Monthly Archives: April 2013

Albrecht Dürer, Indoctrination into Measurement, 1525

Albrecht Dürer’s pre-pornographic Venus

A screen is interposed between the student draughtsman and his model, a youthful reclining Venus, the artist and his model separated by a rectangle, a wire grid of rationality, a mapping of space and flesh. The draughtsman’s indoctrination into measurement

Albrecht Dürer, Indoctrination into Measurement, 1525

Albrecht Dürer’s pre-pornographic Venus

A screen is interposed between the student draughtsman and his model, a youthful reclining Venus, the artist and his model separated by a rectangle, a wire grid of rationality, a mapping of space and flesh. The draughtsman’s indoctrination into measurement

Paradise Love, Ulrich Seidl.

fragment 0011: Ulrich Seidl

– You feel differently. Don’t you think? – I always feel like that here. – I’m sweating. – Wait until you smell their skin. It’s incredible. You’ll never forget it. – Whose? – The negroes’ of course. It smells like

Paradise Love, Ulrich Seidl.

fragment 0011: Ulrich Seidl

– You feel differently. Don’t you think? – I always feel like that here. – I’m sweating. – Wait until you smell their skin. It’s incredible. You’ll never forget it. – Whose? – The negroes’ of course. It smells like

Georges Merillon, Kosovo, 1990, world Press Photo Award

The Proselyte Photograph (Part 3 of 3)

III Christe, cum sit hinc exire, da per Matrem me venire ad palmam victoriae. Christ, when Thou shalt call me hence, be Thy Mother my defense, be Thy Cross my victory. The conundrum which arises from the nature of the

Georges Merillon, Kosovo, 1990, world Press Photo Award

The Proselyte Photograph (Part 3 of 3)

III Christe, cum sit hinc exire, da per Matrem me venire ad palmam victoriae. Christ, when Thou shalt call me hence, be Thy Mother my defense, be Thy Cross my victory. The conundrum which arises from the nature of the

Les Amants du Pont Neuf - The Lovers on the Bridge - Léos Carax

Doctor Destouches, Léos Carax, and the “Emotive Account”

From Dziga Vertov’s Camera-Eye to Buñuel’s sliced-up eyeball, along through Samuel Beckett’s cyclopic Buster Keaton, the lone eye returning its regard from the screen is an ocular sign of reflexivity, of cinema looking not only at us but at itself

Les Amants du Pont Neuf - The Lovers on the Bridge - Léos Carax

Doctor Destouches, Léos Carax, and the “Emotive Account”

From Dziga Vertov’s Camera-Eye to Buñuel’s sliced-up eyeball, along through Samuel Beckett’s cyclopic Buster Keaton, the lone eye returning its regard from the screen is an ocular sign of reflexivity, of cinema looking not only at us but at itself

Samuel Aranda, Yemen, 2011, World Press Photo Award

The Proselyte Photograph (Part 2 of 3)

II Quis est homo qui non fleret, matrem Christi si videret in tanto supplicio? Is there one who would not weep, whelmed in miseries so deep, Christ’s dear Mother to behold? This photographic image is an idol, a cross to

Samuel Aranda, Yemen, 2011, World Press Photo Award

The Proselyte Photograph (Part 2 of 3)

II Quis est homo qui non fleret, matrem Christi si videret in tanto supplicio? Is there one who would not weep, whelmed in miseries so deep, Christ’s dear Mother to behold? This photographic image is an idol, a cross to

Thomas Bernhard and André Gide

fragments 0009 and 0010: Thomas Bernhard and André Gide

For a long time I was not sure how many guests there were or whether I knew them all. I did know them all, of course, but I paid no attention to most of them – they were simply part

Thomas Bernhard and André Gide

fragments 0009 and 0010: Thomas Bernhard and André Gide

For a long time I was not sure how many guests there were or whether I knew them all. I did know them all, of course, but I paid no attention to most of them – they were simply part

Je Vous Salue Sarajevo image Godard

fragment 0008: Jean-Luc Godard – Je Vous Salue, Sarajevo

En un sens, voyez-vous, la peur est quand même la fille de Dieu. Rachetée la nuit du vendredi saint, elle n’est pas belle à voir non, tantôt raillée, tantôt maudite, renoncée par tous. Et cependant ne vous y trompez pas,

Je Vous Salue Sarajevo image Godard

fragment 0008: Jean-Luc Godard – Je Vous Salue, Sarajevo

En un sens, voyez-vous, la peur est quand même la fille de Dieu. Rachetée la nuit du vendredi saint, elle n’est pas belle à voir non, tantôt raillée, tantôt maudite, renoncée par tous. Et cependant ne vous y trompez pas,