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Notes From the Edge of Insanity

by Suzanne G. on June 17th, 2005

... et voilà, here comes another blog for tonight - just to prove that Juju The Brave and I haven't forgotten you lot and love you all very much. :)

© Suzanne - click to enlarge

This is just a quick note to confirm that I am held hostage in the library basement and that I can hardly type in those rusty handcuffs I'm alive & well.

However, I won't be able to update Thee Temple ov Psychick Blah on a more regular basis before mid-July.

Why don't you cut some silhouettes or visit Thee Forum ov Psychick Blah in the meantime?

Oh, and did I mention that I suffer from gum abcesses, eczemae and viral infections of my lymphatic system? I guess it's syphilis. Or maybe my badly embalmed organs are starting to rot on the inside. Also, I seem to have developed cronic insomnia. o_O



• Recently updated art sites:
© Derek Nobbs

Aran Hughes | Ben Tolman | Benjamin Marra | Brendan Monroe | Busy-Being | Chris Crites | Chris Ryniak | Derek Nobbs | Found Fotografen | Justin Wood | Kompost Productions | Kristian Olson | Liva Rutmane | Lounge72™ | Lost Fish | Mark Bodnar | Maxalot | Meathaus | Mel Kadel | Michael Rytz | Minipops (@ Flip Flop Flyin') | MudMonkey | Paula Castro | Philippe Lemaire | Rinzen | Salted Herring | Sam Weber | Sean Cheetham | Tara McPherson | The Drama Magazine | The Glade | Vasily Konstantin | Zeloot

• Recently released e-zines & e-books:

© Justin DeGarmo for GalleryB

Antilopenflattern | Bookslut Issue 37 | Emma (by Jane Austen - English) | Encore Mag #10 | GalleryB #4 | Head Magazine Issue 14 | Occult Chemistry - Clairvoyant Observations on the Chemical Elements (by Annie Wood Besant - English) | Phirebrush Issue 28 | Shift 103 | The War in the Air (by H. G. Wells - English)

• Recently published print mags / books:

Frog n°1 | Hijacked #001 | Olaf Breuning Monograph | Swindle Issue 3

• Freshly glued newspaper clippings & interviews:

Gary Baseman interview (by FecalFace™) | Maurice Sendak interview (by NPR) | Shawn Barber interview (by FecalFace™)



This year, Thee Temple ov Psychick Blah has been mostly boycotting:

Art 36 Basel and The Venice Biennial.


And now for far more important news: iMomus has some terribly sweet tidings for the Björk / Matthew Barney fan community. Thanks!

Finally, here are the carefully & psychickally selected gallery openings for the next few days:

Today, 17 June 2005, 7 PM

© Travis A. Louie - click to enlarge

Opening night for the glorious 5x5 Inside Show @ Hope Gallery in New Haven, USA.

Organised by my good friend Travis A. Louie of Art Dorks fame. Congrats, folks - and good luck for the opening night! :)

Today, 17 - 25 June 2005

© Larvae - click to enlarge

Cdatakill & Larvae tour Europe!

Thanks to Nicolas for confirming the following dates for the Cdatakill & Larvae tour:

• June 17th - MS Stubnitz, Rotterdam, NL
• June 18th - Breakcore Gives Me Wood, Gent, BE (nice flyer, guys!)
• June 19th - The Garage, Norwich, UK
• June 21st - The Cumberlands Arms, Newcastle, UK
• June 23rd - Tunnel Bar, Metz, FR
• June 24th & 25th- Noxious Art Festival, near Vesoul, FR

18 June 2005

© Carla Chaves for TOCA ME 2005

TOCA ME design event in Munich, Germany.

This year, they'll bring you Hi-res, Joshua Davis, Electronic Shadown, Niko Stumpo, and Rob Chiu. Yay!

Also, In My Own World opens @ GR2 Gallery in Los Angeles, USA, featuring the art of Bigfoot.

23 June 2005

© Maurizio Cattelan for Translation

Opening of Translation featuring Vanessa Beecroft, Maurizio Cattelan, Matt Greene, Mike Kelley, Takashi Murakami et al. @ Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France.

24 - 25 June 2005

OBEY Clothing Sample Sale @ 2313 S. Susan St in Santa Ana, CA, USA.

... ongoing...

© Nazif Topcuoglu for Readers - click to enlarge

Europe - Helvetistan

Mahjong – Contemporary Chinese Art @ Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland.

(I'll be there with my dad and twelfty Ilford films next week. Hurrah!)

Europe - Teutonia

Paul McCarthy - LaLa Land Parodie Paradies @ Haus der Kunst in München, Germany.

Characters at war! @ NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Nazif Topcuoglu – Readers @ Kultur an der Quelle in Rantum / Sylt, Germany.

(What a strangely peaceful setting for my favourite Turkish photographer!)

Europe - K & K Österreich

Chikaku @ Kunsthaus in Graz, Austria.

Europe - La Grande Nation

Dalek & Shepard Fairey @ Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris, France.

The New World - San Fran

The 3rd Annual Erotic Show @ The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Inside Out: New Works by Paul Urich @ Low Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

I'm Glad We Met @ Giant Robot in San Francisco, USA.

The New World - City of Angels & Beyond

• Invader'sRubikcubism exhibition @ Sixspace in Los Angeles, USA.

Joe Vaux, Naoto Hattori & Kevin Peterson @ Copro/Nason Fine Art in Culver City, USA.

The New World - New York

• Banks Violette's Untitled installation @ Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, USA.

Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture @ Japan Society Gallery in New York, USA.

Fork in the Road @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York, USA. Featuring Matt Haber, Mars-1, Ben Woodward & Max Lawrence.

The New World - Seattle

Dust and Feather Stories - works by Faryn Davis @ Bluebottle Art Gallery in Seattle, USA.

The Unholy Rest of the Planet

The Poster Art of Emek @ Cross Street Orphanage in Auckland, New Zealand.



My dear old friend Hans Proppe - translator of dreams and visionary of the unconscious.



Circus Museum

(via W.M.M.N.A.)



Well, quite obviously, they grow in spiffy Cernit polymer clay eggs. Just like KINDER™ surprise. Weeeee! :)

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Today's topics:

Is a Christian Threesome Possible?

Magnetic resonance imaging of male and female genitals during coitus and female sexual arousal

Yep. o_O

In other cryptoanatomical news, I demand that Gint Apsits be knighted immediately for his latest outstanding movie.



• Our beloved Nobuyoshi Araki is selling "exclusive" (ahem...) polaroids over at eyestorm.

• Morning Craft has some most adorable pillows and other random crap you don't really need.



Wear more tutus. :)

Illusion is the first of the pleasures

by Juju on June 17th, 2005


The Monster Engine - children's drawings as source "What would a child's drawing look like if it were painted realistically?"

and further insanity from our friends over at Rogue Taxidermy
with their Beast Blender


Hotel... an interactive tale

Samstag ist kunstgalerietag!

*My German lessons started again and I'm feeling quite buoyant about it :) *

An outing to the Francis Bacon exhibition at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
which should be followed by an exhibition at the Total Kunst Gallery in The Forest


I was at the museum again the other day, the Museum of Scotland and the Royal Museum, where they had a temporary exhibition on optical illusions. This reminded me how much I love optical illusions and all their head warping goodness.

A nice example from MIT.

One to leave you feeling broken from Michael Bach, he actually has a lot of them here

I have a vintage postcard at home involving the devil and several young women (perhaps not as much fun as you'd imagine there) in a somewhat similar vein to these. I'll scan it and post it later.

The devil's own music

by Juju on June 3rd, 2005

Web fun

Bitkraft, Philip Glofcheskie demonstrates his skills quite nicely - love the dancing devil puppet and the Django Reinhardt (I think?) music...


Atelier Bow-Wow and their works

Ushida Findlay Partnership and their works


Alternate sustenance

Ever wondered what might happened if an undertaker was to be keen on photography? Found on Merrydeath's site and borrowed (hope you don't mind)


Apologies to all for the short post and the length of time to post it, busy busy busy unfortunately.