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Viggo Mortensen – Polaroids 2018

October 19th, 2018
  • 10 Polaroids by Viggo Mortensen

  • We are here to discuss “Green Book,” his newest film, out this November, two years after his critically acclaimed performance in “Captain Fantastic,” the story of a family raised outside of our late-stage capitalist society, which garnered him his second Academy Award nomination for best actor (the first was for “Eastern Promises”).

  • Viggo Mortensen reads Bartolomé de Las Casas

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  • Today Viggo Mortesen lives in Madrid with his girlfriend.
    Ariel Dorfman (Playwright of Death and Maiden) on Viggo:
    During a production of his play Purgatorio, Dorfman was challenged by the actor Viggo Mortensen, who was insistent about a line of dialogue: “This doesn’t make sense!” he kept repeating. “He wouldn’t let me go,” Dorfman says. And Mortensen was right. The actor was able to teach Dorfman something about his own play. “You learn, if there’s no aggression in an artist exchange.” If an actor or editor is generous and open, the writer can gain something.

  • Subrata Mitra – Celebrated Cinematographer + Satyajit Ray’s Sketches

    October 12th, 2018
  • Subrata Mitra

    Remembering the great cinematographer Subrata Mitra, best known for his collaboration with Satyajit Ray, on his 88th birth anniversary. He was the man who revolutionized the art of cinematography by introducing the technique of bounce lighting for the very first time. Many celebrated cinematographers, including Vittorio Storaro, Nestor Almendros and Takao Saito, got influenced by his extraordinary works.

    Thanks to Debayan Roy for posting

    MUBI Subrata Mitra

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    Charulata (youtube)

  • Rare ketches Satyajit Ray
    (The Pather Panchali Sketchbook’ has been edited by the master filmmaker’s son, Sandip Ray.)

  • Elizabeth Bishop & Robert Lowell – Turning Pain into Art

    October 6th, 2018
  • Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop – Tragic Muses

  • Elizabeth Bishop
    February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979

    Biography 0f Bishop 2017 (Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast
    by Megan Marshall)

    One Art – see her painting + many great links (previous post)

  • Reaching for the Moon – Brazilian film on Elizabeth Bishop (trailer)

    Helena Almeida, Portuguese Performace Artist – (1934-Sept 25, 2018)

    September 26th, 2018
  • Helena Almeida (1934 – 25 September 2018) was a Portuguese artist known for her work in photography, performance art, body art, painting and drawing.

  • wiki

    artnet

    Helena Almeida
    We Find Wildness (blog)

    Art Seen Chicago

    RIP Paul Virilio, An Aesthetic Philosopher of Bunker Archeology

    September 26th, 2018
  • Frieze

    How Philosopher Paul Virilio (1932–2018) Spoke to an Age of Acceleration and Total War


  • Claude Parent and Paul Virilio


    via


  • Paul Virilio (wiki) (French: [viʁiljo]; 4 January 1932 – 10 September 2018)[3] was a French cultural theorist, urbanist, and aesthetic philosopher. He is best known for his writings about technology as it has developed in relation to speed and power, with diverse references to architecture, the arts, the city and the military.
    According to two geographers, Virilio was a “historian of warfare, technology and photography, a philosopher of architecture, military strategy and cinema, and a politically engaged provocative commentator on history, terrorism, mass media and human-machine relations

  • Bunker Archeology

    Magdalene Jetelova
    – in which she laser-projected select quotations from, what else, Paul Virilio’s Bunker Archaeology onto the half-submerged fortifications found scattered along Normandy’s beaches.

    Magdalene Jetalova (Czech artist)

  • RIP Arthur Mitchell – Balanchine to Dance Theater of Harlem

    September 20th, 2018

  • (Photo via)

    Arthur Mitchell passed away at 84.

    Dancer broke barriers for African Americans in the 1950s in leading roles with the New York City Ballet


    George Balanchine with Suzanne Farrell and Arthur Mitchell working on ‘Slaughter on Tenth Avenue’ in 1968.
    Photo by Martha Swope from the collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    via

  • Balanchine archive


  • George Balanchine and Arhtur Mitchell

    Mitchell shares interesting stories about Balanchine. (youtube) or why Pad de deux was so controversial (youtube)

    Arthur Mitchell is an African-American dancer and choreographer who created a training school and the first African-American classical ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem.
    In 1955 Mitchell made his debut as the first African American with the New York City Ballet
    Mitchell was the only African-American dancer with the NY City Ballet until 1970. Choreographer and director of the NYCB George Balanchine created the pas de deux in Agon especially for Mitchell and the white ballerina Diana Adams. Although Mitchell danced this role with white partners throughout the world, he could not perform it on commercial television in the United States before 1965, because states in the South refused to carry it.

    Arthur Mitchell

    Slim dragon-fly
    too rapid for the eye
    to cage,

    contagious gem of virtuosity
    make visible, mentality.
    Your jewels of mobility

    reveal
    and veil
    a peacock-tail.

    — by Marianne Moore

  • Arthur Michell Quote

    A Life in Pictures.

    RIP Annette Michelson, Pioneer Film Critic, Co-Founder of “October”

    September 18th, 2018

  • Annette Michelson (photo via)

  • Art News – Annette Michelsonk Pioneering Film Critic, Co-founder October dies at 96.


  • Photo by Fung Lin Hall

  • Fabulous Japanese Actress, Kiki Kirin – Moved On at 75

    September 16th, 2018
  • Kiki Kirin

    Josh Parmer posted on FB a sad and shocking news that Kiki Kirin (樹木 希林) passed away. (See a great photo of Kiki there)

    May your body rest and your soul soar Kiki Kirin. You have been one of my favorite actresses since I first saw you back in Still Walking.

    Japan times Obit

  • Interview with Kiki
    Kiki Kirin’s response here.

    Regarding the afterlife, there is the Buddhist idea of rebirth. Right now, my soul is in this body and this body is Kirin Kiki. After this body is used up and death comes around, that soul and spirit moves on and reappears. I don’t see death as an end.

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    Kiki with Nagase (Previous post)

  • Koreeda and Kiki (Shoplifters won Palme’dor at Cannes – 2018)

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    Previous Cannes festival.

    Kiki, for whom After the Storm is her fifth Koreeda film, described the director as among one of the most observant she has seen in her 55-year career.

    Thank you & RIP Paul Taylor – A Magnificent Modern Dance Choreographer

    August 30th, 2018
  • RIP Paul Taylo, Nytimes tweeted.

    Paul Taylor brought a lyrical musicality, capacity for joy and wide poetic imagination to modern dance over six decades as one its greatest choreographers

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    The Paul Taylor Dance Company Performing Tracer, in 1962. Robert Rauschenberg’s Bicycle Wheel was the only scenery on stage.

    Paul Taylor died (Guardian obit)

    Taylor, a dancer who later became one of the world’s greatest choreographers, was seen as the last of the 20th century’s titans of modern dance

    NPR obit (A Giant of Modern Dance)

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    Kiki Smith and Paul Taylor
    (via)


  • Paul Taylor’s Esplanade – Part 1/5
    Part 2/5
    Part 3/5
    part 4/5

    Paul Taylor! (biography)

    Born on July 29, 1930, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Paul Taylor started the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1954 and worked with icons like Martha Graham and George Balanchine. Taylor went on to establish a massive repertory with his company and created a distinct, acclaimed mode of choreography in works like “Esplanade” and “Arden Court.”

  • Kindred Spirits (youtube)

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    (Dogs designed by Alex Kats)
    Yerba buena SF 2015

    “I had seen Paul dance for the first time shortly before we met with Edwin [Denby] and thought his choreography was one of the most surprising things I had seen as an artist. Paul’s dancing seemed to be a real break with that of the previous generation: no expression, no content, no form, as he said, and with great technique and intelligence.”

    Alex Kats

  • Paul Taylor

    Paul Taylor proves staying power of ’70s and ’80s dance

    Barbet Schroeder Gives His All to Each Film as a Producer, Director & a Thinker

    August 26th, 2018

  • (Amnesia – directed by Barbet Schroeder – His mother’s house in Ibiza was used twice in his films, Amnesia and More, his first film)

    See a trailer here.

    Berbet Schroeder in Conversation on Walter Benjamin, R. Housemann, Pink Floyd.

    Hausmann actually had a whole colony of other German intellectuals, poets, painters. And this house [in Amnesia] was influenced by Hausmann, it was not built by him. But it was influenced by him and his group. It was built in 1936 and my mother bought it in 1951.
    AKT: Was Walter Benjamin part of that group around Raoul Hausmann?
    BS: Yes, he was! Walter Benjamin was actually not far from this house. He was in the fishermen village that was 15 minutes by foot from this house.

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    Barbet Schroeder directing his wife Bulle Ogier in Maitresse.

    “It is the element of adventure in all creative activity that particularly interests Schroeder. He is a producer, a catalyst, but also a director and an actor. He is a Renaissance man. He began as a critic for Cahiers du Cinema. He gives his all to each film. When he produced La Collectuionneuse, he wento into debt to do so. He was the first to believe in Rohmer.” wrote Nestor Almendros (A Man with a Camera).

    From Barbet Schroeder’s first film “More” Nestor Almendros was his D.P and also credited as set designer in some films, their collaboration continued to “The Valley, “Obscured by Clouds”, “General Idi Amin Dada”, “Maitresse”, “Koko, the Talking Gorilla”

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    (Barbet Schroeder with Mickey Rourke and Bukowski – on set filming Barfly)

  • Terror’s Advocate

    NONFICTION FILM – MOVIES – Experiments in terror – Director Barbet Schroeder has a particular flair for films that expose the evil that walks among us.

  • Many interesting photos here for Barbet Schroeder .

  • French producer Barbet Schroeder (L) and

    French producer Barbet Schroeder (L) and German Rainer Werner Fassbinder are photographed in Cannes on May 12, 1979 during the 32nd International Film Festival where they present Fassbinder’s film “The third generation”. AFP PHOTO RALPH GATTI (Photo credit should read RALPH GATTI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Akira Fuse Amazing Talent, Not a Footnote to Olivia Hussey’s Autobiography

    August 24th, 2018

  • (Franco Zeffirelli, Olivia Hussey and Akira Fuse)


  • Olivia Hussey and Fuse Akira

    Olivia Hussey in Japan

  • Building Bloc -積木の部屋 (積木の部屋 / 布施明)

  • His own song composed, lyrics as well.

  • Flamenco guitar and hear him singing (Youtube)

  • My way in Japanese.

  • 1)Cyclamen Fuse’s early hit song.

    2)
    Playing Oboe..
    Cyclamen his early hit.

  • Fuse’s interpretation of Aznavour song in Japanese

  • Doukoku


  • (An elegant calligraphic note is a poem written by Fuse Akira)

    Fuse Akira’s Novel: Daddy

  • Happy birthday Leonard Berstein!

  • Thank you Aretha Franklin for Making us Feel, Duet with Sinatra was Her Favorite

    August 16th, 2018
  • Aretha Franlin
    (photographed by George Hurrell, 1979)

    Duet with Frank Sinatra was her favorite..

  • Read (Independent)

    Aretha Franklin: How the Queen of Soul offered to post bail for Angela Davis, saying ‘black people will be free’