broadcast - corporeal
After hearing of the chaos and death raining down in the Shujai’iya neighborhood, where more than 60 were killed overnight Saturday, Hamad joined a crew of paramedics in an ambulance en route to the area. Hamad and Alool have been working on a documentary about paramedics in Gaza that will eventually be aired on Al-Jazeera. After the vehicle was struck by an Israeli rocket, Hamad and the crew exited the ambulance only to be hit by a second shell.
“While checking out the situation outside the ambulance, they were targeted again, which led to the martyrdom of (paramedic) Khaled Fouad Jaber and the injuring of other paramedics,” Alool said.
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Processing the Process
Jacinthe Lessard-L’s photographic and sculptural series La Chambre, 2010-2012, beautifully illuminates the integral relationship of art and the technology that makes it possible. Visitors to Truck Contemporary Gallery in Calgary where the works are being exhibited were confronted with walls lined with larger-than-life prints of colourful geometric shapes. These forms seem at once familiar in shape, but also alien due to the strange matte texture and bright pops of colour. Lessard-L’s series is visually stunning and initially elusive, thus drawing the viewer in for a closer look. Upon further inspection it becomes evident that the photos have captured the images of casts of the inner chambers of popular cameras from previous decades.
The strange physicality and unnatural colours of the silicone casts emphasize the wonder of the photographic process. In making visible the interior machinery of these devices one would assume that it would make the process more comprehensible, but it ironically remains just as elusive, if not more so.
There is a poetic self-referentiality to these works. The casts take shape within the camera in the same chambers where light is transformed into a photographic image. Lessard-L’s process makes physical the transformation chambers of the camera, putting the device and its process through a materialization of itself. As Luba Diduch writes in an essay on this body of work “Lessard’s intention is to create an homage to an important space that, she says, is shrinking over time due to developments in technology.”
- Amelie Cluett
From Continental Drift
Wink Space: A Kaleidoscope in a Shipping Container by Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki http://bit.ly/WxRomI
The reason we feel alienated is because the society is infantile, trivial, and stupid. So the cost of sanity in this society is a certain level of alienation. I grapple with this because I’m a parent. And I think anybody who has children, you come to this realization, you know—what’ll it be? Alienated, cynical intellectual? Or slack-jawed, half-wit consumer of the horseshit being handed down from on high? There is not much choice in there, you see. And we all want our children to be well adjusted; unfortunately, there’s nothing to be well adjusted to
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