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Archive for October, 2005

... and The Rhine flows calmly on...

by Suzanne on October 19th, 2005

© Alex Gross: The Meaning Part II - click here for original

As my embalmed deer armadillo and I spend the last few hours in these uncanny echoing walls that once looked so familiar, we finally found this moment of peace to bid you farewell.

We will soon be heading southeast - to a place that's snowier & fresher than this one.

If you feel entitled to belong to the carefully selected few who'll receive my new address, please leave a comment and I'll email it to you.

I have no idea how long it's gonna take me to get internet access at my new place, but be prepared for a longer absence.

I definitely won't be back before November.

Feel free to visit the forum, should you suffer from a severe lack of psychickness.

All the best to you and your (imaginary) furry friends!



I already miss my Rhine...

Another Glorious Nosebleed

by Suzanne on October 13th, 2005

© and feat. Suzanne G. - click to enlarge


© Lori Earley - click to enlarge

Apak Studio (Now with shop!) | Brandt Peters | Derek Nobbs (LJ) | FrankenStyles | Howie Tsui | Irana Douer | Jeana Sohn | John John Jesse | Joshua M. Smith | Kelly Lynn Jones | Kiersten Essenpreis | Lori Earley | Marci Washington | Rachel Salomon | Ryan Bubnis | Ryan Burghard | Tiffany Bozic


© Akif Hakan Celebi for Phirebrush #32

Clandestina #39 | Head Magazine #26 | Humus #5 | Phirebrush #32 | Shift #107


Still from "Spook"

Sixes Last - Beautifully surreal mecha-nature video | Spook - Eerie ghost girl finds cuddly teddy bear


© Ray Caesar at The Affordable Art Fair - click to enlarge

• Diane Arbus' Revelations at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK.

→ Vernissage: Tonight, October 13, 2005

View exhibition website | Preview & review by The Guardian

John John Jesse's Idol Worship at Art@Large Gallery in NYC, USA.

→ Vernissage: Tonight, October 13, 2005

→ Preview J.J.'s new works online

Sas & Colin Christian at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

→ Vernissage: Tonight, October 13, 2005

Bad Moon Rising at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, USA.

→ Vernissage: October 14, 2005

→ Featuring: Lisa Petrucci, Joshua Petker, Luke Chueh, Ryan Bubnis, Travis Louie, Andrew Brandou, and many more.

• Team Kitten & Simon Morse's FETISH Exhibition at the Cross Street Orphanage in Auckland, New Zealand.

→ Vernissage: October 14, 2005

View flyer

Johann Heinrich Füssli retrospective at Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland.

→ Vernissage: October 14, 2005

Tim Biskup & Dalek at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, USA.

→ Vernissage: October 15, 2005

• Jake & Dinos Chapman's Like a dog returns to its vomit at White Cube Gallery in London, UK.

→ Vernissage: October 19, 2005

Ray Caesar (et al.) at The Affordable Art Fair in London, UK.

→ Running: October 20-23, 2005

Frieze Art Fair at Regent's Park in London, UK.

→ Running: October 21-24, 2005

The Pony Project at Milk Gallery in NYC, USA.

→ Running: October 21-25, 2005

→ Featuring some of today's leading female artists

MONSTER - An International Group Show at Just Be Design / Compound Gallery in Portland, USA.

→ Finissage: October 31, 2005

→ Featuring: Charles Glaubitz, Gordon Wiebe, Jon Burgerman, David Barneda, David Lee, Kristian Olson, Saiman Chow, Teriyaki Tagashira, Rokutaku Sakamoto and Gen


Les trois mousquetaires (Alexandre Dumas père / French) | The Chemical History of a Candle (Michael Faraday / English)


Alan Moore vs Brian Eno (by BBC 4's Chain Reaction) | Amy Crehore interview (by The Drama Magazine) | Ana Bagayan interview (by Fecal Face) | Ellen von Unwerth interview I (by American Photo) | Ellen von Unwerth interview II (by Salon) | Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean interview (by Nerve) | Neil Gaiman & Susanna Clarke interview (by Salon)


Monty Python's Flying Circus - The complete unexpurgated scripts of the original TV series


The Wassmann Foundation - The mysterious art of Johann Dieter Wassmann


Never read people's websites whose lives you wish to have. It will only depress you and make you feel utterly worthless. Instead, try to be realistic and embrace your true talents.


I added more books to my book sale page - more will be added in the next few days. If you consider buying a book, please do it now so that I don't have to move them all to my new home. Thanks.

Oh, did I mention that I've had a nasty stomach flu for almost 3 weeks now? I just think I deserve your money sympathy.

JA robotnik

by Juju on October 13th, 2005

I've found my way back across the digital wasteland... I've been moving house, finishing courses and generally being really busy so unfortunately no time to post. Add to this my lack of internet connectivity and the "joys" really do stack up. I've dusted off a series of older ramblings and jottings, apologies if I'm reposting or otherwise being lax, but I thought I should post something - especially since our all knowing hostess may have been "gassed" by the powers of mediocrity... I kid thee not.

Anyway hope you enjoy at least some of these, oh and I going to a talk tonight (in Edinburgh) on EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) - hope to hear you there.

Pictures of Walls

One of the many walls from Pictures of Walls

We have such sights to show you

Freaky Dolly

From time to time I can find dolls quite freaky... now these are some freaky dolls

Has anyone seen The Brother Grimm yet? My brother has a... ummm... "evaluation" copy of it but has gone incommunicado since getting it so I've no idea if it's any good or not.

Rolitoland, some lovely animations.

Christian Holstad has some really nice work exhibited here

Candy Killer is pretty pretty

Finally some "dance", just what we all need to warm up for the impending winter chill ;)

The word of the day is "Sturzkampfflugzeug"

by Suzanne on October 3rd, 2005

For no apparent reason, today's post is dedicated to the mimic musculature contraction skills of Richard E. Byrd and his dog "Igloo".

(Richard E. Byrd ca. 1930 - click to enlarge - via Vintage Photographs)

(R. E. Byrd's dog "Igloo", undated)

Also, I just added this Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstörer to my Christmas wishlist. I need something elegant to wear with my gasmask.

In non-militaristic news, I finally stole found the time to rearrange the WurzelLinks™ - you can find them in the LINKS section in the navbar.

I hope you'll find the navigation less chaotic than before.

Please let me know if you have difficulties viewing the link sections or if you find any broken links.


Also, I'm totally aware of the fact that I owe email replies to over twelfty thousand people - above all you, Jan.

I promise to get back to you all as soon as those fits stop. o_O

Thank you kindly for your patience.

And where does the newborn go from here?

by Suzanne on October 1st, 2005

© Scott Radke - click to enlarge

The incredibly talented Scott Radke informed us that he finally finished these heartbreakingly charming dolls he has been working on.

They will be on show at the BLK/MRKT Gallery's Eyecandy show beginning of next year.


© Jerome Abramovitch - click to enlarge

The Mannequin Series - Hybrid (yeah, I'm getting sick of that term too!) mannequin art by Jerome Abramovitch

The Dead Puppet Show - "This is all that remains, the corpses and fallen bits... "

Red Nose Studio - Chris Sickels' puppet creations and movie productions

Dress-Up Doll - Delicious spookiness by Bel

Paper Doll Fun - Presented by Dame Darcy! (thanks for the 2 links above, Yoni!)

→ Please also read our previous post Things That Are Scarier Than Clowns to find more cuddly (and not so cuddly) dolls...


© Mark Holthusen - click to enlarge

Brendan Danielsson | Dave Pauls | Jinyoung Shin | Keith Andrew Shore | Kristian Olson | Mark Holthusen


Around the World in 80 Days (by Jules Verne / English) | Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 5 (by Lord Byron / English) | Phänomenologie des Geistes (by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel / German) | The Canterville Ghost (by Oscar Wilde / English)


Brendan Monroe interview (by Pixelsurgeon) | Jim Woodring MP3 interview (by Ian Greeb - direct MP3 link!) | Marilyn Monroe Talks About Enjoying An Enema (... and various other things...) | Treasure Hunting with Anne Faith Nicholls (by FecalFace)


RolitoLand - delicious vectorial poison... (thanks, Juju!)


Don't expect too many posts here this month. You wouldn't believe how much stuff I have to move out of this flat by the end of October. o_O

I now curse the countless weekends of early-morning flea market treasure hunting.

Any helping Helvetistani hands / cars / horse carriages / tanks are welcome to help me move my things from Basel to Lucerne. Please send me an email if you want to help with the move. Thank you very much indeed.

In happier news, I not only have the best brother - he bought me Dan Clowes' Ice Haven the other day - I also have the best boyfriend on earth. He bought me an Eevil Voodoo Kitty hat in Germany. Weeeeeeee!

© Suzanne - click to enlarge

Thank God for pom-poms, dishwasher-safe armadillos, spare toilet paper rolls and for Dr. Cherpes who does research on herpes.

The world would be a terribly uninspiring place without you.