Thursday, 31 October 2013

One need not be a Chamber -- to be Haunted --
One need not be a House -- 
The Brain has Corridors -- surpassing 
Material Place -- 

Far safer, of a Midnight Meeting 
External Ghost 
Than its interior Confronting -- 
That Cooler Host. 

Far safer, through an Abbey gallop, 
The Stones a'chase -- 
Than Unarmed, one's a'self encounter -- 
In lonesome Place -- 

Ourself behind ourself, concealed -- 
Should startle most -- 
Assassin hid in our Apartment 
Be Horror's least. 

The Body -- borrows a Revolver -- 
He bolts the Door -- 
O'erlooking a superior spectre -- 
Or More --
--Emily Dickinson.
If you are a fan of Emily Dickinson's work then check out the Emily Dickinson Online Archive (Amazing!) and this beautiful book The Gorgeous Nothings , which brings together pieces of poetry written on scraps that look like the wings of paper birds.

Happy Hallow's Eve!

silly symphony - the skeleton dance (1929 disney short.)

Happy Hallows' Eve!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

1. Red nails found here
2. Cecil Beaton's house. He would ask guests to stencil their hand and sign it. Found here
3. Multicolour hands found here 

Harold E. Edgerton's high-speed photograph of a woman dancer in a flowing dress performing a cartwheel, 1940.
"At a photography fair in Chicago, Kodak introduced Edgerton's Kodatron strobe with a demonstration of its ability to record rapid movement. At 1/3,000 of a second, the flash stopped the dancer's momentum in the middle of her seemingly impossible move." 

marc by marc jacobs 2007. shot by juergen teller.
"Yoga is flooded with books on the anatomy of yoga. Having taught the anatomy of yoga for many years, I now feel it can be a red herring leading us down un-useful ways of thinking. There is a place for anatomy, but largely to help explain why some movements are unhelpful, or why some people can do certain poses and others not. What anatomy cannot do is inform about how to move. To understand movement we have to study movement and see how anatomy supports it, not the other way round."

-- Peter Blackaby

Miroslav Tichy

Miroslav Tichy

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

'a great many thoughts'

In the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.
--Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio.

quote found via evencleveland

Get right down to the real nitty gritty!

Rebecca Ketchum (who finds all the best stuff on the internets) says this dude would be 'the dance partner or her dreams'. I agree. Please can we share him?

The Elastic Man

The Elastic Man (Mr. ROBERTO BOLLE, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre.) from Fantastic Man

Check out these dance shorts too.

tis true. Found here

Lovely colours

Monday, 28 October 2013

Deborah Turbeville

I've always loved the shapes Deborah Turbeville caught in the bodies of her subjects.
RIP beautiful Deborah Turbeville.

Hello Monday!

“Art doesn’t cause riots, people do.”
Celebrating the hundredth anniversary of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, James S. Murphy reflects on the riot that occurred at the ballet’s premiere.
“Art doesn’t cause riots, people do.”

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, James S. Murphy reflects on the riot that occurred at the ballet’s premiere.
Study me as much as you like, you will never know me, for I differ a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes, and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.


Deborah Turbeville

RIP Beautiful Deborah Turbeville.

Happy Monday, everyone!

“I hope the roof flies off and I get sucked into space.”

— Bill Murray, Moonrise Kingdom

Saturday, 26 October 2013

La bouche de Nadja

La bouche de Nadja (1902-1941), 1928, Issues de lettres et dessins adressés à André Breton
(Nadja’s Mouth (1902-1941), 1928 from letters and drawings to André Breto)

« Mon chéri. Le chemin du baiser était beau n’est-ce pas. Et Satan fut si tentant. Mais qu’est-ce que cela après avoir passé une nuit noire. noire ? ou blanche ! Vraiment je ne sais plus. Mais je redescends toujours seulette l’escalier qui a conduit au bonheur. »  Nadja 

via André Breton

Luc Tuymans: Allo!

Glowing colour.

See more at David Zwirner

Mark Borthwick
I like the scars because I like the stories. Bravery, stupidity, pain—none of them come free.
--Jessica Martinez 

(Source: rauchwolken)


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