Monday, July 21, 2008

Just watch and listen

Beyond the camera

The future of photography will be cameraless.

Me hopes.

Love this album, riveted by this video, done with 3D plotting technology.



Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hive Mentality

Our lovely pal Caroline and her lovely pal Derek are doing a timely and..lovely event tonight:

"Earnest Sewn Co. hosts "A NEW HIVE", an installation at their flagship store in the Meatpacking District of New York City. The work takes the current mysterious and alarming en masse disappearance of honeybee colonies as an opportunity to stage a hyperreal environment in which nature and myth return to influence science and industry, causing balance."

Check out Derek's beautiful cast honeycombs, Caroline's hive bags and honeycomb cashmere (our shot of it below). And plenty more unexpected and scintillating projects from participating artists: Natalie Chanin from Alabama Chanin, Cory Gomberg of Bureau/Greige, designer Monica Byrne and artist Ryder E. Robison.

That's the buzz (oo I couldn't resist)


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Taking your own path

Maybe that's why I love Grace, ever so

[Though it definitely also has to do with her androgyny, her power and her bonkers-ness].

But deep down, or rather, superficially, in light of current personal events, I prize her for her resistance to the norm, to her grip on herself and her own view.

And no, it's not MAKING your own way, it's TAKING it, it's a more aggressive move, because this world resists change, and power structures are in place to resist newness.

And it takes a tough ass woman to go against the grain, to be original, ie: NOT COPY, to stick to your guns, to know what you want, and not let go.

She inspires me.



Friday, July 4, 2008

Trying to supplant the bitter with the sweet. Sort of.

So, I've been low on the blog posts cuz I can't bring myself to talk about what's mostly on my mind, which is how disappointed I am with so many aspects of visual culture. I just get weighted by the negativity of it and would rather be buoyant.

And with the abundance of imagery speeding relentlessly, fashionably, in front of my eyes, I've become over-saturated to the point of nausea. So in an effort to swap it all around, turn that frown up side down, I'm going to take inspiration from the pace and saturation of the web, by taking the 'hot or not' approach to perspicacity:

If within the first blink, it (image, portfolio, site, video) looks like something I've seen before, I'm on to the next.

So, with that in mind, please take the time to watch this, I assure you it's different.


PS As I tried to embed this it came to light that the video has been flagged for questionable content. I'm assuming they mean the computer generated penis, or maybe they mean the vulgarity of a distended, hyberbolic obesity? Which reminds me of watching tele last night. I was skimming through the channels, looking for something to actually stick with for an hour or two, and I would see how hard nipples, or maybe darkened areola were blurred for our protection, sexy scenes were edited out for our safety, faraway tribes-people covered with pixels to preserve, their, no, I mean our, modesty, even the Coppertone Kid no longer has an ass crack, but then I landed on one of those therapy shows, real life, not simulated, and they're showing in great freaking detail, a girl who cuts herself, I'm talking about extreme close up shots of razor blades and deep, tissue-exposing lacerations.

I don't get the method behind that selectivity.

So much for keeping it sweet...


Wednesday, July 2, 2008