Jonny Ruzzo, Norn 8, 2013, acrylic, oil, aluminum, & diamond dust on canvas, 24” x 36”
This was an inking warm-up thing that I decided to color
FKA twigs is making a rumble ahead of the release of her second ep in a couple of weeks, aptly named EP2. The track that’s gotten everybody buzzing lately is ‘Water Me’, which you HAVE TO CHECK OUT if you’ve not already.
That said I saw her earlier video for ‘How’s That’ this afternoon, and I found it really compelling. Both videos directed by London-based Jesse Kanda, who is interested in digital manipulations of the body. The video for ‘Water Me’ is interesting enough, with oversized manga eyes, a digital tear splashing about, and a compulsive metronomic rocking keeping pace. But I really liked this video - something about bodies turning into liquid silk, pinched and pulled and sonically distorted, that I really liked.
Check them both out, serious
Ernst Haeckel’s “Chiroptera” from Artforms of Nature (1904)
Hunters in wait, 1879, Emmanuel Benner
FORCE and FIELD, by Brooklyn-based artist Sougwen Chung. Part of a selection of work she’s produced for the record label Ghostly International. These are formal meditations on two hexagrams from the I Ching, the Chinese divination text:
☰ Force is associated with 111, 乾, qián, the Creative, heaven, sky, 天, northwest, patriarch, the cerebral, and strength.
☷ Field is associated with 000, 坤 kūn, the Receptive, earth, 地, southwest, matriarch, the viscera, devotion, yielding, and receiving.
First got turned on to this girl by the various album covers and branding she did for the band Sepalcure, including their debut (which is still my favourite record from 2011). Dig it