Sombre (1998), Philippe Grandrieux
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William Hogarth (1697-1764)
A Rake’s Progress (1733)
The eight paintings in William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress (1733) tell the story of Tom Rakewell, a young man who follows a path of vice and self-destruction after inheriting a fortune from his miserly father. It was Hogarth’s second ‘modern moral subject’, and followed the hugely successful A Harlot’s Progress (1730).
- The Heir
- The Levee
- The Orgy
- The Arrest
- The Marriage
- The Gaming House
- The Prison
- The Madhouse
Eric Eberhardt is the creator of youarelistening.to, a fantastic experiment in ambient sound and visuals. Taking live streams from police scanners in various US cities, with a backdrop of eerie, Michael Mann-esque streams of neon-lit freeway traffic, and a randomly chosen soundtrack taken from Soundcloud, the site creates an instant and highly compelling dystopian vision.
“To listen to it is to be plugged into the pulse of the city; lost in fragments of someone else’s story. Urgency alternates with frustration and low-level routine; some incidents are reported while others are resolved; and jaywalking tickets are issued in the same breath as lives are lost.”
Pharoahe Monch - Broken Again
In psychiatric circles, schizophrenia is considered a serious mental illness that causes delusions, hallucinations, and social withdrawal. But in rap, schizophrenia means something else: a mode of defiance, a boast, or a threat. The term appears frequently when describing competition between rappers. In “Speak Ya Clout,” the duo Gang Starr rhymes that they are “schizophrenic with rhyme plus we’re well organized” as a way of warning that they are “stepping rugged and tough.”
Schizophrenia also enhances claims of competitive violence—in “16 on Death Row,” 2Pac famously warned that, “I’m kind of schizophrenic, I’m in this shit to win it.” Schizophrenia also helps rappers describe collective responses to racism or injustice. In the multi-artist hit “Everything,” Busta Rhymes calls for action by rapping, “Panic and schizophrenic, sylvy-Atlantic / Wrap up your face in ceramic, goddamit we controllin the planet.”…
Yet something much larger than mere sampling is at play in rap’s use of the terms schizophrenia and schizophrenic. Rap lyrics are the latest installments in a political debate that has evolved over the past century (at least) regarding the contested relationships between race, madness, violence, and civil rights… At stake is a series of existential and material questions about the causes, actions, and implications of sanity itself.
Full article here
- Currently at a house show my friend is hosting and I’m very sure that I’m the oldest person here.
- It’s so true the amount of development one undergoes throughout their 20’s. Such a critical time for growth.
- I should leave before the police get here.
A close up of “1%” by Item Idem (2012). The artwork consists of 12 Comme des Garçons washing tags hidden among 1200 replica tags, stitched into the silhouette of a 1912 man’s frock coat. Currently on display at “Bureau de Change” an exhibition curated by Yang Li & Cyril Duval at LORCA 47 Rue de Lancry 75010 Paris, France.
PFW S/S 2015
Photos by Caroline Levy-Bencheton for LURVE Magazine.
Conte d’été (1996) by Eric Rohmer
The perfect film to bid farewell to summer…