Images by Elif Sanem Karakoc, see her photosream here.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Even in her first book, published when she was nineteen, she was fond of the exquisite abstraction:
The dark, murky night was cut in half, separated into two sombre blocks of sleep. Where was she? Between the two halves, seeing them—the half she had already slept and the half she still had to sleep—isolated in the timeless and in the spaceless, in an empty gap. That interval would be discounted from the years of life.
—Near to the Wild Heart
Furthermore, her relationship to animals grew increasingly spiritual, taking Spinoza's pantheism into the heart of both her life (dogs were often her closest friends) and her work. In some of her narratives animals seem a stay against the abyss; other times they reflect that abyss in their eyes, in a manner resembling a destroying lover. She sometimes pits an animal and a person in a dialectic of mutual assassination. She is interested in the complexity of a creature: the eyes of a cockroach; the mute, humid hippopotamus; cats mistaken for suckling pigs.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Images by Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE on view in the exhibit 30 Years of Being Cut Up, through October 18, 2009 at Invisible Exports, NY.
From the gallery press release:
30 Years of Being Cut Up is a three decade retrospective of photomontage and Expanded Polaroids, which includes many works never exhibited before, as well as a sampling of P-Orridge’s early Mail Art. The show will mark the culmination of a new, re-emergent phase in BREYER P-ORRIDGE’s life. He/r career — and most particularly he/r recent pursuit of pandrogyny — tests the limits of transgression and traces the tragic fate of the underground, proving again the expressive power and pervasive influence of those artists who take the world not as it comes to them — sensible, orthodox, predictable — but as they would like it to be.