22 October 2014


Shirin Neshat, Logic of the Birds. 2001

Imperfection Pot


The Imperfection Pot was designed by Adam Buick. for The School of life.
"Inspired by the Japanese tradition of wabi sabi, which finds beauty in humble, imperfect and easily overlooked places, this Imperfection Pot was made with a free hand which has resulted in the appearance of subtle flaws. Rather than ruin it, these imperfections are the key to its charm. They encapsulate – and promote more widely in life – an attitude of generosity and acceptance."

20 October 2014

Gisele Freund






Virginia Woolf (and her writing desk) and Frida Kahlo by Gisele Freund.

18 October 2014

Saturday Poem

I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey, I hear it in the deep heart’s core


--WB Yeats
The Lake Isle of Innisfree

15 October 2014

Women in Clothes


I'm really enjoying this book! Highly recommended...

Women in Clothes: Why We Wear What We Wear


"Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities-famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old-on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives...."

we were searching for ourselves in each other




1 + 2.  Sergei Parajanov, The Color of Pomagranates (Sayat Nova), 1968.
3.  Film still gif from Sergei Parajanov’s Sayat Nova (1968).

14 October 2014

“To Begin With, the Sweet Grass”


Someday I am going to ask my friend Paulus,
the dancer, the potter,
to make me a begging bowl
which I believe
my soul needs.

And if I come to you,
to the door of your comfortable house
with unwashed clothes and unclean fingernails,
will you put something into it?

I would like to take this chance.
I would like to give you this chance.

--“To Begin With, the Sweet Grass” by Mary Oliver from ‘Evidence’ © Beacon, 2009

Yoko Terai




(images found here)

13 October 2014

birthstone




WOW.
Vintage Opal ring from ArtifactVintage


“I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. ”

― Virginia Woolf

11 October 2014

Saturday Poem

Apparition
The moon was saddening. Seraphim in tears
Dreaming, bow in hand, in the calm of vaporous
Flowers, were drawing from dying violins
White sobs gliding down blue corollas
--It was the blessed day of your first kiss.
My dreaming loving to torment me
Was drinking deep of the perfume of sadness
That even without regret and deception is left
By the gathering of a Dream in the heart which has gathered it.
I wandered then, my eyes on the worn pavement
When with the sun in your hair, and in the street
In the evening, you in laughter appeared to me
And I thought I saw the fairy with her cap of brightness
Who once on the beauty sleeps of my spoilt childhood
Passed, letting always her half-closed hands
Snow down white bouquets of perfumed stars.

-- STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ

9 October 2014

Esther Teichman






In Search Of Lightning by Esther Teichmann from Self Publish, Be Happy on Vimeo.

I can never get enough of Esther Teichman's work .
Sublime.

I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side.  

--Maya Angelou  

6 October 2014

Yvonne Rainer

Trio A (The Mind is a Muscle)

Rainer’s choreography was a combination of classical dance steps contrasted with everyday, ordinary, pedestrian movement. She used a great deal of repetition, and employed narrative and verbal noises (including wails, grunts, mumbles, squeaks, and shrieks, etc.) within the body of her dances.
She created a "No Manifesto," as a strategy to demystify dance:

Lorraine Wake




Lorraine Wake
“Lots of things get in the way of art. Discouragement is at the top of the list, along with the need to earn money and the birth of children. It’s hard to tell, when you’re new at writing, whether you might be foolish to continue to pursue the dream, or whether the more foolish choice would be to put that dream to bed. Luck plays a role, too, as it does in every other aspect of life. Continuing to find a place for art in one’s life is a continual challenge.” 
 
The Rumpus Interview with Julie Schumacher, author of Dear Committee Members

2 October 2014



Announcing Feminist Fiesta 001
The Return of the Sisters of Perpetual Resistance
A Celebration

HQ
Doyce Street
SE1 0EU
Saturday 11th October 2 – 6pm


Bringing together a renegade group of women artists, performers and trouble-makers for a fiesta celebrating the return of the Sisters of Perpetual Resistance.

Imagine a day of irreverent, joyous dissent including:

Smash the patriarchy! Gin drinking! Twisted tarot readings and subversive street games! Purchase objects of disruptive wonder plus bring & buy ex-lovers junk sale!
Join our celebratory fair punctuated with performances and illustrated with burnt bunting for one afternoon only! Come to eat, drink, talk, exhale, rejoice and laugh.

Free entry but strictly cash for artist wares.