Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Archive for September, 2004

Symmetry

by Suzanne G. on September 25th, 2004


Image via Dark Victoria – click to enlarge

Françoise Sagan

by Suzanne G. on September 25th, 2004

21st June 1935 – 24th September 2004

“Les gens ne croient plus à la mort.
Ils croient à l’usure.”

- Françoise Sagan, extrait de Réponses

Françoise Sagan was only 18 when her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, was published in 1954.
She is also the author of Incidental Music, A Certain Smile, A Fleeting Sorrow, Lost Profile, and The Painted Lady.

NYT obituary

Phew!

by Suzanne G. on September 25th, 2004

It’s done…

Voilà, les liens (click on buttons for pop-up lists):

*dies of cerebral haemorrhage and dehydration*

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ADDENDUM

Thanks for your blog suggestions, Corran! You can choose one of the following presents:

- A fluorescent plastic rosary
- My rotten wisdom tooth (date of OP: Jun 17, 2004)
- A copy of ALCAZAR #13 (a Turkish gay pr0n mag)
- A copy of LENORE – Noogies by Roman Dirge
- A (broken) ROBOCOP VHS video cassette in Hebrew
- My left sock (signed and numbered)

The Cat With Hands

by Suzanne G. on September 24th, 2004


By Robert Morgan – click here to watch

Today, I found an old favourite of mine… it’s a little gem of a film that tells the mysterious story of a cat who, the legend has it, wants to become human…

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Efficiency

by Suzanne G. on September 23rd, 2004


via The Presurfer – click to enlarge

In 1954, scientists from the RAND Corporation created a model to illustrate how a so-called “home computer” could look like in the year 2004…

Your Help Needed!

by Suzanne G. on September 22nd, 2004


© Jake & Dinos Chapman
(click on thumbnails for detailed view)

Jake & Dinos Chapman’s “Insult to Injury” etchings (après Francisco de Goya’s “Disasters of War”) are currently exhibited at Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Germany.

I’ve been searching the web for high resolution pictures of the series, but sadly, I wasn’t very successful (c.f. pictures above).

I’d be very grateful if anyone who owns an exhibition catalogue or a Chapman monograph, could email me further infos or even scans of the reworked Goya etchings.

Thank you very much in advance!

Book of Shadows

by Suzanne G. on September 22nd, 2004

  
  
© Henry Bursill
(click on thumbnails for detailed view)

“… Of course the Shadows are not to be reproduced perfectly, on “one trial only”; but I believe that in each case I have drawn the due position of the fingers with such care, that the most difficult subject may be accomplished after a few minutes; nor need ingenious youth or parental fondness confine their endeavours to the sketches contained in this book. With a little ingenuity and some patience, new shadows may be produced; and not unfrequently figures appear that one never dreamed of attempting…”

- Henry Bursill, preface to “Hand Shadows To Be Thrown Upon The Wall”, December 1858

→ Click here for more sketches

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Note to Self:

Where on earth has the web gone today?
Am I all alone out here?!?…
*knocks on monitor screen*… hmm…

Drunk on Turpentine

by Suzanne G. on September 22nd, 2004

Merry autumnal equinox, my dears…


© Katharien – click to enlarge

Ebrio de trementina

Ebrio de trementina y largos besos,
estival, el velero de las rosas dirijo,
torcido hacia la muerte del delgado día,
cimentado en el sólido frenesí marino.

Pálido y amarrado a mi agua devorante
cruzo en el agrio olor del clima descubierto,
aún vestido de gris y sonidos amargos,
y una cimera triste de abandonada espuma.

Voy, duro de pasiones, montado en mi ola única,
lunar, solar, ardiente y frío, repentino,
dormido en la garganta de las afortunadas
islas blancas y dulces como caderas frescas.

Tiembla en la noche húmeda mi vestido de besos
locamente cargado de eléctricas gestiones,
de modo heroico dividido en sueños
y embriagadoras rosas practicándose en mí.

Aguas arriba, en medio de las olas externas,
tu paralelo cuerpo se sujeta en mis brazos
como un pez infinitamente pegado a mi alma
rápido y lento en la energía subceleste.

- Pablo Neruda: “Ebrio de trementina”
(click here for a very vague translation)

Madre De Muerte

by Suzanne G. on September 21st, 2004


© Dave Leamon – click to enlarge

Oh, and it looks like Mr NotSoSimpleTon (a.k.a. Mr BigNippleOfCanada) tried to secretly update his sp00ky website without me noticing. Well, nice try that! ;)

His new design is eerier than ever and reminded me of the best days of Oculart.

Thank fuck for Macromedia®!

P.S.: I have a cold. Please buy me books. Thankies! :)

→ EDIT: Over 50.000 visitors to my website… *swoons*… thank you – I’m speechless…

Hacking The Future

by Suzanne G. on September 21st, 2004

  
  
© Heidi Taillefer
(click on thumbnails for detailed view)

“J’ai toujours été attirée par le bizarre, par les choses étranges, particulièrement les squelettes. Toute jeune, je vouais une réelle fascination à la nature. Je ramenais souvent des animaux morts à la maison et je les observais sous toutes leurs coutures…”

- Heidi Taillefer, interviewée par Robert Bernier dans PARCOURS

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Picture index:

(From top to bottom, left to right)

Heidi Taillefer: Detritus of Devotion, 1999
Heidi Taillefer: Oenophile, 2003
Heidi Taillefer: Lady and the Tramp, 2004
Heidi Taillefer: Partly Shroudy, 2001
Heidi Taillefer: Venus Envy, 1999