3 Things- Gutai's Ruins, The Color Wheel, and Fitbit

by - Wednesday, January 15, 2014


from http://outsiderjapan.pbworks.com/w/page/9758378/Gutai%20Bijutsu%20Kyokai
1. Gutai and Ruins- I read their manifesto (written by Jiro Yoshihara in 1956) today, and it beautifully described the importance of ruins:

"Ruins welcome us unexpectedly with warmth and friendliness; they speak to us through their beautiful cracks and rubble- which might be a revenge of the material that has regained its innate life."

This particular performance "Laceration of Paper" by Murakami Saburo is the one people always use for them, but with good reason, so I am using it again. If you didn't know the Japanese were killing avant garde performance art in the mid-century, you probably have no interest in performance art. But if you have just missed these guys, I highly recommend you check them out. 

2. Color Wheel Games- Shit is going to get good at the Boys and Girls Club tomorrow. Just saying.
3. fitbit- I don't want to love it, because I am sure it is violating my own sense of technological autonomy (she says laughingly as she writes her third blog of the day), but it is nice to be keeping up on my health. Plus, I can track my sleep patterns, which is pretty interesting all on its own.

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