Jessica Chastain in “Work of Art” photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue USA December 2013Frederic Leighton’s Flaming June, Henri Matisse’s Odalisque with Red Culottes, Félix Vallotton’s Le Retour, Anders Zorn’s Frances Folsom Cleveland, Gustav Klimt’s Ria Munk, Vincent van Gogh’s La Mousmé, René Magritte’s La Robe du Soir, Julia Margaret Cameron’s photography.
Javier Pérez: En Puntas (2013)
Video installation of variable measurements comprising:
Sculpture: pointe shoes, stainless steel knives
Video projection: HD blu-ray, with sound, screened on a wall
A ballerina, whose pointe shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives, dances and twirls insistently until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano set on a stage. The theatre with its red velvet warm lighting, resembles an oversized music box. The camera turns around the dancer revealing the opposite side of the room: an empty and painfully bare theatre.
The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes.
Through this work, Javier Perez investigates and reflects once again upon the human condition. Using a strongly metaphorical language rich in powerful symbolism, he reveals the weaknesses that become the boundaries between seemingly irreconcilable concepts such as: beauty and cruelty, fragility and violence, culture and nature or life and death.
The video is actually terrifying omg
the next silent hill monster will be based on this
Name: Kaique. You can call me Kai or whatever tickles your fancy.
Age/Birthday: Nineteen, 21th of June.
Sexuality: Allegedly gay.
Gender: Somewhere between male and cookie.
This blog follows the adventures of it's inconspicuous author: Kaique, the lame. Also known as the most uninteresting person in the History of Ever.
Kaique is a moody asshole who's stumbling through life and adulthood not being really sure of what he's doing - he wastes far too much time of his life watching TV and movies, reading books and dumb articles on the internet, playing video games and generally being a nerd doing stuff to forget and avoid working on that as he dwells into an endless pit of procrastination.
He loves Sherlock Holmes in all shapes and forms, cusses a lot, insists on wearing sweatpants and socks at all times, has a phobia of cockroaches and needles, could probably stop drinking water to drink coffee instead, is almost exclusively a teleiophile and smokes at times but does not drink if he can avoid it.
Loves Europe so much he would like to get on a plane and just travel everywhere, but have a castle in Scotland as a respawn point. Although he would also like to never leave his room and just sleep forever. It's complicated.
Music is an inherent part of him and he plays a microscopically minuscule amount of guitar (Tony, the guitar, sends his regards). He could listen to Metallica forever.
His respect and admiration for Robert Downey and Craig Ferguson knows no bounds. He could watch and talk about them forever.
i have a younger sister and an older sister (yeah, I'm the middle brother)
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