Saturday, August 30, 2008


"unpoemed, unpictured, the potato
bunches its knobby browns on a vastly
superior page..."

S. Plath

Friday, August 29, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

ilya kabakov explains how to meet an angel.





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this one below's insane it's called 'the man who flew into space',ilya made it under the watchful eyes of a wary soviet government.sometimes he'd convert his own living quarters into an installation space..


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«The pyrotechnics of the harshly lit Man Who Flew into Space drew the most attention, in part because it looked so Soviet. This man had papered his walls with Soviet propaganda posters and built a makeshift catapult with which he had apparently launched himself through the ceiling, into the beyond. All that remained in the room were the bed, the table scattered with drawings, the catapult and an impressive hole in the ceiling from which light poured in. The room had been boarded up by the authorities, as a text panel informed us in the most bureaucratic of languages.»
-from Ilya Kabakov Flies into His Picture, Amei Wallach Art in America, Nov, 2000.
i like noticing the guy left his shoes behind...lol..

Kabakov insisted that "the very essence of Russian life is communal." He often recounted the dehumanizing effects of communal living, but for him the experience also contained a germ of hope: "It is only when you are lying on the floor of a boarding house of the lowest degree that you begin to look up at the sky: the man who lies in the dust looks upward."


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a salute to mr.kabakov.


anon writes in often,he/she put me on to this site.chronic street artist here.
as in this here piece...i have been cursed with interpreting the simplest things as articles of immense complexity.of course it helps conversely to break down the complex too though.lol..
tipping the hat to anon.





the links on this blog seem to be updating as we speak...
lol...
the selby proliferates .watch watch!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

tagging blog posts is turning out to be like homework.
paperwork.so i have to make efforts.
lol.
i don't like RSS feeds.i will never have them attached.i will type addresses in the navigation bar.and press enter.

Friday, August 22, 2008

my friend jay can draw.


you can see his work here


ok ok can't help it,...this guy's bloody funny!
'the perfect human',jørgen leth,1967


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i've put the google video link also up there,just in case youtube malfunctions,also it's a longer version.
i'm trying to get my hands on all the parts of the film 'the 5 obstructions',by lars von trier (2003),which came as a play on the film 'the perfect human'.in the film,lars creates obstructions in the film making process for his mentor jørgen,the assignments being an attempt to wean his mentor off of his self imposed isolation.
to me,parts of the film incorporate very colonialist thoughts,...the white man's nightmare could be and should be laughed at.
but it's an interesting look at what i keep fighting with myself, when i place myself as the director ,the observer and direct my actors to move.
here's the trailer of 'the 5 obstructions'..

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

rodrgio and gabriela, courtesy the tiger.made my day :).
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the track 'ixtapa' over here should be the theme music for this site!
soul wrenching guitaring.ixtapa,i hear is a sweet town in mexico.sweet.more writing later.

david shrigley is cuckoo.please see his artwork.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

hello.i believe you must get your hands on this book,i chanced upon it the first week i entered design school and since, have considered him to be a genius,it's on amazon here

paul smith.
(P.S.:that cosmic connection thing is happening again,i put this post up a coupla days back,and suddenly the bloody paul smith book in the library is changing tables like a mad man all over the place.people are even hiding it.a close friend came up and looked me in the eye and asked if i knew about paul smith.gak! eeep?...741.6 everyone,the book's there!)
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paul smith's got a gremlin of a creative bug.good god.what freaking brilliant energy levels.
like alan fletcher,the fabulous, once said,"what distinguishes designer sheep from designer goats is the ability to stroke a cliché until it purrs like a metaphor." : )
paul smith is on ketchup bottles.and his stores proliferate his germ.down below's a pic of his store at westbourne.
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i mean this skirt now,just shakes the place for me...the bloody detailing,the way he carries forward a motif(he's been using his striped mini cooper all over.on everything.) on the front
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what a beautiful mind,makes me fuzzy all over when people take the pains to get their hands slimy with detail.ffff.
scrumptious coffee table,this.
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this is jillian ditner,an artist from toronto,
the one below is called 'corner',i like the trajectory of thought,so obviously visible from piece to another.like frames of thought.
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she shares a site with drew khan another artist from canada,an interestingly similar tone of wistfulness in their cumulative work..



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the one above is called 'detached' : )



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the one above is called 'missed'.
like someone who saw my film once commented,'i think you have interesting concerns.'
i like the concerns here.

Monday, August 4, 2008

so,this is a site i've started nurturing an addiction to,it's by this guy todd selby,who's taken to documenting slightly oblique people in their living environs.so many stories,the one that got me the most was of grace and kenyan...seemed like a fairytale.they actually live here.this is actually their home.if it adds any to the effect,these pics were taken 5 days back.
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..maybe together we can get somewhere,you've got a fast car..