I've been alerted to a situation developing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York - It appears that there will be some kind of Robert Rauschenberg exhibition opening there today. I advise all men, women and children to go directly to MOMA immediately.
Antville seems to be a kind of community thingy where people can all contribute on one topic that they are all interested in. Which is kind of neat, especially when I'm interested too - like music videos, which I have started downloading like they are all going to expire by some kind of due by date, in preparation for the inevitable day when I buy my iPod video... straight after I buy my intel powerbook (I need something with usb2, and preferably without bulldog clips holding the screen together).
Anybody else think this is a great idea? It's a magazine of submitted photographs, selected and then printed up at Lulu.com and sold for 20 bucks a piece. Seem to remember someone talking about Lulu.com recently...
You are supposed to start posts like this by saying "sorry for being a bit slow on the old posting lately, but I've been pretty busy at work over the last week or so." What I wanted to ask you guys though, rather than making lame excuses that are just, well, lame, was if you find the world kind of leaping at you in waves?
For me, when I am inspired or whatever (bipolar? a bit? can you be a bit bipolar?), you'll see me post a bunch of stuff all at once cause it seems that the world has got inspired at the same time. Like it's just smoked a big J and has sat down and started looking at its own feet in a new way. It's not just posting that leaps at these times. It's everything. The world is full and there's not enough time to live it.
If I sit down when I'm feeling like that, I take a spin through my favourite webmongers, you know, Bezembinder (don't go there, it's too good and you'll figure out where I steal all my links from and never come back here)... or Art BBQ, which I just found, or Metafilter, which just kind of sucks you in to a whirlpool of random shit from everywhere all at the same time. ( I also always check out Wooster Collective, and Pixel Surgeon, and then there are the MP3 blog guys who are really some of the coolest people to lurk around - I'm talking about Stereogum, and My Old Kentucky Blog, and Gorilla Vs Bear, and a bunch of others.)
If I'm having a wave day I know it as soon as I check out my regular online haunts. I can't post fast enough... my fingers trip over themselves on the keyboard trying to get it all out there for you. But if I'm not having a wave day then the entire internet is the most boring fucking thing imaginable, much to my disappointment and horror.
That's the end of that particular wave, I'm bored again now...
At the end of these posts you are supposed to say "if anybody agrees, disagrees, wants to tell me somewhere else I should be checking out online, or just wants me to shut up and post, please comment."
I'm pretty certain I've already mentioned Eggleston within recent posting memory but here's another huge site which takes you inside all his published books. Quite delicious. The cool thing about Eggleston, apart from being one of the first people to make art establishment wankers acknowledge colour photography might be worth looking at, was that he just took pictures of whatever the hell he wanted to. All kinds of crap. Really got the jump on David Carson and everybody who bought a digital camera and then found themselves running around taking pictures of every piece of meaningless garbage that passed through their field of vision. I myself am guilty as charged... apologies about that. It's all William Eggleston's fault though.
P.S. If you tune in to slower.net like I do then maybe you'll agree that that slower guy is actually William Eggleston in disguise. The real question is why?
Ron makes these totally mindblowing wall mounted reliefs out of old wood. make sure to fossick around the site a bit because there is some real treasure there. In Safari I needed to use the link at the bottom of the page to get in to the archives.
Ron also seems to be the culprit behind the brilliant, brilliant, brilliant ArtBBQ site. Which I heartily congratulate him upon.
Untitled, 1999 installation, 950 x 405 x 280 cm / 374 x 159 x 110 inches wood, acrylic, oil
Dylan is a Kiwi who has flown the nest quite a while ago it would seem from his bio... And is now making art waves in Holland, land of the delicious breakfast cereal called Philosopher's Stones. (Disclaimer: Dylan Graham has nothing to do with hallucinogens of any kind. As far as I know).