David Spriggs: Paradox of Power

subject: The Paradox of Power

Art Mur Publication May 2007

Text by Andria Hickey
Indeed, all things move, all things run, all things are rapidly changing. A
profile is never motionless before our eyes, but it constantly appears and
disappears. On account of the persistency of an image upon the retina,
moving objects constantly multiply themselves; their form changes like
rapid vibrations, in their mad career. Thus a running horse has not four
legs, but twenty, and their movements are triangular.
Umberto Boccioni

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Natalie Shau

Natalie Shau

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Kerry Skarbakka

” Heidegger described human existence as a process of perpetual falling, and it is the responsibility of each individual to “catch ourselves” from our own uncertainty. My work is in response to this delicate state. It questions what it means to resist the struggle, to simply let go, and the consequences of holding on. The images stand as reminders that we are all vulnerable to losing our footing and grasp, symbolizing the precarious balancing act between the struggle against our desire to survive and our fantasy to transcend our humanness.

: in the The Struggle to Right Oneself

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James Jean

James Jean

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Art by Vitche

at the Jonathan Levine Gallery

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Kitab al-Bulhan

The ‘Kitab al-Bulhan’ (Book of Wonders) [MS. Bodl. Or. 133] manuscript is a collection of Arabic divinatory treatises produced in the late 14th century hosted by the Oxford Digital Library.

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Vladimir Gvozdariki

Illustrations © Vladimir Gvozdev at the Gvozdariki site.

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Back to Black

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Sinkin’ soon

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snort this!

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Nicoline Patricia Malina


Images rights reserved by Nicoline Patricia Malina.

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David Lynch and psychosis

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The Psychologist has just made an article available that looks at the parallels between the most recent David Lynch film, Inland Empire, and what we know of the psychology of psychosis.

The article looks at some of the proposed pathologies of psychosis, drawn from cognitive science, and suggests how these are represented in Lynch’s latest movie.

Paranoia comes with an inherent sense of personal threat and concomitant fear. Inland Empire’s dark and chilling world is produced in part by David Lynch’s use of story. While fear is generated with genuinely unsettling imagery and dark shadowy lighting, it also comes from the carefully managed attrition of any recognisable storyline. The audience, who have been led through the early stages of the plot with some of the conventional devices of storytelling (coherent dialogue, linear chronology) are suddenly thrown into a world of unfamiliar film cuts, unexplained locations and wordless acting. We are forced to jump to our own conclusions and build what narrative we will from scant concrete evidence as to events. Our sense of sense itself forces us to put something together and, given the presence of ominous emotions and apparent malice, what we put together is a paranoid and terrifying vision of the intentions of the characters in the film and even the world we inhabit.

Lynch’s hallucinatory style certainly suggests altered realities and this is not the first time that it has been linked with mind-being reality distortion, as countless interpretations of Mulholland Drive testify.

Link to article ‘David Lynch and psychosis’.

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Worms [2007]

This experimental underground music video shows Lolly Jane Blue on her way down the earth layers; a journey leading to a climactic underwater ballet…

Swim [2005]

In a time where all is designed to be controlled, the elementary force of our very existence brings an undeniable fusion for a magic moment. This short film is simply about the power that brings us all to life.

Duet [2004]

Modern and classical merge in a sky-blue scenery at the first peep of dawn.

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Awesome creatures

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We love animals! Even the kind that don’t exist!

We’re on our way to creating a rich eco-system of funky, super-weird creatures. We’ve enlisted the help of talented artists and designers to create a line of sassy animal-themed t-shirts. Every few months, you’ll see a new (hopefully funny) take on animals popping up on our site.

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