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Avant Garde

June 1, 2016

Crawl Through at Labbodies



This is the penultimate Labbodies experience for us, and I am reminded of the immortal words of Kang and Kodos: "We have reached the limits of what anal probing can teach us."

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 01, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Annoying Things, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Avant Garde,

May 17, 2016

Robot Ballet



The Italian Futurists had a thing for robot costumes in their dance performances. They left behind some weird imagery.

Read about them here.

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Posted By: Paul - Tue May 17, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Futurism, Robots, Avant Garde, Dance, Europe, Twentieth Century,

March 6, 2016

February 28, 2016

Mystery Illustration 17

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Is this 1930 image from:

1) A Surrealist art show?

2) A Paris fashion show?

3) An Artists' Ball?

4) A movie?

Answer after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Sun Feb 28, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Avant Garde, 1930's,

January 19, 2016

January 14, 2016

Yvonne Meier

I regret that I cannot find any relevant videos of Ms. Meier in performance. But perhaps these stills and text will suffice to convey her uniqueness. Spare no expense to rush to NYC to catch this act!

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Another view of determination emerged on Monday, courtesy of the bold downtown choreographer Yvonne Meier. In “Durch Nacht und Nebel” (“By Night and Fog”), she keeps her audacious reputation intact, as well as her predilection for props. Here, they include a hefty mound of rubble, plastic eggs with baby dolls inside — she shoves them in her mouth — and Band-Aids. They cover much of Ms. Meier’s voluptuous, nearly naked body; as she shakes, they quiver, transforming her skin into scales.

Fearlessly morphing from one creature to the next — one transformation involved an orange bodysuit affixed with the plastic babies, and in another, she was coated in black paint — she exposed her aging body with aplomb.


Source of text.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 14, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Avant Garde, Dance,

November 23, 2015

September 17, 2015

July 26, 2015

Bohemian Dancers

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 26, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Avant Garde, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960's, Dance, Europe,

June 27, 2015

Masterpiece

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The picture above is just a portion of what is recognized by Guinness as the worlds longest sculpture. Artist Zheng Chunhui took 4 years to complete this beautiful masterpiece which is fashioned from one 40 foot long tree trunk. There are more pictures at the link.

Posted By: patty - Sat Jun 27, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Avant Garde,

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