Friday, March 18, 2005

 

all hail the conquering cocks


big pointy
Originally uploaded by theqman.

i'm gonna keep posting photos of berlin until jess leaves. why not?

this one goes up in dedication to last night's drunken conversation with katie and nicole about how dominant societies seem to be the ones who build the best big pointy things. there's a definite continuity from churches getting ridiculously huge up until, oh, say, the 20th century, when we start seeing things like the washington monument, skyscrapers, tv towers, and so on...

prague (as always) is a good example of this all in one city. the two dominant figures of the skyline are the giant st. vitus cathedral in the castle complex up on the hill, and across the river, the massive tv tower finished by the communists in the late 1980s. interestingly, i can't seem to find a picture anywhere where you can see both of them.

in other news: subterranean cinema has pulled the text of amos vogel's film as subversive art. apparently there's going to be a re-release, and vogel requested it be taken down. i can't find a damn bit of information anywhere else about the book being reprinted (internet, you FAIL me today!) but let's cross our fingers, i guess. maybe he's even adding a chapter or two on recent subversive stuff!

parting shot: totally kick-ass art blog. she seems to have a guest poster of late, but scroll down and read the entries from March 13th and 14th. the archives ain't bad either--i found the site when i was googling vito acconci's the red tapes. awesome.


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