Saturday, August 22, 2009

Iselin Steiro

ph: Laurie Bartley

Indeterminacy 100

One day when I was across
the hall visiting Sonya Sekula,
I noticed that
she was painting left-handed.
I said,
aren’t you right-handed?” She
said, “Yes,
but I might lose the
use of my right hand,
and so I’m practicing
using my left.” I laughed
and said, “What
if you lose the use of both
hands?” She was busy
painting and didn’t bother to
Next day when I
visited her, she
was sitting on the floor,
painting with difficulty,
for she was
holding the brush between
two toes of her left foot.

- John Cage

Yulia Kharlapanova

ph: Paul Wetherell

The Incredible Petrified World (1957)

Four adventurers descend to the depths of the ocean and find themselves trapped in a deep-sea cave system.

Incredibly bad in all departments with an amazingly suspenseless plot. Fun to watch, though, and with lots of hilarious dialogue.

"You just listen to me, Miss Innocent. There's nothing friendly between two females. There never was. There never will be."

A Scan a Day

L'été meurtrier (1983)

One Deadly Summer USA
Ein mörderischer Sommer West Germany

A mysterious, beautiful young woman marries a man to take revenge for a crime committed long ago.

Seemingly made to show its female star in numerous stages of undress this otherwise great psychological thriller is marred by the notion that Isabelle Adjani - although playing fabulously - doesn't quite fit into her character.

Who's That Girl?

Intermission (2003)

A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

A competent and fast-paced mix of social realism and satire with a cast of great actors doing their best.

Natalia Vodianova

New Stuff

Friday, August 21, 2009

Margaryta Senchylo

Miniatures #6

A scout burst into the room, through the door. "Porcupines!" he shouted.
"Porcupines what?" the Dean asked.
"Thousands and thousands of them. Three miles down the road and coming fast!"
"Maybe they won't enroll," the Dean said. "Maybe they're just passing through."

Donald Barthelme: Porcupines at the University

Natasha Poly