rust and stardust

{I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it}
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    get the fuck out,no fucken way this is the most coolest thing i have ever seen on tumblr 

    is this real?



    no no no.
    does anyone on tumblr fact check this shit? 

    the first four photos are clearly, and rather poorly, photoshopped. the source material for these and similar pictures comes from a hoax which dates back to 2007 and originated with a Worth1000 photoshop competition. look, here’s another one:
    oooOOOOooooo hoaxes

    the fifth, sixth, and tenth photos are from the discovery of the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion, also known as Thonis, the ruins of which were discovered underwater in 2000.
    the ninth photo is believed by most scientists to be a naturally-formed underwater structure.
    and the seventh and eighth photos are associated with Portuguese/Bermuda Triangle sonar/shady image/bad press debacles, neither of which can be proven true.

    tl;dr  I’m not saying giant humans never existed (though let’s not forget the square-cube law…) but these are definitely not real pictures of giant humans. also, yay ancient Egypt, we can be excited about that.

    (Source: cultureunseen, via discofemme)


    by CaroPosted on July 23, 2014
    “Paramnesia”, like déjà vu, refers to a supernatural phenomenon in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality. Joram Roukes explores this concept with his exhibition of the same name, which opened last weekend at Thinkspace Gallery. Previously, Roukes’ work centered on reflections of daily life experiences reassembled in surreal, painterly scenes. For the past six months, he collected new experiences while working in Los Angeles. The result is slightly schizophrenic. Throughout, exotic animals erupt from anonymous figures performing a variety of city professions. In a way, it recalls Craola’s use of anthromorphic characters to personify dreams (covered here), only Roukes’ are sourced from a place more terrifying- reality.

    If we’re looking at Roukes’ notion of what is going to be said or happen next, we can only assume the worst. His figures appear to float in mid-air, where abstract shapes displace them from often disastrous surroundings. Others are displaced against white backdrops, contrasted against the gallery’s main wall painted black for the show. It highlights the fact that Roukes is painting contradicting themes; the strangeness of a dream combined with the sense it genuinely happened. Turn the corner into the gallery’s project room, and we find “Open Channels” by Nosego and “Emerge” by James Linkous. They ‘channel’ a different energy. Nosego’s animalistic imagery is both playful and powerful, while Linkous paints faces that appear to emerge out of water. None of the three ofter a linear definition, instead drawing attention to the layers of the imagination.

    “Paramnesia” by Joram Roukes is on view at Thinkspace Gallery through August 9, 2014.


    Dan Holdsworth - Blackout (2010)

    "…Iceland’s southern landscape, a place dominated by glaciers permeated with so much basalt-black dust and grit as to be dark, not light. In this harsh, vast landscape where tectonic plates rip the earth’s surface violently apart and volcanic ash and glaciers collide, the detritus of the past is literally frozen into the present.

    These glaciers are, however, rapidly melting away, an event which acts as a powerful quantifier of the environmental conditions of our time.

    Inspired by the 1965 New York blackout, this series sees Holdsworth execute a double inversion, making black glaciers white to craft an alter-reality within the negative frame. This is a modern measure of time, a phenomenological encounter in which distortion of light heightens the other senses, disrupts awareness of duration, and compels us engage with the world in an entirely new way. His decision to abstract an already incomprehensible terrain enhances its alien qualities: black skies and a landscape that appears illuminated from within portray a place that is, geologically and conceptually, more akin to a lunar landscape than our own planet.

    These images are a digital rendering of the technological sublime, documents of a planetary surface that confront us with the Other, shifting perspective and forcing us to see ourselves anew.”


    The Dark Imagination of Max Kahan

    Max Kahan is a Brooklyn based artist that works in charcoal, graphite and a variety of printmaking techniques, such as monoprint, etching, drypoint, and relief.

    Max was born and raised in San Diego, California. He Moved to San Francisco, California in 1999, where he attended San Francisco State University, receiving a BA in Art, with an emphasis in printmaking and sculpture. Max was also a founder of the Marshal Project, an artist collective in San Francisco that curated art shows in DIY/alternative art spaces.

    Max remained in San Francisco for ten years where, after finishing his undergrad, he apprenticed and worked as a carpenter, as well as illustrating and screenprinting for friends’ punk bands.

    After a year of graduate school at Academy of Art San Francisco, Max dropped out of the program to move to Brooklyn, New York in 2009 to start a woodworking business with a friend, and to continue illustration and printmaking.

    Max is a co-owner of Wishbone Woodworking LLC., a custom cabinet and furniture company located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is also a member at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

    In addition to contributing to Carrrier Pigeon, Max has shown artwork in New York City at Sacred Gallery, Powerhouse Arena, Allegra LaViola Gallery, Blackburn 20|20 Gallery, MF Gallery, and St Vitus.

    (via littlelimpstiff14u2)


    Bad Girls — MIA (feat. Missy Elliott and Azealia Banks)

    A really go-get’em remix for this Friday afternoon. We don’t really do remixes often, but I felt this was worth it since it features sick verses by Missy Elliott and Azealia Banks to compliment MIA’s bad girl demeanor.

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