Thursday, October 29, 2009

ghostly message that came through

the bradbury building in douglas sirk's shockproof - 1949
cinematography by charles lawton jr. *

interior of the bradbury building, los angeles *
designed by george wyman and built in 1893

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

le saut dans le vide

exterior shots from
chantal akerman's jeanne dielman,
23 quai du commerce, 1080 bruxelles
- 1975

ernie gehr - still - 1971

ernie gehr - signal - germany on the air - 1985

yves klein - le saut dans le vide - 1960

Monday, October 26, 2009

le sang des bêtes

georges franju - judex - 1963
cinematography by marcel fradetal
(le sang des bêtes - 1949)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

to nothingness do sink

when i have fears that i may cease to be
before my pen has glean'd my teeming brain,
before high-piled books, in charactery,
hold like rich garners the full ripen'd grain;
when i behold, upon the night's starr'd face,
huge cloudy symbols of a high romance,
and think that i may never live to trace
their shadows, with the magic hand of chance;
and when i feel, fair creature of an hour,
that i shall never look upon thee more,
never have relish in the faery power
of unreflecting love; then on the shore
of the wide world i stand alone, and think
till love and fame to nothingness do sink.

found in the sculpture and mural decorations of the exposition: a pictorial survey of the art of the panama-pacific international exposition - san francisco - 1915
photo of st. francis