Tuesday, August 09, 2005

western expansion

Driving from Florida to California on Monday. I'll update with pics and stories along the way.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Trojan Horse

British graffiti artist Banksy has exhibited works in the Brooklyn Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the newly opened MOMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, all without ever being invited or asking permission. He has never had a show, nor sold any of his pieces. His biggest critics it seems are the police, who Banksy persistently scorches as the subject matter in his street graffiti . Sneaking into the museums with a pre-framed piece of his art smuggled in his jacket, Banksy hangs his pieces alongside master works and quietly slips out , leaving his art to reside undetected for sometimes multiple days. If you haven't seen his work yet, slide over [here] for peaceful insurgency in action.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Fashion Fun #1

Fashion. That narcissistic sin of which we are all guilty in indulging. Not me though, I'm unique. I shop at thrift stores and sometimes I make my own clothes. But I'm really not influenced by my surrounding culture when I decide what to buy. Here are a few products for the rest of us. I do recommend making them for yourselves out of far cheaper materials if at all possible. [Read On Here]

Uwe Boll...Hitler's Favorite Director

Let me first say that I have seen only one film by director Uwe Boll, 2003's atrosity to mankind videogame movie House of the Dead. On the same scale as genocide, football and E!TV but taken to a further level of depravity, House of the Dead proved that not only could anyone with proper funding make a film, but that Hollywood also admits mind-rapists into their house parties. Uwe Boll hails to us from Wermelskirchen, Germany - a city which also brought us the electric chair and working on the weekends (sic) - and has become known to all as the only director in Hollywood that will direct any videogame to movie script put in front of him (folklore has it that when a scriptwriter visited his office with nothing but a bleeding tumor on his neck, Uwe told him that he could start shooting in 2 weeks)... (Article Continues Here)

Small talk with Chris

Fan's of Chris Cunnigham's video work (Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Rubber Johnny) will be delighted that the reclusive (though never to the extent of tank driving Richard D. James) artist has graced Pitchfork Media with an informative interview. My favorite part is his discourse on the difficulty of fully translating a vision out of your head and into the real world. Check this out here.

Penguins good, Americans bad

"In the harshest place on Earth, love finds a way " is the official American tagline for this film. I couldn't find any semblance of love anywhere, except for how much the filmakers love their subject and how much Morgan Freeman loves romanticizing instinctive behavior. Review for Luc Jacquet's wonderful March of the Penguins here.