“One of the points of making art, personally, is so you can be somewhat firm in your sense of self and sense of what you’re doing. And you should never abrogate that to another person’s opinion, or certainly a critic. Because a critic and an artist are two completely different people. They do not cross over, so…”
A 55-Minute Interview With Chris Ware
7:55 am • 5 June 2013 • 25 notes • View comments
This must be why I’m so obsessed with reshaping reality into a jelly donut.
10:50 am • 4 June 2013 • 3,012 notes • View comments
The Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize) has a new partner: Baileys, the Original Irish Cream Liquor. Quoth Kate Mosse, Chair of the Women’s Prize for Fiction board, “We were impressed not only by the scale of their ambition, but also their passion for celebrating outstanding fiction by women and willingness to help in bringing the prize to ever wider audiences.” This we do know: they have long celebrated the fiction that beautiful women constantly drink large glasses of Baileys on the rocks. But we’re happy to see the prize getting sponsorship—at least through 2017.
Tostitos Scoops Pulitzer Prize for Journalism
Marlboro Reds Nobel Prize for Peace
10:58 am • 3 June 2013 • 127 notes • View comments
All of reality is language. This is interesting, but not much different than if someone were to print a copy of a human genome and say, “Here is a person written on paper. Given the right ‘environment’ a person can be made from this.”
Carl-Johan Rosén’s project “I speak myself into an object” is a book consisting only of the programming code the computer needs to print the book.
Last week I saw CHR give a reading from the book, super interesting because the gibberish of the code is transformed into a kind of poetry. The project gives a whole new meaning to the expression “I publish, therefore I am.”
7:59 am • 3 June 2013 • 14 notes • View comments
Klaus Kinski as Aguirre (Herzog, 1972) and Max Schreck as Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922) portrayed by Charles Burns. Source.
Cortesía de Zombies En el Ghetto.
10:14 am • 31 May 2013 • 17 notes • View comments