We (Melody Panosian aka Swimsuit Tissue and Florentina Holzinger aka Miss Roboto) are not expressing ourselves on the blog, we are role playing, playing out an idea of an intimacy that is supposedly absent on Internet. Writing postcards was not less public and when we blog there is even a performative act in our awareness of the 3rd reader/spectator.
The blog is our refuge as people. Disconnected geographically and communicating independently. When independent of time and space, the form we use is open, even tough we like to think of the conversation as a dialogue, as you always write for someone else. We believe we are poets of the now, of the moment. Our poetry will never be neither accurate, nor concise, so there is no aim for the creation of meaning.
We don’t intend meaningfulness, morality or a hierarchical structure. We like to think of it as “automatic blogging”, based on a very intuitive approach to the creation of words, of the method of putting words together, in rows, underneath each other.
The image can be more important than the meaning of a particular word. The image can be there because of how it looks. Of course the words we use will then create a certain meaning because we like to be dramatic and lyrical of course. I like being a composer of possibilities and an interpreter of my own and of my opposite and recipient. The blog is free to be interpreted to the individual desire of the particular spectator.
The blog also serves the fictive creation of something “bigger than yourself”. The state of me, as a singular being, a private home-grown person is neither intellectual, wise or mystical, nor the fantasy figure of an artist. Even though we can be all of that, we like to dress up as smart fashion princesses. So we can be all of that on the blog, thus wisdom can be found on the blog.
Swimsuit Tissue offers Miss Roboto wisdom in exchange of understanding, vice versa. Understanding is crucial and immanent – it is the unspoken qualification. The blogger is herself the guru, we are gurus to each other.
Our blogging is non therapeutical because there is no emphasis on healing and it does not function as a medicine, a drug or placebo, even though that effect might occur. In fact, our work stabilises us and we can utilise our suffering for the sake of blogging. It is like we are playing dolls with each other and the dolls substitute for undigested items in our environment.
The blog is fictional, as well as any names mentioned. Miss Roboto and Swimsuit Tissue are playing diary together. The blog serves the amplification of our constructed selves – it is channel and vehicle.
In general we believe in the quality of the badness in our life and work. This is an essential theme that we have been interested in and working on for years. We want to investigate badness and its temptation. We accept that the blog’s badness is necessary for its existence and that it is forever the very source of inspiration and very much a filter for us to look at the world: its animals and aliens. The representation of our reflection of it all – is the blog.
The blog’s relation and reference to badness is crucial for its existence. It is a source of inspiration that allows us to grow and take any form we or you want. The blog itself reveals our intentions and desires for the blog, the image we want it to communicate, if there is one.
Of course it is a blog about beauty and in the end that is what we always wanted to achieve. Every written word aims for beauty, every arrangement is aware of its form. We ourselves, strive for beauty and harmony. That is our aesthetical choice. Beautiful things are easier to look at. The badness is necessary so we don’t get overlooked, misunderstood or categorised. (Or understood even).
Haiku, rhymes, rap, songs, stories, biographies, documentaries, all artists, all assholes, money, men, bad performance. (Dykes). This contains all that we currently do.