Half Empty Articles : Art
Freaks: An Interview with CHICKS ON SPEED
searched the world over, for a Euro-Trash Girl.” “Love her
breasts and forget the rest.” They sound like lines spoken in drunken
mumbles at some frat party, but they are actually a part of a giant fluorescent
headband empire known as CHICKS ON SPEED.
or The World Is A Carousel Of Deformity
It's all God's
fault, really. He gave me the naïve curiosity as well as the fear instinct.
He made the babies. So you can't blame anyone but Him for my unhealthy
obsession-cum-disgust with all the phænomena of deformity.
With REUBENS ACCOMPLICE
the paradox of the desert in their songs --the sense of echoing loneliness
and at the same time the overwhelming beauty of it. Reubens Accomplice
are Phoenix's best kept secret: A band with enough potential to blow right
through the paper-thin layer right above them.
No Gimmick: An Interview With BOWLING FOR SOUP
Part two of
TOWELL's bowling series, "It Wouldn't Kill You To
Dumb, Damn Word Smart
with VINCENT TINGUELY, co-author of Impure, Reinventing the Word,
a massive book about the theory, practice and history of spoken word.
Want My PipiTV, Part Two: Be Like Pipi!
In part 2
of 2, MARTIN
SPELLERBERG uses Pipilotti Rist as a jumping off point
for a discussion of the promise of art-video, defining an audience, and
where the medium should head.
I Want My PipiTV, Part One: Hi Pippilotti Rist!
In part 1 of 2, MARTIN
SPELLERBERG takes a look at the single channel and installation
work of Pipilotti Rist, internationally acclaimed Video Art Super Star.
Richard Brautigan: A Poetics of Alienation
Brautigan's writing, so identified with the excess of the '60s, is not currently enjoying critical praise. But, TAVIS EACHAN TRIANCE argues, there's much more to his fiction than hippies and rebellion.
Marty's Japanese Film Notes
were compiled in the winter of 1999 as part of Marty's studies at the
Ontario College of Art & Design. There's
a wide range of films represented, stretching for the "golden age"
(Life Of Oharu, Tokyo
Story) to contemporary wierdness (Tetsuo:
The Iron Man). Read these if you're into Japanese cinema, read these
if you need notes for your class, or read these if you're interested in
something a little different.
Rogal: The Imaginary Muse
01/16/2k : INTERVIEW
The work of
Canadian writer and poet Stan Rogal has made a mark for himself at home
and abroad. NATHANIEL
chats with him and discusses "The Long RIde Home" and "Lines Of Embarkation."
Fight Club: Philosophical Fillibuster
03/30/99 : INTERPRETATION
Real life is a society ruled by unquestioning faith in the ideals of consumerism. It doesn’t have a Dust Brothers soundtrack and a sixty-million-dollar budget, yet we seem to have found ourselves in the same piteous and deplorable society depicted in Fincher’s nihilistic thriller.
Michael Schreier: Desert’s Muse, In Search of a Garden
03/30/99 : REVIEW
Quebec photographer Michael Schreier makes images of comfortable and personal spaces, capturing complex feelings while denying the viewer complete entrance into them. The work stands as a reminder that the creation of a beautiful thing is among the highest of human achievements.
Attila Richard Lukacs: Paintings
12/13/98 : REVIEW
With combinations of different artistic periodic styles, Lukacs shares his obsessions by portraying them in a realistic, yet fantastical manner.
Lorna Simpson, Call Waiting & Guillaume Bijl, Documenta Wax Museum
11/29/98 : REVIEW
In the current climate of technological innovation and global economies, it is increasingly easy to take our cultural status-quo as an unstoppable force. But two artists are challenging that, asking questions about how we perceive the environments in which we live and how we are shaped by the objects of contemporary life.
Landscapes: Monica Tap at Wynick/Tuck Gallery
11/15/98 : REVIEW
A lucid and illuminating look at the wonderful world of Canadian landscape painting, From Monica Tap at Wynick/Tuck Gallery to the Bob Ross influence on popular esthetics.
Sampling As Muical Magic
Has music come to a point where sampling is an up-and-coming art form? Read on for an exploration of this newer method of music-making.
CHAD J. SUTTON
Eliza Grifith’s Protégés: These Bad Girls Are Not Bad Girls
The artist examines an in-depth truth about the teenager's conflict with self-image and societal pressures.
Robert Rauschenberg: Coolest Man Alive
Art imitates life, or life imitates art.... either way, Robert Rauschenberg leaves his expressionist mark in the modern art world.
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