Archive for the 'Text' Category

Knowledge & History

“Countless layers of ideas, images, feelings have fallen successively on your brain as softly as light. It seems that each buries the preceding, but none has really perished.”

-Charles Baudelaire

plagiarism or appropriation?

Really interesting article in the New York Times—A young writer from Berlin uses “literary sampling” in her most recent novel, creating a good deal of controversy, as she feelsĀ  appropriation is as legitimate in the world of literature as in the world of art and music .

click here for the full article

Escape Attempts

“Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach…Illogical judgements lead to new experience…Formal art is essentially rational.”

-Sol LeWitt, “Sentences on Conceptual Art” 1969. In Lucy R. Lippard, “Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972 (New York, 1973), 75.

Recaptioning: First Aid

I guess this is appropriate here, I can’t seem to leave these pictures alone.

Most of these are from the old Red Cross First Aid manual (4th edition, 1957), but the anti-aging device is from Doors, Windows, and Skylights by Dan Ramsey.

This gallery thing is confusing, I hope that it works.

Dome Aesthetics

Project #1 | Group #1 | Pilar Arrieta, Rebecca Marino, Monica Wright, Katy Potts | Invitation to Event.