Saturday, November 14, 2009

Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard...

Dock Ellis' LSD No-Hitter Retold In New VIDEO
Then it struck him: doubleheader. The Pirates had a doubleheader. And he was pitching the first game. He had four hours to get to San Diego, warm up and pitch. If something didn't happen in the interim, Dock Philip Ellis, age 25, was about to enter a 50,000-seat stadium and throw a very small ball, very hard, for a very long time, without the benefit of being able to, you know, feel the thing...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Glenda Jackson, 1968, from interesting film blog

local trees & c.

The Unknown Music of Birds

The method of slowing down and the necessary lowering of pitch register do not alter the physical frequency relations and the actual melodic form of the bird vocalization. In fact it is due to this very method that the existence of true avian music was discovered. A new, hitherto unknown anthropomorphous musical (partly non-musical) world has been found outside the realm of musical art, in the biological sphere of the life of birds...

one of 19 from new chap-book Well Meaning White Girl by excellent young West Coast poet Alli Warren:

The looping points like likeness and so forth
asserts that everything happens because
I do not know how to work metal
I am less effective I devote a great part of my time to
the interpretation of signals When signs are slow
in coming I do not hesitate to seek the slightest touch
by water by wheat berry by cotton thread and flintstone
I lick around the perimeter and then I lick under
that other totality to overthrow with a flick of tongue
that I might run to the top of a high hill
without weariness sprout a disc and make bold
claims Aim to come correct come morning
after morning there is full range in weights
and extensive looting Insert two fingers to bring breath

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Jamie Tolagson
Nov 12 - Dec 12

Please join Jamie Tolagson at the opening reception for his solo show Homemade Aesthetics on November 12, 2009 from 6PM - 9PM.

Jamie Tolagson's newest work reflects his ongoing interest in the lives of everyday objects, and their continually evolving relationship with contemporary notions of value and desire. The resulting photographs, whether they depict commonplace tools or works of visual art, are invariably pictures of objects in flux - items still trapped in a generative whirlpool of human judgement and reinvention. The form this interaction takes might be as simple as a change of context (a flea-market vendor's hastily arranged pile of saleable goods) or as complex as a complete physical transformation (a temporary skatepark constructed entirely of stolen, re-shaped materials).

Man With Chalk depicts a street artist copying a reproduction of Vermeer's The Lacemaker onto a section of gridded sidewalk. In an impoverished echo of Vermeer's use of the camera obscura, he employs the grid of the sidewalk itself to attain the correct proportions for his drawing. By copying the same image day after day he has arrived at a simplified caricature of the original reproduction (itself a weak replica of another, much older object). Tolagson's photograph extends this interaction, adding yet another layer of representation to an already dense lineage of depicted artifacts.

Jeffrey Boone Gallery
1 East Cordova St. #140
Vancouver, BC V6A 4H3