The bounce of light from incidental land
I was 13 when Ryudai Takano went to Shenzhen. I was a teenager in a Britain; an uncertain mixture of popular culture and views of an English countryside from my bedroom window. Takano’s photos represent the polar opposite of the world I knew then (now too, perhaps) and as I look at his…
December 8 2013 6:03 pm • • 4 notes
Shizuka Yokomizo, Dear Strangers
Dear Stranger, I am an artist working on a photographic project which involves people I do not know. I would like to take a photograph of you standing in your front room from the street in the evening. A camera will be set outside the window on the street. If you do not mind being photographed, please stand in the room and look into the camera through the window for 10 minutes on [date and time]. I will take your picture and then leave… we will remain strangers to each other. If you do not want to get involved, please simply draw your curtains to show your refusal. I really hope to see you from the window.
I like this project
December 4 2013 12:17 pm • • 71 notes
Kazuo Kitai metal slideshow
Next Tuesday, December 10, Kazuo Kitai will hold a combination photography slideshow / death metal concert at Earthdom in Shin-Okubo, one of Tokyo’s best-known metal “live houses.” This is the third metal slideshow he’s held, I missed the first two but I’m planning to go next week. You can find a video of the last one on YouTube. I don’t want to post it here, partially because the quality is not great, but mostly because this probably something that you can only grasp through to experience.
It’s no secret that I really respect Kitai, but even so: at age 69, staging a performance of your work at Earthdom is very badass. I’m excited.
December 3 2013 3:28 pm • • 4 notes
November 2013 by Aziziz http://ift.tt/1hdlpjl (autopost from Soundcloud)
November 25 2013 11:38 pm •
Nakanishi Natuyuki’s Clothespins Assert Churning Action (Street performance for Hi Red Center’s event, 6th Mixer Plan, in Tokyo, May 28, 1963)
Nakanishi has a show up at the moment at Yumiko Chiba in Tokyo.
November 24 2013 10:46 pm • • 27 notes
Alternate Titles for Recent Exhibitions I’ve Seen
Chalk on chalkboard paint and acrylic adhesive on canvas
84 x 64 inches
I’m looking at Tumblr on my phone these days, which meant that I looked at this image before I saw the caption - and realized that this was not just a rant by a concerned viewer but, instead, somebody’s work. To which I could only think:
Unfunny Version of Powhida
November 24 2013 10:32 pm • • 30 notes
Manuel Álvarez Bravo
Parabola optica / Optical Parable
Gelatin silver print
November 24 2013 10:24 pm • • 44 notes
"A visual shock! For the first time in its history Liberation is published WITHOUT photographs. To show the power and importance of photography at a time when the industry is facing unprecedented challenges. To support all photojournalists, fashion photographers, portraitists, or conceptual artists"
I love this, not every dude with a Nikon is a photographer, there’s a need to make this clear. Last weeks cover Liberation
via British Journal of Photography
Right, but then they printed all the images at the back of the newspaper…
November 21 2013 12:36 am • • 147 notes
Radio Cómeme - “Al mal tiempo, Buena Salsa 04” by Sano & DMOE by Cómeme http://ift.tt/1b2FmqP (autopost from Soundcloud)
November 19 2013 6:32 pm • • 1 note