Monday, September 27, 2010

some things to share...

in case you haven't noticed, things have been somewhat crazy here with activity for the past few months or so, and now i've got another week before all should calm down. this afternoon i was trying to deal with an incredibly messy desktop and found some image files that have been hanging around like little magnets of attraction... so i figured i'd post them (and since they are all without reference to where i got them, if i cribbed them from your blog please forgive the lack of credit).

i hope they will suffice for the week, and perhaps by next week airforms will become a bit more active again...


this 7" record sleeve is one of my all time favorites, and the only thing here that i own. unfortunately the music isn't too exciting (sounding a bit like the theme to the early 70's tv show the dating game), but the image of the band standing upon a giant floating upside down starfish kills me.


this is an image of agnes martin's last drawing, sent to me by michael ned holte, whom i will be collaborating with on a public talk on october 7th at 8 pm in conjunction with my exhibition at the pomona college museum of art. (and i do wish i owned this drawing, very much...)


this is a still image from gary beydler's hand held day. one of my absolute favorite films i've seen in a long time. the ucla film and television recently showed some 60's and 70's experimental films that had been recently restored, and beydler's film was a revelation. it's a deceptively simple work, made by shooting still frames over a single day of beydler's hand holding a mirror reflecting the opposite view. over the 6 minutes of the film, the images move from dusk to dawn, and it is incredible beautiful. there is a wonderful contrast in the light movement, the slight jittery finger tips and mirror movement stutters. it also reminded me of some of dennis oppenheim's films using his hands, as well as a kind of secret companion to early land art and earthworks.


a 1940's linen postcard of a bandstand looking like a rainbow with eyes.


one of the best record labels i've seen, from a mexican 45, probably 1970's, certainly influenced by rat fink, weird-ohs, nutty mads, etc.


a small cardboard and paint sculpture by lygia clark... no words necessary...


a 1971 japanese woodblock print by joichi hoshi called snowball. it is one of a series of prints all related to the snowball motif, but this is by far the nicest, particularly because it looks so much like an audio speaker...

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Blogger Moon River said...

try watching the film
Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno by serge bromberg

it's on you tube

this enigmatic project used light and somethings i would describe ad opt-art in a very futuristic way, cinema didn't use back then...the film as a documentery with lots of footage of the original movie

a beauty!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Greg Allen said...

wow on all this, but especially on Beydler. incredible.

4:32 AM  
Anonymous Cosmo said...

I have the 7", In fact I think it's a "split single", A side is an annoying french pop song, B side is a quite good instumental jerk.

6:16 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

yes, indeed it is a split and indeed one side is better than the other - maybe we both like the same side... good beat...

7:55 AM  

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