Things To Explore the Monday Afternoon of June 29th, 2020

The song “Sweet” by Cigarettes After Sex. This song was something that David Lynch mentioned he was listening to lately during a recent interview.

<It is a soft, mellow love song that I could imagine being heard in a Lynch movie if it was a bit more menacing>

Films about isolation and/or that were filmed in a single setting/location (from a NYT article):

Locke: “A man’s life unravels after he leaves a contruction site at a critical time and drives to London to be present for the birth of a child conceived during a one night stand”

<I found this movie on Netflix and started watching it at 1:45pm. Then I got an email that my laptop was delivered to my old office , so I went over there and picked it up and talked with Kevin for a bit. I restarted the movie at 3:35pm. The movie had a good premise, a concrete pour and a life falling apart. It was well acted by Tom Hardy>

7500: “A pilot fights to maintain control of his airliner as terrorist storm the cockpit”

<found on Amazon Prime, but did not watch>

Films that influenced the artist Sarah Sze in some way:

Le Jetee by Chris Marker

In The Mood for Love by Wong Kar Wai

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir

The Gleaners and I by Agnes Varda

Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin

<I had previously seen ‘In The Mood for Love’ and ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’. None of the films were available on any streaming service I have>

Various articles I have tabs open to on Internet Explorer on my phone. Subjects include:

Julie Becker, artist; Mundane Photography; Tampopo movie; a meditation app; Windshield, a house by Richard Neutra; cooking; short stand alone graphic novels; cicadas; Juana Molina; James Toth; recipes to cook; today’s weather report by David Lynch.

​<I was able to finish the Julie Becker article. I have saved the article so I can print it off later and research the footnotes. The article on Mundane photography was sent to me by Nancy. She said it reminded her of my photographs. In the article the author recommended trying to get to a place where the subconscious is driving the picture taking and not the active thinking brain. I think it is a good strategy, but it is not how I take images on my phone. I ended up watching the documentary on Windshield after dinner. The house was important for two reasons in my mind: it was the first non-California house that Neutra built; and the Brown family was very prominent in the burgeoning American art world. The article on cooking was written by Jeff, a guy I went to school with from elementary school until high school. He is the Department Chair of Rhetoric at a school in Kentucky. We cook for similar reasons: to show love to the person we are cooking for. Of the short graphic novels I learned about, I have a new tab open to purchase in the future ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse’ It seemed up my alley. Good story, good illustrations. I also opened a new tab to the recipe for turmeric-black pepper chicken with asparagus. I did not get to the other tabs, but did also find that Bill Callahan has a new song out and will be releasing a new album in September. The song is called ‘Pigeons’ and it is a good one. I also explored the tv show called Mindhunters and the Chinese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang. I want to watch a few of his films, I have for some time. Two of note: ‘The Hole’ and ‘Goodbye, Dragon Inn’.

I will get to the other tabs later. And those tabs will eventually lead to other, different tabs. That is how it works with me, I guess. Always exploring…>