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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Color: Nature and Reality

The Matrix, Warner Brothers, 1999. Written and Directed by the Wachowski Brothers. The transition from signs which dissimulate something to signs which dissimulate that there is nothing, marks the decisive turning point. The first implies a theology of truth and secrecy (to which the notion of ideology still belongs). The second inaugurates an age of […]

Let It Ride

I do this for a living. I’ve been doing it for…fifteen years? Play the circuit. One track closes, another one opens. Some big places, some dumps. And I met all kinds of characters. And believe me pal, you, are the champ. I really hope you win. Yep, you’re the greatest I’ve ever seen. I’ll tell […]

Can’t Help It…

I don’t usually do this without a reason. I try to use videos to augment a concept. But in this case I’ve had this music pumping in the studio for the last couple of days, and I thought what the hell (having a blast!) So I won’t bore you further with exposition and share the […]

Can’t Get No…

I think that this Fall season is shaping up as a tipping point in the art world. Why? Well, this from Charlie Finch – “When it recycles the same half-dozen Hollywood personalities and tries to market news about a handful of art dealers and collectors as fresh stuff, the art world is advertising the fact […]

This Town’s in Tatters

All this chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter ’bout Shmatta, shmatta, shmatta — I can’t give it away on 7th Avenue This town’s been wearing tatters (shattered, shattered) Work and work for love and sex Ain’t you hungry for success, success, success, success Does it matter? (Shattered) Does it matter? I’m shattered. Shattered. Miami has swung ’round once […]

Color Light & Space – Alan Kirby

Postmodernism Curbed? Contemporary TV Comedy and the Apparently Real Miranda Gray, the art school student who is kidnapped by the besotted and asocial Frederick Clegg in John Fowles’s novel The Collector (1963), passes much of her time in her locked room drawing. Ill-educated and uninformed, Clegg judges her work by the only criterion he knows: […]