stills from The Visitors, 2012
Nine channel HD video projection with audio, duration 64 minutes
This was just so beautiful.
Jim Hodges at the Walker Art Center
Untitled (one day it all comes true), 2013
denim fabric, thread
The psychotherapist Virgina Satir claims that we need at least 4 hugs a day to survive, 8 a day for maintenance and 12 a day to grow.
I am so way under my daily count that I must be a necromancer or some kind of undead creature.
I just discovered the existence and definition of whipping boy, but I can’t get rid of my first wicked and perfect vision:
a prepubescent Elizabethan boy with a lousy page cut rolling and gasping in a pool of cool-whip (I don’t know how you can tell the difference, but you can).
The Lord of the Rings illustrations by Jian Guo
Lately I decided to catch up with some quality comics, and right now I’m reading Akira. I feel kind of weird, it feels like half of the production of the first ‘00 I used to love owes Akira its inner awesomeness.
On the top of my head: Elfen Lied (the whole system around the esper children), Black Lagoon (Roberta owes EVERYTHING to Chiyoko).
I know that are small things and it’s way too general/cliché to relate them this way, but goodness, AKIRA IS SO GOOD.
Abbott Handerson Thayer, A Virgin (painted allusion to Winged Victory of Samothrace) [1892–93]
Twelfth-Night Feast (1662) - Jan Havicksz Steen
Waffles, herald of happiness since the 15th Century.