Monthly Archives: October 2010
the more 90’s the hair, the hotter the date…
Ladies–he hasn’t written me back yet, but I found River Phoenix under the “sudden,” “tragic,” and “horrific” death categories in my selected age range. Gentlemen, you’ll be lucky if you find Maya Deren from the previous post….
Maya Deren is, more or less, my idol, and this morning, I stumbled upon her 1943 unfinished surrealist film, made with Marcel Duchamp. The name alone is captivating…”Witch’s Cradle”. If you aren’t familiar with her work, check out one of her well known experimental shorts, Meshes of the Afternoon. If it’s somehow possible to have a deprivation of creepy visuals the week before Halloween, it will definitely be satiated by these shorts.
The Adobe Museum of Digital Media is mesmerizing. Digital media has obviously grown with the internet over the last decade or so–but to see a large company that has helped to pioneer this genre with its products recognize this and the need to move beyond more transient tumblrs and blogs and build the first virtual museum is pretty incredible.
This is no simple click and view online gallery, either–they’ve designed an entire virtual building complete with tour guides, curator, and explanations for its structure. You’ll probably need an hour or so to look at the Tony Oursler exhibit currently in the museum–about the same as IRL…. check back soon for more big name artists including Moriko Mori.
He’s doin a lot, but I love that sexy phoenix’s costumes and his silky blue suit at the end. Need those finger cone thangs in my life! Philip Lim is a genius.