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on hiatus until December 16, because my life literally depends on the upcoming exams. LITERALLY LITERALLY.
for once I'm using the Queen's English
comme il faut
Two new photos of Benedict presenting the Liberty Human Rights Awards on 25 November. [x]
Sherlock + Colors
John and Sherlock [x]
Ms. Adler, I presume.
Tilda Swinton - The Maybe (2013)
"A gentle refusal of explanation and the element of surprise is integral to the piece. There is no schedule for the random appearances, no artist’s or museum statement besides the simple label on the wall nearby.
It is an open question, a proposal, a treasure hunt. The title is perhaps the main clue. Yet if we are to be investigators in this mystery and look hard enough we may find some other leads.
The iconic image of Swinton in the glass case has come to represent a signature moment in the exploration of the links between the ‘live’ (performance art) and the ‘death’ of the gallery space (its tendency to freeze in time and space that which is displayed there).
Later, an email from Swinton…provides some further insight. ‘I asked myself to propose a gesture, a hybrid between that essence which I value most in live performance – namely, that kinetic experience of human beings all (wholly – as in, every part of them) present together in the same space at the same time and in the thrall of time and the unexpected – with that essence which I value most in cinematic performance – namely, the possibility of the scrutiny by the viewer of the unwatched who cannot watch back.[…]’
Swinton cites further inspirations. Among them are powerful childhood memories of pretending to be asleep, the archetypal image of the sleeping woman in myths and fairy tales, a sensitivity to the predicament of countless homeless people who seem to be treated by society as if, sleeping rough, they were sealed away – invisible – behind glass and the dominance of the dead in glass boxes displayed for the glory of religion and art – exemplified by both Christian and Communist reliquaries but also Damien Hirst’s pickled carcasses.
Swinton presents a present, living human being alongside these images of passivity, but as both subject and object – and author/artist. The most commonly asked question by spectators of The Maybe – now, as eighteen years ago – is ‘Is it real?’”
Welcome to London.
Nickname(s): Chris; oi, cheekbones (true story), Natasha (see: art class)
Birthday: November 13
LIKES / DISLIKES:
Favorite Color(s): dark blue, oxblood, deep purple, forest green, greyish light blue
Least Favorite Color: cat puke green (i think it speaks for itself)
Favorite Food: ANY KIND OF FRUIT AND ALSO HUMMUS
Least Favorite Food: Poutine. Seriously.
Favorite Band/Artist: Coldplay
Least Favorite Band/Artist: Justin Bieber. I’m Canadian and I swear we’re all collectively trying to exorcise him by dancing with Moose, Beaver and Le Bear Polarh on ice.
Favorite Type of Movie: I’m not picky: any coherently strung films with actual character development
Least Favorite Type of Movie: badly structured films
One thing you can’t get enough of: laparotomic surgeries and hot TEA and also the almost orgasmic rush of getting an A in a class on the final transcript
One thing you hate more than anything: people trying to justify unjustifiable incompetence
Are you single? yes until I’m done with school probably
Do you have a crush on anyone right now? HAHAHAAAAA fuck yeah
Do you flirt a lot? no
Do you believe in love at first sight? N.O.
Do you fall in love fast? meh, depends.
Do you ever make the first move? yeah, I’m not very patient when I’m in love
Do you want to get married? maybe, if the right one comes along
A daydreamer? Like you wouldn’t believe.
Talkative? depends on my mood.
Energetic? LOL NO, unless I’m on the treadmill.
Caring? is not an advantage
Trustworthy? I’m not really the one who can answer this
Sarcastic? I resort to sarcasm as covert means to convey hostility, never as wit
Dependable? yeah. I have to be, this is not an option
Adaptable? darling, my middle name is Darwin.
Emotionally strong? yes, like the strongest whiskey you’ve ever had to pleasure to feel burn down your oesophagus
Religious? I used to be
Indecisive? no. Unless it’s about the selection of soups at the caf
Lazy? fuck yes. everything I do is about efficiency and minimizing energy expenditure.
Thoughtful? can’t turn off my brain.
Obsessive? I’ve mastered the unfortunate art of checking and double-checking and triple-checking.