If you asked your girlfriend, “Do you want a Hawaiian vacation for your birthday?” and she didn’t say anything, would you buy plane tickets? If you asked someone at the grocery store, “I only have one item, do you mind if I check out ahead of you?” and they stared determinedly into space, would you cut in front of them? Why is it that “you didn’t say no” applies only to sex?
Petra Collins The Teenage Gaze
Ross Coulter - 10,000 Paper Planes, 2011
"Through the fellowship of the George Mora Foundation and in conjunction with the State Library of Victoria, Ross undertook a multi-camera video and still photographic performance that involved the release of 10,000 paper planes into the Domed Reading Room of the State Library of Victoria. On the 14th of March 2011, 165 people launched 10,000 paper planes in a choreographed event that was recorded by 9 video cameras.
The Domed Reading Room is a place of reflective contemplation. It is also a space for action in the form of reading, writing and thinking. His experience as a patron and former library staff member had caused him to reflect on the space and the thoughts that might occupy the reading room. This thinking coalesced into the idea for the project. The flight paths of the paper planes into the Domed Reading Room could be seen as the movement of information through space and time. The video was a visual represent thought patterns that may have occurred in the Domed Reading Room. The space of the Domed Reading Room itself echoes the shape of a cranium.
This project is concerned with using the physical presence of the collection and the space of the State Library itself. The fellowship and subsequent video artworks and photographs explore the interplay between the architectural structure and the space that it inhabits. The artwork sought brings a visual articulation to the notion that a rebellious act can also be one of beauty and poetry.”
.”Another Earth” directed by Mike Cahill, and written by Cahill and Brit Marling
"Mechanical pencils are bullshit." - David Reese
Wow. Please do not pass this up. Best instructional video you will ever see. Enjoy smiling.
How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
The Uncertainty Principle. It proves we can’t ever really know what’s going on. So it shouldn’t bother you, not being able to figure anything out. A Serious Man (2009, dir. Ethan Coen and Joel Coen)