Archive for April, 2005
by Juju on April 29th, 2005
The specific commodities that we procure include luxury goods and services from the following sectors: FMCG, Leisure, Automotive, Aeronautic, Supernatural and Textile.
All commodities are expressly intended for the individual with whom
a contract is entered into. Once a soul is traded, it is wholly
Sable & Shuck
En el interior del cuerpo humano
Reopening old wounds… a return to biological visual delights (yes yes I know I’m obsessed)
Whilst depriving myself of sleep and much needed circulation to my legs last weekend at Dead By Dawn I had an epiphany or perhaps it was just some sort of reaction to the abuse I was subjecting myself to. The long and short of it was that I should try and find some of the short films online to share… so here’s the first two.
Duck Children – Sam Walker and the rest from Arm and Eye films
Monsters – Rob Morgan, I actually much preferred his animations but sadly I couldn’t locate any of them online – but I am tempted to buy his DVD
Anyone been to see Kutlug Ataman’s Kuba? It looks pretty interesting to me but there is no way I can manage to go
Love taxidermy but squeamish about the squishy bits? The solution is here!
by Suzanne G. on April 28th, 2005
© yakmonkey – click to enlarge
by Suzanne G. on April 28th, 2005
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
ART SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS
29 April 2005
Opening of Shen Shaomin’s Creature Factory show at Galerie Urs Meile (Lucerne, CH)
I’ll definitely be there…
30 April 2005
→ All works will be showcased on the gallery website starting April 29th.
1 May 2005
6 May 2005
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
• 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)
15 May 2005
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.
• From the always inspiring Spoilt Victorian Child mp3 blog comes this truly magic little gem:
And now for something completely different… A BOX!
(Uhmm… thanks, Damien)
HAPPY PR0N CORNER
Good news for erotica & pr0n blog fans:
Yes, we’re very concerned too. o_O
Reason No. 6 To Have Kids:
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.
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.
© me – click to enlarge
by Suzanne G. on April 26th, 2005
© Jan Saudek (1)
(click to enlarge)
One night I heard a noise. I looked out the window. He saw me. “Close the window and go back to sleep. There’s a fire at the reactor. I’ll be back soon.”
I didn’t see the explosion itself. Just the flames. Everything was radiant. The whole sky. A tall flame. And smoke. The heat was awful. And he’s still not back. The smoke was from the burning bitumen, which had covered the roof. He said later it was like walking on tar.
At seven in the morning I was told he was in the hospital. I ran there but the police had already encircled it, and they weren’t letting anyone through, only ambulances. The policemen shouted: “The ambulances are radioactive stay away!” [...]
I saw him. He was all swollen and puffed up. You could barely see his eyes. [...]
I tell the nurse: “He’s dying.” And she says to me: “What did you expect? He got 1,600 roentgen. Four hundred is a lethal dose. You’re sitting next to a nuclear reactor.”
(Lyudmilla Ignatenko, wife of a fireman)
On April 26, 1986, the No 4 reactor at the Chernobyl power station blew apart. Facing nuclear disaster on an unprecedented scale, Soviet authorities tried to contain the situation by sending thousands of ill-equipped men into a radioactive maelstrom.
Please take some minutes of your time today to visit The Guardian‘s special report on the Ukraine
Jan Saudek: Susanne (1979)
Jan Saudek: Fate Descends towards the River Leading Two Innocent Children (1970)
Jan Saudek was born on May 13, 1935, the son of a bank clerk in Prague. His father survives the Theresienstadt concentration camp where his six brothers die.
by Juju on April 21st, 2005
Michael Goesele, New York based photographer & designer
Hollywood native Elizabeth Mcgrath frequently featured but worth another look, go on you know you want to…
Casket Furniture it’s like Ikea for goffik types it is
To close, Dead by Dawn In Edinburgh from tonight right through until Sunday late, a very few
inconvenient necessary breaks in between. No prizes for guessing what Juju is doing this weekend.
by Suzanne G. on April 17th, 2005
© Marion Peck – click to enlarge
A limited edition catalogue will be available during the show.
JAMES IN EISNERLAND
© James Jean – click to enlarge
TINE IN PSYCHOLAND
© Tine Drefahl – click to enlarge
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)
ALL THINGS UNSOFT, NASTY & ILLICIT
• 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.
ALL THINGS SHIFTING, FOREIGN, OBSCURE & SHADOWY
© Harri Halme – click to enlarge
• 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.
ALL THINGS FECAL, ROUGH, EARTHLY & GOREY
• 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!
ALL THINGS WYRD
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).
ALL THINGS UNDER YOUR FLOORBOARDS
“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.
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.
(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!)
Reason No. 5 To Have Kids:
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?
… AND NOW FOR FOUR THINGS…
… completely wooo!:
This is just in:
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.
Great work folks!
Phew. That’s all for this week, or, as our beloved leader would say:
“Exeunt stage right, waving me big stick.”
by Suzanne G. on April 13th, 2005
“Le tableau est fini quand il a effacé l’idée.”
(Georges Braque dans Le jour et la nuit)
(via The Onion in History | April 13, 1916)
Illustration by Plonk & Replonk, entitled “The Influence of Post-Cubist Futurism on the City Skyline of Zurich”
by Suzanne G. on April 10th, 2005
If you’re reading this, it’s high time to tune in to ae HQ and listen to Autechre’s amazing live broadcast.
by Suzanne G. on April 2nd, 2005
Byebye, Karol Wojtyla.
I’ll dearly miss your drooling lips, your epileptic moves and your crazy rolling eyes on TV.
Yours in neverending love,
Sister Suzanna Innocentia Wurzeltod
by Suzanne G. on April 1st, 2005
Okay.. okay.. BREATHE!
I always knew that April and October are the two most prolific months of the art calendar, but I really don’t remember such a manic April as now in 2k+5!
But please see for yourself – and remember that what I’m listing here is just a very eclectic selection of what’s going on at a gallery near you…
POUR VOS YEUX
- I -
Yellow Onion show @ Outré Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
→ Opening: Tonight, April 1, 2005, 7 PM
→ Book & toy signing: April 2, 2005, noon – 2 PM
- II -
Series of events & concerts with music by Death by Doll and the usual stunning artworks/books/comics/fashion/dolls by Dame Darcy in Seattle & Portland, USA
→ Seattle event: Black Chandelier store, April 2, 2005, 7 PM – onward
→ Portland event: Co 7 Gallery, April 3, 2005, 3 PM – onward
- III -
JAPAN SOCIETY SHOW
Little Boy – exhibition at the Japan Society in New York curated by the amazing Takashi Murakami.
→ Runs: April 8 – July 24, 2005
- IV -
ALTERNATIVE PRESS EXPO (APE)
The ultimate APE returns to San Francisco and once again presents a fine line-up of special guests including Seth, James Sturm, Jhonen Vasquez & Lauren Weinstein.
→ Runs: April 9 – 10, 2005
- V -
What Leaves Track show @ Junc Gallery, L.A., USA
→ Opening: April 2, 2005, 7 – 10 PM
(Artist will be in attendance)
- VI -
DETH P. SUN
This Is Heavenly show @ Bluebottle Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
→ Opening: April 2, 2005, 7 – 10 PM
- VII -
JASON SHO GREEN
Presentation of new works @ Art Star Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
→ Runs: April 1 – May 15, 2005
- VIII -
Nothing Ever Happens show @ The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, USA
→ Runs: April 1 – May 29, 2005
- IX -
Show in memoria of Zdzislaw Beksinski who was found stabbed to death at his Warsaw home at the end of February 2005.
The exhibition takes place at the Copro/Nason Gallery, Culver City, CA, USA.
→ Runs: March 26 – May 1, 2005
- X -
JEREMY FISH & BIGFOOT
Beasts of Burden show @ The LAB 101 Gallery, Culver City, CA, USA
→ Opening: April 2, 2005, 6 – 9 PM
In related art news, Trevor Brown has released a lovely bunch of new Miss Sticky cards & posters today, Scott Radke finished 5 new puppets, Mademoiselle Susie Ghahremani reopened her delicious BoyGirlParty Shoppe and Mark Pilkington announced the launch of Strange Attractor – Journal II.
Hurrah for Eeeevil!
Hurrah for slimy swamp thingies with tentacles!
And hurrah for Lithuanian right-wing politicians nuzzling their mics!
À propos, Making Fiends comes in Russian now.
BECK HANSEN APPRECIATION CORNER
I have a weird suspicion that Mumbleboy is also responsible for this massive psychedelic shit. It would
justify explain a lot.
On rainy spring evenings like these, I often ask myself whether my life wouldn’t be more fulfilled if I were a herpes virus and lived on Ziyi Zhang’s upper lip.
Have a nice weekend.