Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. The hospitality was as cold as the ices. I thought that there was no need of ice to freeze them. They talked to me of the age of the wine and the fame of the vintage; but I thought of an older, a newer, and purer wine, of a more glorious vintage, which they had not got, and could not buy. The style, the house and grounds and “entertainment” pass for nothing with me. I called on the king, but he made me wait in his hall, and conducted like a man incapacitated for hospitality. There was a man in my neighborhood who lived in a hollow tree. His manners were truly regal. I should have done better had I called on him.
Clem Leek – At the mercy of the waves – 2011
Auntie Flo (feat. Anbuley) – Su La – 2016
Dustin O’Halloran – Home – 2016
Matthew Dear – Gem – 2010
Cloves – Everybody’s Son – 2016
Loscil – In Threes – 2014
Melody’s Actual Echo Chamber – Don’t Get Lost – 2017
James Heather – Last Minute Change Of Heart – 2017
Esben and the Witch – Yellow Wood – 2013
Mary Lattimore – Wawa By The Ocean – 2017
Myrkur (feat. Chelsea Wolfe) – Funeral – 2017
Perera Elsewhere – The Other Side – 2017
Julia Holter – Don’t Make Me Over – 2014
Syd Arthur – Evolution – 2017
Alessandro Cortini – Perdonare – 2017
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Duoon – 2002
ToK ., Sagamihara, Japan.
So saying, she placed it in his hands, and he took it gladly. And the prince Peisistratus took the gifts, and laid them in the box of the chariot, and gazed at them all wondering in his heart.
Then fair-haired Menelaus led them to the house, and the two sat down on chairs and high seats.
For the last 16 months I have been creating nebula forms using particles controlled by physics. This short film is made from several nebula series from this period.
“A cloud that veils one of nature’s secret places. This is a stellar nursery, a place where stars are born. They condense by gravity from gas and dust until their temperatures become so high that they begin to shine. Such clouds mark the births of stars as others bear witness to their deaths.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage Episode 1: The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean
Directed and Designed by Teun van der Zalm, music by Xavi Mendoza.6 hearts
Postiljonen + Mizan K + Tideup + IC3PEAK.
Made my body look like gold for you
Took a thousand dollar loan out for you
Woke up in the morning cooked up a feast for you
But you messed up baby
Messed up real bad
And my mother didn’t raise, no fool
Now it’s time to leave if you want I can pack your shit for you
Love is but a dream baby and I know you can find it too
Don’t even bother looking back cause we are Thru
So Thru baby so thru so thru
Maybe some day you’ll find somebody that loves you like I- that loves you like I do
But right here, this right here it’s over
Oh this long crazy road is done
Oh baby please don’t frown
These things happen
These things happen
It makes my blood boil to think how much I sacrificed for you
So many of my rules I bended and I twisted and I broke them for you
They say some men are dogs and you are proof
You’re so proof baby you’re proof you’re proof baby
Maybe some time in the future you’ll realize that you had a good thing
This was a good thing
But right now this is over
Oh this crazy road is done
I loved you but you took it for granted
And my mother didn’t raise
Baby I ain’t
I ain’t no fool
And in the future I’ll always think of you
And I’m sure you’ll always cross my mind
And baby who am I kidding I’ll always love
And I’ll think of all the good times I’ll try
When I’m older I’ll reflect back on the good times we had
And baby maybe they’ll make me cry but
I’ll always love you and i want you to know that
But right now this right here needs to be over
Elsa Bleda, Johannesburg, South Africa.
There is a haunting quality to Elsa’s work, a kind of dystopian, digital emulsion, pronounced through distant angles, the buzz of neon-nowhere, and what remains after the long-exposure.
When I spoke with her, she told me about the intensity of her dreams, how they find her in the deep clutch of night and extend into her waking hours. The impossible things that are nonetheless known through the complexities of human experience; mysterious realities conjured against the florescent-glare of the world as it pretends to be.
Elsa weaves this elusive imagery into her cinematic aesthetic, blurs the divisions between different worlds, and evokes the imagination of her viewer; more than you can gather to fathom through the strict breath of glass and a billow of curtains.6 hearts