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Joseph Beuys, The Silence [Das Schweigen], 1973

Five reels of Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name (1963), galvanized; 4 cm x 38 cm dia.; Edition: 50 plus 10 h.c., ‘Beuys,’ numbering and title punch-stamped on metal plaques on reels.; Titles of reels: 1. COUGHING FIT – GLACIER +  2. DWARVES – ANIMALIZATION  3. PAST – VEGETALIZATION  4. TANK – MECHANIZATION  5. We are free GEYSER +; Publisher: Edition René Block, Berlin, and Multiples, New York; Catalogue Raisonné No.: 80

These five stacked reels of celluloid contain a full print of Ingmar Bergman’s film The Silence from 1963. Beuys had the reels galvanised in baths of zinc and copper, sealing in and ‘silencing’ their contents beneath a gleaming metal shell. Each bears a small metal tag, embossed with a pair of words. The first word refers to an event within the film, while the second conveys Beuys’s response to this occurrence.1

In stacking the five reels on top of one another, Beuys assembled one of his many sculptural batteries, which appear in a range of formats throughout his oeuvre. He conceived these structures as devices for storing and transmitting spiritual energy. The Silence is likely modelled on an early electrical battery, known as a voltaic pile, to which he had referred a year earlier, in a performance called Vitex agnus castus.2 Invented at the end of the 18th century by Alexander Volta, this device conducted current through a stacked pile of zinc and copper discs—the same materials with which this multiple is coated.3 Though the two metals preclude access to the images of Bergman’s film, their capacity to transmit energy suggests that they may pass on its contents in another, more abstract form.

Ich bin ein Sender. Ich strahle aus! | I am

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jozefsquare:

Rascals on Holidays
Czechoslovakia, 1976
title: Rascals on Holidays | Ballagó idö | Uličníci na prázdninách | Hungary, 1976 director: Tamás Fejér with: Sándor Tóth, Nóra Káldi, Klári Tolnay
artwork: Unknown Artist
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jozefsquare:

Rascals on Holidays

Czechoslovakia, 1976

title: Rascals on Holidays | Ballagó idö | Uličníci na prázdninách | Hungary, 1976
director: Tamás Fejér
with: Sándor Tóth, Nóra Káldi, Klári Tolnay

artwork: Unknown Artist

(via Rascals on Holidays - Unknown Artist, Vintage Movie Poster, 1976)

"So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision, and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.

And people like this ultimately fail. They fail, because the future is won by those who build and not destroy and the world is shaped by people like Jim Foley, and the overwhelming majority of humanity who are appalled by those who killed him."

— From Obama’s statement on the killing of James Foley. (via shortformblog)

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ageofdestruction:

tenuous: Clouds over Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 6th June 2008.

81°N 248°E to about 24°N 270°E, on the Vastitas Boralis just south of the Rupes Tenuis, a cliff forming part of the edge of the north polar plateau. The dark region in the 2nd image is a small dune sea, and the clouds seen may be high-altitude water-ice clouds. 

Drawn from the martian Classical melange, tenuis is a Latin word meaning thin or fine, from whence the English tenuous.

Composite of 5 frames.

Image credit: ESA. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

olafbreuningdrawing:

GOAT (QUEEN MARY I)

olafbreuningdrawing:

GOAT (QUEEN MARY I)

olafbreuningdrawing:

I AM WHAT I SEE (QUEEN MARY I)

olafbreuningdrawing:

I AM WHAT I SEE (QUEEN MARY I)

marinaabramopug:

Marina engages with a member of her public outside the Serpentine Gallery today.

marinaabramopug:

Marina engages with a member of her public outside the Serpentine Gallery today.

the medium is the message

eskaibo:

garugueux:

Björk talking about her TV.

Moral of the story is: You shouldn’t let poets lie to you.

attemptsupon
HMM

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