photo: marjorie o'brien
American director McG and "superflat" Japanese artist Takashi Murakami collaborated with Kirsten Dunst to create a video piece for the Tate Modern's 2009 "Pop Life" exhibit. I'm a fan of Dunst, The Vapors, blue hair, thigh high stockings, short skirts, and the idea of the Akihabara market in Tokyo. It was hard to do anything but love this particular work. Someday, when my hair is completely white, I hope to acheive Kirsten's hair color in a semi-permanent fashion.
I don't set aside a great deal of time to watch television. "Castle" is the only show that Nat and I bother to catch on broadcast. We keep up with a few others as they hit DVD, typically either via the very generous Lacy Lending Library or the ubiquitous netflix.
Michele Lugaresi utilized a tilt-shift effect to create a video that resonates with melancholy, longing, and a pleasantly odd phantom nostalgia. The video evokes a barrage of half-remembered, half-imagined ideas. It is a beautiful bit of work.
I don't recall when or where I first stumbled across Emily Janice Card's "Jane Austen's Fight Club," but I'm awfully glad I did. Anytime it surfaces on the active bits of my neural network, I'm guaranteed to have about three minutes of smile inducing euphoria. The mashup of these particular elements of cultural cloth is brilliant and the execution is spot on.
I'm actually a bit old for "Saved by the Bell," but I vividly recall my younger siblings watching it to death--cannot get the images out of my head. Aside from not being its demographic, the saccharine nature of the show didn't work for me, even in that when that was.
"Firefly" is one of the best television shows that I've ever had the pleasure to watch. It was short lived, but had the perfect amalgamation of cast, crew, and writers. I still get choked up when I think about "Out of Gas" and smile a bit manically when "Our Mrs. Reynolds" crosses my neural network.
Hat tip to Blair Murdock for the link dink.
Every time I try to write about myself, I wind up rolling my eyes at what I've written. A recent Facebook meme reminded me that Jodi handled her about page in way that I might ape. Here are 101ish factoids you probably didn't know about me: