Sunday, February 27, 2011

Jackson Pollock by Hans Namuth

"Pollock Painting" (1951) by Hans Namuth, with a soundtrack by Morton Feldman
[Via @ubuweb]

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

#Listening to Terry Riley, in C, by Bang on a Can

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The opposite of nihilism is creativity

British author Ian McEwan has made an eloquently powerful attack on the Israeli government's policies in his speech accepting the Jerusalem prize for literature.

Addressing his remarks at the opening ceremony of Jerusalem's International Book Fair to "Israeli and Palestinian citizens of this beautiful city", the novelist said: "Hamas has embraced the nihilism of the suicide bomber, of rockets fired blindly into towns, and the nihilism of the extinctionist policy towards Israel."

But it was also nihilism that fired a rocket at the home of the Gazan doctor, Izzadin Abu Eilash, killing three of his daughters and a niece during the Gazan war. "And it is nihilism to make a long-term prison camp of the Gaza Strip. Nihilism has unleashed a tsunami of concrete across the occupied territories."

"The opposite of nihilism is creativity. The mood for change, the hunger for individual freedom that is spreading through the Middle East is an opportunity more than it is a threat."


The Guardian

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gérard Castello-Lopes (1925 - 12 de Fevereiro de 2011)

"Gérard Castello-Lopes, o fotógrafo que sempre se reclamou como um discípulo apaixonado pela obra humanista de Henri Cartier-Bresson e teve uma vida dividida entre o cinema e a fotografia, e entre Lisboa e Paris, morreu este sábado, aos 85 anos, na capital francesa. Estava retirado da vida activa há muito tempo, padecendo da doença de Alzheimer."

Sérgio C. Andrade e Sérgio B. Gomes, Público (13.02.2011)

"Estou a deixar as fotografias virem ter comigo"

(Entrevista com Gérard Castello-Lopes, Público, 16.01.2004)

"Ao contrário de Fernando Pessoa, Gérard Castello-Lopes não tem heterónimos, tem vidas. Várias e sucessivas."

Gérard Castello-Lopes por António Barreto, Revista Indy de 23.01.1998, Jornal Independente

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Surrealismus in der Schirn: Kein Hummer für Nadia

Man Ray: „Cadeau” (1921)

Jean Benoît: „Antiquité du XXième siècle” (1965)

Marcel Marien: „L'introuvable” (1937)


Tim Andrews

Tim Andrews, diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2005, asked photographers to photograph him as the disease progressed. Chris Floyd's film is the latest in the series.


Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Two British Gentleman: Phil Minton and Veryan Weston

Veryan Weston (piano) and Phil Minton (voice)
Live improvisation at the Vortex Jazz club, London. 21st September 2008.
Filmed by Helen Petts.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Year of the Rabbit. Happy Chinese New Year!

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Mikado Lab, Portalegre [CAEP]

Portalegre Jazz Fest, 2011: Sexta 18.Fev, 23:30; Not to be missed!

Marco Franco – bateria
Ana Araújo – teclas e electrónica
Pedro Gonçalves – baixo