I want to embed Jennet Thomas’ Return of the Black Tower but apparently I am not allowed to do that, so here’s a link.
When I see My Lonesome Cowboy by Takashi Murakami talked about, there is not enough appreciation of the details.
Just look at his eyes. They’re beautiful. My favourite part.
Ryoji Ikeda - The Transfinite (2011)
“A huge, immersive, electronic light-and-sound installation consisting of an immense wall — 54 feet wide by 40 feet tall — which serves as a screen for streaming video projections.
On one side, horizontal black, gray and white stripes and bands divided into left and right sections scroll downward, flickering furiously to the sound of aggressively percussive, buzzing and whistling electronic music emitted by powerful speakers.
he bar-code-like patterns extend across the white floor in front of the wall, where visitors who have doffed their shoes may loll, dance or meditate. It’s like a walk-in, animated Op Art painting.
On the other side, the floor is covered by soft black fabric and the wall is flooded by finely articulated, incomprehensibly complicated numerical and graphic data.
What is it to be human in such a universe? What values other than statistical ones sustain us?”
tacita dean, green ray
So apparently moving image on film is being completely aborted in 2 years time all to be digital. This is proof of what film can display that all digital cameras can not.
I went to see the re-mastered Lawrence of Arabia yesterday and I can’t really be bothered to talk about all the stuff it made me think of since I already had heated discussions with my mum about it.
But the things I am certain about are that aside from its rather poor ending (in my opinion), it’s very beautifully shot and edited, has a fantastic soundtrack, and that having finally seen it makes Prometheus extra interesting. I realised just how many of David’s mannerisms come from Lawrence in that film, and what it really means to him and for him. Which has just made me love David even more than I already do.
And also, if I really had to sum it up, I think I’d just say that it’s a very sad film.
The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.
Crinkle bottom:The abandoned ruins of Mr Blobbys theme park
I WANT TO GO
Ad Reinhardt - How to Look at Art, Arts & Architecture, January 1947 (via stoppingoffplace)
Marble sculpture of the impression made in the pillow of his late father in-law after lifting him up from his death bed.
astounding. somebody made a german expressionist bathroom
I want it!