Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mai-Thu Perret: An Ideal for Living

I recently visited the U of M Museum of Art and found the most curious exhibit. It was entitled An Ideal for Living, it was a three-dimensional masterpieces by the very talented Mai-Thu Perret (see left.)

The exhibit encompassed manydifferent pieces, such as a futuristic collection entitled "The Apocalypse Ballet" of molded exhibitionists with lighted rings.
There were also some ink-blot reminiscient pieces entitled "The Crack Up"
But the part that most caught my eye were the incredible giant lanterns (entitled Positivland) It was wonderful to be able to walk around and under the lanterns that made me feel like Alice in Wonderland.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tottoo Fantasies

Lauren has been attempting to sway me toward the idea of us getting matching tattoo's on my 18th for quite a while. I probably won't go through with it, but I've seen such lovely tattoos lately that I can't help but be tempted. Aside from the various poem or sentence tattoos, here are some of my favorites;

But like I said, I'm not too keen on having anything permanently inked into me...so......

Gothic Romances In Hollywood

I am so very excited for a few soon-to-be released films this year! First off there's Jane Eyre (March 11), which had a miniseries remake in '06, but hasn't had an actual movie remake done since the 90's.
Red Riding Hood is also scheduled to come out March 11. I'm a bit skeptical about this one (mostly because I'm not a big Amanda Seyfried fan, and It's done by the same director as Twilight), but I'm going to look past these issues, if for no other reason than to satisfy my obsession with fairytales. Finally, sometime this year a new version of Wuthering Heights is scheduled to arrive. Let's see if it's as good as the recent version done by BBC (hard boots to fill) but as a change of pace, this one will be starring James Howson- making him the first-ever black Heathcliff. (considering Emily Bronte considered Heathcliff to be "tawny", and never the deathly-pale characters we have seen, this is probably more role appropriate.)P.S. on a decidedly un-period drama side, The Adjustment Bureau looks intriguing and the trailer can be viewed here.
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