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Superstudio Migrazioni. Donna Summer, German artist. Donna Summer was a German artist.

Donna Summer, German artist

This might be an odd thing to hear: Here's a woman who was born in Boston and sang in a gospel/R&B style her whole life. But her most famous music – particularly her genre-changing, nightclub-changing disco anthems, and of those, I Feel Love above all – is archetypally German, German music of a phenomenally original and influential period, the period of Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, a defiantly anti-hippie, intellectual moment in music that the British press disparagingly dubbed krautrock. Don't believe me? Ladonna Adrian Gaines, who died last week at 63, only became Donna Summer after she moved to Germany in the late 1960s and married an Austrian called Helmuth Sommer.

Schiffbruch der "Medusa" - Sinnbild für das Scheitern der menschlichen Zivilisation. „Am 17.

Schiffbruch der "Medusa" - Sinnbild für das Scheitern der menschlichen Zivilisation

Juli 1816, vor sieben Uhr morgens, sichtete die Brigg Argus das Floß der Medusa“, heißt es in Hans Werner Henzes Oratorium „Das Floß der Medusa“. Christo, artist who wrapped the Reichstag, dies aged 84. The artist Christo, known for wrapping buildings including Berlin’s Reichstag, and also swathing areas of coast and entire islands in fabric, has died aged 84.

Christo, artist who wrapped the Reichstag, dies aged 84

The news was confirmed on his official Facebook page, which said that he died of natural causes at his home in New York. Born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff in Bulgaria, Christo studied in Sofia and then defected to the west in 1957, stowing away on a train from Prague to Vienna. Two years later he met Frenchwoman Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, who would become his artistic partner and wife until her death in 2009. Bob Dylan – Murder Most Foul Lyrics. At midnight on March 27, 2020, Bob Dylan released “Murder Most Foul”—his first studio release since March 2017’s Triplicate and first original song release since September 2012’s Tempest.

Bob Dylan – Murder Most Foul Lyrics

He noted on Twitter that fans “might find [the song] interesting,” adding: Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you. With a title likely derived from Shakespeare’s 1609 play, Hamlet, the song revolves around the circumstances of President John F. Kennedy’s November 1963 assassination and its ensuing impact on popular culture; making many references to songs, films, musicians, artists, and celebrities who would come to prominence in the years following his death. The Making of Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang - Eng Subs (1/6) De Goya: Der Meistermaler im Wandel. Archive of blood: how photographer Letizia Battaglia shot the mafia and lived.

Letizia Battaglia can still remember the first corpse she photographed: a man lying beneath an olive tree in a field in rural Sicily.

Archive of blood: how photographer Letizia Battaglia shot the mafia and lived

It remains a viscerally unsettling image, made all the more so by its telling details: the dead man’s shoeless left foot, the resigned gaze of the policeman guarding the body, the olive leaves hanging low over the spreadeagled torso. The fact that he was a mafioso murdered in a local feud is, insists Battaglia, neither here nor there. Werner Herzog. Mary Shelley - Frankenstein , wie alles begann. 1/2 Jake And Dinos Chapman - What Do Artists Do All Day ? How the Videogame Aesthetic Flows Into All of Culture.

Mensch und Kunstfigur – Die Abenteuer des kleinen Buckligen. An Annotation of the First Page of White Noise, With Help From Don DeLillo - Andrew Hearst. On February 10, Don DeLillo gave a reading at the University of Texas to mark the sale of his papers to the university’s Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.

An Annotation of the First Page of White Noise, With Help From Don DeLillo - Andrew Hearst

The next day, the Austin American-Statesman reported that DeLillo read from Libra and Underworld, answered a few questions, and then left. Uneventful, but DeLillo isn’t exactly a flamboyant guy. A few days before the reading, the American-Statesman published something excellent: an annotation of the opening page of White Noise, with details drawn from various drafts of that page found in the author’s papers. The reporter, Jeff Salamon, also interviewed DeLillo for the piece. Some of the information in Salamon’s annotation has long been known to DeLillo observers—e.g., the fact that DeLillo wanted to call the book Panasonic but couldn’t get permission from the Matsushita corporation—but the piece contains a number of specific new details about DeLillo’s writing process.

DJs of the Future Don't Spin Records—They Write Code. TV Review: 'Love, Death & Robots' and the Rise of NSFW Netflix. JoshHarris QUIET NYC1999. This Guy Predicted Society's Thirst for Internet Fame—in 1999. Transgender model Andreja Pejic in a Bonds lingerie campaign – is the revolution here? Even those with their fingers firmly off the fashion pulse may recognise Andreja Pejić.

Transgender model Andreja Pejic in a Bonds lingerie campaign – is the revolution here?

Standing at six foot two with ice-blonde hair, a striking hawkish gaze, and frankly, unnecessarily long legs, Pejić appears on the surface to be the archetypal supermodel (add in her eastern European lilt and this impression becomes positively cartoonish). However, for somebody who so assuredly conforms to the mould, as a transwoman Pejić has also done a hell of a lot to break it. The first-generation Bosnian-Australian became an androgynous fashion icon in 2011 after walking both the men’s and women’s show for Jean Paul Gaultier at Paris fashion week.

She has since become the first openly-trans model to be profiled for Vogue and one of the first trans models to secure a major cosmetics campaign when she modelled for Make Up Forever in 2015. Underweysung der Messung, mit dem Zirckel und Richtscheyt, in Linien, Ebenen unnd gantzen corporen. Aus Wikisource, der freien Quellensammlung.

Underweysung der Messung, mit dem Zirckel und Richtscheyt, in Linien, Ebenen unnd gantzen corporen

Mobile World Congress 2019 - "Apple ist erledigt" - Digital. Shitrospective. Liegendes Weib. Neue Gesamtausgabe: Robert Musils „Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften“ Sechs unlesbare Romane, die man trotzdem lesen muss. Richard Kämmerlings empfiehlt:

Sechs unlesbare Romane, die man trotzdem lesen muss

The Beatles - Come Together. Critical Mass - Hollis Framptom. Piranesi Carceri d'Invenzione - World Travel - London. Artes Mundi 8: Apichatpong Weerasethakul. M_eine_stadt_sucht. Image and Amnesia With Kerry Tribe. Robot priest unveiled in Germany to mark 500 years since Reformation. Five hundred years after revolutionary printing presses spread news of Martin Luther’s radical call for church reform across Europe, technology is again challenging religious tradition in the small German town of Wittenberg.

Robot priest unveiled in Germany to mark 500 years since Reformation

A robot priest that delivers blessings in five languages and beams light from its hands has been unveiled as part of an exhibition to mark the anniversary of the start of the Reformation, a Europe-wide religious, political and cultural upheaval sparked when Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in the town.

Half a millennium later, the robot, called BlessU-2, is intended to trigger debate about the future of the church and the potential of artificial intelligence. Lars von Trier on filmmaking and fear: ‘Sometimes, alcohol is the only thing that will help’ Lars von Trier has a new film coming out and, no surprise, it is a full-blown assault on the senses. The House That Jack Built casts Matt Dillon, that 80s beefcake, as a smirking psychopath who views his killings as performance art and his grisly trophies as stand-alone installations.

How free is free love? How polyamory lost its allure. In 1919 the German Dada artist Raoul Hausmann dismissed marriage as “the projection of rape into law”. Inside the booming business of background music. Not long ago, Rob Wood found himself at Heston Blumenthal’s house, in south-west London, where he was being persuaded to eat a flower. They were supposed to have been discussing the TV chef’s latest project, testing music’s effects on the dining experience, for which he had hired Wood to pick the songs. Instead, he was recounting a recent trip to south-east Asia. Are some artists prosocial psychopaths? History is full of anecdotes of unempathetic and arrogant geniuses, from Beethoven to Picasso.An emerging stream of research has uncovered that many creative people are not successful in spite of their unpleasant personalities, but because of them — at least in part.Clarifying the relationships between psychopathic personality traits and creative success can help us understand what goes into genius.

They say you should never meet your heroes. There's plenty of reasons why, but in the case of your creative heroes, it might be because they're jerks. The idea of the "cantankerous creative" has likely been around since the first arrogant caveman learned to make fire. Pablo Picasso carried around a revolver loaded with blanks that he'd fire at people he disliked. H.P. 'Imaginary facts': what happens when fiction looks factual? In Uusikaupunki, Finland, there is a small museum dedicated to Bonk Business Inc, a “multiglobal industrial conglomerate” specialising in anchovy products, cosmic therapy and localised black holes. The museum chronicles the history and achievements of the company in obsessive detail, displaying old advertisements and inventions dating back to 1893. On the wall hangs a corporate headshot of Sven Triloqvist, vice-president of advanced disinformation systems at Bonk Business Inc. This colourful corporation is, of course, completely fictitious.

Stan Lee: Spider-Man, X-Men and Avengers creator dies aged 95. The comic writer Stan Lee, co-creator of iconic characters including Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil and the X-Men, has died aged 95. Lee, who teamed up with artists such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, revitalised the comics industry with his superheroes, giving them complex emotional lives to colour their all-action adventures.

As a writer and editor charged with keeping multiple stories going at the same time, Lee wove them together into a seamless fictional world where Iron Man could join forces with the Fantastic Four, and Captain America could find himself a wedding guest alongside Doctor Strange. The Marvel Universe he created crossed from page to screen in a series of TV and movie adaptations and changed the face of popular culture. Twitter. An Animated Interview with Glass Animals. How Kubrick Made 2001: A Space Odyssey - Part 4: Jupiter Mission [A]

Transforming Noise Into Music. The Science of Dubstep. POWERNOISE/ EXPERIMENTAL & POST-INDUSTRIAL selected tracks. by Simplexia. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola Talks about the Evolution of Movie Sound.