Wednesday, March 31, 2010

found: James Ensor, unknown, Steve Martin in 'The Muppet Movie'

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

found: Lynn Yaeger, Cornelis de Vos, Keith Carter

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

found: Rob Flowers, unknown, Yoanna Terziyska

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

found: A. Paul Weber, Erwin Blumenfeld, unknown

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Friday, March 12, 2010

found: Damien Deroubaix, George Cruikshank, Sofia Ajram

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

found essays:

'Colors / Black' by Paul La Farge

excerpt:

"Black is the color of refusal...The space of refusal is also the space of imagination. You can sit in the darkness for as long as you like, staring blindly at nothing, and see what you will. Maybe that’s the reason why caves, which are the Fort Knox of blackness, were the first sacred places. In the total darkness of caves, human beings rubbed their eyes until they saw weird patterns in the dark: gods, they thought. (Some of these patterns, generated by feedback loops in the visual cortex, are rectilinear; David Lewis-Williams has suggested that we favor the straight line on the basis of these early, sacred visual experiences.5) The cave where Wayne and I sat was formerly used by Native Americans to initiate their boys into manhood: from their point of view the cave was a liminal space, between two stages of life, the one dissolved in darkness and the other not yet known. Which was fitting, because we were first drawn to caves on account of an adolescent love of the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, which offered us the chance to become anything we wished, and to roam underground to our hearts’ content. (Of course, those explorations were benighted: they amounted, like the cave’s darkness, to nothing at all.)"

'Trickster Eye' by Frances Richard

excerpts:

"As told by mythographer Lewis Hyde, this Navajo story contains both the promise of fantastic sight and the trauma of ocular injury. Removable eyes, injured eyes, and prosthetic eyes all appear here. Such tales, according to Hyde, are meant to be funny. But they are also "a kind of medicine. 'Eye-juggler' is not just a critique of Coyote's egotism; its telling plays a role in any healing ritual intended to cure diseases of the eye...As entertainment, the story stirs up a fantasy of amusing disorder; as medicine, it knits things together again after disorder has left a wound."4"

"Thus, the reversal of inside and outside surfaces ultimately suggests that by transporting the external object world into the sentient interior, that interior gains some small share of the blissful immunity of inert, inanimate objecthood; and conversely, by transporting pain out onto the external world, that external environment is deprived of its immunity to, its unmindfulness of, and indifference to the problems of sentience... It is part of the work of creating to deprive the external world of the privilege of being inanimate.9"
found: three unknown

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found: a wax nude by Urs Fischer

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Monday, March 08, 2010

found: Kaye Donachie, Sidney Sime, Marilyn Monroe

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Saturday, March 06, 2010

found: Christiane Haase

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Friday, March 05, 2010

found: Bill Murray, Charles Addams, monkeys

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

found: unknown with bats, Mira Schor, unknown melting


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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

found: volcano, Johan Creten, Joanne Mattera

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found: Lara Viana

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Monday, March 01, 2010

found: leap, Fellini's Casanova, stare