- Seeing Matthew Barney's Cremaster 3 in a theatre.
- Seeing Chris Marker's Sans Soleil in a theatre.
- First live opera I went to: Verdi's Macbeth done on a tiny intimate stage with just singers and piano as accompaniment (particularly the finale of every act).
- Reading Plato's Euthypro/Apology/Crito/Phaedo (the last days of Socrates) and feeling simultaneously completely stupid/in awe/warm and positive because of them.
- Discovering the portraits of John Singer Sargent (via google image search).
- Performing Shylock in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.
Recurrant Impulsive Self-Harm Actions That I Have Successfully Avoided, Arranged By Descending Strength/FrequencySubmitted by Zacharyyy on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 20:54
- Punch self in face and head indefinitely.
- Fall into traffic/onto train track.
- Saw fingers off in the middle of a bone with anything dull.
- Batter lower body indefinitely.
- Remove bottom jaw.
- Slam teeth into a corner to break them; swallow the shards.
- Bite thumbs off.
- Punch a hard surface until my hands shatter, rendering them permanently useless.
- Stop taking medications cold.
- Chew on, and then eat, my tongue.
- Remove eyes with spoons.
- Break a window with my head.
- FVIM-213 Intermedia. While many classmates were either pretentious ass-hats or dolts, the class was mostly inhabited by sincere and interesting people. I guess also this is he class where I produced more of my better ideas..
- HUMN-313 Script Writing/Concept Develop. How to write screenplays by a conceptual artist sculptor. Was a bunch of exercises to show the possibilities of narrative forms; half the class left after the first three classes for being "too weird"..
- MHIS-329 SU01 Studies in Current Film/Video.
Basically speaking, my artistic ideals are works possessing:
1. Expressed Emotional Conviction
Whether the artist is "acting" (such as theatre) or invested in the material on a personal basis, I prefer it is expressed with a high degree of emotional conviction.
Some famous "Top Tier" examples of "expressed emotional conviction":
The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady-Charles Mingus
A Love Supreme-John Coltrane
The Doors-The Doors
Astral Weeks-Van Morrison
The Godfather, Part 2-Coppola
Open for discussion, questions, etc.
Greatest Works of Art of All Time (In-Progress: Currently Featuring Rock, Jazz & Classical Music, Films & Paintings)Submitted by AfterHours on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 16:28
- Symphony #9 in D Major-Mahler (1910)
- The Garden of Delights-Bosch (1504)
- The Sistine Chapel-Michelangelo (1541)
- Symphony #9 in D Minor "Choral"-Beethoven (1824)
- The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady-Charles Mingus (1963)
- Metropolis-Lang (1926) [Restored Edition, 124 minutes]
- Europe After The Rain II-Ernst (1942)
- Trout Mask Replica-Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (1969)
- Requiem-Verdi (1874)
- A Symphony of Three Orchestras-Carter (1976)
- Rock Bottom-Robert Wyatt (1974)
- Beethovenfries-Klimt (1902)
- A Love Supreme-John Coltrane (1964)
- Tabula Rasa-Part (1977)