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I blog, tumbl and tweet about movies for Fandor. So what you see here will most likely not be about movies.

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Sep 16
shihlun:

Yoko Ono, Telephone in Maze, Yokohama Triennale (2011)

shihlun:

Yoko Ono, Telephone in Maze, Yokohama Triennale (2011)


Adam Buxton: “David Bowie, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti Record ‘Warszawa’”


Sep 15
Listen to John Peel's copy of the 7-inch release.

Listen to John Peel's copy of the 7-inch release.


Sep 13

f-davis:

The design of drugs

> Via


design-is-fine:

Otl Aicher, Flyer material for Volkshochschule, adult evening classes, 1953-56. Ulm, Germany.Via Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

(via casualoptimist)


Sep 12

"Murder, The Hope of Women, a twenty-five minute opera composed in 1919 by Paul Hindemith  ●  …Lost, the rope given to Marina Tsvetaeva by Boris Pasternak to tie up an overstuffed valise; in 1941, Tsvetaeva used the rope to hang herself  ●  In 1899, the Spanish demand Goya’s remains, buried in Bordeaux in 1828; the body, without the head, is returned to Spain  ●  …In 1921, in a film by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray is asked to shave off the pubic hair of the very eccentric Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven; the film is destroyed in the course of being developed  ●  …Dorothy Parker was cremated in 1967 (the epitaph suggested by Dottie: ‘Sorry for the dust’); the urn stayed at the undertaker’s until 1973, the year it ended up in the office of a notary, who put it in a drawer where it was forgotten until 1988  ●  …In a fit of rage, Egon Schiele’s father, stationmaster at Tulln, burned all his son’s drawing representing railroad cars  ●  …The letters of Proust torn up by Marie-Laure de Noailles (six years old)  ●  For the 4 percent of the population afflicted by a congenital inability to perceive music, Mozart no longer exists  ●  Jean Giraudoux: ‘Plagiarism is the foundation of all literature except the first, which is unknown’  ●  …In Vladivostok, the city where Osip Mandelstam is said to have died (no one is sure of this), a cast-iron statue representing the poet was lost, a victim of metal looters  ●  …Destroyed, the paintings of Alberto Greco, which he threw under the wheels of of cars while screaming, ‘Long live living art!’  ●  Flaubert’s Bouvard and Pécuchet, unfinished novel; finished, it would have no ending because there is no end of the stupidity of human beings  ●  From the train that took him to Buchenwald, the father of Martin Monestier managed to send a letter to his wife who forwarded it to their son; Martin Monestier, who didn’t want to know the contents of the letter, never opened it  ●  …Bombarded forty times and forty times rebuilt, Belgrade has lost almost all its original architectural character  ●  …Before starting the monologue of How I Ate a Dog, Yevgeni Grishkovetz wrote a version in dialogue that he destroyed: ‘They say manuscripts don’t burn. They burn burn very well,’ he pointed out  ●  Cervantes used to say of himself that he should also be admired for what he didn’t write  ●  …The indigenous art of all epochs destroyed by missionaries  ●  As part of an exhibition called Land’s End, the artist Bas Jan Ader decided to cross the Atlantic solo from Cape Cod and disappears forever  ●  …The sixteen drawings offered by Amedeo Modigliani to his lover Anna Akhmatova were ‘smoked’ by the Red Guards, who used them as cigarette paper.”

From The Missing Pieces by Henri Lefebvre (“no, not that Henri Lefebvre”) via Our God Is Speed.


Sep 11
From a collection of hand-painted postcards sent back home by the 23-year-old German soldier Otto Schubert in 1915 and 1916.

From a collection of hand-painted postcards sent back home by the 23-year-old German soldier Otto Schubert in 1915 and 1916.


rayjohnsonestate:

"The book crackles with intellectual energy…Most important, it fills out the picture of what and who Johnson was: a brilliant, uncontainable polymath, an artist-poet, the genuine item…

Any conclusions drawn about Johnson’s psychology from his writing must be provisional…If there’s a lot we can’t know, that’s O.K. Mystery is part of his beauty and his lastingness.”

"Life Revealed in Letters and Doodles: ‘Not Nothing’ Tries to Capture the Artist Ray Johnson" by Holland Cotter

rayjohnsonestate:

"The book crackles with intellectual energy…Most important, it fills out the picture of what and who Johnson was: a brilliant, uncontainable polymath, an artist-poet, the genuine item…

Any conclusions drawn about Johnson’s psychology from his writing must be provisional…If there’s a lot we can’t know, that’s O.K. Mystery is part of his beauty and his lastingness.”

"Life Revealed in Letters and Doodles: ‘Not Nothing’ Tries to Capture the Artist Ray Johnson" by Holland Cotter

(via ffactory)


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