Wednesday, April 28, 2010

World War I Pillbox with Office

















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Pillbox IoE 466394. World War I Pillbox, Haddiscoe, Norfolk. Built of concrete with steel doors c.1916. A mid C20 weather-boarded office building was built on top. This pillbox guarded St Olave's bridge.

ROC Post Winterton, Norfolk


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Infinitesmal and the Infinite



'What was I? Still a human being? Or was I the man of the future? If there were other bursts of radiation, other clouds drifting across seas and continents, would other beings follow me into this vast new world?'

Peter Kennard
















Peter Kennard, Haywain with Cruise Missiles (1980).

Kennard's photomontages are blunt instruments but this one has a humour and absurdity about it that sets it apart from the skulls and mushroom clouds that characterise his more Heartfield-like compositions.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thom Andersen, Fred Halsted, Floyd Mutrux



The title of Andersen's film-essay Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) is borrowed from Fred Halsted's gay porn classic L.A. Plays Itself (1972).



Andersen is also, unsurprisingly, a fan of Floyd Mutrux's Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971), which, like Demy's Model Shop (see below), has some remarkable street photography. Mutrux did some great work in the 70s, both as director -- Aloha Bobby and Rose (1975), American Hot Wax (1978) -- and as writer on Two Lane Blacktop (1971) and The Christian Licorice Store (1971).





Kent Mackenzie, The Exiles (1961)



Amazingly, now on DVD.

D.J. Waldie



Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi