About to see The Slutcracker. I love you, Boston.
Chino Otsuka : Imagine Finding Me
Chino Otsuka uses photography and video to explore the fluid relationship between the memory, time and photography. At age 10 she moved from Japan to the United Kingdom to attend school. Her experience of becoming familiar with a new place, a different language and new customs while she was developing her adolescent identity has profoundly shaped her work in photography, video and writing. Her series Imagine Finding Me consists of double self-portraits, with images of her present self beside her past self in various places she has visited. As Otsuka says: “The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history.” - via AGO
I am unexpectedly weepy looking at this.
gosh that’s… moving in a really gentle kind of “mother your inner child” way…
It’s so good that I ALMOST SCROLLED PAST IT because I assumed they were just regular pictures
The powerful ending to Janelle Monae’s (and Erykah Badu’s) song “Q.U.E.E.N.” The acronym: Queer. Untouchables. Emigrants. Excommunicated. Negroid.
If you don’t like Janelle Monae I don’t know what you’re doing with your life
Bettina Rheims- Gender Studies
In looking for subjects for her Gender Studies, Rheims sought those who felt that in their early years, "there was something amiss with how they saw themselves in their bodies", that is to say, his or her body did not reflect who he or she really was inside. In the earliest stages of Rheims’ search, she would find many who were born as males now identifying themselves as females (and vice-versa). What made a lasting impact on the photographer were others who refused to be classified with either gender. Today, they might want to be a guy, tomorrow, a girl. Neither man nor woman, a little bit of both, they are the third sex.
How did the models react to being captured in such vulnerable, exposed ways?
“It was a mixture,” Rheims said of the models’ comfort working in front of her camera. “They were proud to be there and to have been picked up for the project, which was something confidential and something big. My pictures are quite bare—no one shows what they don’t want to show but bare in the sense that you can’t hide. … That is scary. But that’s scary for even movie stars I work with. I don’t hide things; I show them in a different way. There is a lot of love, but there is no compromise. And people feel it right away.” - source
art by obsidian (Wooh NaYoung)
Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, Wild Swans, Red Riding Hood, The Snow Queen, The Wizard of Oz
101 dalmatians colour keys by Walt Peregoy
Adventures of an AMRO fledgeling
By Aki Inomata, quite literally taking the hermit crabs ability for carrying their home on their back, the Japanese artist crafts architecturally inspired shells from plastic for the crabs, with miniature cities on them. I think another fantastic aspect is the transparency, how you can see the anatomy of the crab even when they withdraw is just fascinating.
For his series ‘desretratos’ Lucas Simões invited close friends over to tell him a secret while he took their portrait. However, his intention was not to hear their secret, but to capture the expressions of each one at the moment they revealed their secret. He also asked each one to choose a song for him to listen to in his ear phones while he photographed them. And, after the photo session, he asked each one if the secret had a color, and these are the colors the portraits carry. From this photo shooting session he chose 10 different portraits to cut and overlap, which causes an amazing look and lets one question, which secrets these portraits would reveal.
Artwork that gives off an Edgar Allan Poe sensation by Josh Courlas: