Archives for the month of: July, 2012








and this is dramatic




Jaakko Pernu alapuolella maa
Nallikari, Oulu 1996-99
Foto Markku

When Andre BreJon released his Manifesto o f Surrealism in 1924, he established the pursuit of psychic automatism as Surrealism’s principle objective, and a debate concerning the legitimacy or possibility of Surrealist visual art ensued. In response to this skepticism, Max Ernst embraced automatism and developed a new technique, which he called frottage , in an attempt to satisfy Breton’s call for automatic activity, and in 1926, a collection of thirty-four frottages was published under the title Histoire Naturelle. Tobias Percival zur Loye    2010

Urgent appeals | Labour Behind the Label.

Labour Behind the Label | Labour Behind the Label.

Lottie Nevin - The Rioja Diaries

One of the most shocking scenes in recent TV drama was played out in an episode of Madmen a couple of seasons back. Unusually for Madmen, it didn’t include the usual suspects of homophobia, sexism, or infidelity; it was something quite out of the blue and unexpected. Can you guess what it was?

It was the 3-minute scene of the Draper family having a picnic. Sitting down on a rug, the family enjoy an outdoors meal in a beautiful park setting. After the meal is finished Don gets up to stretch his legs while Betty checks the children to make sure they are clean before being allowed back into Don’s immaculate new car. Don downs the last of his beer, and then casually hurls the can away into the distance while Betty picks up the corners of the rug and shakes of the paper rubbish and remnants of their picnic…

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Joseph Banks-John Reeves

The Age of ‘Mega-Fires’ – Videos – The Earth Institute – Columbia University.