Thursday, August 31, 2006

Groovy Kind Of Love

Mrs. Miller... Groovy Kind Of Love (.wma audio 02:03).

Atomic Power

The Buchanan Brothers... Atomic Power (1946, RealAudio 02:41).

1960, Bowden Spacelander

1960, Bowden Spacelander. "...Mike Spangler's 1960 Bowden Spacelander, featuring a fiberglass monocoque frame that allowed for very radical space-age styling. Benjamin Bowden designed this bike back in the 1940's and even produced an all aluminum prototype that appeared in trade magazines in 1949 but was not produced and sold until 1960. Today it is a well recognized icon of American bicycle history." From Dave's Vintage Bicycles.

Billy E. Barnes Collection

Billy E. Barnes Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "...From 1964 through 1969, Billy E. Barnes was the Public Relations Director of the North Carolina Fund, a state-chartered, non-profit corporation established by Governor Terry Sanford in late 1963 to seek new ways to address the problem of poverty in North Carolina. Among his many responsibilities, Barnes photographed various aspects of the North Carolina Fund's programs and activities. His negatives comprise part of the Billy E. Barnes Collection in the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives. The images in this online collection are a representative sample from thousands of negatives, more of which will be added periodically."

Paisagem Submersa

Paisagem Submersa (Underwater Landscape). A photography project documenting project the Jequitinhonha Valley, north of Minas Gerais State, Brasil. Seven municipalities have part of their land submerged as part of the contruction of the Irapè electrical plant. Thank you, Vida Fuleira.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

International Rescue

Swell Maps... International Rescue (.mp3 audio 02:24).

Homeland Secuirty Series

Paul Shambroom... Playground Donald, "Terror Town" (2005, Playas Training Center, NM., Archival pigmented inkjet on paper) From the Homeland Secuirty Series. "...For my current project I am photographing training facilities, equipment and personnel involved in the massive government and private sector efforts to prepare for and respond to terrorist attacks within the nation’s borders. First responders and law enforcement officers train in large-scale simulated environments such as 'Disaster City' in Texas and 'Terror Town,' an abandoned mining community in New Mexico purchased with funds from the Department of Homeland Security. This work examines issues of fear, safety and liberty in post-9/11 America." From Paul Shambroom.

Elizabeth Huey: The Kirkbride Plan

Elizabeth Huey: The Kirkbride Plan at Feigen Contemporary. "...Elizabeth Huey's newest paintings are inspired by her research into American asylums of the 19th century and fueled by her personal experiences. Thomas Story Kirkbride was a key innovator of the science of psychiatry in the United States. Acting on a belief in the restorative effects of bucolic, edifying surroundings, Kirkbride developed a moralized set of blueprints for hospitals extending the concept of architecture as antidote for the mentally ill. His enlightened architectural legacy, along with the legislative efforts of social reformers like Dorothea Dix, set the standard for asylum construction and implementation in the 19th century.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sweetest Bicycle in Appleton, WI

Firestone Vagabond
This is my Firestone 'Vagabond' - an early/mid-60's one-speed with 2-piece break apart frame on 16 inch tires.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Radio First Termer

DJ Dave Rabbit... What's Playing at the Local Theatres (Radio First Termer: Vietnam, Saigon, South Vietnam, January 1971, .mp2 audio 01:05). From Radio First Termer. "...According to legend, Dave Rabbit was a real life U.S. Air Force sergeant who either during or after his single tour of duty in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War rigged up an FM stereo transmitter sometime ca. 1971 to blast 'Hard Acid Rock Music To Blow [People's] Mind[s] With' and to help fuel the Vietnam counterculture that coarsed through the ranks of disenchanted U.S. service men and women in the later years of the Vietnam War. It is believed that someone recorded one of the few shows of Radio First Termer and upon returning to the United States, duplicated the recording, and sold copies of it through a classified advertisement in Rolling Stone magazine in the early 1970s. Although sale of the original copy of the only-surviving recording of Radio First Termer eventually ceased, fans of the charismatic Dave Rabbit apparently duplicated the recording and shared it from friend-to-friend over the years. It is also believed that the one show from 1971 that is featured on this site is the only surviving recording of the original Radio First Termer."

Works by Patricia Waller

Patricia Waller... Accident 4: Crocodile (2004, yarn, cotton wool, synthetic material; crochet; length 59 in.). From Works by Patricia Waller of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Deptford Beach Babes featuring Ella Guru

The Deptford Beach Babes... Deptford Beach (.mp3 audio 02:12) and Surf Hell (.mp3 audio 02:58). From Ella Guru's Voodoo Kitchen. One of our heroes!

Marinetti: Oh, What a Futurist War

Jori Finkel... Marinetti: Oh, What a Futurist War (New York Times, August 27, 2006). "...Few men in the history of adrenaline have been as excited by the sights and sounds of war as F. T. Marinetti. He celebrated war as the 'the world’s only hygiene,' he made machine guns a subject of his poetry, and he exploded the traditional form of the printed poem to reflect his pumped-up, down-with-the-old attitude.
One of his most explosive poems is 'Après la Marne, Joffre Visita le Front en Auto' from 1915. While the title refers to a French general’s visit by car to the front after the Battle of the Marne, in which his troops kept the Germans at bay during World War I, the poem simulates the energy and cacophony of the battlefield."

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Cigarette Cards: ABCs

Vivex Colour Photo Instantaneus Camera Vivex Colour Photo Instantaneus Camera (Cigarette card, Age of Power and Wonder, published ca. 1935-1938). From Cigarette Cards: ABCs. "...The cigarette card series in this digital presentation comprise just the beginning of the Library's extensive, international collection of tobacco cards, which now numbers more than 125,000 individual items, including more than 3000 complete sets. While bibliophile George Arents (1875-1960) did not collect cigarette cards, he provided an endowment for the continued growth of his comprehensive collection on tobacco (whose processing and packaging had provided his fortune), which he had begun donating to NYPL in 1944. In addition to literature and artworks, the tobacco collection's scope has come to encompass a wide range of visual materials and printed ephemera associated with that commodity. The cigarette cards were acquired by curators in the 1960s and later."

Good Rockin' Tonight

Charlie Feathers... Good Rockin' Tonight (1980, Flash Video 02:46). Yeah!


Milky Ways... Guillotine (.mp3 audio 01:54).

It's A Sick, Sick, Sick World and Satan's Bed

Trailer for It's A Sick, Sick, Sick World (1965, dir. Antonio Scarpati) and Satan's Bed (1965, dir. Michael Findlay, Marshall Smith, Tamijian), featuring Yoko Ono (QuickTime Video).

The Seven Wonders Of Swindon

The Lighthouse on Alexandra Road - one of The Seven Wonders Of Swindon. "...The Lightouse which now stands in Alexandra road is the only survivor of the Great Global Warming Scare of 1832 when local councils all over England were persuaded that rising sea levels would make inland towns like Swindon a major shipping hazard." From Jasper Fforde.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Shakin' All Over

Nancy Sit... Shakin' All Over (.mp3 audio 03:02).

Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas... Die Baba (1985, Oil on Canvas on Linen). "...Bathed in sickly blue-yellow light, Marlene Dumas's baby is almost repellent. Instead of an instant love affair, Dumas paints an alien encounter, the unnerving presence of an ‘other', the realisation of an individual with a will and determination of his own. Marlene Dumas confronts the reality of motherhood, with all its natural and terrifying implications." From Marlene Dumas at the The Saatchi Gallery. Also... Selected Works by Marlene Dumas at Zwirner and Wirth in New York, NY.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Wake Up, Wake Up Lullatone... Wake Up, Wake Up (.mp3 audio 06:22). From the album Little Songs About Raindrops by Lullatone.

Rephotographing Atget

Lens Culture... Rephotographing Atget - photos and text by Christopher Rauschenberg. "...Eugene Atget documented Paris from 1888 until his death in 1927. Like many people, I consider him to have been the greatest photographer of all time. Atget straightforwardly documented the city with photographs that give you the feeling that all the transitory things that people do and are have washed away, leaving only their transcendent accomplishments.
On a 1989 trip to Paris, I suddenly found myself face to face with a spiral-topped gatepost that I knew very well from a beautiful photograph by Atget (the photograph on the left). I rephotographed his gatepost from memory (the photograph on the right) and wondered how many other Atget subjects might still be holding their poses." Also... Paris: Eugène Atget and Christopher Rauschenberg, and exhibition at the International Center Of Photography which ends on the 27th.


Transition (August 24, 2006). Excellent! From Big Happy Funhouse - found photos, free pie.

Sagebrush Vernacular: Architecture of Rural Nevada

Sagebrush Vernacular: Architecture of Rural Nevada. " exhibition of 120 photographs of rural Nevada architecture. These photographs are currently being exhibited in locations around Nevada along with the Smithsonian produced exhibition, Barn Again: Celebrating An American Icon. The images in the exhibition were selected from approximately 500 photographs of rural Nevada architecture taken by advanced photography students from the University of Nevada, Reno."

Yin Yu Tang, A Chinese Home

Yin Yu Tang, A Chinese Home at the Peabody Essex Museum. "...Yin Yu Tang is a late Qing dynasty merchant's house that was originally located in Huizhou in southeast China. Through a cultural exchange project with Huizhou, the Peabody Essex Museum dismantled and moved the over 200-year old house to Salem, Massachusetts. The house was re-erected at the museum as part of the PEM's transformation and expansion in June 2003."

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Have You Seen This Madison? - James T. Potter's Photos

Detail of Orpheum Marquee James T. Potter... Detail of Orpheum Marquee (March 28, 1971). "...A detail of the top of the flashing baroque marquee on the Orpheum Theater at 216 State Street." From Have You Seen This Madison? - James T. Potter's Photos. "...James T. Potter, an architect and native Madisonian, combined his architectural background and his skills as a photographer into a photo feature for the Wisconsin State Journal. His popular column "Have You Seen This Madison?" ran in the Sunday paper from 1969 until 1977. The photographs captured the unusual and the ordinary, concentrating on architectural details that often went unnoticed by the casual observer.
The series originated from a slide lecture Potter gave often in the 1960s to schools, clubs and church groups. According to a quote from him in the Wisconsin State Journal on 2 January 1972, 'The whole point... is to prove to people that they haven't seem the city they live in... Madison has great physical beauty, but many people don't see it.'"

Greg Stimac Photography

Greg Stimac Photography. Mowing the lawn, Roadside Memorials, and much more.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I Wanna Be A Beatle

Saturn V... I Wanna Be A Beatle (.mp3 audio 02:11).

Illustrated Posters of Air-Raid Defense, Gas Attack

Hong Kong Government Posters

Hong Kong Government Posters Hong Kong Government Posters. "...Though totally unprepared, Hong Kong accepted a massive influx of refugees from China in the early 1950s. The dramatic increase in population, poor living conditions and poverty had certainly created many social and health problems. To prevent the spread of disease and social ills, the government was in urgent need of an effective communication tool to reach and educate the public. The decision of using posters to publicize social campaigns and policies was made in the early 1950s primarily on the ground of economy and efficacy. The Public Relations Office, predecessor of the Government Information Services Department, was responsible for designing most of these promotional posters."

High Fashion Crime Scenes

High Fashion Crime Scenes - photography by Melanie Pullen

Monday, August 21, 2006

Spartan Dog #5 - Twilight

Spartan Dog #5 - Twilight. Works by Melanie Pullen, Oliver Ottner, Zachary Pennington, Francesco Disa, Jason Beam, Gus Fink, and Coinneach." From Spartan Dog Magazine.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Voodoo Rites

Cristina Garcia Rodero... Untitled no. 30. From Voodoo Rites (Haiti 2004). Photographs by Cristina Garcia Rodero at Agence VU' - Visa 2004. (fr)

Shake, Shake, Shake

Rita Chao & The Quests... Shake, Shake, Shake (.mp3 audio 01:48).

Friday, August 18, 2006

Asian Pop Oldies

Asian Beat

Rita Chao with The Quest, Love Is Me, Love is You Rita Chao with The Quest... Love Is Me, Love is You (1960's EP, Singapore, .mp3 audio 01:45) and The Reynettes... Rescue Me (1960's Hong Kong, EMI ECHK 506, .mp3 audio 02:44). From Asian Beat - An introduction to the music scene which flourished in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore in 1964-1969. From Tofu Magazine.

If I Were You

Wanda Jackson... If I Were You (Capitol 5364, 1965, .mp3 audio 02:31).

A Broken Arm

Arnold Odermatt... Oberdorf (1964, black and white photograph). From the exhibition 'A Broken Arm' at 303 Gallery in NYC. "...303 Gallery presents 'A Broken Arm', an exhibition of work comprising varied approaches to found objects and images. Taking Marcel Duchamp's ready-made snow shovel titled 'In Advance of a Broken Arm,' 1915, as it's starting point this selection of artists employ not only the use of existing images or materials, but have a specific sensibility towards narrative."

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Franz Roh

Franz Roh... Untitled - nude with cat (1922-1933, Vintage gelatin silver print) and Schauspielerin (Actress, ca. 1930, Vintage gelatin silver print). Franz Roh: Photography & Collage from the 1930s, September 14 – December 22, 2006 at Ubu Gallery in NYC.

Lightplay: Black-White-Grey

László Moholy-Nagy... Lightplay: Black-White-Grey (1932, excerpt, QuickTime Video 01:40)... Lightplay -black-white-grey (Lichtspiel: schwarz-weiss-grau) deriving from Moholy-Nagy's kinetic sculpture, the Light Space-Modulator. From Aspen no. 5+6 at UbuWeb.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ari no Heitai (The Ants)

Trailer for Ari no Heitai (The Ants, .wmv video 02:13). Also... the official site for Ari no Heitai (jp) and Documentary about old soldier reveals war's insanity (The Daily Yomiuri, Aug. 7, 2006).

The Third Man Theme

Chet Atkins... The Third Man Theme (Anton Karas, .mp3 audio 02:26). From the album Chet Atkins' Gallopin' Guitar (1952). From Chet Atkins.

Bill Wittliff, A Selection: Lonesome Dove and La Vida Brinca

Bill Wittliff, A Selection: Lonesome Dove and La Vida Brinca at Andrew Smith Gallery. "...Bill Wittliff's accomplishments in the fields of art, literature and film making are truly breathtaking. Based in Austin, Texas, he has had a distinguished career as photographer, film producer, director, publisher and screenwriter of the Emmy award-winning television series Lonesome Dove, and the films The Black Stallion, Raggedy Man, Barbarosa, Country, Legends of the Fall and The Perfect Storm. Classic Wittliff photographs made on the set of Lonesome Dove will be exhibited at Andrew Smith Gallery, along with a selection from La Vida Brinca."

Adiós Nonino

Quartetto di Sassofoni Accademia... Adiós Nonino (RealAudio 05:01). Four saxophones have a go. From Adiós Nonino: Alrededor del Mundo. 200 versions of Adiós Nonino at Astor Piazzolla and his Tango Nuevo.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Eurobad '74

Eurobad '74. An exhibition of Europe's worst interiors of 1974.

PEZ Museum Japan

PEZ Museum Japan - version 2. (jp)

Long White Cadillac

The Blasters... Long White Cadillac (.mp3 audio 02:53).

Troy Henriksen 2006

2864 Troy Henriksen... n° 2864 - Cédée (2006, Mixte sur toile). From Troy Henriksen 2006 at Galeries W Eric Landau, 44 rue Lepic, Paris. "...J’ai découvert Arthur Rimbaud - ou il m’a découvert le premier - en 1997. J’étais dans un café à Boston où j’exposais des peintures et je suis tombé sur un magazine sur lequel il y avait une photo de lui : ça m’a littéralement coupé le souffle de voir cette photo de moi, surgie d’un autre siècle, me dévisager. Je l’aie arrachée, je l’aie mise dans ma poche et j’ai alors ressenti une nouvelle liberté en moi. Je me suis informé sur lui, sur son travail, et j’ai été encore plus fortement investi de son énergie."

Monday, August 14, 2006

Neenah Public Library Local History Collection

Neenah Public Library Local History Collection at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. "...The Neenah Public Library's digital collection presents the history of Neenah primarily from the early 1800's to the 1950's. The two Neenah histories highlight the development and important events of Neenah from pre-settlement to the late 1950's. The 1920 and 1924 directories provide valuable information to genealogists, while the searchable photograph collection captures life in the Neenah area from the mid-1800's to the 1950's."

Trailer for Elevator To The Gallows

Trailer for Elevator To The Gallows (QuickTime Video). From Louis Malle's Elevator To The Gallows at Rialto Pictures.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Eight Miles High

Hüsker Dü... Eight Miles High (1984, SST 7" single SST-025, .mp3 audio 03:54).


Maureen Is A Champ

Frank Sinatra... Maureen Is A Champ (Apple #1, 1968, .mp3 audio 04:28) - commissioned by Apple executive Peter Brown, in honor of Maureen Starkey's 22nd birthday. "...Ringo Starr's wife (Maureen) had a birthday coming up and someone at Apple Records thought it would be great to work up a version of the song The Lady Is A Tramp to play at her birthday party. One thing led to another and a famous Hollywood composer agreed to rewrite the words to the song, then talked Frank Sinatra into singing it. Sinatra (who was a fan of Beatle songs) recorded this version of The Lady Is A Tramp with a band, shipped the tapes to London, where it was pressed onto Apple #1. One copy of the record was made and given to Maureen (Cox) Starr, and the stamping molds were all destroyed afterward." From Probe is Turning-on the People.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Saltair Pavilion

Saltair Pavilion (1902, Glass Plate Negative). From Digital Collections at the J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah.

J. Bennett Fitts: No Lifeguard on Duty

J. Bennett Fitts: No Lifeguard on Duty at Paul Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. "...For this stunningly calm and exotic series, J. Bennett Fitts uses the qualities of light to create a unified vision of a man-altered landscape: abandoned pools. J. Bennett Fitts has traveled over 20,000 miles around the United States from Salton Sea, California and the Southern California Inland Empire to Arkansas and West Virginia to photograph relics of America’s roadside past. He expresses the contrast between the of the period when these motels were new and attracted the Great American family touring the U.S.A and their modern state: attracting only budget travelers and sites for prostitution and drug use, perhaps even manufacture." Also... more Works by J. Bennett Fitts and His Personal Site.

The Journey

Tangerine Dream... The Journey (.mp3 audio 02:00). From the original soundtrack of the film Sorcerer (1977, MCA Records, MCD10842).

Friday, August 11, 2006

Serpentine Swimmers Club

Lens Culture... Serpentine Swimmers Club - photos by Andrew Buurman. "...The Serpentine Swimmers Club is a group of about 40 hearty people of all ages and all walks of life who meet each weekend at an urban lake in London's Hyde Park to swim and race in near-freezing waters.
British photographer Andrew Buurman swam with the group (once), and then returned often to photograph these people doing what they feel driven to do. The result, I think, is a remarkable testimony to the accomplishments of people who willfully defy the deathly cold by celebrating their own vigorous bodies, the joy of burning muscles, and the satisfaction of not surrendering to aging bodies nor to the creature comforts of modern day life."

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection

Charles W. Cushman... Kite Flying Along South Main Street (Feb. 1940, Tucson, AZ). From the Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection at the Indiana University Archives. "...Packing his car with camera, lenses, and film, his tripod, his notebooks and - often as not - his first wife, Jean (who was not, to judge from the expression on her face in Cushman's occasional carside portraits, always a happy traveling companion), this extraordinary amateur photographer pursued a life on the road, and in the streets, of mid-twentieth-century America. Whatever its effect upon his marriage, Cushman's peripatetic compulsion did result in a remarkable gift to future historians, photography lovers, and students of Americana. For here, framed through the lens of his Contax IIA camera, saturated in almost embarrassingly vivid colors, springs to life a world that we had long since resigned ourselves to viewing only in shades of gray. The America that we thought we knew, whether through the self-conscious artistic starkness of the images of Berenice Abbott and Walker Evans or through the polished middle-brow poses of Look and Life, is revealed as being but the shadow of a world no less full and tangible than our own. In Cushman's work the past becomes, for an instant, impossibly present."

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Deutschmark Bob

Sewer Steer DM Bob & the Deficits... Bushhogin' Man (.mp3 audio 04:21). From Deutschmark Bob. Tunes and art.

A Handful of Dust: Photographs of Disappearing America

David Plowden... A Handful of Dust: Photographs of Disappearing America. "...Since making his earliest documentary photographs in the 1950’s, David Plowden has honored those proud structures and places that America has discarded—from brawny commercial and industrial centers to small towns and farms. He reveres the honest work and spirit that built them. But the scene has changed much in the last five decades and what’s left of the honesty of small communities and the working of the land is all but gone, dealt a death blow by outsourcing, conglomerization, and our incessant drive to buy cheap at any cost. The America of these photographs is a bittersweet reminder of things once cherished, and a life no longer possible. Deserted Main Streets and crumbling facades stare at us blindly. Abandoned houses and buildings reach back to ground. Plowden’s work is a sad symphony---incomparably and irresistably beautiful, while reminding us of our loss." From David Plowden Photographs.

Momia Twist

Wau Y Los Arrghs!!!... Momia Twist (.wma audio 02:44). "...Ultra wild and out of control garage punk from Spain."

Charles W. Nash and the Nash Motor Company

Stoughton Truck (ca. 1920). "...Closed truck manufactured by the Stoughton Wagon Company. This company's beginning as a manufacturer of wagons was a common origin for automobile manufacturers." From Photographs of automobile manufacturing and sales in Wisconsin, 1905-1968 - part of the exhibit Charles W. Nash and the Nash Motor Company at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

More Music

Tommy McCook and the Supersonics... More Music (RealAudio 02:24).

Philippe Jusforgues

Untitled - The gray commander and his soldiers Philippe Jusforgues... Untitled - The gray commander and his soldiers (2004-05, Photo-Based Collage). From Stephen Daiter Gallery in Chicago, IL. More Works by Philippe Jusforgues at his personal site. (fr).

The Art of War

Reginald Mount... Fire-bomb Fritz (1942. Ink & inkwash on board). "...Experimental drawing for 'Fire-bomb Fritz,' an animated incendiary bomb whose expression – comic, rather than terrifying – was intended to reassure people of the harmlessness of incendiaries if tackled in time." From Works by Reginald Mount - part of the brilliant exhibition The Art of War at the British National Archives - illustrations, propaganda, cartoons, films and art created during World War Two.

Introductions (06)

Sarah Dixon... Summer (2006, oil on canvas). "...Sarah Dixon, who works in oils and watercolor, divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Atlanta. She brings to her work a background in dance and floral design that produces glorious, lyrical, and whimsical paintings rendered precisely and executed in vibrant colors. Both Atlanta’s luscious foliage and California’s bright sunlight and airy beauty are evident in her botanical works. These paintings incorporate intriguing symbolism and humorous surprises." From the exhibition Introductions (06) at Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta, GA. Works by Ashlynn Browning, Sarah Dixon, Troy Dugas, Leslie Giuliani and Tom Stanley.

Amy is 13

Happy Birthday to my daughter Amy - 13 years old today.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Poster for The Wasp Woman

Poster for The Wasp Woman - a beautiful woman by day, a lusting queen wasp by night. From Film Posters and Lobbycards at R.I.T.Z.E. (de)

Works by Jacques Pyon

Jacques Pyon... Stylos Bille. From Works by Jacques Pyon. "...Issu de la mouvance des dessinateurs 'underground' français de la fin des années 70, le très souterrain auteur de 'Encore Raté !' affiche sur les pages de son site (en construction) différents travaux dont ses remarquables créations au stylo bille!" Thank you, Omer at LeWub. (fr)

Monday, August 07, 2006

The Treasures of Long Gone John

The Treasures of Long Gone John - a film by Gregtg Gibbs. Stars Long Gone John, Todd Schorr, Mark Ryden, Camille Rose Garcia, Robert Williams, Shag, Gary Baseman, Liz McGrath, Coop, The Pizz, and others.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Christine Keeler

The Skatalites... Christine Keeler (.mp3 audio 03:09).

Yes Bruce Nauman

Yes Bruce Nauman Yes Bruce Nauman. Bruce Nauman and: John Bock, Stefan Brüggemann, Peter Coffin, Martin Creed, Jessica Diamond, Tom Friedman, Mike Kelley, Glenn Ligon, Jan Mancusca, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Monk, Charles Ray, Jason Rhoades, Marc Swanson, Diana Thater, Mungo Thomson, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Francesco Vezzoli, and Aaron Young at Zwirner and Wirth, 32 East 69th Street, New York, NY.

Doris Ulmann Photographs

Doris Ulmann Photographs at University of Oregon Libraries. "...Doris Ulmann (1882-1934), was a native of New York City, the daughter of Bernhard and Gertrude (Mass) Ulmann. Educated in public school - at the School of Ethical Culture, a socially liberal organization that championed individual worth regardless of ethnic background or economic condition - and Columbia University, she intended to become a teacher of psychology. Her interest in photography was at first a hobby, but after 1918 she devoted herself to the art professionally. She was a member of the Pictorial Photographers of America. Ulmann documented the rural people of the South, particularly the mountain peoples of Appalachia and the Gullahs of the Sea Islands, with a profound respect for her sitters and an ethnographer's eye for culture."

A Tumultuous Assembly: Visual Poems of the Italian Futurists

A Tumultuous Assembly: Visual Poems of the Italian Futurists at the Getty Center, Research Institute Exhibition Gallery. "...In 1909 a handful of Italian artists and poets published a manifesto for a new movement called Futurism. The artists declared that scientific and technological inventions of the modern world had altered concepts of time and space, causing a deep change in the human psyche. Traditional cultural institutions, they asserted, must be destroyed and new ones created. Futurists followed this with manifestos calling for the reinvention of everything from painting, music, and architecture to cooking, warfare, and government."

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Trailer for Lunacy

Trailer for Lunacy (QuickTime) by Jan Svankmajer. "...The latest provocation from surrealist master Jan Svankmajer (LITTLE OTIK) is a 'philosophical horror film,' loosely based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade." From Zeitgeist Films. Also... Šílení, film Jana Švankmajera - the film's official site. (cz)

Friday, August 04, 2006

Never Be Anyone Else

Ricky Nelson... Never Be Anyone Else (.wma audio 02:20).

Ghost Scroll Collection at Zenshoan Temple

Ghost Scroll Collection at Zenshoan Temple. "...Every August, Zenshoan temple in Tokyo opens the doors to its Yurei-ga Gallery, a private collection of Edo-period ghost scrolls. The 50 silk paintings, most of which date back 150 to 200 years, depict a variety of apparitions from the forlorn to the ghastly. The scrolls were collected by Sanyu-tei Encho, a famous storyteller (rakugo artist) during the Edo era who studied at Zenshoan. Encho is said to have collected the scrolls as a source of inspiration for the ghostly tales he loved to tell in summer." Via Pink Tentacle. Bravo!

Péter Horváth: Layers

Péter Horváth: Layers at [origo] Galéria. "...Péter Horváth started working for MTI, the Hungarian News Agency as press photographer in 1971. Was photo editor of the weekly Magyar Ifjúság from 1976 to 1981. Staffer of Képes 7 from 1986 to 1989, he did covers and photessays. In 1989 he was staff photographer of the weeklies Európa and Reform. Presently he works for Axel-Springer Publishers. In addition to his photos published, his works have appeared at several exhibitions. He often uses special photo-techniques; he has made extensive use of the computer in recent years. His major subjects are people on the periphery of society, the inhabitans of city housing estates. The Hungarian House of Photography in Budapest showed his computed photomontages of recent years at a major exhibition in 1999. He was awarded the Béla Balázs Prize."

Siegfried Anzinger: Frauen in den Bäumen 2006

Siegfried Anzinger Siegfried Anzinger: Frauen in den Bäumen 2006 at Galerie Krinzinger, Wien. Also... additional Works by Siegfried Anzinger. (at)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

M.O.Hammond, Photographer

M.O. Hammond... Flatiron Building, New York City (1908, black and white print). M.O.Hammond, Photographer. "...Many of the early 20th century amateur photographers were true innovators of their craft. Their dedication to photography and interest in exploring its stylistic and technical aspects helped further the acceptance of photography as an important artistic and documentary medium. M.O. Hammond [1876-1934] was one of a group of dedicated amateur photographers active in Toronto in the early 1900s. By profession, Hammond was a journalist who enjoyed a career at the Toronto Globe that lasted nearly 40 years."

Alley Pang

The Skatalites... Alley Pang (.mp3 audio 02:54).

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

War Artists from the First World War

Lieut. C. H. Barraud... Church Ruin, Ablain, St. Nazaire (1916, print). "...A very beautiful little plate treated in a very simple and masterful style. The gaunt but beautiful ruin of the Church is all that remains of the once populous village which surrounded it." From the exhibition War Artists from the First World War at the Archives of Ontario.

Keen Power Cycle

Keen Power Cycle (1938). "...Keen Power Cycle, a streamline style motor scooter, made by Keen Manufacturing Company, located at 2117 Atwood Avenue (Madison, WI). The view includes a trailer hitch and storage compartment behind the seat." From Motorcycles at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Eclectic Shadows: The Rediscovery of Yasuzo Masumura

Eclectic Shadows: The Rediscovery of Yasuzo Masumura Firecracker Magazine #12... Eclectic Shadows: The Rediscovery of Yasuzo Masumura. "...It is well known that Japanese cinema of the sixties was incredibly rich and diverse, with such figures as Akira Kurosawa, Yoshujiru Ozu and Hiroshi Teshigahara all working at the height of their significant powers in a variety of different styles and genres. The recent touring programme of films by Yasuzo Masumura, curated by the Independent Cinema Office, adds a new name to this already heady mix, as well as marking the first chance for English cineastes to see the films of an intriguing and prolific director. Masumura worked firmly within the studio system, making between three or four films per year for Daiei throughout his thirty year career. This revival of eight of Masumura’s films from his first decade as a filmmaker still represents only a fraction of his total output of 58 films, none of which have ever been released in this country." Also... Give me passion and ideas - Masumura's films were erotic gore-fests that dragged Japan into the modern world. Steve Rose salutes a lost hero (The Guardian, September 1, 2005).