i like how everyone messes up the above quote when they crop it to “now is the winter of our discontent”
a paraphrase of the full sentence would be “right now is glorious summer and the winter of our discontent is over because Edward IV (sun and son of York) has ascended to the throne”
but it is said sarcastically
this piece touched on my personal feelings vs objective curatorial feelings:
i personally privately or whatever have strong feelings about “art in the digital age” and love corny things that i shouldnt like 8bit like chip tunes like anythign old video game looking like bad GIFS like internet commenting. i actually suggested to avery he make a piece of hilariously juxtaposed angry internet commenting recently
and he looked at me like “are you kidding”
and it took me a second to realize that was a corny idea
because of my intense personal proclivities
the wall label described these photos as explorations of how digital cameras can fuck up (was one of them called “digital flare”? that doesnt sound right… fuck.) and that sounds really exciting! but then none of that excitement is present in the piece
this was a surprise favourite: Hanne Mugass did i spell that right?
items on ebay that people have bootleg customized with modern art
this photo is not the best photo unfortunately
a good reason to go see in person!
takeshi’s piece is banans:
he essentially spent months and months finding a new way to make a video (after pioneering the data moshing technique and making the best videos with the hacking existing clips method) and learned all the 3d animation thingies and made this crazy POPEYE movie
the copyright for POPEYE just expired, which is weird the idea of expiring copyright, so takeshi made a bootleg popeye movie from memory that was all these sad fucked up anti-hero vignettes like him chugging spinach and destroying his apartment in a spinach-drunk rage, him getting evicted, etc
i had to listen to their album over and over for the i-D article and i felt like a dorky groupie because i knew, like, alll the songs
the research i did for the article also indicated that many people dont think hearing them live is an improvement, but the sound system at santos is so stellar and the lighting was great and everything seemed awesome i dont know what “the internet” is talking about
look at the brunette getting face pushed outta the frame!
i forgot to photo it but there was a photo in Lauren’s show of a night sky in time elapse showing all the stars leaving trails but then three geo-synchronous satellites were three big bright dots with no trail and i liked that photo
“What do I fear? Myself? There’s none else by. / Richard loves Richard; that is, I am I.”