A Small Firey Cubist

by on September 9, 2013

Avocado, El Dorado, Pablo Picasso

Much as I love the Modern Lovers and have been enriched by the music of Jonathon Richman, I find it hard to believe that Picasso was never called an asshole – perhaps not as often as me, but it must have happened at least once or twice.…
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Billy Childish ~ I Go With What I Am Like

by on June 2, 2013

Prolific musician, writer, painter, mustache-cultivator, and Artist in Residence at the Chatham Historic Dockyard, Billy Childish gives a few minutes of his valuable time to Berlin’s eNtR.

Part 2 after the break. …
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by on November 10, 2012

Battle Sausage

What would you like to be when you grow up? I should like to be battle sausage, to be ground up with mud, khaki, and barbed wire and fed to the trench rats. I should like to be flung into the blades by my betters who will never trouble to learn my name. I dream of clicking my heels, “yes, sir, I will”, and diving into the shredder.
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Pussy Riot And Dostoevskian Protest

by on October 28, 2012

What is Pussy Riot’s ‘Idea’?

Sitting recently in a café in the company of various activists and artists after a cultural event in Moscow, a young and impassioned activist, who had impressed the oppositional milieu with her speeches in recent protest rallies, introduced her friend to me as a ‘Voina group activist and author of Pussy Riot projects’. The unknown author just nodded and continued tapping his iPad. I wondered

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Sapien Cinema ~ Mark Of Cain

by on August 26, 2012

The tattooing gun is fashioned from an electric razor, a ballpoint pen and some guitar string.

This is a very courageous documentary on the tattooing subculture in Russian prisons. I don’t know how it ever got made, but it’s beautiful, scary, and heartbreaking
– David Cronenberg

I have been waiting for some time for a reason to post this film, and I suppose Pussy Riot beginning their prison terms is …
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A Cinematic Love Letter To The Evil Dead

by on June 26, 2012

Daniel Kanemoto of Ex Mortis Films has concocted this terrific salute to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy. Enjoy (and stop reading the Necronomicon! No good ever comes of that.)

EVIL DEAD: AN ANIMATED TRIBUTE from Daniel Kanemoto on Vimeo.

Via TheAndrea Channel

See also his inspired titling sequence for the Walking Dead, after the break. …
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A Trotsky Gollum

by on June 25, 2012

The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings were essential reading in the Soviet counter-culture, not quite on the level of Master and Margarita or the poems of Brodsky, but close. The unofficial chronicler of the Kiev rock music scene went by the pen name Mr. Underhill (the name used by Frodo Baggins while evading the Black Riders). Graffiti to and about Frodo and Bilbo would turn up on the …
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Kickstarting HeavyWeightPaint

by on May 29, 2012

Four Brooklyn-based painters, one via Edmonton, another via Calgary, decide that the best way to make a splash in the NYC art world is to concentrate their firepower. Filmmaker Jeff Martini documents the project and the processes. Kickstarter, it is hoped, will provide the funds to bring both exhibition and documentary to fruition.

HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT is a feature length documentary film about four Brooklyn-based figurative painters: Jerome Lagarrigue, Joseph Adolphe,

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Fun with Tom and John

by on May 15, 2012

I’ve seen some of John Baldessari’s dot photos and I laughed because they are great and fun. They upset people whose definition of  modern art is “I could’ve done that” + “Yeah, but you didn’t”‘, a defintion almost all of the Canadian government should have known when the kerfuffle over Barnett Newman’s ‘Voice of Fire’ happened (I’d bet that Harper’s lot would do the same). Joy is a good reaction, …
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A Tale Told By Orson Whales

by on April 24, 2012

Or Orson Goes a’Whaling

New York multimediast Alex Itin works a magical marriage of Led Zep and Melville. Narrator Orson Wells serves equally well as Great White Leviathan and as Mad Ahab in fatal pursuit of the illusive Rosebud.

Orson Whales from Alex Itin on Vimeo.

God help thee, old man, thy thoughts have created a creature in thee; and he whose intense thinking thus makes him a Prometheus;

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Privileged Eavesdropping: Herzog, McCarthy, Krauss

by on April 9, 2012

A physicist, a novelist and a filmmaker walk into a bar…

If I had been asked to name a few notables whom I would most like to overhear in conversation, Cormac McCarthy and Werner Herzog would certainly have made the shortlist. And here they are, along with physicist Lawrence Krauss and host of Science Friday, Ira Flatow having a chat about science, art, the insignificance of humanity and stuff. …
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Intelligent Wall Design

by on April 7, 2012

Via Imgur

More Matt Wuerker

Originally posted April 5, 2011…
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