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Archive for August, 2009

sketch_g9

sketch_g9

- tom moody

August 29th, 2009 at 1:46 am

Posted in art - others, art - tm

Crap on Crap Ideology

Reasons why assemblage (or "crap on crap") is now the "house style" of the art world (from an artist's perspective):

1. Everybody’s broke and there’s always an abundance of trash.
2. Six years of art education teaches that high art is dead so everyone takes the low road.
3. Disgust with capitalism and consumer culture.
4. “Nihilism.”
5. Genuine love of trash culture and its byproducts.
6. Avoidance of known art materials.
7. A way to make formal arrangements of things without being called “Greenbergian.”
8. A way to be political without sloganeering.
9. Genuine interest in the lineage of Schwitters/Rauschenberg–-considering it an unfinished project.
10. New trash (web and technology cast-offs) necessitates new ways of arranging trash (and new content unknown to Rauschenberg, et al).

- tom moody

August 28th, 2009 at 10:54 am

Posted in general

"Biting Midges"

"Biting Midges" [3.8 MB mp3]

Furious scratching at beginning gives way to homage to a fave drum and bass melody from 1994. Some RMV snare and hat loops are used. The structure of this is a bit odd.

- tom moody

August 28th, 2009 at 10:02 am

Posted in music - tm

enlarged digital pog redos

digital pog (OptiDisc) 3 - enlarged

digital pog (OptiDisc) - enlarged

digital pog (Motivator) - enlarged

- tom moody

August 27th, 2009 at 8:46 am

Posted in animations - tm

ally3 enlarged (redo)

- tom moody

August 26th, 2009 at 5:13 am

Posted in animation - others

large spiral (redo)

spiral

found mandelbrot-y GIF, enlarged, non-anti-aliased version - 425 KB

update: enlarged "8 bit" version
(or 2, or 4, whatever)

- tom moody

August 25th, 2009 at 8:06 am

cool annoying commercial fly of the day

From The Simulacra, by Philip K. Dick, 1964:

Something sizzled to the right of him. A commercial, made by Theodorus Nitz, the worst house of all, had attached itself to his car.

"Get off," he warned it. But the commercial, well-adhered, began to crawl, buffeted by the wind, toward the door and the entrance crack. It would soon have squeezed in and would be haranguing him in the cranky, garbagey fashion of the Nitz advertisements.

He could, as it came through the crack, kill it. It was alive, terribly mortal: the ad agencies, like nature, squandered hordes of them.

The commercial, flysized, began to buzz out its message as soon as it managed to force entry. "Say! Haven't you sometimes said to yourself, I'll bet other people in restaurants can see me! And you're puzzled as to what to do about this serious, baffling problem of being conspicuous, especially--"

Chic crushed it with his foot.

The above quote copied and pasted from a site that seems to rather miss Dick's point and thinks the fly is cool. (I may regret this link.)

- tom moody

August 23rd, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Posted in general

in the court of the crimson king

king crimson 1

king crimson 2

- tom moody

August 23rd, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Posted in art - others

2 frames of lowermybills kid

kid

- tom moody

August 23rd, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Posted in animation - others

throbbing pig sucks yellow dots into blowhole

pig

- tom moody

August 23rd, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Posted in animation - others