The Reading Rocket Ship By Jorge Garza
Eric Petersen is a methodical, calculated artist. He opts to work digitally to remove any personalized evidence of the human touch. He chooses the colors of his works like a scientist dropping carefully-measured chemicals into a vile: The intended effect of these contrasting, bright shades, says Petersen, is one of unsettlement. He sets up compositions that are at once harmonious and jarring. Geometric shapes appear to slice through his planes with razor sharp precision of placement. Yet their rhythmic arrangements give his work a sense of harmony, even while the electric blue, neon yellow and sunset orange hues simultaneously vie for viewers’ attention. See more on Hi-Fructose.
Un documental en el que se comenta un supuesto secuestro del narrador francés Michel Houellebecq en el 2011, y donde el autor actúa de sí mismo, se ha estrenado en Europa en el marco de la Berlinale. Una farsa, un falso documental, donde además el autor (considerado como la primera estrella literaria francesa desde Sartre) muestra que es un gran comediante de sí mismo. El director, de apellido Nicloux, asegura que todo el filme es una improvisación. La nota de Clara Morales en El País.
Puedes ver el trailer aquí.
"The Energy Vampires"
Several of the people in Glen Patterson’s life
(Such as his mother, his brother, his friend, and his wife)
Are Energy Vampires who suck out his soul
Leaving behind a blackened charred hole.
Their endless problems take up all of his time and his mind.
Forcing him to drop everything and leave his dreams behind.
"They need me to help them" he rationalizes each day,
Despite them stealing his energy and making him waste away.
They might not do it on purpose, but they’re still gonna suck
They’re programmed to trap you in a cycle and make you feel stuck.
Glen needs to cut them from his life, be they friend, family or foe.
And while they only make him suffer, he has trouble letting go.
Originally Posted 9/24/2011
Today marks the 7th anniversary of the dedication of Gerhard Richter’s “Cathedral Window” in Cologne, comprised of 11,500 squares of glass in 72 colors.
Rene Magritte (Belgian: 1898-1967), Secret Life IV, 1928. Oil on canvas.