REPORTING ON ART AND FOOD from Troubled Places

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Rebel Rebel

@soheila_sokhanvari_ I have been asked by a journalist if "I consider myself a political artist? "I mean if women in Iran are being killed because they are showing a bit of their hair...what do you think??? women's clothing has historically been dictated by men in Iran, 1936 with Reza Shah unveiling women and 1979 re-veiling them by force Iranian women have been told what to wear. I will show you how amazing Iranian women have been and are, come to the Barbican and contemplate their bravery from the 7th of Oct. #mahsaamini.

For Fereshteh and the women of Iran - Yes, there are Gentlemen in the world

For Raisi and the Ayatolahs of Iran - Yes, women are.

.مهسا اميني - ملکه من مرده .ملکه ایران هم مرده دوستت دارم. من تو را گرامی میدارم، آرزوی تو را دارم، ملکه بزرگتر از همه ملکه ها

Israel and the Islamic Republic of Iran are dying now. Being the same one thing - a cancer in the bosom of the Middle East.

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Иначе в България стана Запад : никой не знае нищо, щот това не му е работата, демек не му плащат затва, р'иш ли?.Аз знам всичко щот така ми харесва. Хайде.

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That was the last piece of communication I've recieved from my friend in Iran. Which for some reason prompts me to say : F*ck you you m*ther ayatollahs f*ckers

You think showing hair is too much praise of God? I say Even if we showed all that God has created, it would still be praise not enough! Allah akbar الله أكبر

By the way, in case anybody is in doubt, the mandatory headscarf and raincoat that keeps Iranian women in an eternal winter - while for Iranian men all four sesons are available - have nothing to do with any America emposed embargoes or economic sanctions.

In case the Ayatollahs and Raisi haven't realised God has given women voices. The purpose of which is not to be shut down by dumb bearded dick-fucks.

.And now a curse :

Oh thou bearded ayatollahs of Iran, oh thou president Evrahim Raisi, oh thou members of Islamic State of Iranian Government and Administration oh though members of Iranian morality and common police

MAY YOUR WISH COME TRUE. MAY ALL YOUR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS BE MUTE. MAY THEY TELL NO STORIES. NAY THEY NOT PRAISE YOUR UGLY BELIEVES AND PRACTICES. MAY YOUR LEGACY DIE WITH YOU.

MAY YOUR CHILDREN NEVER HEAR THEIR MOTHERS' VOICES IN CHANT OR STORYTELLING OR CONVERSATION WHATSOEVER.. AND MAY THESE CHILDREN THAT HAVE NEVER HEARD THEIR MOTHER'S VOICE EAT YOU ALIVE.

NOW HEAR ME THOU LADIES OF PERSIA. MAY YOUR WORK BE THE WORK OF WIKEDNESS. MAY THOU GO DEAF AND MUTE. AND LET THE AYATOLLAHS PERISH IN THOER BRUHAHAH. GO DEAF AND MUTE. GO DEAF AND MUTE. NO TEACHING THE WORD. OF ISLAM. OR QORAN. TO YOUR CHILDREN. LET THE AYATOLLAHS BE ONE WITH THE LGBT+ PROCREATING THEMSELVES IN LABORATORIES AND COUNTING ON AI FOR ALL.

SO MOTE IT BE. MAY ALL YOUR WOMEN GO DEAD AND MUTE. MAY ONLY MALE VOICES BE HEARD IN THE LANDS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN..

А, това да пристигна в София, да ме свалят на Римската Стена, да се наредя за пиене за черпене и да чуя от отсрещната сергия за пица на парче, че the Queen is dead на рождения ден на сина ми е сюреализъм в повече даже и за мен.

8 септември

A gallery by the sea. Black Sea West Side. Sozopol

Black Sea Updates, West Side

Bulgarian fortunetelling has a new eco-friendly upgrade: Nowadays coffee by the Black Sea is served with sugar packets on which your fortune is told... Brown sugar? 'Crazy night ahead'. White sugar? 'Luck' Which one to choose? Probably a little bit of this, a little bit of that. "Crazy night ahead? You certainly will need some good luck.' Commented a friend.*

Other good news: the young generations of Bulgarians does not, I repeat DOES NOT speak Russian. Hasta la vista baby. Hence, most beach bars and restaurants employ young Ukranians to communicate with the Moldovans, Uzbeks and others who for some reason still think that it is a good idea to try to get along with Russian.

Having said that I have to mention that when I needed information to get an in-between-towns shuttle, a Russian lady was most helpful and polite. She spoke Russian, I Bulgarian and all was understood. Else to speak, why impose a particular language when enough general knowledge and education from both sides is enough for good communication? Just as Arabs do: You speak Egyptian, I speak Iraqi and all is understood... when there is a will there is a way. Where there are intelligent people our world today feels like Babylon before the destruction of the Tower. Easy. It feels like home.

There is a good educational idea: at school we should give a year of study of each of our neighbours' languages.

Thus in Bulgarian school: one year of Macedonian should be learned first, as a sort of archaic Bulgaria, closest and easiest to learn. Next a year of Russian, as in the same linguistic group, the a year of Romanian, to introduce a Latin language, than a year of Greek and at the fifth a year Turkish. That should be mandatory. Paralely, second and third languages options should be available.

Iraqi's should learn Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Aramaic and Coptic for luxury. British: Fish and Squid language with bonus Code, Mackrell and Eal dialects. All of the Pie and Mash linguistic group.

Russians: Stick and Club language of the Степ и Тайга familly. In vast, rapidly depoplating Russia it would be far more likely for a Russian to have to talk to a pinetree than to another human being, let alone foreigner. Yet, the chicken-leg abilities of this nation are to be considered too: Russians can only speak Russian in Bulgaria, Georgia and other countries in the vicinity; yet chicken-leggedly become Englishabled once having crossed the Channel. Mystery, O, chicken-legged mystery.

Conclusion: understanding and speaking OTHER languages is civilisation. The opposite is not.

* In the past twenty years or so, coffee in Bulgaria came with thin divination paper scrolls held by tiny plastic rings. The durably precarious climate in Bulgaria required such a routine daily national ritual. Which now is the time, I should think, to be passed unto the wider world based on the following logic:

The closer geographically a country is to the USSR the more it needs regullar tiny divination scrolls fixes. Since the USSR managed to export itself all around the world....

26 August

The Memoires of Awkward-Pyrko* 1980-1984 e.v. (Only in Bulgarian * Firestarter) The best thing when one reads a book written by a friend is that one can call the author every five minutes to discuss every word and sentence. Hyper exciting