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lareviewofbooks:

Laura Fried on the art of suffering in Jennifer Doyle’s new book, Hold it Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art, much of which she devotes to controversial performance artist Ron Athey:


And yet, while the two have worked together in the past — in 2009 Doyle invited Athey to perform his intense Resonate / Obliterate at the University of California, Riverside, where she is a professor of English — she admits to a long-time struggle to write about his art practice. Getting past the shroud of controversy was one thing: on Four Scenes in a Harsh Life, Doyle writes, “[the NEA controversy] nearly obliterated the queer architecture of the performance, leaving us with that one image of Athey standing over Divinity’s scarred back instead of the even more complex geometries of gender, sex, and race which structured the evening’s performances.” With a focus on that critical limit, and in a close examination of the original events — attendant as much to the experience in and of the audience as to the complex gestures and dynamics enacted on stage — Doyle turns our attention to difficulty itself, and what it means. While his performances have long been misrepresented by a phobic press, the horror expressed by Athey’s critics reveals an essential truth about his work: “Four Scenes in a Harsh Life […] has the blood-and-flesh poetics of art practiced in the shadow of the AIDS pandemic.”

Read the whole review here.

(Source: lareviewofbooks)

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sirmitchell:

ollymoss:

Over the few months I’ve been doodling these game characters in my spare time.

I got a lot of requests for prints so I’ve put them up for sale as a timed edition until Midnight on friday the 21st. They’re available in singles and three-packs and you can buy them here. 

Buy these, because they are awesome! 

Gurl, you know it. Pretty in Pink.


#prettyinpink #backtopink #ohioave

Gurl, you know it. Pretty in Pink.

#prettyinpink #backtopink #ohioave

(via jessbennett)

Oh, if only Alobar could handle that outfit. 



#alobar #ohioave

Oh, if only Alobar could handle that outfit.

#alobar #ohioave

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Devil’s in the DEtails

scannerface daguerreotype

scannerface daguerreotype

See you later roots-Girl time

See you later roots-Girl time

Just living like Americans

Just living like Americans