1. zoomar:

Wearing a Groucho Marx mask to church is against the law in Alabama.

    zoomar:

    Wearing a Groucho Marx mask to church is against the law in Alabama.

  2. shihlun:

View from Tokyo Hijiribashi Bridge, where Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien shot his famous last scene of Café Lumière (2003).

    shihlun:

    View from Tokyo Hijiribashi Bridge, where Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien shot his famous last scene of Café Lumière (2003).

  3. x99elledge:

the void.

    x99elledge:

    the void.

  4. magictransistor:

    Étienne-Jules Marey, Flight of the Heron (Chronophotographic plates), c. 1883.

  5. julydogs:

    Kawaita hana / Pale Flower  (1964) Masahiro Shinoda

  6. shihlun:

    Chris Marker, Koreans, 1957.

    In 1957, I had the opportunity to join a group of French journalists “invited” to visit North Korea. I would only realize later what a unique opportunity that was. The four years following the war (a conflict soberly described by General Bradley as the “wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy”) had been dedicated mostly to rebuilding a bomb-stricken country, and the formidable propaganda machine that would soon be identified with the sheer mention of North Korea wasn’t yet running at full throttle. We were subjected to a sizable dose of propaganda, but between two obligatory sessions of Socialist kowtowing, our hosts allowed us an amount of free walking unequalled since. Many years later, I could contemplate on television the predicament of a Belgian delegation whose members supplicated their guide to see, at least once, a marketplace -and after having visited the museum in honor of comrade Kim Jong-il, the library with the complete works of comrade Kim Jong-il, the factory that followed the directives of comrade Kim Jong-il, they were finally taken to an empty space outside the city, where a marketplace would be established according to the plans of comrade Kim Jong-il. Watching the image of hopelessness on the faces of the poor wretches made me appreciate even more the liberty I had enjoyed to hang around Pyongyang with my camera and to look everywhere, including marketplaces. Amusingly, the result of those strolls was equally rejected on both sides of the 38th parallel. To the North, a book which never mentioned once the name of Kim Il-sung simply didn’t exist. To the South, the raw fact that it had been allowed to be done in North Korea made it a tool of communist propaganda. That’s how, I was told, it was exhibited in Seoul’s counter-revolutionary museum, and its author introduced as a “Marxist dog”. I didn’t mind. Since Snoopy, the word “dog” has ceased to be an insult in my cats-ruled world. Then Time froze on that country whose culture had fascinated me, as well as the mesmerizing beauty of its women, while the megalomaniac leadership of both Kims had proven a disaster. Many examples of that freeze would appear in the news, the most recent so incredible that it escaped many commentators. When the DPRK (that’s its official name) launched the famous rocket that worried the whole world, the KOREAN NEWS agency published the following communiqué : “The Secretariat of the C.C., the Communist Party of the Soviet Union fully supports the steadfast stand of the Workers’ Party of Korea led by General Secretary Kim Jong Il”. Yes, you read correctly : “Soviet Union”. In 2009. Perhaps nobody ever dared to update comrade Kim Jong-il.

    Chris Marker, 2009

  7. the-theme-is:

    Artist: Secos e Molhados
    Track: “Amor”
    Album: Secos e Molhados
    Year:1973
    Theme: Foreign Tongue

  8. What I miss most is stillness.

    — Christopher Knight + (via mythologyofblue)

  9. Cities have often been compared to language: you can read a city, it’s said, as you read a book. But the metaphor can be inverted. The journeys we make during the reading of a book trace out, in some way, the private spaces we inhabit. There are texts that will always be our dead-end streets; fragments that will be bridges; words that will be like the scaffolding that protects fragile constructions. T.S. Eliot: a plant growing in the debris of a ruined building; Salvador Novo: a tree-lined street transformed into an expressway; Tomas Segovia: a boulevard, a breath of air; Roberto Bolano: a rooftop terrace; Isabel Allende: a (magically real) shopping mall; Gilles Deleuze: a summit; and Jacques Derrida: a pothole. Robert Walser: a chink in the wall, for looking through to the other side; Charles Baudelaire: a waiting room; Hannah Arendt: a tower, an Archimedean point; Martin Heidegger: a cul-de-sac; Walter Benjamin: a one-way street walked down against the flow.

    — Valeria Luiselli, “Relingos: The Cartography of Empty Spaces” (via invisiblestories)

  10. theantidote:

    LITERATURE MEME | 1/2 MOVEMENTS

    "The mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness; this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our nature are unprophetic either of its approach or its departure." 

    Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Defence of Poetry.

    Romanticism was an attitude or intellectual orientation that characterised many works of literature, painting, music, architecture, criticism, and historiography in Western civilisation over a period from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Romanticism can be seen as a rejection of the precepts of order, calm, harmony, balance, idealisation, and rationality that typified Classicism in general and late 18th-century Neoclassicism in particular. It was also to some extent a reaction against the Enlightenment and against 18th-century rationalism and physical materialism in general. Romanticism emphasised the individual, the subjective, the irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary, and the transcendental.

    (Source: mercurien)

  11. casabet64:

Valentina Franco

    casabet64:

    Valentina Franco

  12. iznogoodgood:

Nastassja Kinski

    iznogoodgood:

    Nastassja Kinski

    (Source: smokingissexy)

  13. semioticapocalypse:

Tetsuro Sato
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    semioticapocalypse:

    Tetsuro Sato

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