Rebecca Morris, Trixie, Kathryn Andrews, Gaylen Gerber, Alexander Wolff, Matt Chambers and Stairway to Heaven backwards
To honor my friends at Zeitchrift and to celebrate their most recent publication, Deja Vu, I bring to the front page a favorite blast from the past: Pretend it’s July 13, 2011, late in the night with Rebecca Morris rocking painting and photography in one fell swoop.
Intellectual Freedom Fighters of the World: Go. Fight. Win! http://www.theselection.net/zeitschrift/
Ok my friends, you still with me?
Apropos not much. Well, except: #1. Rebecca Morris is among the people organizing the recent (and future – see you July 31) panel discussions at Mandrake. AND #2. Trixie is partly published by (and caused me to meet) Alexander Wolff, who along with Matt Chambers has an exhibition opening this Thursday at Steve Turner. Possibly I’ll grab some images from Turner’s site – if I don’t get that far why not visit the site yourself and then the reception on Thursday? Turner’s site here.
Reason #3 and the overriding push behind this rather strange post? The photograph I am using is among the most arresting photos that I have ever seen. “Wow,” I told myself when I first saw it last September, “so this is how the magic of images works. Everything about it says YES YES YES and ABSOLUTELY NOT – OVER MY DEAD BODY. Just like so much great art.
The terms may seem a bit extreme, but….. unpredictable times (such as we face now) bring out mostly conservative, reasoned approaches from people, while what is really needed are: EXTREME MEASURES.
And between you and me I do not know a person I can imagine in this place other than Rebecca Morris. Get down.
Speaking of getting down, those of you who know me and Notes on Looking might imagine that I have buried many more song-shaped responses to these photos of a photo beneath several of the uploaded images. The Minor Threat link is the only one called out but there are more. And if there is not music, then you get a chance to see the image huge and really appreciate the way printed photographs fall apart satisfyingly when blown up. Have fun.
Link to Zeitschrift, the collective that publishes Trixie et alia. Many of their titles are still available and include interesting limited editions from pretty cool international artists.
Hey – do me a favor and remember to right click and select “open in new window” to listen to any videos so you may continue to read Notes on Looking while you enjoy the music.
Happy days to you!
beginning with title:
(for tom mck.): Corner of the Sky from Pippin, 1981 Willaim Katt
“this is third“: Franz Schubert Sinfonie Nr. 3 (Komplette)
“this is fifth“: Age of Aquarius, The 5th Dimension
untitled left foot: I Can’t Stand the Rain, Ann Peebles
“in teh context: kathryn andrews and gaylen gerber below (and above) rebecca morris – all from Trixie“: Gregorian Chant (Mater Patris)
untitled upside down: Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven (backwards)
“one final image so when i link this to facebook it pops to the thumbnail – too often fb limits me to the last image in a post. screw that“: Sammy Davis, Junior – The Rhythm of Life from Sweet Charity
And thrown in for good measure: although this song does not exactly fit into my theme I did come across it while searching and I love it. Super. Envy – Chain Wandering Deeply
Rebecca Morris: In front of version one of “Untitled #15-07”, Los Angeles 2007
aha, I have to take back my reference to Gaylen Gerber – Gerber did in fact use school pictures as his part of the zine but they are pictured on ppg 27-30
the insert I have used to photograph is entirely the work of Kathryn Andrews and was place btwn ppg 28 and 29
still, the project was presented to me by Kathryn as a cooperative effort of she and Gerber
so it’s all good
P.S. My friends, twenty-four hours into my commitment to this post I learn this evening that Morris took the photograph herself in 2007. Things only get better.
Bye for now.