The Greatest Movie Character of 1990-1999 004: Round 1, Heat 4        
Clarice Starling Division - Round 1, Heat 4


Eric Draven, The Crow

You're killed by a group of thugs after watching them rape and murder the love of your life the night before your wedding. What does one do? They come back from the dead with preternatural powers and one of the most iconic makeup jobs of moviedom and take revenge, obviously.

The Crow was an instant cult hit. It hurled "goth" into the mainstream (again), launched a hit for the Stone Temple Pilots, and made Brandon Lee a legend. Yes, his tragic death on-set contributed largely to both his status and the film's success, but Eric Draven could have well launched him out of bad B-movie action and into the mainstream. The character was SO successful that it was brought back for 3 sequels and an upcoming remake, even though the actor who portrayed the protagonist was long gone.

Crow masks were everywhere, t-shirts were sold like mad, WCW ripped the character right off when it remade Sting in his image. The black-and-white harlequin that was a reborn Eric Draven was inescapable. Here was the ultimate anti-hero on a mission of righteous vengeance - unstoppable, superpowered, and tortured.

Let's face it, if Micky Knox had killed Shelly, Draven would have made short of work of him. 17 years later, that face is still cool, and people still know what it means - sometimes, good people come back to get the justice denied them in life.

- Astin

Mickey Knox
, Natural Born Killers

(Note: Riggstad is busy campaigning for Barack Obama 2012. . If  he gets a spare moment, he'll give us his take on Mickey Knox.  In the meantime, we'll just point out that Mickey Knox is a well-acted character in an iconic movie, not some drippy emo Robert Smith from The Cure wannabe who can't even take a single bullet. Vote accordingly.)


Tommy DeVito, Goodfellas

"Are you kidding me?  Are you f***ng kidding me? Who is this crewcut retard they're sending out here to whack me? To whack me?  With his little f***ng golf clubs and his little f***ng opera man voice, listen to him, sounds like he's gonna cry, get outta here ya little f***ng ****kn***gler*** of a gl****blerch**** before I wrap that mothercr***ng golf club around your ugly little Caddyshack pl***unking head for you, you f***ng cry***ler****gle. I'll show you a hole in one, you fu*k*ng larchbl****ck, call ya mother and I'll show her a hole in one and my f**king hat trick, too. Now go home to Bob Barker and cry into your pillow for a week."

Happy Gilmore, Happy Gilmore

"The price is WRONG bitch!"

I LOVE this matchup. Tommy DeVito, the foul-mouthed nutjob gangster of Goodfellas vs Happy Gilmore, the foul-mouthed nutjob golfer of, well, Happy Gilmore. Two psychos facing off, only one victor. Let's do this.

Happy Gilmore quotes:

Shooter McGavin: Just stay out of my way... or you'll pay! LISTEN to what I say!
Happy Gilmore: Hey, why don't I just go eat some hay, make things out of clay, lay by the bay? I just may! What'd ya say?

Shooter McGavin: You're in big trouble though, pal. I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast!
Happy Gilmore: You eat pieces of shit for breakfast?
Shooter McGavin: ... No!

Terry: All you ever talk about is becoming a pro hockey player, but there's a problem: you're not any good.
Happy Gilmore: I am good. You know what, you're a lousy kindergarten teacher. I've seen those finger-paintings you bring home and they SUCK.

"You little son of a bitch ball! Why you don't you just go HOME? That's your HOME! Are you too good for your HOME? ANSWER ME! SUCK MY WHITE ASS, BALL!"

"Golf requires goofy pants and a fat ass."

"Hey, if I saw myself in clothes like that, I'd have to kick my own ass."

And of course the one at the top, spoken to one Bob Barker.

Tommy DeVito Quotes:

"Fuck you in the fucking fuck fuck fuckity fuck fuck. Clown."

"I am somehow amusing like a painted-face harlequin one would find in a circus or carnival environment? I commend you on your pointed compliment sir."

Or something like that.

Both are loose cannons, ready to explode at any provocation, real or imagined. But Happy IS funny and turns what seems like a truly idiotic movie into a classic piece of comedy. This is the movie that made Adam Sandler's post-SNL career. Pesci was already known by the time Goodfellas came around, and let's face it - Pesci, De Niro, Liotta in a gangster movie directed by Scorsese? That's hard to screw up.

It's not easy to knock Tommy, so I'll go for the one area that he lacks - growth. Happy Gilmore goes from hockey playing thug who has no direction and beats up everyone into a zen master of golfing. He endures personal tragedy and comes out the other side with an acceptance and maturity that seemed unachievable at first. What? This was the template for every Sandler character? Yah, but Happy did it early, and better than his predecessor, Billy Madison. By the end of the film, Happy is still Happy, but the rough edges have smoothed a bit.

Tommy? By the end of the movie he's *SPOILER ALERT* dead. Why? Because he refused to change. He showed no capacity for growth as a person and paid the price for his hubris. This isn't a tragic death, nor a hero's death. This is the inevitable end for a violent psychopath in an environment of violence. If only he'd discovered golf.


Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story

Malcolm X was one of the most fascinating figures in the last century of U.S. history.  As a movie character . . . eh, not so much.

Buzz Lightyear, on the other hand, is the sparkplug that juices one of the most successful and influential movie franchises of all times. Buzz is the heart. Buzz is the soul.  Buzz is the nutball who doesn't know he's a toy, until he embraces his destiny entirely.  He's the perfect toy, because he's so totally committed to the game, he doesn't always even know it is a game.  Also, on Spanish setting, he's a hell of a flamenco dancer.

Vote for Buzz over Malcom, citizen.  No one man should have all that power.

- Julius_Goat

Malcolm X
, Malcolm X

(Note: Riggstad is on assignment with the Peace Corp, helping to save the baby seals from corporate interests. Don't judge him; he can kill you with a magazine. If  he gets a spare moment, he'll give us his take on Brother Malcolm.  In the meantime, we'll just say that if you can't vote for one of the most electrifying performances of the decade and one of the most amazing and uniquely American individuals of all time, instead of a cartoon toy, well, brother, you can't see the clear glass of water in front of you.)


Phil Connors, Groundhog Day

My favorite movie of all time, with my favorite character of all time. 

The "process of living" often gets in the way of the actual living of life.  The alarm clock rings, we shovel some food in our mouth and rush off to work for 8 hours a day.  Drive home, eat again, clean up.  Take a shower. Maybe you squeeze a workout in there or a tv show.  Head on the pillow, and the alarm clocks rings again.  Shovel some more food in, off to work again.

Life can become an infinite loop of the same boring activities if you let it.

Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered? 
Ralph: That about sums it up for me. 

Like Phil Connors, we're all stuck in the same place every day.  Most of us have to wake up at the same time every day, go to the same job, see the same people, and sit in the same meetings.  So how do we escape this sameness?  How do we embrace the routine and make our life worth living?  

Like Phil, we fight.  We fight against the sameness, we fight against accepting that our life consists of a routine that can imprison us.  We fight for freedom and for dignity.  We fight against death.

Phil Connors is a fighter, and Groundhog Day takes us through the 5 stages of accepting his own mortality.

Stage 1: Denial — "I feel fine."; "This can't be happening, not to me."
Denial is usually only a temporary defense for the individual. This feeling is generally replaced with heightened awareness of possessions and individuals that will be left behind after death.

Yeah, Sport,I know there's a blizzard. 
When are the long-distance lines gonna be repaired?
What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.

Stage 2: Anger — "Why me? It's not fair!"; "How can this happen to me?"; '"Who is to blame?"
Once in the second stage, the individual recognizes that denial cannot continue. Because of anger, the person is very difficult to care for due to misplaced feelings of rage and envy.

I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank piña coladas. At sunset, we made love like sea otters.
*That* was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get *that* day over, and over, and over... 

Stage 3: Bargaining — "Just let me live to see my children graduate."; "I'll do anything for a few more years."; "I will give my life savings if..."
The third stage involves the hope that the individual can somehow postpone or delay death. Usually, the negotiation for an extended life is made with a higher power in exchange for a reformed lifestyle. Psychologically, the individual is saying, "I understand I will die, but if I could just have more time..."

What I wanted to say was...

I think you're the kindest, sweetest, prettiest person...

I've ever met in my life.
I've never seen anyone... that's nicer to people than you are.
The first time I saw you... something happened to me.

I never told you, but... I knew that I wanted to hold you as hard as I could.

I don't deserve someone like you.
But if I ever could...
I swear I would love you...

for the rest of my life.

Stage 4: Depression — "I'm so sad, why bother with anything?"; "I'm going to die... What's the point?"; "I miss my loved one, why go on?"
During the fourth stage, the dying person begins to understand the certainty of death. Because of this, the individual may become silent, refuse visitors and spend much of the time crying and grieving. This process allows the dying person to disconnect from things of love and affection. It is not recommended to attempt to cheer up an individual who is in this stage. It is an important time for grieving that must be processed.

This is pitiful.          
A thousand people freezing their butts off, waiting to worship a rat.           
What a hype. Groundhog Day used to mean something in this town.               
They used to pull the hog out and eat it!
You're hypocrites, all of you!
You got a problem with what I'm saying?
Untie your tongue, and you come out here and talk.
Am I upsetting you, Princess?
You want a prediction about the weather, you're asking the wrong Phil. 
I'll give you a winter prediction.
It's gonna be cold...
it's gonna be gray...
and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life.

Stage 5: Acceptance — "It's going to be okay."; "I can't fight it, I may as well prepare for it."
In this last stage, the individual begins to come to terms with her/his mortality or that of a loved one.

When Chekhov saw the long winter...he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope.         
Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life.          
But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney... and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts...
I couldn't imagine a better fate...than a long and lustrous winter.
From Punxsutawney, it's Phil Connors.       
So long.

The fact that Bill Murray can take us through the five stages of grief, while making us laugh really hard, is what makes his character so memorable.


Donald "Sully" Sullivan, Nobody's Fool

This is Paul Newman in his last great role, and it's one of his very best.  More believable than Cool Hand Luke, more relateable than Fast Eddie Felson, more likable than Hud, Newman settles into the skin of perennial loser and hereditary bad father Sully like a pair of broken-in work boots, and, because he's Paul Newman, he's also the coolest guy in town (and Bruce Willis is in town).  Sully lives in an old town in upstate New York that's just like him -- hard working, but everybody knows nothing will ever come of it.

Sully walked out on his wife and kids. He's got a bum knee. He doesn't have more than a couple of twenties to rub together. He let the family house rot to pieces out of spite for his old man.  He'll punch a policeman rather than stop driving on the sidewalk. But he's the only guy who can coax the demented old lady off the snowy road, and he does it by charming her. He'll even help the old lady's daughter by taking over at the local diner while she tends to her mother's feet.

Here's the thing about Sully. He's a total screwup. He's about the best guy you'll ever meet.

I expect that Phil will beat Sully in this matchup.  Groundhog Day is by far the more popular movie, and Murray is admittedly great in it. But if you're one of the lucky handful that has seen Nobody's Fool, I bet you are voting for Sully.

- Julius_Goat

          Triple murder defendant jumps to his death off courthouse balcony (OH)        
Triple murder defendant jumps to his death off courthouse balcony YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A triple murder defendant jumped to his death from a fourth-floor balcony in an Ohio county courthouse Monday, CBS Youngstown affiliate WKBN reports. Robert Seman landed in the courthouse rotunda. A sheet was put over his body. In 1947, Frank Rigelsky committed suicide by jumping off a railing -- from the fourth floor -- in the same courthouse where Seman jumped to his death, according to court employees. Rigelsky had been worried about making alimony payments to his estranged wife following his involvement in a car accident,...
          WIP Wednesday - Hand Quilting!        
I've been wanting to try hand quilting for a long time and figured big stitch might be a good way to get my feet (or fingers) wet.  Have to say I'm loving it.  This is the small project I've started on, a chevron quilt made from a tutorial at Bee Square Blog that uses rectangles instead of half square triangles.

It's a small lap sized quilt that I plan to give to my mama.   Something to cover her little feet when she's lying down watching tv.  I used some really old stash fabric, which made me happy. For the atual quilting I'm using a variegated embroidery floss which doesn't specifically state that it's colorfast, but the colors are close so I don't think it will make a difference.

Here is the full quilt, again in dark house rotten photo mode.

For some reason I thought it necessary to add setting triangles which was a good exercise in doing a little quilt math for me, but which caused odd, floating, unattached rectangles at the top and bottom.  It's okay.  My mama loves me and she won't care.

Linking with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and going to make myself sick with envy over all the gorgeous things other quilters are making.
Pro-Life, eh?  Exactly *whose* life?

Today, got into it with pro-lifers as a result of a really smarmy, emotionally manipulative pro-life post on facebook.  Summary:  woman with a 2yr old discovers she's pregnant again, goes to the doctor for an abortion bec she can't handle two babies at once, dr suggests she instead kill the baby she already has so she can have a nice rest before the next one arrives [because naturally pregnancy is such a restful, relaxing time of life!].  of course the woman is horrified and the doctor pats himself on the back and no doubt faps to his own saintly image in the bathroom mirror after she leaves).

My view is that if you want to be pro-life for yourself, knock yourself out, more power to you, good on you, kudos, and all the rest of that congratulatory crap.

But KEEP it to yourself.  

You have no right to guilt, manipulate, blackmail, or otherwise frighten women and girls into keeping babies they don't want.

And what if your little emotional blackmail works really well and the woman can't bear to give the baby up for adoption and keeps it - are you doing to be there when it's 2am and she is so stressed out that she'd like nothing better than to slam it through the drywall and it's only because she's taken herself out to the backyard to chainsmoke half a pack until the infant has cried itself to sleep from exhaustion that she hasn't done so?  Are you going to top up her income so she can afford the basic necessities that aren't covered on social assistance or because she gave in to the monkey on her back?  Are you going to babysit the child so she can keep up her university studies or will you make the student loan payments she can't meet because she had to drop out because of the baby?

"Adoption is an option" - unless you have a legally binding offer in hand, you can't say that.  How can you possibly make a promise on behalf of some unknown random person that they will adopt the baby?  What if the child is born with the consequences of drug or alchohol abuse?  Have you seen the statistics detailing the number of disabled and handicapped kids languishing in care waiting for someone to get sick and tired of waiting for the perfect blonde, blue-eyed baby to show up?

For that matter, why should ppl who can't have kids be obligated to take a disabled child because it's the only one going?

"Oh, she smiles when she sees the sun on her face" - the child was in her early teens, blind, deaf, and with a mental age of approximately 9 months.  She had frequent seizures and the feeding port in her stomach often got infected.  Every penny the father got from his very well-paid job was sunk into keeping her alive while the house rotted down around his, his wife's, and their other two children's ears.  The other two kids were gifted - son, a brilliant athlete; daughter, gifted academically and musically, and was a very good artist.

So the parents are sinking everything into keeping the disabled child smiling in her wheelchair while the other two kids have no hope at all of a future because their education funds had to be cashed in.  When the parents die, they will have to assume care of their sister.

Why is the disabled child's right to smile in a wheelchair when she feels the sun on her face more important than the other two kids' right to develop to their full potential?

How is it benefiting society for that child to just sit in the chair while her two siblings grow up to flip burgers and sell used cars, get married, have kids, get divorced because of the stress of looking after the handicapped girl?

I find it curious that the parents didn't believe in abortion - they knew what was going to happen, the problem was detected during pregnancy by amniocentesis - but they sure had no problem throwing two healthy kids who would've benefited society and maybe even humanity under the bus!

There should be a law that anybody who counsels someone out of getting an abortion should be held liable for what happens afterward - for good or ill.

The states have this sick law requiring pregnant women to listen to the baby's heart and watch it on an ultrasound before an abortion will be approved (and naturally, any woman who does that and goes ahead with it will be judges as basically being a psychopath who is probably unfit to have children anyway).  I think it should cut both ways:  anybody who counsels a woman out of getting an abortion should be required to visit her every month and see how things are going.  Maybe once they see the consequences of their action, they won't be so quick to flap their yaps.
          New Comptroller Says She Will Continue To Put Lawmaker Pay At The End Of The Line        
Illinois' new comptroller says she'll continue the practice of waiting to pay public officials' paychecks. Democrat Susana Mendoza took the oath of office for comptroller Monday in the statehouse rotunda. She's coming in as a handful of Democratic lawmakers are suing her office so they can be paid on time. "I hope my former colleagues in the legislature will understand my decision to continue to prioritize the most vulnerable people in our state over payments to legislators -- unless a court instructs me to do otherwise,” Mendoza said. Mendoza's predecessor, Republican Leslie Munger, chose to put elected officials' salaries at the bottom of Illinois' pile of more than 10 billion dollars in overdue bills. Munger said lawmakers don't deserve preferential treatment, and that vendors and organizations dependent on state funds are waiting months to get what they're owed. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Cook County, and alleges the delay is a political tactic that violates the separation of
          Is Your Home a Reflection of You?        
  We all use our home as our place to reside- but its much more than that.  It reflects our personality, our character, and our sense of style.  But a home is also a place where we can get very creative and express our talents.  Its an opportunity to go against the grain and not be so cookie-cutter. Here are some pretty amazing homes from around the world, where many of these folks have gotten very creative. These were 70 dome houses built for villagers that lost their homes in an earthquake.  These monolithic domes can withstand earthquakes and winds up to 190mph   The following is a bio-climatic solar house in Eastern France.  The house was designed as a three-dimensional sundial that keeps cool in the summer months, and warmer in the winter months:   This one is a sun-dried brick home in Mexico and is 130 feet in diameter, with a large natural boulder as its roof:   This is a rotating house located in the Czech Republic.  The 72 year old builder/owner started constructing it in 1981, and completed it in 2002.  The house rotates so he can have the best view at all times, a it can also move up and down:
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I feel like I have won the lottery stumbling onto this website! I have an HOA story that will turn grey hair red and put hair on a bald man's head. Now that I have your attention... Where: Overland Park, Kansas What: 513 Homeowners, Townhomes(four-plexes), duplexes, tri-plexes, free-standing homes Dues: $225.00 per month (approximately) Who: Quivira Falls Community Association I purchased into this nightmare in 2005. Life has been a living hell since. Maintenance is to be provided. What a joke. My house rotten to the point the electric meters literally FELL OFF the house leaving two big holes in the siding with rain pouring in and exiting out the breakers in the electrical box. This ruined my finished basement and for over three years I had a river flowing through the basement until I settled a lawsuit out of court and spent the money fixing the mess. In 1998 the community voted for a stucco program. Raised the dues by $40 per month to cover the money and establised an assessment on selected units. Stucco was done for no charge on others. Approximately 200 units to this day sit with no stucco. The stucco that was applied was put over rotten wood and is now cracking and it's a mess. I hired my own contractor (2008) to remove the wood rot and apply the stucco. The ONLY RIGHT decision I've made in this place besides hiring a very good attorney. Here's the real kicker... I asked to see financial records before purchasing and was told it was not allowed for me to see the records because I was not an owner. In truth, what I learned in 2007 was no audits had been done on TEN MILLION DOLLARS and the HOA president had held the position for over 20 years. He also handled the elections and all the money. In 2008 I hired an attorney after getting petitions signed by over 200 homeowners to recall the board. Mr. President refused to accept those petitions. The battle began. Mr. President suddenly dropped dead after it was discovered that the audits had not been done and he had just purchased two places in Carlsbad, CA where he was running for the board! He had also recently purchased two more units in Quivira Falls. Long story shortened here...a woman on the board with him took over at the time of his death. She lowered the clubhouse American flag to half mast and took money from the dues to buy his funeral flowers! Later on, she redecorated the clubhouse self-directing the purchases through her suddenly invented and personally-owned decorating business. During her testimony in a lawsuit it was learned the community newsletter that she was so proud to have her picture displayed in every month along with her commentary was also being published by an "independent publisher." No surprise here either, SHE was the independent publisher and we are now in the process of finding out if/who has paid the taxes on the money she collected for advertising in the amount of approximately $30,000.00. She proudly wrote that anyone who didnt have their rotten house fixed and was complaining was a pariah. When she confirmed she wrote that in front of a jury she was adamant that the plaintiff was a pariah. Her words "sealed the deal" for the plaintiff in the first day of the three day trial. Although, the HOA didn't have a leg to stand on anyway. During her presidentcy the board signed on with a management company that was removing rotten siding and if they found the frames on the houses were rotten they told the employees to put new siding over it and don't mention the rotten frame to the homeowner. The worker resigned and became a "Whistle Blower" armed with photos and lots of documentation. The owner of the property management company claimed he was just doing temporary work when the media was involved. And of course, there was plenty of noise about how the former employee was not telling the truth. One homeowner had the siding removed and what can I say except, "Pictures don't lie!" I might add this property management company employs people that are so lazy and drive around the neighborhood with a cigarette hanging out of their mouths all day long. It must be the greatest job on earth with paid holidays, vacation, health insurance, cell phone, tools, uniforms, and trucks. The payroll is $400,000.00 per year in this subdivision. Under the leadership of this management company and incompetent board they also took the dues and paid off old debt from years of unpaid bills and then turned around and borrowed ONE MILLION DOLLARS. They couldn't make the payments on that so they paid interest only to the tune of another 60K per year. Today, my house is worth 60% less than I have in it and the few that are selling are as low as 68K for something that sold for 150K just seven years ago. Needless to say there are numerous lawsuits pending for breach of contract. A jury of 12 just found the community in breach and using deceptive practices. Whether it will be declared a violation of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act is being determined by the judge. The property manager remains on contract and the community is in worst shape than it was five years ago. My first and last ever home in an HOA. I swear I would live in a tent before I would ever do this again. I have two stress-related diseases, my bank account is wiped out, and I have a house that is in a hellhole. A group of us worked with the Kansas Legislators to pass a law governing HOA's but there is so much more that needs to be amended to that law to develop teeth that leave bite marks on these nightmare HOA's. I am so excited to read Mr. Lucas' book. I discovered Evan McKenzie's Privatopia and Beyond Privatopia a few years ago and what an education he provides. I would very much like to see all of us who are suffering in these HOA's band together and work with the federal government to get the outlawed. This is not the way people should have to live just because they purchase a house with an HOA. I feel like I'm living among Nazis in 2013! Power hungry bullies that feel using dues to fight homeowners with justifiable complaints is not who I want for neighbors.
          Dreamhouse Rothesay Apartment Edinburgh, 5*        
          Maureen Bachaus "Tell me who I am"        

Le travail de Maureen Bachaus est principalement constitué d’assemblages réalisés à partir d’une photo initiale. Ces assemblages, constituent, en fait, des portraits d’individus, dont les pensées et les émotions sont prises comme point de départ.C’est dans ou sur une impression photographique - souvent exacerbée – que viennent s’enraciner différents éléments et fragments suggérant l’histoire sous-jacente de l’individu. Ces éléments peuvent être des objets emprunts de traces d’utilisation humaine, mais aussi des dessins et des textes.La corde est un matériau fréquemment utilisé, souvent placée en travers de la photo.
Cette corde, parfois nouée, parfois pendante, symbolise les limites et même l’emprisonnement, mais aussi la liberté que les êtres peuvent expérimenter par le biais de certaines pensées ou émotions.
D’autres aspects essentiels de l’œuvre de Maureen Bachaus sont la psyché humaine, la liberté d’expression et de pensée, l’identité humaine. D’intenses discussions avec des gens du monde entier ont conduit au ‘projet identification’ auquel Maureen travaille actuellement et qui repose sur les questions suivantes : qui suis-je, comment es-tu devenu celui que tu es aujourd’hui ? Ton identité est-elle liée à tes libres choix, ou est-elle déterminée par tes gènes, ton environnement, ta religion, ta famille ou ton gouvernement ? Le ‘projet identification’ rassemble des collages photos/assemblages, installations et projets vidéo que vous pourrez, en partie, découvrir au cours de cette exposition.

Maureen Bachaus :

Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Maastricht
Cycle post-académique « Hallo », Amsterdam
Aux Pays-Bas, Maureen Bachaus est représentée par la Galerie Wasink, en Suisse par la Galerie Tanner et en Belgique par la Galerie S&D DE Buck.


Exposition en cours

Galerie S&D DE Buck (Gent), Exposition Solo « Secret Properties » avec de nouvelles œuvres et video-art, 7 juin-30 juin 2013

Expositions récentes et présentations (petite sélection)

Musée Elburg, exposition de groupe 'In gesprek' - 2013
Varg e Vi, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Gjilan Kosovo, exposition solo, 2013
Art at the Warehouse Rotterdam, Présentation solo via Eduard Planting Gallery - 2013
Galerie S&H De Buck (Gent), exposition de groupe 'Het paradijs-Le paradis-The paradise', 2012/2013
Galerie Wansink, exposition de groupe 'Not for your eyes only' -2012
Galerie Daniel Tanner Zürich, exposition de groupe 'A little bit nasty' - 2012
Art Gent - via Galerie S&H De Buck, 30 nov - 2012
UNIT24 Gallery Londen, exposition de groupe 'Passion for Freedom', 2012
Chelsea Art Tower, 21th floor Gallery, New York - performance 'Tell me' - 2012
Rabobank – Série de réalisations artistiques sur commande - 2012
Galerie Wansink – exposition solo – 2011
Maureen Bachaus’ werk bestaat voornamelijk uit assemblages waarvan de basis gevormd wordt door fotografie. Deze assemblages zijn in feite portretten van mensen, waarbij hun gedachten en gevoelens het uitgangspunt zijn. Een - vaak opgeblazen- fotoprint fungeert als een achtergrond waarop geassembleerde elementen een fragment van het onderliggende verhaal suggereren. Deze elementen kunnen voorwerpen zijn met sporen van menselijk gebruik, maar ook tekeningen en/of teksten.
Een regelmatig gebruikt materiaal is touw, vaak dwars door de foto gemonteerd. Dit touw, soms in een knoop, soms met loshangende delen, symboliseert de beperking of zelfs de gevangenschap, maar ook de vrijheid die mensen kunnen ervaren door bepaalde gedachten of gevoelens.
Andere essentieel aspecten in Bachaus’ werk zijn de menselijke psyche, vrijheid van expressie en meningsuiting, de menselijke identiteit. Intense gesprekken met mensen over de gehele wereld hebben geleid tot het ‘identification project’, waar Bachaus momenteel aan werkt. Kernvragen bij dit project zijn: Wie ben je, hoe ben je de persoon geworden die je nu bent ? Is jouw identiteit een gevolg van jouw vrije keuze of bepaald door je genen, je omgeving, je religie, je familie of je regering ? Het ‘identification project’ bestaat uit fotocollages/assemblages, installaties en een video-project, waarvan een eerste deel tijdens deze expositie te zien is.

Galerie Short Cuts
mercredi de 14 à 21h
jeudi 18 à 21h
vendredi 18 à 21h
samedi 14 à 21h
dimanche 14 à 20h

Entrée libre

          Update: Oplevering Penthouse Rotterdam        
Afgelopen maand is de verbouwing van het Penthouse in Rotterdam tot zijn einde gekomen en is het project opgeleverd. Voor meer foto’s en informatie over...

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          Warehouse Associate / Rotator-Receiving        
CA-Milpitas, POSITION OVERVIEW: We are looking for a Warehouse Rotator/Receiving Associate. ABOUT US: For 20+ years, Daylight Foods is a full-service Food Service company located in the Silicon Valley. Specializing in produce, dairy, poultry and dry goods. Daylight Foods serves a diverse industry including large chains, concessions, cafeterias and small locally owned restaurants throughout California. Daylight