Category Archives: creative captures

Down the Middle

Renee Cox – The Goddess from The Bholdr on Vimeo. article via hyperallergic: Renee Cox

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Between and Betwixt

Blake’s reliance on contraries was his solution to incorporating information which appears to contradict accepted information. The solution is not to discard either contrary, but to discard the requirement that contraries agree. excerpt/source: Contraries – Larry Clayton · Hornsramd blog … Continue reading

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Dual Preoccupations

Bacchus from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo. The coniunctio happens in the underworld, it happens in the dark when there is no light shining any more. When you are completely out and consciousness is gone, then something is born or … Continue reading

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Almost Random MadLib

Imagine if academics sat down with ordinary people like you and me and ironed out some real solutions to our capital gains crisis. With the election season over, maybe you’ve forgotten about capital gains, but I certainly haven’t. It would … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Happiness from Steve Cutts on Vimeo. I spotted this originally on the essential shortoftheweek.

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Surprise Yourself

Kathy described this mind map and I found it out in the wild. Collaborations can lead to interesting incidental paths. Kathy turned me on to Dr. Chris Seeley‘s view of the artful organization. She added her own very highest regard. … Continue reading

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Generativity, coda

Janet Echelman

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Happy Birthday Thelonious Monk

I first heard Thelonious Monk in 1970, several years before I put my jazz head on. Probably it was my classmate Warren who auditioned an LP track. I don’t recall which one. I didn’t care for it. However, in the … Continue reading

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Sound of the Spontaneous

Psychedelic Blues from Drew Christie on Vimeo. Captain Beefheart was asked what the greatest concert he ever saw, and he answered something like this: Thelonious Monk was to play a solo piano concert at an old Victorian theatre in San … Continue reading

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Tripping the Light Fantastic

2047 APOLOGUE – a concept performance by Zhang Yimou featuring KINETIC LIGHTS from WHITEvoid on Vimeo. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No … Continue reading

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Art and Science of Laika

Kevin Parry

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Collaboration & Serendipity

I. FORTUITY [f. L. fortu‹imacbreve›t-us, f. forte by chance, f. fors chance + -ous.] That happens or is produced by fortune or chance; accidental, casual. OED Between 2005-2012, when I was researching serendipity as a decisive aspect of adult development, … Continue reading

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Setting Up

Burnt Patch from Museum Trade on Vimeo. Andrew Goldsworthy Rivers and Tides: Andrew Goldsworthy Working With Time, is an essential documentary about creativity in the world. Lori Nix – "Pull them in with beauty" from Derek Means on Vimeo. Lori … Continue reading

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Live From the Well

The idea that what one has long held of a person is apt to stop one’s eyes and ears. —Marcel Proust Elders from GLEN MILNER on Vimeo. The self is a metaphor. We can decide to limit it to our … Continue reading

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Instructed

Sol LeWitt 1928-2007 bonus:

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Chronic Outside Art Worlds

This is not a post about bongs-as-art. Unfortunately the video I’d like to feature is from VICE, and it can’t be re-embedded. Still, it’s right here and needs to be viewed (5m) before I note its few exemplifications of what … Continue reading

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Sound and Sense

Music of the Spheres from Emic Films on Vimeo. I say we are obviously as nature around us is. So that is also how our music is. But then our music must also be as we are (if two magnitudes … Continue reading

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Settled It!

I would use such a rarified technical term to better describe my artistic position, that there is no reason to actually deploy it! While I contemplate the problem of the insider/outsider artist, I also play around with the designation I … Continue reading

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Ngaphandle – Part One

Edward M. Gómez on Outsider Art from Sinnlicht on Vimeo. Definitions?! RAW VISION : The controversy surrounding the exact definition of Outsider Art and allied fields has been going on ever since awareness of the phenomenon began so here we … Continue reading

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Discrete Charms

Admit something: everyone you see, you say to them: “love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud; otherwise someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect. Why not … Continue reading

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