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Hello. Eclect Elect has returned after a lengthy absence consisting of house move, lack of internet and lovely dog adoption. More information on the great life event that is finally adopting ones own dog will surely follow, but for now I offer you some celebratory music and dancing courtesy of Tommy Four Seven/ The29Nov Films and Funki Porcini/ Luis Buñuel. Enjoy!
June 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Recently, reader, I was found to be miserable and complaining about the godawful trials of trying to relocate oneself in London. Today, however, I can happily report that my persistence has paid off and I’ll soon be moving to an uncannily suitable flat with two gardens and permission to realise my life-long dream of canine companionship (note: not that which is pictured above as that is Eames’ Case Study House #8, here not for its socio-architectural importance, but illustrative dream home purposes.) My rather particular criteria was further met by total lack of carpet (I don’t like carpet and I can’t stand to touch it as it makes me feel like I feel when I think about the process of dry cleaning i.e. most peculiar,) bath with shower over (I like to rinse) and a private entrance (my entrance is not something I like to share.)
In honour of this great event, Nic Stark of All The Pieces Matter has very kindly made a flatwarming mix just for me (please see below for the tracklist.) Aren’t I a lucky girl, eh? So it’s a big thank you to Nic for marking this fortunate event with the joyous gift that is music, and it’s a big thank you to me for all the dedicated hard work I put in that has finally paid off (well done, me!) And if this isn’t the winter of my discontent, I expect you can refer to me, permanently, as Fifi ‘D-Fens’ Wilson.
Lalo Schifrin : The Eagle Has Landed
Don Gere : Werewolves on Wheels
Brainticket : Radacacuca
Damon : Don’t You Feel Me
Lalo Schifrin : Sherman Holiday Inn
Chico Arnaz & His Latin American Orchestra : Yashmak
Omar Khorshid : Guitar El Chark (Guitar of the Orient)
Figen Han : Haydi Bastir
Okay Temiz : Denizalti Rüzgarlan
Wadih Essafi : Aandak Baharia Ya Rayess
Fairuz : Andi Ana Haneed
The Brogues : I Ain’t No Miracle Worker
Count Five : Psychotic Reaction
The Sonics : Psycho
The Human Beinz : Nobody But Me
The Monks : Black Monk Time
Bob Seger : Rambling, Gambling Man
Redbone : Witch Queen of New Orleans
Jimi Hendrix : Crosstown Traffic
Black Merda : Cynthy Ruth
Rhythm Heritage : Theme From Swat
The Fabulous Mark III : Psycho Pt 1
Manu Dibango : African Battle
June 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
If ever a subjective dichotomy existed in the world of light fixtures and materials, it must surely lie in the formation of chandeliers and the use of Swarovski crystals. Indeed, both are rather prone to straddling the aesthetic polarity of the strikingly attractive and the astonishingly hideous. It is well, then, that the cranial creation of multimedia artist and designer, Kelly Lamb, does, to my eyes, plant itself firmly in the former.
Yes, L.A.-based former New Yorker, Lamb, has taken an unknown number of the ubiquitous crystals and constructed the anatomically reverential piece, Skull Chandelier. Darkly mesmeric, Skull Chandelier is quite the pleasing fusion of this tricky twosome.
June 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
From the publication:
The July 1906 issue of National Geographic featured its first ever wildlife photographs. Editor Gil Grosvenor printed 74 photos snapped by U.S. Representative and early conservationist George Shiras, beginning a long tradition of featuring wildlife photos in the magazine.
June 16, 2011 § Leave a comment
By Hungary-based graffiti artists S R Crew, it is Manki.
June 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
June 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
Filling the 13,500m2 space of Paris’ Grand Palais , Anish Kapoor’s Leviathan is every bit the colossus its Biblical title would suggest. Dedicated to still-missing Chinese artist, Ai Wewei, Leviathan was commissioned by France’s Ministry For Culture And Communication for this year’s Monumenta exhibition, an event now in its fourth year of challenging some of the world’s most renowned artists.
Yielding to the immense space proved advantageous for Britain’s Turner Prize-winning sculptor, whose four-chambered, inflated PVC structure makes explicit use of the glass-domed site, allowing Kapoor not only his trademark scale, but also to extend his close relationship with architecture. Of his spatially-interactive, perfectly symmetrical installation, Kapoor says this: “A single object, a single form, a single colour. My ambition is to create a space within a space that responds to the height and luminosity of the Nave at the Grand Palais. Visitors will be invited to walk inside the work, to immerse themselves in colour, and it will, I hope, be a contemplative and poetic experience.”
Titanic, womb-like, and all but drawing breath, you have until June 23rd to make this speculative artwork your own.