A master of recreating textures with her set of color pencils, Julia Randall uses photorealistic drawing techniques to create surreal works that use subtle suggestions to cultivate a sensual mood. Particularly interested in the mouth, Randall draws lips, tongues and teeth against plain backgrounds, sometimes affixing them to other objects equally delicate and perplexing in nature. For her latest series, “Blown,” Randall has taken to rendering used chewing gum. The gum’s viscous texture has the same strange sex appeal as the saliva and moist lips in her other work. We find ourselves simultaneously attracted and repulsed to the sinewy-looking wads and deflating bubbles. Take a look at some images courtesy of the artist.
Letters Etc. by Jonas Mekas is a collection of letters from Jonas Mekas to friends. Printed as it was sent, typed from his home in New York, Jonas’s letters touch on many subjects. The turn of the century, mortality, and the illness of Stanley Brakhage.
Jonas is known as the Godfather of Avant-Garde Cinema, and has done projects with Ginsberg, Dali, Ono & Lennon, Maya Deren. It is truly an honor to release this booklet to the world.
BLACK IS, Aldo Tambellini | 1965 | black and white | sound | 4 min |
This experimental film was made entirely without the use of a camera. “Working directly on 16mm … I scratched, perforated, drew,used acid and other substances on the surface of the leader. … The movement of the projector (30 frames per second) created the animated rhythm of the film. To get down to the essentials: light and motion”.
Is it possible to grow electronic sounds, as if they were plants in a garden? Why are childhood memories of sound and silence so important to our emotional development? Is it valid to classify audio recordings of wind or electrical hum as musical compositions? Why have the sounds of our environment become so important to sound artists and why is atmosphere so important in music? In Haunted Weather, David Toop asks these questions and gauges the impact of new technology on contemporary music’s sound.
future reading. this book looks amazing, and is the source from which i learned about “space weather radio.”