Ana Tot – Méca


Ana Tot – Méca [Le Cadran ligné, 2016]

Article écrit pour Le Matricule des anges

« Les choses ne sont pas comme elles sont », première phrase. À moins qu’elles le soient. Ou qu’elles soient autres et que derrière leur apparence d’être une chose qu’elles ne sont pas, elles cachent en vérité un monde de variantes qui ne cesseront de nier, et en niant, de renforcer, la réalité des choses. Il y a une logique dans tout ça. Et la logique, dans ce petit livre, importe. Quand bien même elle tient parfois du syllogisme. Une logique inquiète, qui inquiète celui qui s’inquiète et tente alors de tirer ça au clair. Beckett n’est pas loin, il rode. Comme un fantôme amical plutôt que comme une présence écrasante. La logique serait-elle dans Méca ce mot en gras, entre parenthèses, qui vient conclure chacune de ces « proses poétiques » d’une ou deux pages (si tant est qu’il s’agisse de prose, si tant est qu’il s’agisse de poésie) ; mot qui sert également de titre, et qui dès lors, plutôt que conclure, ouvre : « m’effleure », « rumination », « pouvoir », etc.

Ana Tot propose au lecteur une série de constructions mentales obsessionnelles qui tentent à chaque fois d’épuiser une matière aussi pauvre qu’inépuisable, existentielle certainement en ce sens qu’on ne cesse de s’y chercher, de s’y trouver et de s’y perdre à nouveau : « j’ai parfois besoin de me dédoubler. Je me parle alors comme si je m’adressais à un autre » ; « moi, c’est moi. Mais il arrive que quelqu’un prenne la parole à ma place ». Qui parle, ici ? Ce n’est pas clair, car celui qui parle pourrait bien dire ce qu’il aurait pu dire s’il avait dit ce qu’il voulait dire. Qu’importe, « nous avançons », « nous perdons l’équilibre et nous marchons, par la force des choses, nous faisons un pas pour nous rattraper ou bien nous tombons, ce qui revient au même ». Il y a des histoires dans ce monde sans histoire, « tandis que l’œil aveugle continue de scruter les nuances de ma vie intérieure ». Au final, il s’agit peut-être « d’en finir avec les certitudes ».

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Big News From Guardian

Back at it for the final stretch of the year and the hits keeps coming, leading off with a lot coming out of Guardian.  First the main news that hit right before the holiday.  A subsidiary of Koch Industries purchased the remaining 55.5% of the company to now own it in full.  This is a positive piece of news given that Koch stuck their feet in the water a few years ago with the initial purchase and liked it enough to go all in.  This bodes well for how our industry is viewed and the potential going forward.  And speaking of the future, I also got word that Guardian will be announcing very soon the addition of a new jumbo coater.  That also is big news in that the commitment to continue to grow and support our industry is there.  And without a doubt, the trend of jumbo sizes is one that is growing. (I would love to get that stat on average IG size that I mentioned a few weeks ago- has to be growing!)  So congrats to all involved at Guardian- very exciting and positive times there right now for sure.

Elsewhere…

–  And staying on the trail of positivity the latest ABI did bounce back into positive territory.  So the 2-month down trend has been stopped.  The results continue to look like 2017 and into 2018 will be solid but not spectacular.  And as far as I am concerned, solid works. 

–  If you want some additional insight for the US and Canada- check this out from Alex Carrick- Chief Economist of Construct Connection.  Good and interesting stuff as always.
–  This has been out there some but I finally ran into it.  Drones and construction.  I’m blown away that it’s the construction world that is main user of the drone technology.  This article stated that drones would change the way construction is done.  Wow.
–  Zero Net Energy consumption or the Net Zero Building continues to gain steam.  This past week Santa Monica, Californian adopted an ordinance pushing it.  The glass and glazing industry does have wonderful and effective products to support these efforts so this is something I hope we see growing more and more.  Not to mention it is good for the world in the long run too!

–  Last this week… a Japanese scientist has carried out clinical trials that show if you eat ice cream for breakfast you are smarter and more effective with your day and work.  He had subjects eat ice cream right after they woke up and then tested from there.  Sadly I had to give up ice cream a few years ago so I can’t try this… but really amazing to think that this could work.  Could it be mix of cold and sugar snapping the brain to action? 

LINKS of the WEEK

I am not a fan of Daylight Savings Time- and I’m sure thesetwins born smack dab in the middle of it aren’t either!
Really nice story for the holidays!
Facebook usage taking a beating post election.  I see it for sure…
VIDEO of the WEEK

It’s the holiday season and it’s also yet again another release of Star Wars season with the latest “Rouge One” coming in a few weeks.  Here’s the trailer….

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Check Out these Toys City 1/6th scale Diorama series – Workshop Roof scene – A & B Versions

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Even more 1/6th scale Diorama scenes for 12-inch figures, this time pictures releasd are by Toys City as part of their 1/6th scale Diorama series – Workshop Roof scene – A & B Versions. The Roof top scene A version measures 36 x 28 x 27 cm and weighs about 3.5kg. Workshop Roof scene comes with Removable Wire Mesh, Removable Pipes and Removable Stairs.

To see pictures of Hot Toys MMS300-D11 Movie Masterpiece Series Die-cast “Avengers: Age of Ultron” 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark XLV Collectible Figure, check out the action figure review posted on my toy blog HERE. You can also check out the link HERE to see more pictures of Hot Toys 1/6th scale RoboCop shown in the pic below.

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The Roof top scene B version measures 36 x 28 x 38cm, weighs 4.5kg and comes with Removable Wire Mesh, Removable Pipes and Removable Stairs

Meanwhile, I’m waiting for the IHNS TOYS SO-00001 1/6th scale The Cave scene platform which to me, is the diorama of dioramas :) You can see the preview pics HERE

Related posts:
Red Diorama “I shot the bus driver” scene: Recreate opening scene from The Dark Knight posted on my toy blog HERE
Red Diorama “Throne” scene: the perfect setting for Loki, god of mischief, adoptive brother of Thor (pictures HERE)
Red Diorama “Gateway Light Up Base” scene: Great setup for almost any sci-fi diorama scene posted HERE
Action Figure Review of Hot Toys Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark XLV 33cm tall figure with diorama base (pics HERE)
Dragon Models Limited (DML) WWII US 29th Infantry Division soldier “Mike Connolly” (D-Day) with diorama base posted HERE
“Welcome to the Wild West!” Review of Playmobil 5245 Western: Fort Brave – Call for the Cavalry! HERE

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Prime 1 Studio 27-inch tall Ultraman Statue with LED light-up eyes and mechanical Color timer

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Prime 1 Studio is proud to present Ultraman from the manga series Ultraman written by Eiichi Shimizu and drawn by Tomohiro Shimoguchi. Forty years have passed since the events of Ultraman, with the legendary “Giant of Light” now a memory, as it is believed he returned home after fighting the many giant aliens that invaded the Earth.

The original Ultraman son, Shinjiro Hayata seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with his father’s, Shin Hayata, that leads Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman. He is crafted with attention to details and true to the original design of the character. The base on which it stands features a defeated Alien Adacic. The statue of Ultraman is complete with LED light-up eyes and mechanical Color timer. The statue stands approximately 27 inches tall and this is the ultimate Ultraman must have piece for all Ultraman fans.

The Ultraman Statue features: Stands approximately 27 inches tall – High-Quality translucent resin for a lifelike skin effect – One (1) Interchangeable pair of Spacium Blades On – One (1) Interchangeable pair of Spacium Blades Off. Sideshow Exclusive: Switchable Unmasked Portrait

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