571. When the world around you has nothing more to offer, by all means, wear headphones.
"It’s like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story."
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via indicio)
Astronaut Neil Armstrong floats in his space suit in a pool of water in 1967.Photograph by NASA
I found this video really inspiring. Someone with a video camera. lets make something pretty.
so this video is almost three years old. Crazy to think about it. Its a fun little interview by Bastard Artist. It just jumped recently with the amount of views. If you havent seen it. Check it out.
"John William Keedy explores themes of anxiety and varied neuroses in his photography."
Javier Pérez: En Puntas (2013)
Video installation of variable measurements comprising:
Sculpture: pointe shoes, stainless steel knives
Video projection: HD blu-ray, with sound, screened on a wall
A ballerina, whose pointe shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives, dances and twirls insistently until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano set on a stage. The theatre with its red velvet warm lighting, resembles an oversized music box. The camera turns around the dancer revealing the opposite side of the room: an empty and painfully bare theatre.
The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes.
Through this work, Javier Perez investigates and reflects once again upon the human condition. Using a strongly metaphorical language rich in powerful symbolism, he reveals the weaknesses that become the boundaries between seemingly irreconcilable concepts such as: beauty and cruelty, fragility and violence, culture and nature or life and death.
ABANDONED AMUSEMENT PARKS
I cannot stop surfing through these haunting Francesco Mugnai pictures. His photo series on abandoned amusement parks brings chills to my body as thrilling as the excitement I can recall back from visiting the amusement parks of my childhood. Here are all the memories rotting in fields and perhaps hosting some ghostly visitors.
Erna and Hrefna 09 - 10.
Erna and Hrefna 2011.
Wearing glasses isn’t just about seeing better or avoiding getting blinded by the sun. This day of age, more than ever, it’s about style, and it doesn’t only have to do with hipsters.
Art director Federico Mauro decided to show just how cool, different and stylish glasses can be in a piece of work called Famous Eyeglasses.
What are they? A group of posters, featuring basic pairs of glasses that have become synonymous with the celebrities that used to (or still do) wear them. There are many more at his site and other categories including Famous Shoes, Famous Guitars, and Famous Guns.
Not happy about this
Creepy Art in Abandoned Psychiatric Hospitals
For a project entitled “1,000 Shadows,” Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione invaded abandoned hospital wards in Madrid, Paris and other undisclosed locales to add ghostly shadows to the already eerie buildings.
Spindly, stretched ghosts emerge under doors, float through windows and emerge out of objects’ shadows.