Nude with electricity / One two by Bob May, 2012




Stills from Intercourse with… by Hannah Wilke, 1976

In this haunting performance, Wilke conflates the private and the public as autobiographical theater. The audience “eavesdrops” on a series of phone messages intended for Wilke, recorded from her answering machine. This voice-over litany of messages becomes an intimate if one-sided narrative of Wilke’s life, a diary of personal and professional relationships — family, lovers, friends, colleagues — that is oddly elegiac. Wilke strips to reveal that her body is covered with the names of the individuals we have heard speaking; she then methodically removes the names until all traces have disappeared.

"Since 1960, I have been concerned with the creation of a formal imagery that is specifically female, a new language that fuses mind and body into erotic objects that are namable and at the same time quite abstract. Its content has always related to my own body and feelings, reflecting pleasure as well as pain, the ambiguity and complexity of emotions. Human gestures, multi-layered metaphysical symbols below the gut level translated into an art close to laughter, making love, shaking hands … Eating fortune cookies instead of signing them, chewing gum into androgynous objects … Delicate definitions …Rearranging the touch of sensuality with a residual magic made from laundry lint or latex loosely laid out like love vulnerably exposed … continually exposing myself to whatever situation occurs … gamboling as well as gambling."




From The Horse With No Name by Aleksandra Waliszewska

From The Horse With No Name by Aleksandra Waliszewska




“[E]very horror conceals a possibility of enticement.” — Georges Bataille, The Accursed Share


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Octopus Shunga from Hysteric Ten by Hajime Sawatari, 2004Also

frenchtwist:

Octopus Shunga from Hysteric Ten by Hajime Sawatari, 2004

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Hybrids XIV by Javier Perez, 2005
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Hybrids XIV by Javier Perez2005

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regardintemporel:

Karel Teige - Collage

regardintemporel:

Karel Teige - Collage




Alex Howitt

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archives-dada:

John Heartfield, Montage for Kurt Tucholsky, “Deutschland, Deutschland über alles“, Design for Page 101, Berlin, 1929
“Das? Das ist die Zeit: Sie sie schreit nach Satire” “That? That’s the Times: They Scream for Satire”

archives-dada:

John Heartfield, Montage for Kurt Tucholsky, “Deutschland, Deutschland über alles“, Design for Page 101, Berlin, 1929

“Das? Das ist die Zeit: Sie sie schreit nach Satire”
“That? That’s the Times: They Scream for Satire”




“As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armour themselves against wonder.” — Leonard Cohen, The Favourite Game


From the series Fata Morgana by Andre Gelpke, 1965-2004

From the series Fata Morgana by Andre Gelpke, 1965-2004




The Story of Miss O by Kuniyoshi Kaneko




From the collection ‘Sewing the Invisible’ (A Costudara do Invisivel) by designer Jum Nakao, showcased at Paper Fashion exhibition at MoMu Antwerp, 2009

From the collection ‘Sewing the Invisible’ (A Costudara do Invisivel) by designer Jum Nakao, showcased at Paper Fashion exhibition at MoMu Antwerp, 2009




Femke Boersma by Sanne Sannes, 1960s
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Femke Boersma by Sanne Sannes, 1960s

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frenchtwist:

Cats from Les étrangers series by Leonor Fini, 1976

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