17 September 2009

bucket of blood.

I really hate watching movies in those uncomfortable desks.
But this movie I thought was hilarious. Just the absurdity of it all. I liked the whole noir setting it establishes in the beginning with the main character just being this really sad lonely creature, and the whole thing just spirals further and further into this crazed story.

New Museum visit.

Right off the bat, I wish I had a little more to look at everything.

I enjoyed the Emory Douglass show, I liked the style that was used in all his pieces, that crisp graphic style is something I dig. The way it was displayed felt a bit too much like a history lesson and less about the art. But I still found myself appreciating the work. I liked how even some of his looser work had a specifically graphic feel to it.

David Goldblatt's work really impressed me. I'm a sucker for any large scale photos or prints or videos that just are obscenely sharp and vibrant. I love that. His photos just looked HD, I mean the level of detail and clarity in some of those prints was just ridiculous. The fact that the subject matter was interesting and he had something to say with everything aside, the technical aspects of all his photo work impressed the hell out of me. Also the contrast between all the color photos and the b&w was really interesting and the photos of locations at two different time periods were pretty neat.

One thing about the New Museum that always bugs me, is that it reminds me of Home Depot (not that I don't like the Depot, I wouldn't be caught dead in a Lowes) but the place just feels unfinished.

Alex bag video.

That was painful.
I like the humor of it, all the satire and just, it was an utter rip on art kids and their attitude which is great. Because the stereotypical art kid tends to have the worst kind of attitude, with all this overly pretentious crap they tend to spew. But seriously....an hour? Most of the characters that weren't the art kid were just...annoying. However I loved the bit with the video teacher, but the hello kitty parts had me shut off the volume and go do something else while I waited for it to pass.

There were segments that I liked, in that they just made fun of a specific attitude that I really can't stand, but the length and and over use of the word 'like' bothered me and the annoying characters that she brought into it grated on my nerves, and I really just wanted to move onto doing something else...