Sunday, August 13, 2006

the blue-suede shoe jay sings for i me me not you too, and other seemless drivel

from a frozen lake of ice uncolored and dotted white mess-work a neck towered as a chimney, smoky perm, as cottony furls, curled into their burnt tips, bobbing, bobbing, bobbing, the lace scratch itched pinching something awful her throat, bobbing, and she tugged at the new collar, humming as she played. is it really ever so bad? her heart pounded with thoughts of Glen Gould billowing through the lemon-suckled lips, sending swinging harmonics through a so-called invisible retainer and the remaining strings of a wholesome breakfast virbrating in ecastacy, straining the well-rehearsed molars, while plunking the MASH theme with her pointer - one note, two note, pain… less. terrible collar, beautiful shirt. pain… full. lovely clothes are worth… it, but I still want to… change. Da-dumdumdum… dum… dum… …. … dumdum…. De..wait.. de.. no… da… ah! Dum!


i forget what comes next




"Far away from here lives a crazy lady called Daisy O'Grady..."
- Vivienne Goodman, Guess What

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Anatomy





'Twas in another lifetime,

one of toil and blood

When blackness was a virtue


and the road was full of mud


I came in from the wilderness,


a creature void of form


"Come in," she said,
"I'll give you shelter from the storm."


And if I pass this way again,


you can rest assured


I'll always do my best for her,


on that I give my word


In a world of steel-eyed death,

and men who are fighting to be warm


"Come in," she said,
"I'll give you shelter from the storm."


Not a word was spoke between us,

there was little risk involved

Everything up to that point had been left unresolved


Try imagining a place where it's always safe and warm

Come in, she said,


I'll give you


shelter from the storm

I was burned out from exhaustion,


buried in the hail,


Poisoned in the bushes


and blown out on the trail,


Hunted like a crocodile,


ravaged in the corn


"Come in," she said


"I'll give you shelter from the storm."


Suddenly I turned around and she was standing there


With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair.


She walked up to me so gracefully


and took my crown of thorns


"Come in," she said, "I'll give you shelter from the storm."













Now there's a wall between us, somethin' there's been lost


I took too much for granted,


got my signals crossed

Just to think that it all began on a uneventful morn


"Come in," she said,
"I'll give you shelter from the storm."

Well, the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount


But nothing really matters much, it's doom alone that counts


And the one-eyed undertaker, he blows a futile horn.








"Come in," she said,
"I'll give you shelter from the storm."













I've heard newborn babies wailin' like a mournin' dove
And old men with broken teeth stranded without love.
Do I understand your question, man, is it hopeless and forlorn?





Well, I'm livin' in a foreign country but I'm bound to cross the line
Beauty walks a razor's edge, someday I'll make it mine.
If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born.
"Come in," she said,
"I'll give you shelter from the storm."






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  • Rock painting, ca. 6000 B.C.E.
    © Archivo Iconografico, S.A./Corbis
    Aboriginal "x-ray style" figure. Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.
  • Jushikei hakki (Shi si jing fa hui. Japanese & Chinese Hua, Shou (1304-1386) Publication: [Tokyo]: Suharaya Heisuke kanko, Kyoho gan [1716]
  • Tashrih-i badan-i insane
    Persian manuscript, ca. 1400-1500. National Library of Medicine
    Mansur ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Yusuf ibn Ilyas(fl. ca. 1390)
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    Bologna, 1535. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.
    Jacopo Berengario da Carpi(ca.1460-ca.1530)
  • La dissection des parties du corps humain... (“On the dissection of the parts of the human body”)
    Paris, 1546. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.
    Charles Estienne(1504-ca. 1564)[author]Étienne de la Rivière(d. 1569) [anatomist]
  • La dissection des parties du corps humain...
    Paris, 1546. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.
    Charles Estienne(1504-ca. 1564)[author]Étienne de la Rivière(d. 1569) [anatomist]
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    Rome, 1559. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.
    Juan Valverde de Amusco(ca. 1525 - ca. 1588)[anatomist]
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    Venice, 1627. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.
    Giulio Casserio(ca. 1552-1616)[anatomist]
    Odoardo Fialetti[artist]
  • Anatomia del corpo humano Valverde de Amusco, Juan (ca. 1525-ca. 1588) Publication: Rome: Ant. Salamanca and Antonio Lafrery, 1560
  • De formato foetu...
    Frankfurt, 1631. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.
    Giulio Casserio(ca. 1552-1616)[anatomist]
    Odoardo Fialetti[artist]
    In Adriaan van Spiegel(1578-1625)
  • Anatomische Tafeln...
    Frankfurt, 1656. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine
    Giulio Casserio(ca. 1552-1616)[anatomist]
  • A compleat treatise of the muscles, as they appear in the humane body, and arise in dissection...
    London, 1681. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.
    AnatomistOntleding des menschelyken lichaams...
    Amsterdam, 1690. Copperplate engraving with etching. National Library of Medicine.
    Anatomist/Author: Govard Bidloo (1649-1713)
    Artist: Gérard de Lairesse (1640-1711)/Author: John Browne (1642-ca. 1702)
  • Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams...
    Amsterdam, 1690. Copperplate engraving with etching. National Library of Medicine.
    Govard Bidloo(1649-1713)[anatomist];
    Gérard de Lairesse(1640-1711)[artist]
  • Ma’a’seh Toviyah
    Venice, 1708. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.
    Toviyah Kats(ca. 1652-1729)[author]
  • Tabulae Sceleti e Musculorum Corporis Humani
    (London, 1749). Copperplate engraving with etching. National Library of Medicine
    Bernhard Siegfried Albinus(1697-1770)[anatomist]
    Jan Wandelaar(1690-1759)[artist]
  • Medical anatomy...
    London, 1869. Chromolithograph. National Library of Medicine.
    Francis Sibson(1814-1876)[anatomist]
    William Fairland(fl. mid-1800s)[artist]
  • Anatomie des parties de la génération de l’homme et de la femme
    Paris, 1773. Colored mezzotint. National Library of Medicine.
    Jacques Fabien Gautier D’Agoty(1717-1785)[author/artist/printer]
  • Anatomie des parties de la génértion de l’homme et de la femme
    Paris, 1773. Colored mezzotint. National Library of Medicine
    Jacques Fabien Gautier D’Agoty(1717-1785)[author/artist/printer]
  • Anatomie des parties de la génération de l’homme et de la femme
    Paris, 1773. Colored mezzotint. National Library of Medicine.
    Jacques Fabien Gautier D’Agoty(1717-1785)[author/artist/printer]
  • Desiccated hand, anatomical specimen, University of Valladolid, Spain, ca. 1800
    Photographer: Rosamond Purcell, 2002
  • Elementi di anatomia fisiologica applicata alle belle arti figurative
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    Francesco Bertinatti(fl. mid-1800s)[anatomist]
    Mecco Leone[artist]
  • Lectures to ladies on anatomy and physiology
    Boston, 1842. Wood engraving. National Library of Medicine
    Mary S. Gove(1810-1884)[author] copied from William Cheselden’s 1713 Anatomy of the Humane Body (also used in William A. Alcott’s landmark popular anatomy, The House I Live In (1832))
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    Toulouse, 1779. Etching. National Library of Medicine.
    Jacques Gamelin(1739-1803)[artist]
  • The hand of Mrs. Wilhelm Roentgen: the first X-ray image, 1895
    In Otto Glasser, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and the early history of the Roentgen rays. London, 1933. National Library of Medicine.
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    N.p., 1926. Etching. National Library of Medicine
    John Sloan(1871-1951)[artist]
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    Stuttgart, 1926. Chromolithograph. National Library of Medicine.
    Fritz Kahn(1888-1968)[author]
  • Illustrations of dissections in a series of original coloured plates, the size of life, representing the dissection of the human body...
    London, 1867. Chromolithograph. National Library of Medicine.
    George Viner Ellis(1812-1900)[anatomist]
    George Henry Ford(1809-1876)[artist]
  • La poupée (The Doll), Hans Bellmer, 1936
  • Das Leben des Menschen; eine volkstümliche Anatomie, Biologie, Physiologie und Entwick-lungs-geschichte des Menschen. Vol. 2
    Stuttgart, 1926. Relief halftone. National Library of Medicine
    Fritz Kahn(1888-1968)[author]
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    Stuttgart, 1931. Relief halftone. National Library of Medicine.
    Fritz Kahn(1888-1968)[author]
  • Das Leben des Menschen... (The Life of Man). Vol. 5
    Stuttgart, 1931. Relief halftone. National Library of Medicine.
    Fritz Kahn(1888-1968)[author]
  • Das Leben des Menschen... (The Life of Man). Vol. 5
    Stuttgart, 1931. Relief halftone. National Library of Medicine.
    Fritz Kahn(1888-1968)[author]
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    Zürich-Leipzig, 1939. Relief halftone. National Library of Medicine
    Fritz Kahn(1888-1968)[author]
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  • from Birdy, directed by Alan Parker, cinematography by Michael Seresin - 1984
  • The Doll, 1934–35, Hans Bellmer (French, born Silesia, 1902–1975), Gelatin silver print; 11 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. (29.5 x 19.4 cm)
  • from Sílení, directed by Jan Svankmajer, cinematography by Juraj Galvánek - 2005
  • Just Two Expressions of Sabrina (partial image), Jan Saudek, 1994
  • from Breaking the Waves, directed by Lars van Trier, cinematography by Robby Müller, 1996
  • from Poslední trik pana Schwarcewalldea a pana Edgara (The Last Trick), Jan Svankmajer, 1964
  • As I See, Boris Artzybasheff, 1954
  • unknown
  • unknown
  • from Elsker dig for evigt (Dogme # 28), directed by Susanne Bier & Anders Thomas Jensen, cinematography by Morten Søborg, 2002
  • Anatomical manikin 2
    France, Germany and Italy, ca. 1500-1700. Carved ivory
    Image Courtesy of the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Anatomical manikin 3
    France, Germany and Italy, ca. 1500-1700. Carved ivory
    Image Courtesy of the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • The Man Topples from the Burning Man Project, Greg Eymundson, 2005
  • from Street of Crocodiles, by Stephen and Timothy Quay, 1986
  • from Moznosti dialogu ("Dimensions of Dialogue"), directed by Jan Svankmajer, cinematography by Vladimír Malík, 1982
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  • from Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook, cinematography by Geralnd Feil & Tom Hollyman, 1963
  • from Tales of Hoffmann, directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, cinematography by Christopher Challis, 1951
  • from Ni neibian jidian ("What Time Is It There?"), directed by Tsai Ming-liang, cinematography by Benoît Delhomme, 2001
  • unknown