Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Under






Images by Elif Sanem Karakoc, see her photosream here.

Cosmic




Paintings by Erika Somogyi.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Daises




Sedmikrasky (Daises) Vera Chytilová, 1966

Tails


Details from Prada's Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear Collection.




Friday, September 25, 2009

Small Injury





Images from Advanced First Aid & Emergency Care, The American National Red Cross, 1973.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sacred Monster



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.

excerpt from Lorrie Moore's The Brazilian Sphinx, a reveiw of Benjamin Moser's Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector published in The New York Reveiw of Books, Volume 56, Number 14.

Pretty on the Inside


image from Nové Domácí Léčení, date unknown

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cut Up




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.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cloak





Photographs from etframboisse's photostream.

Red Riding Hood






Images from the fashion feature, Into the Woods, Vogue, September 2009.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Baby




Screening this Saturday, September 19th at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Afternoon





Images by Tina Louise, see her photostream here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sisters





Images by Olga Perevalova, see her photostream here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Butterfly


From Vivienne Tam's Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear Collection.



Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Intimate





Images by Dru Donovan. Her work will be included in the group exhibit We Belong Together: Yale Photo MFA 2009 at Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, September 4-11, 2009.

Embryo





images from Nové Domácí Léčení, date unknown