Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
"FIELDWORK" represents the first major monograph by Finnish artist Kannisto-is/was this Science meets Nature Photography??? Breaking away from the conventions used for usual nature photography, Kannisto presents her animals/plant-life subjects in a handmade lightbox performance stage that is meant to emphasize the creatures beauty away from its natural habitat. Signs of typically standardized scientific study process-- graph paper, rulers, test field markings---are also included strangely out of place amid the lush green foliage of the rainforests she chooses for her "fieldwork".
Saturday, April 23, 2011
i.e. organizing myself . carefully.
Wardrobe and props are now being gathered & hunted down for the new film shoot.
I will hand-process the Reversal Super 8mm footage.
I am researching the work of photographer Judy Linn (1969-1976 era) for establishing/contemplating the possible "look" that I am going after.
I will rewrite the general narrative tonight and am running on hot coffee and plenty of lattes for creative energy.
I love making films.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Steven Kasher Gallery is currently having an incredible photography exhibition on photo-documentation of the civil right movement. Click on link for details. A must-see...
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The Priest said to me today, on Palm Sunday, that "every triumph comes at a cost". I immediately set out to compose my new Blog (yes, this one. so you wanna comment about your OWN personal war and its costs he/me asked himself?)
Let's begin, with the word- War? ... He/Me entered this exhibition with a slurred gait (DEFINITION: gait is the way locomotion is achieved using human limbs. I kinda strutted into the museum that is photographed above in this Blog = Duh, LOOK UP AT THE PICS THAT I ATTACHED). Wondering: Jane, will there be anythin' here worth your Saturday's while? Every time I (me) goes to a show (meaning when I force myself to go an exhibition with my old student ID that I use for a/MY FREE OF CHARGE ticket) I leave with an inspired glow. My “gait” expands itself. I end up walking "WIDE-OPEN" (Think to yourself SPREAD EAGLE, like i just got off of a horse).
The works here (German Expressionism) were primarily based on the effects WAR has on the creative person. Have you been AT WAR? I feel that WAR does not always require a machine gun stockpile. WAR can be any kind of PERSONAL battle that drags on pointlessly to create havoc, disorder and most importantly to satisfy the insatiable hunger of the selfish EGO's soul. WAR= I WILL GET WHAT I WANT BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. For every artistic soul, WAR is a corrupt nightmare.
WAR scrapes against the very human grain.
And so does GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM. The swervy non perfect lines.
The prostitutes were drawn from exceptionally high angles (artist would climb up on furniture to distort "perspective"!
The use of pens, pencils, cardboard, everything and anything (except mortar).
I did find some interesting ideas for my upcoming work.
I am more interested now in distorting the general idea of how we see the filmed human face.
My brain wheels are spinning.
There was nothing particularly “funny” about any of the works that I experienced in this exhibition. I now know with certainty that I will now spread my humorous natural JANEY gait with fine caution. I will walk the “funny narrative line” carefully.
FOOTNOTE: OTTO DIX's drawings were/are amazing !!!
CLICK ON LINK FOR COMPREHENSIVE EXHIBITION CRITIQUE/DETAILS-
Friday, April 15, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This is what He (meaning ME) looks like when contemplating a few coffee trivia thingys:
I am still moved by the film. Saw it last night. Expected less, got "more". The film was very well done, had a good balance of triumph and catastrophe. Moved me to tears a few times. The shark scene was perfectly edited: fast, effective, horrific, enlightening. I left the theatre thinking/knowing that the girl who remains surfing in the water is a true life hero (and NOT simply a survivor).
p.s. I didn't get popcorn and/or a large soda with xtra-ice and the movie STILL worked. So, there's your JANEY Thumbs-Up guarantee that it's good.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Rest in Peace . Murdered (shot) by her own government (Russia).