Thursday, November 25, 2010

Persistance is All.. RIP Peter Christopherson 1955-2010




founder and member of The Threshold HouseBoys Choir,Soisong,Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle and my personal favourite Coil.. farewell into new adventures... with love and respect...

Coil - Copal



Seeing into darkness is clarity.
Knowing how to yield is strength.
Use your own light And return to the source of light.
This is called practicing eternity.

Lao-Tzu


" Beneath the flight of happy hours,
Beneath the withering of the flowers,
In folds of peace more sure than our's
He lies.
A night no glaring dawn shall break,
A sleep no cruel voice shall wake,
An heritage that none can take
Are his."

Digby Mackworth Dolben

two tribute quotes i liked today thanks to David T and Colin F


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tribute from Wladd Muta




and the last words go to Peter

"we are all only temporary curators of our present bodies, which will all decay, sooner or later. In a hundred years or so ALL the humans currently alive will have died. I take great comfort in knowing, with certainty, that thing that makes us special, able to enrich our own lives and those of others, will not cease when our bodies do, but will be just starting and new (and hopefully even better) adventure...

If we don't get to meet in this Life, maybe in the next you can buy me a beer! ,-)"



Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Works of Art... Nkisi Nkondi





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Power figures from the Kongo 18th/19th Century


The Kongo peoples live in southwestern Zaire and Angola. In a few traditional Kongo villages a religious specialist, who is also a healer and a legal expert, takes care of the spiritual and physical needs of the villagers with the assistance of a powerful carved figure, called ankisi nkondi. Popularly known as nail figures, these sculptures were used for a wide variety of purposes, including to protect the village, to prove guilt or innocence, to heal the sick, to end disasters, to bring revenge, and to settle legal disputes.



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Robert Caby... drawings



the lovely drawings of Robert Caby 

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Caby had a long and richly varied life and at various points, was engaged in writing art criticism and political articles, composing and arranging concerts, creating surrealistic drawings and dealing with rare books and paintings. His wide circle of friends included important musicians and artists of the time such as Erik Satie, Darius Milhaud, Pablo Picasso, Francis Poulenc, Charles Koechlin and Henri Sauguet. In the mid 1960's he was responsible for the posthumous publication of Satie's unpublished works from sketchbooks and was important in awakening public interest in the composer. By the time of his own death, he had composed some 900 works.

a music bio and link to piano clips here



Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hermann Naumann...the Temptation of St Anthony...





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Illustration for The Temptation of St. Anthony 1965



"O bliss! bliss! I have seen the birth of life; I have seen the
beginning of motion. The blood beats so strongly in my veins that it
seems about to burst them. I feel a longing to fly, to swim, to bark, to
bellow, to howl. I would like to have wings, a tortoise-shell, a rind,
to blow out smoke, to wear a trunk, to twist my body, to spread myself
everywhere, to be in everything, to emanate with odours, to grow like
plants, to flow like water, to vibrate like sound, to shine like light,
to be outlined on every form, to penetrate every atom, to descend to the
very depths of matter--to be matter!"
 
 
The Temptation of St. Anthony or A Revelation of the Soul 
 Gustave Flaubert



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fulgur...Austin Osman Spare catalogue 8





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Savonarola c 1907 - study of Girolamo Savonarola © Fulgur


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preliminary sketch ' Desire for Psycho-somatic strength’ 1953 © Fulgur


It's drooling time again, but xmas is coming if anyone is looking for present ideas for me ;)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tadanori Yokoo...Sublime images part 2



Some of my favourite  images the wondrous work of Tadanori Yokoo illustration from Genka (“Illusory Flowers”), a historical novel by Harumi Setouchi.





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a nice link to Yokoos poster works at the wondrous A Journey Round My Skull