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Weeeee! Cabinet Issue 28 on "Bones"

by Suzanne on February 2nd, 2008


© Cabinet Magazine

Have any US readers got their copies yet? I'd be very grateful for reviews on whether #28 is really worth buying - Cabinet is rather expensive here in the Olde World, but the contents look deadly fascinating...

Cabinet

Issue 28, with a special section on "Bones"
available now.

Spine-tingling! Rib-tickling!

Robert Harbison on the catacombs of Palermo
Michael Paulus submits Charlie Brown to an x-ray
Michael Sappol & Eva Åhrén on medical student tomfoolery
Christopher Turner on the trepanation-state
Mark C. Taylor on the reanimating properties of the ossified
Sina Najafi interviews D. Graham Burnett on a whale of a court case
Brian Selznick & David Serlin unearth the dinosaur skeletons of Waterhouse Hawkins

(via e-flux)

Now that's what I call inspiring art journalism!

This Blog Hasn't Achieved Anything Noteworthy in 2007 and Doesn't Have Any Fucking Plans for 2008

by Suzanne on January 5th, 2008


Angel by Marc Quinn - P.S.: Any anti-abortion comments will be deleted immediately due to my maaaad totalitarian censorship powers as this is quite plainly a sculpture of a skeletal child, not a statement against abortion.

Marc Quinn - who once gained somewhat dubious fame as a YBA with a self-portrait bust made out of his own frozen blood is showing his works to the Canadian art crowd until tomorrow evening.

The YBAs may not be terribly young anymore, and about as British as a Tiki goddess, but they still seem to hit the headlines with more or less artistic endeavours and are obviously still shocking enough to be exported to the Commonwealth for solo exhibitions. Fair enough.

I wish I could tell you more about which works are being featured in this retrospective, however, the DHC/ART gallery has some of the worst and inaccessible flash navigation known to iMankind. Camino, Firefox & Safari all failed at getting beyond the 3rd image of Quinn's online portfolio. Oh well.. I guess you have to find out for yourself whether the show is worth seeing.

At least trusty old e-flux was kind enough to unveil that Angel (c.f. image above) is one of the installation pieces on show. And personally, I think that you cannot possibly see enough larger than life-sized skeletons in a lifetime. So there.

On a side note, Angel also graces the cover of a relatively new publication I bought entitled Eretica - The Transcendent and the Profane in Contemporary Art - which is presently in the gifted hands of Alex.

The sole reason why this book deserves a mention on this blog is of course its eclectically and intelligently selected illustrations and the
very surprising fact that the author could write an entire essay on post-modern art blah blah without using the words "hybrid" and "aura" (at least not until page 12 where I passed out) which per se is quite an achievement for any modern art historian. Also, the 18276 mentions of "post-human" or "post-humanism" can probably be explained by the fact that there are 237 different words that mean "post-human" in the original Italian version of the book. Oh well.. it's still a nice addition to ones bookshelf, I suppose.

INTERNA

i) I've never had such lazy UK holidays before. However, I finally got around to visit the Wellcome Collection - which was a lot smaller than I expected but nevertheless quite entertaining. The Seeing is Believing exhibition at the Photographers' Gallery was a bit of a disappointment and didn't really bring any further insight. À propos disappointments: The post-smoking-ban CroBar made my brother and I really depressed. So depressed that we sadly missed the chance to meet up with Corran & Mike. The ICA still has one of the finest art book shops and Brighton has improved its attractiveness by 520% over the past ten years which is probably due to the fact that Alex lives there now.

ii) Wikipedia sentence that made me happy today:

"His other empirical investigations included providing convincing evidence that lemmings were rodents and not, as some thought, spontaneously generated by the air [...]"

(Wiki entry on Ole Worm)

iii) No, I have no idea what's wrong with my website and why it keeps vanishing these days. I contacted my host the other day and they said that they discovered a glitch which they fixed but it still seems rather unstable to me. Hmmm...

I guess I should finally upgrade to the newest version of WP. Any last words of warning are highly welcome as upgrades tend to scare the hell out of me.

Spring's Here - Polish Your Robotic Arms!

by Suzanne on March 11th, 2007


© Brian Walker - click to enlarge

Hi, I'm Suzanne. I used to blog here on a more or less regular basis and you might remember me from the driver's ed film "Alice's Adventures through the Windshield Glass".

Anyway. I'm back and I have absolutely nothing to report. The fact that I still feel the urge to write these lines is the final proof that I'm a real "blogger". Yay!

Still, the world around me has evolved tremendously in these past few weeks:

There was a total lunar eclipse, the Swiss finally went to war against neighbouring Lichtenstein, monsieur Jean Baudrillard passed away, Jennifer Mee stopped hiccuping, my armadillo got quarantined due to a maggot infection, I ate 1.7 litres of Mövenpick® of Switzerland's caramelita ice cream in less than 34 minutes, I had 9 nosebleeds stigmata and 5 headaches, I saw the Chi Rho symbol on the steamy bathroom tiles, I hit myself 8 times on the head with a rather sharp object because the NIN concert at Volkshaus is sold out, I got a beautiful framed drawing from Jessica McCourt, an adorable print from Kate O'Brien & a rather obscene lollipop from the sweet Jessica Joslin, I got lost in the forest (twice) and I got a spam email that said "Pony rides - 25 cents - 2 for 50!"

What wondrous times we live in.

P.S.: For those who wondered: Yes, I have captchas in all my contact / ordering forms now. So it's totally normal if you see either of these messages after sending something to me:

PRO OCULIS - UPDATED PORTFOLIO SITES & E-ZINES


© Bernd Preiml - click to enlarge

Amy Sol | Bernd Preiml | Christa Parravani | DouArt | Elizabeth Shupe | EyeSuck Ink | Jessica McCourt | Locher's | Marc Yankus | Natasha Gudermane | Nicole McConville | Nihil Nil | Not So Simpleton / Distant Air | Sam Weber | Susan Jamison | Vertico's Puppets | Víctor Castillo | Zu Pan

INTERVIEWS


Dream of the Hungry Ghost by Colette Calascione - click to enlarge

Bill Viola interview (by ArtInfo)

Chris Scarborough interview (by The Extra Finger)

Colette Calascione interview (by ArtInfo)

Gregory Crewdson interview (by ArtInfo)

Jennifer Nehrbass interview (by The Extra Finger)

Jenny Bird interview (by The Extra Finger)

Jeremy Fish interview (by Crown Dozen)

Kristian Olson interview (by The Little Chimp Society)

Mary Ellen Mark interview (by ArtInfo)

Sam Weber interview (by Heavy Backpack)

NEW E-BOOKS

Fantastic Fables (by Ambrose Bierce / English)

Heidi (by Johanna Spyri / English / Ill.)

Paradise Lost (by John Milton / English)

Persuasion (by Jane Austen / English)

Pride and Prejudice (by Jane Austen / English / Audio)

The Canterville Ghost (by Oscar Wilde / English / Audio)

Über Psychoanalyse (by Sigmund Freud / German / Wurzeltod® recommendation)

The Early Flowering

by Suzanne on January 9th, 2007


   
© Timothy Cummings - click to enlarge | Interview with TC | TC's Spot Portraits

'It is through Art, and through Art only, that we can realise our perfection;
through Art, and through Art only, that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence.'

(Oscar Wilde in: The Critic as Artist, 1891)

(TINY) PRO OCULIS - UPDATED PORTFOLIO SITES


Sparklepus © Ana Bagayan - click to enlarge

Akif Hakan Celebi | Ana Bagayan | Audrey Kawasaki | Jono Rotman | Julie Morstad | K. Louise Judd | Mark Squires | Mars-1 | Mia Makila | Naoto Hattori | Yelda Yilmaz

MOVING IMAGES


Stills from Broken Boy Soldier - click to enlarge

Broken Boy Soldier - The Raconteurs' new video featuring an adorable squirrel with a hazelnut cannon AND an armadillo. Yes! Directed by the incredible Madame Sigismondi, produced by Revolver Film Company.

Us - One of my favourite Regina Spektor videos which I thought I had posted here before. But obviously not. Directed by the lovely Adria Petty.

Samson - Another Spektor song. Directed in M.C. Escher style by Peter Sluszka (who was Director of Animation for Us), produced by Hornet Inc.

NEW E-BOOKS / AUDIO BOOKS


Le Chaperon rouge © A. Capendu - via Katja B.

Pop-up and Movable Books (Wurzeltod® recommendation / via Katja B.)

Candide (by Voltaire / English)

Heidi (by Johanna Spyri / English / Audio)

The Devil's Dictionary (by Ambrose Bierce / English)

The Frogs (by Aristophanes / English)

POINTLESS REMARKS THAT NO-ONE WILL READ ANYWAY

N° 1

My artist friends sent me the best New Year's cards ever: Trevor Brown's card | Craoman's card

N° 2

Could someone please get me the official Withnail Coat for my birthday on St Val's Day? Cheers!

A Forest

by Suzanne on November 20th, 2006


© Julia Fullerton-Batten (detail) - click for full picture

Die Toten meiner Jahrtausende
Sind auferstanden. Meiner Väter Blick
Ging über mich, es wandelte
Leicht die Nähe der Erwachenden.

Im Abend aber entschliefen sie
Plötzlich; aus ihren Augenhöhlen
Brachen Blumen, ihres Atems Stille griff
Nach meinem Herzen, eine blaue Hand.

(Wald by Maria Luise Weissmann, 1899-1929)

PRO OCULIS - UPDATED PORTFOLIO SITES & E-ZINES


November: She Disappeared © Derek Nobbs¹

CandyKiller | Daniel Martin Diaz | Derek Nobbs | Eduardo Recife | Esao Andrews (back with yet another adorable site design!) | JapiHonoo | Jinyoung Shin | Julianna Swaney | Kahn & Selesnick² | KunstKrake | LensCulture | Luka Skalabrin | Luke Feldman | Marc Burckhardt | Miniature Mouse | Ruby Mag #12 | Ruth Gwily | Sarah Joncas | Tasty Soil |  Teodoru Badiu | Yosuke Ueno | YouYesYou

Also: ArtDorks est mort. Vive ArtDorks!

NEW E-BOOKS / AUDIO BOOKS

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (by Mark Twain / English / Audio)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (by Lewis Carroll / English / Audio)

Andersen's Fairy Tales (by Hans Christian Andersen / English / Audio)

Auf der Galerie (by Franz Kafka / German / Audio)

Beowulf (by Anonymous / English / Audio)

Beyond Good and Evil (by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche / English / Audio)

Die Leiden des jungen Werther (by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / German / Audio)

Dracula (by Bram Stoker / English / Audio)

Emma (by Jane Austen / English / Audio)

Mary Stuart (by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller / English)

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin (by Charles Darwin / English / Ill.)

The Robbers (by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller / English)

Wilhelm Tell (by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller / English / Wurzeltod® recommendation)

INTERVIEWS

Camille Rose Garcia interview (by Crown Dozen)

Josh Keyes interview (by Fecal Face)

Rik Garrett interview (by Eros Zine)

POINTLESS REMARKS THAT NO-ONE WILL READ ANYWAY

N° 1

I have funny feet.

N° 2

I'll be rather busy working on presentations about Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya and J. M. W. Turner until the end of January - i.e. I won't have time for lengthy updates in the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience.

N° 3

Art prints make beautiful Christmas presents. Above all if you know that you support one of our talented young WurzelArtists® at the same time. To make sure that your orders arrive on time, I suggest that you don't waste another minute and go spend all your money in our little art shoppe. Weeeee!

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¹ Buy prints by Derek Nobbs at the WurzelShoppe!

² Their new book The Apollo Prophecies is now available as a paperback.

The Happy Little Bunny

by Suzanne on September 11th, 2006


© Ray Caesar - click to enlarge

Once there was a little bunny
who had a little furry tail and a little shiny nose.

But the electrodeath cloud of commerce strangled it
and its foxhole was converted to a parking lot
a parking lot, a parking lot.

Ample parking asphalted over bunny bones.

Everyone everyone everyone get in.

(Bedtime Stories by Thom Yorke by David Hart)

PRO OCULIS - UPDATED PORTFOLIO SITES & E-ZINES


© Matt Groller - click to enlarge - via ArtDorks

A Polite Winter | Banksy (.. and in other Banksy news: I, II & III...) | CrickSkipper | Erik Swan | Evolve-R | Fiodor Sumkin | Found Magazine | Francesco D'Isa | Ghostco | Glubibulga | Group Show N°7 | Joe Sorren | Kaliber10000 | Kilfish | Matt Groller | No Pattern | Oculart | Ray Caesar | Red Nose Studio | SauerKids | Scene 360 | Scott Radke | Shift N°118 | Steven Kenny | Tara McPherson | The Propagandists (Wurzelspondent Juju's new project!) | Todd Schorr | TragikLab Inc | Travis A. Louie | We Are Bitch | We Kill You! | Yuko Shimizu

→ And finally, some good news about Trevor's Rubber Doll project. Weeeeee!

INTERVIEWS


© Jonathan Weiner - click to enlarge

Jonathan Weiner interview (by FecalFace)

Katy Grannan interview (by ArtKrush)

Kilfish interview (by Scene 360)

Lesley Reppeteaux interview (by SuicideGirls)

Mars-1 interview (by Fecal Face)

NEW E-BOOKS

A Mother's List of Books for Children (by Gertrude Weld Arnold / English)

Märchen für Kinder (by Hans Christian Andersen / German / (beautifully) Ill.)

Resonance in Singing and Speaking (by Thomas Fillebrown / English / Ill.)

Siddhartha: eine indische Dichtung (by Hermann Hesse / German)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (by Mark Twain / English / Ill.)

The Importance of Being Earnest (by Oscar Wilde / English)

BLOG DU JOUR

Little People - A Tiny Street Art Project...

TOY DU JOUR

Alien My Little Pony - Sometimes, the only reason why you want to have babies is because you want to buy them totally disturbing toys. Or maybe that's just me. o_O

CHAIR DU JOUR

Thomas Keeley's Bat Chair - Thanks, AndreaXmas.

INTERNA

Your help needed!


N.N. - click to enlarge

Could anyone please help me identify the artist of the picture above?

I think it's from around 1880 and if I'm not completely mistaken, the artist's name sounds somewhat French.

Thank you very much for your help.

EDIT

As always, the ingenious mind of Mr Substrom found the correct answer: Albert Penot. Chapeau, monsieur, chapeau!

In other news, a little worm greeted me with the word "Krankenkassenwechsel" the other day while I was gardening. I found it pretty unusual that the first (and probably last) word I've ever exchanged with a worm would be "Krankenkassenwechsel". I replied "Hullo?!?", but it said no more. Hmm... maybe it swallowed a tiny radio. Oh well, at least it wasn't a swedish maggot.

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 | LostFish | Marci Washington | Ogi | Ruby 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 poster | Buy 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 Peters | Brian Rawson | Caia Koopman | CandyKiller (again!) | Chad Verrill | Clandestina n°45 | EyeSuck Ink | Fernando Falcone | Fernando Tabanera | Group Show n°6 | Honey Eat Your Salad | If You Could | Jasper Wong | Jeff Cohen | Julie Blackmon | Kahn & Selesnick | Ken Wong | Lori Field | Marion Peck | Mark Hosford | Martin Wittfooth | Shift n°117 | Tancrede Szekely | ToothJuice

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)

Dormiens Vigila

by Suzanne on July 11th, 2006


© Suzanne G. - click to enlarge

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.

...

Now Suzanne takes your hand
And she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she's touched your perfect body with her mind.

(Excerpt from Suzanne by Leonard Cohen...)

PRO OCULIS - UPDATED PORTFOLIO SITES & E-ZINES


© Fuco Ueda - click to enlarge

A Polite Winter | Andrew S. Arconti | Angie Mason | Bernard Benant | Bon Goût | Brandi Milne | CandyKiller | David Ho | Douglas Adesko | Fuco Ueda | Fumi Minnie Nakamura | Genevieve Gauckler | IdeaFixa #1 | Jared Joslin¹ | Jeff Jordan | Jeremy Dower | Jon Foster | Ken Kagami | Kenichi Hoshine | Kirsten Ulve | Lilly Piri | Little Paper Planes | Ludovic Debeurme | MoonCruise #2 | Nicholas Deakin | PhireBrush | Pictures on Walls | Please Keep Me In Mind | Sam Weber | Scott Radke | Scott Scheidly | Shift #116 | Subversive Cross Stitch | Symon Chow | The Creatures In My Head | Yuko Shimizu

INTERVIEWS


© Lilly Piri - click to enlarge

Lilly Piri interview (by MookyChick)

• (Summary of) Vladimir Putin interview (by The Moscow Times)

Here's an excerpt:

"Asked about the possible awakening of the giant mythical octopus Cthulhu, the fourth-most popular question among the more than 150,000 sent to Putin, he said that he believed something more serious was behind the question."

NEW E-BOOKS & SCRIPTS

Aesop's Fables (by Aesop / English / Ill.)

Reservoir Dogs (Movie script by Quentin Tarantino / English)

The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar (by Maurice Leblanc / English)

PSYCHICK WEBSITE OV THEE DAY

Budujemy Społeczności - Errm... I don't have a fucking clue what this website is about and I think even a Polish interpreter wouldn't be any help. But it sure warped my fragile little mind. o_O

RES INTERNA

I.) I'll be in Cambridge and London - where I'll hopefully meet Corran and Mike again - from tomorrow till July 23 and in Budapest with my brother from July 27 onwards. I don't know when I'll be back yet. If you're in Cambridge, London or Budapest and always wanted me to give you an autograph on your boobies/bum, don't hesitate to email me. I do this all the time and I'll even bring my own pen.

II. a) Stoopid ThunderBird® lost all the email addresses that were in my newsletter directory. Sorry about that. But who needs newsletters anyway in these days of shiny RSS feeds?

II. b) Sorry that I didn't get any time to reply to all your fanmail, but I have two terribly stressful weeks behind me. My apologies go out to Alex, Rik, Jessica, and all the others who mailed but didn't get replies. Sowwy... Also, I haven't forgotten about the print project, dear Kate. I'll contact you a.s.a.p.

III.) K. Louise! Your prints arrived this very instant! They're beautiful! I'm in awe. Thank you!

IV.) Reason Nr. 138946 why I want to marry Stéphane Blanquet.

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¹ Vote for Jared's enchanting self-portrait at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's People's Choice Award! Read more >>

In the tempest worship the echo

by Suzanne on June 22nd, 2006



Cristina Beller: Mademoiselle, Spooky Jacky & Burn - click to enlarge

INTERNA

I had the immense pleasure to spend some time with the talented and inspiring Rik Garrett (... and beat the shit out of him at table football).

Anyhow... I'm only here to say that I'm not back yet. I need to revise 5286 pages (sic!) for a media studies exam and I should really start preparing my 120-minute Goya & Callot presentation beginning of July. Please understand that I won't be back before the 2nd week of July. There are loads of great blogs in the right sidebar that will surely entertain you in the meantime. Gracias.

Oh, and for all those readers who keep asking me about more nudie pics tasteful photographs for Flickr: I'm sorry to say that I simply don't have the time to take pictures at the moment. Besides, I'm getting old and senile, wrinkly and grey-haired. I'm too old for this self-portrait thing. At least for the time being. Thanks for understanding this, you perverts.

PRO OCULIS - UPDATED PORTFOLIO SITES & E-ZINES


© Derek Nobbs¹ - click to enlarge

Brendan Monroe | Brigitte Sire | Brook Slane | ButterBiene | Derek Nobbs¹ | Dirt | FrankenStyles | Gregori Saavedra | James Naccarato | Jeremiah Ketner | Jeremy Enecio | Jonathan Burton | Mars-1 | Matt Groller | Motomichi Nakamura | Naoto Hattori | Phillip Toledano | Rojo Magazine | Ruby Mag | SauerKids | StereoHype | TransFatty | Ventilate

NEW E-BOOKS

Falling - Part I | Part II (by Junji Ito / English / Illustrated)

The Aeneid of Virgil (by Virgil / English)

The Three Musketeers (by Alexandre Dumas père / English)

Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary (by Voltaire / English)

INTERVIEWS

Jason interview (by Wizard Entertainment)

Jessica Abel interview (by Wizard Entertainment)

PSYCHICK PET HERO OV THEE DAY

Jack the Cat

On June 4 a black bear wandered into a West Milford, New Jersey, back yard, was confronted by a 15-pound (7-kilogram) tabby cat … and fled up a neighbor's tree. Hissing at the base of the tree, Jack the clawless cat kept the bear at bay for about 15 minutes, then ran him up another tree after an attempted escape.

Finally, Jack's owner, Donna Dickey, called the cat inside, and the timorous trespasser disappeared back into the woods.

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RECOMMENDED EXHIBITIONS / FESTIVALS


© Andrew Brandou at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery - click to enlarge

Rik Garrett at Edi's Weinstube through the Museum of Porn in Art in Zürich, Switzerland.

→ Opened: 16 June 2006 | Buy Rik Garrett prints | Discussion at WurzelForum

Tiger Army & Wonderland at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, Germany.

→ Opened: 16 June 2006 | Featuring: Raf Veulemans, Eileen Wunderlich and Frederic Perignon.

Cast - A Sculpture Show at Junc Gallery in Los Angeles, USA.

→ Opened: 17 June 2006 | Featuring: Evah Fan, Albert Reyes, et al.

Gary Baseman and Tim Biskup's Pervasion at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, USA.

→ Opened: 18 June 2006 | Juxtapoz review

Dada at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, USA.

→ Opened: 18 June 2006 | Article in the Smithsonian Magazine

Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale at the Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, USA.

→ Vernissage: 23 June 2006 | Featuring: Sarina Brewer, Robert Marbury, Shen Shaomin, et al.

Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, USA.

→ Vernissage: 23 June 2006

Power In Numbers at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA, USA.

→ Finissage: 24 June 2006 | Featuring: Aaron Jasinski, Andrew Bell, Andy Kehoe, Attaboy, Brendan Monroe, Chet Zar, Jeana Sohn, Julie West, Lesley Reppeteaux, Lola Gil, Ronald Kurniawan, Thomas Han, et al.

The Clayton Brothers' Wishy Washy at the Bellwether Gallery in NYC, USA.

→ Finissage: 24 June 2006

Andrew Brandou's Everyone's Happier Now That You're Gone and Adam Wallacavage's Il Lume Della Piovra at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, USA.

→ Vernissage: 24 June 2006

Gabriela Friðriksdóttir's Inside the Core at the Migros Museum in Zürich, Switzerland.

→ Vernissage: 24 June 2006 | I'll be visiting the exhibition on July 8, 2006 - anyone fancy joining me?

International Puppet Carnival in and around Federation Square precinct in Melbourne, Australia.

26 June - 2 July 2006

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¹ Buy prints by Derek Nobbs at the WurzelShoppe.

P.S.: I received one of K. Louise Judd's prints the other day ('They Tried to Cure Her Ills With Lady’s Slippers'), and what can I say... it's breathtakingly beautiful and it almost looks like a painted original. I think all WurzelReaders™ need at least one of her artworks on their walls.