Here I sit all broken hearted Came to shit but only farted :(
I feel your pain.
Brief Candle is an endurance performance work by Perth artist and current UWA Art History honours student Alex Wolman.
“It involves him entering a space in a taped-up strait-jacket and then attempting to rip his way out of it, while at the same time screaming as violently as possible. Once he has freed himself from the jacket, the screaming does not stop, as it initially should seem to, but continues for another agonising forty minutes; his voice becoming hoarser and fainter. During this time he coughs up blood and phlegm, and at moments, wretches brutally. He eventually collapses to the floor, effecting a complete capitulation and degeneration of his body. Taking its title from a famous passage in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Brief Candle is a reflection on the potentials and limitations of simply being alive.”
You can view the entire fifty-one minute performance art on video on the artist’s Vimeo page (I advise viewer discretion, it can be quite confronting for some people). It is also currently on display at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art’s Hatched: National Graduate Show 2013 exhibition until the 9th of June.
In Australia and New Zealand, April 25th marks Anzac Day, a day set aside to honor veterans and remember those who lost their lives during military conflicts and peacekeeping expeditions.
The date of Anzac Day, which takes its name from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), falls on the anniversary of the first major ANZAC conflict. During the First World War, troops took on the Ottoman Empire in an attempt to clear the way to the Black Sea for Allied navies. The reports of heavy casualties had a profoundly sobering impact on the Australian and New Zealand mindset.
Now, Anzac Day commemorates those who fought in all conflicts and is observed by holding parades and events, such as the Dawn Ceremony at the Hobart Cenotaph in Perth, spending quality time with family veterans and baking Anzac biscuits.
For more photos from Anzac Day, check out the #anzacday hashtag.
Some people come here to sit and think; Some people come here to shit and stink. But I come here to scratch my balls, and read the bullshit on the walls.
The Daily Show’s very funny John Oliver interviews former Australian Prime Minister John Howard on his effective 1996 sweeping gun reforms, to counter gun lobbyist Philip Van Cleave’s claims (and unfathomable logic) that gun control does not, and will never work. Whoop-dee-fucking-doo!