Thursday, January 11, 2018

more songs about buildings and food



...ontem vi 20th century women e gostei...é sempre bom ouvir de novo os Talking Heads e lembrar as polémicas do passado : art fag...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

inemuri (居眠り


                                               (image found via Google search function...)

                                              Inemuri


Lollabelle


                                                        Georgia o'Keeffe, Ram's head

Grieve !

"What did your terrier, Lolabelle, mean to you? In the film she seems to be at once a pet, a friend and an alter ego.
It’s a film about empathy. Lolabelle was a character that was almost pure empathy, so I tried to express that as well as I could. She was not my best friend – I didn’t want a piano-playing dog necessarily. I wanted to find a way to help her because when she went blind, she didn’t do well at all, she panicked. This trainer said: “I taught my dogs to play piano,” and I said: “Whoah – OK!” And she said: “I think it really helps Lolabelle.” So there were concerts every day, and she was playing this stuff, and it was really a situation where music saved her life. She basically recovered her social world through music."

found in The Guardian

(Laurie Anderson é um velho interesse meu, esta entrevista foi a propósito do seu filme e disco "Heart of a dog", como sempre deveras interessante e inspirador)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lazarus

                                                 (foto de David Bowie por Jimmy King)

Este homem já morreu - todos sabemos isso...contudo está pleno de vida e desafio nesta foto, tirada quando já sabia, que a sua morte não estaria longe...
Não sabermos o momento certo da nossa morte é uma benção, liberta-nos os sorrisos e os gestos, continuamos a negociar até à saída definitiva.


Este homem tão distante de mim, que nunca sequer vi ao vivo, não deixou de ser importante para mim.
Agora o seu filho, decide perpetuar a sua memória, criando um clube de leitura.
Outra forma de continuar a ser importante para a vida de outros.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Maximizing shareholder value is the central disease of our time

“This is the greatest fallacy I think I know, when nothing in nature suggests anything can grow forever, the American corporation is dedicated to a profit statement this quarter larger than the last. . . . Even as I repeat it, it sounds just ruinous.”
Of course, this relentless pursuit of profit stems in large measure from the fact that, over the past 30 years, companies have embraced an ethos of “maximizing shareholder value.” Says Lear: “I think of it as the central disease of our time.”

 Norman Lear 


found here : 


Facetime with Cindy Sherman



“I actually hate the idea of selfies,” says Cindy Sherman while discussing recent images she has been making with her iPhone. “People say”—she adopts a naive tone—“ ‘Oh, but you’re, like, the queen of selfies,’ ” and then her voice goes flat. “I really kind of cringe at that thought.”

cindy-sherman-instagram-selfie



Tony Gum

I style them then I shoot them.







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 "A Crush For Solange (And Besides, The Coolest Girl In Cape Town)
Artist and Film Student, Cape Town
Hailed by Vogue as the coolest girl in Cape Town, the 20-year-old South African artist Tony Gum is hitting all the right notes. She is an ‘Instagram Art Star’, posting her eye-catching photographs on her news feed, thus using it as her own art gallery. Her trademark pastel colours, bold American sportswear and red lipstick on her feed has got us hooked, not to mention her work of Cindy Sherman-like self-portraits. Inspired by culture, religion, film and more importantly director Wes Anderson, she recreates classic branded advertisements for present times."

Friday, December 22, 2017

Furtivo

                                                          Ray Richardson, The Poacher



I never lose. I either win or learn. "Nelson Mandela"


O ritual do habitual

Presépio de Estremoz(2010) - (encontrado na Net graças ao Google)


É o tempo das luzes, de encher tudo de brilho e cor.
De trocar votos e partilhar doces.

Fundo correm os rios escuros da podridão, não param, nem se calam os gritos dos exaltados, nem  deixa de correr o veneno dos envenenados e dos odiosos...o mal não se derrota, combate-se.

Contudo é simples : juntar todos em redor da luz, despojarmo-nos de tudo o que não é estritamente necessário e amarmo-nos pelo que somos.
Ter a coragem de parar, interromper o habitual e exaltar o extraordinário que somos todos : seres capazes de salvar o que amamos.

Só assim persevaremos.