The new translation of French philosopher Alain Badiou’s lectures explains why Militants are necessary to philosophical thought, who the hero of our times must be, and which colors to wear for Spring (anything that goes with red, basically).
The landcape architecture of Roberto Burle Marx is the interstitial fluid that lubricates the intersection of nature and artifice. As the lines blur that separate insular impulses of design, the artist reimagines the usefulness––and ultimately, the paradigm––of deliniation. Gean Moreno takes us through Burle Marx’s garden of forking paths.
InfraNet Lab/Lateral Office is building a new architecture out of the carapaces of our dreams and failed cities. In volume 30 of the esteemed publication Pamphlet Architecture from Princeton Architectural Press, INL/LO suggests six "post-national" infrastructures from a proposed bridge across Bering Strait to Vatnsmyri Airport in Reykjavík. Gean Moreno considers the post-dreamtime landscape with a keen eye on the visually stunning and an ear for which playlist is called to muster.
A certain type of architectural book has proliferated from the 1990s on – mammoth "doorstops" from heavyweights such as Rem Koolhaas in pubs like S, M , L , XL. But in the 1960s and 70s a different breed of architecture publication was common – smaller, handmade, with the DNA of the maker visible (well almost surely a fingerprint or two). Artist and publisher Gean Moreano has researched these magazines collected in the book Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X to 197X for inspiration.
Try and judge Assume Vivid Astro Focus’ first monograph by its cover and you may be falling for an old adage which instructs one not to bother. Instead start flipping. Flip, then focus. Then go back and read the main essay and appreciate the fact that it’s gonna be a bitch to put a hardcover lid on an art collective that is heir to the Situationists International. Artist Gean Moreno tackles that notion, and all this movement, color and vivacity, but sets off on a different tack, one tinged by say… Caribbean Carnival?
Been a long week off, and now over at mom’s trying to catch up, but then Apocalypse Now (redux) comes on and delays the blurb, am thinking of the beauty of this film, each time seen, different elements unnoticed before twixt all the the dreamy smoke screens of colored flares, like little Roman Coppola reading Baudelaire at the French Plantation. Here, in this review by artist and critic Gean Moreno, we reexamine the meaning of beauty – Dave Hickey’s take on it, in his redux version of a book released in 1993, The Invisible Dragon. ‘To each his own chimera’ – as Baudelaire would say? This book stirred controversy before and surely will again.
One of the first things I saw from Caveh Zahedi was a clip of him trying to convince Will Oldham to do mushrooms with him. Later, I saw a video-still of Oldham laughing wildly and driving through the woods in what looks like a fancy go-kart. It wouldn’t be the only time Zahedi documented psychedelic indulgences, but there’s more to his films than just tripping out. Gean Moreno interviews the no-budget filmmaker about confession, fandom, and divine intervention.