Archive for March, 2005
by Juju on March 30th, 2005
“This project consists of a luminous field of LED lights embedded into the entry walkway that respond to the presence of visitors; a massive display of lights on the building face that mirror the patterns of the entry; and video displays in the lobby and entry areas.”
This and more projects of interest at Electroland
Luang Sathorn Mansion- Sovite/Russian Embassy
I’m a sucker for any abandoned building, but an abandoned Soviet/Russian Embassy in Bangkok… that’s too much
Chilling children captured by Loretta Lux
by Suzanne G. on March 24th, 2005
LES BEAUX ARTS
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- II –
Invader will be signing a new publication at the opening tonight, March 24, 2005, 6 – 9 PM.
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Last Friday, Entropy8Zuper celebrated their 10th year online with
strippers, caviar & step dancing circus bears stimulating conversations and yet another fresh website design.
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INUTILES POUR PÂQUES
• Un Lapin
• Touch My Bunny exhibition
… and never forget that while the bunnies get all our attention these days, there’s thousands of alcoholic, legless orphan squirrel babies out there. They need our
credit cards love too!
I realized the other day that I’ll never be able to lead a happy and fulfilled life unless someone buys me Buck the Stag Animated Trophy. Yup. Now!
“Buck [...] works via remote control and wireless microphone. As well as singing, Buck can talk too – just speak into the mike, and your words will come out of his mouth. As he speaks Buck’s mouth, head and ears all move in a scarily lifelike fashion [...]
You don’t need to be in the same room as Buck to make him talk, which creates great potential for pranks. Why not set him up in your hallway or an office reception to greet visitors? [...]
Buck also features a motion sensor, and can spontaneously start singing when someone moves towards him – guaranteed to make guests jump out of their skin.”
SHORT-TERM MEMORY LOSS ADDENDUM
In other news, the ever amazing Drawn! blog has just announced that Seonna Hong and Tim Biskup have joined forces to create a clothing line called Gama-Go, with limited run shirts, toys, and accessories.
And finally, I’m glad to announce that Freyagushi is back online and ready to take orders for her adorable Hello Kitty corsets, Evil Nurse skirts and other weird fashion items.
You may have to reactivate some of your thread subscriptions though.
I’ll leave for Lucerne (a.k.a. Fluffy 56k Land) today and I’ll be away the entire next week. There’s about 150 unanswered emails in my inbox from the last three days only. o_O
I’m sorry but I won’t get a chance to reply to them until I’m back home.
Thank you kindly for your patience.
See you all in April!
by Juju on March 23rd, 2005
From those spiffing chaps at The Slingshot
Perhaps more appropriately placed in the forums but I didn’t want this to get lost…
Our Media are offering to host all sorts of media free, forever… I thought that might interest some readers, Spargluna that means you! I’d like to see more of your work
by Juju on March 21st, 2005
remind me of Christmas
A rather unusual collection of clocks
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, a psychedelic tale as if you doubted it for a second
by Suzanne G. on March 18th, 2005
This dart of love, whose piercing point, oft tried,
With virgin blood ten thousand maids have dyed
Which nature still directed with such art
That it through every cunt reached every heart -
Stiffly resolved, ‘twould carelessly invade
Woman or man, nor aught its fury stayed:
Where’er it pierced, a cunt it found or made -
Now languid lies in this unhappy hour,
Shrunk up and sapless like a withered flower.
(Excerpt from A Debt to Pleasure by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester)
© Miss Van
→ Opening reception is this Saturday, March 19th, 8 – 11 PM
Meanwhile, folks who live in the Bay Area should go visit Caitlin Kuhwald who’ll be opening her show this Saturday evening from 6 – 10 PM.
Stop by at the Low Gallery to see her newest paintings, have a glass of wine, and swallow some
paint caviar cheese.
All non-Californians are advised to have a look at Stephan Doitschinoff‘s spanking new website – featuring samples of his unique paintings, illustrations and murals. Ooooooh!
SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE CURVY
→ Click here for more details about CURVY II
© The late Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Institut Français Londres invites to a Jean-Paul Sartre Symposium that will start today – in a few hours in fact – and run until Saturday night.
“[...] Though Foucault disagreed with him philosophically, Sartre was the very model of the politicised thinker that he aspired to be; in fact, they frequently found themselves at the same barricades. So on the centenary year of his birth, the UK Society for Sartrean Studies is bringing together Sartreans from all over the world to speak on topics from his life to postmodernism, phenomenology, literature, among others.”
→ More details over at The Lecture List
→ Recent article on Sartre from NYT’s Ideas column
Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day, my dear Irish friends & otters.
Make sure you read The Onion’s historically profound Irish-Heritage Timeline, if you haven’t done so already…
Reason No. 4 To Have Kids:
hardly ever never suffocate when attacked by a facehugger.
If you’re a registered member of Thee Forum ov Psychick Blah, please don’t sign in or you’ll be directed to an error page. You can still read the threads as a guest though.
In totally unrelated news, I just performed the geekiest Google Image Search ever!
by Suzanne G. on March 16th, 2005
© David Stoupakis – click to enlarge
I know, I know.. Thee Forum ov Psychick Blah has been hacked again.
Please stop sending me emails and IMs concerning this, unless you really want to and can help.
All others please use the PayPal button at the end of this page and donate generously so that I can buy this time machine and travel back to March 15th, 2005, when I’ll still have enough time to upgrade the forum to
Not So Stable Version 2.0.13.
… And in happier news…
• Amy Winfrey is back with a spanking new webisode of her Making Fiends animation series.
by Juju on March 15th, 2005
Photography for all!
No more shall the masses be precluded from photographic endeavors through price alone, instructions (almost) and inspiration (most definitely) for a Pringles tube pinhole camera!
Japanese psychiatry never looked so good.
by Suzanne G. on March 13th, 2005
© The Duke of Prunes
The charming young lady above ate this blog entry twice.
And her appetite for HTML code is still not assuaged, as you can clearly see.
Just so you know how much I love you, dear reader.
DANIEL MARTIN DIAZ EST DE RETOUR…
Beautifully disturbing Daniel Martin Diaz is currently selling a limited edition (only 13 sets à… ahem… $2,500) of handprinted linoleum carvings entitled De Exorcismus et Supplicationibus Quibusdam.
The print set is accompanied by an essay that explores the intricacies of exorcism in the Catholic Church and provides an in-depth analysis of Diaz’s images.
→ Please visit Pressure Printing‘s website for further details.
… LE SURREALISME, MAN RAY ET …
Exhibited artists include:
Jean-Eugène-Auguste Atget, Hans Bellmer, Denise Bellon, Jacques-André Boiffard, Brassaï, Josef Breitenbach, André Breton, Claude Cahun, Georges Hugnet, Valentine Hugo, Louis-Jean-Baptiste Igout, Pierre Jahan, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Eli Lotar, Dora Maar, René Magritte, Man Ray, Marcel Mariën, Willy Maywald, E. L. T. Mesens, Lee Miller, Paul Nougé, Jean Painlevé, Gaston Paris, Roger Parry, Roger Schall, Jindrich Štyrský, Raoul Ubac, Robert Valençay, Wols.
N.B.: Make sure you visit the Kunsthalle‘s own library. They have a most impressive collection of catalogues raisonnés, as I could convince myself the last time I was in H’burg.
… MONSIEUR HANSEN AUSSI…
And yes, I’ve already submitted “Will you marry me?”.
About 17 times.
So, send your questions in to firstname.lastname@example.org before next Tuesday. Please put “Beck” in the subject line.
Hmm… I think I’d prefer my Mr Hansen with post-its instead of labels and without shirt… but that’s a totally different story…
→ Feature on Beck in anthemMag. *melts*
… ET EGALEMENT ROBERT CRUMB!
Robert Crumb is invading Merry Olde England with a show at the Whitechapel and a book promotion tour this March.
“[...] Maturing with Hippies in the Bay Area, Crumb’s life is a document to that other America: one that also belongs to Ware, Charles Burns and Harvey Pekar. Besides being an amusing storyteller, Crumb is first, and foremost, a brilliant draughtsman. [...]“
→ Don’t miss the Art Talk with Crumb on Friday, 18th March 2005, 8:20 PM @ the NFT.
→ The Londonist has all the necessary details on book signings, shows and lectures.
NOTE TO SELF
How come both Beck Hansen and Robert Crumb are fiddling around with their ties on the photographs above. Hmmm… I guess it has a similar subliminal meaning to the female gesture of adjusting a bra strap and I’ll probably file this under “Verlegenheitsgesten”.
Still, I should have definitely paid closer attention to Sigmund Freud’s
Zur Psychopathologie des Alltagslebens.
*Adjusts bra and smokes a cigar*
In other thrilling news, Chet Zar will go down in the annals of the History of Hypertext as the man with the best splash site ever!
by Juju on March 11th, 2005
© Ramon Ramirez @ Abnormis
Sorry Michelle poached their link from you
Dark Souls and Fear of Death brought to life by Gus Fink… he has Creeplings too… I love that word “Creeplings”… I’m adopting it
“The dark brooding colors remind me of my childhood murder-spree” oh but they do they really do!!!
“Why should your cannon be used to blast Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s cremated remains into the sky?”
I’ve currently got a barn owl in my freezer, dead you understand and dead before I found it I hasten to add. I’ve done the responsible notify the appropriate people bit and found out some history etc – which was interesting in itself but now I’d like to have the little angel stuffed or taxi’d as my friend nicely put it. Anyone got any idea how much this should cost me, or is the answer how much do you want to pay?
Thank you all kindly in advance, the thanks of course obligates someone somewhere to answer my plea.
by Suzanne G. on March 9th, 2005
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