Charlie Sullivan, The Swamp, 2013
Charlie has been my student at Gallery 37 for two years. He is a true eccentric and is quite bright; well beyond his 17 years. This is his latest film and his most beautiful.
Things that make me feel better when I’m sick.
Bea Arthur, specifically in Maude
"The problem was you had to keep choosing between one evil or another and no matter what you chose, they sliced a little bit more off you, until there was nothing left. At the age of 25 most people were finished. A whole god-damned nation of assholes driving automobiles, eating, having babies, doing everything in the worst way possible, like voting for the presidential candidates who reminded them most of themselves. I had no interests. I had no interest in anything. I had no idea how I was going to escape. At least the others had some taste for life. They seemed to understand something that I didn’t understand. Maybe I was lacking. It was possible. I often felt inferior. I just wanted to get away from them. But there was no place to go."
Trailer for Cria Cuervos, dir. Carlos Saura, 1976
Matthew Barney, Drawing Restraint 15, documentary photograph from Prayer Sheet with Wound and the Nail, 2007