Contact details

Send Trinie Dalton A Message

Website:

http://

Stats

Following: 44

Favorites: 1

Video: 22

Images: 101

Audio: 0

Bookmarks: 3

Blog: 31

Trinie Dalton
Category Curator

born in: Los Angeles
lives in: Brooklyn
Trinie is author/editor of four books: Wide Eyed (Akashic), Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is (McSweeney's, co-edited with Lisa Wagner and Eli Horowitz), A Unicorn Is Born (Abrams), and MYTHTYM (Picturebox). She also writes about art, film, and music.... [more]

show all Collections

Viewpoints

Unknown User says:
“You rock my world forever, lady!”
Posted over 5 years ago
Add Your Views
Please to comment.
 

show all Works (7)

Works

view by:
Collections
rss

Blog

Artists


Categories

Film
Literature
Children's Literature

Themes


Tags


 



My friends at Family Books in Los Angeles are hosting the launch party for the Where the Wild Things Are book. Sure wish I could make it, as Jonze will be there to sign and host! Read about it here:


http://www.familylosangeles.com/events/index.html


Sunday, November 15, 5pm


Launch for Heads On We Shoot - by editors of Mcsweeneys, Spike Jonze, and Dave Eggers. Signing and Q&A with Spike Jonze


HEADS ON AND WE SHOOT unveils the unique collaboration behind Where the Wild Things Are -the combined work of Maurice Sendak, Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers, and all the cast and crew. The book design is heavily image-based, a mix of early sketches, storyboards, character designs, and extensive behind-the-scenes photographs that show both incredible live-action puppetry and computer animation. The text includes forewords by Jonze and Eggers, interviews with the cast and crew, stories from on and off the set, and early drafts of the screenplay. The resulting book will be simultaneously a beautiful object for collectors, an insider′s guide for devotees, and an intimate window into the creative process.




 

Add Your Views
Please to comment.
 


Artists


Categories

Film
International Film
Surrealist Film

Themes


Tags

Hausu


If I hadn't seen HAUSU many times already, I'd definitely be going to BAM tonight to see one of THE best horror films, hands down, ever. In fact, I'm tempted to go anyway, just because I have such a love of this film.


http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=1577


Here's what BAM says about it:


Sat, Oct 31 at 2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm

Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi
With Haruko Wanibuchi

(1977) 88min

Like a Japanese Evil Dead on acid, this surreal, kaleidoscopic trip of a film features swirling, psychedelic visuals, a murderous lampshade, and one truly freaky cat. Seven teenage girls are summoned to an old woman’s possessed mansion where one by one each is murdered by the house in a series of eye-poppingly gruesome set pieces. Alternately satirical and disturbing, this crazed, confounding film takes horror-comedy to a new level.



Loading, please wait ...
Loading, please wait ...
Add Your Views
Please to comment.
 


Artists


Categories

Film
International Film
Literature
Literary Theory
New Criticism

Themes


Tags

Laurence Rickels
Coffin Joe
True Blood
Jean Rollin


Laurence Rickels is a critic and vampire expert. He provided some inspiration for my Werewolf Express project as well as my upcoming book, Sweet Tomb. He has written The Vampire Lectures among other critical books about horror.


http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/R/rickels_vampire.html



I'd been wondering what his take was on all the American vampire films and TV shows, and lucky for me, Artforum ran it in their current issue. Here, he writes about "True Blood":


http://artforum.com/inprint/id=23735


Instead of posting "True Blood" stills, these are from films starring one of my favorite Brazilian semi-vampire, Coffin Joe. The YouTube clip below is from "At Midnight I'll Steal Your Soul." It reminds me of a Kuchar Brothers movie or something: high camp. Coffin Joe is way cooler than Sookie from "True Blood" though I'll take what I can get from HBO for my vampire fix.



 


HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Oh yeah, the other film clip here is from Jean Rollin's "Requiem for a Vampire," another personal fave in the "colored lights in caves" vampire category.


Loading, please wait ...
Loading, please wait ...
Add Your Views
Please to comment.
 


 



Video artist Sue de Beer has a new project that will be performed this weekend at The Kitchen. While she typically makes videos narrated with texts from authors Alyssa Bennett and Dennis Cooper, this time de Beer and Andy Comer have paired up for a live interpretation of the old-school radio play format. Here's a description of RADIO PLAY:


This new collaborative work between video artist Sue de Beer and musician Andy Comer takes the format of a traditional radio play, narrating a mystery whose structure is based on a Gothic Romance novel. With a new text written and read live-on-stage by de Beer, Radio Play alternates segments of the story with the songs written and performed by Comer amidst a haunted set created by de Beer.

Thursday and Friday, October 29 + 30, 8pm at the Kitchen

http://www.thekitchenart.org

Iga88 says:
“Maybe try with http://oknoplast.it”
Posted about 1 year ago
Iga88 says:
“It is really informative thanks:)”
Posted about 1 year ago
Add Your Views
Please to comment.
 


Artists

William S. Burroughs
Hannah Hoch

Categories

Literature
Fiction
Poetry
Visual Arts
Text Art
Fluxus
Beat Art
Printmaking
Sculpture

Themes


Tags

Buzz Spector
Tom Phillips
Brian Dettmer
Kirstine Roepstorff
Wilfried Satty Podriech


A lot of my students are curious about Altered Books. I tend to cringe hearing the words Altered Books, because I think back to Crispin Glover's goth cut-ups that were pathetic Burroughs rip offs. They can be ultra corny. But there is a lot of potential in the Altered Book, and it is so satisfying to take a knife to a book. It's inextricably tied to collage, so I mention here Dada, the Surrealists, and Beats to get the ball rolling. Here are a few thoughts on this sticky topic. This is such a crude look, there are many more artists working in this field and I'd love to hear from YOU about your favorites.


COLLAGE, PART 1


Hannah Hoch


Hannah Hoch is one of my favorite artists and her photomontages look exceptional in print. Her collages were so vivid that they feel to me, even flattened onto a 2D picture plane, like Altered Books. Here are the finest monographs about her.


http://www.artbook.com/catalog--art--monographs--h-ch--hannah.html


The book called ALBUM is really good. It's definitely pre-Google Image, Hoch own personal visual reference library she was making as she made collages through the years. I include here also a portrait of her and her partner of several years, Til Brugman, because I like how Hoch's sharp haircut even predicts her affinity for cutting paper.




There are so many kajillions of blogs that feature Hoch-like work, it's a bit disorienting. But some are actually pretty fun.


http://elsindromedediogenes.blogspot.com


Wilfried Satty Podriech


There are also kajillions of blogs that showcase Larry-Jordan era 1960s and 70s art in the Max Ernst Une Semaine De Bonte style of Victorian cut-up. These kinds of collages too feel like predecessors of Altered Books


http://assemblyman-eph.blogspot.com/2009/09/collages-of-wilfried-satty-podriech.htm




Kirstine Roepstorff


Kirstine Roepstorff is one of my favorite collage artists working today. Her work does borrow a lot from Hoch, but she has taken the concept much further over past years. She is represented by Peres Projects.


http://www.db-artmag.de/2005/7/d/2/387.php



Pink, 2004, Courtesy Christina Wilson Gallery


 


BOOKS, TEXT, FILM: PART 2


Burroughs/Gysin


Burroughs /Gysin collaborations are psychic cut-ups as well as physical cut-ups, riffing on the Exquisite Corpse game that the Surrealists played.


http://www.ubu.com/film/burroughs.html


http://www.greylodge.org/occultreview/glor_017/cutups.htm


Here's an image of "Warning, Warning, Warning, Warning," from Issue 4 of My Own Mag. In this piece, a cut-up is a 32-page grid to be read any way one  sees fit.



Tom Phillips


Tom Phillips was inspired by Burroughs, and made a classic Altered Book called A Humument. It is still in print and it's fun to read through. Here is slide show of the project.


http://humument.com/gallery/slideshow.html




 


Brian Dettmer


Doing a little research today, I found Brian Dettmer's work on-line, and I have to say it looks kind of great. I'd venture to go see it if a show of his ever rolls around that I can catch. The image heading the post is of a Dettmer piece, and below is a YouTube clip from some news channel profiling Dettmer.


http://centripetalnotion.com/2007/09/13/13:26:26/


http://www.briandettmer.com/


 


Buzz Spector


While I don't know his work extremely well, I have read about the king of altered books, artist Buzz Spector, and he's just too conceptual for my taste. At some point, a book is a book and I want to be able to interact with it. In this recent show, he piled books by Cornell faculty into a sculpture.


http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Sept06/book.art.gl.html


But, why not just make a library of those books so people can actually read them?


Loading, please wait ...
“This is terrific! Thanks so much. I'd never read A Humument and definitely want to get my hands on a hard copy now. I love your remark about Hoch's haircut.”
Posted over 4 years ago
Max says:
“Oh, as to my 'favorite' in this genre; Joseph Cornell, hands down.”
Posted over 4 years ago
Max says:
“Word and image are two distinct languages utilizing two different brain functions. When combined, the strengths of both are negated while forming a hybrid falling under the aesthetics of collage. Larry Rivers used this approach, though not exclusively, in his work as did several others, thematically, in the loosely defined Pop movement. I do think your concerns are valid in the context of the classroom where foundations - and, yes awareness of contemporary trends - are necessary toi be taught and learned. Correspondingly, music conservatories usually require students to master their instruments while being aware of the trend to digitally cut and paste sound samples to form a 'composition.' In either case - the 'visual collage' or music - those who have mastered their craft are far ahead of those solely relying upon technology (which is availablle to all) to produce unique products.”
Posted over 4 years ago
Add Your Views
Please to comment.
 


(31 total)

Favorites

view by: