Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Why is Nagin my favorite Bollywood movie? The brilliance of this genre melding song explains it, where Indian drum beat- meets mariachi- meets 70's lounge trumpet- meets lazy Parisian accordion..

enter snake woman revenge story...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


"If you’re going to be a visual artist, then there has to be something in the work that accounts for the possibility of the invisible, the opposite of the visual experience. That’s why it’s not like a table or a car or something. I think that that might even be hard for people because most of our visual experiences are of tables. It has no business being anything else but a table. But a painting or a sculpture really exists somewhere between itself, what it is, and what it is not- you know, the very thing. And how the artist engineers or manages that is the question."
- Richard Tuttle

Over the past four decades, Richard Tuttle has thrown into question nearly every conceivable artistic convention and critical category to create an enormously inventive body of abstract work--one that embraces and intermingles drawing, painting, collage, book-making, sculpture and design. From his spare yet enigmatic forms to his recent complex installations, Tuttle's primary impetus throughout has been to craft unique objects, using everyday, often ephemeral materials, that demand to be confronted on their own terms. This has earned him standing as one of the most provocative artists. A prolific artist, among his oeuvre his sensitive handling of diverse materials; his lifelong engagement with drawing and its expansion into three-dimensional space; his complex play with the conventions of language; and his innovative artist's books, many of which are collaborations with poets.

One too many Mornings, and a Thousand miles Behind

Bryan Kenny

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Lawrence plays the FULL-COURT-PRESS

Malcolm Gladwell reveals worlds of strategy and approach in his books and lectures.
Below is a lecture that he gave at the New York Public Library. In this talk Gladwell oddly sites Lawrence of Arabia, oddly because I have recently finished reading the Outliers (by Gladwell) and watching Lawrence of Arabia.

watch it here: