Thursday, February 25, 2010

Antinous unearthed

Statue of Antinous (member of the roman emperor Hadrian's entourage, deified after his death)
unearthed in 1894 during the excavation of Delphi. Photographer unknown.

La messe au camp de Châlons

"La messe au camp de Châlons, panorama en deux vues." Gustave Le Gray, 1857

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Cavalry Manoeuvers, Camp de Châlons, Gustave Le Gray, 1857
(Thanks to Frida for showing me this.)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Les Oiseaux de Céleste

A work by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. Extracts from Ariane Michel's film, Les Oiseaux de Céleste.
Copyright Galerie Xippas, Ariane Michel and Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, 2008.

(Thanks to Pär Fredin for showing me this.)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Dark Side of the Moon

Money - Flaming Lips (feat. Henry Rollins), from The Dark Side of the Moon (2009)    play     buy

Monday, February 15, 2010

Small Metal Gods

Small Metal Gods - David Sylvian, from Manafon (2009)    play     buy
The fox by Atsushi Fukui from

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I want you to go further back in time
to before you were born.
What do you see?

Just reading.

What are you reading?

A book about

Do you know how old you are?


Why are you reading the book about laws?

I've been reading it for a couple of days.
Going over bits.
Keeping notes.

Is it part of your job or something?

Something I at night.

Bernard Sumner interviewing Ian Curtis under hypnosis.
From the documentary Joy Division by Grant Gee  listen

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The huntsmen are up in America

The huntsmen are up in America, writes Thomas Browne in The Garden of Cyrus, and they are already past their first sleep in Persia.
The shadow of night is drawn like a black veil across the earth, and since almost all creatures, from one meridian to the next, lie down
after the sun has set, so, he continues, one might, in following the setting sun, see on our globe nothing but prone bodies, row upon row,
as if levelled by the scythe of Saturn -- an endless graveyard for a humanity struck by falling sickness.

from W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn

Monday, February 1, 2010