Hey all. Well, the clocks are now turned ahead, so things are looking up on this side of The Wall. More sun, means more heat, which means less bone-chilling,ball-shrivelling cold. Hallelujah!
Vive La France.
Here's a trailer for a cool looking French film that premiered at Fantastic Fest last year called Horsehead.
Though the trailer isn't new, I bring it up because Horsehead was recently picked up for distribution in Canada by Black Fawn Films, so hopefully I'll be getting a crack at this visually stunning flick this May.
Check out this cool book from Tom Hodge of The Dude Designs (take a moment to check out his site, because he's pretty great).
This is a collection of over two-hundred and forty covers from the VHS era with a forward from Mondo's Justin Ismael. What makes this book even more special it is an exploration of VHS art from the UK, so a good deal of them will not be familiar to those of us this side of the pond.
VHS Video Cover Art is currently available for pre-order through Amazon for release May 28th.
Don't Use The Good China.
Here's another example that anything can be re-appropriated for more horrifying means. Check out these pieces from Israeli ceramic sculptor Ronit Baranga.
This rattles my brain. It's like that test where it's hard to read off the names of colours, because the words are printed in a different colour that the word (“red” in yellow and so on). Baranga has tapped into that, as dishes are not supposed to have mouths in them;
“The useful, passive, tableware can now be perceived as an active object, aware of itself and its surroundings – responding to it. It does not allow to be taken for granted, to be used. It decides on its own how to behave in the situation.”
Weeeeeeird. To see the rest of the set, click here.