Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dylan...shape shifting


A excerpt from a BBC Omnibus film about Bob Dylan's starring role in the movie 'HEARTS OF FIRE', directed by Richard Marquand and co-starring Fiona and Rupert Everett. Features Dylan drawing.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Our Neighbor Rudy Rotter

  • ©1998 J. Shimon & J. Lindemann

Rudy Rotter in 1998.

The frigid oppression of Lake Michigan and impassive restraint of early Northern European settlers shapes the character of the people of Manitowoc. Compulsion and obsession are only understood if focused on order and cleanliness. Creative compulsion is unfathomable. You can see this in the architecture. Ornate buildings crafted by European artisans have been replaced by parking lots, vinyl-sided storefronts, and franchise stores. Art is conceptually interchangeable with the idea of decoration, which is often a print picked up at the Wal-Mart for $1.89 or some collector plates.
Transcending this milieu is Dr. Rudy Rotter, a retired dentist turned sculptor. He has created 15,000 figurative and abstract artworks that fill his three story, block-long museum just across the street from the Elbow Room Supper Club.
He notices the things people in town throw away. As industry evolves, people move, fashions change, home decors are updated and another old building comes down, he watches and extracts the gems to make his art. He sees figures, animals and patterns in the textures and materials that surround him. He’s tapped into his imagination and in the sanctity of his studio, it doesn’t matter who or what is outside the door. 

--J. Shimon & J. Lindemann



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Robert Rauschenberg Massage

Canyon

1959 

Medium
Oil, pencil, paper, metal,
photograph, fabric, wood,
canvas, buttons, mirror, taxidermied
eagle, cardboard, pillow, paint
tube and other materials

The guy who kinda blows all this medium/message BS outta the water!!!

 

 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Smart Studios' Butch Vig


Coming from a self-taught, non-industry, DIY background Butch Vig brought a fresh approach to recording raw Midwestern alt-rock talent that eventually became an industry standard and is now partially available to everyone in the form of the Waves Butch Vig Signature Vocal Plugin.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Robert Frank's Journey to the Outside


Sarah Greenough discusses the structure of The Americans in this video. She authored the 528 page volume that investigates Frank's Guggenheim project and the resulting 180 page book, first published in the United States in 1959.