"Divorcee, a new project from Yoni Wolf and Anna Stewart, will release their debut EP next month. Wolf works as the producer in this setting, and is almost entirely silent, vocally speaking, with good reason. In addition to being the music-making side of Divorcee, he is also the ex-boyfriend of Stewart, and that relationship served as the lyrical foundation for many WHY? songs. Here, Wolf provides a sonic backdrop, while Stewart writes songs examining the couple’s relationship from her own perspective. Below you can watch the video for the single “Absence And Presents,” which finds Stewart singing in front of grainy home movies of the pair."
If anything, the ghosts dancing over birthday cake got me.
Jonty Hurwitz walks a fine line between art and science in an awesome way. Hurwitz creates sculptural pieces that explores and studies the way in which we perceive visual space through abstract objects challenging our perception of reality.
“Perhaps magic was once a mighty force in the world, but no longer. What little remains is no more than the wisp of smoke that lingers in the air after a great fire has burned out, and even that is fading. Valyria was the last ember, and Valyria is gone.”
These are new paintings by Adam which will be on display at Dirty Laundry, an exhibition opening Saturday August 4th at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California. Caldwell’s paintings envelop a myriad of ideas and themes dealing with contemporary visual exploration and offer a depth of surreality just beyond where one feels comfortable swimming. One could say his work is somewhat of an adventure.
The show will also feature work by Brett Amory, who I covered yesterday in a post here. Find out more information about the show right here.
"… All gaps in our actual knowledge are still filled out with projections. We are still so sure we know what other people think or what their true character is. We are convinced that certain people have all the bad qualities we do not know in ourselves or that they practice all those vices which could, of course, never be our own. We must still be exceedingly careful not to project our own shadows too shamelessly; we are still swamped with projected illusions. If you imagine someone who is brave enough to withdraw all these projections, then you get an individual who is conscious of a pretty thick shadow. Such a man has saddled himself with new problems and conflicts. He has become a serious problem to himself, as he is now unable to say that “they” do this or that, “they” are wrong, and “they” must be fought against. He lives in the “House of the Gathering.” Such a man knows that whatever is wrong in the world is in himself, and if he only learns to deal with his own shadow he has done something real for the world. He has succeeded in shouldering at least an infinitesimal part of the gigantic, unsolved social problems of our day. These problems are mostly so difficult because they are poisoned by mutual projections. How can anyone see straight when he does not even see himself and the darkness he unconsciously carries with him into all of his dealings? …"