Sunday, December 1, 2013


This time I'm the doppelgänger-- a dead ringer for "Bloody Bill Anderson Balaclava" 2006, by Adam Helms, the cover model of Animal Spirits, a catalog of drawings that accompanied a show by the same name at the DESTE Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse, Hydra last September.

From the introduction (translated from Greek):

"Animal Spirits" references a concept coined by the British economist John Maynard Keynes, who argued in his 1936 book, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, that animal spirits -- emotional factors that cannot be modeled or quantified, and are thus often played down by economists -- are in fact very important to the understanding of economic dynamics.  Keynes believed that business cycles are driven by basic instincts.  Operating on the basis of trust, confidence, desire for fairness, bad faith, and awareness of corruption, these instincts can generate spontaneous optimism or corrosive pessimism.  Using the same Keynesian language in 2008, Italian social researcher Matteo Pasquinelli drew a provocative conceptual bestiary unleashing a politically incorrect grammar for the coming generation."

 A big boner "thank you" (and spiritually animalistic growl) for BSD reader Trenton.

"Futures and Options" by Matteo Pasquinelli:

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