Monday, 26 January 2009

Kray Twins under the hammer

If I wasn't so lazy and would have been a good day to go n have a ganders at 150 of the late brothers' personal effects, as they go under the hammer in a sale likely to raise tens of thousands of pounds.

The items, according to Tom Keane, co-owner of Chiswick Auctions, were given to a "very close friend of the Krays" who grew up with them and made regular treks to see Reggie in prison and Ronnie in Broadmoor. Heres a few of my favorites...

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Viennese Actionism

Probably my most bizarre post to date..

The term 'Viennese Actionism' describes a short and violent movement in 20th century art that which goes beyond the efforts during the 1960s to develop "action art" (Fluxus, Happening, Performance, Body Art, etc.). Its main participants were Günter Brus, Otto Mühl, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. The work of the Viennese Actionists is probably best remembered for the wilful transgressiveness of its naked bodies, destructiveness and violence. Often, brief jail terms were served by participants for violations of decency laws, and their works were targets of moral outrage.

Alot of their work was experimental film and moving imagery. This is what I've found to be the most bizarre and generally fucked up. Alot of the work was banned and what is left to be viewed is only around because of strong links with actionists that still work today. They're definitely videos you don't wanna watch more than once, if at all for that matter. Anyway I've posted 1 of the not so vile ones (would you believe) but it is still definitely for the 'not so weak stomachs' to watch. Alot of the others on the internet are pretty vulgar and homo, so steer clear of them when you find em, (unless your into that shit). My main reason for posting them is I love this type of film, how it almost looks super 8mm, but with alot more jump cut etc, which you rarely come across. I wont go into too much detail as the majority won't want to know. have fun! Otmar Bauer - Acid Vomit.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Paul Smith takes on Shakespeare

For this summer Paul Smith has interpreted classic Shakesperean characters onto t-shirts. Inspired by classic Shakespeare characters: Yorick (Hamlet), Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet). All of the designs look pretty sick, and with no price range yet given, fingers crossed they aren't too much.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

HUNGER (2008)

Understanding wise, this film is pretty straight forward. It tells the portrayal of life during the 1981 IRA hunger strike. It contains very little dialogue, and is really grey throughout. Fuck knows how the main actor managed to get as thin as he is for the making of this film. It also gave me an insight to the term 'blanket' 'no wash'. Which is exactly what the prisoners during 'the trouble years' did. Smothering their cell walls in their own shit, then getting beaten the fuck out of to go and do it all again. Steve Mcqueens hit the nail on the head with this 1, it's a real epic bit of cinema.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Hurry up winter..

So we can whip out the sun tan lotion and listen to this fucking banger... What a horrible looking cunt he is by the way...poor bloke.