Artwork & original design by Santiago Caruso for the poster of the film THE CURSE OF STYRIA written and directed by Mauricio Chernovetzky & Mark Devendorf. [ The central figure is a reinterpretation of Jean Delville´ s “The Idol of Perversity” ]
Ink & scratch over plastered cardboard / 68 cm x 47 cm / 2014
About the filmInspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla,” STYRIA tells the story of a fragile, lonely teenage girl named Lara, who crosses the Iron Curtain with her estranged father, and unknowingly returns to her ancestral home.In the outskirts of a strange and dark village called Styria, Lara meets Carmilla, a beautiful stranger who takes her on an obsessive, nightmarish journey of discovery, filled with an intoxicating sense of beauty and mystery.
Damn, I want to see this.
And with the wonderful Stephen Rea???!!! This will not come out in theatres here, but I’ll keep an eye out just in case.
I’m so angry. For those not in the know, the new Gaeltacht minister here isn’t fluent in Irish.
It really shows just how much the government cares about the language. So many people work so hard to keep the language alive, many people speak it from day to day in Gaeltacht areas, this is like a slap in the face to them.
I mean, he mightn’t be a bad person, but how interested can he be in the language if he hasn’t bothered to learn it himself before getting this job?
this is insane to me! I’m sure there are so many fluent Irish speakers or Gaeltacht natives that would be way better ambassadors for the language and the culture that encompasses it.
Especially with the current fate of Irish as a language, having someone who, you know, can speak the language would be the first fucking question (and most important) I’d ask them in their interview.
I’m quite sure that FG couldn’t get anyone who speaks the language and would be willing to defend their policies. So they got some young one in the party who was willing to take any job with ‘minister’ in it.
You can read too much Dr. Strange.
Stupidest headline I’ve seen in a long time…
Estonian astrophotographer Raivo Hein captured Moon with Jupiter and its moons!
Athanasius Kircher’s diagrams of the interconnectedness of fire (above) and water (below) in Earth. The diagrams are just a piece of his large, multi-volume work Mundus Subterraneus, published in 1665.
Extrême Nuit by Leonor Fini, 1977. Oil on canvas, 115 x 89 cm.
I wish I had a better resolution image of this. If you have one, please send it to me.
Statuette of a Woman: “The Stargazer”, c. 3000 BC
Early Bronze Age, Western Anatolia?, 3rd Millennium BC
marble, Overall - h:17.20 w:6.50 d:6.30 cm (h:6 3/4 w:2 1/2 d:2 7/16 inches) Wt: 1 lb.. Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund; John L. Severance Fund 1993.165
Cleveland Museum of Art, Gallery 102a
Image and Description from Cleveland Museum of Art: ”Executed in translucent marble this is one of the oldest sculptures of the human figure in the museum. The incised triangle at the pelvis indicates that this is a female figure. Her head is sculpted fully in the round while her body is reduced to an elegant profile. The figure’s meaning and context are unknown, though it probably carries religious connotations related to fertility and abundance. This Kilia-type figure, named for an excavation site in what is now Turkey, is one of about 30 such figures known, and is especially rare because it is complete. She is a “stargazer” because her eyes look to the stars above, home of powerful divine forces.”
The zipper vessel was made by Susie Colquitt and the hairpin vessel was created by Karyl Sisson. Although neither artist used a basketry technique in these vessels, they are considered basket makers.
Maggie Winters Photography
Almost turning down the film because of the spanking scenes: “When I first read the script, I thought, ‘The script was fascinating, and it’s David, and I really want to work with David, but I read those two scenes and just went, ‘I don’t think that I can do that,’ particularly because it’s the age of the Internet; it’s gonna be everywhere; I don’t want that out there’… I phoned him up to really turn it down… I said to him, ‘Look, I love you, I love the script, I love the character, but I really don’t know that I can play those scenes’… He said, ‘Look, if I’m gonna do them, then they’re gonna be clinical; they’re not gonna be sexy, they’re not gonna be voyeuristic in that way.’ And I thought, ‘Okay, well I can understand that. As long as it’s clinical and it’s not some, sort of, weird sexy spanking thing.’”
I finally know what it is I’m supposed to be doing in flamenco class and now if I practice, I’ll eventually get it, I think?
I have never really danced using my arms much before, it isn’t really done in Irish dancing, so it comes very slowly. I just got the arm shape (kinda) but today we added the wrist movements, I just can’t do it yet.
I have the stomps and taps we’ve done so far down though!
I have two looks; depressed community college dance teacher and mob widow.
This is a fine example of the former.