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  • jasminatesanovic 11:43 on 08/11/2018 Permalink |  

    Bangalore Literary Festival 2018 

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    I still have Indian dust on my shoes from the city of Bangalore, where I spent almost a week at the international literary festival. 

        I was mind-boggled at the scale of this national Indian event: literature, politics, activism, feminism.  There was music and even street art, but what a crowd. Sixteen thousand highly literate participants, roaming from one outdoor stage to another, and engaged with every atom of their souls. 

        Literary culture persists in this part of the world, where people still believe that leafing through books is a transformative spiritual experience that can change the world. 

    Authors of the first world, beset with Internet and economic crisis, often seem like plastic vanity-toys kept past their sell-by date, but maybe what they lack most keenly is a creative readership.   As a passionate reader, I often claim it is more difficult to read a book well…

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  • jasminatesanovic 14:13 on 31/07/2018 Permalink |  

    Trans Jesus Perfomance 

     
  • jasminatesanovic 08:55 on 01/07/2018 Permalink |  

    Entry Three , La villa 

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    href=”https://fenicerinnovata.tumblr.com/post/175374764263/the-villa-diary-entry-three”>entry three

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  • jasminatesanovic 08:37 on 11/05/2018 Permalink |  

    Phoenix Renewed 

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    The “Phoenix Renewed” Project
    by Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tesanovic
    Villa Abegg, Turin, April 18, 02018
    JASMINA TESANOVIC. Ciao a tutti, we are the “Globalisti a Torino.” I am Jasmina Tesanovic from Belgrade Serbia, and this is Bruce Sterling from Austin Texas. We first met here in Torino.
    BRUCE STERLING. Torino is the city of our romance. We are two writers, and we both write novels, but in Torino, we have adventures. In Torino, we are constructive. We curate events here, and we build projects. Our new project is called “La Fenice Rinovata” or “The Phoenix Renewed.”
    J. Our project was named by Filippo San Martino d’Agliè. He was the original interior designer for this building. He also created a great many operas, ballets, festivals and tournaments here in Torino. We know a lot about him because Bruce is writing a fantascienza novel about the Count Filippo d’Agliè.
    B. In…

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  • jasminatesanovic 08:43 on 19/04/2018 Permalink |  

    Phonix Renewed 

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    La Fenice Rinnovata

    The “Phoenix Renewed” Project
    by Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tesanovic
    Villa Abegg, Turin, April 18, 02018
    JASMINA TESANOVIC. Ciao a tutti, we are the “Globalisti a Torino.” I am Jasmina Tesanovic from Belgrade Serbia, and this is Bruce Sterling from Austin Texas. We first met here in Torino.
    BRUCE STERLING. Torino is the city of our romance. We are two writers, and we both write novels, but in Torino, we have adventures. In Torino, we are constructive. We curate events here, and we build projects. Our new project is called “La Fenice Rinovata” or “The Phoenix Renewed.”
    J. Our project was named by Filippo San Martino d’Agliè. He was the original interior designer for this building. He also created a great many operas, ballets, festivals and tournaments here in Torino. We know a lot about him because Bruce is writing a fantascienza novel about the Count Filippo…

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  • jasminatesanovic 08:42 on 19/04/2018 Permalink |  

    Post-Internet Lament 

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    The world hasn’t yet invented the right word for my deep new disenchantment with the Post-Internet.  It has elements of a broken romance, a burn-out,  a nervous breakdown, depression and physical anxiety.    It’s a state of exile from a cyberspace where things became  unfriendly,  where words harm rather than help.  A frontier that defined itself as futurity becomes a dead shopping mall behind  rags and barbed-wire.   

           It’s no simple matter to reinvent oneself, to create a new world of sensibility, in a new place where one is somehow freed of one’s own characteristics, that historical baggage of illusions and emotions.  If you have no illusions or emotions, then you cannot imagine or love, but delusions and lies are a deadly peril to a loving relationship.

           It’s so many years ago, that I can’t even remember when my dry interest in digital communication…

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  • jasminatesanovic 18:32 on 22/03/2018 Permalink |  

    The Rich and the Normal 

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    A few weeks ago, the Italian people finally broke the political framework that dates to the end of the second world war.   The M5S Five Stars Movement, a party without a heritage, won the most popular votes.   The M5S has been on a wave of growth since winning mayoral control of some Italian cities.

     The second-ranking parties are also new in their outlook, since they are right wing populists, anti-immigration, anti-European,  or pro-capitalist oligarch fronts.

    Berlusconi returned from the political wilderness,  elderly now and still infamous for his bunga-bunga orgies with minors,  but carrying on his personality cult as if  nothing had ever happened.   

    The true loser is the democratic party, the pro-NATO centre-left, the stabilising major coalition party which gave many Italian premiers and presidents and set the twentieth-century tone of  Italy  as a founder of Europe and a pillar of the welfare state.   This…

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  • jasminatesanovic 12:29 on 29/12/2017 Permalink |  

    New Year #Metoo 

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    A friend asked me to follow the flow, and write this text #metoo. Cavafi, the Greek poet who lived all his life by the sea and wrote about everything but the sea, before dying he said: Let me too say something about the sea.

    The sea is too big a topic for literature, just like the oceanic scale of harassment, stalking and rape.

    All my life I’ve been thinking about the oppression of women, writing about it, acting out. I am a feminist activist: sexual harassment was one reason I became one. Nobody is born a feminist.

    But my point of view, even after many years and much female experience, was never the view of a victim. I still forbid myself to think in that way. Especially after bearing witness, and writing down the stories of women raped in war-crimes in former Yugoslavia. It was their brave testimonies that helped…

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  • jasminatesanovic 10:38 on 28/11/2017 Permalink |  

    About Utopias 

     
  • jasminatesanovic 09:02 on 24/11/2017 Permalink |  

    The Sentence: Ratko Mladic 

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    Charles Manson, world-famous cult leader and serial killer,  died yesterday in a prison in California, after a life sentence.   Ratko Mladic, Balkan war criminal, just received a life sentence in The Hague today. 

    The two men had some commonalities, although they would  likely never recognize their brotherhood, since they were from alien cultures and had differing philosophies about murder.  Their common trait was to see their victims as less than human, and themselves as godlike saviors.  They felt no guilt before or after their killings, no sense of empathy for those they killed, and no sense of moral duty towards those who were in society, outside their own tight group.   Also, they both had the sensational charisma of killers in a Netflix serial.

    In Serbia, it’s rather common to see Mladic exalted as a protector of Christianity from an onrushing Muslim jihad.   Mladic as a Crusader general…

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