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Archive for February 2009

sardine hunt in south africa

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Sardine hunt in South Africa on the BBC’s Nature’s Great Events on PBS now.

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Written by Peter Rudd

February 27, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Posted in film, the world

unrealized moscow

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Unrealized Moscow – images of unbuilt bombast.

Written by Peter Rudd

February 27, 2009 at 6:07 pm

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plush uterus safety recall

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Written by Peter Rudd

February 27, 2009 at 6:03 pm

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crash j g ballard

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From the BBC, here’s a short film called Crash! (1971) Director: Harley Cokliss Writer: J.G. Ballard Starring: J.G. Ballard & Gabrielle Drake.  J G Ballard wrote the novel Crash, and David Cronenburg made a feature length movie of it in 1996.

Ballard is preoccupied with cars as the embodiment of 20th century life, how they isolate us and turn us into voyeurs, the violence of life on the road.  There is a long passage on his fixation with how a beautiful woman gets into and out of and walks around a car.

From the Cokliss film:

I think the key image of the 20th Century is the man in the motor car.  It sums up everything:  the elements of speed, drama, aggression, the junction of advertising and consumer goods, the technological landscape, the sense of violence and desire, power and energy, the shared experience of moving together through and elaborately signalled landscape.

Written by Peter Rudd

February 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm

airplane crashes

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Here are pictures of the Turkish plane crash in Amsterdam.

More here of the jet that went down in the Hudson river last month.

These images are quintessentially modern by the issues they raise:  anonymity, technology, grief, time, voyeurism, news.

Written by Peter Rudd

February 25, 2009 at 2:22 pm

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bucket monument

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Momument to the Unknown Washerwoman, Luxembourg by Pravdoliub Ivanov.

I found this on Rocketboom blog.

Written by Peter Rudd

February 24, 2009 at 2:22 pm

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the sleeping bear

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the-sleeping-bear-1The Sleeping Bear sleeping bag.

From the designer:

This is a greatest sleeping bag. You can wear it to sleep when you go camping. It is safe that no bear will attack your camp and eat you? Or you just want to wear it, and then scare your friend when he(she) wake up in the morning.(a good idea!) Well made and Cool! By artist Eiko Ishizawa.

Written by Peter Rudd

February 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm

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