Tag Archives: Susan Sontag

re-branding the booty

The importance of context cannot be taken as an unconscious variable. When bubbles collide they often burst. Even covering Kim’s butt for Madame Pickwick was too “out there” for the Nerfs but within the realm of Studio Backstage it becomes … Continue reading

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between the raindrops

Padding the wallet. Balzac – Behind every great fortune lies a crime.┬áBehind every great fortune is a crime. Or perhaps a multiple series of crimes, a chain actions leading toward some altar of infinite power. The translation of Balzac’s original … Continue reading

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illness as style

By Art Chantry: David Bowie, the only rock star to ever take celebrity and turn it into a deep illness as a pure style. does that make sense? sometimes i felt like bowie’s images were way more important than his … Continue reading

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political science

The basics behind anti-Zionism and the despotic regimes, puppet enterprises around and affiliated with it can be traced back to a visceral antipathy towards colonialism in general. Colonialism as a demonic entity and deeply embedded within the fabric of the … Continue reading

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frank images

Loneliness and despair. Its part of the human condition. But not all of it. In its significance, and near pervasiveness, Robert Frank has been one of the best to capture, articulating all its nuances through mainly photography, but also film … Continue reading

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remolding the scattered

There is no question there has been a fragmentation, a near collapse of the relationship between the ruling class of Israel, the secular establishment and all its state sanctioned apparatus of control , the bureaucracy, and the disparate elements that … Continue reading

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twiddling the thumbs

Another emotional storm, another psychic catastrophe in the making. The 9/11 trial is as much about terrorism as it is about the precarious desperate state of America and its own tendencies towards nihilistic blackness. After all, we are implicated in … Continue reading

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innocent no more

To follow up on Rockwell, and digress further into some of the implications brought up by Richard Halpern in his book, The Underside of Innocence, we of course cannot confirm the theory posited by him, but there does appear to … Continue reading

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running from the glare of lights

Pop culture as a religion of poses, mimicking the empty religion that has normatively been disseminated to the common denominator. The counter empty gesture harking back to the pre-religious paganism, the sense of wonder in the grove at Alba and … Continue reading

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retro tribal

by Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com) i repeat – i love modernism! it’s just so RETRO!! see that “big idea”? it’s about ‘thinking outside the box (canvas)’. get it? it’s whatcha call yer “HIGH CONCEPTING”. *belch* …well, keep in mind it’s only … Continue reading

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