Thursday, April 28, 2011

photographic thursday :: vintage history images

Many times the older images I stumble upon across the worldwideweb are anonymous or dragged out of the crevices.  The first image is unknown but I placed it there to show the absolute fluidity of the image.  The second is also unknown and striking for what seems a costume.  Third is Clara Tice 1908, Isadora Duncan 1899, and Gertrud Arndt wraps up this post of images which blink my eyes in history.  These are real people with real stories and surreal moments captured by what we now call vintage photography... or are they real at all?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

body movement tuesday :: sidra bell dance NY

HOUSE UNREST from Sidra Bell Dance New York on Vimeo

Sometimes the words are not necessary.. to express the intermingling and cosmic universe code.  New work is available from this company and landing in a place near you.  Please catch a peek, your soul is hungry.  Sidra Bell Dance NY

Monday, April 25, 2011

oddities and magik monday :: slinkachu

Imagine the beautiful gaze from the eyes if stumbling upon this continuing project of Slinkachu.  An imagination of wild intrigue must illuminate from the fingers which assemble The Little People Project, abandoning little people on the streets since 2006.

"My 'Little People Project' started in 2006.  It involves the remodeling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place and leave on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project.  The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings.  The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography, and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed.  But underneath this, there is always some humour.  I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works."

Support artists with every molecule you have left over, after the storm.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

sustainable sunday :: the organic sister

"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine." 
– Ralph Waldo Emerson 
I came across two very honest and sensible idea sites today and splendidly enriched by the simplicity of them both.  Tara Wagner is the brains behind these nooks on the www and while searching for unschooling sources, her blog The Organic Sister and her site Sustainable Baby Steps sing out across a universe while we are touching base.  "because conventional wisdom just isn't natural"

Sunday, April 17, 2011

sustainable sunday :: iou project

Saturday, April 16, 2011

soundscape saturday :: ade fenton

Along a month ago, I was listening to the past podcast from Electronic Explorations and heard what seemed to be the newest, fresh mix from a gentleman name Ade Fenton.  The mix held on to my industrial vein the whole journey and carries with me as a reminder that my roots are still as torn and  chaotic as they are smooth and warm.  You can find this mix located on the download Rob Booth with Ade Fenton.  If you enjoy an edge with your beat, this one is a keeper.  

"Ade Fenton has been making music for the last 12 years, establishing himself as a respected record producer and remixer for artists including Gary Numan, Slash, IAMX, Niki Gravino, Parralox and Motor.  He has amassed over 30 EPs and remixes on his own techno labels Advanced and Perverter, as well as releases on some of the worlds leading techno imprints such as Potential, Ground, Impact Mechanics, Gynoid, IF?, Primate and Materials.  In 2006, he coproduced and coengineered Gary Numan’s Jagged album, released to huge critical acclaim and reaching number three in the BBC indie chart.  Fenton released his debut artist album Artificial Perfect on his industrial electronic label Submission in 2007, securing a UK Top 75 chart single with The Leather Sea and regular plays of the spectacular video for his single Healing on MTV2, then in 2008 he once again teamed up with Gary Numan for a new double release Jagged Edge.   The pair are currently in the studio producing two brand new albums Dead Son Rising and Splinter, both set for release in 2011.  Ade is a busy international techno dj with a schedule that has taken him across the globe.  He has regularly appeared on BBC Radio One, recording dj sets for their 'Live At Maida Vale', Mary Anne Hobbs programmes, and has been resident DJ at the United Kingdom's leading techno club Atomic Jam for over 10 years."