5.05.2010

A Purpose in Your Life



Don't call on me again.
In the morning,
I will put on my paper pants
Fold my oriental wings
And fly out of the oil spill
That is the world.
No one grants wishes.
Not your father
Or the man you've thought
You've known to be.
Where am I...
I am still flying
On the incandescent clouds
Of fortitude and wandering
Perhaps for forever
Or until, at last,
All the loneliness and CFCs
Of the world
Strangles me back down
To reality.
There is no more room left in me
For the pedantic-isms of humanity's worries.
I can not tell you
I love you
When that is all you want.

4.13.2010

all there is


Bob Dylan - Boots Of Spanish Leather .mp3


Found at bee mp3 search engine


tomorrow
when you walk
through the mirrors of age
with your memory collapsed

do not let go of
the wrinkles
of my face
or that distant sound
"i love you"

what else is there?
though it may not be enough
"i love you"
still it is more
than the world.

the universe
so isolated
is nothing
but a speck of dust
that shimmers

you may not always remember
what is real
or rather why
"i love you"
i will call your name
and kiss you
on your cheek
in the paleness
of october
and cry
the maternal tears
of a thousand wars

the rivers
may not always flow
the country sun
may not always
give you just enough
the sons of the world
may never come home
your gods will die
but
i will always
be here


4.12.2010

The Haiti Poster Project

-design to the rescue.
"The Haiti Poster Project is a collaboration of artists and designers from around the world. Benefiting victims of the earthquake in Haiti."
Here are my selection of some brilliantly designed posters. Go check out the rest:
thehaitiposterproject


Aid Haiti . David Daniele


Untitled . Harry Pearce (Pentagram)


Hope . Christina Piluso (Wieden + Kennedy)


Help.Rebuild.Restore.Haiti . Cindy H. Chan



HELP REBUILD HAITI! . Justus Oehler (Pentagram)


Video | Whitney Biennial: Robert Grosvenor

3.07.2010

the good red road

"He said,

I love you. there’s an art

to everything. What I’ve

done with this life,

what I’d meant not to do,

or would have meant, maybe, had I

understood, though I have

no regrets."

-carl phillips (the new yorker)


The train is coming
I am late
I do not care
I will walk the tracks
And tomorrow,
I will sleep
In the bushes
Among the wolves.
The winters
Are harsh...
These people are boring.
I drink too much..
They have laws
Against that now.
I do not care
I never will.

-jan 2010


-photos by ryan mcginley

2.18.2010

Jim Cuno and Glenn Lowry: A Conversation on Museums of Modern Art

Tate Channel . In the Studio . Martin Parr

Malls R Us . documentary film

-America's Pastime

Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design Exhibition

"Designer Konstantin Grcic, in conversation with curator Zoƫ Ryan, discusses industrial design, the creative process, and his recent Art Institute exhibition, Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design." -ArtBabble

2.17.2010

MOUNTAINS



It's kinda like
a subway train
at 7 in the morning
moving through its vessels
you are late
and can't distinguish
whether the merchants
are epileptic or
if its their medicine
when all of a matter of a fact
the lights go out
and all you see
is the sound of grace
dancing through the universe
Her face so familiar
you think shes your mother.

Now you can
finally let go again
of all the references
of the world
you've memorized
since you were a child
And you can finally be
once more
a trapeze artist
a dancer from the eastern shore.

You paint with words
and the rain comes down
but it is gentle
and the burden of your flight
is lightened.
You are gray
and white
and red
but never dull.
You think of days you never knew
when the country
barely contained your madness
and your eyes were red
and the women slipped on streams
who tried to talk
but you were deaf.

It goes on
but your ghost is tired
and you write in blood.



-photos by salvatore bertucci & ricardo herrera, respectively

2.13.2010

Constantin Brancusi Documentary

"Though charming and gregarious, Brancusi was a complex and somewhat mysterious person whom few seem to have known well. His interests ranged from music to science and philosophy. A talented violinist and singer, he had an eclectic taste in music. He was also a famous cook of traditional Romanian dishes and an extraordinary handyman, building his own phonograph and fashioning most of the furniture, utensils, and even doorways in his home. His worldview, which above all valued "differentiating the essential from the ephemeral," was shaped not only by Plato but also by the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu and the 11th-century Tibetan monk Milarepa. On the one hand, he was a "saint-like" idealist, almost an ascetic. He had turned his studio into a kind of temple, and all who visited it remarked on the deeply spiritual atmosphere that the artworks lent to the space. Yet, in the teens and twenties, he was known in his bohemian circle as a pleasure-seeker and merrymaker, throwing lively parties at which he served as host, cook, and entertainer. He appreciated cigarettes, good wine, and the company of women, and he overindulged in all three. As Brancusi gained wealth, he began to drink to excess and once had to be treated for nicotine poisoning. Though he never married, he carried on a number of affairs and had at least one child, whom, in a gesture uncharacteristic of a "saint," he never acknowledged.
While his fame grew, the once gregarious socialite became almost a hermit. Because Brancusi seldom confided in others, the reason for this change remains largely a mystery... He must have realized that most of his relationships were merely professional or superficial ones. Yet, unable to forge new, deeper relationships so late in life, he had no choice but to turn inward. And, wizened by age and the continual acquisition of knowledge, it's likely that he finally decided to trade the ephemeral for the essential in life as well as in art. "









1.30.2010

The Third & The Seventh . Alex Roman


"A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects
are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal." - A. Roman
-please full screen it!

1.23.2010

17 January 2010

THE JAPANESE COUNTRYSIDE
IS DESOLATE AND LONELY
JUST LIKE BACK HOME
I AM
SICK AND STARVING
WHICH MAKES ME REAL
I CAN NOT SPEAK
THE LANGUAGE
THOUGH IVE
KNOWN
LONG AGO
ITS IRRELEVANT

LAST NIGHT
A GIRL FROM CATALONIA
UNDRESSED HERSELF
IN FRONT OF ME
THIS MORNING
I AM PUKING OUT
MY DINNER
OF NERVES AND WHISKEY
THIS IS NOT A POEM
THIS IS NOT POETRY

--A LETTER TO MAMA

1.21.2010

Wallpaper City Shorts

-Here are Wallpaper's videos for the design awards 2010: best city

Rotterdam


Berlin

Seoul

Istanbul

Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture 2009

1.05.2010

The Divine Jane: Reflections on Austen


This short film was produced for The Morgan Library’s exhibition A Women’s Wit: Jane Austen’s Life and Legacy

The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal

warning! : narrated by ridiculous & ironic hipster art-student

Wallpaper . Chermayeff House: in conversation with Ivan Chermayeff

Raphael Zarka . Riding Modern Art

" 'riding modern art', is a composition of eleven photographs
of skaters whose images are captured riding works of public art. his photographs emphasize the
hidden dynamism in many of the public sculptures we encounter:
'what strikes me, is that skaters prioritize a relationship with the work rather than a mechanical
relationship aesthetic. for them, all the interest of a sculpture is the variety of movements that
it recommends.
'
-RZ "

300tv . Bureau Alexander Brodsky Office & Studio, Moscow

Bureau Alexander Brodsky / Bureau Alexander Brodsky from 0300TV on Vimeo.

Downtown 81 Trailer . feat. Jean-Michael Basquiat

El Pez

Tate Shots | In the Studio with Bruce McLean