Thursday, March 17, 2011

Die Antwoord: Taking Over the Interwebz.*

i am so in love with yo-landi from die antwoord. i'm sure everyone knows who they are and all about their "zef style" by now, but just in case, just trust me and check them out at, especially their videos. i keep trying to build up the courage to get a haircut similar to this...but we do have some of the same clothes. boo-yah.*

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dangerous Minds and Witchy Woman Marjorie Cameron.*

so i was having a google rendezvous and i stumbled upon this amazing blog, dangerousminds. you can search a tag, or look up by category, of which there are tons. (i highly recommend all the subcategories under the "art" heading.) i found this fabulous page on 60's avant-garde filmmakers and saw that he even covered marjorie cameron! marjorie was an occultist in the 40's and 50's in pasadena. (!!) she dubbed herself The Scarlet Woman, claiming to have given birth to a spiritual Moonchild, and also invoked the goddess Babalon with future husband, rocket scientist, and occult priest of the Ordo Templi Orientis jack parsons "to unleash a magickal force on the world." that's my kinda lady.*

playing The Scarlet Woman in kenneth anger's INAUGURATION OF THE PLEASURE DOME:

with l. ron hubbard:

in curtis harrington's NIGHT TIDE:

her biography, THE WORMWOOD STAR.*

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Anais Nin: A Spy in the House of Love.*

thinking of kenneth anger makes me think of anais nin, and vice versa. french-cuban flamenco dancer, diarist, psychoanalyst, speaker, and literary critic, she journaled from age 11 until shortly before her death in 1977, publishing her memoirs, erotica, and short stories. referring to her two simultaneous marriages as her "bicoastal trapeze," her most famous partner in life was henry miller, with whom she lived a beautiful bohemian lifestyle. (she also had a love affair with his wife, june.) full name: Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell. she also appeared in maya deren's "Ritual in Transfigured Time" (1946) and kenneth anger's "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome" (1954) as Astarte, where she came dressed as her own madness. the queen muse....*

Kenneth Anger's Magic Lantern Cycle.*

as i wait anxiously for my jodorowsky dvd set and my kenneth anger dvd set, tumblr just reminded me of some of the reasons we all love this crazy genius so much....*

Wolfgang Tillmans at LACMA.*

this week in los angeles: wolfgang tillmans lectures at LACMA tomorrow. more info here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Witch House.*

so following along with my OG goth rant, allow me to introduce the musical signifier of this cultural blend: witch house. discusses this new genre at length: "...It's been called "drag," "witch house," and "haunted house,"'s ghostly, slow-moving electro-pop, each with their own unique spin...."drag" is partly a reference to screwed and chopped hip-hop, the syrupy style cooked up by DJ Screw and others in 1990s Houston,...but they're also toying with dub, goth, current electro, ambient house á la KLF's Chill Out, and even chart pop...twisting it and slowing it down, making it druggier..." oh, post-post-modernism. you are at your finest.*

(cemetary, alligator, and church from hexagram.tumblr.*)

Hennessy Youngman.*

probably one of the best youtube videos ever. hennessy youngman, i love you now and forever.*

check out his youtube channel here for videos on post-structuralism, louise bourgeois, and much, much more.*