Saturday, February 08, 2014
Period Style

Out-of-focus photograph (condensation; frost; water surface; clouds).

Non-lens-based photograph.

Abstract painting or hybrid painting-sculpture.

Light blue; light green; yellow; violet; salmon; rose.

Mirror, potted plant or model placed adjacent to any of the above and photographed.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Waste My Time, Please

PHONE:  Ring!

CJB:  Good afternoon, Pulpfiction.

GIGGLING 14-YEAR-OLD BOY:  Do you have any books on...Adolf Hilter?  Sorry.  Hitler.

CJB [intuiting foolishness]:  Probably not.  Here's never been that big around here.

G14YOB:  Yeah, because, y'see, I have do a school project on him.

CJB:  I'd say the public library is a friend in your time of need.  Give 'em a call.

G14YOB:  Do you know why I have to do a project on him....?

CJB:  No...?

G14YOB:  BECAUSE HE FUCKED MY DAD IN THE ASS!  [Dissolves into hysterical laughter]

PHONE:  [Dial tone]
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Gillian Rose, Hegel Contra Sociology, my italics:

"[The] 'symbolic' form of art provides the case for 'romantic irony.'  It is 'romantic' because it acknowledges the history of art as representation and the subsequent pseudo-integrity of meaning and configuration.  It is 'ironic' because its aims are substantial not subjective.  It seeks to draw attention to substance by playing with the conventions of representation in order to undermine them, to reveal the real divorce between meaning and configuration.  The result is a form of art which is not pleasing, not ideal, but which is severe in the attempt to rebel against dominant assimilation.  This is the kind of argument which was taken up again in the twentieth century debates over expressionism and post-expressionism.  Thomas Mann, for example, called his use of irony 'the severe style.'"
Sunday, February 02, 2014

Real time "research." 439 Powell, right now.

Update, 5pm: false alarm.  Van loaned out for the afternoon by its owner.

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