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Archive for August, 2006

You shouldn’t let poets lie to you

by Suzanne on August 22nd, 2006


© Suzanne G.Bobo, The One-Armed Vampire Teddy From Hell – click to enlarge

Die Welt: Wie haben Sie den Tod Ihrer Frau überwunden?

Pogorelich: [...] Sie hatte alles, Herkunft, Erziehung, Schönheit, Talent und Freundlichkeit. Sie überstrahlte alles wie ein Komet. Man konnte mit ihr freilich nie ausruhen, sie war immer aktiv.

Selbst im Tod war sie noch die Prinzessin, als die sie geboren wurde.

Sie hatte Leberkrebs.

Als sie starb, explodierte die Leber und in ihrem letzten Kuss überschüttete sie mich mit schwarzem Blut. Ich sah aus wie das Phantom der Oper. Mein Haar war völlig verklebt. Ich wollte es nicht wegwischen. Und als man uns mit Champagner kondolierte, da war ich immer noch voll mit ihrem Blut. Aber jeder hat das verstanden. Das war wie bei Jackie Kennedy, die ihr mit dem Hirn ihres Mannes besudeltes Kostüm nicht wechseln wollte [...].

(Ivo Pogorelich interviewed about the death of his wife (et al.) by Die Welt)

INTERNA

i) Yes, I know… I haven’t been answering your emails and/or comments lately. That’s because I was on holidays for three weeks and currently have about 380 emails in the answering queue. Sorry about that.

ii) For very obscure nostalgic reasons, I bought a pair of Dr. Martens in the size that I had when I got my first pair on my 13th birthday. Sadly, they won’t let me return nor exchange them. So if you’re a size 5 (UK), this is your ultimate chance to get a pair of hardly worn classic 8-eyelet Docs for only $60. Actually, I’ll make it $50 for you. Yay! Click here for details.

iii) Your advice on tattoo designs is needed here. Gracias.

PRO OCULIS – UPDATED PORTFOLIO SITES & E-ZINES


© Femke Hiemstra – click to enlarge

Cheval Noir | Dan May | Daniel Hyun Lim | Femke Hiemstra | Jeremiah Ketner | Kelly Tunstall | Kent Williams | Kenzo Minami | Linn Olofsdotter | LostFishMarci Washington | OgiRuby Mag | Sam Smith

MOVING IMAGES


Still from TV Goes Directly Into You

Björk: TV Goes Directly Into You‘You shouldn’t let poets lie to you…’

Marlene Dietrich: Fashion Side, Part II‘The devil is a woman…’ (via The Reverse Cowgirl)

INTERVIEWS


© Chris Ryniak – click to enlarge

Chris Ryniak Q+A (by Atomic Threat)

Chris Sickels interview (by Illustration Mundo)

NEW E-BOOKS

Alice in Wonderland (by Lewis Carroll / English / Ill.)

Swimming Scientifically Taught (by Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton / English / Ill. / Wurzeltod® recommendation!)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by Mark Twain / English / Ill.)

PSYCHICK WEBSITE OV THEE DAY

Internet Soul Portraits – Gallery of the biggest sites on the net stripped of their text, with only their graphics remaining. (via K10k)

PSYCHICK BLOG OV THEE DAY

BBC NEWS | The Editors | Pronunciation unit – A guide to words and names in the news.

RECOMMENDED EXHIBITIONS


© Camille Rose Garcia at Outré Gallery – click to enlarge

Kathie Olivas, Chet Zar & Naoto Hattori at CoproNason Gallery in Santa Monica, USA.

→ Opened: 19 August 2006 | Closes: 9 September 2006 | Previews: Kathie Olivas, Naoto Hattori | Press release to Kathie Olivas

Flaunt at Junc Gallery in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Opened: 19 August 2006 | Featuring: Amy Ross, Camilla Engman, Jen Corace, Eric Beltz, et al.

Yosuke Ueno & Friends at La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006 | Also featuring: Christopher Umana, Martin Wittfooth, et al.

Pleasure Little Treasure at Stay Gold Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006 | Featuring: Lisa Alisa and Hiroki Otsuka

Chris Ware at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, USA.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006

Unknown Weegee at the International Center of Photography in New York, USA.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006 | NYT review

Hans Bellmer – Ingenieur des Eros at Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Germany.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006 | Portal Kunstgeschichte review

Henri Cartier-Bresson – Photographien und Zeichnungen at Ludwiggalerie Schloss Oberhausen in Oberhausen, Germany.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006 | Portal Kunstgeschichte review

Rineke Dijkstra: Portraits at Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague, Czech Republic.

→ Remains through: 27 August 2006

The Treasures of Long Gone John at Outré Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.

→ Remains through: 29 August 2006 | Group exhibition featuring: Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Camille Rose Garcia, et al.

Receiver Guest Artists Show at Receiver Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

→ Remains through: 29 August 2006 | Featuring: Ogi, Henry Lewis, Kelly Tunstall, Marci Washington, et al.

Derek Nobbs at Optic Nerve Arts Gallery in Portland, USA.

→ Opening: 31 August 2006, 6 – 9 PM | PDF posterBuy prints by Derek Nobbs at the WurzelShoppe!

always the love, always the years, always the hours…

by Suzanne on August 12th, 2006



© Ruth Claxton – via vvork – click on images to enlarge

Ich küsse die Luft,
Ich umarme die Wärme der Nächte.
Mir ist, es müsse von meinem Harme, meinem Sehnen
Aus der Leere dein Auge aufsprießen,
Zu mir fließen dein blauender Blick.
Sonne brütet,
Sommergras glüht,
Vom roten Mohn sprüht brünstiger Schein.
Ich strecke die Arme,
Erbarme dich, Licht,
Mich küssen hungrige Nächte.

(Max Dauthendey, 1867-1918)

PRO OCULIS – UPDATED PORTFOLIO SITES & E-ZINES


© Ken Wong – click to enlarge

Brandt PetersBrian RawsonCaia Koopman | CandyKiller (again!) | Chad Verrill | Clandestina n°45EyeSuck Ink | Fernando Falcone | Fernando TabaneraGroup Show n°6Honey Eat Your Salad | If You Could | Jasper WongJeff Cohen | Julie Blackmon | Kahn & SelesnickKen WongLori FieldMarion Peck | Mark HosfordMartin Wittfooth | Shift n°117 | Tancrede SzekelyToothJuice

MOVING IMAGES


Still from Pan’s Labyrinth

Bendito Machine – Short Incaesque silhouette flash movie about hate and war. (via Festival International du Cinéma d’Animation)

Pan’s Labyrinth – Promo trailer for the haunting fairy tale produced by Alfonso Cuarón, del Toro, Frida Torresblanco and Bertha Navarro. (Official site – via ArtDorks)

What A Wonderful Day – A moral tale about an adorably megalomaniac little bunny on a hill; created by Philip Eddolls.

RECOMMENDED EXHIBITIONS


© Marion Peck at Roq La Rue Gallery – click to enlarge

Lopsided Soup at ThinkSpace Gallery in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Opening reception: 11 August 2006, 7 – 11 PM | Featuring: Lesley Reppeteaux & Myna Sonou | Special Signing: 19 August 2006, 2 – 5 PM w/Lesley Reppeteaux | Press Release | Preview show | Purchase Lesley Reppeteaux’s limited edition dioramae

Undertow 2 at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, USA.

→ Opening reception: 11 August 2006, 6 – 9 PM | Featuring: Marion Peck, Eric White, Carrie Ann Baade, et al. | Preview show

Group Show Number Two at Corey-Helford Gallery in Culver City, USA.

→ Opening reception: 12 August 2006, 7 – 10 PM | Featuring: Korin Faught, Scott Saw, et al.

• Shomei Tomatsu’s Skin of the Nation at SFMOMA in San Francisco, USA.

→ Closing: 13 August 2006

Kerri Jamison‘s Off Peak at the Minnesota Center for Photography in Minneapolis, USA.

→ Closing: 13 August 2006

Back then at the Toyroom Gallery in Sacramento, USA.

→ Opening reception: 18 August 2006 | Featuring: Todd Lawson & Shaunna Peterson

NEW E-BOOKS

Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (by Lewis Carroll / English / Ill.)

Applied Psychology for Nurses (by Mary F. Porter / English)

Dracula (by Bram Stoker / English)

Fairies and Folk of Ireland (by William Henry Frost / English / Ill.)

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (by Leonardo da Vinci / English)

INTERVIEWS

Alan Moore interview I (by A.V. Club)

Alan Moore interview II (by Nerve)

Daniel Clowes questionnaire (by ReadyMade)

Jim Woodring podcast interview (by Ian Greeb)

Kara Walker questionnaire (by Frieze)

Lint Museum interview (by Pop Thirteen)

Michael Kupperman interview (by The Comics Reporter)

The Cloven Prada® Bunny

by Suzanne on August 11th, 2006


‘L’art est (aussi) inutile (que la mode), rentrez chez vous.’

(Ben Vautier and Suzanne G.)


The Cloven Bunny © Mark Ryden – click to enlarge


The Blood Show © Paco Peregrin – via foto_decadent – click to enlarge

Cryptolanguages

by Juju on August 8th, 2006


Cryptolanguages

At long last I now know some real examples of thieves cant

I’ve been doing a little bit of reading on Cryptolanguages or Cyptolects… secret languages used to communicate within a group without outsiders knowing what’s going on.

Great examples of this would be Leet, Fenya or Rechtub klat which you might remember from The Adventure Game as well as The Hard Word. Lots more examples to be found on Wikipedia.

Studio Job’s Perished, an interesting set of skeletal furniture, is nice but maybe not quite as inspired as the Leather Face’s work from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


Enironment Transformer – are apparently appliances that change sensory impressions… looks like a great way to play Fly to me :) Oh but that’s not all they have more… Mind Expander, Oasis and more

Money makes art… Christopher Wilde’s currency collages…


I’ve always been a big fan of pinball, not that I’m any good at it I just like it. Kevin Tiel has some nice shots of pinball on his site

Happiness
Apparently
people in Britian aren’t too happy, no surprise there then… but of
the 178 nations we came 108th and the US 150th – that really is a bit
of a surprise… The BBC article is quite good goes on to talk about resource consumption versus happiness, well worth the read. Consume or be happy!!!

It’s festival time again in Edinburgh so as a native I get to grouch about the vast influx of people and my inability to move from one part of the city to another without ducking juggling clubs, firey wands etc etc… On the plus side I do get to do fun things from time to time. I saw The Luminescent Orchestrii last night at the Spiegel Tent, great time – they are on for a couple more nights I think. If you ever get a chance… well worth your while.

If you’ve not seen these… you owe it to yourself you really do…
Faust, the F. W. Murnau‘s masterpiece (both on the Internet Archive and Google Video.

Nosferatu, another Murnau’s classic is available at Archive and google and as torrent.

The Golem: 1915 version and 1920 version.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (internet archive and google video)

– Fritz Lang’s M. (Google video and internet archives)

Destiny, by Fritz Lang again on google video.

Blagged from http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com in the name of art…