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#memu: 5.2 / Future Perspectives for an Egyptian Street Art Scene

Note: MeMus was written from 2012-2015. Things have (again) changed since then. But I maintain that it is mainly an "export industry".

The current Egyptian street art scene is an export industry. Due to legal restrictions on the use of public space as a forum for expression which are vigorously enforced and a general atmosphere of hegemonic domination in the country, many of the artists who can, by choice or necessity, remain in the country, choose to work outside their local contents. Though this allows for a higher degree of experimentation stylistically, it also removes the street from the art, thus removing the unmediated interaction by a public in a sphere.

Though currently limited, the extensive use and cultural acceptance of street art as an art form opens a new horizon for the use and application of the practice to more mainstream artistic means. So far, it has not been used, except in erasing, in attempts at directly representing the government and remains exclusiv…

Two Minutes: Of and on Impunity

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Impunity is a case of the 3rd law of Newtonian motion being suspended, therefore, not only a feeling of personal imperviousness to the consequences of actions, but also freedom from the above-mentioned laws of physics, which, considering the egos usually involved, is not entirely impossible. While this may work in a subjective reality, one has to wonder whether it's really worth all the effort and energy of imposing this reality on everyone else.

Of course, everyone else does not enjoy the same impunity and is punishable for questioning the established narrative.

Activate quantum flux polarity generators. Go!

Also: Is impunity in any way related to puny?
https://www.etymonline.com/word/impunity
https://www.etymonline.com/word/puny




Two Minutes: Why is everyone tired?

At the supermarket, paying for shopping. The cashier feels the need to convey how exhausted she is.
The bank: "We're sorry it took so long. Our people are dealing with a really heavy workload"
Talking to friends: "My body feels so tired… my mind is having a hard time keeping up."
On the street, a random person feels the need to inform me how exhausted they are. I reciprocate. It's the new hello, and we do have it in common.

Chronic fatigue is an indicator for depression.

tire (v.1) "to weary," also "to become weary," Old Englishteorian(Kentishtiorian) "to fail, cease; become weary; make weary, exhaust," of uncertain origin; according to Watkins possibly from Proto-Germanic*teuzon, from a suffixed form of PIE root*deu-(1) "to lack, be wanting." Related:Tired;tiring.

From: https://www.etymonline.com/word/tire?ref=etymonline_crossreference