The Agrippa Files
presents a fairly expansive overview of the original and very rare 1992 art book Agrippa (a book of the dead)
, a collaboration between artist Dennis Ashbaugh
, author William Gibson
, and award-winning journalist
Kevin Begos, Jr. that presciently explored the ephemeral nature of and decay of memories and information. [more inside]
is a spacial memory game by artist Julian Oliver
, using a hand-held solid-plastic cube as its only interface. On-screen each face of the cube contains a little room, each of which are logically connected by doors through which you guide your character. Take a look at a demonstration
or build your own levelHead setup.
The Monumental is My Sickness:
a newly translated 1979 interview with German sculptor Arno Breker. Extremely revealing about art, memory, Nazism, and the troubling life story of "Hitler's Favourite Sculptor". For context, read this critical review
of a recent exhibition of Breker's work. More Arno Breker resources, including many photos: (in French)
; the museum of Arno Breker
(in German); Wikipedia entry
Lacoste. No, Lacoste. Lacoste.
Austrian art collective Monochrom
asked 25 people to draw famous corporate marks from memory.
No meisterwerk, but in aggregate
, they have a certain kind of poetry.
is a performance and video blog project by new media artist Chris Barr. It's about suicide. [MI]
'Falling in love with the truth'.
On Dec. 10, 1956, exactly one month after Soviet troops crushed the last hopes of the Hungarian Revolution
, 13-year-old Sylvia Plachy
lay hidden in a farm cart that was carrying her toward the Austrian border. That night, Plachy and her parents escaped, finally making their way to the United States. The family settled in Queens, New York, where the teenager grew up to become one
of the most incisive photographers
of her generation
Many of the photographs
will be displayed this spring at the Rose Gallery
in Los Angeles, and are on view now at New York's Hunter Fox Gallery
, where Plachy (scroll down)
recently talked about the book and her career. Her pictures
"have to do with what memory looks like,' she explains. "How you remember things. Not so much how they are, but how they get translated." Oh, she's Adrien Brody's mom
and she uses
Bad Toon Rising
- Think you remember what Mickey Mouse looks like? Daffy Duck? Bart Simpson? Ok - grab a scrap of paper and draw that character. Right now. (No peeking!!) Some other people already have, and these are the results.....