Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gmail visita Hamsterdam

A'dam es una ciudad terriblemente hermosa, vasta y cozy al mismo tiempo, y no sólo eso: es una ciudad rica en MAZAPAN en diversas formas: frutitas y sushi

con bibliotecas épicas, como la Artis Library

y chicas con zapatos formidables, como este numerito de Fleur (mientras infla su bicicleta, junto al Atheneum Boekhandel)

o esta blonda sonriente con zapatos claros y medias negras --btw un looket que le vi a Zadie Smith en la book party de Salman Rushdie del año pasado

pero como todas las ciudades y los sueños, su magia conoce límites. (o no)

después de días de rondar las calles de Amsterdam sin detectar seres gatunos con los cuales relacionarme, este felino suavemente obeso se dejó captar por la cámara cabe el canal Singel. se habla de la Zona Roja, pero la verdad es que en Amsterdam escasean los gatos

amsterdam es una ciudad tan bulliciosa que los gatitos se recluyen en los departamentos de sus dueños, y los holandeses les construyen unas escaleras exclusivas para que puedan bajar al mundo humano a pasearse un poco si lo desean
hasta que una noche, cansada de intentar establecer una conversación con mi gata por skype, salí a caminar hacia los canales de herengracht

entonces la vi....

era la Esencia Gatuna Universal -ya comentada por Dilthey et al- que se manifestaba so forma de mi pequeña Gmail!

jugamos un poco, y maulló. pensé en raptarla, llevármela a la writer's residency, convencer a la Nederlands Letterenfonds de la imperiosa necesidad gatuna para la literatura contemporánea en español, pero resolví dejarla continuar con su existencia holandesa paralela

Van Vliet in den Haag

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Crossing Border literature on Sunday 20 November
Chan Koonchung * Dinaw Mengestu * James Frey * Jan Fabre * Vendela Vida * Elmore & Peter Leonard * Marc Tritsmans * Mary Horlock * Nyk de Vries * Adam Levin * Peter Ghyssaert * Michaël Vandebril * Stephen Kelman * Ben Brooks * Peter Zantingh * Pola Oloixarac * David Nolens

More information on www.crossingborder.be

The Foreigners party

en auckland ya es mañana

escribe uli

brothers & sisters:
este sábado 19 de noviembre es la presentación de mi primer libro "En Auckland ya es mañana"
publicado por la editorial mansalva
creo que es una buena excusa para vernos y brindar
en la internacional argentina / el salvador 4199 / 20hs

Friday, November 18, 2011

Setting a new stage

by Pola Oloixarac for The New York Times international

While leaders in Europe and the United States struggle with the fallout of the economic downturn and public dissatisfaction with government, Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner recently captured 55 percent of the vote to serve as president for four more years. She’s one of the most popular leaders in South America and Argentina’s first elected female president.

Next door, President Sebastián Piñera is coping with widespread student protests and has lost much of the support he had after the 33 Chilean miners were rescued last year. Recent polls show only 26 percent now approve of his government. Evo Morales, the president of Bolivia, is dealing with a restive indigenous population that helped put him in power but is now chafing over the rising influence of Brazil.

Meanwhile, Cristina’s second term in office was never in doubt. Her brand of populism, support of gay marriage and a hiring binge of state employees has proven irresistible to many Argentines.

Her popularity can be partly attributed to better days in Argentina, where the economy has grown for nine straight years, at rates second only to Peru in the region. But ten years after the debt default that brought down the Argentine economy, the enduring mystique of the Kirchners goes beyond the tide of stability and the spreading affluence, fueled by high commodity prices, that has coincided with their hold on the top office.

Néstor Kirchner was elected president of Argentina in May of 2003, and Cristina followed him by winning the presidential vote in October of 2007. The Kirchners found a way to update the power-couple iconography of General Juan Domingo Perón and Eva Perón in the 1940s. The Kirchners, surrounded by the national colors, waved together from the Casa Rosada balcony to the congregated masses, evoking images of the Peróns.

Cristina’s first term was tumultuous and full of drama. Like Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears, Cristina was also prone to seducing fans and aggravating opponents. She came forth as strong but humane, resolute but emotional, much as a convincing actress would impersonate the ideal of a Latin female leader. Evita had left her successful stage and film career to serve as a politician alongside her husband; Cristina took on the presidency as her personal stage. She was always at the center of the action. She liked suspense: to the dismay of her own supporters, the public and critics, she kept her script to herself until the last minute.

As Cristina continued the bullying style of government her husband was known for, she was criticized for being too authoritative, too stubborn. In a sexist yet broadly matriarchal society, Argentines reviled this behavior, but at the same time seemed to admire her for it. Many felt in their guts that the government indecisiveness was partly to blame for the 2001 crisis.

The Peronist Party has always thrived on manipulating the media. Perón had mourned his cancer-stricken, immensely popular and equally vilified wife Evita. When Néstor Kirchner died last year, Cristina reverted to the Perón-Evita role-play. She changed her style, appearing in dignified black dresses, carefully coiffed hair, thick eyelashes and smoky eye makeup. Her voice would often break down in public when alluding to her late spouse. As the national widow, she found the role in the play that suited her best: the lone woman in power, the vestal for the nation.

But this new Evita was not calling on the working classes as Evita had in her time. Cristina was winning over the middle class, those affected by the 2001 crisis, telling them what they wanted to hear — that there was a new Argentina that would include everyone.

Is it possible that 10 years from now, a Greek or an Italian politician, who is as unknown as Cristina was in 2001, will rival her in popularity? Who will rise and take advantage of the financial crisis?

The demonstrations that rocked Argentina in 2001, when the sound of banging pots filled the air in cities across the country, were more vehement and spontaneous than today’s Occupy Wall Street movement, though they share common threads.

The Argentine assemblies called themselves anti-system. They condemned financial speculation, endorsed recycling and professed a lost faith in the capitalist system. The assemblies of angry citizens, known as “cacerolazos,” saw politicians as traitors to the state, but did not offer political alternatives to a system they felt was corrupt. Assemblies alone couldn’t bring about change; it took a savvy politicians like the Kirchners to channel the discontent.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better administration,” said Carlos Daniel Sturla, 37, a lawyer from Buenos Aires. “It’s like she’s finally building the country we all wanted to see.”

No Argentine would have said that a decade ago. Is there a chance a new power couple will emerge and sift through the anger that is driving protests around the world today, inspire citizens and unite a country ?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

@ den haag

reading Friday 18th 21.45 – 22.00 hrs. with Ben Brooks. Location: Royal Theatre, Paradise Stage

Orquídeas azules!

en el Bloemenmarkt de Amsterdam hay orquídeas azules... me contó el joven egipcio a cargo (no quiso salir en la foto porque está estudiando negocios y ésa es su pasión...) que simplemente las riegan con agua azul, agua mezclada con la tinta que se usa para pintar huevos de pascua :)... Es interesante porque cada inflorescencia se entinta diferente, descubriendo nervaduras y combinándose con el colores base, como los rastros amarillos en los híbridos de labios flúo.

enchufando el autito frente al canal (herengracht)
la hora rosada (5.18pm)
palomas muertas en poses extrañas

en camino a Den Haag!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

hallo hamsterdam

a room with a view -spuistraat centrum
talento para las pastries autocontenidas inigualable
la moda de este invierno
los canales de ensueño
libros apilados de seks, drugs en fruiten

mi view hoy a las 7.30am, que me voy a dormir

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

arab spring for fall

professor julio ariza hizo un concurso de diseño de posters para el evento en dartmouth y estos son los winners :D
la foto de la primavera árabe la tomó un fotógrafo brasilero en bariloche

Thursday, October 20, 2011

In Yaddo

estos son los bosques donde los Trasks decidieron erigir su casa en 1881. aquí erigieron una mansión estilo reina ana que es un sueño de henry james... yo vivo en una casita como la de Jo en Mujercitas, de luisa may alcott.

una noche me fui a dormir y sentí que algo me caminaba por el pie pero me dormí igual, y a la mañana lo descubrí. son unas primas yankis de las vinchucas

mañana subo más pics

Os nerds também aman!

Nina Veira writes:

"Abrir e fechar a mixtape com Juan Serrano e Carla Bruni representa duas coisas: as canções são absurdamente sedutoras e, quando se termina o livro, dá vontade de continuar com os personagens, saber o quê mais irão aprontar. Leva-se em conta o rock predominante: somente Pitty explica o amor entre Pabst e Kamtchowsky. Isaac Hayes é fundo musical para o que quer que esses dois estejam tramando. Ennio Morricone traduz a perseguição da aluna por seu professor. Carlos Puebla “foi sugestão” da própria Oloixarac, pois a revolucionária canção é citada no livro. Rita Lee talvez represente a repercussão do mesmo mundo afora. Demais restantes retratam um pouco da personalidade e envolvimento dos personagens na trama. O título é uma “singela homenagem” ao meu tempo de colegial, pois estar na companhia desses personagens tão maravilhosamente complexos é como retornar aos corredores da escola. Espero que gostem. Foi a melhor mixtape que já fiz, a que mais gostei até agora."

Eu adorei!! Quedé prendada de este blog exquisito #Sobrefatalismos, prazer que galopa; muito obrigada a voce, Nina querida!! You can download it here.

Esperando al volcán


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hacia Medellín y su Jardín Botánico :D

Fiesta del Libro y La Cultura de Medellín 2011

Sábado 17 de Septiembre

7 p.m. Salón Estanislao Zuleta

Libros que cambian la vida

Pola Oloixarac (Ar), Edmundo Paz (Bo), Sergio Dahbar (Ve), Alberto Salcedo y Sergio Álvarez Modera: Henry Posada

Domingo 18 de septiembre

5 p.m. Salón Humboldt

Latinoamérica en Medellín

Voces femeninas de la narrativa latinoamericana: ¿Dicen algo distinto?

Pola Oloixarac (Ar) y Consuelo Triviño Modera: Claudia Ivonne Girald

-------no puedo esperar a ver el Orquideorama de Medellín!! Leo por ahí que es la capital de Antioquía es la ciudad de esas flores