Zen Catharsis Claptrap

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Clayton James Cubitt, "Operation Eden" (Katrina relief)

"My mom grew up poorer than poor in New Orleans, in a shotgun shack on McKain Street...Then Katrina came. Now she's lost it all."


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Legs from Spoon video, "I turn my camera on"

video mov (director/photographer, autumn de wilde)

"Bridge", art by Keith Shore


Thursday, September 22, 2005

tsubasa's "up"

copyright 2000 tsubasa.
source, site

Monday, September 19, 2005

Artist: antonia hernández: latex heart

"The work is about how in an abrasively globalized and homogenous landscape, porn, more niche-oriented than ever, can be a last refuge for identity."

Darko Fritz, from the "internet porno weekend"

Darko Fritz site
from cv: "Darko Fritz is media artist, curator and graphic designer."

also speaking at net porn con


Even the 'throw-aways' sting

Thursday, September 15, 2005

8pril's heeled self-portrait

(flickr trolling)

The sexploited Foxy Brown

Exploitation Poster Art

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Thomas Ruff: "Nudes"

T.R. site

Ruff’s more recent work, created entirely through digital means. In the Nudes, Ruff’s manipulation of the image impedes our visual access to the depicted scenes, and tones down their aggressive sexual nature. The abstract colour surfaces of the Substratum photographs, composed out of the vast visual culture of the internet, go so far as to liberate photographic representation from its dependence on the real. At the same time, no matter how much one might want to see painting or digital virtuosity here, there seems to be no getting around the matter of the photograph. After all, a substratum is what facilitates the adhesion of the light-sensitive emulsion in the making of one. It is, in a sense, the very foundation of the photographic image.

Monday, September 12, 2005

"Alice in Wonderland" - Nicole Eisenman

Alice in Wonderland’,
1996, ink on paper,
30 x 22.5 inches

Friday, September 09, 2005

Retroraunch anniversary (8 years)

Aging quite nicely.
(source: RR pic o the day)
(more RR PotD)
(Wired article on the anniversary)

Thursday, September 08, 2005

sweetness' polkey dots (via Flick Booty)

(Flickr source: Sweetness?)
(=>Flickr Booty)

Friday, September 02, 2005

Vampirella (in glorious 3d)

source by Daniel Moreno