Zero Atemporality

October 29th, 2010 by bruno boutot

William Gibson is in Montreal tonight and I see atemporality everywhere.

On my computer, in the Chrome window, No more History:

In the metro, No more Time:



François Yo Gourd expose à la Casa obscura

October 16th, 2010 by bruno boutot

Une exposition pour donner envie au monde entier de devenir plus fou, donc moins sérieux.

Des vieilles toiles, des photos hors foyer, des affiches osées,
des morceaux du coeur du frère André, les bretelles de Napoléon,
les lunettes de Crépo et des bobettes en dentelle.

Un beau gros paquet de niaiseries
pour agrémenter vos conversations érotiques.

La Casa obscura
4381, Papineau

Vernissage à 17h le jeudi 21 octobre
Exposion jusqu’au mercredi 4 novembre

François Yo Gourd est:
Foulosophe et Niaisologue
V.I.P. Véritable Idiot Professionnel
Rectum de l’Université de Foulosophie:
Président du Parti Rhinocéros du Canada:
Président de Symfolium

Mes albums photos avec le tag “François Gourd”.

La nuit d’observation de la lune

September 18th, 2010 by bruno boutot

À l’occasion de “la nuit d’observation de la lune“,

une image de la NASA montrant l’âge de la formation des cratères de la lune.
(Je vais retrouver la source.)

Belle policière pour histoire policière

September 18th, 2010 by bruno boutot

André Marois publie des illustrations d’Alain Pilon qui vont accompagner son nouveau roman-jeunesse Mesures de guerre:

Invitation Spazuk

September 9th, 2010 by bruno boutot

The Cheap Art Manifesto

September 8th, 2010 by bruno boutot

Found in Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard.

Bred & Puppet Philosophy

Le champ de vagues de Maya Lin

September 6th, 2010 by bruno boutot

Aujourd’hui dans, une très belle série de photos du photographe du New York Times Librado Romero d’une de mes oeuvres préférées d’art contemporain: le “Storm King Wavefield” de Maya Lin.

L’article de Holland Cotter: “sweeping and intimate, detailed and abstract.”
Le diaporama.

Photo: Librado Romero/The New York Times

Christo & Jeanne-Claude as visionaries

September 6th, 2010 by bruno boutot

The great art critic and historian Greg Allen wrote about an ATT commercial that ends with this disclaimer:

“The artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have no direct or indirect affiliation or involvement with AT&T.”

referring of course to Christo’s & Jeanne-Claude’s The Gates.

At the same time, I had been strucked by a much more disturbing collision of images from Christo & Jeanne-Claude.

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has brought so much pain and destruction that I didn’t dare to bring art into it until today.

I have had these images since May 24, 2010. Four months later, they still haunt me.

An oil containment boom is deployed to the Gulf of Mexico.

An oil containment boom is deployed to the Gulf of Mexico.
Source: Official U.S. Navy Gallery’s photostream

Protective booms surround islands near mouth of the Mississippi River south of Venice, Louisiana.
Source: The Boston Globe – The Big Picture by Alan Taylor – AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

In my mind, these two pictures are an incredibly dramatic, yet elegant echo of this work of art, created 27 years ago:

Source: Christo & Jeanne-Claude from the project Surrounded Islands, 1983

Gives me the bumps.


September 4th, 2010 by bruno boutot

Fascinating story and gallery in Wired showing pictures of Vegas carpet by Chris Maluszynski.

Years ago, while in Las Vegas covering the World Series of Poker, Maluszynski found himself as enraptured by the drama unfolding below the tables as above them. Originally from Sweden, now based in New York, Maluszynski spent four years roaming Sin City’s kaleidoscopic corridors with his camera.


Image @Chris Maluszynski/MOMENT

Dave Schwartz, Director of the Center for Gaming Research, at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, theorizes that “casino carpet is known as an exercise in deliberate bad taste that somehow encourages people to gamble.”

Viewing the whole gallery is an experience slightly disturbing but recommended nonetheless to jolt your artistic sensibility. Kinda drinking fresh lemon juice.

L’art de ranger son bois de chauffage

September 2nd, 2010 by bruno boutot


Trouvé ici via Mathew Haughey et ça vient de Urban Farm Store (un site pour amateurs de poules urbaines) mais je n’ai pas trouvé le crédit de la photo originale sur le site.