Archive for February, 2005
by Juju on February 21st, 2005
© Neil Aldride
Hunter S Thompson has sadly committed suicide…
“(he) was an unflinching and acerbic chronicler of US counterculture.”
Rural Russian hand painted posters for contemporary films
Tattooed dolls, the plastic kind.
Microsoft linguistical help for challenged parents…
“ph”: often replaces “f,” as in “phear” for “fear” (as in “ph34r my l33t skillz”) and vice versa, such as spelling “phonetic” as “f0|\|371(.”
…uhuh so where’s the translation for M$ then?
Ninja’s and Pirates… yarrr!
“The whole of nature stinks of disintegration and decay… we are already in hell…” lovely little animations to cheer up your day.
by Suzanne G. on February 18th, 2005
Wondertoonel – A retrospective exhibition of the art of Mark Ryden featuring more than thirty artworks on display.
The exhibition will be traveling to Pasadena Museum of California Art on February 25th. Opening reception is from 8 to 11 PM.
→ Mark will be present for a catalog signing at the museum on February 27th, time t.b.d.
Please join the Flux Factory folks for a very special Flux Thursday on February 24th, 8 PM.
It’s the closing party for Paul Burn’s show Absolute Zero Nowhere – your very last chance to see Paul’s work in all its wintry splendor!
On February 19th, Moderna Museet in Stockholm will open Munch by Himself, a unique exhibition featuring the Norwegian artist’s self-portraits. Never before have so many of Munch’s self-portraits been brought together in one show.
This is an absolute must-see if you live in Sverige and/or if you’re one of those epileptic Munchaholics.
Matthew Porter – co-owner of Bluebottle Art Gallery – showcases a collection of brand new paintings at Artemis Gallery in Seattle. He’ll be showing 3 new pieces from his Cat that Ate the World series.
Artist reception is on February 19th, 6 – 9 PM
The Institut Français’ retrospective of one of European cinema’s most exuberant and controversial directors gives Londoners a rare chance to see his early work.
As always, Kultureflash has more details for those who are interested.
→ The retrospective runs from February 18th – 24th at the Ciné lumière
For Helvetistani folks living in the Zu-reich area:
Go and have a look at the 1 Year / 12 Months / 36 Zines exhibition – featuring all 36 Zines and the Zine Series Box published by the most inspiring Nieves Books folks throughout the last year.
→ Saturday, February 19th, From 2 – 6 PM @ Nieves Books, Hohlstrasse 122, Zurich.
In other bibliophile news, The Drama Online Store just released Art Prostitute 05. It features interviews with Gary Baseman, Tiffany Bozik, Kozyndan, and Cody Hudson as well as the freshest eyecandy on over 100 pages.
The cold’s gotten into my knee –
the old rugby injury, don’cha know –
and my knee’s blown out, and I’m
back on my walking stick. Lucky I
got a new one for Xmas. The handle
is a carved wooden cobra. It somehow
got knocked when it was brought
over to the house Xmas Eve, and it
now has a fang missed.
A cobra with one fang. Weirdly
apt for someone who turned 37
the other day.
So I’ve hobbled to the pub on my
walking stick, feeling like a right
idiot. I hate sticks. God knows what
I look like. Long leather jacket.
Headphones hanging out of the
pocket. Mountain-man beard.
Walking stick. Gimme a stupid hat
and a facial tic and I can be an
extra in a Wes Anderson movie.
Quirky Street Person #5.
Oh, I am cranky today.
- Warren Ellis (for BadSignal)
Happy belated birthday, my favourite grumpy Englishman and beloved leader!
by Juju on February 14th, 2005
Oh and from me and here’s your present see the Japanese do make better clocks than the Swiss
Ever wondered why you can’t remember your dreams? Don’t give a damn then skip this one. Actually the whole Freudian *masterpiece*, The Interpretation of Dreams, is here Now I managed that whole bit of text without one Freudian slip or cheap jibe, impressive huh
Vidi well, oh my brothers and sisters, vidi well.
by Suzanne G. on February 14th, 2005
(Found by HereticalPigeon – click to enlarge)
It’s my birthday.
It’s also Simon Pegg‘s birthday.
God, we’re old, Simon!
That is all.
Thank you kindly for your attention.
by Suzanne G. on February 13th, 2005
Pneumonia. Malaria. Cholera.”
(Found by Karen Leigh)
Yup, it’s that silly day soon…
Here are some ideas how you can get yourself through the most overrated day of the year alive and reasonably sane:
• Go to the mall and shoot random strangers with your Love Gun. And then…
And for all those who want to start preparing for next year’s debacle:
Subversive Cross Stitch has some new
curses patterns for you and your loved ones!
And don’t forget to check out Dame Darcy’s running Valentine auctions!
© Dame Darcy – click to enlarge
And finally, happy belated B-Day, my dear Michelle. I wanted to congratulate earlier, but my diary managing armadillo mixed up the dates. Anyway…
P.S.: Did you ever realize that we’re all Aquarians, Michelle & Juju?!?
Here’s my birthday shot for you:
In totally unrelated news, Mark Dery recently wrote an amazing blog entry about the phallic big toe and how it adds to the polymorphous perversity.
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A quick note from Steve Ash of the Dionysian Underground for all Londoners:
• Sun 20th Feb at 5:15PM
Fortean Ghost and Monster Walk (definitely last one this year!)
→ Meet outside Barbican Tube
• Sun 27th Feb at 5PM
The Trail of Spring Heeled Jack (and other 19th century weirdness)
→ Meet outside Bow Church DLR station
All walks £5 – unless you have a wyrd voucher.
(via Mark Pilkington)
Okay, now I’m scared… o_O
by Juju on February 11th, 2005
In a white room, ten cubes made of yellowish gelatine lay symmetrically on the floor. Each contain a voice coil from which audio-signals – spoken numbers from one to ten – are emitted. From outside the room, come “atmospheric” sounds and voices from a psychiatric ward.
Continuing on the sound production theme here’s an interesting approach to a drum machine.
Whispering imps on magic posters, mmm that’s right up my street that is – here’s a rather intriguing history of the devilish little blighters.
Miss Tod’s recent injury sparked a recollection of X-Rays and how much I enjoy them. Perhaps you do to? Some links to pursue.
Finally a cola advert that denigrates the church, at last I hear you all cry. My German may not be up to the task quite yet but some of you might even follow the message.
Oh and a little side rant about RFID tags… and so it begins…
by Suzanne G. on February 9th, 2005
© Dan Griggs – via the lovely Miss Cabinodd
Can you cough so hard that you strain your ribs?
Well, I obviously can!
I’d love to share this unique talent of mine and perform with a circus troupe if it only wouldn’t hurt so badly.
Lessons I learnt today:
Stripping in front of 4 assistant doctors who are in average 5 years younger than me isn’t really my kind of exhibitionistic fetish.
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© Kathie Olivas – click to enlarge
Featuring the work of:
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© Alex Gross – click to enlarge
Alex Gross recently updated his portfolio with a few new paintings.
Go have a gander.
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Jason Yungbluth was in a supermarket recently when he suddenly discovered a children’s book with the title “My Little Golden Book About God“.
For the safety of our race he has translated this book in the hopes that a resistance may arise.
→ Read the baby powder scented Final Solution of Our Enemies From Beyond otherwise known as: The Cuddly Menace
→ See photos from the Larvae/Panacea/Hecate live set in Lausanne
Also, a loud kawaa-aaaaiii-iiii for Mr Sakai who seems to be back in full force.
The organisers of the regular filth-fest that is Torture Garden have booked the basement club of the delightfully austere St. Matthew’s Church, at the foot of Brixton’s very own “pleasure Mile”, for this outrageous and profane Valentine’s event, the theme of which is “obsessive love”.
Yup, that’s me as a tentacled triclops doll.
Or something. o_O
Oh, and I got engaged to Dale Cooper
again over the weekend. Just so you know…
by Juju on February 4th, 2005
© The relevant artists, The Institut Drahomira
Some interesting work over there, worth a look I’d say.
Rather good if you can fight your way through the difficult controls of the movies and navigation. Not sure I’ve managed to see all that there is to see yet… remember to “zoom” for the text.
by Michelle on February 3rd, 2005
left to right: “Bunny Experiences Morbid Introspection”, “Bunny’s Airship”, & “Bunny Watches The Invasion From The Window”
© Valery Milovic
(click thumbnails for bigger)
(yaaaaaay for squid-things!)
The Comics Interpreter needs your support! This zine is currently threatening to go under, but for a mere $12 you can purchase the latest three issues, including interviews with James Jean, Paul Pope, Hans Rickheit, and Kozyndan. Nailbunny says: GOOD DEAL.
And Shoichi Aoki of Fruits fame is back with another installment of epilepsy-inducing Japanese street fashion in the upcoming Fresh Fruits, a new volume of photos selected from the pages of
FRUiTS magazine. Happy spazzing!
by Juju on February 2nd, 2005
SA Stormtroopers ov occultish d00m
“Occult-related crime means any human conduct that constitutes any legally recognized crime, the modus operandi of which relates to or emanates primarily from any belief or seeming belief in the occult, witchcraft, satanism, mysticism, magic, esotericism and the like. Included in the scope of occult-related crime are ritual muti/medicine murders, witch purging, witchcraft-related violence and sect-related practices that pose a threat to the safety and security of the Republic of South Africa and/or its inhabitants.”
Vintage risqué images from the Ivan Brunetti archives.
CSS, Zen and gardening…
Well not really but if you have more than a passing interest in web site design and what can be achieved using CSS this might tickle your fancy
Or perhaps you are a touch more morbid than that? You might prefer the National Museum of Funeral History although there will be every chance the nation in question is not your own.