Hibiscus Tension

Apr 16

I have often spoken of what I call the inadequate imagery of today’s civilization. I have the impression that the images that surround us today are worn out; they are abused and useless and exhausted. They are limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural evolution. When I look at the postcards in tourist shops and the images and advertisements that surround us in magazines or I turn on the television, or if I walk into a travel agency and see those huge posters with that same tedious image of the Grand Canyon on them, I truly feel there is something dangerous emerging here.

…As a race we have become aware of certain dangers that surround us. We comprehend, for example, that nuclear power is a real danger for mankind, that over-crowding of the planet is the greatest of all. We have understood that the destruction of the environment is another enormous danger. But I truly believe that the lack of adequate imagery is a danger of the same magnitude. It is as serious a defect as being without memory. What have we done to our images? What have we done to our embarrassed landscapes? I have said this before and will repeat it again as long as I am able to talk: if we do not develop adequate images we will die out like dinosaurs.

” — Werner Herzog (via itwonlast)

itwonlast:

American PortraitsAlex John BeckEncens #29

itwonlast:

American Portraits
Alex John Beck
Encens #29

itwonlast:

La Dernière Clé de Marienbad, published in the special issue of Cahiers du Cinema devoted to Last Year at Marienbad, shows us the sheet created by script girl Sylvette Baudrot to keep track of all the different timelines in the film. Resnais asked to have it printed upside down. (via)

itwonlast:

La Dernière Clé de Marienbad, published in the special issue of Cahiers du Cinema devoted to Last Year at Marienbad, shows us the sheet created by script girl Sylvette Baudrot to keep track of all the different timelines in the film. Resnais asked to have it printed upside down. (via)

itwonlast:

PrestoRaoul De KeyserOil on canvas, 2003

itwonlast:

Presto
Raoul De Keyser
Oil on canvas, 2003

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Apr 14

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Apr 08

Makasutu base camp #vscocam

Makasutu base camp #vscocam

Grand jete #vscocam

Grand jete #vscocam

Apr 03

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blackmountainmass:

Even solid air is a phosphorescent body.
[First photograph ever taken by phosphorescent light. The face is that of Mr. Tesla, and the source of light is one of his phosphorescent bulbs. Time of exposure, eight minutes. Date of photograph January, 1894.]
NATURE 1902 | Nature, Volume LXVI, May to October 1902

blackmountainmass:

Even solid air is a phosphorescent body.

[First photograph ever taken by phosphorescent light. The face is that of Mr. Tesla, and the source of light is one of his phosphorescent bulbs. Time of exposure, eight minutes. Date of photograph January, 1894.]

NATURE 1902 | Nature, Volume LXVI, May to October 1902

(via eclektic)