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Why take diet pills when you can enjoy Wurzeltod?

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Interna, Interviews, Moving Images, Tentacles / Cephalopoda by Suzanne on March 17th, 2006 | BBC Wikipedia

© Kris Lewis - click to enlarge

'As I begin a painting the subject physically, emotionally and spiritually reveals itself to me. Each brushstroke speaks to the subsequent stroke, carrying out a dialogue, linking my subject and me as if we were meeting for the first time. I find this uncertainty exciting and embrace the indecisive nature of my work.'

(Kris Lewis about the process of painting)


© Institut Drahomira - click to enlarge

BoldType - March 06 | Clandestina N° 43 | ComputerLove | Creatures in my Head | eSeAeNe | Hannah Stouffer | I'm Scared | Institut Drahomira | Ryan Jacob Smith | Shift N° 112 | Spartan Dog N° 13 | The Paper Brigade | The Ronin


Still from Innocence

Innocence by Scott Spencer - In his amazing stop-motion video, Scott tells us a heartwarming story about slaughter, agony and mecha horror little girls with pink plush bunnies. Awwww.

Otherwise by Morcheeba - For everyone who misses Brighton as much as I do *sniff*

Don’t Fuck With Love by The Sad Little Stars - 'A cautionary tale in three fantastical dimensions, two star-crossed lovers flirt their way through a magical and luscious 1920s paper pop-up New York City.'

Kure Kure Takora - The psychedelic adventures of my new tentacled friend Kure Kure Takora. N.B.: Wurzeltod™ can not be made responsible for acute brain damage after watching this video. (via BoingBoing)


© Julie Heffernan - click to enlarge

Affordable Art Fair at Battersea Park in London, UK.

March 16 - 19, 2006

Viper 25 at Kunsthalle in Basel, CH.

March 16 - 20, 2006

Peeping, Probing and Porn: Four Centuries of Graphic Sex in Japan at the Museum of Sex in NYC, USA.

March 16 - July 15, 2006

Julie Heffernan's Heaven & Hell at the P·P·O·W Gallery in NYC, USA.

→ Finissage: March 18, 2006

The Unicorn Show at Nucleus Art Gallery in Alhambra, USA.

→ Vernissage: March 18, 2006

→ Featuring: Lesley Reppeteaux, Luke Chueh, Mari-chan, Mizna Wada et al.

Stéphane Blanquet's Labyrinthique Intestin at the Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs in Aix-en-Provence, F.

→ Vernissage: March 21, 2006

4th Berlin Biennial at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin-Mitte, DE.

March 24 - 28, 2006

Madeline von Foerster's Desires Distilled at Fuse Gallery in NYC, USA.

→ Vernissage: March 25, 2006, 7 - 10 PM

Sean Cheetham at the Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery in Pasadena, USA.

→ Finissage: March 30, 2006

KunstKrake at Kölner Graphikwerkstatt in Köln, DE.

→ Vernissage: March 31, 2006


Alan Moore interview (by The Beat)

Craig Robinson interview (by Submarine Channel)

Don DeLillo Q&A (by San Francisco Chronicle)

Nick Cave interview (by PixelSurgeon)

Ryan Burghard interview (by The Art Blog)

Slavoj Žižek interview (by Spiked Culture)


Team D.A.D.D.Y. - According to those mad Irishmen, 'D.A.D.D.Y.' stands for 'Design Animation Design Design Yay'.

Uh huh... o_O


'Why take diet pills when you can enjoy AIDS AYDS?'

Previously on Wurzeltod: 'Lose weight with AIDS AYDS!'


N° 1

I know I owe a gazillion of you emails. Some of you have been waiting for weeks, some even for months. I'm deeply sorry about this constant mailboxophobia of mine, but I'm terribly busy at the moment. Please rest assured that none of your emails are lost or forgotten, and that I will reply to them one fine day. My sincere apologies... *sighs*

N° 2

I decided that you should not live another day without the thrilling knowledge that I'm the 5th Google Image Search hit for "cute armadillo". Weeee!

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12 comments to " Why take diet pills when you can enjoy Wurzeltod? "

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    anaglyph says:

    You're always the first stop on my list when searching for cute armadillos.

    March 18th, 2006 at 2:18 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Awwww... you're just too sweet. *blushes*

    My favourite google image search ever is this one. It's just so leet it hurts.

    March 18th, 2006 at 2:21 am

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    ro_G says:

    texas is just full of armadillos suzanne, must try and pick one up for you. will give to damien if i ever get to see him in dublin.

    March 19th, 2006 at 11:51 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Poor Damien is stuck in some mad fiesta in Valencia. He missed his plane and now he will probably be eaten alive by Spanish cannibals. :cry:

    It's all my fault, I shouldn't have let him go. *sniffy*

    Are you talking about living or dead armadillos? You must understand that I'm not very good when it comes to looking after living and breathing thingies. I tend to forget to give them water and food. So a dead one would be much handier. Thankiiiiiies! :)

    March 20th, 2006 at 12:02 am

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    ro_G says:

    oh definatley a dead one - theres no way i would get a live one through Homelands security! They're major roadkill here.

    March 20th, 2006 at 12:12 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Mr Armadillo just said yes, he'd very much like to have a taxidermied companion. Weeeee!

    March 20th, 2006 at 12:22 am

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    ro_G says:

    i'll try and get him a mrs. armadillo so ;)

    March 20th, 2006 at 12:27 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Hurrah! Then I'll arrange a fabulous armadillo wedding ceremony in the forest. Yay!

    March 20th, 2006 at 12:32 am

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    anaglyph says:

    Graph Paper! Fantastic. "math formula" is nice too, as is "radish".

    March 20th, 2006 at 10:57 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Hehe. "Organigramm" is quite neat too.

    March 20th, 2006 at 11:07 pm

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    Suzanne G. - Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Superschool at CoproNason: Opening tomorrow! says:

    [...] curated by none other than Lola and features works by Brian Viveros, Scott Musgrove, Michael Page, Kris Lewis, Travis Louie, Gary Baseman, Heiko Müller, Chris Ryniak, Ana Bagayan, Mia, Dan Quintana, Tin and [...]

    March 7th, 2009 at 12:47 am

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    Penelope Pentz says:

    I heard a couple of people talking about http://www.wurzeltod.ch/?p=335 on the subway today. I love it!

    January 8th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

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