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Flowers In My Dustbin

by Suzanne G. on May 25th, 2005

(Thanks, D.R. Tenge!)


Sadly, I won't be able to update Thee Temple ov Psychick Blah for the coming 5 weeks due to an extreme amount of presentation and exam work until the end of this term.

And as soon as my precious Alma Mater closes her rusty gates for the summer, I'll fly to Merry Olde England to spend some relaxing days with my loved ones and a few randomly selected London celebrities (such as Dr. von Seetalstein, Corran, Mike et al.) on my caviar farm in Cambridge.

So don't expect me to be back here before mid-July.

As always, I'll do my very best to update Thee Forum ov Psychick Blah more or less daily with demented links and mind-bending articles.

Oh, and I'm still getting emails from readers who are confused about our RSS feeds.

Well, it's actually rather simple: We offer a normal Blogger feed (link) and an enhanced Feedburner feed (link) that combines our syndicated blog with Suzanna's Flickr™ photostream and is of course eleventy times niftier than the Blogger feed. Yup.

I leave you now with some very exclusive art links and movie features that will keep you occupied for the next few days and weeks.




• Recently updated yummy art sites:

© Stefan Rohner - click to enlarge

Angie Mason | Artcoup | Beast Blender (by the geniuses behind M.A.R.T) | Coraline Gillet | Eight Hour Day | Insect | Institut Drahomira (NEW) | Oculart (NEW) | Plantimal Collective | Scott Radke (who has rather sexy feet, btw) | Stefan Rohner | Unusual Cards | Visueller Orgasmus | You Need To Get Out More | Zaelia Bishop

• Recently released juicy e-zines:

© Chris Buzelli

Adiktion Mag Vol. 1 Issue 1 (feat. David Choe, Yoshitomo Nara et al.) | AmoebaCorp Book I - ScrapBook | Clandestina Colours No. 35 (feat. Chris Buzelli, Scott Andersen et al.) | frenZINE #12 - Cut It Out | NoName Magazine #6 - Personal Habits | Spartan Dog Mag Issue 02 - Observations (feat. Alessandro Bavari, Viktor Koen et al.) | Ventilate Issue 09 (feat. Steven Harrington, Tokyo Plastic et al.) | Volumen Mag Numero 5 - Versus

• Recently published spicy print mags / books:

© Hans Bellmer

Beyond Issue 1: Black Day To Freedom (c.f. list of contributors) | Flash Art International No.242 | Hans Bellmer - Die Spiele der Puppe (German, by Marvin Altner)

• Recently added mouthwatering e-books:

Iphigenia in Tauris (by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / English) | Pride and Prejudice (by Jane Austen / English) | Tales of Terror and Mystery (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / English)

• Freshly glued newspaper clippings:

BBC write-up on Neck Face | Chapman brothers plan fresh horror | The Logic of Female Orgasm | The Magic Of Matt Furie | Tools or Actions in Photoshop That, Were They Applicable to Real Life, Would Prove Useful at Various Stages of a Relationship (by McSweeney)

→ N.B.: Please use BugMeNot to bypass registration articles!

• Wurzeltod™ shopping tips:

Threadless: Woooo! | Urban Outfitters: Boooo!



© Emilie Simon

Emilie Simon - Desert
(via Thee Forum ov Psychick Blah)

Sock Monkey - Pilot

Making Fiends - Episode 18

David Lynch - Weather Report
(via frenZINE)

Don Diablo - Useless

Out of the Blue

by Suzanne G. on May 25th, 2005

© Suzanne - click to enlarge

"Quand je mets un vert, ça ne veut pas dire de l'herbe, quand je mets du bleu, ça ne veut pas dire du ciel..."

- Henri Matisse



Thursday, 26 May 2005

© Guerra de la Paz

• Private view for Teaser by Guerra de la Paz at Liquid Blue Gallery in Florida, USA.

• Opening of Ben Frost's As seen on TV at Blank Space Gallery in Sydney, Australia.

Ben will be in attendance for the entire 2 weeks folding napkins, sketching sandwiches butterflies and eating butterflies sandwiches.

Friday, 27 May 2005

© Gabriel Cualladó

• Opening of Photography at the IVAM Collection at Institut Valencià d’Art Modern in Valencià, Spain.

• Opening of onedotzero9 at the ICA in London, UK.

• Opening of Thomas Han's Hustle For Happiness at Black Market Gallery in Los Angeles, USA.

Tuesday, 31 May 2005

© Suehiro Maruo - click to enlarge

• Opening of Modern Japan Avant-Garde at Span Art Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

Friday, 3 June 2005

© Lori Earley

• Opening reception for Lori Earley's exhibit at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, USA.

Slam Movie Night kicks off in Winterthur, Switzerland.

From there, it will be touring to St. Gallen (CH), Zürich (CH) and Hamburg (D).

I'm thinking of going there. Please email me if you want to join me.

Saturday, 4 June 2005

© James Jean - click to enlarge

• Opening of Canceled Flight at the Receiver Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

... ongoing...

© Marion Peck - click to enlarge

Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art at Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo, Colorado, USA.

Périscopages 2005 featuring our beloved Stéphane Blanquet in Rennes, France.

Bryan Crockett at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York City, USA.

V I D E O E X - International Experimentalfilm & Video Festival in Zürich, Switzerland.

Sue de Beer: Black Sun at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, USA.

Bettina Rheims - A Retrospective at NRW Forum Kultur in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Andrew Brandou, Keith Weesner et al. at Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle, USA.

These Are a Few of Our Favourite Fiends at Outside Institute in London, UK.



If you're a lover of creepy dolls in grotesque arrangements - and I'm sure you are, otherwise you wouldn't still be reading this blog - you should spare some time to check out Egenerica's stunning Flickr portfolio.



Reason No. 7 To Have Kids:

They always know what they want and how to get it! :)

→ Previous issues: Reason No. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6)

Gimme gimme gimme some Russian Roulette

by Juju on May 17th, 2005

How to make your own hooves This is oh so wrong on so so many levels...

Jon Haddock has some nice work

Isometric takes on factual and fictional event

Cartoon Violence stuck out particularly for me.

Lenin or not?

More abandoned things not got a clue where they are this time though

The Internationale 1.0


Retro image resource

Chronicles of Narnia trailer, it looks wonderfully fake in a good way. Please note I can be bought for Turkish delight, oh yes I will happily side with evil for a few chunks of the pistachio variety.

Voodoo Voodubh doll installation "The player can control Steve with a real Voodoo Doll and insert the pin into the doll to witness the effect on the screen." Oh that sounds like fun...

Three flash oddities

Virtual Potato Peeler
Russian Roulette
Send Children To Their Doom!

Last night of my local dark ambient and experimental music club, Finsternis, on Friday (20th) - shame that. Going out on a high note though with a performance by Bad Sector.

Still I'll just have to remember Jesus Saves!

RAge of Reason

by Suzanne G. on May 13th, 2005

Please excuse if this post comes a little late in the day, gentle XML reader, but Blogger's syndication service has been down for maintenance for most of tonight.

Thank you for your patience.

© Cleo Sullivan - click to enlarge

Yup, it's Friday the 13th anno 2005 which means that this is the first birthday of our beloveth little baby blog.

Happy Blogday, Thee Temple ov Psychick Blah! :)

... and now for some weekend activity tips for the whole family...

Today, 13 May 2005

© Aaron Hawks - click to enlarge

• Opening of Neckface's exhibition at the dpmhi in London, UK.

• Opening of Weegee - Idiot Box & Darren Almond both at the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York, USA.

• Opening of Henri Cartier-Bresson und Alberto Giacometti – Die Entscheidung des Auges at Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.

• Opening of Die sinnliche Linie - Klimt/Schmalix/Araki/Takano at Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria.

14 May 2005

• Opening reception of For the Love of Toby - New works by Gary Baseman at Billy Shire Fine Arts, Culver City, CA, USA.

• Launch of Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland.


Pandemonium by Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller at the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, USA.

(Please go and take some pictures in my stead, Monsieur Cyphers!)

Charles Gatewood's Erotic/Fetish Photography Workshop at The Museum of Se{x}, New York, USA.

• Aaron Hawks' Locus In Quo exhibition at The Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, USA.

OFFF2005 - 5th Festival of Digital Art & Electronic Music in Barcelona, Spain.

Regina Relang - Fashion Photography at Fotomuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany.



© Brendan Danielson - click to enlarge

• Recently updated yummy art sites:

Camilla Engman | Dalek Art | Eleven18 | Hello Bard | Kawsone | Modernista! | QuickHoney | Saeko | Sketchel | The Essence of Rabbit

• Recently released juicy e-zines:

Gltss - The Untitled One | SHIFT No. 102 | Web Zen - Feline Zen 2005 | WellVetted

• Recently published spicy print mags / books:

Arkitip - Issue 28 | B.informed - Issue 6 | Cabinet Magazine - Issue 17 | Jeremy Fish Book | Milk & Wodka - Issue 6 / SEX | Process Recess | Project: Superior | The Royal Magazine - Issue 5 (FREE!)

Also, the German edition of Le Monde Diplomatique - undoubtedly one of the best monthly culture and politics newspapers - will be getting a new design and typo. Yay!

• Recently added mouthwatering e-books:

Les Fleurs du Mal (Charles Baudelaire / French) | The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt (Casanova / English - Merci bien, Lynette, ma chère!)

Heartwarming projects:

Hideaway | Keep A Breast

• Goodies & sweet little nothings to buy from Wurzeltod™ approved artists:

Today: Susie Ghahremani

Susie has added a bunch of new things (artwork, records, pouches, buttons, notecards, t-shirts and lots of owls) to her lovely online shoppe.

Also, read the interview with Susie over at FecalFace™.

Other interviews worth reading are Garden of Sweden's tête-à-tête with the ever enchanting Madame Donovan Crosby as well as FecalFace™'s Sumpter vs Danielson interview battle and their Corey Arnold and Wayne White interview.



Click here to watch Heartstopper

• Emiliana Torrini's breathtaking Heartstopper video clip
(Dedicated to Juju and all fellow puppet lovers)

Kimono: Japanese Policeman - with special guest director Quentin Tarantino

• Four Tet's My Angel Rocks Back and Forth video clip

Tim Burton’s Vincent

LSD being tested on British Troops

(Thanks Mr Hugo, BinaryJesus & ScreenHead!)



Issue I: Apnea (I | II | III | IV)



New splash page design. Because I suffer from Obsessive Splash Page Redesign Disorder (O.S.P.R.D.). Yup.

... and buy my bookies, goddamnit!

Oh, and please allow me a final word of wisdom:

Watch π. It's like watching Herr K.& Gustav Meyrink collaborating on a remake of Eraserhead.

And if that's not enough to convince you: Clint Mansell, Orbital, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Roni Size, Massive Attack, David Holmes, Gus Gus, Banco de Gaia, Psilonaut and Spacetime Continuum were responsible for the soundtrack... mmhmm...

Also, if you feel like contributing to my presentation on Matisse's still life Intérieur aux aubergines at the end of this month, this is your final chance. I'll even make you a personal papier découpée à la Matisse if your contribution is of any interest for my work.



by Suzanne G. on May 10th, 2005

© N. Evermind

Suzanna Innocentia Wurzeltodova

I am reporting a(n):
Possible theft. Probable self-destruction.

Lost item(s):
Shiny tiny purse filled with ambivalent talent, creativity, ambition, motivation, self-esteem, humour and three ounces of the meaning of life.

Found item(s):
Filthy seabag filled with ennui, melancholia, self-aggression, curses, the rotting head of a hyena, death wishes and grumpiness.

Item(s) was(were) lost/found:
On my attic / Under my floorboards

The date item(s) was(were) lost/found:
10 May 2005 at midnight. On the dot.

I really don't know when I'll be back this time...

Eine Brust hat Milch geweint

by Suzanne G. on May 5th, 2005


(Mrs H. M. Wurzeltod - ca. anno 1953)

It's Mother's Day this Sunday and worldwide long-term scientific evaluations have revealed that I have the best mum in this planetary system. Yay.

Here are some special links for you to enjoy, my dear Frau Wurzeltod:

Everybody Has Needs

Treat Your Mother Right

I <3 you.



6 May 2005

- I -

Join the Illicit Family on 6 May 2005, 8 PM onwards to see original and previously unseen artwork by the Late Great Martin F. Emond at the Cross Street Orphanage Gallery, Basement Illicit H.Q. in Auckland.

More details
View flyer

- II -

6 May 2005 marks also the opening reception for Joshua Petker's show at the Perihelion Arts Gallery & Bookstore in downtown Phoenix, AZ.

(via ArtDorks)

7 May 2005

- I -

The adorable Kelly from Little Paper Planes invites you all to celebrate the opening reception of her first solo show entitled A House But Not A Home together with her on 7 May 2005 at Pr1mary Space Gallery in Detroit.

- II -

Julie West's show Future Perfect opens this Saturday, 7 May 2005, 7 - 10 PM at the Bluebottle Art Gallery & Store in Seattle.

More details
Preview the show

- III -

On Saturday, 7 May 2005, The Shooting Gallery will be presenting The Day In The Life Of A Painting - a live painting event by 15 of San Francisco's most talented & up-coming artists.

Each artist will be at the gallery from 11 AM - 11 PM, working on their own painting for 12 hours.

N.B.: This is a one day event!

→ Participating artists:

Shawn Barber | Brian Barneclo | Wesley Burt | Kim Cogan | Coro | Curve | Eric Joyner | David Choong Lee | Sharon Leong | Anne Faith Nicholls | Lee Harvey Roswell | KRK Ryden | Andrea Tucker | Adam 5100

- IV -

Derrick Hodgson & Andrew Pommier's The Parallel Campaign exhibit opens this Saturday at The Lab 101 in LA.

→ Please click here to find more openings on 6 / 7 May 2005.

In other happy art news, Kate Sutton, Linn Kristin Olofsdotter Rehman Costa (Jesus! A simple LKORC would be a much easier name to remember) and Sons of Stolen update! Weeeeeeee!



• Recently updated e-zines:

Bookslut Issue 36 | Cliff Yablonski Hates You - Pages 263 - 268 (Hehehe!) | Crane Magazine 08 | Encore Magazine #9 | Gallery B | NoName Magazine #6 | Phirebrush Release27 | Subsystence Vol 5

• Recently released print mags:

Artforum May 2005 | ForteanTimes Issue 197 | Frieze Issue 91 | Juxtapoz | soDa #27 | Swindle Magazine Issue 2 | Territory Magazine Vol. 3 (orders taken via email) | The Dilly

• Recently published Project Gutenberg e-books:

Frankenstein (by M. W. Shelley - english) | Cyrano de Bergerac (by E. Rostand - french)

• The absolutely stunning and free(!) DVD mag:

Chaise DVD Magazine 02

Off to Lucerne to buy new nerdy teacher's glasses and see Wiglaf Droste, Shen Shaomin and my adorable mum. :)

Don't expect me to be back before next Monday.

In the meantime, you might want to check out my new Roman Pr0n sculpture photographs from the Antikenmuseum Basel:

You might also like to hear that I've finally found a solution to my most existential problem.
Thank you, interweb.

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