Friday, April 24, 2009

Liquid Sky (1982)

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Liquid Sky is an independent film, shot in 1982 and directed by Slava Tsukerman. It features an "explosion" of provocative scenes such as drug use and necrophilia, hyper fashion shows, set design and a trippy soundtrack.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Queer Zines: a nice book dedicated to cool faggotry


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Queer Zines: a book curated by Philip Aarons and AA Bronson, with Alex Gartenfeld
(buy it from here)

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**I could not resist retyping the following text from Agony Fanzine**


WHY HOMOS ARE BETTER
(A masterpiece of Investigate Journalism in Two Parts)
published in Agony 2

As we all know throughout the ages most great artists, musicians, philosophers, scientists, athletes have been homosexual. A few prominent examples include Oscar Wilde, Mother Teresa, Salvador Dali, Charles Baudelaire, Albert Einstein, Jean Genet, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Joe Montana. On the other hand common laborers, garage mechanics, account executives, politicians and criminals are almost exclusively heterosexual. Heroes also make great clerks and bank tellers. However bear in mind that occasionally a heterosexual will invent something really neat and useful to society, like the atomic bomb. It is easy to see that for the most part, heteros are either criminals or the insignificant cogs in society’s machine who must do the unimportant drudge work due to their own inherent genetic inferiority.
In fact Heterosexual’s repulsive and unnatural “lifestyles”, and their traditional role as proletarian or “breeders” in today’s society, is so pervasive that many people believe now that the hetero “lifestyle” is actually an acceptable and desirable way of life! Just like worker bees, most heterosexuals must live and work in nearly identical environments (tract houses, factories, office buildings) in order to best utilize their limited potential as workers in society’s “swarm”. Fortunately this means that homos can thus be freed to do the important work of the world, much like queen bees. In fact, heteros acknowledge this fact by sometimes referring to effeminate male homosexuals (a small minority on the Queer Population) as “queens”. Because they are genetically inferior, heterosexuals generally all strive to lead their lives in an identical manner. In fact, there is a distinct pattern which most of these people follow, allowing the astute individual to detect heterosexuality in even the cleverest of disguises.
Early in their lives, hets must receive special training to prepare them for a future of boring and repetitive het jobs. This is popularly called “school” and serves the purpose of getting the young heterosexual used to sitting in the same place for eight or ten hours at a time while performing meaningless, ritualized tasks. After “school”, young heterosexuals are programmed to spend several years living in somewhat densely populated area (East Side, Northridge Lakes, etc) in order to find a mate suitable for breeding-hence the popular derisive term,” breeders”. After finding an “acceptable” mate, the young heterosexuals begin searching for a suitable area to spawn, much like many other species of low origin. Suitable spawning areas might typically be called “subdivision”, townhouses in Brookfield” or in rare cases, “Juneau Village”. Once this process is completed, the unpleasant (but necessary) cycle of reproduction can take place. If the heterosexual couple produce two offspring (about average nowadays), then this means that their chance of producing a superior homosexual is only about 20%, or just one in five. Imagine enduring years of dirty diapers, sticky furniture, Cub Scout meetings and having sex with the same person over and over again-only to find out that you have failed, and that none of your offspring are homosexual. This is quite “common” but somehow does not thwart the stalwart (yet unintelligent) heteros. In fact, frustration and shame over their shallow “gene pools” failure to produce a homosexual often drives the couples to divorce and remarry at a rapid rate. The slightly increases their chances of producing a superior, queer child. As bleak as things seem, do not feel sorry for these people. Even if their offspring are inferior (as they in most cases: almost 90% of all babies born today will grow up to be breeders), the heteros have several diversions such as barbecues, television, and pop music to comfort and distract them until they die.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

International Portrait Gallery photos at Surveillance exhibition

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Affirmation Arts is pleased to announce Surveillance, a group show curated by Rachel D. Vancelette, featuring artists: Yasmine Chatila, Tomory Dodge, Jeffrey Gibson, Charles Harlan, Shin il Kim, Caitlin Maloney, and Angelo Plessas.

"Surveillance" is defined as "close or vigilant watch over someone or something,"' and derives, by way of the French veiller, from the Latin term vigilare, meaning "to keep watch." Artists have historically been the gatekeepers of society's public accounts, and today they continue to mirror our daily lives. Whether it is through the Internet, virtual social networking, photography, painting, or multimedia-based technologies, artists are always interrupting and interpreting the reality of today's information age.

Surveillance presents the diverse studio practices of seven artists who remind us all that they are indeed keeping watch over this explosive and public exchange of information. In recent years the continual bombardment of virtual information has radically transformed the world, and these artists are among those who are constantly redefining its boundaries and content. The necessity and proliferation of surveillance techniques have become a large part of our everyday lives. Whether or not our society at large is conscious of these invasions and observations, it is clear that this diverse group of artists is engaging and addressing these critical issues.

In an age where the excess of information has produced false, invasive, and voyeuristic avenues in both the private and public domain, these artists remind us of the daily observation, private moments, intimate encounters, and public cyberworld of virtual activities. Multiple conceptual vocabularies of art are coming full circle with the use of new technologies and materials. These artists are employing both traditional and nontraditional techniques, evoking a transformative intervention while providing a gateway for the viewer's engagement.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Dance nostalgia on a Sunday morning



Robot dancing- all my favourite





The amazing world of Sensus



and some 80's uk disco

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Angelo Foundation headquarters at Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris


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still from the Angelo Foundation Headquarters
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AP, Jeu de Paume curator Maria Ines Rodriguez, AA

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here with Jeu de Paume director Marta Gili

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Musac's Agustin Perez Rubio with AA

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here with lovely Agathe Snow


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Christel Tsilibaris, MIR, AA and Eleni Gatsou


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Lisa Rovner and Tolo Canellas

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Patrice de Franchi with Tolo

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Scott Treleaven and Paul P.
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with Yi Zhou

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Tolo or Shirin

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chez Yi

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at the dinner

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then at the afterparty at Chacha Andreas with Blair Taylor

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Teodore, the heart of club Chacha

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Model Alla

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Andrea Crews fashion designer with AA

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I love this DJ

"The Angelo Foundation: The Headquarters" is a collaboration between artist Angelo Plessas and architect Andreas Angelidakis. click for link here or here

The Angelo Foundation is a sprawling multipart project by Plessas, and in this collaboration with Angelidakis they attempt to give physical architectural form to this complex set of propositions. As this random multiplex takes shape, it will be gradually inhabited by various programmatic interventions.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

2 April: Altermodern Manifesto- Miltos Manetas and Sam Thorne at TATE BRITAIN

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Non-Static Art in Static Display Miltos Manetas and Sam Thorne in conversation tomorrow at TATE BRITAIN

Altermodern Manifesto
POSTMODERNISM IS DEAD

A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalisation – understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: an altermodern culture

Increased communication, travel and migration are affecting the way we live

Our daily lives consist of journeys in a chaotic and teeming universe

Multiculturalism and identity is being overtaken by creolisation: Artists are now starting from a globalised state of culture

This new universalism is based on translations, subtitling and generalised dubbing

Today’s art explores the bonds that text and image, time and space, weave between themselves

Artists are responding to a new globalised perception. They traverse a cultural landscape saturated with signs and create new pathways between multiple formats of expression and communication.

The Tate Triennial 2009 at Tate Britain presents a collective discussion around this premise that postmodernism is coming to an end, and we are experiencing the emergence of a global altermodernity.

Nicolas Bourriaud
Altermodern – Tate Triennial 2009
at Tate Britain
4 February – 26 April 2009

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