“It was quite unarguable. The Raleigh II was identical to her beloved predecessor in every tangible way. Yet among the mates there developed the feeling that she was more a picture of a ship than a ship. For their part, the engineers never trusted her.”
Mantras and Mistakes Questions
- What’s the difference between a mantra and a mistake? Is there one?
- What’s the difference between repetition and variation?
- When does a reproduction tell you more than the original?
- What’s the difference between a picture and a picture of a picture?
- Can a print be a painting?
- Can a webpage be mystical? (Can any image be mystical?)
Some Mantras and Mistakes Songs
- Youth Lagoon “Through Mind and Back”
- Lorde “Royals”
- Julia Holter “Goddess Eyes II”
- Mountain Goats “Amy AKA Spent Gladiator 1”
- Wilco “Spiders”
- Emperor_X “Addisoh Aceh”
- Insane Clown Posse “Night of the Chainsaw”
- Swans “Song For A Warrior”
- Bill Fay “Cosmic Concerto”
An Interactive Slideshow, A Boxing Robot
“American Fistfight” evokes the early era of cinema filtered through arcade culture. I created an infinite loop of rudimentary moving image sequences produced entirely on screen-printed 35mm slides. Visitors can maneuver the ocean-themed images and wordplay-rooted phrases for themselves through a primitive robot connected to several vintage projectors, observing the results as they are displayed on the gallery wall…..
Precita Park Variations
Self effacing Unexpected & inspired neighborhood slogans are continuously regenerated by children exploring this interactive play station/site-specific word art installation. The magnetic tiles are interchangeable by column and I made eighteen tiles for each column (not shown). The installation will tour Precita area public spaces in 2014.
The Best Memories of Theodore Clayborne by the Genius Artist Hiroki
Born in rural Oregon, the sales clerk Theodore W. Clayborune displayed an astonishingly early ability to read and write, a secret kept by his family for decades. Claybourne began his first journal at a time even before his vocal cord development allowed phonetic speech, as an infant filling pages with words from his environment soon followed by phrases and simple sentences. Through his early years his writings became an obsession devoted to maintaining an increasingly detailed account of everything that ever happened to him. Claybourne battled what would become a lifelong battle with depression and what he referred to as a short lifetime of “mistakes duly repeated.”
Unregarded and completely unknown until the time of his death at age 143, Clayborune’s longevity suddenly became the subject of worldwide conspiracy theories, religious contemplation and scientific speculation. Several months following his death, histological analysis of an illegally procured sample of his brain tissue revealed a heightened level of acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme known to break down the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the nervous system. Claybourne was known to remark that his constant state of remembering kept his body in a peculiar stasis.
About the artist:
Arguably the most acclaimed memory artist in the world, the Japanese artist Hiroki was the sole individual granted access to Theodore W. Claybourne’s secret archives by his estate upon his highly publicized death. After decades of translating and reviewing Claybourne’s vast collection of almost 16,000 journals, Hiroki decided to provide to the world only these sixteen most essential memories, famously declaring the rest superfluous. And the end of a career spanning almost fifty years with exhibitions on every developed continent, Hiroki often declared this to be her finest work.
Gift Ideas for Someone Who Has Everything
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