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Allison Schulnik’s “Mound” at Nerman Museum, Overland Park, Kansas

by Suzanne on February 28th, 2012


Still from Mound video by Allison Schulnik, 2011 – click to enlarge

I don’t think I ever had a) an exhibition announcement for Overland Park, Kansas and b) so little information on a show as there seems to be neither preview nor press release for Allison Schulnik‘s Nerman Museum show so I guess it’s just an uhmm.. exhibition of Allison Schulnik‘s video work? Yay. ¬_¬

From the three images on the museum website, all I can gather is that more recent works will be on show as the pictures are all stills from her Mound video that the museum recently acquired and which you can see below.

So if you’re planning to check it out, do share your impressions so I can update this post.

On show: Jan 13 – Apr 1, 2012

Address: Nerman Museum, Second Floor Galleries, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210, USA, tel: +1 913.469.3000

Hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat: 10 AM – 5 PM, Fri: 10 AM – 9 PM, Sun: 12 – 5 PM

Artist’s website

WurzelForum discussion

Witch House 101

by Suzanne on February 22nd, 2012

We interrupt this broadcast to bring you this important intergalactic message from the data highway/PoE:

Weekend Special: Most Accurate Depiction of the Future

by Suzanne on November 6th, 2011

By cyriak - it’s the newest piece by the genius behind Baaa - and via Mario Kaoru Mevy. Thank you!

P.S. The next Best of YouTube is still in preparation. Sorry it’s been so long!

Liberty Snake Episode Nine at The Horatia, London, Nov 4

by Suzanne on October 31st, 2011


Flyer for LS 009, artwork: Scene im Hades from Jugend 1896 – click to enlarge

The great MisanthroPop kindly invites you to the 9th installment of The Liberty Snake – taking place at London’s Horatia this Friday, November 4, 2011.

If you’re on Facebook, you can click here to RSVP and you’ll be on the cheap list (£3 instead of £4).

There will be free Misanthropia – The Greatest Country in the World zines and mix CDs to take away while supplies last.

I’ll be doing the door/merch stand/free art ranting & fortune telling desk and there will be lots of great music:

LIVE

Now Wash Your Hands (Power Electronics from Nottingham, UK)

“Nathan Nothing was failing at music so he decided the only option left was to take up noise (or power electronics to be specific). He also wanted an outlet for his grumpy foul tempers and to humiliate himself onstage for others’ amusement wearing special costumes. There is nothing more important than being clean and nothing cleans the head out better than a healthy blast of noise! (Always wash your hands). Death to false noise!”

Soft Riot (London, UK)

“A casual project that formed in the mid-naughties under the original name JJ Wax, Soft Riot’s original angle was “ambient punk”, fusing elements of drone-y post-rock, minimal wave electronics, synthesizer-based cinema soundtracks and a bit of chordal mass composition.”

DJS

• Sereina Noelle Winters (Berlin/California)

Emi Trashbeat & Zevoa (Never Come Back)

Misanthro-Pop Release DJs


Flyer for LS 009 – click to enlarge

WTF IS THIS SHIT?!

Formed in February 2007, The Liberty Snake is a sporadic music event that attempts to provide a lighthearted night of fun and dancing for people with a particular taste.

The club first started out with a heavy emphasis on French cold-wave and industrial music, but now has a much broader focus, playing several different genres of “oddities” and anti-music.

The Liberty Snake is hosted by Robert M Fenner (Nurvuss, RMF-Noir, No Kisses)

cold-wave / no-wave / bad-trip / minimal / gloom jazz / misanthropop / new savage / post-industrial soul / port-mortem / post-office / oddities / no italo disco

Nathalie Djurberg’s “A World of Glass” at Camden Arts Centre, London

by Suzanne on October 6th, 2011


A World of Glass (film still) by Nathalie Djurberg, 2011, courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery NY – click to enlarge

You pretty much know it’s going to be a great exhibition when the press release states that “some works in this exhibition touch on issues of a sensitive nature that may not be suitable for children.”

So we’re coming from one hot young female artist to another hot young female artist: This time, it’s Nathalie Djurberg who I’ve featured here a couple of times before.

From tomorrow Friday, October 7 onwards, Nathalie will be showing A World of Glass, four new claymation pieces with music by the always faithful Hans Berg at the Camden Arts Centre in London.

The show will be on until early 2012 so you’ll have plenty of time to check it out. AND YOU SHOULD!

Because they’re new films, video footage itself is obviously not online yet so all we have are still images but it does all look very promising indeed.

From the press release:

“A World of Glass consists of four new synchronised films with a soundtrack produced by Djurberg’s collaborator Hans Berg, presented amongst an immersive installation of glass-like objects. Another new installation will flood the central space with luminous colour, and a series of earlier animations will be shown in the Reading Room.”

The press release creeps me out a bit because I was just thinking of Goya when it mentioned Goya further down so I won’t be quoting any more from it but fetch the tinfoil hat.

And in case you’ve never heard of Nathalie Djurberg until just now, here’s what you can expect (well, it’s one of her more creatively perverted pieces, and therefore one of my very favourites…)

On show: Oct 7, 2011 – Jan 8, 2012

Address: Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG, UK, tel: +44 (0)20 7472 5500, email: info@camdenartscentre.org | Directions

Hours: Tue – Sun: 10 AM – 6 PM, Wed: 10 AM – 9 PM

Press release & preview

WurzelForum discussion

In unrelated yet somewhat related news since I’ve been writing, editing, researching, coding, heck, even napping and falling in love on Macs for ages now:

R.I.P. Steve Jobs. You’ll live on in all these shiny things that have enabled me to do what I love doing. You have improved my life tremendously and in return I’ve given you lots of money, so I see it as a clear win-win situation.

Thank you and goodbye.

P.S.: Comments containing the phrase “capitalist pig” will be ignored for at least 24 hours.

Satanic Chairs

by Suzanne on October 2nd, 2011

I think the time has finally come, children, to close the internets and just let this play on repeat for it will never get any better than this. Ever.

Same Hat! found it. Of course.

Hugo Arcier’s “Woman With A Cube”

by Suzanne on September 29th, 2011

Degeneration – woman with a cube from Hugo Arcier on Vimeo.

Every now and again, you stumble upon a visual or musical description that perfectly sums up some very bad drug-induced trip you had in your past.

This post-cubist piece here by French digital artist Hugo Arcier would probably be K and should be accompanied by Nurse With Wound‘s Ketamineaphonia from their 2008 album Huffin’ Rag Blues for an even more papery groovy feel.

The artist himself says about this piece:

“All my 3D objects are afflicted with a degenerative disease. Gripped by terror, they understand what fate awaits them. Gradually they disintegrate, face after face they lose their appearance, with a fatal outcome. In this way the 3D objects die.”

Don’t do drugs, kids, do art.

And drugs. If you really cannot help it.

Gabríela Friðriksdóttir’s “Crepusculum” at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

by Suzanne on September 23rd, 2011


By Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, courtesy Cueto Project – click to enlarge

From the witchy hands of Gabríela Friðriksdóttir comes Crepusculum – her newest archaic-organic, proto-pagan, neo-ritualistic, chaos-elemental project . Yes, I made all these words up.

And to be even more annoying, I decided to not give you a preview of the actual work on show at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt but of past works, because, to be quite frank with you, Crepusculum reminded me very much (too much?) of my esteemed friends Kahn & Selesnick‘s work – only in a slightly more Burning Man fashion.

Opens this coming Wednesday, Sep 28 – the artist will be in attendance. Details below.


Still from Björk‘s Where is the Line? by Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, courtesy Cueto Project – click to enlarge

Opening reception: Wed, Sep 28, 2011, 7 PM onwards – artist will be in attendance

On show: Sep 29, 2011 – Jan 8, 2012

Address: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Römerberg, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany, tel: +49.69.299882.0, email: welcome@schirn.de | Directions

Hours: Tue, Fri – Sun: 10 AM – 7 PM, Wed-Thu: 10 AM – 10 PM

Admission: €5

Press release

WurzelForum discussion

September YouTube Finds: Rathergood, SRL, Chatbots, Hot Dogs, Demon Kogure, Arino, Godzilla Bukkake & More

by Suzanne on September 6th, 2011

An irresponsibly random and certainly headache-inducing selection of YouTube videos in no logical order whatsoever that people who are not following me on Twitter will most probably have missed:

The amazing When Clive Was Alive by Rathergood (via Substrom)

Survival Research Lab’s A Bitter Message of Hopeless Grief from 1988 (via Binnorie)

Two chatbots talking to each other (via Valentina Tanni)

“If I was a hot dog everyone would love me!” (via Misanthropop)

Kiyohiko Senba & The Haniwa All-Stars feat. Demon Kogure (via Substrom)

Misanthropop loops Arino in I Can’t Leave You Alone

Godzilla Bukkake! (via Misanthropop)

Keine Ahnung: Im Himmel with violin by Hermann Kopp (via ILLFM)

BLERGH!

by Suzanne on August 22nd, 2011


© Wurzeltod, 2011

Lots of stuff happening (mainly of the bad and then worse kind). I have been watching lots of Gamecenter CX which I find incredibly therapeutic because it brings back so many childhood memories. I also find AD “Adventure Island 28 Hours Straight So Beautiful I Think I Cried” Urakawa immensely attractive and such a graceful gamer *cough* which might be another reason why I’m watching Arino play really obnoxious vintage games for hours on end. Oh well, we all have our weak spots.

In related old skool gaming news, can someone help Rob, Same Hat & I identify what PC88 / 98 or MSX2 game this screen shot is from. Ta!

Nothing much going on in the arts but it seems that decent exhibition programmes begin again in September, so let me just share some things that got stuck in my Twitter over the past few days.

DEPRESSING ART NEWS

Doubly sad times for censorship in Australia…

Robert Crumb cancels Australia show after being told he produces “crude and perverted images emanating from what is clearly a sick mind.” His answer?

“I have a lot of anxiety about having to confront some angry sexual assault crisis group.”

Jan Saudek photo withdrawn after child prostitution claim.
(thanks, Trevor!)

VERY sad times for the fantastic Odd Nerdrum who’s been sentenced to two years in prison for tax evasion.
(via Samantha Levin)

GENERAL WEIRDNESS

• Will Wiles for Cabinet Magazine on The Behavioral Sink

“Elsewhere, cannibalism, pansexualism, and violence became endemic. Mouse society had collapsed.”

• Mask of a 1970s-era Elvis Presley from Malawi at the Brooklyn Museum

“The painted wood mask, “Elvis” Mask for Nyau Society , was worn by a “secret society” made up of Chewu peoples during ceremonies and rituals.”

AUDIOVISUAL PLEASURES

Substrom made a really nice video for Clark. And by “really nice” I mean “NSFW”:

“We knew our ideals were high. The lower we sink, the less we care why.” (from Jeopardy by The Sound – cover art by the Stenberg Brothers):

Overtone singing with x-ray image made by the Dept. of Radiology at the CHUV Lausanne (via NotCot):