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    RI - Ex-prof's bank robberies "for art project," he says: cops

    Providence Journal:

    Providence Police say ex-MIT professor who says he robbed
    a New York bank for ‘art project’ is linked to RI bank heist


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    The 61-year-old allegedly told the news agency he filmed the Chinatown holdup for money he needed, and for a film art project he is working on.
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    Gibbons also told the Post he was inspired by French poet Arthur Rimbaud who, “essentially believed a poet had to descend into the depths of all that was bad and report back. This whole thing has been one long project about discovering the disenfranchised portions of society.”
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    the rest at the links

    Man sought in Providence bank robbery, tells teller it’s ‘for the church’

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    Bumping this because -- RI. Damn.

    Oh -- and Rimbaud:

    Et dès lors, je me suis baigné dans le Poème
    De la Mer, infusé d'astres, et lactescent,
    Dévorant les azurs verts ; où, flottaison blême
    Et ravie, un noyé pensif parfois descend;

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    http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago...lm?oid=1051852

    Some artists play at being sociopaths, but video maker Joe Gibbons is the real deal.
    Here's an excerpt from "Confessions of a Sociopath," I'm curious but too busy to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-tHqOz5zTo



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