Posts Tagged ‘natural world’

lucid thoughts on hard actions

April 21, 2010

Red wine, Lipstick, and the World in my hand, Maria Elvorith

‘Red wine, Lipstick and the World in my hand’, 2009

Lately I have noticed two types of artists. Those who steer away from issues triggered by the ‘climate change topic’, and those who openly (or subtly) discuss it through their artwork. Those who stay away from it, tend to do so timidly. It is not that they don’t understand the importance or feel passionately about it, but that where their artwork is concerned they would rather not be viewed as ‘preaching’. On the other hand, there are those who aren’t afraid of being labelled anarchic, or – dare it be said – brimming on activism. Working as a ‘tool’ to press forward someone else’s agenda is one thing (and not something that I personally encourage), but doing something because you genuinely care – becasue every iota in you moves you towards it and there is no way you can ignore it – is something entirely different. We can learn this from the Russian Wanderers and the Zen monks.

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(re)discovering koyaanisqatsi

March 30, 2010

Reggio & Fricke ‘Koyaanisqatsi – Life out of Balance’, film stills, 1982.

Someone at work asked me if I had heard anything by Philip Glass.

No.

Really?! …Are you sure?

No…

Listen to Koyaanisqatsi.

… Kyoanisaskstski…

-Koyaanisqatsi. Listen to it.

Ok.

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two eds

March 26, 2010

Ed Ruscha, ‘History Kids’.

Sir Edwin Landseer, ‘Man proposes, God disposes’ 1864.

Landseer’s oil painting really is one of the most curious things I’ve come across this week so far.

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