Thursday, March 27, 2014

TheGround_installation


Sunday, March 23, 2014

gary wood

Friday, March 21, 2014

It's an official crush now: Tiny Islands

David Letterman - Future Islands: "Seasons (Waiting On You)"

Anthony Pearson

 March 1 - April 12, 2014, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Installation view
via: whitewall magazine

Charles LeDray

“Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork”: “Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines” (1993), a set of midget-size military uniforms, is part of this exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

elizabeth jameson

You are not welcome here
Performance of dress with 40' long sleeves
Vienna, Austria 1999
"In a time of war the devil makes more room in hell." -old German proverb

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sexual Misconduct Case Ends With No Jail Time for General

"General Sinclair pleaded guilty to lesser offenses in exchange for dismissal of much more serious sexual assault charges, which could have carried a life sentence if proved. In addition to admitting to mistreating the captain, General Sinclair pleaded guilty to adultery, soliciting explicit pictures from female officers, disobeying a commander, possessing pornography in a combat zone and misusing his government credit card." MORE HERE.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Women soldiers fought, bled and died in the Civil War, then were forgotten

Under a deadly barrage of artillery fire, wave after wave of Union troops hurled themselves across an open field outside of Fredericksburg on a bitterly cold mid-December day and charged up a steep hill in a futile attempt to dislodge Confederates dug in atop Marye’s Heights.

By nightfall, nearly 13,000 Union troops lay dead or wounded — double the number of fallen Confederates — and a “young and good-looking” corporal from New Jersey that a comrade described as “a real soldierly, thoroughly military fellow,” was promoted to sergeant for bravery.

One month later, the sergeant, a veteran of the Seven Days Battle and Antietam, gave birth to a baby boy.
The New Jersey sergeant, whose name and fate have been lost to history, was not the only woman disguised as a man fighting at Fredericksburg that day. Sarah Emma Edmonds, using the alias Pvt. Franklin Thompson, spent 12 hours on her horse, often under enemy fire, delivering dispatches as the orderly to Union Gen. Orlando M. Poe.

A teenaged Lizzie Compton, who fellow soldiers knew as Jack or Johnny, was discovered to be a woman only after the battle when military doctors peeled her blue uniform away to treat a shrapnel wound to her side. Discharged — it was illegal to serve in the military as a woman — Compton would go on to reenlist in and be discovered by six more regiments and serve in the Union army a total of 18 months.

In January, the Pentagon agreed to allow women to fight in combat. But what was ignored in that controversial debate was the long-forgotten history of hundreds of American women who had fought bravely in the nation’s wars, won battlefield citations for valor and died on the front lines More here...

The harvest of Death

http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=64592

Friday, March 14, 2014

Kady Brownell

She enlisted w/ her husband in the 1st RI Infantry Volunteers the day after Fort Sumter fell. She fought openly alongside her husband in several battles. At the end of a 3-month enlistment, Kady and her husband re-enlisted in the 5th RI Infantry. Robert was wounded in the battle at New Bern, NC, and the Brownells were transferred to NY where Robert recuperated. Both were discharged winter of 1863.

Jennie Hodgers

 
There are over 400 documented cases of women disguising themselves as men and fighting as soldiers on both sides during the Civil War. The case of Jennie Hodgers is one of the most famous, because she continued to live as a man after the war and was not discovered until a couple of years before her death. More here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Jenny Holzer

via:www.betweenbridges.net/j_holzer

Triple Canopy at Fort Worth Modern

Wonderful lecture tonight at the Fort Worth Modern. It was recorded and will be a podcast very soon.
Pointing Machines here
History Works here

Monday, March 10, 2014

earthbags (sandbags) civil war

sandbag |ˈsan(d)ˌbag|
-noun a bag filled with sand, typically used for defensive purposes.

william cobbing

via: wc

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Gertrud Vasegaard

Stoneware vase, blue linear pattern on white ground

cutie and the boxer

Friday, March 7, 2014

erasing history

In Lakota lore, hair holds memories and mourners often cut it to release those memories, and the people in them, to the spirit world: Russell Means, American Indian Activist

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Caroline Achaintre

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Museum of Innocence