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CURIOSA DU JOUR

by Suzanne on August 30th, 2005

HUMAN CANNONBALLS


(via BoingBoing)

"The first recorded story of a person actually being shot from a cannon was in England, circa 1877. And yes, it was a girl, (14) called "Zazel" (Rossa Matilda Richter).

She went on to tour with the P.T. Barnum Circus. Unfortunately (as some stories are told), during one of her performances, she broke her back and had to spend the rest of her life in a back brace.

Since then, dozens of brave souls have been propelled from cannons at speeds up to 90 mph and as far as 201 feet at a height of 100 feet. They endure "G" forces of around 12 G's when hitting the net.

More than half of these entertainers were killed while performing their act, most by missing the net. New York State even issued a law prohibiting anyone from being shot from a cannon."

THE MECHANAMORPHIC SCULPTURE OF Wm. DUBIN


(via Cipango)

"In the late 1960s, having finished a day’s work in the studio, I went to the local magazine store, and, while looking at a group of model railroad magazines, I found my first issue of Model Engineer. Thus began a series of events which led to the sculptures pictured on this website.

I was a sculptor, working in hard woods at the time, but I was aware that I was missing something which carving wood didn’t offer. I understood this when I saw the photos of finished models and the plans for building them in M.E.

What I was missing was precision. This awareness affected me in a profound way."

Zitternder Mondstrahl

by Suzanne G. on July 26th, 2005


© Suzanne - click to enlarge

INTERNA

I feel like redesigning my website, turn the blog into the main index site, and add all the other website sections to a navigation bar at either the side or the top of the blog.

I was thinking of something clean and simple like The Nonist or Addictive Hobby - but I'm not quite sure yet how to do this and whether I should install WordPress.

Please leave a comment or email me if you have other spiffy redesign ideas and/or could (and want to) help me with the c0d3z.

Knowing me, it will probably take 5 years or more to create only a blog banner I'm entirely happy with. So do take your time.

Cheers!

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PRO LITTERIS ET OCULIS

• Recently updated art sites:

Colin Johnson | David Uzzardi | Dayvid LeMmon | Derek Nobbs (Yup, again...) | Ewa Brzozowska | Gabriel Jones | Gabriel Suchowolski | Hope Wallace | Jacqui Oakley | Jeana Sohn | Jeremiah Ketner | Katherine Streeter | Madeline von Foerster | Marija Marošević | Melora Kuhn | Misery Boutique | OgiGraphics | Pamela Murphy | Robyn Lea | Schizoid Brain | Scott G. Brooks | Square America | Thomas Han | VisualData

• Recently published e-zines:

Born Magazine - Summer 2005 | Clandestina Colours #37 | Encore Mag #11 | Filtered 02 - Girls | Raster 7.0 | S-e-w #11 | Shift 104 | WellVetted #35

• Freshly glued newspaper clippings & interviews:

23 Questions with Robert Anton Wilson (by Maybe Logic) | Dan Clowes interview (this time with the BBC Collective)

• Spiffy films & flash thingies:

Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari (via Hugo) | Salad Fingers Episode 6 (by David Firth)

• Website of the Month Awards - July 2005:

#1 Lorenzo Petrantoni
#2 Leg Agency

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More

Südwest sechs, Böen sieben.

by Suzanne G. on July 3rd, 2005


© Bryon Paul McCartney - feat. Steph & me
(click to enlarge)

sommer

holunderklöppel
schwankend
fern

augen nah
duftendes
geissblatt

der mittag schläft
ausgestreckt
fiebriges sterben

die krallen
zuckend versenkt
in durstiger erde

niemandes land

(Aus: im traum heisst mein geliebter meer
von Katharina Lanfranconi)

INTERNA


klikk!

The Pr0n Links have been updated.
As always, Corran - who recently moved his blog and joined the Flickr Brigade - made me do it. :)

My dear friend Rik is selling some of his jawdroppingly beautiful doll photographs, shirts et al.
Click here for more details.

Another Wurzeltod Veteran, Mr Robotbrain, the man we all love to hate so much hate to love so much, has finally moved his hairy Canadian ass from Winnipeg to Tokyo. Bastard!

Also, my brother has made four of his early short movies and docus available for free download on his website. :)

Oh, and a quick word to the gentle reader who came to this site looking for "the woman gives birth video forum":
I do hope that you found what you were looking for.
Please enjoy your stay. :)

According to my monthly stats, we also offered a lot of thrilling in-depth information on "the crocodile song schnipp schnapp", "albino mosquitos", "spanking machine paddles", "spanked by mother", "convent of the sacred beast", "klingon nude women", "anatomy beginners naked", "lipstick hardcore", "condoleezza rice boots", "folk version of panzerlied in german" and "the fall of communism as seen in gay porn".

Hats off to the connaisseurs who found this place looking for "milwaukee brace traction" and "spondylitis". You definitely have class.

N.B.: There won't be any more posts from me until the end of July - I'm leaving for Cambridge soon.

Byebye. :)

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PRO LITTERIS ET OCULIS


© David Stoupakis

• Recently updated art sites & zines:

Banksy (with new treasure hunt!) | Brandi Milne | Cig Harvey | Clandestina Colors #36 | Danny Cannizzaro | Dave Sheppard | David Stoupakis (Now complete with Surgery Journal!) | Ekstrem Mag #1 | Esao Andrews | EyeSuck Ink | Habitat 7 | HappyPets | Helen Garber | I Love Dust | Inksurge | Irana Douer | JennyBird Alcantara | John Casey | Katika (NEW) | Koadzn | Kris Knight | Mark Bryan | Mark Verhaagen | Mike Giant | Nienke Klunder (NEW) | Patient23 | Peepshow Collective (NEW) | Phirebrush #29 | Ray Donley | S-e-w #10 | Se7en Mag #4 | StuntKid (NEW) | SuperDeux | Tavis Coburn | The Ronin | VectorBrigade | Zarovka (NEW)

• Recently added Gutenberg™ books:

Also sprach Zarathustra (by Friedrich W. Nietzsche / German) | Andersen's Fairy Tales (by Hans C. Andersen / English) | The Devil's Dictionary (by Ambrose Bierce / English) | The Hunting of the Snark (by Lewis Carroll / English) | The War of the Worlds (by H. G. Wells / English / NEW) | The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Vol. 1 (by Edgar Allan Poe / English) | Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (by Jules Verne / English)

• Freshly glued newspaper clippings & interviews:

Dan Clowes on NPR's Fresh Air | Jeff Soto interview (by Art Dorks) | Joe Sacco interview (by Mother Jones) | Warren Ellis interview (by Mike for The Londonist)

• Website of the Month Awards - June 2005:

#1 Aooa
#2 Simon & Benson Noynay
#3 Fl@33

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EXHIBITIONS, CONCERTS, EVENTS


© Heidi Calvert

7 July 2005

Opening of Andrew Bell's Don't Look At Me at Kidrobot in NYC, USA.

7 - 17 July 2005

MUFF 2005 - Underground Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia.

8 - 9 July 2005

Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, UK.

Featuring:

Barbara Morgenstern + Robert Lippok, Chevron, Dälek, Merzbow vs Stephen O'Malley, Psychic TV, Rother + Moebius, Shitmat and many, many more...

14 - 17 July 2005

Comic-Con 2005 in San Diego, USA.

... ongoing...

The Gashlycrumb Tinies at the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouthport, MA, USA.

→ Related Psychick Blahs:
Wurzeltod™ article on Gorey

A Photographic Retrospective by Heidi "Bluegirl" Calvert at Perihelion Art Gallery in Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Lori Gil & Lyla Emery Reno at Optic Nerve Arts Gallery in Portland, USA.

Lee Bul at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Irving Penn: Platinum Prints at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., USA.

Kinderszenen – Child’s Play at the dreamy & gloomy Rohkunstbau Schloss, in Groß Leuthen/Spreewald, Germany.

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FLICKR™ FEATR 003

Eryn - The bittersweet living-dead Flickr™ doll

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CURIOSUM DE LA SEMAINE

Poppenhuis - The Doll House

(via Gerard)

→ Related Psychick Blahs:
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

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GIRLS TO WHISK AWAY & KEEP IN GOLDEN CAGES

Issue II: Reon Kadena

WARNING: 92.78% NUDITY! Yay!

I | II | III | IV | V | VI


© Brigitte Niedermair (for Sleek Mag)

In other totally insignificant beauty & fashion news, Sleek Magazine presents us the ultimate accessoire of the Romanian top-avantgarde for the Spring/Summer 06 season:

Cows (...with matching veterinary gloves)

Yup.

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PSYCHICK SCIENCE CORNER

Today's topics:

How to make perfect tea

Why do women wear bras?

Molly Grows Up - Menstruation (Thanks, Hugo!)

How people's soup choices reflect their personality types

• The full name for Methionylalanylthreonyl...leucine, containing 64,060 letters

(Thanks, Gerard!)

Notes From the Edge of Insanity

by Suzanne G. on June 17th, 2005

... et voilà, here comes another blog for tonight - just to prove that Juju The Brave and I haven't forgotten you lot and love you all very much. :)


© Suzanne - click to enlarge

This is just a quick note to confirm that I am held hostage in the library basement and that I can hardly type in those rusty handcuffs I'm alive & well.

However, I won't be able to update Thee Temple ov Psychick Blah on a more regular basis before mid-July.

Why don't you cut some silhouettes or visit Thee Forum ov Psychick Blah in the meantime?

Oh, and did I mention that I suffer from gum abcesses, eczemae and viral infections of my lymphatic system? I guess it's syphilis. Or maybe my badly embalmed organs are starting to rot on the inside. Also, I seem to have developed cronic insomnia. o_O

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PRO LITTERIS ET OCULIS

• Recently updated art sites:
© Derek Nobbs

Aran Hughes | Ben Tolman | Benjamin Marra | Brendan Monroe | Busy-Being | Chris Crites | Chris Ryniak | Derek Nobbs | Found Fotografen | Justin Wood | Kompost Productions | Kristian Olson | Liva Rutmane | Lounge72™ | Lost Fish | Mark Bodnar | Maxalot | Meathaus | Mel Kadel | Michael Rytz | Minipops (@ Flip Flop Flyin') | MudMonkey | Paula Castro | Philippe Lemaire | Rinzen | Salted Herring | Sam Weber | Sean Cheetham | Tara McPherson | The Drama Magazine | The Glade | Vasily Konstantin | Zeloot

• Recently released e-zines & e-books:


© Justin DeGarmo for GalleryB

Antilopenflattern | Bookslut Issue 37 | Emma (by Jane Austen - English) | Encore Mag #10 | GalleryB #4 | Head Magazine Issue 14 | Occult Chemistry - Clairvoyant Observations on the Chemical Elements (by Annie Wood Besant - English) | Phirebrush Issue 28 | Shift 103 | The War in the Air (by H. G. Wells - English)

• Recently published print mags / books:

Frog n°1 | Hijacked #001 | Olaf Breuning Monograph | Swindle Issue 3

• Freshly glued newspaper clippings & interviews:

Gary Baseman interview (by FecalFace™) | Maurice Sendak interview (by NPR) | Shawn Barber interview (by FecalFace™)

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EVENTS, FESTIVALS & ART OPENINGS

This year, Thee Temple ov Psychick Blah has been mostly boycotting:

Art 36 Basel and The Venice Biennial.

Weeeeeeee!

And now for far more important news: iMomus has some terribly sweet tidings for the Björk / Matthew Barney fan community. Thanks!

Finally, here are the carefully & psychickally selected gallery openings for the next few days:

Today, 17 June 2005, 7 PM


© Travis A. Louie - click to enlarge

Opening night for the glorious 5x5 Inside Show @ Hope Gallery in New Haven, USA.

Organised by my good friend Travis A. Louie of Art Dorks fame. Congrats, folks - and good luck for the opening night! :)

Today, 17 - 25 June 2005


© Larvae - click to enlarge

Cdatakill & Larvae tour Europe!

Thanks to Nicolas for confirming the following dates for the Cdatakill & Larvae tour:

• June 17th - MS Stubnitz, Rotterdam, NL
• June 18th - Breakcore Gives Me Wood, Gent, BE (nice flyer, guys!)
• June 19th - The Garage, Norwich, UK
• June 21st - The Cumberlands Arms, Newcastle, UK
• June 23rd - Tunnel Bar, Metz, FR
• June 24th & 25th- Noxious Art Festival, near Vesoul, FR

18 June 2005


© Carla Chaves for TOCA ME 2005

TOCA ME design event in Munich, Germany.

This year, they'll bring you Hi-res, Joshua Davis, Electronic Shadown, Niko Stumpo, and Rob Chiu. Yay!

Also, In My Own World opens @ GR2 Gallery in Los Angeles, USA, featuring the art of Bigfoot.

23 June 2005


© Maurizio Cattelan for Translation

Opening of Translation featuring Vanessa Beecroft, Maurizio Cattelan, Matt Greene, Mike Kelley, Takashi Murakami et al. @ Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France.

24 - 25 June 2005

OBEY Clothing Sample Sale @ 2313 S. Susan St in Santa Ana, CA, USA.

... ongoing...


© Nazif Topcuoglu for Readers - click to enlarge

Europe - Helvetistan

Mahjong – Contemporary Chinese Art @ Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland.

(I'll be there with my dad and twelfty Ilford films next week. Hurrah!)

Europe - Teutonia

Paul McCarthy - LaLa Land Parodie Paradies @ Haus der Kunst in München, Germany.

Characters at war! @ NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Nazif Topcuoglu – Readers @ Kultur an der Quelle in Rantum / Sylt, Germany.

(What a strangely peaceful setting for my favourite Turkish photographer!)

Europe - K & K Österreich

Chikaku @ Kunsthaus in Graz, Austria.

Europe - La Grande Nation

Dalek & Shepard Fairey @ Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris, France.

The New World - San Fran

The 3rd Annual Erotic Show @ The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Inside Out: New Works by Paul Urich @ Low Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

I'm Glad We Met @ Giant Robot in San Francisco, USA.

The New World - City of Angels & Beyond

• Invader'sRubikcubism exhibition @ Sixspace in Los Angeles, USA.

Joe Vaux, Naoto Hattori & Kevin Peterson @ Copro/Nason Fine Art in Culver City, USA.

The New World - New York

• Banks Violette's Untitled installation @ Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, USA.

Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture @ Japan Society Gallery in New York, USA.

Fork in the Road @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York, USA. Featuring Matt Haber, Mars-1, Ben Woodward & Max Lawrence.

The New World - Seattle

Dust and Feather Stories - works by Faryn Davis @ Bluebottle Art Gallery in Seattle, USA.

The Unholy Rest of the Planet

The Poster Art of Emek @ Cross Street Orphanage in Auckland, New Zealand.

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FLICKR™ FEATR 002

My dear old friend Hans Proppe - translator of dreams and visionary of the unconscious.

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SIDESHOW COLLECTION DE LA SEMAINE

Circus Museum

(via W.M.M.N.A.)

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REASON No. 8 TO HAVE KIDS

Well, quite obviously, they grow in spiffy Cernit polymer clay eggs. Just like KINDER™ surprise. Weeeee! :)

→ Previous issues: Reason No. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7)

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PSYCHICK SCIENCE CORNER

Today's topics:

Is a Christian Threesome Possible?

Magnetic resonance imaging of male and female genitals during coitus and female sexual arousal

Yep. o_O

In other cryptoanatomical news, I demand that Gint Apsits be knighted immediately for his latest outstanding movie.

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PSYCHICK SHOPPING CORNER

• Our beloved Nobuyoshi Araki is selling "exclusive" (ahem...) polaroids over at eyestorm.

• Morning Craft has some most adorable pillows and other random crap you don't really need.

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PSYCHICK FASHION ADVICE FOR MEN

Wear more tutus. :)

The devil's own music

by Juju on June 3rd, 2005

Web fun


Bitkraft, Philip Glofcheskie demonstrates his skills quite nicely - love the dancing devil puppet and the Django Reinhardt (I think?) music...

Architecture


Atelier Bow-Wow and their works

Ushida Findlay Partnership and their works

Oddities

Alternate sustenance

Ever wondered what might happened if an undertaker was to be keen on photography? Found on Merrydeath's site and borrowed (hope you don't mind)

Apologies

Apologies to all for the short post and the length of time to post it, busy busy busy unfortunately.

Flowers In My Dustbin

by Suzanne G. on May 25th, 2005


(Thanks, D.R. Tenge!)

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT™

Sadly, I won't be able to update Thee Temple ov Psychick Blah for the coming 5 weeks due to an extreme amount of presentation and exam work until the end of this term.

And as soon as my precious Alma Mater closes her rusty gates for the summer, I'll fly to Merry Olde England to spend some relaxing days with my loved ones and a few randomly selected London celebrities (such as Dr. von Seetalstein, Corran, Mike et al.) on my caviar farm in Cambridge.

So don't expect me to be back here before mid-July.

As always, I'll do my very best to update Thee Forum ov Psychick Blah more or less daily with demented links and mind-bending articles.

Oh, and I'm still getting emails from readers who are confused about our RSS feeds.

Well, it's actually rather simple: We offer a normal Blogger feed (link) and an enhanced Feedburner feed (link) that combines our syndicated blog with Suzanna's Flickr™ photostream and is of course eleventy times niftier than the Blogger feed. Yup.

I leave you now with some very exclusive art links and movie features that will keep you occupied for the next few days and weeks.

Nastrovje!

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PRO LITTERIS ET OCULIS

• Recently updated yummy art sites:


© Stefan Rohner - click to enlarge

Angie Mason | Artcoup | Beast Blender (by the geniuses behind M.A.R.T) | Coraline Gillet | Eight Hour Day | Insect | Institut Drahomira (NEW) | Oculart (NEW) | Plantimal Collective | Scott Radke (who has rather sexy feet, btw) | Stefan Rohner | Unusual Cards | Visueller Orgasmus | You Need To Get Out More | Zaelia Bishop

• Recently released juicy e-zines:


© Chris Buzelli

Adiktion Mag Vol. 1 Issue 1 (feat. David Choe, Yoshitomo Nara et al.) | AmoebaCorp Book I - ScrapBook | Clandestina Colours No. 35 (feat. Chris Buzelli, Scott Andersen et al.) | frenZINE #12 - Cut It Out | NoName Magazine #6 - Personal Habits | Spartan Dog Mag Issue 02 - Observations (feat. Alessandro Bavari, Viktor Koen et al.) | Ventilate Issue 09 (feat. Steven Harrington, Tokyo Plastic et al.) | Volumen Mag Numero 5 - Versus

• Recently published spicy print mags / books:


© Hans Bellmer

Beyond Issue 1: Black Day To Freedom (c.f. list of contributors) | Flash Art International No.242 | Hans Bellmer - Die Spiele der Puppe (German, by Marvin Altner)

• Recently added mouthwatering e-books:

Iphigenia in Tauris (by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / English) | Pride and Prejudice (by Jane Austen / English) | Tales of Terror and Mystery (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / English)

• Freshly glued newspaper clippings:

BBC write-up on Neck Face | Chapman brothers plan fresh horror | The Logic of Female Orgasm | The Magic Of Matt Furie | Tools or Actions in Photoshop That, Were They Applicable to Real Life, Would Prove Useful at Various Stages of a Relationship (by McSweeney)

→ N.B.: Please use BugMeNot to bypass registration articles!

• Wurzeltod™ shopping tips:

Threadless: Woooo! | Urban Outfitters: Boooo!

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HEARTBREAKING FILM & FLASH THINGIES


© Emilie Simon

Emilie Simon - Desert
(via Thee Forum ov Psychick Blah)

Sock Monkey - Pilot

Making Fiends - Episode 18

David Lynch - Weather Report
(via frenZINE)

Don Diablo - Useless

RAge of Reason

by Suzanne G. on May 13th, 2005

Please excuse if this post comes a little late in the day, gentle XML reader, but Blogger's syndication service has been down for maintenance for most of tonight.

Thank you for your patience.


© Cleo Sullivan - click to enlarge

Yup, it's Friday the 13th anno 2005 which means that this is the first birthday of our beloveth little baby blog.

Happy Blogday, Thee Temple ov Psychick Blah! :)

... and now for some weekend activity tips for the whole family...

Today, 13 May 2005


© Aaron Hawks - click to enlarge

• Opening of Neckface's exhibition at the dpmhi in London, UK.

• Opening of Weegee - Idiot Box & Darren Almond both at the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York, USA.

• Opening of Henri Cartier-Bresson und Alberto Giacometti – Die Entscheidung des Auges at Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.

• Opening of Die sinnliche Linie - Klimt/Schmalix/Araki/Takano at Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria.

14 May 2005

• Opening reception of For the Love of Toby - New works by Gary Baseman at Billy Shire Fine Arts, Culver City, CA, USA.

• Launch of Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Ongoing...

Pandemonium by Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller at the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, USA.

(Please go and take some pictures in my stead, Monsieur Cyphers!)

Charles Gatewood's Erotic/Fetish Photography Workshop at The Museum of Se{x}, New York, USA.

• Aaron Hawks' Locus In Quo exhibition at The Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, USA.

OFFF2005 - 5th Festival of Digital Art & Electronic Music in Barcelona, Spain.

Regina Relang - Fashion Photography at Fotomuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany.

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PRO LITTERIS ET OCULIS


© Brendan Danielson - click to enlarge

• Recently updated yummy art sites:

Camilla Engman | Dalek Art | Eleven18 | Hello Bard | Kawsone | Modernista! | QuickHoney | Saeko | Sketchel | The Essence of Rabbit

• Recently released juicy e-zines:

Gltss - The Untitled One | SHIFT No. 102 | Web Zen - Feline Zen 2005 | WellVetted

• Recently published spicy print mags / books:

Arkitip - Issue 28 | B.informed - Issue 6 | Cabinet Magazine - Issue 17 | Desolation Jones #1 (Hurrah for Warren!) | Jeremy Fish Book | Milk & Wodka - Issue 6 / SEX | Process Recess | Project: Superior | The Royal Magazine - Issue 5 (FREE!)

Also, the German edition of Le Monde Diplomatique - undoubtedly one of the best monthly culture and politics newspapers - will be getting a new design and typo. Yay!

• Recently added mouthwatering e-books:

Les Fleurs du Mal (Charles Baudelaire / French) | The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt (Casanova / English - Merci bien, Lynette, ma chère!)

Heartwarming projects:

Hideaway | Keep A Breast

• Goodies & sweet little nothings to buy from Wurzeltod™ approved artists:

Today: Susie Ghahremani

Susie has added a bunch of new things (artwork, records, pouches, buttons, notecards, t-shirts and lots of owls) to her lovely online shoppe.

Also, read the interview with Susie over at FecalFace™.

Other interviews worth reading are Garden of Sweden's tête-à-tête with the ever enchanting Madame Donovan Crosby as well as FecalFace™'s Sumpter vs Danielson interview battle and their Corey Arnold and Wayne White interview.

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FILM NOIR GRIS


Click here to watch Heartstopper

• Emiliana Torrini's breathtaking Heartstopper video clip
(Dedicated to Juju and all fellow puppet lovers)

Kimono: Japanese Policeman - with special guest director Quentin Tarantino

• Four Tet's My Angel Rocks Back and Forth video clip

Tim Burton’s Vincent

LSD being tested on British Troops

(Thanks Mr Hugo, BinaryJesus & ScreenHead!)

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GIRLS TO WHISK AWAY & KEEP IN GOLDEN CAGES

Issue I: Apnea (I | II | III | IV)

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ADMINISTRATIVA

New splash page design. Because I suffer from Obsessive Splash Page Redesign Disorder (O.S.P.R.D.). Yup.

... and buy my bookies, goddamnit!

Oh, and please allow me a final word of wisdom:

Watch π. It's like watching Herr K.& Gustav Meyrink collaborating on a remake of Eraserhead.

And if that's not enough to convince you: Clint Mansell, Orbital, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Roni Size, Massive Attack, David Holmes, Gus Gus, Banco de Gaia, Psilonaut and Spacetime Continuum were responsible for the soundtrack... mmhmm...

Also, if you feel like contributing to my presentation on Matisse's still life Intérieur aux aubergines at the end of this month, this is your final chance. I'll even make you a personal papier découpée à la Matisse if your contribution is of any interest for my work.

Gracias.

Eine Brust hat Milch geweint

by Suzanne G. on May 5th, 2005

PRO MATRIBUS


(Mrs H. M. Wurzeltod - ca. anno 1953)

It's Mother's Day this Sunday and worldwide long-term scientific evaluations have revealed that I have the best mum in this planetary system. Yay.

Here are some special links for you to enjoy, my dear Frau Wurzeltod:

Everybody Has Needs

Treat Your Mother Right

I <3 you.

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PRO ARTE

6 May 2005

- I -

Join the Illicit Family on 6 May 2005, 8 PM onwards to see original and previously unseen artwork by the Late Great Martin F. Emond at the Cross Street Orphanage Gallery, Basement Illicit H.Q. in Auckland.

More details
View flyer

- II -

6 May 2005 marks also the opening reception for Joshua Petker's show at the Perihelion Arts Gallery & Bookstore in downtown Phoenix, AZ.

(via ArtDorks)

7 May 2005

- I -

The adorable Kelly from Little Paper Planes invites you all to celebrate the opening reception of her first solo show entitled A House But Not A Home together with her on 7 May 2005 at Pr1mary Space Gallery in Detroit.

- II -

Julie West's show Future Perfect opens this Saturday, 7 May 2005, 7 - 10 PM at the Bluebottle Art Gallery & Store in Seattle.

More details
Preview the show

- III -

On Saturday, 7 May 2005, The Shooting Gallery will be presenting The Day In The Life Of A Painting - a live painting event by 15 of San Francisco's most talented & up-coming artists.

Each artist will be at the gallery from 11 AM - 11 PM, working on their own painting for 12 hours.

N.B.: This is a one day event!

→ Participating artists:

Shawn Barber | Brian Barneclo | Wesley Burt | Kim Cogan | Coro | Curve | Eric Joyner | David Choong Lee | Sharon Leong | Anne Faith Nicholls | Lee Harvey Roswell | KRK Ryden | Andrea Tucker | Adam 5100

- IV -

Derrick Hodgson & Andrew Pommier's The Parallel Campaign exhibit opens this Saturday at The Lab 101 in LA.

→ Please click here to find more openings on 6 / 7 May 2005.

In other happy art news, Kate Sutton, Linn Kristin Olofsdotter Rehman Costa (Jesus! A simple LKORC would be a much easier name to remember) and Sons of Stolen update! Weeeeeeee!

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PRO LITTERIS ET OCULIS

• Recently updated e-zines:

Bookslut Issue 36 | Cliff Yablonski Hates You - Pages 263 - 268 (Hehehe!) | Crane Magazine 08 | Encore Magazine #9 | Gallery B | NoName Magazine #6 | Phirebrush Release27 | Subsystence Vol 5

• Recently released print mags:

Artforum May 2005 | ForteanTimes Issue 197 | Frieze Issue 91 | Juxtapoz | soDa #27 | Swindle Magazine Issue 2 | Territory Magazine Vol. 3 (orders taken via email) | The Dilly

• Recently published Project Gutenberg e-books:

Frankenstein (by M. W. Shelley - english) | Cyrano de Bergerac (by E. Rostand - french)

• The absolutely stunning and free(!) DVD mag:

Chaise DVD Magazine 02

Off to Lucerne to buy new nerdy teacher's glasses and see Wiglaf Droste, Shen Shaomin and my adorable mum. :)

Don't expect me to be back before next Monday.

In the meantime, you might want to check out my new Roman Pr0n sculpture photographs from the Antikenmuseum Basel:

You might also like to hear that I've finally found a solution to my most existential problem.
Thank you, interweb.

La la...

Not At All Quiet On The Psychick Front

by Suzanne G. on April 28th, 2005

Yessir... we're gonna have another véritable tour de force tonight... so please feel free to print this page out for later in-depth toilet reading. :)

PROJECTS


(click to enlarge)

We here at Thee Temple ov Psychick Blah have enjoyed the nifty features of Trust Zabo™'s linkchecker for many years now, and today, we're proud to announce that Fecal Face™ have launched their very own little link checker - with a slightly different, but nevertheless exciting and entertaining selection of art and design news sources.

This means that you can now spend your entire day with your index finger on the F5 button. Hurrah!

In other yummy design news, Myron Campbell has finally updated his beautifully cryptic and grotesque website NotSoSimpleTon.

Other recently updated art & design project sites:

Aesthetic Apparatus | AntiGirl™ | Bipolar Comics | Born Magazine | Cthulhu Sex Magazine | Dimension7 | Heiko Müller | Hoogerbrugge.com | Jamungo | Lesley Reppeteaux | Matt Clark | May 1 Reboot | NoStar Clothing | Raster 7.0 | Space Invaders Shop | Subversive Cross Stitch | TokyoPlastic | Urban Collective | WebEsteem | Witham & Woodhall's Pebble Museum | Woman In Action

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ART SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS

29 April 2005


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Opening of Shen Shaomin's Creature Factory show at Galerie Urs Meile (Lucerne, CH)

I'll definitely be there...

30 April 2005


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Opening of Todd & Kathy S. Schorr's The Golden Age of Hypocrisy and - in a parallel exhibit - Daniel Martin Diaz's Death Unto Life series; both at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York, USA)

→ All works will be showcased on the gallery website starting April 29th.

1 May 2005


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Finissage of Ana Bagayan's Clubhouse Machination show at La Luz de Jesus (Los Angeles, USA)

6 May 2005


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Opening of Jason Sho Green's Touching Bunnies And Pandas (in special places) exhibition.

Best title of a lowbrow exhibition ever and an absolute must-see, imho.

7 May 2005


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• Opening of Monsters of Lowbrow (Miami, USA) - featuring Esao Andrews, Les Christians, Michael Hussar, Chris Ryniak, Skot Olsen, Mike Burnett, Jeremy Fish, Eric Joyner, Justin DeGarmo and many other famous lowbrow artists (more details a.s.a.p.)

• Opening of Baroqracy - A Phunk Exhibition at Pixie Gallery Store at Arab Street (Singapore, Republic of)

• Opening of Kozydan's Pilgrimage exhibition at the SixSpace Gallery (Los Angeles, USA)

• Opening of TRIFECTA - featuring the works of Naoto Hattori, Luke Chueh, Joe Vaux and Kevin Peterson at Copro/Nason Gallery (Culver City, USA)

• Finissage of the Michael Garlington exhibition Portraits from the Belly of the Whale at Stephen Cohen Gallery (Los Angeles, USA)

15 May 2005


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Finissage of the August Strindberg retrospective at Tate Modern (London, UK) as well as finissage of the André Kertész exhibition at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, USA)

I highly recommend everyone who's been to this year's Seattle Erotic Art Festival to read Krysztof's brilliant account on it.

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MUSIC. NONSTOP.


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• 6 May 2005 marks the start of the Monsters of Mash-up Tour featuring Bong-Ra, Enduser and Shitmat.

Together they will be touring Austria, Poland, Germany, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Helvetistan (Yay!), England and Wales until May 28, 2005.

Aren't we all lucky, ay?

• This year's FORM OF HANDS festival will take place from 29 - 30 April at Maschinenhalle Zeche Zweckel in Gladbeck - atmospherically probably the best location you can imagine. I just hope it will prove acoustically pleasing too. You can find all relevant details here.

Amon Tobin will be performing on Wednesday, 4 May 2005, at Mean Fiddler in London. I would under no circumstances miss this if I'd be in the Capital of Mutilated Pigeon Cadavers & Dry Ginger Biscuits at the time. But alas, I'm stuck here in the wilderness of Helvetistan. Hmmmpf.

• Rumour has it that Aphex Twin has finally finished the 11th and last album of the Analord series (Rephlex). Let's hope it's true this time...

• The website monkey slaves in Foetus' basement just informed me that the fabulous new video for Blessed Evening - from the forthcoming Foetus studio album Love - can be finally viewed online.

Ad Noiseam is celebrating its 4th birthday and updated its impressive catalogue with plenty of new releases and other precious things.

• From the always inspiring Spoilt Victorian Child mp3 blog comes this truly magic little gem:

Squarepusher's version of Love Will Tear Us Apart
(via ollapodrida)

And now for something completely different... A BOX!

(Uhmm... thanks, Damien)

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HAPPY PR0N CORNER


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Good news for erotica & pr0n blog fans:

Both Xupacabras and DazeReader are back!

This week, T.T.o.P.B. has been mostly having an obscure crush on this boy here and a scary fetish for Shane Taylor's gorgeous nose. Ooooh!

Yes, we're very concerned too. o_O

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PERSONAL S(T)IGMA

Reason No. 6 To Have Kids:

They enjoy watching bright flags! :)

(Thanks, Shan!)

→ Previous issues: Reason No. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5)

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REASON No. 4327860198791 TO LOVE WARREN

"God Hates Me

Hail is hammering down on the airport. HAIL. And lightning is striking. The sky is grey as a corpse’s knackers and there’s LIGHTNING.

Remember me."

As always, Warren made the gods on his way to Toronto Comicon - where he will speak and sign tomorrow - pretty irate.

Please include him in your prayers drink a bottle of vodka in his honour tonight.

And I will also be away the next few days in order to find rotting smelly squirrel feet in the forest the Holy Grail.

See you next week.

.... oh, and please don't hesitate to buy me this if you want to make me happy - or this if you want to spend a little more money.

Thank you. :)

suddendeathbycuteness
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La la...

... Get a sandwich. Or ten.

by Suzanne G. on April 17th, 2005

MARION, MARK & ERIC IN WONDERLAND


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Yesterday evening marked the opening of the Au Pays des Merveilles show at Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris - featuring the works of The Clayton Brothers, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden & Eric White.

A limited edition catalogue will be available during the show.

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JAMES IN EISNERLAND


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Eisner Award-winning artist James Jean - who has just updated his portfolio site - is showing a wide range of his works at the Super 7 Store in S.F. until May 11, 2005.

Super 7 Store is also offering James' new book Process Recess, which collects much of his work, including his amazing sketchbooks.

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TINE IN PSYCHOLAND


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29-year-old German artist Tine Drefahl is presenting both samples of her photography work and drawings at Alexandre Zellermayer Fine Art in Berlin until May 14, 2005.

Click here for more details (in German)

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ALL THINGS UNSOFT, NASTY & ILLICIT


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Audrey Kawasaki's solo show entitled not so soft... opens on Friday, April 22, 2005, 7 - 11 PM at the Black Market in L.A..

• If you are in Melbourne on Saturday, April 30, 2005, you shouldn't miss the opening of the Nasty - The Group Show That's Not Very Nice exhibition - featuring delicious works of delicate female artists such as Shannon Hourigan, Fiona Dalwood, Rachel Fung et al.

• Meanwhile in Auckland, Misery, Fawn E Gehweiler & Co. proudly present the Illicit Group Show that will be running until the end of April.

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ALL THINGS SHIFTING, FOREIGN, OBSCURE & SHADOWY


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SHIFT | 101 is out now! Thank the tentacled gods for Japanistan! :)

• The Polish avantgarde art magazine WebEsteem - my favourite little pocket museum - is back with a new version full of little gems for you to explore.

• One of our old favourites, Conclave Obscurum, has relaunched and I'm glad to say that it's more disturbing than ever...

• Harri Halme updated his portfolio site ShadowMechanics and added some stunning new works.

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ALL THINGS FECAL, ROUGH, EARTHLY & GOREY


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FecalFace™ comes new with a Blogs/Columns section. Hell yes!

The Glade brings us the limited Holy Book ov NeckFace - Satan's Bride. Yeah.. I didn't believe it either. o_O

Humus 3 has arrived safely back on Earth. Weeeeez!

• The magnificent Gorey Details Shoppe is having a Monster Sale.

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ALL THINGS WYRD


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Mark Pilkington cordially invites you all to celebrate the launch of Strange Attractor - Journal Two at The Horse Hospital at Russell Square in London on Friday, April 22, 2005, from 8 PM onwards.

Collectors' Edition Journals will be on sale.

Entry is free to all. Bring friends. Spread the word. Eat Download the flyer.

Oh, and if any of you London busy bees happens to be in the area - Corran (... I'm so glad you're back online, C.), Mike, Seetal, anyone? - could you maybe buy a collectors' edition for me? If it's not too expensive, that is.

I'll pay you back in donkey brains and otter noses in whatever currency you like best (incl. my flatmates' dirty underwear).

Thankies. :)

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ALL THINGS UNDER YOUR FLOORBOARDS


(The image above is precisely 76.2743% less disturbing than Rubber Johnny...)

"Rubber Johnny is a hyperactive, shape-shifting mutant child, kept locked away in a basement. With only his feverish imagination and his terrified dog for company, he finds ways to amuse himself in the dark."

Rubber Johnny is the latest creation from Chris Cunningham, featuring music by Aphex Twin (Quelle surprise!). To be released May 23, 2005, on DVD with a 40-page book of Chris' accompanying sketches and artwork.

N.B.: There's a spanking new interview with Cunningham online over at PIXELSURGEON.

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BECK HANSEN APPRECIATION CORNER

After introducing Beck's amazing new videos to Black Tambourine and Hell Yes, I now bring you the amazing E-pro clip - directed by, you guessed it, Shynola - the insane team behind Blur's unforgettable Good Song video.

I've just been informed that due to overwhelming public demand, Beck has announced a second date at London Hammersmith Apollo. Already confirmed for Thursday, June 2, he will now also play Wednesday, June 1, 2005.

Yay!

In other noisy news, Autechre (recently featured here) release their new album Untilted tomorrow, April 18, 2005.

Click here for pre-orders & tour dates and here for KultureFlash's interview with Ae.

(Jesus Christ! Couldn't you at least change your raincoats every half a year, boys?!? We all know The North Face™ is cool - but you're not yetis, goddamnit!)

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PERSONAL S(T)IGMA

Reason No. 5 To Have Kids:

They make the cuddliest Nazi mascots! (Example I | II)

(c.f. previous issues: Reason No. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)

And in terribly saddening news, university has started again and even my beloved Fumetto Comix Festival Lucerne had to begin without me. Expect blogging to slow down over the next... uhm... 10 - 25 years until I finally get my degree done. o_O

But please feel free to stare at this adorably cute Japanese sailor girl for as long as you want and you won't even remember that this blog ever existed. See? :)

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... AND NOW FOR FOUR THINGS...

... completely wooo!:

YaGooHooGle | ScrollingBuckle | DadaDolls

And if you're a cow and/or find Thee Temple ov Psychick Blah not trotskist enough for your taste, go and read the amazing Bovine Unite! broadcasts.

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ADDENDUM

This is just in:

Swiss eboy™ fans can get the candy-coloured DIN A0 poster of London (as previously mentioned here) for a very fair price at Klang & Kleid and save the shipping costs. Yay!

In other breaking news, don't miss Project Fox under any circumstances if you happen to be in Copenhagen between now and April 23, 2005.

Also, FecalFace™ started a similar project under the name Painted Rooms 3.0 at the Hotel des Arts in S.F..

Great work folks!

Phew. That's all for this week, or, as our beloved leader would say:

"Exeunt stage right, waving me big stick."