New multi-storey mural by RONE in Berlin (Part 1)
And here’s a look at the completed large-scale mural by Rone, containing three massive painted portraits on the top three stories of a five-story building at Nollendorfplatz in Berlin.
(Photo © Henrik Haven)
"Yes they can seem extremely simple in terms of language—still I think of them as emotionally complex. A third-grader probably could read and understand them, which does make them easy to translate. Some of my favorite poets work like this, and I try to carry on that stripped, limited and oversimplified relationship to language in a poem. Of course I also love to read linguistically complicated poems. But for my own poems I don’t want language to get between (to present this artifice between) myself and a reader. I want to offer specific emotions and metaphors and themes without any static at all, in part so that sense of innocence can become abstract and complex and confusing."
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#The Hardy Tree Gallery
#Another Kind of Mission
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pocket rubbings, aliens, mormons, boy scouts, a blooming tattoo,
conversations with the saints and works of Eileen Myles (everything), Sister Spit (the spirit of), Michelle Tea (the beautiful), Bernadette Mayer (midwinter day) and others
from new ms in progress: ANOTHER KIND OF MISSION
Held at the Hardy Tree gallery in Kings X, London on November 23rd 2013, for the Erkembode: not just another saint exhibition, a series of poetry readings fr…
Art by Carabella Sands.
I have come for the dinosaurs, and left with the whale. So heavy! I’m surprised they let me out with this monumental mammal in tow. Of course, I did not pass by the Capitol Hill guard with his rifle on purpose. Between the Lincoln Memorial and Capitol Hill I’ve w…
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#Rodentia and Other Guilty Small Animals
Rodentia and Other Guilty Small Animals by Madeleine Weiss
Holy Moly is the holiest mole rat. Unlike other mole rats that live completely naked, the Holy Moly wears a stylish hat. With this hat the Holy Moly rules over moles and other rodents hoping to help them see the light. Other rodents can see the light. Sadly due to evolution most naked mole rats are essentially blind relying on their keen sense of smell and digging abilities. A naked mole rat could go towards the light without ever realizing it. Being a rodent requires faith. They travel around smarter than other animals and no safer because of it. Knowledge for rodents does not translate into safety but rather fear. Rodents know they are small and are aware of it yet remain mostly unable to do anything about it.
Mighty Mouse is the Superman of the mouse world. Rats tend to larger. Poor mice typically live in the countryside after they were priced out of cities due to rat gentrification. Life is a rat race not a mouse race. Defeated mice live in the countryside and look up to Mighty Mouse as a source of inspiration. Wealthier mice live in the suburbs feeding off of Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and other mostly organic foods. Yes life is good for the mice well-off enough to support themselves in the suburbs. Silence is the key to every mouse’s strategy. If mice barely eat anything they can avoid detection for long periods of time happy enough to simply have fun jumping around finished basements, laundry baskets, avoiding the hustle and bustle of the city life.
The hamster is an entry-level rodent. With a hamster children are introduced to pesky rodents at an early age. Hamsters allow children to grow up to become the sort of individuals who capture rodents in their home and set them free later. Mouse trap makers hate hamsters. Due to their extreme cuteness the hamster’s more noxious habits are deliberately ignored. Consumption of their children is considered okay because hamsters do not know any better. Thinking that eating their young will protect their young the hamsters do not think much. It would be typically any animal’s downfall but since hamsters are 100% furry head they get a pass.
Capybaras are giant, less adorable rodents. Because of their size they are actually consumed. Their size makes them less cute than any other rodents. Gazing on wistfully at the games of cats and mice, the capybara knows it would present problems for a cat. Simply sitting on a cat would be enough to end that fun game. Nothing the capybara does can make it smaller. It could be the king of the rodent kingdom if it could populate a little better. However other rodents tend to be better at copulating with the capybara remaining a bit nervous with the mating ritual, hoping to get introduced first before getting it on.
Eggs of reptiles make delicious meals for rodents. To get back at the rodents for eating their unborn young, reptiles eat full-grown rodents. It is a whole revenge thing. Bats grew wings because they didn’t want to be part of the inter-generational ‘Kill Bill’ thing going on between the reptiles and rodents. Above literally it all bats have it made eating insects, having a particularly memorable superhero representing them, and living in one of the fastest-growing economic regions of the United States.
Rodents are the future that devours the past in order to live in the present.