Thursday, 30 December 2010

Slumming


SLUMMING

Austria 2006

100 Min

DIR Michael Glawogger

El Mar, 2000

Spanish remember pretty well the horrors of la guerra santa and the civil war I guess, and have grown some sort of sordid love around it, cos they make the most beautiful gore films. The first one I remember seen was Cria Cuervos and I was around 6. I remember it made me feel that I was about to see something very sad and that it was gonna stay, but that I was also quite  morbidly curious about it. Funnily enough the next time I saw that actress, she was, now a grown up woman, in what I would say was the starting off the proper spanish gore, Thesis.

Watch El Mar, it is horribly beautiful and sad. And it will stay with you.. so I recommend to have some comedy to watch at hand, to wash the after taste away.








EL MAR

Spain 2000

107 Min

DIR Augustí Villaronga


Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Saturday, 25 December 2010

The Dead Photos, Tom Phillips


  'Meantime we shall express our darker purpose.
Give me the map there. Know that we have divided
In three our kingdom:and business from our age;
  conferring them on younger strenghts, while we 
    Unburthen'd crawl toward death.'



Dead in Historic Filipinotown
6:02pm, May 31st, 2008


 WEBSITE

Daniel Del Nero

The eighties brought the obsession for the future in decay, the terrible consequences of human existence, the inevitable destruction of all things beautiful. And to my delight, the kids who grew up watching Mad Max, Blade Runner, The Terminator, RoboCop and the like are now making all sort of responses to this fascination.


What you see here is 'After Effects',  Daniel De Nero's moldy architectural models with a coating of flour and water.


     “…the sense of time and destiny of the planet after the human species.” 


"...how to reproduce in small scaled the particular sensation of being in a lonely, abandoned place."



Found at Wire.  And to go to De Nero's site, click here. 

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

Is this the older sister of the Royal Tenenbaums?
you should watch it and then tell me...


Saturday, 18 December 2010

Friday, 17 December 2010

Delta 5. 'Mind your own business'

Liars. 'The other side of Mt. Heart Attack'




Ah...

I won't run far.
I won't run far.
I won't run far.

I can always be found.
I can always be found.

Ah...

If you need me,
If you need me,
If you need me,

I can always be found.
I can always be found.

Ah...

If you want me to stay,
If you want me to stay,
If you want me to stay,

I will stay by your side.
I will stay by your side.
I will stay by your side.

I won't run far.
I won't run far.
I won't run far.

I can always be found.
I will stay by your side,
And I want you to find me,
so I'll stay by your side.

Ah...

If you need me,
If you need me,
If you need me,

I can always be found.
I can always be found.
I can always be found.

Ah...

I won't run far.
I won't run far.
I won't run far.

I can always be found.
I can always be found.
I can always be found. 

Jacob Dahlstrup. On a Sailors Grave (no roses grow)


On a Sailors Grave (no roses grow) from Jacob Dahlstrup on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Twin Shadow 'Slow'

 
Twin Shadow 'Slow' (NSFW) from Twin Shadow on Vimeo.

ok, seriously, how much hotter can you get?

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The Good Gods!

Don't you just fucking love when the post man brings something nice for a change?

Today he brought me a CD with 5 tracks from The Good Gods! inside a hand made sleeve and with a lovely badge and a picture of a cat!!

They send it to me for free when I signed up for updates!!  I'm officially inlove with them.

This has totally made my week.

You should  listen to them, so go here, now.

UNMADE BEDS (2009)


Every now and then, I accidentally find some photograph, or a song, or a film that is slightly cheese in a way I would like to have been part of, but more like if wish i had woken up with that song playing in the radio, when back home it was hard to get hold of music.. or when you find a family photo you haven't seen in a long long time and you recognise your favourite cardigan when you were a kid.

This film felt like that. And I really loved the soundtrack.

You can watch it here.  And you can hear and even download here the best as cheesiest of songs...  enjoy.

Friday, 12 November 2010

We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay)

Im about to go watch this, I'm excited ... will tell ya how the mexican gore went..



hmm well, sadly, it did not go that well. but strangely, it was not the gore that went wrong, those scenes were actually very good, nicely shot, good photography, real blood colour,  good butcherism. it was the story that was bland and  weak. good acting, casting and stylist, but weak disjointed  story,  and im not talking about the non-lineal narratives that work so well for Amores Perros (Love is a Bitch).

Chief - Night and Day

Voxhaul Broadcast

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Monday, 1 November 2010

Crystal Castles, Robert Smith



thanks sarah for reminding me how magic can gorgeous robert still be.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Wish you were here. Fordham gallery

The good thing about being working only 2 days a week, is when you get to wake up early, check whats on store for the day, and take pleasure of accidental findings.
Today, I bumped into a little unsual set of exhibitions, performed in the space of 3 hrs, 27 art students from Belgium performed a solo show for 7 glorious minutes. With opening drinks and all for each of them, the Fordham Gallery, located in the middle of the Whitecross Street market (yes, it's a stall!!), presented to curious and intrigued passing bys from 'hot art' to drawn crocodiles, free napkins and painted leafs.


Although I wasn't sure what to take from all of what was shown, something is for sure to take, facing the disgraceful amputations that art funding in England is suffering, there is the need for new and more appropiate ways of claiming public spaces,'Wish you were here' exhibition was a great example.




Fordham Gallery

Jasper Haentjens

I found this lovely image in his blog..

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Friday, 15 October 2010

Russel Mills


http://www.russellmills.com/


Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Andy Denzler

People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart




..website

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Attack is the best Defence. MOONKEUM KIM



'Showing emotion became a crime. You are supposed to be mild and fine, not too happy nor too sad. The 'normal fineness'. Expression is aggression. People cannot face others overflown emotion. They are well kept from each other in certain distance. So they prefer the 'nice' to the honest one.

Sometimes I feel outrage. I want throw everything and brake, move my body in the biggest motion and shout as loud as I can or I have ever heard. I don't know what stops me not to. There's fear, uknown other's existence. And there is me worrying how they would think of me. I want to be the nice to be around. The friendable one, the sociable one.

 The relationships people make are based on the elementary unit box which filled with all those manners and worries. But it's not only one. The box has another box inside and the other. So the relationships we have are made of the walls of the boxes. The thicken layers. We are not connected, but we block each other with the layers. We try not to see each others as we are.

When the layers make airless, the outcry comes. We thicken the wall again. 

I am protecting myself under the helmet. And you are protecting yourself under yours too. Wherether you are the enemy or not, I'm not for you. I am well keeping myself to be myself. And I believe that you are doing the same. I breath but the warmth of my breath only covers myself, keeps my skin soft and humid. The doors opened to outside are the only place, I believe, I could get attacked. So I'm scared wheter I'm going to die out of this loneliness or with a sudden attack which would, might never come. So I die here in the darkness of my shield.

I blind you.
I cut your mouth off.
I block your ears.
You are faceless and nameless.
You are an anonymous a
nothingness.' 


Moonkeum Kim





Thursday, 5 August 2010

Sang Bleu




... i still love this blog 

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Camberwell external exhibition at the Rag Factory



A few weeks ago I went to the Camberwell's BA Grafic Design external show at the Rag Factory mainly to have a nose around the space, since we were to have our show in the same venue.

It wasn't a surprise the show was very good and full packed, so luckily Jackie and I made sure to get early so we could actually see the work up.

We were the first to get to try a real fun piece that involved a cheese 80's beach poster background a fan to blow your hair and a Fujifilm instant camera. We also gave the photo a go in tryng to get some effects on in by folding it before it's fully exposed, somethig we used to do when dear polaroids were not as horribly difficult to get; it did sort of work, but I guess there is gonna have to be a lot experimentation to find good little instant and uncontrolled special effects before fuji instand films get my heart.  I have beeingtrying for ages to find the girl's who did this piece name, but seams impossible, she did not have a business card and the case for the photo she gave away with her email as only contact detail went missing... but I think her name was Sarah? ... no idea of surname... :(

The other piece I saw and which I consider my favourite in the show was 'Mechanicky Orgasmus' and very sexy video piece by Hellen Ralli. I found her work via Holy Ghost blog.



Mechanický Orgasmus from helen ralli on Vimeo.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Philippe Jusforgues

I love his witty collages...  I see with jealousy every single one of them.. wishing I had done them, I think of those ones I did a few years back and tell myself I'm absolutely going back to collage a little, just for fun...
To see more of his great work visit his website here .
























Philippe Jusforgues from the series Renaissance  


























Selfportrait. Collage April 2008. Mara Bueno
See my collage 'Family Portrait' here ...

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Animal Skulls ...

So time to catch up has come.. and is so exciting, there  is a little project  I'm doing some research for, still all in the air,  but it will involved a beautiful fashion collection,  some animal like pouses  maybe, the roof and corridors of the Art Deco building I'm currently living in hopefully.. and some bare skin with chunks of geometric minimalistic patterns perhaps....  trying to stop my head from wanting to put it all there and keep it suuuuper simple... but this stage is just my favorite, where everything you see seams to want take part of it.... so expect many images  coming for this project which for now I will simply call 'animal skulls'....




































From Dazed archives: October 1998 Photographer: Liz Collins, Stylist: Katie Grand.




Im thinking in electric tape... or latex paint... just cos tattoos stay for ever and that is like too long for a photo-shoot.. heheh

Monday, 31 May 2010

Self publish, be happy UK



A weekend showcase of 50 exceptional contemporary DIY photo books, selected by Bruno Ceschel. A talk, and signings through out the weekend, will provide an opportunity for art book lovers to discuss, admire and buy publications originating from around the world.
Self Publish, Be Happy is an organisation founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 with the aim to celebrate and promote self published photobooks through events (fairs, exhibitions and conferences), books and online. Self Publish, Be Happy also organises workshops aimed to help photographers to make and publish their own books. For more information visit selfpublishbehappy.wordpress.com
Self Publish, Be Happy Weekend is curated by Bruno Ceschel and organised in collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery.

Date and Time: 5th -6th June 2010...Starts@11am
Where: The photographers gallery 16-18 Ramilies St, Oxford Circus, London W1F 7LW

 for mor information visit Ladies Lotto , from where I got this  text and image. 

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Sarah Culross


Bodysound first version from sarah culross on Vimeo.



visit her website , for some more nice weirdness.....

Friday, 7 May 2010

free thinking, not fee thinking








































"More than 60 internationally renowned academics from across the globe have written to the dean of Middlesex University urging him to reverse the decision to close the philosophy department.
Alain Badiou, Judith Butler, Slavoj Žižek and Noam Chomsky were among those who condemned the decision.
Chomsky said he was "deeply disturbed to learn of the decision" and that he hoped it would be reversed "for the sake of the university, the intellectual life in the UK, and not least the future of this ancient and indispensible discipline worldwide".
Michael Hardt, from Duke University in North Carolina, US, said: "I can think of no other philosophy department in the US, UK, or Australia that rises to the level of Middlesex [in the study of continental philosophy]."
read  the whole article in the guardian,  and sign the petition here .