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The Scent of Belle Haleine
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 07-27-11
Can the smell of Duchamp's famous perfume be reconstructed? The blog "Olfactory Art" tells all. Unfortunately, even OSX Lion doesn't come with scent-receptors. Time for Steve Jobs to team up with William Gibson... ...more

Picabia's 391, up for sale, sold.
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 07-26-11
Francis Picabia's magazine, 391, showcased the one time dadaist's eroto-mechanomorphic diagrams and his anti-aesthete's wisdom. (It still exists in fact, in bastardized digital form http://www.391.org/) Three of the more historical issues went on the market recently, and were offered for around $900 ...more

Indifference: the Musical Score
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 07-25-11
This composer and nonsense aficionado Gary Bachlund sets a short, meaningless verse (cited, or curated, by Douglas Hostfadter in his excellent Metamagical Themas), to a tongue-in-cheek arrangement of chromaticism and diatonic sextuplets. ...more

Surrealist Lab: In Search of Automatism (part 1)
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 07-24-11
In a recent post, "With A Lunatic Gesture We Forsook Jujitsu" (Automatism A), I tried my hand at some automatic writing. This was a practice codified by the Surrealists under the direction of Andre Breton, but its provenance dates to long before that. Its purpose has depended on the histor ...more

Cao Fei's "Whose Utopia"
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 07-23-11
Among contemporary world artists, the Guangdong new media and video artist Cao Fei is among the most intriguing explorers of the boundaries between the fantastical, the global/political and the everyday. Her recent work "Whose Utopia" unquestionably steals the show at the new Deutsche Gugg ...more

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