Hedi Xandt, Punk’s Not Head, 2012
These gorgeous 19th century illustrations show the anatomical wonder beneath the cellulosic skin of some the planet’s oldest multicellular creatures: plants. For all the biological detective work we devote to the animal end of the world, it’s important to remember that these guys have ben there silently watching, swaying in the breeze for millions of years, the middlemen in an economy that turns sunlight into meat, the anchor of complex life on Earth.
Holy crap this wind map is gorgeous. Click the image so you can watch it move. “This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US right now.”
You really need to click through and look at this. Orders of magnitude more amazing when you can watch it move in real-time.
If you’re feeling windy today, you should also check out this kinetic sculpture by Charles Sowers called “Windswept”, made of 612 freely-rotating wind arrows. Stunningly hypnotic video:
For those not in New York or L.A. (and even those who are), we were tipped to a special treat for fans of Żuławski, his regular composer Andrzej Korzynski, and their maddening marital horror film, Possession. The fantastic crate-digging curators of the brilliant Finders Keepers label have released a limited editionversion (in green cassette tape!) of Korzynski’s score for Żuławski’s 1981 masterpiece.
Love in the Afternoon (Éric Rohmer, 1972)
Le diable probablement (The Devil Probably), 1977 (dir. Robert Bresson)
By Sam Barrett