DARK PARTY
DARK PARTY
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Dark Art: Jeremy Blake – July 13, 2007 (double suicide)

"It’s telling that Blake’s most famous and most powerful work, the Winchester trilogy (2004), is a study of a woman’s madness, of her consuming, paranoiac obsession. Sarah Winchester (1839–1922), heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune, grief-stricken at the death of her husband and infant daughter, was told by a medium that she must move to California and never stop building on a giant house, to appease the ghosts of all those who had died by her family’s evil rifles. Which she did. The Winchester Mystery House, now a tourist attraction in San Jose, California, built over 38 years, has 160 rooms, 40 staircases, 950 doors, and 10,000 windows."

“My interest in the mansion,” Blake said in the catalogue for the 2004 Winchester show, “is rooted in an understanding that the site is more than just a monument to one person’s eccentric fears—it is the tangible outcome of a pileup of social and historical narratives.”

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2008/01/suicides200801
Dark Art: Jeremy Blake – July 13, 2007 (double suicide)

"It’s telling that Blake’s most famous and most powerful work, the Winchester trilogy (2004), is a study of a woman’s madness, of her consuming, paranoiac obsession. Sarah Winchester (1839–1922), heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune, grief-stricken at the death of her husband and infant daughter, was told by a medium that she must move to California and never stop building on a giant house, to appease the ghosts of all those who had died by her family’s evil rifles. Which she did. The Winchester Mystery House, now a tourist attraction in San Jose, California, built over 38 years, has 160 rooms, 40 staircases, 950 doors, and 10,000 windows."

“My interest in the mansion,” Blake said in the catalogue for the 2004 Winchester show, “is rooted in an understanding that the site is more than just a monument to one person’s eccentric fears—it is the tangible outcome of a pileup of social and historical narratives.”

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2008/01/suicides200801
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cauldronandcross:

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Frederick Ruysch (detail) Jan van Neck 1683
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foxesinbreeches:

Untitled (Female Nude and Textures) by Victor Palla, 1952
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 ”It (Suicide) is most probably the most correct and most ultimate solution.”
– René Crevel, (committed suicide) 18 June 1935
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kingstitt:

Weegee, Untitled [Installation view of “Weegee: Murder Is My Business” at the Photo League, New York]. 1941, Silver gelatin photographs
(here)
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whattheendoftheworldlookedlike:

Ocean Park, California, 1930.
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Post Apocalyptic Calendar – May Days 
Unabomber: A Revolutionary Recluse’s Promising Beginning
In 1958, 16 year old Theodore Kaczynski graduates early from public high school in Evergreen, Illinois and begins his studies in mathematics at Harvard. Though categorized in the media as a tortured genius from birth–  a stereotypical, problematic “loner”, the health-services doctor who interviewed Kaczynski for the medical examination Harvard required of incoming freshmen observed:

Good impression created. Attractive, mature for age, relaxed…. Talks easily, fluently and pleasantly…. likes people and gets on well with them. May have many acquaintances but makes his friends carefully. Prefers to be by himself part of the time at least. May be slightly shy…. Essentially a practical and realistic planner and an efficient worker…. Exceedingly stable, well integrated and feels secure within himself. Usually very adaptable. May have many achievements and satisfactions.

        – Alston Chase, Harvard and the making of the Unabomber, Part 1

Twenty years later, in May of 1978, Ted mails his first bomb, beginning 17 years of domestic terror by delivering a series of increasingly sophisticated explosive devices that killed three and injured 24.

 
Post Apocalyptic Calendar – May Days 
Unabomber: A Revolutionary Recluse’s Promising Beginning
In 1958, 16 year old Theodore Kaczynski graduates early from public high school in Evergreen, Illinois and begins his studies in mathematics at Harvard. Though categorized in the media as a tortured genius from birth–  a stereotypical, problematic “loner”, the health-services doctor who interviewed Kaczynski for the medical examination Harvard required of incoming freshmen observed:

Good impression created. Attractive, mature for age, relaxed…. Talks easily, fluently and pleasantly…. likes people and gets on well with them. May have many acquaintances but makes his friends carefully. Prefers to be by himself part of the time at least. May be slightly shy…. Essentially a practical and realistic planner and an efficient worker…. Exceedingly stable, well integrated and feels secure within himself. Usually very adaptable. May have many achievements and satisfactions.

        – Alston Chase, Harvard and the making of the Unabomber, Part 1

Twenty years later, in May of 1978, Ted mails his first bomb, beginning 17 years of domestic terror by delivering a series of increasingly sophisticated explosive devices that killed three and injured 24.

 
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prettyskeletons:

Six of clubs from a 19th century deck of playing cards.
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variousdemons:

More Gary Gilmore art along with one of his poems a letter and crime scene photograph.
variousdemons:

More Gary Gilmore art along with one of his poems a letter and crime scene photograph.
variousdemons:

More Gary Gilmore art along with one of his poems a letter and crime scene photograph.
variousdemons:

More Gary Gilmore art along with one of his poems a letter and crime scene photograph.
variousdemons:

More Gary Gilmore art along with one of his poems a letter and crime scene photograph.
variousdemons:

More Gary Gilmore art along with one of his poems a letter and crime scene photograph.
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thepsychhop:

A gem from the X-Files episode Jose Chung’s “From Outer Space”. A character who says he saw an alien abduction is named ‘Roky Crikenson’. I had to screenshot this just to check and see it wasn’t ‘Roky Erickson’. Ah, so close.
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that1randomweirdchick:

© Martha Stewart Living - Wriggling Snake Wreath
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Photos of the premiere of “Opus 17” by Eliane Radigue.
"Opus 17" was created at the artistic center of Verderonne on May 23, 1970, for the Fête en Blanc (i.e. White Festival) organized by the visual artists Antoni Miralda, Joan Rabascall, Dorothée Selz and Jaume Xifra.
Photos of the premiere of “Opus 17” by Eliane Radigue.
Photos of the premiere of “Opus 17” by Eliane Radigue.
"Opus 17" was created at the artistic center of Verderonne on May 23, 1970, for the Fête en Blanc (i.e. White Festival) organized by the visual artists Antoni Miralda, Joan Rabascall, Dorothée Selz and Jaume Xifra.
Photos of the premiere of “Opus 17” by Eliane Radigue.
Photos of the premiere of “Opus 17” by Eliane Radigue.
"Opus 17" was created at the artistic center of Verderonne on May 23, 1970, for the Fête en Blanc (i.e. White Festival) organized by the visual artists Antoni Miralda, Joan Rabascall, Dorothée Selz and Jaume Xifra.
Photos of the premiere of “Opus 17” by Eliane Radigue.
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