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    lwn-twoframenotebook:

    Polina, Bastien Vives (2011)

    Grace is not taught. It’s a gift.

    People don’t see what you don’t show them.

    And other advices, other artist catchphrases, as in any artistic formation tale. The young & gifted dancer joining the academy, going through the steps & through teenage & through injuries & through doubt (& so on). When you think of it, the steps are here, in the story, the long backstage story behind the success story - but the steps don’t jump from the page & scream their number in the outline. It’s a fine narrative flow following the black lines on the page, the fluid & floating & flying lines of dancer bodies & members. The master ink style of Bastien Vives seems perfectly dedicated to such a project, 200 pages of a girl dancing to the adult age, a girl dancing to her own artistic expression, her artistic balance in between expression & mastered skills, her own line. Wonderfully fascinatingly haunting.

    La grâce ne s’apprend pas. C’est un don.

    Les gens ne voient pas ce que tu ne leur montres pas.

    Et les autres conseils, les autres formules d’artiste, comme dans tout récit de formation artistique. La jeune & talentueuse danseuse rejoignant l’académie, traversant les étapes & traversant l’adolescence & traversant les blessures & traversant les doutes (& ainsi de suite). En y songeant un instant, les étapes sont bien là, dans le récit, la longue histoire en coulisse derrière l’histoire d’une réussite - mais ces étapes ne sautent pas de la page en criant leur numéro de section dans le plan. C’est un flux narrative fin qui suit les lignes noires sur la page, les lignes fluides & flottant & folles des corps & membres des danseurs. Le magnifique style à encre de Bastien Vivès semble parfaitement adapté à un tel projet, 200 pages d’une fille dansant son chemin jusqu’à l’âge adutle, d’une fille dansant jusqu’à son expression artistique propre, son équlibre artistique entre expression & compétences maîtrisées, sa propre ligne à elle. Magnifiquement fascinamment hantant.

    — 6 hours ago with 1 note
    #graphic novel  #french comics  #BD  #bastien vives  #2framenotebook 
    "In general…there’s no point in writing hopeless novels. We all know we’re going to die; what’s important is the kind of men and women we are in the face of this."
    Anne Lamott (via writingquotes)
    — 7 hours ago with 222 notes
    Sharp lines are black or white for silhouette shadows (geometry as the present future of landscape) #bnf #igersparis  (à BNF, Paris)

    Sharp lines are black or white for silhouette shadows (geometry as the present future of landscape) #bnf #igersparis (à BNF, Paris)

    — 1 day ago
    #bnf  #igersparis 
    Iron stairs often start from iron floors (no need for black’n’white filter in a black’n’white world) #bnf #igersparis #paris #future (à BNF, Paris)

    Iron stairs often start from iron floors (no need for black’n’white filter in a black’n’white world) #bnf #igersparis #paris #future (à BNF, Paris)

    — 1 day ago
    #paris  #future  #bnf  #igersparis 
    Summer drink & summer music & summer time in the summer city (nothing better than some good ricerside) #bnf #paris #quaisdu13
#igersparis  (à paris)

    Summer drink & summer music & summer time in the summer city (nothing better than some good ricerside) #bnf #paris #quaisdu13
    #igersparis (à paris)

    — 1 day ago
    #paris  #igersparis  #bnf  #quaisdu13 

    lwn-twoframenotebook:

    Pasión y olvido de Anastassia Lizavetta, Juan-Carlos Mondragón (2004)

    Waking up before dawn. Interrupted dream was seducing & frustating. Might as well tackle some chores earlier. Have a cigarette. Have a leak. Have a cigarette (is it the second one?) Do the washing up from yesterday-night diner. The Korean knife my husband bought on a shopping channel. The Korean knife, so sharp.

    She just goes back to their bedroom, her husband still sleeping. And she stabbed him 8 times through the blancket.

    The first chapters of the novel are some master painting of early-morning numbness, early-morning angst & feel-bad thoughts, bursting with the list of things to do and unease. The pages let the gray dawning light gain the reader’s eyes & mind, through the flow of consciousness from the lady-killer to-be. Then the rest of the novel cleverly extend the flow to become “12 hours in the life of a (husband-killing) woman”. City strolling through Montevideo, images, small impulse desires to fulfill, old memories all come into play and build a portrait of a lost modern soul, who fled from the cheap neighborhood of her family, searched for well-being & pleasant sensuality, looked for travel & exploration - and was just living with her husband & her kid. Striking portrait, striking read.

    Passion et oubli d’Anastassia Lizavetta, Juan-Carlos Mondragón (2010 pour la traduction française)

    Debout juste avant l’aube. Le rêve interrompu était séduisant & frustrant. Autant boucler quelques tâches ménagères plus tôt. Fume une cigarette. Un tour aux toilettes. Fume une cigarette (est-ce la deuxième ?) Faire la vaisselle du dîner d’hier soir. Le couteau coréeen acheté par mon mari au téléachat. Le couteau coréen, tellement aiguisé.

    Elle retourne simplement à leur chambre, son mari dort toujours. Et elle le poignarde 8 fois à travers la couverture.

    Les premiers chapîtres du roman sont la peinture brillante du flou des matins tôt, les angoisses & les pensées je-vais-mal de ces matins tôt, laissant éclater la liste des choses à faire et le malaise. Les pages laisse la lumière grise de l’aube atteindre l’oeil du lecteur et son esprit, à l’aide du flot de conscience de cette assasine en devenir. Puis le reste du roman étend avec habilité ce flot pour devenir “12 heures dans la vie d’une femme (ayant tué son mari)”. Traversée de la ville de Montevideo, les images, les petites désirs impulsifs qu’il faut satisfaire, les vieux souvenirs, tous entrent en jeu et construisent le portrait d’une âme moderne déboussolée, qui avait fui du quartier populaire & radin de sa famille, qui avait cherché le bien-être & une sensualité agréable, qui avait rêvé de voyage & d’exploration - et s’était finalement retrouvée à vivre son mari & son fils. Portrait frappant, lecture frappante.

    — 1 day ago with 2 notes
    #i read  #novel  #south american novel  #roman  #roman sud américain  #2framenotebook  #stream of consciousness 
    newyorker:

The Tower of David, an unfinished skyscraper in downtown Caracas, has been the home of 3,000 people for the past several years. Now, the world’s tallest slum is being evacuated: http://nyr.kr/1nXJAAo
Photograph by Sebastian Liste.

Mira, @karlatone

    newyorker:

    The Tower of David, an unfinished skyscraper in downtown Caracas, has been the home of 3,000 people for the past several years. Now, the world’s tallest slum is being evacuated: http://nyr.kr/1nXJAAo

    Photograph by Sebastian Liste.

    Mira, @karlatone

    (Source: newyorker.com)

    — 1 day ago with 426 notes
    humansofnewyork:

“I don’t always wear blue. Sometimes I wear turquoise.”

    humansofnewyork:

    “I don’t always wear blue. Sometimes I wear turquoise.”

    — 2 days ago with 2332 notes

    Walking Dead, Kirkman - Adlard (2012)

    — 2 days ago
    #bd  #comics  #walking dead  #in2014  #2010s 

    lwn-twoframenotebook:

    Walking Dead - vol.15 Mourning & Hope, Kirkman - Adlard (2012)

    I fell into the Walking Dead comics earlier this year - and immediately kept falling compulsively. The balance is impressive: zombie apocalypse drama & action sustained with in-depth character studies. The serial pace definitively makes it prone for binge exploration, jumping through attacks, character despair, torture, death, bad guys… This volume 15 of the French Edition (vol. 87 to 90 of the US comics) is on the post-tempest calm note. No zombie attack, barely no violent outbursts in the community of men: this is some part to let characters talk & think - never the worst side of the series, dedicated to analyze the evolution of minds in extreme situations.

    Walking Dead - vol.15 Deuil & Espoir, Kirkman - Adlard (2012)

    Je suis tombé dans les comics de Walking Dead un peu plus tôt cette année - et j’ai immédiatement poursuivi ma chute de manière convulsive. L’équilibre est impressionnant : action et drame dans un cadre d’apocalypse zombie, mais assis sur une étude en profondeur du caractères des protagonistes. Le tempo de feuilleton rend la série propice à la lecture à haute dose, traversant attaque zombie, désespoir d’un personnage, torture, décès, méchants… Ce volume 15 des éditions françaises fait partie du versant calme-après-la-tempête. Pas d’attaque de rôdeurs, à peine un petit éclat de violence dans la communauté humaine: c’est un moment pour laisser les personnages parler & penser - jamais le pire côté de la série, dédiée à l’analyse d’esprits en évolution au coeur de ces situations extrêmes.

    (Source: lewilliamnorth)

    — 2 days ago with 2 notes
    #bd  #2framenotebook  #walking dead  #zombies  #comics  #i read comics 
    "The paradox and pathos of movie acting, as opposed to theatre acting, is that in the theatre the actor gives; in the cinema, the actor is taken from. It’s the camera that makes the star and the director who sees through the camera."
    Richard Brody on the essence of stardom: http://nyr.kr/1o03j2n (via newyorker)

    (Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

    — 2 days ago with 399 notes
    merzbow-derek:

Sonic Youth’s Albums In No Order At All - No 3a of 15(ish) - Made In USA
OK, so this is kind-of in order but it’s a good story, quickly told. The producers of a mid-budget film were using “EVOL” as a “temp track” and, particularly enamoured with “Secret Girl”, invited the group to provide the soundtrack proper. The rough cut, described by Moore in the sleeve notes as a “politically pointed road movie” interested the group sufficiently and the challenge was accepted. Eventually, the film was recut to become more of a teen movie and the majority of SY’s soundtrack, according to Moore, hit the cutting room floor too. In 1994, with Kim Gordon on maternity leave, the soundtrack was remixed and released. Well, sort of. This was tough to find in the UK; indeed, my copy is a cut-out(!) sourced from a second-hand mail order list around the turn of the century…
The overall sound is a bit warbly in places, so perhaps the film producers didn’t take especially good care of the tapes. In fact, one wonders if the cassette fidelity of the opening track might be a cover-up job. There’s an open-road rock feel to some of the pieces (a harmonica is pressed into service on “Rim Thrusters”!) that’s strikingly traditional but, on the other paw, “Secret Girl” appears exactly as it does on “EVOL“. In fact, the tapes of “Secret Girl” also form about 70% of  “O.J.‘s Glove Or What?“, 90%  of “The Velvet Plug“ and as good as 100% of “Tulip Fire 2” which adds a little extra trainspotter value. The album is, inevitably, almost all instrumental; Moore sings on “Tuck N Dar“ but it isn’t exactly a lost classic. The gentler, more reflective tracks are the most successful; the quiet harmonics of “Moon In The Bathroom”, “Thought Bubbles” and “Smoke Blisters” recall “Shadow Of A Doubt” and it’s a sound SY can really make sparkle, transforming their music into a night sky punctured with stars, halogens and distant fires. The titles, by the way, appear to have been added for the purposes of the album release (“O.J.‘s Glove…“ being the giveaway) and reveal nothing about the content - there are several recurring themes and the titles do nothing to reveal this; for example, “Lincoln’s Gout” and “Coughing Up Tweed” are alternate performances of exactly the same theme. 
Inevitably, a series of miniatures like this will have its frustrations - it’s tantalising to think what some of these seeds could have been grown into but the recurring themes and the unfussy sound make this a good listen as well as an insight into how the group were developing from ”EVOL” into “Sister” and its easy to see why they were keen to rescue this from movie development hell.
Rating - 6.5/10

    merzbow-derek:

    Sonic Youth’s Albums In No Order At All - No 3a of 15(ish) - Made In USA

    OK, so this is kind-of in order but it’s a good story, quickly told. The producers of a mid-budget film were using “EVOL” as a “temp track” and, particularly enamoured with “Secret Girl”, invited the group to provide the soundtrack proper. The rough cut, described by Moore in the sleeve notes as a “politically pointed road movie” interested the group sufficiently and the challenge was accepted. Eventually, the film was recut to become more of a teen movie and the majority of SY’s soundtrack, according to Moore, hit the cutting room floor too. In 1994, with Kim Gordon on maternity leave, the soundtrack was remixed and released. Well, sort of. This was tough to find in the UK; indeed, my copy is a cut-out(!) sourced from a second-hand mail order list around the turn of the century…

    The overall sound is a bit warbly in places, so perhaps the film producers didn’t take especially good care of the tapes. In fact, one wonders if the cassette fidelity of the opening track might be a cover-up job. There’s an open-road rock feel to some of the pieces (a harmonica is pressed into service on “Rim Thrusters”!) that’s strikingly traditional but, on the other paw, “Secret Girl” appears exactly as it does on “EVOL“. In fact, the tapes of “Secret Girl” also form about 70% of  “O.J.‘s Glove Or What?“, 90%  of “The Velvet Plug“ and as good as 100% of “Tulip Fire 2” which adds a little extra trainspotter value. The album is, inevitably, almost all instrumental; Moore sings on “Tuck N Dar“ but it isn’t exactly a lost classic. The gentler, more reflective tracks are the most successful; the quiet harmonics of “Moon In The Bathroom”, “Thought Bubbles” and “Smoke Blisters” recall “Shadow Of A Doubt” and it’s a sound SY can really make sparkle, transforming their music into a night sky punctured with stars, halogens and distant fires. The titles, by the way, appear to have been added for the purposes of the album release (“O.J.‘s Glove…“ being the giveaway) and reveal nothing about the content - there are several recurring themes and the titles do nothing to reveal this; for example, “Lincoln’s Gout” and “Coughing Up Tweed” are alternate performances of exactly the same theme. 

    Inevitably, a series of miniatures like this will have its frustrations - it’s tantalising to think what some of these seeds could have been grown into but the recurring themes and the unfussy sound make this a good listen as well as an insight into how the group were developing from ”EVOL” into “Sister” and its easy to see why they were keen to rescue this from movie development hell.

    Rating - 6.5/10

    (Source: hippriestess)

    — 3 days ago with 4 notes
    A new poll found that most Americans have a higher opinion of Darth Vader than of any potential 2016 candidate. In fact, things are looking so good for Vader that he’s decided to run for president. He’s even released a few campaign slogans.

    (via fallontonight)

    — 3 days ago with 675 notes
    humansofnewyork:

“I had cancer when I was sixteen. But honestly, it was so long ago that it’s almost like it happened to a different person. It doesn’t color my interactions or anything. But I’m a dancer, and I do think it’s affected my dancing. There’s this interesting tension between training and striving to control every movement of your body, and realizing that at any moment, your body can rebel against itself in a way that’s completely out of your control.”

    humansofnewyork:

    “I had cancer when I was sixteen. But honestly, it was so long ago that it’s almost like it happened to a different person. It doesn’t color my interactions or anything. But I’m a dancer, and I do think it’s affected my dancing. There’s this interesting tension between training and striving to control every movement of your body, and realizing that at any moment, your body can rebel against itself in a way that’s completely out of your control.”

    — 3 days ago with 4420 notes