading

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Galactic butterflies…

…after tea with Spinoza in what became a psychedelic debate about the nature of the deus sive natura that Spinoza saw so finely in the lense of his mind. Often butterflies have popped up in my life as living symbols … Continue reading

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