Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
humor |ˈ(h)yoōmər| ( Brit. humour)noun1 the quality of being amusing or comic, esp. as expressed in literature or speech : his tales are full ofhumor. See note at wit .• the ability to perceive or express humor or toappreciate a joke : their inimitable brand of humor | shehas a great sense of humor.2 a mood or state of mind : her good humor vanished |the clash hadn't improved his humor.• archaic an inclination or whim.3 (also cardinal humor) historical each of the four chief fluids of the body (blood, phlegm, yellow bile [choler], and black bile [melancholy]) that were thought to determine a person's physical and mental qualities by the relative proportions in which they were present.verb [ trans. ]comply with the wishes of (someone) in order to keep them content, however unreasonable such wishes might be : she was always humoring him to prevent trouble.• archaic adapt or accommodate oneself to (something).PHRASESout of humor in a bad mood.DERIVATIVEShumorless |ˈ(h)jumərləs| adjectivehumorlessly |ˈ(h)jumərləsli| adverbhumorlessness |ˈ(h)jumərləsnəs| nounORIGIN Middle English (as humour): via Old Frenchfrom Latin humor ‘moisture,’ from humere (seehumid ). The original sense was [bodily fluid] (surviving in aqueous humor and vitreous humor, fluids in the eyeball); it was used specifically for any of the cardinal humors(sense 3) , whence [mental disposition] (thought to be caused by the relative proportions of the humors). This led, in the 16th cent., to the senses [state of mind, mood] ( sense 2) and [whim, fancy,] hence to humor someone [to indulge a person's whim.] Sense 1 dates from the late 16th cent.
William Pope L., Correct, 2007
3.Grotesque 1 a grotesque creature malformed, deformed, misshapen,misproportioned, distorted, twisted, gnarled,mangled, mutilated; ugly, unsightly, monstrous,hideous, freakish, unnatural, abnormal, strange, odd,peculiar; informal weird, freaky. antonym normal.2 grotesque mismanagement of funds outrageous,monstrous, shocking, appalling, preposterous;ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, unbelievable,incredible
5. Scatalogic Rites of All Nations (this is a title of a 19th C book written by John Bourke)
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Great meeting today. I'm really stoked on working with everyone again.
Anyway, here are two new photographs I've made. These are just quick scans.
Also, here is the link for the music video I made with Raph. (This is a low quality version)
It's called "Reading Rosalind Krauss" by The Size Queens.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Hatoum on the Negotiating Table: “My performance work at the time was not necessarily a response to events in Lebanon and the Middle East (with the exception of The Negotiating Table), but dealt with the generalized issue of the relationship between the ‘Third World’ and the West.”
Hatoum: “I think artworks are rooted in one’s history and life experience. So inevitably there is a sense of conflict, threat and instability in my work, but it is not meant as an illustration of my own experience.” Her artworks, while rarely autobiographical or explicitly topical, communicate many of her life’s experiences: an outrage at the entrenched racism and sexism in liberal democracies; the condition of exile; the plight of women; and a wariness of state-sponsored surveillance."