Lemony Snicket (via moonbrains)
visual representation of putting your trust in someone
i think this fails to recognise the blithe ignorance a lot of people have to the resonations of their actions. a broken trust, in my experience, is more often the result of a flailing, oblivious accident, than a a deliberate, clean-cut act of malice though that shouldn’t be to say it doesn’t happen cos people can also just be downright horrid to each other for the sake of it.
Kanye’s masterpiece that is “New Slaves” featuring Frank Ocean has made its way onto the internet minutes ago, and it is better than ever could have been expected.
Be sure to purchase your copy of Yeezus in stores June 18, 2013.
Oh good lord
Laurel Hoodwrit (via donotpanicsheryl)
Stages of Deterioration in the Human Body
The Moment Of Death:
1. The heart stops.
2. The skin gets tight and ashen in color.
3. All the muscles relax.
4. The bladder and bowels empty.
5. The body temperature begins to drop 1 1/2 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
After 30 minutes:
6. The skin gets purple and waxy.
7. The lips, fingernails, and toenails fade to a pale color.
8. Blood pools at the bottom of the body.
9. The hands and feet turn blue.
10. The eyes sink into the skull.
After 4 hours:
11. Rigor mortis has set in.
12. The purpling of the skin and the pooling of the blood continue.
13. Rigor continues to tighten muscles for another 24 hours or so.
After 12 hours:
14. The body is in full rigor mortis.
After 24 hours:
15. The body is now the temperature of the surrounding environment.
16. In males, the semen dies.
17. The head and neck are now a greenish-blue color.
18. The greenish-blue color spreads to the rest of the body.
19. There is a pervasive smell of rotting meat.
After 3 days:
20. The gas in the body tissues forms large blisters on the skin.
21. The whole body begins to bloat and swell grotesquely.
22. Fluids leak from the mouth, nose, vagina, and rectum.
After 3 weeks:
23. The skin, hair, and nails are so loose they can easily be pulled off the corpse.
24. The skin bursts open on many places on the body.
25. Decomposition will continue until the body is nothing but skelital remains, a process that can take a month or so in hot climates, and two months or more in cold climates.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via elizabethrosina)
Marina Abramović: Why she kicks ass
- She is a performance artist who has been active in this area for over 3 decades, she describes herself as the ”grandmother of performance art”.
- She was a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade (965–70).
- She completed her post-graduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, SR Croatia in 1972.
- From 1973 to 1975, she taught at the Academy of Fine Arts at Novi Sad.
- Her work often explores the relationship between the performer and the audience as well as the limits of the body and possibility of the mind.
- One of her best known performances is Rhythm 0. This performance tested the limits of the relationship between performer and audience; she placed 72 objects on a table that people could use on her any way they chose (some objects included: a rose, feather, honey, a whip, scissors, scalpel, a gun with a single bullet). This performance was for 6 hours, during this time she remained passive and allowed the audience members to manipulate her body and actions. She found that initially the audience were cautious and modest, but as time passed they acted more aggressive. She has said: “After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the audience. Everyone ran away, to escape an actual confrontation.”
- When her relationship with Ulay ended in 1988, they decided to make a spiritual journey which would end their relationship, walking the Great Wall of China, starting from the two opposite ends and meeting in the middle to say goodbye. This idea came about from a dream that Maria had.
- From March 14 to May 31, 2010, the Museum of Modern Art held a major retrospective and performance recreation of her work, the biggest exhibition of performance art in MoMA’s history.
- During this exhibition she performed “The Artist is Present” a 736-hour and 30-minute static, silent piece, in which she sat in the museum’s atrium, while spectators were invited to take turns sitting opposite her. See: “Marina Abramović made me cry”. A documentary was also made about this work, see here.
- She founded the Marina Abramović Institute.
- She is a Patron of the London based Live Art Development Agency.
- Her awards include: Golden Lion (1997), Niedersächsischer Kunstpreis (2003), New York Dance and Performance Awards (2003), International Association of Art Critics, Best Show in a Commercial Gallery Award (2003), Austrian Decoration for Science and Art (2008), Honorary Doctorate of Arts, University of Plymouth (2009), Cultural Leadership Award, American Federation of Arts (2011), Honorary Doctorate of Arts, Instituto Superior de Arte (2012), ‘13 July’ Lifetime Achievement Awards (2012) and Berliner Bear (2012).
Ernest Hemingway (via ryandonato)
Big Poppa E., “How To Make Love” (via mydemisee)