Sunday, 29 March 2009

DIVA



Diva, filmmaker of the year 1981 Jean-Jacques Beineix, from the novel by Daniel Odier pseudonym (Delacorte) has been adapted to the bottom. This is to abandon the realistic feel of the film the first France, 1970s, and back to color, and melodic style, called the atmosphere of the film to France, 'Cinéma du look'. Early 1981 the reduction in the film in France, he will have success in the United States. This movie is a cult, was internationally renowned classic.





Vladimir Cosma - Dead End



Vladimir Cosma - Gorodish



Vladimir Cosma - Metro Police



Vladimir Cosma - Sentimental Walk

THREE ON SUNDAY


Via Martin Iles

'Hey Y'all.

Showing more videos this Sunday.

Volcanos y'all.

Leonard Cohen on Miami Vice, y'all.

10:30PM.

FREE.

(First ten customers get a little dance.)

Martin'



Sunday March 29
Dan's Silver Leaf
103 Industrial Street
Denton TX


RABBIT
Run Wrake, 2005 (8 min. 30 sec.)

“When a boy and girl find an idol in the stomach of a rabbit, great riches follow, but for how long?”

Using scanned 1950s educational stickers and drawings by illustrator Geoffrey Higham (whose work is often associated with British author Enid Blyton), Wrake creates a beautiful and disturbing short animated film.


LA SOUFRIERE
Werner Herzog, 1977 (31 min.)

In 1976, scientists predicted a volcano eruption that would destroy Guadeloupe. The island was evacuated; the newspapers reported that one man refused to leave. Herzog immediately arrived with a small crew in order to be on hand for the end. This fascinating study of imminent disaster and the man “who stays” is one of Herzog’s major works.


LEONARD COHEN VOLUME ONE
Bootleg Compilation, 1966 – 1987 (90min.)

A compilation featuring some of Leonard Cohen's earliest interviews on the Canadian television show "This Hour Has Seven Days", live performances from the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, an excerpt from the film "Dynamite Chicken", duets with Judy Collins, and his 1985 appearance on Miami Vice.

Friday, 27 March 2009

FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHT



Night Flight was a show variety of the USA Network. An eclectic of short mix, cartoons, B movies, comedy standing, documentations, TV music and extra, Night Flight broadcast in all modes from 1981 to 1996.

Now, on Friday, beams, it is the dimension beyond the television here:





Devo - Jocko Homo

Monday, 23 March 2009

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS



Reflected by Chateau Zodiac via The Dream Palace, through the astral projection of the mysterious crystal woman body Dark Dreams, is the 1966 'Wednesday's Play' in production Alice in Wonderland.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

NITE PATROL: INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS



Via Dallas Cinemania:

'Come out to the Angelika Film Center Dallas MARCH 19th -- 8pm for a special 35mm screening of the sleaze classic INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS (1973). Hey, Roger Ebert calls it a "guilty pleasure" and I'm willing to listen to any man who wrote the script for BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS.

Tickets $10 at the door. Get there a little early for a set by DJ Wild in the Streets. She'll be slinging some rare classics for your amusement and edification. Ciao.'

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

FAIR WEATHER

New York is lousy with art fairs in March: everywhere, everyone, fashion, drinks, stress, money - good god. Normally I can't be bothered to mingle in such a manner, but I couldn't resist the VIP invitation to Scope and the opportunity to be and be seen with Lizard Pretzel. This fair was pretty cleaned up and straight forward. Although there was a good amount of artwork, it wasn't so crowded as to make you crawl around and over it like at most fairs, which I can only assume is a result of this economy I've been hearing so much about lately. The highlight of the evening was the fun and yet still well thought out booth from (Believe it!)Austin's Okay Mountain that had touchable sculptures, incredibly low priced small drawings and a poet typing commissioned poems on the spot. Oh yes, that and the beer train, with the free flowing Grolsch, making its way through the fair. That helped. 

Here's a short list of some trends I noticed in the imagery/elements of artwork showing at Scope this year. 

The curio cabinet:


The hook:


And, the rip-off:


Seriously, it makes my teeth hurt. 

Now with all this artwork out of the way, I can focus my attention on what is turning into a budding festish: men's ankles. It seems that with just the hint of spring weather the ankles, though still clothed in socks, are making appearances. It's thrilling. I hope to have pictures of these darlings soon.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Hello Kansai Yamamoto

"Will you just look at those incredibly insane clothes-I just don't believe it." The chick flashed a smile and said: "Yeah, he carries most of his street clothes when's he's touring and most of his stage costumes-like his spacemen's suits. He's going to be on the road about two months, you see. Didn't you see that Time Mag picture of David with that beautiful black suit of his? Well, he brought that one too.
All his suits are custom-made by this fabulous Japanese designer, Kansai, " 
-David Bowie in Hollywood, by Annie Tipton (June 1974)







"He has an unusual face, don't you think?  He's neither man nor woman.  If you see what I mean; which suited me as a designer because most of my clothes are for either sex.  I love his music and obviously that has influenced my designs but most of all there's this aura of fantasy that surrounds him.   He has flair.- Kansai Yamamoto (June 1973)





"Yamamoto is Kabuki in his overt theatricality, flamboyant sense of gesture and design, and brilliant colorful design as much to be read from afar as admired at close range. Leonard Koren, writing in New Fashion Japan, (1984) said, "For Kansai, fashion means creating a festival-like feeling using brightly colored clothes with bold design motifs inspired by the kimono, traditional Japanese festival wear, and military clothes." Gaudy by desire, larger-than-life by theater's intensity, and virtually to Japanese culture what Pop style was to Anglo-American culture, Yamamoto has consistently cultivated a fashion of fantastic images, extravagant imagination, and sensuous approach to both tradition and a view of the future."
***


"Unabashed entertainer and impresario (long a familiar product spokesman on Japanese television), Yamomoto achieved cult status in the 1970s for his worldly transmission of Japanese culture. His work has often been controversial in Japan inasmuch as it is thought to promote and exploit images of Japanese vulgarity internationally. Is Yamamoto creating an "airport art," expensive exoticism for the West that still thinks of an East Asia of bright colors, lanterned festivals, Kabuki masks, and fabulist stories with dragons and tigers? Yamamoto seems poised between traditional Japanese culture, the Pop sensibility of the late 20th century, and a longing for a millennial future."






Monday, 9 March 2009

AFTER HOURS



After Hours is an American dark comedy film released in 1985, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Joseph Minion, with cinematography by Michael Ballhaus. It depicts a New Yorker, Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne), who undergoes a series of adventures and dangers in trying to make his way home in SoHo.



Paul Hackett is living hell and seemingly endless night on the seedy streets of New York SoHo village broke, frenzied and at the end of its rope, it is increasingly thrust into the bizarre and often shocking life of a whole variety of characters. A sequence of misfortunes, coupled with misunderstandings and tragedies, a threat to the health safety and Paul, as he tries to return to his apartment uptown.

Friday, 6 March 2009

WEEKEND WARRIOR: FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD



Road Agent

Far From the Madding Crowd

March 7-April 18, 2009

Artist reception:

Saturday, March 7, 6-8 p.m.

'Road Agent is pleased to announce Far From the Madding Crowd, a group exhibition opening this Saturday, March 7, and running through April 18, 2009. It features work by Rebecca Carter, Celia Eberle, Thomas Feulmer, Margaret Meehan, Julian Opie, Stephen Park, Richard Patterson, Dan Perfect, George Quartz, Giles Ripley, Kevin Todora, and Erik Tosten.

Playing on the title and conceits of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel, the exhibition explores the dislocation of self, both geographically and psychologically—as it were the costs and benefits of leaving the familiar behind. In the weeks leading up to its opening we’ve referred to the exhibition as 'the tweaked-out landscape show', and we’ve meant that in both a humble and sinister way, as the world we know crumbles around us and people struggle to find their place, their different selves, in unfamiliar territory.

To that end, artists both veteran and new have a way with disenfranchisement, cynicism, irony, and silver linings, and the characters and environments making up the exhibition illustrate a staggering range of emotion: sluggish but emerging self-awareness, burning forests, moonscape isolation, rural tranquility, defaced banality, fantastically armored nature, pierced classicism, and one angry bunny....'

Road Agent

2909-A Canton St.

Dallas, TX 75226

214-749-4049

'Please note that, regrettably, Road Agent has reduced its hours of operation to Saturdays, noon-six p.m., and by appointment.'

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

HORRORSCOPE: PISCES



'You have a vivid imagination and often think you are being followed by the CIA or FBI. You have a minor influence over your associates and people resent you for your flaunting of your power. You lack confidence and are generally a coward. Pisces people do terrible things to small animals.'

-Select Magazine, 1978

Monday, 2 March 2009

HUSSEIN CHALAYAN



a small retrospective of HUSSEIN CHALAYAN

"Temporary Interference" spring '95







"Between" spring '98 london fashion week





"Panoramic" winter '98





"Geotropics" spring '99