mercredi 21 décembre 2011

Pandit Pran Nath - 21 VIII 76 NYC Raga Malkauns

Recorded by Tom Duffy at Big Apple Recording Studios,
 Ltd., New York City, August 21, 1976

La Monte Young - Pandit Pran Nat - Marian Zazeela

Marian Zazeela

La naissance du cosmos

La naissance du cosmos. Provient d'une page de manuscrit enluminé. Rajasthan environ 18ème siècle. Gouache sur papier rehaussée d'or.

Chemins stellaires

               Chemins stellaires, Rajasthan environ 18ème siècle. Gouache sur papier.

lundi 19 décembre 2011

Anne Brigman

Anne Brigman at a retouching easel in her studio. circa 1915.

Anne Wardrope (Nott) Brigman (1869-1950) was an American photographer and one of the original members of the Photo-Secession movement in America. Her most famous images were taken between 1900 and 1920, and depict nude women in primordial, naturalistic contexts.
Brigman's photographs frequently focused on the female nude, dramatically situated in natural landscapes or trees. Many of her photos were taken in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in carefully selected locations and featuring elaborately staged poses. Brigman often featured herself as the subject of her images. After shooting the photographs, she would extensively touch up the negatives with paints, pencil, or superimposition.
Brigman's deliberately counter-cultural images suggested bohemianism and female liberation. Her work challenged the establishment's cultural norms and defied convention, instead embracing pagan antiquity. The raw emotional intensity and barbaric strength of her photos contrasted with the carefully calculated and composed images of Stieglitz and other modern photographers.                                         

The Water Nixie- 1914

The Source 1907

The Bubble 1907

Storm Tree, 1915

 The Dryad, 1905


The Heart of the Storm, negative, 1902; print, 1914

samedi 17 décembre 2011

Delia Derbyshire - "Falling", from The Dreams (1964)

This is a sound collage poem by Delia Derbyshire, from the 5-piece suite "The Dreams" (1964), composed in collaboration with Barry Bermange, who recorded the "dream narations" later spliced and collaged in accordance to a theme: "Running", "Falling", "Land", "Sea" and "Colour".

mercredi 14 décembre 2011

Sätty (Wilfried Podriech)

Sätty (Wilfried Podriech) was born in Bremen, Germany, in 1939. As a child he played in the ruins of the city, which was  heavily bombed during World War Two. After three years of apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, he worked in Canada, then moved to San Francisco in 1961. For a few years he worked as a steward on the Pacific cruise ships of the Matson Line, and later as a heating and ventilating systems designer.
In San Francisco he lived in North Beach, and associated with artists and bohemians of the Beat Generation. Since childhood he had demonstrated artistic potential.  In 1966, inspired by the openness and creativity of San Francisco's emergent Hippie culture, he began making pictorial collages. Some of these were sold as poster size prints, which were then very popular. He became a prolific artist, concerned with fine technique and with expression of the broadest range of human experience. He intended his art to engage the imagination and counteract the pernicious stimulus-response programming of media advertising.
Sätty created many colorful artworks and lithographic prints, and hundreds of black and white collages. During the 1970s many were used as illustrations in both the counter culture and establishment periodicals. He produced two collage books, The Cosmic Bicycle and Time Zone, a pictorial allegory.  He created illustrations for the comprehensive treatise, The Annotated Dracula and for The Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe, a book of stories he selected. During the late 1970s until his death in 1982, he produced numerous collages inspired by events in San Francisco's often dramatic, unruly history, from the Gold Rush to the 1890s. Many of these occasionally  bizarre images have recently been published in Visions of Frisco, by Regent Press,  Berkeley.
In a review of Sätty's art, S.F. Chronicle art critic Thomas Albright stated, "His work evidenced his Germanic roots with a somber, dreamlike realm of utopian, surrealist fantasy spiced by disarming accents of the bizarre and grotesque." His art has been exhibited in many galleries and museums, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; the National Museum of Art, Belgrade; and the National Museum, Warsaw.

Collage  Illustration by Wilfried Sätty Podriech taken from The Annotated Dracula book,

illustration from ”The Annotated Dracula” by Wilfried “Sätty”

illustration from ”The Annotated Dracula” by Wilfried “Sätty” 

Illustration from The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe.

lundi 12 décembre 2011

Le sexe et la folie

Anonyme : Les deux gargouilles, XVe siècle. Cathédrale de Zamora y Lonja de Valencia

(Érotique de l'Espagne, Xavier Domingo, J.J. Pauvert Éditeur, 1966)