Archive for March, 2018

Holy Saturday

Posted: March 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

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I Might Have To Eat My Words

Posted: March 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

Hello Professor Kubarycz!

I hope this semester has been going well for you and that you are enjoying your classes. I really enjoyed taking IT 3 from you last spring and teaching your class in the anatomy lab. I know you like to take your students on field trips so I wanted to make you aware of a good one that my praxis lab is hosting.

This next Monday we are hosting a “Rural Day” event at the Hinckley Institute (and we are serving pizza!) as part of an effort to raise awareness of rural students and the barriers they face. We have some great speakers like the Lt. Governor and have set it up in a way that we hope will be interesting and informative for all that attend!

I’ve included our poster. Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope to see you and your students there!

Thanks,
Ashli

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Rolling Nowhere Fast

Posted: March 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

These bums will never amount to anything.

Long before Destiny’s Child made fashion and music collide, there was The Supremes. From all-sequin gowns to matching skirt suits (not to mention those incredible beehives) their impeccable matching style led the way for girl-groups and musicians the world over.

See more terrific photos here!

I don’t know young people. It Doesn’t get much cooler than this.

Bridget Riley
(b. 1931)

Movement in Squares, 1961

Uneasy Center, 1963

Hesitate, 1964

Descending, 1965

Drift No. 2, 1966

Reposted from March 10, 2016.

To follow up on my earlier posts about Delia Derbyshire and Pauline Oliveros, here’s a Google doodle about Clara Rockmore. Click image to play.

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Reading for April 2nd

Posted: March 29, 2018 in Readings

This essay, while longish and rather difficult, is nevertheless almost universally regarded as a brilliant and epoch-making masterpiece. Just do the best you can with it. I’ll answer as many questions as possible in class and on the blog.

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Walter Benjamin
(1892 – 1940)
The Work of Art in The Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936)

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Snapshots of the Volkswagen Beetle Assembly Line

Lyrics by Bertholt Brecht

Posted: March 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and John Densmore on drums. The band got its name, at Morrison’s suggestion from the title of Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception, which itself was a reference to a quote made by William Blake, “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” They were unique and among the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison’s lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona.



Pedagogy – A Two-Way Street

Posted: March 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

Against Bourgeois Costumes

Posted: March 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Immerse yourself in the creative explosion that was the Ballets Russes (Russian Ballet). Ballets Russes: the art of costume includes costumes by Natalia Goncharova, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, André Derain, Georges Braque, André Masson and Giorgio de Chirico. The vivid and innovative dance design of the early 20th century is brought to life through 150 costumes and accessories from 34 productions from 1909 to 1939; one third of the costumes have not been seen since they were last worn on stage. The exhibition also features photographs, film, music, artists’ drawings and more.

(click images to see excellent website)


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The Ballets Russes Showcased Some of Picasso’s and Matisse’s
Most Experimental Work


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How to Make a Happening was released as a LP album in 1966 by Mass Art Inc.


Artaud: Musical Instruments

Posted: March 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

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They will be used for their qualities as objects and as part of the set. Also, the need to act directly and profoundly upon the sensibility through the sense organs invites research, from the point of view of sound, into qualities and vibrations of sounds to which we are absolutely unaccustomed, qualities which contemporary musical instruments do not possess and which compel us to revive ancient and forgotten instruments or to create new ones. They also compel research, beyond the domain of music, into instruments and devices which, because they are made from special combinations or new alloys of metals, can achieve a new diapason of the octave and produce intolerable or ear-shattering sounds or noise.

The Theater of Cruelty



The idea of a play created directly on stage, by encountering the obstacles of production and of the stage, compels the discovery of a language that is active, active and anarchic, in which the habitual boundaries of feelings and words are abandoned.

A theater that subordinates mise en scéne and production–that is, everything that is specifically theatrical–to the script is a theater for idiots, madmen, perverts, grammarians, grocers, anti-poets, and positivists, in short, a theater for Westerners.

Mise en Scéne and Metaphysics

THE PUBLIC: First of all, this theater must exist.
[i.e., The public be damned!]

–Antonin Artaud

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If Americans, to whose spirit (esprit) this genre of films belongs, wish to take these films in a merely humorous sense, confining the material of humor to the easy comic margins of the meaning of the word, so much the worse for them; but that will not prevent us from considering the conclusion of Monkey Business as a hymn to anarchy and wholehearted revolt.


MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: They will be used for their qualities as objects and as part of the set. Also, the need to act directly and profoundly upon the sensibility through the sense organs invites research, from the point of view of sound, into qualities and vibrations of sounds to which we are absolutely unaccustomed, qualities which contemporary musical instruments do not possess and which compel us to revive ancient and forgotten instruments or to create new ones. They also compel research, beyond the domain of music, into instruments and devices which, because they are made from special combinations or new alloys of metals, can achieve a new diapason of the octave and produce intolerable or ear-shattering sounds or noises.

SPECTACLE: The idea of total spectacle must be revived. The problem is to make space speak, to enrich and furnish it; like mines laid in the wall of flat rocks which suddenly give birth to geysers and bouquets.

CRUELTY: Without an element of cruelty at the foundation of every spectacle, the theater is not possible. In the state of degeneration, in which we live, it is through the skin that metaphysics will be made to enter our minds.

–Antonin Artaud, The Theater and Its Double