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Mark suggests a connection to the Springfield Knowledgeum in my recent (ongoing) painting--"where science is explained with brightly colored balls." I missed that Simpsons episode but it sounds just about right. I also made this "Jack Kirby Mandala" as an aid to help me visualize whirled peas, I mean the painting. I found the image at Comiclopedia (thanks to artnotes): it's from a 1982 Kirby comic and the text brings tears to my post-adolescent eyes: "FOR EVERY INDIVIDUAL LOSS, LEGIONS POUR FORTH!!! THE HIVE BELOW HAS BEEN RESTLESS--MULTIPLYING!"

Jim was over last night and asked for a demonstration of my mouse-drawing acumen on MSPaintbrush. The image below, based on the DVD cover for Kiki's Delivery Service, was drawn freehand while he and Bill watched, so now I have witnesses to this valuable skill-set:

- tom moody 6-06-2003 10:09 pm [link]

I've started a new painting that's in my typical hybrid (virtual/non-virtual) style of working on the computer: making a drawing in MSPaintbrush, flipping and reflipping the image, printing it out, drawing some more, overprinting (running the previously-drawn pages through the printer again), taping the pages together, adding and subtracting elements with scissors and tape, etc. A step-by-step demo, documenting the process with a digital camera, is going on here.

- tom moody 6-06-2003 7:20 am [link]

Carl Scholz at Momenta Art through June 2. I haven't seen the show but this is a great picture. Or maybe just a great car. From the press release: "Titled Cherry, the vehicle has been rendered inaccessible through a flawless body job that replaces and covers all windows, exterior decoration, or any reference to the interior. Scholz is interested in symbols of power, class, masculinity, recognition, and safety." Yes, it's pushing all those buttons for former teen muscle car model-kit builders such as myself.

The artist here is Ina Ettlinger, from Munich. Her pieces start as actual clothing which is dismantled into the weird tendrils you see. She often picks out a section or color of the fabric pattern to 'work out.' Sometimes the extracted bits crawl up the wall, other times travel out onto the floor. No wires involved, just stuffed fabric. The work is by turns whimsical and feminine, creepy and hysterical. (Paraphrased from an email from Courtenay Smith, director of Lothringer13/Halle in Munich.)

- tom moody 5-30-2003 5:33 am [link]

- tom moody 5-28-2003 11:07 pm [link]

- tom moody 5-28-2003 11:06 pm [link]

Some of the records mentioned in my post about Stefan Schwander (aka Antonelli Electr. and other aliases) were on order and just arrived. The Repeat Orchestra disc, released in 2001, is dynamite; it out-Antonellis recent Antonelli for tuneful danceability, or danceable tunefulness (it's also a bit reminiscent of the Darshan Jesrani/Morgan Geist gem-and-a-half Metro Area). The Pop Up discs are OK; probably not floor-fillers but might work well as transitions. The Swimmingpool CD is slower and dubbier but quite good. The definitive Schwander isn't any one specific disc but would have to be taken from a combination of CDs and EPs under various names (I'm working on a list). And speaking of filler, that's what this post is; it's mainly here to put a text buffer between different types of artwork, for page design reasons, blah blah.

- tom moody 5-28-2003 11:04 pm [link]

Wild Berry Crisp and Filter(less) House

- tom moody 5-27-2003 9:31 am [link]

Below is a discography of Dusseldorf musician Stefan Schwander, who records primarily as Antonelli Electr. (as in "electric" or "electronic"? I used to say the former but after hearing it the other way a couple of times I'm starting to just say "electer"). Schwander also plays keyboards with the Elektrotiki combo The Bad Examples, but is best known for his dance work, consisting of very minimal, catchy compositions performed mainly with sequencers and drum machines. Antonelli's club hit, the super elegant track "I Don't Want Nobody Else But You," combines a house four-on-the-floor thump with shimmering electro chirps and a plaintive vocoder, but in the years since that release, Schwander's output has become more abstract and stripped-down: the recent Antonelli disc Love and Other Solutions is very much of a piece with cuts under his supposedly more ambient Rhythm_maker alias. No matter how pre-planned and systematic the work is, Schwander has a gift for melody, exquisite production skills, and a knack for conjuring a soulful vibe--the tracks may be even more powerful for being chopped down to a few interlocking tunes. The man is the funky Dan Flavin of the music world.

Peng Peng Baby, CD (Stewardess)
Me, The Disco Machine, CD and 2x12" (Italic)
Click, CD and 2x12"' (Italic)
Love And Other Solutions, CD and 2X12" (Italic)

Handclaps EP, 12" (Stewardess)
Bohannon, 12" (Italic)
Composure EP, 12" (Italic)
Automatic Music, 12" (Italic)
I Don´t Want Nobody Else But You, 12" (Italic)
Dubby Disco, 12" (Italic)
The Source Of Design, 12" (Italic)
Chrome Vanadium EP, 12" (Italic)
The Vogue, 12" (with Miss Kittin) (Italic)
Pictures, 12" (Italic)

"Waitin For the Mornin" on Follow You to the End of the World, 12" (WMF Records)

"Unintense" on Clicks & Cuts 2, 3xCD and 4x12" (Mille Plateaux)
"Dubby Disco" on Fabric 01, CD (Fabric (London))
"I Don't Want Nobody Else But You" on The State of e:motion Vol. 7, 2xCD (E:Motion)
"Mrs Maze" on Staedtizism 3: Instrumentals, CD and 2X12" (~scape)
"Introducing:Unemployment" on DJ Mix 1/2, 2xCD (Dream Machine)
"Composure" on Dancer - The Italic Collection, CD (Italic)
"The Vogue" on Dancer - The Italic Collection, CD (Italic)
"Nachtclub Pavement" on Dancer - The Italic Collection, CD (Italic)
"Nachtclub Pavement" on Steve Bug Presents The Flow, CD (Cocoon Recordings)
"Dubby Disco" on Nighteffect, CD (WMF Records)
"Lovers Inn" on Clicks & Cuts 3, 2xCD and 3x12" (Mille Plateaux)
"Picture Yourself" on The State Of E:Motion Vol.10, 3xCD (E:Motion)
"The Vogue" on Untitled, CD (Spex Magazine)
"Time Destroying Machine" on Live Sets At Ego 1998-2000, 2xCD (EFA)
"Dubby Disco" on Dj Kicks, CD (Studio !K7)
"Lila Pause" / "Wer Tanzt Humpelt Nicht" on Station 17+ Hitparade, CD (Mute Records)

If Music Could Talk, CD (Italic)
Rocket No. 1 [+ 2], 12" (Italic)
Rocket No. 3 + 4, 12" (Italic)
Rocket No. 5 [+ 6], 12" (Italic)
Rocket No. 7 + 8, 12" (Italic)

Rocket No. 3 on Immer, CD (Kompakt)
Rocket Nr. 0, Rocket Nr. 2, Rocket Nr. 3, on Dancer - The Italic Collection, CD (Italic)

Landing CD (Background Records -Germany)
Alles Mainstream EP - 12" (Background Records)

Themes From Repeat, CD (ATC or "A Touch Of Class")
Pure Silver EP, 12" (A Touch Of Class)
A Deeper Ground, 12" (A Touch Of Class)
Private Life EP, 12" (A Touch Of Class)
Personal Soul EP, 12" (A Touch Of Class)
Backpool EP, 12" (A Touch Of Class)

SWIMMINGPOOL (with Michael Scheibenreiter) RELEASE
Anything That Doesn't Move CD (Combination - Germany)

POP UP (with Jörg Burger) RELEASES
Pop Up 1 (12"), Pop Up 2 (12"), Pop Up 3 (12") (Pop Up label is a joint project of Italic and The Popular Organization -Germany)

THE BAD EXAMPLES (Elektrotiki group including Schwander on piano) RELEASES
Slow Music CD (Ata Tak - Germany)
The River, the Night, the Moon, Temptation and You CD (Ata Tak)
Elektrotiki CD (Ata Tak)
Merino EP (Ata Tak)
Profis Like Us CD (Ata Tak)

Most of the above info is from the Discogs, Forced Exposure and Ata Tak websites.

- tom moody 5-27-2003 2:51 am [link]