Archive for June, 2021

Turtle and Things

Monday, June 28th, 2021
  • Title: Karekusa. 枯れ草. Fung-Lin Hall
    July 17,2015

  • Title: Turtle and Things – Fung Lin Hall
    June 2021

  • Mike Gravel, former Alaska senator and anti-war campaigner, dies aged 91

    Monday, June 28th, 2021
  • Mike Gravel

    Mike Gravel who read Pentagon Papers into Congressional record dies at 91

  • Mike Gravel was on the right side of history (Jacobin)

  • Kurt Tong- Photography

    Saturday, June 26th, 2021
  • Prix Elysee – Kurt Tong

    Kurt Tong Photography (See more from his homepage)

    Kurt Tong

    1977, born in Hong Kong, China

    Kurt Tong graduated with a Master’s degree in documentary photography at the London College of Communication in 2006. Having grown up in the United Kingdom, his work revolves around exploring his Chinese roots, his upbringing and understanding of his motherland. Using multilayered narratives, his recent work has dealt with the Asian Diaspora, Chinese funeral practices and early Chinese feminism.

    Much of Kurt’s work, whilst deeply rooted in photography, has incorporated other mediums, performative elements and audience participations. Pushing the possibility of photography as a narrative tool.

    (People’s Park – Kurt Tong)

    Birthday celebration of A Philosopher and an Art Historian – Julia Kristeva & Peter Weller

    Thursday, June 24th, 2021
  • of Julia Kristeva Black Sun appears here on Post Mutant Eggplant – Tristana/Toledo

    Happy birthday Julia Kristeva (See more photos and links)

  • Peter Weller – actor, and an art historian of Italian Renaissance

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    (With Diane Keaton in Shoot the Moon)

  • Petern Weller is an art historian today.

    The Passing of Janet Malcolm – The Author of the Journalist

    Saturday, June 19th, 2021
  • Janet Clara Malcolm was an American writer, journalist on staff at The New Yorker magazine, and collagist. She was the author of Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, In the Freud Archives, and The Journalist and the Murderer, among other books.

    Janet Malcolm the author of the journalist and the murderer died (Guardian)

    “New Yorker writer, whose scepticism about her trade brought her both praise and blame, was also famed for studies of psychoanalysis and Sylvia Plath”

  • Her most consistent modus operandi was to obscure and complicate

    Janet Malcolm literary magician (Atlantic-obit-David Graham)

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    (Photo – Fung Lin Hall)
    In the Freud Archives (Granta)
    Janet Malcolm introduced this reader to Jeffrey Masson and Anna Freud.

    Who will inherit the secrets of Sigmund Freud? Who will protect his reputation? Who may destroy it? Janet Malcolm’s investigation into the personalities who clash over Freud’s legacy has become a celebrated story of seduction and betrayal, love and hatred, fantasy and reality. It is both a comedy and a tragedy. Malcolm’s cast of characters includes K. R. Eissler, a venerable psychoanalyst and keeper of the Freud flame; Jeffrey Mason, a flamboyant Sanskrit scholar and virulent anti-Freudian; and Peter Swales, a former assistant to the Rolling Stones and indefatigable researcher. Each of them thinks they know the truth about Freud, and each needs the help of the other. Malcolm endeavours to untangle the causes of their rivalry and soured friendships, while the flaws and mysteries of Freud’s early work tower in the background.

    Re: Masson vs Malcolm

    When it was published, Masson, the former project director of the archives, filed a $10m libel lawsuit, claiming that Malcolm had fabricated several quotes attributed to him. Though Malcolm was unable to provide proof of the quotes, after a decade of proceedings, a jury finally decided in Malcolm’s favour in 1994. Though Malcolm later claimed she had found a misplaced notebook containing some of the quotes, the case shadowed her for years, with journalists voicing scepticism at her methods.

    Elegance is Progress, An Elephant Sitting Still

    Sunday, June 13th, 2021
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
    I saw An Elephant Sitting Still. 4 hours film, the young filmmaker Hu Bo’ committed suicide right after. He was Bela Tarr’s protege, Tarr was devastated.

  • Gus Van Sant – Elephant, Part of Death Trilogy

  • (Elizabeth Taylor replaced Vivien Leigh, years later Peter Finch received a posthumous Oscar with “Network”)

  • Babar

    See two Elephants here We Love New York but the traffic in times Square

  • In China Elephants Wandering – Nobody Knows Why (June 4, 2021)

  • Better Days – Jackson Yee & Zhou Dongyu

    Saturday, June 5th, 2021
  • Better Days

    Destructiveness of School bullying at the forefront (LA times).

    Facts about two leading actors Zhou Dongyu and Jackson Yee


    Although Zhou Dongyu looks like a teenager, she is actually 28, born in 1992. And Jackson Yee, born in 2000, is 20. When the movie was filmed, he was only 18. And it was his first time playing the first lead role! Can you tell there is an 8-year age difference between them?

  • David Hammons – Days End

    Tuesday, June 1st, 2021


  • David Hammons

    He dedicated an exhibition at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Los Angeles to Ornette Coleman, describing him as “the Duchamp of music, the one who changed everything”.[3]
    Another one of Hammons key influences is the French artist Marcel Duchamp. Hammons has described himself as the head of the ‘Duchamp Outpatient Clinic'[7] and the company that owns his Yonkers Gallery is called ‘Duchamp Realty

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  • Days End – Whitney Org

  • See more art here.David Hammons – Artnet. com