Tuesday, November 30, 2010

9 eyes

Great Google street view images: Jon Rafman travels the streets of the world virually and shares some intimate moments. Lots of hookers, arrests and weird snapshots. Pretty cool!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Slimy sexy mutant orgy

Saam Farahmand is a name to look out for. I first came across his work two years ago, in the excellent music video for Klaxons' "Magick", an Aleister-Crowley-inspired song with a simple yet very effective video that stayed with me for a long time.

Now he's at it again; his latest video for the same band is a stunning Cronenbergesque soft-porn flick that proves that the heritage of Chris Cunningham (and to some extent, Brian Yuzna) is still very much alive.

Klaxons - Twin Flames from Modular People on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Harryhausen has too much time on his hands

Here is a short stop-motion fairytale by the great Ray Harryhausen: Rapunzel, the silly tale of the longhaired girl in the tower. Lot's of work for one of what I concider the less exciting classic fairytales. And I wouldn't trust that prince either, he looks evil every now and than!

Friday, November 26, 2010

How To Do It

Back after a four-week absence, the Monty Python Clip of the Week.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Odd Laboratory Photos

I think everyone here can find something of special interest in this collection of vintage laboratory photos...

(via BoingBoing)

As a comment to my last post....

Well, apparently my last post (about "Soma", Carsten Höller's new exhibition in "Hamburger Bahnhof", Berlin) has caused some confusion....
So, I guess I should explain it a little bit....
It's maybe more a Berlin artworld thing, but it seems to me, that right now, everybody's just talking about nothing else than this exhibition. I had to comment that, it's just getting too crazy.
I'm not sure, where the hype is really coming from, or why everybody is so crazy about it.
Not that I think, it's not worth going there, it's just this sudden sensationalism, and how some things become big and others not...

As far as I understand it, the exhibition is a fake experiment or let's call it "mind game", involving reindeers, birds, mice, flies, the audience and - hallucinogen mushrooms.... these nice ones of course, the red ones with the white spots, they are just so catchy....

According to the exhibition, the "soma" (in an old vedish myth the food of gods) is imagined as the urin of the reindeers, that are walking around in a big enclosure in the entrance hall of the museum. These reindeers ate perhaps the mushrooms mixed into their food. Their urin is taken, filled in bottles, put into the fridge (and might be drunk by the audience???? could be.... would be nice, but I doubt it) and might be put into the food of the other, smaller animals (also running and flying around there in smaller enclosures), to see how they react. The thing is, the audience can just guess, what's really going on there, if some of the animals are "high" or not, if the experiment is true or efficient or serious or not, so it's all about speculations.... could be seen as a critisism towards modern science (I would definitely appreciate that), but maybe it's just that I project on it something I'm interested in.
Anyway, you can also sleep there, two persons per night.... but it's expensive, and I guess almost fully booked...
This description might be a little short and also not really correct, it's just to give you an impression.

So, what makes me wonder is the fact, that everybody's talking about it, and everybody apparently needs to see it... What do you think?
Maybe we should go, too? :)

Could just find two english texts: The one again from my last post, directly at the Hamburger Bahnhof website, and this related one.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Ahhhhhhh.... I had to much reindeer piss.....
Take care guys (and mind the hype:)



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Paradise Emblemata

Today I've finally started to look through the pictures I took of my "paradise-exhibition". Here are some first results after editing: Some of the "Paradise-Emblemata", drawing and text in resin.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Creative gears

I might just have found a new hobby, building gears in strange shapes, polishing the cogs and make them connect and work smoothly, like a swiss watch...

This clip is a favourite of mine, putting the gears to work solving a problem in a very elegant, simple and ingenious way.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


A new documentairy is on the way, about the Linotype machine. Oldfashioned state of the art typesetting. This machine looks amazing!

And after a little more looking around I found this documenairy from the sixties where the whole process is explained in a super clear and nifty way. It's rather long, but if you're interested it's fantastic. The sheer amount of cogwheels, leavers, buttons and parts is dazzling.

Monday, November 1, 2010


A warm smile to start the new month/week/day.