Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Archive for May, 2004

Frank Horvat

by Suzanne G. on May 24th, 2004

© Frank Horvat
"Vraies semblances" series, 1980 - 86
(click on thumbnails to enlarge)

"... Unlike Cartier-Bresson, who always carries his Leica and seems able to shoot anywhere, any time, I cannot take a photograph without first preparing it in my mind. This may only take a few minutes; but in some cases (as with my essay on New York) it took several years. During this time I look at my subject (or I imagine it if it's out of reach), and I try to decide which of its aspects I want to show and which technique will suit it best. I don't mean to say that I actually imagine a photograph - like Joel Peter Witkin, who even makes previous sketches. It's more as if I was preparing a matrix, or a mould, or a list of all the things I don't want to see in my photograph, of all the possible reasons for not pushing the button. And only when this mould is ready, I feel able put my eye to the viewfinder..."

(Frank Horvat interviewed by Alexandra Bensaïd)

Weekend Art: Soviet Photography & Videodreams

by Suzanne G. on May 15th, 2004


Soviet Photography of the 1920s and 1930 @ Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, SWITZERLAND

→ Finissage: 16th May 2004

© Alexander Grinberg (1885-1979)
Akt (Margarita Chardynina), 1924/25
Private Collection / The Moscow House of Photography


Videodreams: Between The Cinematic And The Theatrical @ Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, GERMANY

15th May - 9th September 2004

© Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler
House with Pool, 2004

Red For Love - Black For Evil

by Suzanne G. on May 14th, 2004

Daniel Martin Diaz - via Michelle)

"The cult to Santa Muerte is a syncretism between the Catholic Church and pre-Colombian worship of death," Aridjis said [...]

The cult of Santa Muerte has seen a revival in the past decade, which Aridjis attributes to disillusionment with "the system." "There is a complete disappointment with the government, people can't expect anything from the politicians, the parties or the established church," he said.

A shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's beloved dark-skinned version of Mary, stands on the next street corner from the macabre Tepito shrine...

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A New Beginning...

by Suzanne G. on May 13th, 2004

Miss W. Tod & Mark Ryden)

"We're going to invade the Internet and cyberspace as far as we can. One of the theories that we're working with is that there are four brains. DNA, if you like, is the first brain, and we call that the Nanosphere. Then the individual human brain is the Neurosphere. The group consciousness, the social or tribal brain, is the Kaosphere. Then the Internet and all the computers which are, in a sense, at the moment a whole.

Literally a whole brain is being built, it's not a metaphor for a brain, it actually is a brain. We call that the Psychosphere.

What we're really thinking about is when you plug in and go online, you're plugging into all the brains of all the other people who've been there."

(Genesis P-Orridge on Magick, Sex and Cyberspace)

Welcome back, my friends...

~ S.