June 25th, 2015


{ title : XLterrestrials Highly Susceptible To Summer ! }


New CiTiZEN KiNO Shows, and New XLt Strategies …

It has been said, by an XLterrestrial analyst in a very bad mood, that “the art world is dead… if you are busy putting pictures up on gallery walls today, you are engaged in postcard artpostcards from HELL …  And this will do almost nothing to save the planet from the shit-stew it’s currently boiling in.”

We can assume this analyst is referring to the ecological crises and the current predatory corporate disorder, which clearly has no plans for resolving the systemic destruction of our shared habitat .

But, with that said, even visual and graphic Arts need some reformatted future objectives, and practically-speaking selling ART OBJECTS are one safe means ( i.e., as opposed to robbing banks ) to fuel those rocket ships of PRAXIS ( i.e. community evolution) in these undeniably, warlike times.

And NO ONE could argue that the XLterrestrials do not need to rethink their own economical structures … We must empower ourselves to be capable of realizing the necessary work ahead.


The last days we’ve been really brainstorming on how to keep the arts+community projects that we do alive… Times are bad for making a livelihood from meaningful art; And anxiety is high for XLterrestrials who want to keep a focus on media education, artivism, and tactical organizing !

[ We plan to develop new CiTiZEN KiNO programs to address the challenges at the upcoming climate summit in Paris - COP21 - Dec.2015. ]

We’ve been on an “LA retreat ” and it has either
melted our brains OR given us that Xtra kick to push things over the (materialist) edge, and to go for some artworld gaming strategies. And some new ideas and directions are coming together…

Here’s a glimpse…

The Future objectives:

For an upcoming exhibition in _____.  ( multiple locations being considered,
because this game pretty much has to be string of things and venues to make it feasible, floatable, proitable, produceable, replicatable , re-saleable ) in the Fall
We’re trying to make time to focus a little more on OBJECT ART to sustain the media education and performance series and independent workshops called CiTiZEN Cinema. To be able to sell ART works to fuel our various endeavors.


So we’ve been working on our collection of FAUX MOVIE POSTERS printed up
in the tradition of Polish Poster Art… See above + below (attached) some work
in progress including a timely piece related to David Bowie’s ( and
Nicholas Roeg ) subject matter in The Man Who Fell To Earth. In CiTiZEN KiNO #9, we referenced this work to examine the virtual alienations and the over-mediated society. ( And Bowie recently announced a Broadway production based on the classic 70s sci-fi flick,  coming soon to NYC ).

We also discovered some new techniques for “posters” as a MOTION GRAPHICS DISPLAY  ( using the latest vj tools ) to be presented w/ the for-sale print posters, but these are on flat screens , video art genre ( which we normally are opposed to, but that’s a long story) poster size or perhaps embedded in smaller object casings ). Perhaps just one motion piece for the initial phase, and several in larger shows.

These are very subtle, ambient movement, kind of like Eno’s generative art paintings, light paintings, which made a big splash some years ago ( but of course
Eno could pick his nose and have it hung in galleries around the world ).
So, for us to break into the game is a huge challenge.

This was also a territory pioneered – long before Eno – by kinetic artist Frank Malina the California-Czech rocket scientist turned artist in the 50s, to steer his life + work away from the Military Industrial Complex. A heroic character, and a huge inspiration for XLterrestrals BTW, we attended his retrospective at the Kampa Museum in Prague some years ago, and wrote about that. We also met his son Roger, who continues to run Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) from Paris and SF .

Anyway, the idea, before these become a poster exhibition, is to produce a catalogue  (or at least a demo of one )  of 5 YEARS of Citizen Cinema with ALL 45 original collage posters, possibly more. And accompanying texts, which are elaborate, and somewhat poetic  descriptions of what each show has been
analyzing for social challenges AND change in our epic, unprecedented and precarious times…

By publishing this catalogue of C-kino events – it will make for very viable
merchandise ( plus t-shirts ) to be able to sell during future episodes and while tour of the Cinema performances… And each show/episode is “oder-able” as a LIVE performance for local cinema venues + festivals anywhere. Film festivals, in particular are are now frequently looking for how film presentations can be Expanded, this genre exist for many years already ). And we are available
as a group to customize new shows, to be developed for one’s “local struggles /issues”.

This also becomes part of our perks for the upcoming INDIEGOGO campaign,
which is then essentially donating to buy the catalogue/book w/ extras,
signed, membership card/tix for all live shows, etc.

This book will require some hired-gun professionals / layout / designers to
collaborate with, an editor, etc. So one of the things we are now pitching to “producers ” and publishers, is to finance this product. If you are an artist or designer wishing to be on the team, by all means, contact us !

And if your interested to publish, yes, LET’S DO THIS !

A few posters attached, juicy archives to wet your appetites, and get your investor wallets out !


We may still need a more official art residency / retreat to fully flesh-out and complete some of these directions. Please send us any recommendations if ya have any appropriate for: graphic arts, film and media, activism, and performing arts… All mediums apply to our work currently.

the Apple-Swift Ads, Giant Candy Worms for the masses ?!

June 22nd, 2015


So, how orchestrated is this new love affair between Apple and Taylor Swift ?!…

One thing’s for sure, this is really working out great as a huge PR score for both of them. Critical thinking is absolutely required in these predatory times, and if you read this Washington Times post on the matter, and read a little between the lines, you’ll realize there are a few players fighting to be King of the Hill in an industry worth billions. This is total business POP ( and add one more “0″ ) !

Our XLterrestrial analysts on the new digital music environments weigh in:

“Look, TAYLOR SWIFT did not take the apple music dept. exec to an abandoned warehouse hideout in the port of Djibouti, tie him up and flagellate him until he surrendered all plundering colonial desires to suck the lifeblood out of musicians. No, she did not attempt to rescue apple laborers from a taiwanese sweatshop, nor did she take her iphone and smash it to tiny bits on prime time tv and scream ” You fuckin NSA collaborators, you suck the beast’s big silicon TiT ! ” … she ( and/or her handlers ) kindly negotiated a very minor shift in apple’s cut-throat empire-ambitions which in-general tend to screw your ability to make a decent and autonomous livelihood as an artist for the rest of corporate digital eternity in HELL… Yawn ! ” dr.Podinski

… while thinking and listening to KPFK’s pretty excellent radio programs ( and happily surprised that radio lives ! ) while bicycling down sunset strip in LAla-land, where celebs provide the masses with an endless amount of candy worms to suck on.

We’ll come back to give a few props+links to some inspiring radio djs there, who are serving up some obscure non-commercial genius, that taylor and apple will not be supporting anytime soon !

Of course, this topic requires some deeper investigative article, which we may not have time for… [ please insert Donations here ;) ] …

Better to consult a different Taylor !  For now, we’ll mention once again Astra Taylor, an author and indie filmmaker, whose razor-sharp analysis in The People’s Platform ( now out in paperback )  is a MUST READ for anyone trying to understand the battles ahead for all content producers in the new digital territories.


Eyeless in LAla ! Retribution for these Googleplex times !

June 17th, 2015


Having snapped a front lawn tweety bird, it’s eyes mauled out of its head by an unknown satisfied puppy…

Desperately we try to piece together meaning by grabbing a mediated form here, a video clip there, a snapshot while walking down to the park. And then posting it up somewhere in this thinnest thread to a distant and amputatedly virtual community.

Firstly, never assume that one’s mood can be snatched from the abyss by randomly attaching a scream for affection and understanding from the bodiless web! It’s a self-flagellation, an addictive habit, a stab at opiates and escapism via dirty corporate needles, nerd scoring and technocracy.

When you’re in this underbelly mood, one might flee to a record collection, if we had one anymore… instead it’s a youtube search.

No one, repeat No One, should be subjected to advertising when one’s reached into an obscure nostalgic wound and salve… To pull out something as off-the-grid genius as the band Eyeless In Gaza and then listen to some clawing insipid advert for McFleisch and Starfart productions is psychological torture.

Those who have acquired tastes so far from the mainstream gutters do not deserve your fetid sales stew ! What are you thinking !? This could cause train wrecks, societal breakdown, violent episodes, manic and panic frenzies, children going blind from too much fastfoodculture masturbation, permanent psychic disruption ! (That last part we’re sure is intentional, a calculated capture-all business plan to become empire at all collateral-damage costs).

Googleplex, Listen! (We know you’re Not listening) … But do understand, there will be serious repercussions for such vulgarity , venal degeneracy, loathsome self-interest, and brainwave fatty injections + wholesale collective-hive plunderings !

eyeless in Lala < :: > transcience blues

eyeless in LAla < :: > kodak ghosts run amok

eyeless in LaLa < :: >> seven years

Let the people bear witness to your shit servings ! ( E.I.G, we thank you for these compositions, and apologize for reposting the links from the most parasitic of hosts. )

Google, you will have to pay for this ! It will cost you, and the price will make your horded billions look like the pasty gruel that gets served to CEOs exiled from the art commons, sentenced to a lifetime in a strip mall cell w/ every other beastly plastic-hearted robo-cannibal dumbfucks licking at each other’s toe jam to make a buck !

Advertisements embedded in high art which you are not worthy of owning is akin to eco-terror and concrete jungle leechism  !

True Art will have your heads stuffed like trophy toys held high on petards in the people’s hunting-lodge-streets !

These violations will incite the uprising which will know no bounds for liberating culture from intestinal corporate parasites like you !

to be cont.

In all seriousness, this is a dada-preface for a serious investigation into what it means for society when the technological revolution is driven by krapitalism. How will such technologies shape our being and our social interactions ?!

Investigating and analyzing new innovations like “Soli” at Google ATAP. And what this means when put into context of the current realities of a surveillance state and a digitally-hyper-active plunge into the consumer void.

We need your support to write and produce these articles. If you would like to donate to the XLterrestrials lab, please contact us. :)

to be cont.



XLt projects + investigations on the horizon, your support welcome !

June 14th, 2015


A few weeks back we had planned to launch an Indiegogo campaign. This has been indefinitely postponed. While we still consider raising “seed capital” to be a crucial factor in continuing and expanding our tactical arts, the time+effort involved to do the campaigning ( and production of perks) is beyond our capacities currently. We will come back to this !

But for now, we ask you for your support in a more simplistic format. If you would like to be a patron, and donate to XLterrestials and CiTiZEN KiNO media experiments and arts+praxis education please contact us for our paypal address. ( and/ or other routes )

MANY HEARTFELT THANKS to those who have helped so far, and the recent contributions which have given us more power to keep creating our upcoming EU shows this summer ( a schedule coming soon ).

AND we have a half-dozen or so XLT investigative articles we’d like to get completed this summer. We’d like to complete a CiTiZEN KiNO trailer, to provide a glimpse to venues and sponsors and YOU what the C-KiNO events have looked like in the past. And to stay in the flow of production, we are scheduling our final US shows in the Spectacle capital of Los Angelost, and preparing for an EU return.

coming soon, a list of articles we’ve started and hope to get out to you very soon.


- The Anthropocene revisited + resisted !
( McKenzie Wark’s Molecular Red reviewed
w/ a view toward indigenous relations as a coalition against the environmental disruption )

- Yes Men Are Revolting
interventions in the accelerated spectacle
interviews w/ Mike + Andy and all their alter egos, Laura Nix, etc.
( for Otherzine )

- SF + LA, two cities that eat themselves in perpetual motion of  Tomorrowland ( an overview of the Housing Crisis and the Arts+Culture crises, the roots of our refusal to play Survivor )

- Only 100 more years of Deep Fossil Fried !?
Corporate Climate Snuff , the G7 Fail, Paris COP and the upcoming battle lines…

- i/o : Abandoned Villages, the return to elsewhere…

~ tbc ~

( Our current soundtrack to keep us inspired in the tumultuous land of the lost – X ’s Wild Gift – 1981 )

The Accelerated Spectacle, XLt in LALa, Upcoming…

June 6th, 2015


XLterrestrials in LAla land again…

Upcoming Events / Action-packed :


< June 7th > Truthdig presents The Moral Imperative of Revolt w/ Chris Hedges and Sonali Kolkatkar and Zaude Kaufman, Aratani Theater, LA – 4:30pm

< June 9th > The Yes Men Are Revolting, free sneak preview of the new film from, yep, the Yes Men ! at the Hammer Museum, LA. w/ Q+A, + reception. 7:30pm ( come early ). FREE !


< June 18 > The Yes Men Are Revolting at Cinefamily w/ director and producer present. in LA, 611 N Fairfax Ave.

Interesting to note in distribution strategies, that they’ve gone straight to Vimeo-on-demand, and on itunes ( movies ). You can watch the trailer here, looks phenomenal, hysterical …  and further embedding the social consciousness w/ devious and contagious ideas.

< June 9th > The Invisible Committee’s “To Our Friends” Semiotexte book release w/ translator Robert Hurley at The Public School, 951 Chung King Road, LA.

Wouldn’t that be extraordinary to have these 3 things happening all at once in the same room, rubbing up against each other, sparks flying, tears + passions + compassion, laughter, unruly anger, impossibilities…

It won’t happen , so we’ll have to juxtapose them in our minds for now… and see what mutations and/or coalitions arise. :)

The Accelerated Spectacle

Some preview thoughts… possible questions for interviews… wrangling with contradictions and over-mediations… emergency response to stupid political tricks and global mayhem. :)

coming soon.

And more blurby action for LAla land to come…

FuCk BURNING MAn ! Do something REAL this summer !

June 1st, 2015


Perhaps we can cultivate a new ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics … in regard to the last 500 years! And not have to go binge-shopping at a Kmart in Reno to create an ephemeral + simulated Disney-esque Tomorrowland weekend in the desert as a process of awakening to the plight of the earth and our dismal social operating systems.”  XLterrestrials post-burner analyst

HEY remember Boyan Slat ? the brilliant, passionate 17yr old kid ( now in his early 20s) who gave a SERIOUS TED-X talk about trying to clean up all that fuckin plastic in the pacific ?!

He’s creating a MEGA EXPEDITION fleet of up to 50 SHIPS to further research the problem. IN AUGUST ! And he’s got FUNDING… and he’s looking for available sailing vessels and skippers… SERIOUS MONEY.

fwd > thanks to a generous contributor, we are now able to offer:
* 500 USD finder’s fee if you help us find a boat
* Up to 3500 USD for the skipper
* Up to 10000 USD for the vessel owner

PM us and we’ll send you the call … btw, XLterrestrials wouldn’t mind splitting a finders fee, or joining the expedition, if we can get funded. Of course you can find the project site [ The Ocean Clean Up here], and skip contacting us. But if ya found the project here first, and appreciate our arts+praxis blog, say hi and thx. It will keep us inspired to keep digging for and relaying the EXTRAORDINARY info.

AND many thanks to Becha ( at Technologia Incognita ) for sending us the call. It has made us begin today with big smiles, and filled our hearts with even Bigger Dreams ! <3 !! If we get any finders fee, we’ll split it with the great T.I. hacklab in Amsterdam.



May 29th, 2015


Well, this was actually a poster for CiTiZEN KiNO #26 – c. 2013 – but we’re recycling it for our GOING-OUT-WITH-A-BANG & A-FEW-BUCKS sale…

< May 30 > Treasures from the shipwrecker city, informal  night-time Garage SALE at ATA, 992 Valencia St., SF ( before and after cinema, see below ).

XLterrestrials are ‘celebrating’ another fabulous bout of migratory necessity, with a little pragmatic ART EVENT. We’re loading our space ship with only the essential supplies for our departure from SF, and everything else must go !

This Sat (and possibly Sun. too ) come participate in a FARE THEE WELL performance ritual … and pick out some useful objects and/or art to take home with you …

Donations accepted.

BUT More importantly on Sat. nite you can see the last show of the Other Cinema season at ATA starting at 8:30pm ( admission required, $8 )


< May 30 > The spring season FINALE of Other Cinema, 8.30 pm at ATA.

Sale times : Sat + Sun. ( 8p til midnite )

Come by a little early to check out some of these … or after the cinema around 11pm, hang out and share a few drinks.


A nice bargain Univega 18-gear city bike, lotsa highly relevant books and cds, signed ;) Citizen KiNO #44 posters, a bunch of freaky movies on DVD,  a super cozy mattress, some cool clothes, a 6×8 rug, dj.podinksi balkan + globalista mixes, XLterrestrials gear, 1 kidney, goggles, etc…

Larger items can be picked up on Monday.

Smart Cities / Dying Cultures / Resistant Strains

May 26th, 2015


Smart Cities / Dying Cultures / Resistant Strains

Often when we prepare a theme for XLterrestrials analysis, we start with a vj tool called modul8 to produce a collage of overlaid imagery. And sometimes the topics themselves will be overlapping worlds too. Here we have 3 layers : 1.) A review of Gray Area Theater’s conference on arts + technology – #GrayArea 2.) devastating gentrification in San Francisco, dark heart of the new faith-based disembodiments 3.) the crises, eruptions and personal journeys of independent and underground artists in a dying city.

to be cont.

URGENT NOTE: We are fundraising and seeking grants to continue our research on these topics and many others ! … If you would like to support us TODAY, please contact us for our paypal address. And help us contribute to upgrading collective and community intelligence !

This article even has a ( suggested ) soundtrack, one from our departed comrade Sam Zaman / State of Bengal – [1972-2015 rest in beats ! ] . He was one of the primary creators of the asian underground genre. And the last few years we were following lots of his social media postings linking to a healthier path in the midst of all this accelerated un-life madness … And we’d like to dedicate these words and this resistance tact to him !

This track really goes along with the spirit of this little experiment in a new genre of texts – Social Fiction Journalism ;) … Dive in ! >  “Breath In” from Skip-ij ( 2007 ) w/ Nolan Weeks !

more coming soon !


{ view from the south side portal of Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill, from the days when wealth occasionally still went towards creating Public Sites on prime real-estate }

” SF is in fact the sinking stinking shithole described by everyone who has already fled by necessity… BUt SF need not continue down this shithole path if everyone who is still hanging on demands respect, justice, dignity and krapitalist limits ! But for sure, the city will eat itself down to the bone and shit its low-income citizens out in hyperspeed hyena bandwidth, without the people from all sides coming together and taking a stand ! And this is being organized by many dedicated orgs, and if you haven’t yet found them and participated in their efforts, volunteered and/or donated, it’s time for you to wake up ! [ we'll be posting some resources, when this article is completed ]

The only thing inevitable about krapitalist agendas feasting on your flesh, is that they will continue ripping you to shreds until you resist ! “

XLt analyst

more coming soon!

Feminist Fury Road Kill ?!

May 20th, 2015


Feminist Fury Road Kill ?!

“Fury Road, indigenous feminist crack made by white male cartoon pornographers, who wish they could feel the emotional rush of vengeance for something they think they might have lost.” XLterrestrials analyst

” It’s important to go beyond these narratives and stop fetishizing the apocalypse and start fighting it like we mean it. We know who is trying to kill the world, the question is what are we going to do about it?” Klee Benally ( musician, media-maker and project coordinator of Indigenous Action Media )


to be cont.

#furyroad #madmax #notmyapocalypse

And coming soon … to counter the bad taste left in our mouths from George Miller capitalizing on our fear of the coming social crises …

A review of the Octavia’s Brood project…  using sci-fi and social fiction to find solutions in the current struggles:


one last pot shot? …


By their expressions, this looks like it could be for the new feminist toilet paper advert for 1st worlders waiting in line for the crapper at Burning Man ?!! #furydump  …

And we should really add more from Klee’s brilliant review… which was just a late nite social media post that then got published in a French magazine ( in French only, but we’ll try to post that link later ) :

” Fury Road is also being called out for lack of good representation of folks of color in the post-apocalyptic world. Miller had to go out of his way to cast mainly white folks when all his primary shooting was in Namibia, Africa. ?#?cinematiccolonialism? much? Beyond Thunderdome’s Aunty Entity could have easily made a reprise, but perhaps there is something to be said about white fantasies and fears of what they will do to each other when “shit hits the fan.”?Ultimately I’ve always been fascinated with post-apocalyptic science fiction narratives, perhaps it’s the slight misanthrope in me or the deeper underlying questions that are posed by the genre. Like Fury Road’s central question “Who killed the world?” I don’t see an Indigenous world being killed, I see a world built by heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, & capitalism meeting it’s end. Apocalypse, after all, really means a “lifting of the veil.” I don’t see the “chaos” and “disorder” of Mad Max’s post-apocalypse as Anarchy, I see it as the logical conclusion of industrial civilization established on the domination of Mother Earth and her children. Perhaps it’s also the sense that Indigenous cultures are somewhat mirrored in the inevitable return-to-nature post-civilization collapse. I guess in the context of Indigenous survivance, I feel more like an observer or a mis-anthropologist of post-apocalyptic cinema than a protagonist. After all, some of us still know how to live with the land and each other. “

For our french readers:…/nous-savons-qui-a-tue-le…/



{ still from La Belle Verte }

What would a real feminist sci-fi flick about resistance and alternatives to a mad patriarchy look like??  … Probably best to find a work actually made by a woman, … and something far outside the hollywood cash-in formulas. Here’s one that is a bold experiment!

La Belle Verte

Perhaps a slightly better attempted instruction manual of how to change our society for the better… but too few people will ever see it… b/c it’s not a crazy and bloody enough spectacle (?) .

The sad irony here is that the US re-made a far less pertinent and radical film made by Coline Serreau… Three Men and A Baby (1985). And too few outside of France and european audiences have ever heard of The Green Beautiful (1996).

Btw, another reason NOT to go see and support the new Mad max enterprise, if you haven’t already…


Upcoming : Literary Fuel for the Fire ! ( Oakland, SF Bay + Beyond )

May 12th, 2015


” Writing is a vanity, unless it’s for the friend. Including the friend one doesn’t know yet. In the coming years, we’ll be wherever the fires are lit. ” – Invisible Committee

- Upcoming events, XLt recommended -

In Sf Bay:

< May 16 > To Our Friends by The Invisible Committee. An evening discussion and celebration of the semiotext(e) edition of À Nos Amis with translator Robert Hurley. At Omni Commons, Oakland

( frackbook invite )

< May 31 > Oakland Book Festival, Frank Ogawa Plaza

featuring Astra Taylor and Elaine Brown presenting Radical Lives, Radical Cities: Oakland and Beyond | Lost Landscapes of Oakland w/ Rick Prelinger and Alex Cruse | and more

In Berlin :


< May 28/29 > Disruption Lab presents: CYBORG: Hacktivists, Freaks and Hybrid Uprisings, Kunstquartier Kreuzberg, Berlin

Event built around the international book launch of The Cyborg: A Study of the Artificial Man, written by political Sci-Fi theorist Antonio Caronia (Genoa, 1944 – Milan, 2013), Meson Press / Hybrid Publishing Lab, Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

Event funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin. In cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien. Supported by the Italian Culture Institute of Berlin. In collaboration with the Hybrid Publishing Lab, CDC/Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Meson Press, Vierte Welt Kollaborationen, and Aksioma – Institute of Contemporary Art Ljubljana.

Curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli and Daniela Silvestrin.

With: Francesca Da Rimini /Dollyoko (artist and cyberfeminist, AU), Virginia Barratt (artist, performer and cyberfeminist, AU), Jack Halberstam (theorist on gaga feminism and queer failure, USA), Franco “Bifo” Berardi (sociologist and philosopher, IT, video contribution), Massimo Canevacci (cultural anthropologist, IT/BR), Francesco Warbear Macarone Palmieri (socio-anthropologist, cultural producer, DJ, IT/DE), Janez Janša (artist and curator, SI), Helena Velena (trans/gender hacktivist, artist and technologist, IT), Agnese Trocchi (artist and hacktivist, IT), Christopher Coenen (researcher, DE), Stefan Greiner (Cyborg e.V., DE), Andreas Kirchner (publisher and researcher, DE), Mariano Equizzi (filmmaker, IT/BG), Paolo Bigazzi Alderigi (sound designer, IT), Magdalena Freudenschuss (gender theory researcher, DE).

[ XLterrestrials won't be able to attend, but if we have time we'll try to report back on it... and we'd certainly like to raise some complicated debates about the cyborg occupations + corporate agendas, and artists and intellectuals who cozy up to the trends. Oh yeah, remember when they told you that the digital cult was gonna be a fun ride !? Doh ! ;) ]

to be cont.

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