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Peel Back All of my Skin

My, how I’ve changed over the last year. Pretty much, in every conceivable way my character was molded or molded or disinfected. 2012 was an… interesting year, full of many firsts, and many things that I know better than to do again.

Now we have a clean slate.

This is gonna scare the shit out of me. When pigs are meant to be frightening, they scare the testicles clean off me. Clean off.
other-wordly:

pronunciation | ‘os-tra-“nen-E note | generally used as an art termRussian | остранение

other-wordly:

pronunciation | ‘os-tra-“nen-E
note | generally used as an art term
Russian | остранение

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hifas:

Hesitate by  Alexa Meade and performance artist Sheila Vand  - [video]

The artist’s statement:

Alexa Meade and Sheila Vand have collaborated on a body of work that explores the fluidity of form in relation to time and space. By stripping the subject of depth and dimension, a displacement of identity ensues, demonstrating the power of context over content.

Meade’s signature style of painting portraits on the body is submerged in a canvas of milk, where Vand’s performance is dictated by the opposing forces of fixed shadows and fluid space. Together, the artists compose an expressive identity for each image, but as the milk interacts with the pre-arranged pose, a new identity is formed that must be constantly re-imagined and re-shaped in the moment. As the paint seeps away into the milk, Vand’s performance must continually shift to accommodate its new context and form while Meade’s photography must capture the ephemeral moments before they de-materialize. The result is an ever-evolving, time-based portrait that includes every layer of the process within each consecutive frame. Each new visual identity is a product of the versions that came before.

The surface of the milk intersects Vand’s body at an uneven and unusual plane, creating a sense of movement and depth beneath her compressed form. This play on dimensionality in the picture plane evokes an optical illusion that activates the viewer’s experience by challenging their common perceptions. The identifiable becomes ineffable, giving the flat photography of the painted three-dimensional space an unsettling tone. By blending the borders between the subject and its surroundings, identity is muted and we’re left with the distilled nuances that shape the space.

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Sometimes…

Sometimes I feel like there is no way that I can be remembered; there’s always someone out there better suited to being remembered in the way I wish to be.

All I really want is to have one good quote that a few people remember. Then I’ll go quietly.

“Why are we embarrassed by silence? What comfort do we find in all the noise?”

—   Mitch Albom - Tuesdays with Morrie (via phytos)

(Source: blue-voids)

“Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?”

—   Friedrich Nietzsche   (via likeafieldmouse)

(Source: the-crestfallen, via likeafieldmouse)

reclaimedideas:

w-for-wumbo:

I’ve been looking for this yes….

yes excellent

omg ralph sent me a video of this

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I think I need to be in a bad mood to write lyrics to a death metal song. I’m too damn happy today, I have no inspiration! Or false inspiration if anything.

mydarkenedeyes:

Oil paintings by Jeremy Mann.

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