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Posted in Audio, Beaux Arts, Curiosa & Forteana, Design, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Interviews, Moving Images by Suzanne G. on April 17th, 2005 | BBC Wikipedia

MARION, MARK & ERIC IN WONDERLAND


© Marion Peck - click to enlarge

Yesterday evening marked the opening of the Au Pays des Merveilles show at Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris - featuring the works of The Clayton Brothers, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden & Eric White.

A limited edition catalogue will be available during the show.

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JAMES IN EISNERLAND


© James Jean - click to enlarge

Eisner Award-winning artist James Jean - who has just updated his portfolio site - is showing a wide range of his works at the Super 7 Store in S.F. until May 11, 2005.

Super 7 Store is also offering James' new book Process Recess, which collects much of his work, including his amazing sketchbooks.

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TINE IN PSYCHOLAND


© Tine Drefahl - click to enlarge

29-year-old German artist Tine Drefahl is presenting both samples of her photography work and drawings at Alexandre Zellermayer Fine Art in Berlin until May 14, 2005.

Click here for more details (in German)

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ALL THINGS UNSOFT, NASTY & ILLICIT


© Fiona Dalwood - click to enlarge

Audrey Kawasaki's solo show entitled not so soft... opens on Friday, April 22, 2005, 7 - 11 PM at the Black Market in L.A..

• If you are in Melbourne on Saturday, April 30, 2005, you shouldn't miss the opening of the Nasty - The Group Show That's Not Very Nice exhibition - featuring delicious works of delicate female artists such as Shannon Hourigan, Fiona Dalwood, Rachel Fung et al.

• Meanwhile in Auckland, Misery, Fawn E Gehweiler & Co. proudly present the Illicit Group Show that will be running until the end of April.

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ALL THINGS SHIFTING, FOREIGN, OBSCURE & SHADOWY


© Harri Halme - click to enlarge

SHIFT | 101 is out now! Thank the tentacled gods for Japanistan! :)

• The Polish avantgarde art magazine WebEsteem - my favourite little pocket museum - is back with a new version full of little gems for you to explore.

• One of our old favourites, Conclave Obscurum, has relaunched and I'm glad to say that it's more disturbing than ever...

• Harri Halme updated his portfolio site ShadowMechanics and added some stunning new works.

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ALL THINGS FECAL, ROUGH, EARTHLY & GOREY


© Edward Gorey for Gorey Details - click to enlarge

FecalFace™ comes new with a Blogs/Columns section. Hell yes!

The Glade brings us the limited Holy Book ov NeckFace - Satan's Bride. Yeah.. I didn't believe it either. o_O

Humus 3 has arrived safely back on Earth. Weeeeez!

• The magnificent Gorey Details Shoppe is having a Monster Sale.

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ALL THINGS WYRD


Theatre Troupe (N.N.) - click to enlarge

Mark Pilkington cordially invites you all to celebrate the launch of Strange Attractor - Journal Two at The Horse Hospital at Russell Square in London on Friday, April 22, 2005, from 8 PM onwards.

Collectors' Edition Journals will be on sale.

Entry is free to all. Bring friends. Spread the word. Eat Download the flyer.

Oh, and if any of you London busy bees happens to be in the area - Corran (... I'm so glad you're back online, C.), Mike, Seetal, anyone? - could you maybe buy a collectors' edition for me? If it's not too expensive, that is.

I'll pay you back in donkey brains and otter noses in whatever currency you like best (incl. my flatmates' dirty underwear).

Thankies. :)

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ALL THINGS UNDER YOUR FLOORBOARDS


(The image above is precisely 76.2743% less disturbing than Rubber Johnny...)

"Rubber Johnny is a hyperactive, shape-shifting mutant child, kept locked away in a basement. With only his feverish imagination and his terrified dog for company, he finds ways to amuse himself in the dark."

Rubber Johnny is the latest creation from Chris Cunningham, featuring music by Aphex Twin (Quelle surprise!). To be released May 23, 2005, on DVD with a 40-page book of Chris' accompanying sketches and artwork.

N.B.: There's a spanking new interview with Cunningham online over at PIXELSURGEON.

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BECK HANSEN APPRECIATION CORNER

After introducing Beck's amazing new videos to Black Tambourine and Hell Yes, I now bring you the amazing E-pro clip - directed by, you guessed it, Shynola - the insane team behind Blur's unforgettable Good Song video.

I've just been informed that due to overwhelming public demand, Beck has announced a second date at London Hammersmith Apollo. Already confirmed for Thursday, June 2, he will now also play Wednesday, June 1, 2005.

Yay!

In other noisy news, Autechre (recently featured here) release their new album Untilted tomorrow, April 18, 2005.

Click here for pre-orders & tour dates and here for KultureFlash's interview with Ae.

(Jesus Christ! Couldn't you at least change your raincoats every half a year, boys?!? We all know The North Face™ is cool - but you're not yetis, goddamnit!)

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PERSONAL S(T)IGMA

Reason No. 5 To Have Kids:

They make the cuddliest Nazi mascots! (Example I | II)

(c.f. previous issues: Reason No. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4)

And in terribly saddening news, university has started again and even my beloved Fumetto Comix Festival Lucerne had to begin without me. Expect blogging to slow down over the next... uhm... 10 - 25 years until I finally get my degree done. o_O

But please feel free to stare at this adorably cute Japanese sailor girl for as long as you want and you won't even remember that this blog ever existed. See? :)

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... AND NOW FOR FOUR THINGS...

... completely wooo!:

YaGooHooGle | ScrollingBuckle | DadaDolls

And if you're a cow and/or find Thee Temple ov Psychick Blah not trotskist enough for your taste, go and read the amazing Bovine Unite! broadcasts.

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ADDENDUM

This is just in:

Swiss eboyâ„¢ fans can get the candy-coloured DIN A0 poster of London (as previously mentioned here) for a very fair price at Klang & Kleid and save the shipping costs. Yay!

In other breaking news, don't miss Project Fox under any circumstances if you happen to be in Copenhagen between now and April 23, 2005.

Also, FecalFace™ started a similar project under the name Painted Rooms 3.0 at the Hotel des Arts in S.F..

Great work folks!

Phew. That's all for this week.

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