Homage à François Couperin (1978) 2m, dir. Philip Stapp. Also known as “Butterflies”. A three-minute fantasy of butterflies and dragonflies cavorting amongst the pussywillows, Japanese-inspired animation accompanied by two variations on keyboard works by the Baroque composer. Uses a pointillist technique to provide a stroboscopic illusion where recognizable shapes become fluid abstractions, and where time is stretched to reveal the main patterns of the choreography. Exhibits a visual haiku wherein an invisible air current stirs the leaves of grass and blows back the butterflies. For more on director Philip Stapp, visit www.afana.org/stapp.htm

William Basinski - Disintegration Loop 6 (dlp6) - YouTube

Annie Heckman, Peru, 1953 (Trephining Letter), curated by Lindsey Thiemandetail: The brain jar, 2013The International Museum of Surgical Science, on view through August 25, 2013
photo courtesy of Nathan Keay

Annie Heckman, Peru, 1953 (Trephining Letter), curated by Lindsey Thieman
detail: The brain jar, 2013
The International Museum of Surgical Science, on view through August 25, 2013


photo courtesy of Nathan Keay

an article from Tough Little Birds on the exhibit Between Heaven and Earth: Birds in Ancient Egypt
photo caption from the site:

“Barn Owl sculpture. Owls were unusual in Egyptian art for being depicted face-on instead of in profile, as most animals (including humans) were.
Photo by Anna Ressman. Courtesy of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.”

an article from Tough Little Birds on the exhibit Between Heaven and Earth: Birds in Ancient Egypt


photo caption from the site:

Barn Owl sculpture. Owls were unusual in Egyptian art for being depicted face-on instead of in profile, as most animals (including humans) were.

Photo by Anna Ressman. Courtesy of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.”

Kiki Smith, Bird Skeleton, 2000

Kiki Smith, Bird Skeleton, 2000

: Remarks by Ada Grey, from Questions from the Intersection of Love, Justice and Education

chicagocurriculum:

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Ada Grey

Chicago Curriculum Studies Student Symposium

February 22, 2013

I think that love and education almost all the time go perfectly together. So I think that that is the problem with the actual schools. Not all the time do teachers have love for their students….

grupaok:

Alan Saret in his New York studio, 1969 — from the catalogue for the Whitney Museum’s exhibition Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials, curated by Marcia Tucker and James Monte.

grupaok:

Alan Saret in his New York studio, 1969 — from the catalogue for the Whitney Museum’s exhibition Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials, curated by Marcia Tucker and James Monte.

Julie Mehretu
Stadia I, 2004
Stadia II, 2004
Stadia III, 2004

each ink and acrylic on canvas, 107 x 140 inches.

—> B. Paris: Julie Mehretu’s Intensive Cartographies

Muto by Blu
made in Buenos Aires
2007-8

Jeff Koons on drawing as a means of articulating an idea