The Birthday Party in their second line-up (with Mick Harvey on drums after giving Phil Calvert the axe) in an unforgettable live gig at Sporting Stadium, Athens, Greece on September 1982.

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hipinuff:

Theo van Doesburg ( Dutch: 1883 - 1931), Interior, 1919

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Theo van Doesburg ( Dutch: 1883 - 1931), Interior, 1919

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One of two short films Bruce Conner made for Brian Eno and David Byrne’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts—itself a defining work of assemblage—Mea Culpa (1981) comes near the end of Conner’s active filmmaking career. Compared to his earlier works, the film is slower and more considered, perhaps even tranquil, as Conner transforms elements of industrial and scientific footage into graphic abstractions before setting them adrift in space, gliding to the song’s sinister, percolating beat. Enjoy these selections and watch the story of the film on MOCAtv.

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Sound of Two Hand Angel (1974) - Bruce Conner
Gelatin silver print photogram.

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Sound of Two Hand Angel (1974) - Bruce Conner

Gelatin silver print photogram.


Egon Schiele behind his Painting Autumn Tree in Movement, 1912

Egon Schiele behind his Painting Autumn Tree in Movement, 1912

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Joan Miró, Woman, Birds, Star (Lithograph), 1960.

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Joan Miró, Woman, Birds, Star (Lithograph), 1960.

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LLIK YOUR IDOLS, a documentary on the late 70’s/early 80’s no wave/transgressive cinema scene. Interviews/clips of Nick Zedd, Richard Kern, Lydia Lunch, Bruce LaBruce, Joe Coleman. Thurston Moore flatulates mildly. Good companion piece to the BLANK CITY documentary on netflix.

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Don Letts - Culture Clash, Chapter 11
Typical Girls
I got fed up working at Boy, so I went off to try and manage The Slits, try being the operative word. The crucial four were Ari Up (who was just 15 at the time), Viv Albertine, Tessa Pollit and Palmolive.
…
They were rough, rugged and they rocked. These girls came with an attitude unlike anything I’d ever seen before, male or female! They soon gained a reputation for being unpredictable, chaotic and downright scary. But what intimidated the A&R men, inspired and empowered legions of young girls up and down the country who were fed up with the options open to them at that time. The Clash were impressed enough to take them on the White Riot tour (Mick Jones would have to tune their guitars for them!). It was at this point I realised that I was trying to manage the unmanageable. Bands fighting each other was one thing (and not unheard of) but The Slits would be fighting on stage, off stage, and all points in between. The thing about The Slits was they were The Slits twenty-four seven, not just while they were on stage performing. It wasn’t an act. I remember trying to check the girls into a hotel one time, but before I’d even signed them in, we were being thrown out. Ari had decided to start wrecking the joint while we were still in reception. Such was the chaos that was the Slits.

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Don Letts - Culture Clash, Chapter 11

Typical Girls

I got fed up working at Boy, so I went off to try and manage The Slits, try being the operative word. The crucial four were Ari Up (who was just 15 at the time), Viv Albertine, Tessa Pollit and Palmolive.

They were rough, rugged and they rocked. These girls came with an attitude unlike anything I’d ever seen before, male or female! They soon gained a reputation for being unpredictable, chaotic and downright scary. But what intimidated the A&R men, inspired and empowered legions of young girls up and down the country who were fed up with the options open to them at that time. The Clash were impressed enough to take them on the White Riot tour (Mick Jones would have to tune their guitars for them!). It was at this point I realised that I was trying to manage the unmanageable. Bands fighting each other was one thing (and not unheard of) but The Slits would be fighting on stage, off stage, and all points in between. The thing about The Slits was they were The Slits twenty-four seven, not just while they were on stage performing. It wasn’t an act. I remember trying to check the girls into a hotel one time, but before I’d even signed them in, we were being thrown out. Ari had decided to start wrecking the joint while we were still in reception. Such was the chaos that was the Slits.

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