Edward Westerhuis

Filmmaker | Animator | Media Artist

Madam Premier: Thanks, media!

madampremier:

So much great attention being focused on sexism, women in politics, and the Madam Premier project! Here’s a selection of some of the best media coverage of the last two days.

TV and Radio:

CBC Radio One - BCAlmanac (audio):

Great tumblr feed that collects all the offensive speech people share online about female premiers.

In the cloud, everyone is beautiful.

—Siri

movingthestill:

Artist: Chris Ritter and Krutika Mallikarjuna. Inspired by sha-sha-shroom.
Title: ”If you like it then you shoulda put a vote on it.”

movingthestill:

Artist: Chris Ritter and Krutika Mallikarjuna. Inspired by sha-sha-shroom.

Title: ”If you like it then you shoulda put a vote on it.”

(Source: fadeawayjay, via average-grief)

It is in vain that it rests in the museum and gets added to the cultural heritage. For some, it has not stopped being the harbinger of the happy day when art will finally fall from its pedestal and belong to everyone; for others, it remains the source of resentment and fear of the day when, everything having become art, nothing will be art any longer; and for all of us — in our society where consensus is either incomprehensible or impossible — it is still an object of dissent revealing our common plight. In conclusion, Duchamp’s urinal wields the disquieting proof of art’s alienation, an alienation that seems definitive to those who read it as evidence of decadence, provisional to those who see it as the promise of renewal, and necessary for those for whom the faculty of negating is what, in the end, promises emancipation.

Thierry de Duve, Kant After Duchamp (1996)

(Source: towerofsleep, via birdwise)

Going towards having already been with. Take that Marlboro Man.

Going towards having already been with. Take that Marlboro Man.

(Source: nminusone)

Meanwhile Backstage - Ramshackle Theatre

Royal Terror

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To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be who have tried it.

—Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Siri’s philosophy on beauty

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