a history of the cinema theatre - "Seeing 'beyond', in space and
time: the streets of distant cities, exotic lands presented by a panorama or
diorama, famous battles of the past re-enacted through a magic lantern, the
visual games of the phenakistoscope, the grandiose scenic effects of
Robertson's phantasmagories. The history of the various forms in which
images have been consumed coincides perhaps with the history of the ever
more perfect machines for dreams and the realms of fantasy".
The day of the massive March on Washington for Jobs
and Freedom, the largest civil rights demonstration of them all and
the one that climaxed with Martin Luther King's "I
have a dream" speech that ranks as one of the
transcendent legacies of American rhetoric".
Museum - Early Baseball Online Gallery. The 1912 Boston Garter baseball cards is one of the rarest and most unusual issues of all time. Each large and brightly lithographed card shows a player in the locker room,
sometimes in his underwear, showing off his snazzy sock garters.
Thursday, August 21, 2003 The CENTURY Project
- is a series of nude photographs
accompanied by highly personal and moving statements by women
whose lives span 100 years. The words and pictures combine to
form a powerful statement about body image, society's portrayal
of women in the media, sexuality, pornography, and women's
health issues. (Thank you Plep
for the link - The site is highly impressive).
Saturday, August 16, 2003 I've spent hours and hours on the internet today (which
is a little embarrassing to say) but even so I've got almost nothing
to present here... You go from blog to blog to blog and ops! there goes the
Monday, August 11, 2003 Activism
through art (Ori Nir/Ha'aretz) "After years of failed attempts
to exhibit his collection
of Palestinian posters in American art galleries, political activist Dan
Walsh has decided to produce his own exhibit - on the internet...
"The butt of a Kalashnikov assault rifle peers
out of many of these posters, but Walsh has chosen not to play up
those that depict the armed struggle. 'Posters of atrocities don't fit in with my agenda,' he explains.
'I've tried to select non-threatening posters, those that are lyrical in character and speak to the viewer. The way I
see it, this is an introductory course on the Middle East conflict. Through aesthetics, I
teach Americans things they don't know about the conflict.'
"Walsh insists that he doesn't have a single poster featuring anti-Semitism, racial hatred
or a call for jihad (holy war) in his collection: "I'm not saying that such posters
don't exist. I'm merely saying that I've never seen them."
Saturday, August 9, 2003 the
virtual LETTER project - "As wonderful as it is to touch so many
lives via the internet how wonderful it is to receive a tactile form
of communication in the mail", says Naomi from petals
art journal. Her theory on letter writing is that "it's good
for the soul. It's a non threatening way to open yourself up and to
let down your walls. I believe, that when you write a letter you're not
only writing to another being but are also writing to yourself". Also
check out the
I think I'll adopt the idea and share it with my
- The Site - Who are the tiny minority who can be considered as true
divas? What sets these women above all others in their particular fields?
What has happened to these women to entitle them to the status of diva?
Blaine Saunders' illustration career was as big and successful as any
artist could hope for, and no single genre could contain his remarkable
talent. He painted them all - aliens and aviators, heroes and hunters,
detectives and demons, quarterbacks and comic books, sex kittens and serial
killers, westerns and wacky packs!
Thursday, August 7, 2003
What I wished for didn't turn out the way I hoped it would. I can't say
I'm not disappointed but I did what I thought I should, I did my best and
I'm glad I did but that's that - the outcome is not mine to control and I'll
have to accept that and move on!