Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Waste My Time, Please

GAL ON PHONE:  Do you sell Illustration Magazine?

CJB:  We don't carry many magazines, sorry.

GOP:  It's not a magazine!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Study for Steven, 2015

"Only by reflectively editing and re-presenting objective recordings of social space can images of human conditions and activities provide space for cultural and political critique. To depict and present the world to itself is itself a political act. 


Yes, exactly.  Some learned this without going to school.

Stephen Waddell, Jelena, 2014

"[He] has a following among some discerning collectors. Yet, he remains not very well known. He’s often not included in survey exhibitions of current trends or forms or developments in photography, and he continues to be under-appreciated. As they say today, he’s an 'undervalued' artist."

Monday, November 24, 2014


"'Sir, I do not have a lack of clarity,' Dyson said. 'I have a lack of agreement.'"
Thursday, November 20, 2014

"2.151  The form of representation is the possibility that the things are combined with one another as are the elements of the picture.

2.1511 Thus the picture is linked with reality; it reaches up to it."

(LW, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1918.  For an alternate view, see R. Scott, 1979)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
"[V]essels, unable to contain the great light flowing into them, shatter and break. . . the remains of the broken vessels fall . . . into the lowest world, where they remain scattered and hidden."  (D. W. Menzi & Z. Paheh, The Tree of Life, Chayyim Vital's Introduction to the Kabbalah of Isaac Luria)

"Rape constitutes the loss of your body, which is all you are, to someone else. I have never been raped. But I have, several times as a child, been punched / stomped / kicked / bumrushed while walking home from school, and thus lost my body. The worst part for me was not the experience, but the humiliation of being unable to protect my body, which is all I am, from predators. Even now as I sketch this out for you publicly, I am humiliated all again. And this happened when I was a child."
Monday, November 17, 2014

 "[A] freer musical sensibility that emphasized synthesis: rock, funk, disco, and new strains of soul music marked by elaborate arrangements and lengthy running times...."
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

"Counting" the "quotes" in a "major" essay by a "major" European "curator" who should "really" know "better." Visual "Tourette's"!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sturtevant, again:

"When she did something very near in appearance to an original, she left a distinguishing signature of some kind. More often her work was a variation on a theme: a meditation, not an imitation. Illusion wasn’t the point; action was, the gesture of shaping something new but different and related from something else."
Monday, November 10, 2014

"It’s how the pieces go together—the montage. Timing, editing, pace. Movies are pieces of film stuck together in a certain rhythm, an absolute beat—like a musical composition. The rhythm you create affects the audience."

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