30 June 2013

Sunday Tune

 Paule Marrot
Pass into nothingness: the Keats line that frightened her.
Fade as the blue nights fade, go as the brightness goes.
Go back into the blue.
I myself placed her ashes in the wall.
I myself saw the cathedral doors locked at six.
I know what it is I am now experiencing.
I know what the frailty is, I know what the fear is.
The fear is not for what is lost.
What is lost is already in the wall.
What is lost is already behind the locked doors.
The fear is for what is still to be lost.
You may see nothing still to be lost.
Yet there is no day in her life on which I do not see her.”

― Joan Didion, Blue Nights

28 June 2013

Paule Marrot

Textiles from Paule Marrot

Mel Nguyen rainbow corner

'...Because of the limitations of our eyes, we have a prejudice, a bias, toward that tiny rainbow band we call the spectrum of visible light.'

-- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Simona Pries

Simona Pries

26 June 2013


"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." 
-- Ingrid Bergman

Film still of Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant in Hitchcock´s film  Notorious (1946)

Scout Niblett - Kiss (live)

And darling take my hand,
And lead me through the dawn.
Let's kidnap each other,
And start singing our song,

'Cause my heart is charged now,
Oh it's dancing in my chest!
And I fly and I walk out
From the spell in that, kiss. 

Image of Andy Warhol's Kiss from 7 Objects in a Box. 1966.

Then comes a longing
That I don't understand
Because it feels like it's towards you
But here you are
So I don't understand
What this longing's for
From 'Watching the Sleeping Lover' in Sam Shepard + Joseph Chaiken's 'Savage/Love'

Image from here jja_bra's Flickr, via per temeritas.

25 June 2013

The Kiss.

1. Sometime in the 1950s, likely in Decatur, Illinois.
2.  Whitley Bay, September 1978
Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen 
3.  Jean-Luc Godard and Stéphane Audran in Présentation ou Charlotte et son steak, 1960, by Eric Rohmer.
4.  The Slow Kiss, 1960s
via lapetitecole

THE KISS (1896) - The first kiss scene in history of film, shared between May Irwin and John C. Rice.

(From: lapetitecole)

24 June 2013


"The first product of self-knowledge is humility, "
-- Flannery O'Connor

" Do you know what that is, sweet pea? To be humble? The word comes from the Latin words humilis and humus. To be down low. To be of the earth. To be on the ground. That's where I went when I wrote the last word of my first book. Straight onto the cool tile floor to weep. I sobbed and I wailed and I laughed through my tears. I didn't get up for half an hour. I was too happy and grateful to stand. I had turned 35 a few weeks before. I was two months pregnant with my first child. I didn't know if people would think my book was good or bad or horrible or beautiful and I didn't care. I only knew I no longer had two hearts beating in my chest. I'd pulled one out with my own bare hands. I'd suffered. I'd given it everything I had.
I'd finally been able to give it because I'd let go of all the grandiose ideas I'd once had about myself and my writing - so talanted! so young! I'd stopped being grandiose."

-- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny beautiful things: Advice on love and life from Dear Sugar. 

21 June 2013


First image from here
second image photographed by sophie delaporte for another man via: urtox


'I've read too many books to believe what i'm told.'


Mechanischer Körperfächer (body fan 2) - rebecca horn

"the fan suits my body -- i carry it and i balance it on my shoulders so that head and shoulders constitute the central axis of the two semi-circles -- starting position -- the two semi-circles of the fan close over my head -- when i move my body's balance, the two semi-circles change their horizontal starting position and begin to turn -- one semicircle turns in fron of my body, the other one behind it, so that my body becomes the fixed axis for the semicircles -- when the rotation is slow,  just sections of my body can be seen by turn -- when the two semicircles rotate fast, they close in a transparent circle."

  -- rebecca horn
via flash art n. 46-47, june 1974


fairy fruit!



Touch tours

Matt Ducklo's pictures of museum "touch tours" where blind or partially sighted people are able to take private tours of museums so that they can touch and experience the art work.

20 June 2013

See the Sea

Voir la Mer

Images from Sophie Calle's Voir la Mer, 2011.
The filmed reactions of individuals who lived in Istanbul but who encountered the sea for the first time.


What’s That Fragrance You’re Wearing?

Images by Joseph Scheer

It may not sound like the hottest thing to hit perfume counters since Chanel No. 5, but to polyphemus moths,11-Hexadecadienyl acetate is the very aroma of love. Females release this compound from special glands. Males that encounter the drifting plume of scent change course immediately, flying upwind on four-to-six-inch (10-to-15 centimeter) wings to find the pheromone-emitting female and mate with her. As in many moth species, Antheraea polyphemus males (specimen shown directly above) can detect the come-hither fragrance of a willing female from more than a mile away.