TO TREND or NOT TO TREND .. That is “What’s Trending”

TO TREND or NOT TO TREND .. That is “What’s Trending”.



The First Automatic Ink Drawing
no plan, no sketch, no nothing but the permanency of India Ink flowing from a 3.5mm Rapidograph Pen … as if the pen were an #antennae capturing a still life in a different Galaxy.

Man Ray. Juliet in stocking mask 1945


Man Ray has been a vital piece of the bigger picture of contemporary culture as we still know it all these years later.
I have always marveled at the provoking black & white exposures, as he seems to be the only one of his era who was taking issues brought forth by Walter Benjamin’s “Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” and turning It all on its ass with one of a kind exposures.
Of course this is not the main implication of WB’s essay, nor is it all that factual, since the end result has given in to what the theory of the text shouts in agony – as we have the ability to view any piece of art or hear most any piece of music these days thru ever stronger interpolation algorithms.
I often sit with my box of B/W postcards (which I have never used) that were given to me by a friend who was on a lecture schedule on the other side of the country. Tristan Tzara, Nancy Cunard, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and of course the famous Violon D’Ingres, etc are all within the form or context of the images, but my favorite would be the careful detail of the ‘primitive’ Bronislava Nijinska with all of her fervent static charm of a pseudo ethnicity – shocked in awe of a mechanical device pointed at her confused visage, pointed teeth emitting from a painted-open over-sized mouth.

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GLITCHES…… ok, wtf?

EVERYWHERE WE SEE AN OLD BRAND OF NEW ‘FAD ART’ that goes by the name of teh “GLITCH”
When this obsession for the nostalgia of the broken frame, the V-Hold adjustment that was always something to be frustrated about – NOT celebrated and mass-produced on a Walter Benjamin Essay’s possible connection. The first time I saw #glitchart on the caliber of the exemplary, it was on Twitter @PadrickBentley … I really couldn’t believe what I was seeing. But I still needed more answers as such large questions loomed over the implications and layers of form and content. When I asked Padrick about an image; whether it was a glitch or not, his answer was odd and brought me to a more comfortable place to decide what a glitch really was and what cultural impact it was conveying or having upon the social conscious of the world.His observation was that the image in question was ‘Subjective’, so yes, indeed it was a glitch. Somewhat broad of a qualifier, but as I soon found out – not really.
Well, whatever – go look at Padrick Bentley’s work on Twitter, then take a look at my new found #transcendentalaccidentalism discovery … which brought many new hashtags along with it
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