Discipline of DE, Gus Van Sant, 1982
Based on the writing of William S. Burroughs
"DE is a way of doing. It is a way of doing everything you do. DE simply means doing whatever you do in the easiest most relaxed way you can manage which is also the quickest and most efficient way, as you will find as you advance in DE."
-William S. Burroughs
I like this quote from David Wise:
"Last Saturday in the MCA’s 12×12 exhibition room, a boy began to prance around, chanting the phrase “Hibiscus and gravy! Hibiscus and gravy!” The boy’s annoyed mother led him out of the room. Surely there is something rather wonderful about an artist who can provoke a scene like this. Mark Booth’s text paintings and drawings seem slight and ephemeral, and they are, in a sense, recordings of fleeting thoughts that most people do not stop to record or even verbalize, unless they are children."
Wood and Cowhide chair 1939
Easier Living furniture 1950
(U.S. Industrial designer, Quaker, and according to Wikipedia "first to be identified with lifestyle-marketed products, paving the way for personality-driven lifestyle empires such as Martha Stewart, Ralph Lauren, and others.")
On Kawara's series of telegrams sent to friends with the message "I am still alive." Thinking about the parallels between Kawara's life project of archiving his everyday existence with the possibilities of web 2.0.
In the City (Contact High) by San Francisco's Nodzzz (2008, What's Your Rupture.)
Their LP is available here.
Tidal Wave by NYC's former Soiled Mattress and the Springs off their EP Springtime! (2006, Teardrop Records.) Members have now started the project Silk Flowers.
Chili con Carne, (First World is Lovely), 2008
The image is from canned Maxi Mexicana Chili con Carne, Nestlé's Tex-Mex style processed food sold in Spain.
Chili con carne is a spicy stew-like dish. It is the official dish of Texas.
First World refers to countries that are capitalist, which are technologically advanced, and whose citizens have a high standard of living.
Receta colonialista (Spanish) = colonialist recipe.
Toca culo y teta por 5 euros, 2006
Toca culo y teta por 5 euros (Spanish) = Touch boob and ass for 5 euros. The text is from a Spanish newspaper prostitution advertisement. The telephone number is genuine.
(all text from http://riikosakkinen.com)