Yes, it is attraction and anger, a superfluous nightmare in the antechamber of a technocratic hell.
It’s the non-showing of a rapid eucharist of objects and consumptions. Paints the body as a whole metropolis inhabited by infinite “ourselves”, with streets and buildings made of bones, flesh, lust and rust.
At the edge of this “civilization”, imaginary ideograms burn like scaldings, rousing a desired (and already experienced) violence.
If this cruelty is more than a refined re-presentation, are we the involuntary guardians of our own fetishism towards “progress”? Or are we magnifying glasses that mystify, enlarging them, devastated sections of our living organisms and digital extensions?
The answer is: the mechanical apocalypse is yesterday.
Today, for the death or the latest smartphone model, there’s nothing else to do but lie down.
Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a 1989 movie by Shinya Tsukamoto.3 hearts
Nick Ballon is a photographer based in London, an observer par excellence. With an underlying, yet gently satirical sense of humour, his documentary photography is as carefully considered as he is as a person. His portraits are wonderfully to the point, allowing his subjects to flourish in his frame, whilst his landscapes convey a poetic and timeless sense of space.
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Embroidered dances on electronic origami, rough geometries and sonorous siderealities to remind the eternal return of everything, celestial drones depicting new dawns, no longer earthly civilizations galloping toward the stars, immaculate outputs with planetary charm, a kingdom of ancient notes over the spectral and fabulous galactic void.
Here’s the complete song list.
Ray LaMontagne – Pick Up a Gun – 2014
Fennesz – Bécs – 2014
Fuck Buttons – Year of the Dog – 2013
David Lynch – I’m Waiting Here (Feat. Lykke Li) – 2013
Glass Animals – Black Mambo – 2014
Tim Hecker – Radiance – 2013
Mogwai – The Lord is Out of Control – 2014
Robyn Hitchcock – My Rain – 2013
St. Vincent – Prince Johnny – 2014
The Antlers – Director – 2014
The Interest Group – The Passenger – 2014
Morgan Delt – Main Title Sequence – 2014
Tinariwen – Tahalamot – 2014
Reigning Sound – In My Dreams – 2014
Vàli – Gjemt Under Grener – 2013
Barn Owl – Pacific Isolation – 2013
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid – 2012
Kangding Ray – History of Obscurity – 2014
Matteah Baim – Blindman’s Hands – 2014
Tropic of Cancer – Plant Lilies at My Head – 2013
Burial – Shell of Light – 2014
Rachel Zeffira – Silver City Days – 2012
Jon Hopkins – We Disappear – 2013
Todd Terje – Johnny and Mary – 2014
Future Photography with some neat pictures of expensive and good looking cars. Even with commercial shots like this, I appreciated the well integrated car-tarmac theme, like the green Lamborghini Miura (designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone) leaving the rest of automobile history behind.
Other pictures are from Aston Martin One-77 and Ferrari 458 Italia.