Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit, all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.
… ne kukati. Ne ide mi, ali se trudim (rekli mi da je to antipatično) pa kad počnem odmah to i relativizram, završim u nekakvoj spirali zbunjene prepirke sam sa sobom pred nedužnom publikom. Pa onda sve češće šutim, progutam, neka me grize iznutra, kad bude krvarilo tješit ću se da su hemoroidi.
Mapping and Erasure - Wonderfully Incomplete
Nine Inch Nails live, May/June 2014. We’ve just finished the Europe/UK leg of the NIN 2014 tour. Next up: North America with Soundgarden and Death Grips, starting in July.
Photos by robsheridan, from Zurich, Bologna, Paris, Rock Am Ring, Toulouse, Amsterdam, and London.
Intimate Portraits of Bees
Researchers take advantage of photography technology developed by the U.S. Army to capture beautiful portraits of bees native to North America.
Photography by Sam Droege, USGS
reblog via littlelimpstiff14u2