Artist Zdzislaw Beksinski | via: devidsketchbook.com Artist Zdzislaw Beksinski | via: devidsketchbook.com Artist Zdzislaw Beksinski | via: devidsketchbook.com Artist Zdzislaw Beksinski | via: devidsketchbook.com

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THE BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARES OF ZDZISLAW BEKSINSKI

Artist Zdzislaw Beksinski (24 February 1929 – 21 February 2005) was a renowned Polish painter, photographer, and sculptor. Beksiński executed his paintings and drawings either in what he called a ‘Baroque’ or a ‘Gothic’ manner. The first style is dominated by representation, with the best-known examples coming from his fantastic realism period when he painted disturbing images of a surrealistic, nightmarish environment. The second style is more abstract, being dominated by form, and is typified by Beksiński’s later paintings.

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appropriately-inappropriate:

kropotkindersurprise:

An activist from the International Solidarity Movement blocks IDF soldiers from shooting at protesting Palestinians in Gaza, saying “You’re shooting at kids, don’t you understand that? Just pull back!“[video]

Guys. This is a woman grappling with an armed soldier wearing nothing but a jacket.
I think we need to know her name.

Diana Prince 

this is why I wanted to be a war journalist. how powerful is this segment. why did it not make it on the news?

Because Western/US media supports Israel’s war crimes, just as the US funds and arms Israel’s ethnocidal regime.

In case anyone else is like me and didn’t get the Diana Prince joke at first and was super confused (Wonder Woman) and is curious to know who she is, she appears to be Huwaida Arraf (first link to her Twitter, second to her Wikipedia page).

thank you for the links and correct info, leggy

anderjolras:

leggywillow:

the-uncensored-she:

theafrikahnpoet:

drziggystardust:

appropriately-inappropriate:

kropotkindersurprise:

An activist from the International Solidarity Movement blocks IDF soldiers from shooting at protesting Palestinians in Gaza, saying “You’re shooting at kids, don’t you understand that? Just pull back!
[video]

Guys. This is a woman grappling with an armed soldier wearing nothing but a jacket.

I think we need to know her name.

Diana Prince 

this is why I wanted to be a war journalist. how powerful is this segment. why did it not make it on the news?

Because Western/US media supports Israel’s war crimes, just as the US funds and arms Israel’s ethnocidal regime.

In case anyone else is like me and didn’t get the Diana Prince joke at first and was super confused (Wonder Woman) and is curious to know who she is, she appears to be Huwaida Arraf (first link to her Twitter, second to her Wikipedia page).

thank you for the links and correct info, leggy

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Over the next couple of months, as the Strange Factories project draws to its inevitable conclusion I’d like to share fragments from some of the scripts that formed the narrative of this working.KHARAKAre you guilty? Have you come half formed, with sad prayers to be made whole?Save your whispers to divinity. This god won’t hear litanies of faith or adjuration. Long ago it considered the words we now share.Assembled and disassembled all expressions of meaning. An infinite number of fractal explanations, describing the true nature of imagination.No language exists to bind it safely within words.Only ghosts and monsters can accurately describe the impossible nature of our author, they whisper his perfect solutions. They do not believe in human reason or human meaning. Human emotions are nothing more than fuel for the fire. We’re all ending one page at a time, each word is a step closer to your full stop.

Over the next couple of months, as the Strange Factories project draws to its inevitable conclusion I’d like to share fragments from some of the scripts that formed the narrative of this working.

KHARAK
Are you guilty? 
Have you come half formed, with sad prayers to be made whole?
Save your whispers to divinity. This god won’t hear litanies of faith or adjuration. Long ago it considered the words we now share.
Assembled and disassembled all expressions of meaning. An infinite number of fractal explanations, describing the true nature of imagination.
No language exists to bind it safely within words.
Only ghosts and monsters can accurately describe the impossible nature of our author, they whisper his perfect solutions. They do not believe in human reason or human meaning. Human emotions are nothing more than fuel for the fire. We’re all ending one page at a time, each word is a step closer to your full stop.

IMMERSION RAISES THE STAKES FOR ENGAGEMENT

Here’s an unavoidable fact: the more intimate a fictional experience is, the easier it is for bad acting to blow the whole deal.
The magic of immersive cinema comes from the fact that it is surprisingly easy to trick the brain into suspending disbelief when a turn of the head reveals the world just outside of view.(With little apparent lag, of course, otherwise deal’s off.) Now drop an uncommitted actor into this scenario.

Suddenly what was believable becomes dissonant. This is something I’ve seen in otherwise beautiful tech demos. Not that tech demos are where you expect to see brilliant acting, but it shocked me how much I was thrown out of an otherwise overwhelming experience by some shoddy make-up and an inauthentic actor.

We are going to find that bad acting and other obviously inauthentic elements in otherwise realistic worlds will stand out like a sore thumb. This is akin to the problems people reported with the high-frame rate projection of The Hobbit. While the New Zealand visits were incredible, some people described the make-up and sets as looking fake.

Actors fluent in stage and screen already know that they have to modify their performances based on the strengths and weaknesses of those mediums. It’s a long-held axiom that stage actors have an easier time translating to film than film actors to the stage. The idea being that it is simpler to “tone down” a performance for the screen than it is to blow one up for the stage. VR cinema is going to be a third way: neither stage nor screen, but something which will benefit from the subtlety of film acting and a stage actor’s stamina and presence.

Noah J Nelson - Turn Style

Excellent read, although frustrating when you’re so head of the curve that the work of FoolishPeople gets overlooked…

Thanks to Wildcard Transmedia for sharing…

STRANGE FACTORIES - AINT IT COOL NEWS REVIEW - AMBUSH BUG

STRANGE FACTORIES, an indie surrealist film with some particularly weird clowny characters. Being a writer myself, I find myself fascinated with films/books about writers and their pursuit of the ever-elusive inspiration/ending/beginning of a story. Having experienced this feeling before in trying to come to the perfect ending, or having a great idea just on the tip of your brain is often times infuriating, sometimes inspirational, and other times nightmarish, depending on the situations surrounding the process of forming a story.

In STRANGE FACTORIES, metaphor and surrealist exploration are used in order to tell a story of a writer in search of an elusive tale that he just can’t seem to finish.

Much of the fun in STRANGE FACTORIES comes from finishing the story being the actual goal of the film, with characters from the story, and the acting troupe set to play in it then becoming crucial elements of the writer’s quest. Though every film must reach an eventual conclusion, to name the struggle to find that ending is something refreshingly meta, while still being empathetic to how difficult this process often is. As the characters from the story/actors playing them experience nightmarish visions and the hum of a distant factory haunts the writer’s every move, it makes someone sitting through this film experience what it is like to have writer’s block and may even serve as inspirational enough to loosen the blockage itself. So while the nightmarish visions are just that, which apropos to the placement of this review under the “Send in the Clowns” banner, includes many twisted takes on clowns and grimacing facades, this film not only frightens, but also inspires—neither of which are very easy to accomplish.

The film’s runtime is over three hours, leaving long pauses in the storyline set to establishing shots of the bizarre yet natural landscape. My fast forward finger was getting a little twitchy there every now and then, but the story and thematic conflict were interesting enough to keep it from acting up.

Filmed in black and white, with long pauses between Shakespearian-esque soliloquies, STRANGE FACTORIES may not be for the more literal-minded of horror fans. But fans of the theatrical side of performances, the technical side of writing, and the appreciators of the surreal and offbeat will find a lot of things to appreciate with STRANGE FACTORIES.

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Images from Ganesh Chaturthi, the Hindu festival of Lord Ganesh. Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day festival marking the birthday of Ganesh, who is widely worshipped for auspicious beginnings. Ganesh is the patron of arts and sciences, and the deity of intellect and wisdom. In 2011 Ganesh Chaturthi begins on September 1.

(photos from The Big Picture: here and here, and MSNBC Photoblog: here and here).

Always Reblog Ganesh.

Hail To He Who Is Fond Of Pomegranates!

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