Barking up the wrong tree

“Everyone wants to understand art.
Why not try to understand the song of a bird?
Why does one love the night, flowers, everything around one,
without trying to understand them?

If only they would realize above all
that an artist works of necessity,
that he himself is only a trifling bit of the world,
and that no more importance should be attached to him
than to plenty of other things which please us in the world,
though we can’t explain them.

People who try to explain pictures are usually
barking up the wrong tree.”

Pablo Picasso


A new short from Terri Timely and Park Pictures

Detritus 366

by Phil Sansom & Olly Williams (UK) 2009

great one minute short film & 2009 winner of FilmMinute Festival


▶ The Diderot Effect (aka why we want things we don’t need < - explains some elements of G.A.S)

▶ “I’ve spent years going out of my way to avoid audio interfaces! (thanks Kris!)


▶ I’ve always relied on shooting long exposures to remove annoying tourists from photos but apparently there is an app/update for that coming


▶ How to weaponize your cat (& discover vulnerable wifi in your hood?)


▶ “more and more I am using Melodyne to do complex arrangements with my voice. I will then copy those arrangements over to the strings…” – guess the artist?


▶ I’ve used the dodge & burn tool in Photoshop a bit, but never seen the technique used IRL… (thanks Ian!)

Fotografia de gran formato, 20×25 (8×10"), large format photography from Ledicia Audiovisual on Vimeo.

mmmm medium format analog… one day…


▶ Caution! This article contains some very loud, mathematically synthesized tones (interesting, but seriously!! turn down now!)


▶ imho no car ad will ever surpass that Honda cog commercial from a year or three ago:

but this is kinda nifty…


▶ ordering new hard drives? make informed choices (thanks Nathan!)


▶ thoughtful read listing the ways ‘serious music’ has been devalued & degraded


▶ Soderburgh and season two of The Knick



that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding
of ourselves.”

By C.G. Jung

Leave a comment


FUJI (不死) from Joanie Lemercier on Vimeo.

“Fuji” is part of Lemercier‘s ongoing artwork series on volcanoes. It combines a large scale hand drawn landscape depicting the Fujiyama,
augmented by a layer of projected light. The abstract narratives are inspired by the legend of Kaguya Hime, a folk-tale from the 10th-century
and a key element in Japanese culture. It gives an imaginary and poetic vision of this story in an immersive environment.

a 14 minute audiovisual installation by Joanie Lemercier
music by Paul Jebanasam
production by Juliette Bibasse

more info here

music for a Sunday

free download at soundcloud


Masayoshi Fujita – love the fact erased tapes make the album Apologues available as a 24bit master .WAV (but like most digital releases I wish they included more artwork than just the front cover – no doubt they have it all in digital form already, so why not?)


’Nespole’ is taken from the forthcoming album by Floating Point, ‘Elaenia’, released on 6th November 2015



Takami Nakamoto/Sebastien Benoits – Nonotak


such a great tune/so hooky! @theweeknd