On the whole, art should not be explained; it must be experienced. But by means of words it is possible to help others to experience it… — Steen Eiler Rasmussen, Experiencing Architecture (MIT Press, 1964). (via caravaggista)
France, which opposed the Iraqi invasion, is now welcoming any of the estimated 60,000 christian refugees fleeing violence in Iraq. The violence which France clearly worked to prevent from the onset.
Meanwhile, the US is taking absolutely no notice of it’s obvious, objective, and historically indisputable involvement in creating the violent climate that exists in Central America and is scrambling to deport the 60,000 children already within it’s borders seeking refuge.
Bear's Den, 'Elysium' Music Video -
"Brother don’t grow up….
Just hope that age does not erase all that you’ve seen
Don’t let bitterness become you
Your only hopes are within you.”
James Marcus Haney traveled to Seattle to shoot a music video featured his younger brother and friends. What he captured was the collision of destructive and creative forces churning within us at the edge of adulthood. Shortly after he began filming, a campus shooting occurred. Paul Lee, who died in the shooting, was a dorm mate of James’ younger brother.
The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church,” says Sister Henid Haddad, 48, from Lebanon. “We derive our strength in the resurrection of Christ. Those who bark like dogs don’t scare us.
— Rome Is Not Intimidated by ISIS Threats to Conquer it for the Caliphate | VICE News
from my good friend Chris Livesay
Flashback to LeBron’s first regular season dunk in the NBA… (October 29, 2003)
[Image via NBA TV + video]
…and we generally say, “Well if that was in a movie, I wouldn’t believe it.” — Narrator, http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Magnolia.html
One random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of one story. Through coincidence, chance, human action, past history and divine intervention they will weave through each other’s lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax. — http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Magnolia.html
The camera is as subjective as we are - but does it float -
Wow. Wow. Incredible use of focus, grain, sharpness, grade, frame, shape and more. Archetypically human and, at times, simultaneously briefly unrecognizable. A fresh lens on the body— Most familiar, most Other.