Subject: THIS IMAGE SHOULD BE SEEN IN THE WHOLE WORLD
While magazines and TV chains report about the lives and love affairs of movie actors and actresses, football players and other celebrities, the Chief of the Kayapo tribe heard the worst news of his entire life:
Mrs. Dilma, the president of Brazil, has given her approval for the construction of an enormous hydroelectric central (the world’s third largest one).
This means the death sentence for ALL the tribes living at the shores of the river because the barrage will flood more or less 400 000 hectares of the forest.
More than 40 000 natives will have to find other living surroundings where they will be able to survive.
The destruction of the natural habitat, the deforestation and the disappearance of several species of plants and animals will be a fait accompli.
We know that a simple image is the equivalent of a thousand words, it shows the price to be paid for the “quality of life” of our so-called “modern comforts.”
There is no space in the world anymore for those who live differently. Everything has to be smoothed away, that everyone, in the name of globalization must lose his and her identity and way of living.
If this enrages you, I urge and implore you to forward this message to all your friends, relatives and acquaintances.
Thank you in the name of life, nature and biodiversity.
©Hans van Raam
So, ‘bout that Loveless follow up that My Bloody Valentine has been promising since…well, forever. Apparently our wait is almost up. (via My Bloody Valentine to Release a New Album in “Two or Three Days” | Under The Radar)
This is a Polaroid emulsion lift. The original photo was taken with a Agfa Viking and expired and cross processed Agfa Portrait 160. Then, I used a Daylab to transfer the image to Polaroid Type 669. The transfer is on thick card stock that I have painted with gouache. The dimensions for the paper are approx. 4.75” x 6.75”. Signed and dated on the back.
Louis Sullivan’s Stock Exchange in the 1930s, Chicago
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Francis Alÿs. An exhibition of paintings and Alÿs’s most recent film, REEL-UNREEL is on view at David Zwirner gallery in New York through February 9.
Alÿs and collaborators Julien Devaux and Ajmal Maiwandi produced REEL-UNREEL in Kabul, Afghan for last year’s Documenta 13. The film follows a series of boys through the streets of Kabul as they push a reel of film. It is on view both at Zwirner and on Alÿs’s own website, where many of his works are available via a Creative Commons license.
This is a detail of a still from Alÿs’s Painting/Retoque (2008), one of many works in which Alÿs addresses the subject of borders. The piece was made in Paraiso, Panama, in the former Panama Canal Zone. Among the topics Alÿs and I discuss on this week’s show is his interest in borders (and often in the futility of them).
Marguerite Churchill, by Max Munn Autrey c.1930
And slide this under a gif I created that became monstrously popular for reasons I can’t even understand…
eyelashes, butterfly kisses
Henry Wessel explains his artistic process.
LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Blinkybugs are simple, electronic “insects” that respond to movement, vibration, and wind by blinking their LED eyes. What started as an afternoon DIY project has become a combination book and kit, and a project not to be missed at World Maker Faire 2012.
See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.