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Alan Turing – Thinking Machine by Henrik Olesen

June 7th, 2015
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    What interests me about the TURING biography is not only the way it illustrates the boundaries and histories of the 20th century, but that it also seems almost like a gendered prophecy. In a horrifying way, TURING ’s body was injured by the violence of modern ideology, he lost his own body, in a way, but he also made a new one. In 1936, he published a theoretical model of a machine that was to constitute the basis of all post-war computing, making him the father of all modern computer science. And this part of his biography is a futuristic tale about thinking machines, artificial intelligence and the appearance of possible future bodies. And to me, this is a long-needed escape from biological, heterosexual reproduction. – HENRIK OLESEN for Mousse Magazine

    Alan Turing Art project by Henrik Olesen

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  • Alan Turing 1954 (7 June): Death (suicide) by cyanide poisoning, Wilmslow, Cheshire.

    Can machine think?

  • How Alan Turing solved the enigma of Solitaire in letter to girl, 8

    Nico Muhuly takes on Alan Turing

    See the codebreaker.. (not starring Benedict Cumberbatch).

    More link on the Imitation game -

    Richard Long & Rineke Dijiskstra + Portrait of Marquis de Sade by Man Ray

    June 2nd, 2015
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    Happy birthday Richard Long! (homepage)

    See more via Lisson gallery

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    June 2 birthday of Marquis de Sade – Drawing by Man Ray

  • Yukio Mishima’s Madame Sade staged by Ingmar Bergman

  • Happy birthday Rineke Dijiskstra (Previous post)

    Nature Means Everything – Ellsworth Kelly

    May 31st, 2015
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  • He is talking here.. (Youtube)

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    Via Gemini

    See Agnes Martin black and yellow..(scroll down) untitled one.

    Find Ellsworth Kelly’s black and yellow here.

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    After being abroad for six years, Kelly decided to return to America in 1954. He was interested after reading a review of an Ad Reinhardt exhibit, to which he felt his work related. Upon his return to New York, he found the art world “very tough.”[1] Although Kelly is now considered an essential innovator and contributor to the American art movement, it was hard for many to find the connection between Kelly’s art and the dominant stylistic trends.[7] In May 1956 Kelly had his first New York exhibition at Betty Parsons’ Gallery. His art was considered more European than was popular in New York.

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    Kelly’s background in the military has been suggested as a source of the seriousness of his works. While serving time in the army, Kelly was exposed to and influenced by the camouflage with which his specific battalion worked. This close contact helped enlighten him on the use of form and shadow as well as the construction and deconstruction of the visible. It was a basic part of Kelly’s early education as an artist. Ralph Coburn, a friend of Kelly’s from Boston, introduced the technique of automatic drawing to him while he was visiting Kelly in Paris. Kelly embraced this technique of arriving at an image without looking at the sheet of paper upon which the image is drawn. These techniques helped Kelly in loosening his particular drawing style and broaden his acceptance of what he believed to be art. Kelly’s illness and coexistent depression may possibly be related to his use of black and white during his last year in Paris.

  • I just feel like I can live on. I hope I can reach 100. I think today if you just keep doing, keep working, that – maybe that’s possible. – Ellsworth Kelly

    I’m constantly investigating nature – nature, meaning everything.

    Read more at Brainy quote

    Always on Sunday, Rousseau’s Biopic by Ken Russell +Rabbit by Henri Rousseau & Durer

    May 21st, 2015
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  • Ken Russell (previous post)

    A non-actor played Henri Rousseau.. both Rousseau and Alfred Jarry were so authentic a truly marvelous joyful portraiture rarely seen in films these days. (Alfred Jarry was played by Annette Robertson in the role of the surrealist playwright.)

    Full film Always on Sunday

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  • Henri Rousseau - May 21, 1844

    Albrecht Durer - May 21, 1471

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    Conceptual Artist Chris Burden Dies at 69

    May 10th, 2015
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  • Chris Burden dies at 69: artist’s light sculpture at LACMA is symbol of L.A.

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    For Oh Dracula, a 1974 performance at the Utah Museum of Art in Salt Lake City, Chris Burden replaced a painting on the wall with a large cloth chrysalis which he then climbed inside. Burden hung on the wall for one day during museum hours, cloistered in darkness like a light-sensitive vampire.

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    The Agony of Body Artist (Roger Ebert)

    Do you believe in Television – Chris Burden and TV

  • Christopher Burden (April 11, 1946 – May 10, 2015) was an American artist working in performance, sculpture, and installation art.

    One of Burden’s most reproduced and cited pieces, Trans-Fixed took place on April 23, 1974 at Speedway Avenue in Venice, California.[8] For this performance, Burden lay face up on a Volkswagen Beetle and had nails hammered into both of his hands, as if he were being crucified on the car. The car was pushed out of the garage and the engine revved for two minutes before being pushed back into the garage.

    Knight Rise Skyspace – James Turrell is 72 years old

    May 6th, 2015

    Internationally acclaimed artist James Turrell has been creating skyspaces since 1975. Knight Rise, located in the Nancy and Art Schwalm Sculpture Garden at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, is one of only 14 skyspaces open to the public in the United States.

    Happy birthday James Turrell – (May 6, 1943)artskyspace

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    Above photos by Fung Lin Hall

    Fifteen – Two or Three – April 2015 – Images by Fung Lin Hall

    April 22nd, 2015
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  • See more art by Fung Lin Hall (Gold Bird Variations)

  • Desert Time – more art here by FLH.

  • Three Oracles and Three Sculptures Snake or Spoon
  • Last Life in the Lens Universe - (with bonus film links)

  • Rainbow Trouts, Jackson Pollack and Birds

  • Imogen Cunningham – Believed in Self Learning & Ruth Asawa was a Friend

    April 13th, 2015
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    Cunningham was named Imogen after the heroine of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline

    I was invited to photograph Hollywood. They asked me what I would like to photograph. I said, Ugly men.

    I don’t know what love means. (her quotes)

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    Ruth Asawa photo by Imogen Cunningham (previous post Ruth Asawa Art & Activism – San Francisco)
    Ruth Asawa and Imogen Cunningham were good friends.

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    Mark Adams, Tapestry Designer, and His Wife, the Printmaker

  • Portrait of Imogen by David Park

    Photo of David Park, 1958 by Imogen

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    Harry Partch (Previous post)

  • Japanese Photographer Kenro Izu – Echoes of Prayer & People

    April 2nd, 2015
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    Echoes of Prayer and People

    More photos at Kenro Izu (homepage)

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    ETERNAL LIGHT

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    Varanasi, India 2013. At the “House of Liberation” a free housing where people come to die near the holy river Ganges

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    Kenro Izu (井津 建郎 Izu Kenrō?, born 1949) is a Japanese-born photographer based in the United States.[1]

    Izu attended Nihon University College of Art in Tokyo from 1969-1972. After moving to the United States in 1972, he spent two years working as a photo assistant in New York City and subsequently established his own studio, specializing in still life photography. Since 1979, in addition to his well established commercial work, Kenro began his serious professional commitment to his fine art photography, traveling the world to capture the sacred ancient stone monuments in their natural settings. He traveled and documented Egypt, Syria, Jordan, England, Scotland, Mexico, France and Easter Island (Chile).

    He has also focused on Buddhism and Hindu monuments in South East Asia: Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. Through them, he captures profound beauty with natural states of decay. Izu founded Friends Without a Border, an organization devoted to raising funds for children’s hospitals in Cambodia. Profits from select prints sales and his book, Light Over Ancient Angkor, are donated to this cause. Izu is the recipient of the 2007 Lucie Awards’ Visionary Photographer award, and was published by En Foco’s photographic journal Nueva Luz.

  • Dennis Farber – The Art of Inkjet Fencing & Foto Lineage

    March 21st, 2015
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    Inkjet(fencing) – Photos
    See more Projects inkjets here.

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  • Dennis Farber (Portfolio) THE ART of FOTO HIS_STORY and LINEAGE

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  • René Clément – Forbidden Games, This Angry Age, Plein Soleil etc.

    March 17th, 2015
  • Forbidden Games – By David Ehrenstein

    Over the years countless films have been made about war, its horrors and its devastations. Few, however, have been as moving and heartfelt as René Clément’s Forbidden Games.

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    On Purple noon – Plein Soleil (The Kind of film you make passionately – Rene Clement)

    Purple Noon - Plein Soleil trialer (youtube)

    Patricia Highsmith (archive)

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    Gérard Philipe – Monsieur Ripois 1954 – Director: René Clément

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  • This Angry Age.

    It is an adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ 1950 novel, The Sea Wall. The film stars Anthony Perkins and Silvana Mangano.

    Full film This Angry Age

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    Is Paris Burning – Alain Delon and Belmondo

  • French Actor Christian Marquand Directed Brando, Burton, Ringo in Candy

    March 15th, 2015
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    Listen to Julian Schnabel on Marlon Brando

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    Brando named his son after Christian Marquand – they worked together in Apocalyps Now.

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    Candy is a 1968 sex farce film directed by Christian Marquand based on the 1958 novel by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg, from a screenplay by Buck Henry. The film satirizes pornographic stories through the adventures of its naive heroine, Candy, played by Ewa Aulin. It stars Marlon Brando, Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, James Coburn, Walter Matthau, Ringo Starr, John Huston, John Astin, Charles Aznavour, Elsa Martinelli and Enrico Maria Salerno.


  • “I Will Spit On Your Gaves”

    Boris Vian the author of I will Spit on Your Graves.

    On the morning of 23 June 1959, Boris Vian was at the Cinema Marbeuf for the screening of the film version of I will Spit on Your Graves. He had already fought with the producers over their interpretation of his work, and he publicly denounced the film, stating that he wished to have his name removed from the credits. A few minutes after the film began, he reportedly blurted out: “These guys are supposed to be American? My ass!” He then collapsed into his seat and died from sudden cardiac death en route to the hospital.

    Christian Marquand wiki and filmography.
    Brigitte Bardot, Christian Marquand, Jean Luis Trintignant were directed by Roger Vadim in And God Created Woman.

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