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Richard Oelze: Expectation (1935-36)
In the aftermath of the Civil War, an unlikely alliance was formed between the makers of pianos and the manufacturers of sewing machines. Both were products widely used by women at home, both were widely seen as triumphs of American … Continue reading
Marie Triepcke Kroyer: Clouds (1889)
“I feel that I have done something for the women who have always had to work so hard. This will enable them more easily to earn a living.” Statement of Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the typewriter HOW WOMEN … Continue reading
Yee Sookyun: Translated Vase 2012 TVW The Moon 1 (2012) (source)
In 2005 I acquired the use of a farmhouse, abandoned in the late 60’s. The house was located near Sinclair Manitoba on highway #2. For over 18 months ( – winter) I re-shingled the roof with recycled shingles and restored … Continue reading
This is the beginning of “La plaine,” the poem that opens Emile Verhaeren’s 1895 book of poems, Les villes tentaculaires [The Tentacled Cities]. The cover is by Théo van Rysselberghe (source). I couldn’t find a translation online, so I did the … Continue reading
Marc Steinmetz: Radio Receiver (2002) “Sometime in the seventies an inmate of Ludwigsburg prison, Germany, built this radio on the sly and hid it inside an encyclopedia.” From a series of photographs of prison escape tools (here).
FORGET IT Forget the slander you have heard. Forget the hasty unkind word; Forget the quarrel and the cause, Forget the whole affair, because Forgetting is the only way. Forget the trials you have had, Forget the weather if it’s … Continue reading
Dave deactivates HAL: Detail from Jack Kirby’s 1976 comic book adaptation of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Click for the full page: