pale blue dot

 Illustration by the wonderful Oliver Jeffers (@oliverjeffers)

Illustration by the wonderful Oliver Jeffers (@oliverjeffers)

Earth. It's home. So, Earth Day - it's every day. 

 

 

Seth in Shanghai

 Artwork by Seth: 'Shanghai construction game', SHanghai 2018

Artwork by Seth: 'Shanghai construction game', SHanghai 2018

The wonderful artist Seth (Julian Malland) has an exhibition currently at MoCA in Shanghai, 'Like Child's Play'. As part of the exhibition, Seth has created 17 street art works featuring children playing iconic Chinese games from the 70s and 80s. The works feature in neighbourhoods virtually emptied of the population as the areas are due to be destroyed, and as Seth comments, this raises questions about the transformation of the city. Check out some of the work from the exhibition @seth_globepainter, and more of his work at his website, www.seth.fr.

 

totality

 image by @dso.m 42

image by @dso.m42

Such an incredible image popped up on my IG feed today of the moon shadowing the sun by @dso.m42, (@universetoday). 

  

 

 

breathe

 by Yoko Ono

by Yoko Ono

'When people ask me what the most important thing is in life, I answer: Just breathe.'

Yoko Ono (@_nitch)

hangin' with the hippo

 @fundacioantonitapies

@fundacioantonitapies

Just hangin' with the hippo - as you do...

Hippo featured in the exhibition 'Allora & Calzadilla' at Fundació Antoni Tàpies museum, Barcelona, on until 20 May 2018. 

 

 

 

equinox moon

 Image: @mathewspaceman 11.4% full moon

Image: @mathewspaceman 11.4% full moon

Yesterday, the moon was 11.4% full (@mathewspaceman). 

It was also the equinox. An equinox moon.

No matter if its waxing, waning, full or new, the moon is always beautiful.

double-quadruple-etcetera-etcetera

Double Quadruple Etcetera Etcetera II
2 channel video installation, loop, color, silent;
Performed by Danny Giles & Joiri Minaya
TRT: 09:00
2013

When I first saw American artist Sondra Perry’s video, ‘Double-Quadruple-Etcetera-Etcetera’ (2013) I was mesmerised by the frenetic energy and the thought came, ‘I wouldn’t mind cutting loose like that.”

But there’s a violent undercurrent that’s hard to ignore, and has nothing to do with cutting loose and expressing yourself freely. 

Perry works with digital production and performance, foregrounding the use of new technologies to explore issues of identity, subjecthood, representation, and blackness. In ‘Double-Quadruple’, Perry used the content-aware function in Photoshop to mask most of the moving figure. She instructed the performer to ‘move around ferociously’. The program registers most of the image as background or wall-space, delegating the figure to a kind of erasure or abstraction, despite the thrashing movement signifiying an actual body.  Applied frame by frame, the figure becomes a mini-whirlwind, the digital masking straightjackets the figure so that they appear to be trying to escape confinement. This fighting back is almost symbolic of the performer wanting to assert their presence in the face of being completely whited out - obliterated. 

Perry currently has a solo exhibition “Typhoon coming on” at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, until 20 May 2018. You can check out Perry's work at http://sondraperry.com.

amnesiac

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Gearing up to write. Trying to reset my brain/mood with some music. First song that came on shuffle - Radiohead's "Amazing Sounds of Orgy' from their album, 'Amnesiac' (Deluxe version). A fave. 

Not quite sure how that tunes into how I'm feeling...I just like Radiohead... 

Check it out.

i see you, you see me

 @cyrcle

@cyrcle

Love this!

Created by cyrcle (The Dougs, @cyrcle)  in Los Angeles, California, USA, (2017):

'I See You I Am You We Are One'

'You See Me You Are Me We Are Free' 

Yes.

 

black balloons

When two becomes one...

Lithuanian artist, Tadao Cern's (Tadas Cerniauskas) ‘Black Balloons’ in a glass tank (2016).

cool angel

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This popped out at me while I was walking around Melbourne's CBD yesterday: @kambeeno's paste-up of a very cool, happy and zoned-out angel. 

Not a bad way to be.

DO

 From the Lewitt Collection via www.brainpickings.org

From the Lewitt Collection via www.brainpickings.org

I've always loved the Nike statement/philosophy, 'Just Do It'.

It cuts through the bullshit - the self-doubt, procrastinations, and the endless excuses to 'not do' whatever it is that matters to you.

Seems that American artist, Sol Lewitt, was way ahead of Nike. In this fabulous letter written in 1965 to artist, Eva Hesse, who was obviously going through tremendous doubt about her work, and possibly life, he tells her to cut through the crap and 'DO'!

After reading it, I've decided to adopt the KISS (keep it simple stupid) principle and...DO. 

This is my new mantra.

Here's an excerpt:

'Try and tickle something inside you, your “weird humor.” You belong in the most secret part of you. Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world. If you fear, make it work for you — draw & paint your fear & anxiety. And stop worrying about big, deep things such as “to decide on a purpose and way of life, a consistant [sic] approach to even some impossible end or even an imagined end.” You must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty. Then you will be able to

DO

I have much confidence in you and even though you are tormenting yourself, the work you do is very good. Try to do some BAD work — the worst you can think of and see what happens but mainly relax and let everything go to hell — you are not responsible for the world — you are only responsible for your work — so DO IT. And don’t think that your work has to conform to any preconceived form, idea or flavor. It can be anything you want it to be. But if life would be easier for you if you stopped working — then stop. Don’t punish yourself. However, I think that it is so deeply engrained in you that it would be easier to

DO'

live & believe

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From @cococapitan: 'be living is believing you live what you believe'.

Ummm...kind of never stopped living/believing stories...

open up to infinity

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Mood. Love my 5preview t-shirt, been wearing their stuff for ages.

Open up to Infinity.  

Totally.  

tomorrow

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'Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.'

David Bowie/Starman  (@_nitch)

yes

Just say, yes! 

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Thanks Yoko :)