In 1917 Guillaume Apollinare first coined the word Surrealism in the program notes for the ballet Parade; partly reproduced here.
It was an extraordinary gathering of enormous talents with the set, curtain and costumes by Pablo Picasso (these pictures seldom seen and never published)
The scenario was by Jean Cocteau; and the score by Erik Satie.
Paperware. (4 images here) by JTWine full body armor
selected images from the paper wear clothes line: shopping bags, color sheets & safety pins; posing in hat-masks, bibs, loin cloth, skirts and ties, 2003-2005, with Silvia Nonenmacher
Jurgen Trautwein NOW - (Jtwine blog)
Mike Kelley (many fabulous images from Contemporary Art Daily)
Paper man (Oscar award winning animated short)
I didn’t get much sleep last night
thinking about underwear
Have you ever stopped to consider
underwear in the abstract
When you really dig into it
some shocking problems are raised
Underwear is something
we all have to deal with
some kind of underwear
The Pope wears underwear I hope
The Governor of Louisiana
I saw him on TV
He must have had tight underwear
He squirmed a lot (excerpt from Poetry Foundation)
Happy birthday Lawrence Ferlinghetti!
Photo by Elsa Dorfman
Pity thy Nation (youtube reading)
Her birthday too.. (see previous post – the upside down Piano etc).
Concert for Anarchy
Rebecca Horn was born March 24, 1944, in Michelstadt, Germany. As a young girl, Horn read Johann Valentin Andreae’s Die chymische Hochzeit des Christian Rosenkreutz and Raymond Roussel’s Locus Solus, which cultivated the artist’s interest in alchemy, Surrealist machines, and the absurd.
They write a long conceptual poem based on Christian Bök’s tweets
Suicide Pact you first
They sell you words
They interview the “totalitarian Buddhist” who has built “Magnasanti”
They create visual poetry by permuting four dark triangles
They build a fractal pyramid
They review “How to Write” by derek beaulieu
They design an online toy that lets you write prose-poems automatically in the style of a TED Talk (More Christian Bök’s tweets)
It’s the noodle that’s the most Thai, and at the same time, the least. Before the 1940s, Pad Thai didn’t exist as a common dish. Its birth and popularity came out of the nationalist campaign of Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram, one of the revolutionary figures who in 1932 pushed Thailand out of an absolute monarchy and into a Game of Thrones-style democracy, where coups and counter-coups have become the norm.It’s the noodle that’s the most Thai, and at the same time, the least. Before the 1940s, Pad Thai didn’t exist as a common dish. Its birth and popularity came out of the nationalist campaign of Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram, one of the revolutionary figures who in 1932 pushed Thailand out of an absolute monarchy and into a Game of Thrones-style democracy, where coups and counter-coups have become the norm.
The Noodle place : debt of pleasure (Hanif Kureishi on Tanizaki)
No we did not eat Pad Thai while riding on the ski lift.
Mori Satoh..森翔太 （撮影、編集、出演） filming, editing acting…(Mori is our new Iphone action hero)
David Shrigley Gong. (at Anton Kern Galler)
Kevin Cooley: Skyward at Pierogi Boiler Room
January 11 – February, 2013
Gaylen Gerber at Wallspace
January 12 – February 9, 2013
Horses think new web site..
25 December 1908 – Birthday of Quentin Crisp – – “Do not fade, do not whither, do not grow old” commands Queen Elizabeth I, played here—in an amusing but appropriate gender-bending twist—by Quentin Crisp. (via Reverseshot)
At the root of Crisp’s act was a kind of radicalism: Mocked and brutalized for his flamboyant effeminacy, he nonetheless chose to live, beginning in the London of the 1930s, “not merely as a self-confessed homosexual, but a self-evident one.” He tinted his hair lilac, wore eye shadow, pert scarves and silk blouses, and transformed himself into a walking, quipping objet d’art. It was this feat of defiant self-invention that eventually brought him celebrity. He wrote several wonderful books and at least one famous one, his 1968 memoir “The Naked Civil Servant.” But Quentin Crisp’s masterpiece was, emphatically, “Quentin Crisp.”
Photo of Quentin Crisp by Paul Waldman
He lived on the same block as the NYC Hell’s Angels club house. He always answered his phone with “Oh yes!”
we became friends. He lived across 2nd Ave. on 3rd St. On the west side of 2nd Ave & 3rd is where Philip Glass lived. Quentin always said when he walked past the club house he’d lower his head in reverence. - Paul Waldman (via email)
English man in New York - John Hurt as Quentin
Jerry Nelson the man behind “The Count” passed away on Aug 23.
Jerry Nelson Puppeteer – Family Photo
Nelson played ‘Count von Count’ (aka the ‘Count’ seen here) on Sesame Street from the 1970′s through his retirement in 2004, but also was the first to perform Mr. Snuffleupagus. Other roles include Gobo Fraggle (my personal favorite) and Marjory the Trash Heap from Fraggle Rock, and multiple characters from the Muppets including Sgt. Floyd Pepper of the Electric Mayhem band, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Kermit’s nephew Robin, and Gonzo’s girlfriend Camilla the Chicken.
Mr. Nelson had a gift with puppets that helped shape generations of viewers. He learned to puppeteer under Bill Baird, the creator of the “Lonely Goatherd” marionette scene in The Sound of Music. Jerry was born on July 10th 1934 in Tulsa Oklahoma and died August 23rd, 2012.
NYtimes obit for Phyllis Diller
She liked jokes that piled on the laughs in rapid succession. A favorite of hers was this one: “I realized on our first wedding anniversary that our marriage was in trouble. Fang gave me luggage. It was packed. My mother damn near suffocated!”
She had six children from her marriage to her first husband (via wiki)
Alfred Jarry Bike
(via I wannabe Alfred Jarry )
Mercury turns Retrograde on July 14 2012
Mercury in Retrograde
By Sheryl Luna
The day ended badly with a broken ankle,
a jinxed printer, and a dead car. The dry yellow grass
against the sunset saved me. Roosters
pranced across a lawn of shit, proudly plumed
in black feathers, bobbing before the gray goats.
It was the first day I saw god in the quiet,
and found a mustard seed was very small.
There I had been for years cursing “why?”
and all the gold in the sun fell upon me.
There was a white mare in the midst
of brown smog, majestic in the refinery
clouds. Even the radio wouldn’t work!
My mother limps and her hair falls out.
The faithful drive white Chevy trucks
or yellow Camrys, and I’m here golden
on the smoking shock-less bus.
I lost language in this want, each poem
dust, Spanish fluttered
This talented bird built a nest inside the cactus plant.
by David Shrigley 2009, painted ceramic plant pot and cacti, 26 x 22 x 37 cm
Marquis de Sade by Man Ray
Magritte Philosopher’s Lamp
The Duty of Philosophy? Zizek has the answer.
Emil Cioran (wiki) The Melancholy thinker..
Regarding God, Cioran has noted that “without Bach, God would be a complete second rate figure” and that “Bach’s music is the only argument proving the creation of the Universe cannot be regarded a complete failure”.
William H. Gass called Cioran’s work “a philosophical romance on the modern themes of alienation, absurdity, boredom, futility, decay, the tyranny of history, the vulgarities of change, awareness as agony, reason as disease”. (via wki)
“The amount of chiaroscuro an idea harbors is the only index of its profundity”
—E. M. Cioran
Rainy Day Canapé, 1970, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Dozen works by Tanning now on view in LACMA’s special exhibition In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.
See Dorothea with Max Ernst here. (Scroll down)
Six images from Steve Faletti
Rare “Elephant” armchair, designed by Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann in 1926. It sold at auction in December 2010 for $290,500.
Chorus of Charis See some fanatastic chairs by famous artists from here.
Dragon chair looks like an Elephant
Tilda Swinton (photo by by Simon Annand)
We need to talk about this film - trailer
April 1 was Dan Flavin‘s birthday!
Here is “Looking at Flavin’s neon wall sculpture”
Minimoma by Craig Robinson
Happy birthday Milan Kundera!
“The Joke”, was his first novel. Milan Kundera was born on April 1 on April fool’s day.
Fifty centimeters deep –
Witch, lion, Aspelund via (Haikea – Poetry blog for the furniture of Melancholy )