Sunday, 24 April 2011

( the Bob Gill, Mike Mills and Milton Glaser manifestos are pretty good too)

Buckminster Fuller needs to articulate a bit more

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Andres Serrano's, Piss Christ (destroyed in France)

'The photograph, full title Immersion (Piss Christ), was made in 1987 as part of Serrano's series showing religious objects submerged in fluids such as blood and milk.

When New York artist Andres Serrano plunged a plastic crucifix into a glass of his own urine and photographed it in 1987 under the title Piss Christ, he said he was making a statement on the misuse of religion. A criticism of the "billion-dollar Christ-for-profit industry" and a "condemnation of those who abuse the teachings of Christ for their own ignoble ends"

The violent slashing of the picture, and another Serrano photograph of a meditating nun, has plunged secular France into soul-searching about Christian fundamentalism and Nicolas Sarkozy's use of religious populism in his bid for re-election next year.

The gallery director, Eric M├ęzil, said it would reopen with the destroyed works on show.'

Extract from 'The Guardian', April 18th 2011. Read the article in full.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton from Iconoclast Editions on Vimeo.

he seams great... tell me more

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Noah Sheldon


The Soft Moon, Cirlces

I want to project this on my window, for all  those passing by to enjoy. its magical.

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta

'Its not limited to Mexico. The number of people in US prisons and jails on drug charges increased by 1,100 percent between 1980 and 2005. More African Americans are behind bars now than were enslaved in 1850, and most received racially discriminatory sentences on minor drug-related charges. The first drug prohibition law ever passed was an 1875 ordinance in San Francisco, California banning opium, and with it, criminalizing working class Chinese immigrants and attacking their local economy: the drug war has its deepest roots in racism.'
                                                                                          John Gibler

I know you don't care. No one does. We are in the Twitter era, where reading anything longer than 2 lines is for scholars. And we are only concerned by what we think affect us only directly, like the bus fare rising. Our education systems are design to fragment knowledge, and like wise we fragment reality.   

Anyway, if you think you are not affected by the war against organized crime around the world, you might want to read the full article. It is fairly long, but quite concise and simple, it does not go too much in depth but it gives a general understanding on the global 'benefits' of Drug dealing and its illegality.  Skip the first part, it gives context but is merely anecdotic, start from 'Illegality is Money'.

And then play this tune cos is good and it makes you wanna be a gangsta.  


Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Funeral Suits


Irina Werning


Found at Boooooom

Godspeed You Black Emperor - The Dead Flag Blues

you may sing along: 

The car's on fire and there's no driver at the wheel
And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
And a dark wind blows
The government is corrupt
And we're on so many drugs
With the radio on and the curtains drawn

We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
And the machine is bleeding to death

The sun has fallen down
And the billboards are all leering
And the flags are all dead at the top of their poles

It went like this:

The buildings tumbled in on themselves
Mothers clutching babies picked through the rubble
And pulled out their hair

The skyline was beautiful on fire
All twisted metal stretching upwards
Everything washed in a thin orange haze

I said: "kiss me, you're beautiful -
These are truly the last days"

You grabbed my hand and we fell into it
Like a daydream or a fever

We woke up one morning and fell a little further down -
For sure it's the valley of death

I open up my wallet
And it's full of blood

Or read along this, or what ever first page of a Mexican Newspaper.  

Emma Hardy

All images from East ,  found at Triangle Triangle 

Echo Lake

Echo Lake - Young Silence from Dan Nixon on Vimeo.


Das Racist, Coochie Dip City

eeeehhhm hummm what?

this thing makes me wanna unsee it, and see it again at the same time.


A bit of a strange choice I know, for those who know  my music taste (techno- hip hop? wtf!), but I'm quite liking this guy, the mahogani session version of 'us against whatever' is great, but  the original of 'survive it' is also real nice as well as 'cash and carry me home'.

It's a good album, although having said that, I still can only take 2 or 3 tracks at the time of this stuff before I feel like I should be in a crowded dark room drinking vodka and cokes, which aint really something I wanna do.