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January 18th, 2012

laurenjenae: Victorian era mourning brooch featuring plaited…



laurenjenae:

Victorian era mourning brooch featuring plaited hairwork piece inside “locket” surrounded by seed pearls

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January 18th, 2012

Apophasis: allusion to something by denying that it will be mentioned

via so-treu and liquornspice:

POINT A:


POINT B: (ONLY FOUR HOURS LATER)

Are we sure he’s not a bot?

[Images: Twitter screen grabs:

Alicia Gauvin
Everyone has someone person who loves and cares for them. The negativity generated towards their loved one affects them too.
Hugo Schwyzer
by same token the fact I have a daughter shouldn’t immunize me against criticism. I’d never play that cheap sympathy card.15 hours ago via web

Hugo Schwyzer
I’m grateful Heloise is still too young to be going online right now. Reflecting on how to prepare for the day she googles her dad.
19 hours ago via web]


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January 18th, 2012

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January 18th, 2012

thecarnabetianarmy: (Retro-Space) Future scholars will call…



thecarnabetianarmy:

(Retro-Space)

Future scholars will call them “The Rooney of their time”

January 18th, 2012

fyeahfeministart: (Sorry I couldn’t find bigger photos, click…





fyeahfeministart:

(Sorry I couldn’t find bigger photos, click them to make them bigger though)

Rebecca Belmore, Vigil, 2002 (stills from a video of the performance)

Mourning/remembrance/healing performance.

This was a direct reference to the Pickton murders (murders of Indiginous women in Vancouver), which made it a public ritual with political end. The features of the performance were: scrubbing the streets, her arms covered with names of missing women, ripping a flower through her teeth, nailing her dress to a telephone pole and tearing out of it until she was left in her underwear (as recreation of dehumanization process and sexual violence inflicted upon them), and spoke the women’s names.

Her performance brought the women alive again and simultaneously, addressed the invisibility of their absence (they were not given enough priority in the media and in police investigative efforts because of their low status in society as Indigenous women and as sex workers). 

I remember when she did this. Wrenching. So much of women’s work is this, bearing witness to the lost.

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January 18th, 2012

deadhorsebrooklyn: Hans Bellmer: Automaton Aficionado. Imagine…





deadhorsebrooklyn:

Hans Bellmer: Automaton Aficionado.

Imagine my surprise as a suburban 17-year-old girl, wandering a museum and stopping in front of this. As a fellow doll part devotee, I became obsessed. Naturally. Sinister doll parts fused together with human flushes painted onto bulbous doll thighs? Yes, please. Exiled from Poland? Of course he was. You can just feel the anxiety of the 1930s pulsing from these dolls. Even more so in the hypnotic swirls of his intricate drawings. Before Wikipedia, I had only the Encyclopedia Britannica at Hand High School’s library to consult. Needless to say, there was only “surrealist” listed and perhaps even suspected pedophile. That couldn’t be it. How could you boil it down to those two things, Britannica?

Now that I have Wikipedia handy, I can tell you this:

He initiated his doll project to oppose the fascism of the Nazi Party by declaring that he would make no work that would support the new German state. Represented by mutated forms and unconventional poses, his dolls were directed specifically at the cult of the perfect body then prominent in Germany.

Don’t mess with Surrealists.

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January 18th, 2012

coolchicksfromhistory: Woman Member of the Secret Service,…



coolchicksfromhistory:

Woman Member of the Secret Service, Olive H. Doyle

OLIVE DOYLE. Think about it.

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January 18th, 2012

Truth

when a girl wants to kiss you: she plays with her hair, looks down, fiddles with her fingers, and waits for you to make a move
when a boy wants to kiss you: smiles nervously, tilts his head slightly, and waits for the right moment to make a move
when I want to kiss you: I look at you from a distance, and start sobbing about how ugly I am and that I'll die with 80 cats, approximately

TUMBLR SPEAKS SOOTH