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The Short Weird Fiction of Guy Benoit

WU-vians with a spare couple of minutes, and who are looking for a wry chuckle or two, would be well advised to check out the flash fiction of Guy Benoit. A small taste below.

A tip o' the chapeau to our WU artist Rick Altergott for the alert.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 10, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Literature, Avant Garde, Reader Recommendation

Digging in the Dirt as Art

Escape 130206.001 Raerd from Leanne Wijnsma on Vimeo.



This woman does not intend to plant a shrub. It's her art.

Read the whole account here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 04, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Nature, Avant Garde, Europe

Kusama:  Princess of Polka Dots



Creator of the "penis chair," among other objects of art.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Feb 14, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Pop Art, 1960's, Asia, Mental Health and Insanity

Tanya Tagaq



Her Wikipedia page.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Feb 01, 2015 | Comments (12)
Category: Music, Avant Garde, Native Americans

Bora Yoon





Unlike many of the avant garde performers we poke fun at here, Bora Yoon seems to have a modicum of musical talent, a voice, and some ideas. (Although "music by carrot chopping" is probably an idea better left unexplored.) But all her skills are in service to a kind of spacey, esoteric, pretentious ambiance that seems, to me, hell to sit through.

There's an hour's worth below to test your tolerance.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 19, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Avant Garde

Toxic Psalms



Just in case you can't discern the merits or purpose of this piece on your own, here is The New York Times to explain it all for you.

Series 4

Series 4 by Normand Grégoire, National Film Board of Canada




Caution: some bare, false-color bosoms presented in a trippy manner.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 30, 2014 | Comments (1)
Category: Movies, Avant Garde, Pop Art, Surrealism, 1970's

Narcissister



Caution: some brief flashes of bare bosoms--a tactic which seems to constitute the entirety of the performer's artistic armory--in video and at the link..

More info here.
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