I usually work in a direction until I know how to do it, then I stop. At the...– ] Robert Rauschenberg @ Signal vs Noise
Stitch Made Hands (our little group show) opens tonight @ China Heights, Level 3, 16-28 Foster St, Surry Hills. 6pm till 9pm. Fashion, photography, illustration - it’s a little Tom Waits! Had to plug.
rach: [So why am I telling this story? To introduce my thought that art and the arts aren’t the same thing. Art is an activity, sometimes sublime, and also the result of that activity. By now we know - or certainly we ought to know — that it might be found anywhere, in vacant lots, in silence and graffiti, in overheard remarks (see the poetry of Jonathan Williams, an advocate of outsider art,...
His talk is kind of boring and the video is even less fun than that – getting...– ] 30 Frames Per Second on “Museum Quality”
YouTube to Mp4 bookmarklet →
Allows you to view YouTube videos as MP4s. Means if you got QT Pro installed then you can download the video as quicktime. Neeeeat.
Brendan Cowell is playing Hamlet in the Bell Shakepeare production of same in June. That could actually be genius. I’ve seen Hamlet a couple of times, and I’m still excited by this.
memo to self
Don’t think about the “what if”, think about the “oh my god, what if?!!!”
jessicalouise: One theory of poltergeists — a theory that Plath surely would’ve liked — has it that some teenage girls are overflowing with so much repressed fury and unexpressed sexual energy that they cause supernatural phenomena — chairs flying across the room, strange spontaneous bleeding. Plath, like the fili, was a hardcore, full-body poet. She was kabbalistic, a golem-maker, and she...
memo to self
Great minds don’t think alike; that is what makes them great minds.
gave in. have twitter. my brain moves fast. trying to capture some of that fleeting fastness.
There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older...– ] David Forster Wallace’s “Kenyon Commencement Speech”
blimps are cool?
ok. So there’s this little movie called the station agent. Our hero in said film is a man born with dwarfism called Finbar. Finbar is into trains. I mean, he totally geeks out about trains. Has meetings. Knows their names. etc. etc. Understandably, he’s a little embarrassed by his obsession - although, over time, his affection for trains slowly spreads to his friends. [spoiler alert -...
Whisky Sour En Masse
17. Make one drink, in large batches, very well. For every 750-ml bottle of whiskey (use a decent bourbon or rye), add: • 6 oz fresh-squeezed, strained lemon juice • 6 oz simple syrup (mix superfine sugar and water in equal quantities) To serve: Shake 3 oz per person with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice or, if you’re really slick, a...
All creative people are cursed, because they do something, and they think this...– ] Nick Kilroy interviewed by Alex Rutterford back in 2002.
memo to self
Memo to self: You are probably taking “fine art” photographs if you are convinced that the only reason anyone would buy your damn pictures was if someone else told them they would be worth money… someday. P.S.: Too much sharpening does not make it pointillistic.
Number Ninety Seven - Scarves
A well made scarf can be an essential part of a white ensemble, allowing for all-important differentiation from other white people wearing the exact same clothes as them. Thus allowing them to be picked out of the crowd for dating or mocking purposes. […] “Oh yeah, you’re right. He does look smarter and more political than the other guys. He’s clearly more sensitive to wind, so he’s...
I must learn to love the fool in me—the one who feels too much, talks too much,...– Theodore Rubin via scout (via nikography)