Thursday, September 18, 2008

mini photobooth explosion

my music corner. ive run out of space to keep my albums in my lp case, so they've begun to spread across the floor. fred is hanging out too.


skeletal lighting issue om-10 czech gas mask. i'll also be using this when it's time to begin anodizing. this photo was taken after working on falling whistles until 3am.

my office. the wolf watches over my shoulder.

katie and marcus in my room.

video
from my window - music by echo & the bunnymen

Friday, September 12, 2008

slow-mo

The screen that explodes. The bubble that pops. The egg that bursts (i.e. the chicken that aborts). Blink and you miss everything.

But once equipped with the right tools, those moments of molecular chaos become an unashamed apology of the beauty of destruction.

What eludes our vision suddenly becomes a distorted moment out of time captured on high-speed cameras retina, an ephemeral pleasure blown out of proportion to last longer than it should. A short story cut long.

That persistence of memory usually comes with airy music, light piano touches and sweet violin strings to make you realize how delicate slowed down violence can be.






Sunday, September 7, 2008

x-men and the vietnam war

i spent my final hour of the evening watching cartoons.

while watching them, i couldn't help but be reminded of draft board raids during the latter part of the vietnam war in the 70's (when most americans had grown very weary of a war that had no tangible purpose or foreseeable end...sound familiar?).

a draft board raid was the sabotage of united states draft office. the purpose was to interrupt the process through which tens of thousands of young american men were being drafted and sent to fight in vietnam. it was also held quite a bit of symbolism, as many of them were public.

they were carried out by activists who not only believed that the united states draft was unjust, but also that it perpetuated injustice. they held the belief (as i do) that when a law perpetuates injustice, it is necessary to break that law. these thoughts never crossed my mind when i was 9 years old.

i wont go into full detail, but watch these cartoons and then rent the camden 28.
food for thought


episode 1, part 1


episode 1, part 2


episode 1, part 3


episode 2, part 1


episode 2, part 2


episode 2, part 3


did you know very few episodes have been released on DVD, and according to TVShowsOnDVD.com, X-Men is the ninth most requested unreleased television show and the second most requested animated television show behind MTV's Daria. regardless, there are no plans for an official release of season box sets. also, disney has no interest in releasing any of the marvel animation projects.

youtube will have to do for now.