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bargain bin language: pounded and grown

By Art Chantry: the other day, i wrote some stuff about an old ad for a concert by the doors. i started out talking about the graphic design style and the history represented by the way the ad was created. … Continue reading

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countdown: subterranean homesick text

going underground to a novel format: the magazine as paperback… Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com ): These two little paperback books are actually NOT paperback books at all! they look like paperbacks, are printed like paperbacks, published by paperback publishers and even … Continue reading

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king of the wood: return to the grove at nemi

In James Frazer’s The Golden Bough, one is caught up in the drama of a dark and sleeping earth warmed into renewed life by the reviving sun, which also seems in the end to symbolize, for author and reader of … Continue reading

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will the circle be unbroken: the divine is immanent

James Frazer retold ancient myths in The Golden Bough in such a way that he re-intepreted them, renewed them and thus ended up creating a new version of the myth. A homogenized version that has been packaged and marketed ever … Continue reading

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A dionysian frenzy: a downer of a deity?

Only if you lose yourself can you find yourself? This is the message of the eternal orgy of spring. Is Dionysus really the god of rock n’ roll? The god, superhuman power, force of nature,call him what you like, known … Continue reading

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MIMETIC ART & THE SWEET BLACK ANGELS

”Paris est si petit pour les gens ¬†gens comme nous qui s’aiment d’un aussi grand amour” ( Children of Paradise ) Children of Paradise was conceived as a film spectaculaire in the fullest sense of the term. It is a … Continue reading

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