|—||Djuna Barnes (via boyhood)|
tom waits - “all the world is green” - blood money
a painful pretty day spent humming this painful pretty song.
the night of the hunter (1955) is stark, strange, at times an incoherent film. but damn if i can’t stop thinking about these river scenes. when i close my eyes i see black and silver water.
Marina Abramovic meets Ulay
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”
“En los años 70, Marina Abramovic mantuvo una intensa historia de amor con Ulay. Pasaron 5 años viviendo en una furgoneta realizando toda clase de performances. En 1988, cuando su relación ya no daba para más, decidieron recorrer la Gran Muralla China, empezando cada uno de un lado, para encontrarse en el medio, abrazarse y no volver a verse nunca más. En 2010 el MoMa de Nueva York dedicó una retrospectiva a su obra. Dentro de la misma, Marina compartía un minuto en silencio con cada extraño que se sentaba frente a ella. Ulay llegó sin que ella lo supiera, y esto fue lo que pasó”
this one’s about nighttime excursions with tasmanian tigers.
i wish there was someone to gently explain photoshop to me. for now i’m just stumbling through.
damn. could have avoided graduate school in library science entirely if someone had just given me a bottle of this.
Aaron Siskind, Jerome, Arizona 21, 1949
When Greg Dunn finished his Ph.D. in neuroscience at Penn in 2011, he bought himself a sensory deprivation tank as a graduation present. The gift marked a major life transition, from the world of science to a life of meditation and art.
Now a full-time artist living in Philadelphia, Dunn says he was inspired in his grad-student days by the spare beauty of neurons treated with certain stains. The Golgi stain, for example, will turn one or two neurons black against a golden background. ”It has this Zen quality to it that really appealed to me,” Dunn said.
“When I hear the sound of a violin, I get butterflies in my stomach. I can’t explain it.” - Ada Maribel Rios Bordados, 13. She lives on a trash dump in Uraguay.
Cateura, Paraguay’s residents live on top of a landfill that gets 1,500 tons of solid waste each day, exposing the impoverished communities to unhealthy conditions. Most of the town works in the dump as recyclers, including many of the young people.
When local teacher Favio Chavez decided to teach the town’s children to play music using his own instruments, he soon had more students than instruments. The solution? He started teaching the students on instruments upcycled from trash and the Recycled Orchestra was born.
This trailer for the 2014 documentary, Landfill Harmonic, introduces the story of this youth orchestra and their community’s inspiring resourcefulness. The filmmakers also hope to bring attention to Cateura’s need for improved living conditions. You can follow them here: @landfillharmoni and facebook.com/landfillharmonicmovie
check out these championship chickens!
deep sea/deep sleep
i’m trying to sketch everyday & let myself be inaccurate in the hopes that something inspired might happen. i usually agonize over drawings, looking up lots of reference photos & copying every line exactly.
i’m tired of exactness. it has made me tiresome.
also my stylus broke so i filled in the colors using just my index finger on a damned trackpad. i doubt my hand will ever obey me again.