Joan Jonas © Paula Court, courtesy of Performa
More on the performance here: http://artfcity.com/2013/11/27/performa-13-through-the-eyes-of-joan-jonas/
Field Painting (1963-64) Jasper Johns
Jeanette - Porque te vas
Dahn Vo - WE THE PEOPLE
Blade Runner—the classic 1982 Ridley Scott film—has been reborn… in watercolor! Artist Anders Ramsell made 12,597 aquarelle paintings, each approximately 1.5cm by 3cm in size, and stitched them together in a 35-minute narrative that paraphrases the film and seminal Philip K. Dick story. The result is fascinating—enjoy!
(h/t to Slate for putting this beauty on our radar)
"In other words: it’s very consoling and self-congratulatory for old-line cinephiles (a group in which I fully include myself) to tell ourselves the story that the current cultural landscape’s insistence on rapidity and speed and instantaneous gratification is a monstrous aberration, and that we are maintaining truer values when we strive to slow everything down. But this is a lie. You cannot change a situation if you are unwilling to have anything to do with it, if you are so concerned with keeping your hands clean and avoiding complicity that you simply retreat into fantasies of the good old days."
Steven Shaviro takes no prisoners, owns brocialists (via gossipchurl)
I thought I would just add this one thing. Arthur Jafa (look him up if you don’t know him, I didn’t until last year he is very cool) was talking about Tarkovsky once and he said part of the experience that is fun is falling asleep during the film. “Slow films” are BORING, and IT’S OKAY. This is something that a lot of film people forget and try to erase. That is, they try to frame the AUTHENTIC film experience as one where you torture yourself basically straining yourself to stay awake during all eight hours of Empire by Warhol or watch a horse for 7 hours. That’s bullshit.