30 June 2015

I think of rivers, of tides. Forests and water gushing out. Rain and lightening. Rocks and shadows. All of these are in me. 

-- Haruki Murakami

25 June 2015

Mathematics

demonstrate



Photo of NYC protest, ca. 1920s. Via all things amazing.
“Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.”
― Howard Zinn

23 June 2015

Frida




Frida marching for workers rights, at a rally protesting C.I.A. involvement in Guatemala and on a communist rally.

22 June 2015

Remembering Jordan Davis

A Much-Needed Film About Life, Death, Guns And Race

Bread AND Roses.


Sunday Tune

Saturday Poem


Once

I got up early in the morning
to take pictures of this huge momolith
in the middle of the australian outbck.
It took me a whole day
to walk around Ayers Rock.
On my trip
I never met anybody,
but ever since I'd left the motel in the morning
I was joined by a dog
running ahead of me.
It was blazingly hot,
and except for a stubborn German like me,
nobody in his right mind would have gone on such a march.
Thanks to my local guide
I found a few amazing hidden places.
Only when, to top it all,
I decided to climb the mountain,
my canine companion backed out.
He waited for me at the foot of the steep climb
and welcomed me when I came back down,
wagging his tail.


Wim Wenders. from his book "Once"

18 June 2015

Blindly




Documenting scenes from a painting workshop with visually impaired participants, ┼╗mijewski’s video Blindly asks what it means to imagine and represent without relying on the sense of sight.

Artur ┼╗mijewski, Blindly 2010

Video, colour and sound, 18min 41sec
Image courtesy of the artist and Foksal Gallery Foundation

17 June 2015

Agnes Martin







Artists are intuitive. They wait for inspiration. That's what art is about, the intuitive, not the intellectual. Art about ideas stimulates ideas, but art that comes from inspiration stimulates feelings of happiness, innocence and beauty.

--Agnes Martin

I've just been to see her exhibition at the Tate. It's glorious, go!
I don’t think there is much separation in all the things we do. How we do one thing is how we do anything.
-- Lauren Spencer King
From apieceapart.com

13 June 2015

Saturday Poem


Let children walk with nature,
let them see the beautiful blendings.
communions of death and life,
their joyous inseparable unity,
as taught in woods and meadows,
plains and mountains and streams.
And they will learn that death is stingless.
And as beautiful as life.


-- John Muir, Walk With Nature

12 June 2015

Inga Kerber






all work by Inga Kerber

the whole of nature

A human being is part of the whole… He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

-- Albert Einstein, 1950

10 June 2015

Peter Doig






Love the way Peter Doig places his figures in environments, like long bodies.

the long body

The long body is a Native American term which refers to the individual body plus the life support systems around it. It is a much bigger conception of the human body than we have in western culture, and considers the body continuous with the larger environment.
The perception of our bodies as isolated units is dangerous because it doesn’t take into consideration that organisms live in context. We co-evolve with our habitats over many millions of years.
We think we have nervous systems to regulate our bodies- and we do- however the nervous system has other functions- for humans in particular -  it's purpose is to learn habitat and our social environment too.
-- Frank Forencich over at Liberated Body

Mel Bochner





Mel Bochner