Oct 22, 2013

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 Black Mariah (The twin’s films & performance objects)

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En réalité, le sphinx est il une annexe du monument, ou le monument une annexe du sphinx?

 

Lili Reynaud-Dewar

Interview in MOUSSE here (slideshow at bottom of interview.)  And more here too.

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Mr. Fast said that these fictional threads would act as an “oasis” from the “sticky, sweltering” sex, and that they enrich a narrative that might otherwise come too close to melodrama. To balance the anxieties produced by pornography, he explained, “I need the absurd, I need the humor, I need the surreal.”              

Oct 18, 2013

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New Omer Fast work being shown by our friends Arratia, Beer at Frieze London this week.

More here at the NY Times.

Sure wish I was in London for Frieze… living through Patrick’s Instagram :)

And congrats to Omer for receiving the ‘Sonderpreis des Deutschen Kurzfilmpreises 2013’ last night in Berlin for Continuity.

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Oct 17, 2013

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Came across a b&w version of this image a couple years ago in the Walker’s collection catalog Bits & Pieces Put Together To Present A Semblance Of A WholeIt was part of an exhibit called Tokyo: Form and Spirit in 1986. I loved it it but forgot to look further.

Today an even better color version appears in a piece on the Walker’s Design Blog about Mildred Friedman who organized the exhibit Tokyo: Form and Spirit, which featured the work of designers such as Arata Isozaki, Tadanori Yokoo, Toyo Ito, Tadao Ando, and Eiko Ishioka.  Now I’m even more curious.

I think I’ll write to the archivist and see about exhibition photos.  Hopefully they’ll have some slides. More soon.

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The exhibition serves as an abstract documentation of the ways that humans have responded to the ecological crises of climate change with scientifically informed aesthetic practices. Quiet Earth is about an awareness of volume: That which we create, that which we consume, and that which may, in turn, consume us.              

Oct 15, 2013

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Marfa Dialogues/New York

Quiet Earth curated by Fairfax Dorn

Amy Balkin, Larry Bamburg, Agnes Denes, Hans Haacke, Donald Judd, Maya Lin, Trevor Paglen, Robert Rauschenberg

15 October–30 November 2013
(Tonight!) Opening: 15 October, 6–8pm

Rauschenberg Project Space
455 W. 19th Street
New York, NY
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday 11am–6pm

Would love to go see “Art for the Third Millenium: Benign Solutions for a New World View,” a talk by Agnes Denes presented by Ballroom Marfa, on November 4 at 6pm at the Rauschenberg Project Space… but can’t.  You should go if you can.

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Oct 14, 2013

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Listening to Manifest by Little Tornadoes over and over.  (thx Mary) But am even more excited by the text that accompanies the song

We want to be able to be inspired, contemplate beauty, achieve excellence and enjoy life to the fullest.
But we are governed by an exploitative economic system which is keeping this from happening.
It thrives through our competitiveness, our selfishness, and our egocentrism.
Under this system the planet is being destroyed as the commodity of a guarded elite; Public resources are being privatized to benefit the few.
The illusion that success is about accumulating wealth rather than reaching deep knowledge of the self has been successfully planted in our psyche.
In this greed-driven economy we feel isolated, fearful, envious and suspicious of one-another.
Where is our sense of purpose? Where is our connection to nature?
The true revolution is of the self. It is about taking responsibility for what we are as indivduals, what we do and what we say; it is also about harmonizing our visions to build the best society for the most.
Being my best is not a competition to defeat the other. I recognize the need for harmony between people, and treat the other as I would like to be treated..
In order to have a high quality of life, a life affirming society which encourages cooperation between people is necessary.
Our economic and financial system should be based upon the understanding that cultures, ideas, work, health and territory are the true wealth, not money.
The plundering of resources, the exploitation of people and militaristic violence benefits only a corrupt minority.
Is deregulated capitalism really in our interest?
Enough of working and paying for the lavish perks of the few!
We aspire to build a popular movement for the redrafting and democratization of our financial system.
The people should refuse to pay for the abuses of the unnecessary financial elite.
To understand and enjoy life to it’s fullest, is the right of everyone.

It reminds me of David Bohm and his participation here.

I can’t remember where the image came from.  Sitting on my desktop for awhile.

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Oct 8, 2013

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ALL

I first learned of Annie Larson through this post at the Walker Art Center back in 2010. I kinda freaked and almost immediately wrote to her and proposed doing something.  We were just starting with furniture and I thought her work would look amazing with ours.  I was an instantaneous fan.

We didn’t ever do anything together but we stayed in touch and sent good vibes back and forth about each others work over the last few years.

Luckily, I finally get to see our furniture with Annie’s work!  The ALL Knitwear Fall 2013 additions were shot with ROLU pieces.

Shot by Mary Manning, modeled by Bailey Salisbury and hosted by MONDO.  We love it. Gratitude to all. And loved this pic in Mary’s Instagram :)

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Oct 7, 2013

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Oh and one more thing about the PIN-UP Interviews book?  You can read an excerpt of my interview here at Sight Unseen.

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Oct 1, 2013

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PIN-UP INTERVIEWS is out today!

Couldn’t be more psyched about RO/LU being included here with architects David Adjaye, Shigeru Ban, Ricardo Bofill, David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid, Junya Ishigami, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Marino, Richard Meier, and Ettore Sottsass; artists Daniel Arsham, Cyprien Gaillard, Simon Fujiwara, Boris Rebetez, Oscar Tuazon, Andro Wekua, and Robert Wilson; and designers Rafael de Cárdenas, Martino Gamper, Rick Owens, Clémence Seilles, Hedi Slimane, and Bethan Laura Wood. And many more.

Available HERE.

Pic by Adrian Gaut

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Sep 25, 2013

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor won the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.

A statement from the band follows:

A FEW WORDS REGARDING THIS POLARIS PRIZE THING

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hello kanada.
hello kanadian music-writers.

thanks for the nomination thanks for the prize- it feels nice to be acknowledged by the Troubled Motherland when we so often feel orphaned here. and much respect for all y’all who write about local bands, who blow that horn loudly- because that trumpeting is crucial and necessary and important.

and much respect to the freelancers especially, because freelancing is a hard fucking gig, and almost all of us are freelancers now, right? falling and scrambling and hustling through these difficult times?

so yes, we are grateful, and yes we are humble and we are shy to complain when we’ve been acknowledged thusly- BUT HOLY SHIT AND HOLY COW- we’ve been plowing our field on the margins of weird culture for almost 20 years now, and “this scene is pretty cool but what it really fucking needs is an awards show” is not a thought that’s ever crossed our minds.

3 quick bullet-points that almost anybody could agree on maybe=

-holding a gala during a time of austerity and normalized decline is a weird thing to do.

-organizing a gala just so musicians can compete against each other for a novelty-sized cheque doesn’t serve the cause of righteous music at all.

-asking the toyota motor company to help cover the tab for that gala, during a summer where the melting northern ice caps are live-streaming on the internet, IS FUCKING INSANE, and comes across as tone-deaf to the current horrifying malaise.

these are hard times for everybody. and musicians’ blues are pretty low on the list of things in need of urgent correction BUT AND BUT if the point of this prize and party is acknowledging music-labor performed in the name of something other than quick money, well then maybe the next celebration should happen in a cruddier hall, without the corporate banners and culture overlords. and maybe a party thusly is long overdue- it would be truly nice to enjoy that hang, somewhere sometime where the point wasn’t just lazy money patting itself on the back.

give the money to the kids let ‘em put on their own goddamn parties, give the money to the olds and let them try to write opuses in spite of, but let the muchmusic videostars fight it out in the inconsequential middle, without gov’t. culture-money in their pockets.

us we’re gonna use the money to try to set up a program so that prisoners in quebec have musical instruments if they need them…

amen and amen.

apologies for being such bores,
we love you so much / our country is fucked,
xoxoxox
godspeed you! black emperor

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Via Constellation records and originally via Andrea Hickey’s Facebook

Man does this make me happy.

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Various Keytags is an online store for design-minded people who enjoy organization, happiness, and fun. It was born out of a sense of humor and the sheer necessity of finding a simple key tag that isn’t too fussy. They give us constant joy; they are useful; they make great gifts; and we have been astonished by the overwhelmingly positive response to them by so many different people! So much so that we decided to make an entire website dedicated solely to Various Keytags. We hope you enjoy them, and be careful… They are a bit addictive.              

Sep 14, 2013

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Our friends Brian and Elizabeth have a new project, Various Keytags.  Brilliant!  And totally addictive. I’m going to start a list of new words to request.

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