Monday, September 18, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Nikos Tranos crush... Documenta 14

I love and hate that I just found this artist and this work.

Wings of Desire

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Tarnation

Monday, September 4, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

RUTH GORDON: ON ASSHOLES

1984
Oh, there are a lot of lousy people in the world. Also, a lot of terrific people. You've gotta remember that, and you've got to move in the right circles. I have days where I just want everyone to go fuck themselves or walk off a cliff, but I only say that to myself, and I smile and I walk home and I have some tea, I talk to Garson [Kanin, her husband], I might take a nap. Then I wake up and I write, and in writing, I wipe away all the unpleasantness of the day, of the people, of the city, whatever. We have it in our power to overcome assholes, and I think we have them thrown into our path to see if we have the chops to handle them.
Handle them.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Gertrud Vasegaard

In search of beauty today.

The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems

Molly McCully Brown’s first book of poems, “The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded,” is part history lesson, part séance, part ode to dread. It arrives as if clutching a spray of dead flowers. It is beautiful and devastating. 

The title refers to an actual place. The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded was a government-run residential hospital in Amherst County, Va. It opened in 1910.
Its doctors were eugenicists. From the mid-1920s through the mid-1950s, thousands of patients, seen as defectives and moral nonentities, were sterilized without their consent. For many if not most of its residents, it was a house of horrors.
NYtimes article.