'Future Toronto?', by Matthew Borrett.
"For the winter 2013 issue of Spacing, an exploration of Toronto after a century or two of hard knocks, but still inhabited by some resilent people."
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