Wednesday, December 31, 2014





Saturday, December 27, 2014

ACT (Aesthetically Claimed Thing): Gene Beery, Cavalier Hybridization, 1986

Friday, December 26, 2014
Reading: Ariella Azoulay's The Civil Contract of Photography (2008).

Making, and preparing to make, new pictures.  I made nothing good in 2014, which might be cause for optimism in 2015.  Or maybe not.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Typist Amy Fung on businesswoman Sky Goodden on artist Brad Phillips.

"Those grapes must be sour," said the fox.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014


"[A]n ascetic life as a practicing artist, though not as a member of the art world..."

"[A] new kind of 'gifted amateur,' a bricoleur, a tinkerer..."

And a (willfully deliberate) misreading: "Passing my ideas and feelings through the historical prism of another's work."
Monday, December 08, 2014

Christmas arrives early this year: JW (2009) on MD.  The author bio at the back is a conceptual artwork of its own, a block quote from Wikipedia's JW page, three of whose sentences are still recognizably mine, all these years later.

(Also noting in passing this tiny cloth book's resemblance to an as-yet unmade Ron Terada painting)
Friday, December 05, 2014

Steven Soderbergh, Psychos, 2014

Relevant to my interests.  Also see fan edit.
Thursday, December 04, 2014

This beautiful pop song, previously unknown to me, found via Spotify & Joseph Brennan's excellent Gibb Songs.
Tough Love: Socializing Feral Kittens, parts #1, #2, and #3
"In another time I guess I would have been content with filming girls and cats. But you don’t choose your time." (Chris Marker)
COFFEE GAL: Hey!  I like your new toque!

CJB:  Thanks!  Best $15 I ever spent.

COFFEE GAL:  I get mine for a dollar.  At Army & Navy.

SFX:  "Frolic," by Luciano Michelini
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Semiotic Standard For All Commercial Trans-Stellar Utility Lifter And Heavy Element Transport Spacecraft

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