Archive for April, 2007

Hans Holbein The Ambassadors Anamorphosis is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. “Ana – morphosis” comes from the Greek words meaning “formed again.” more…

Phantastische Bibliothek Suhrkamp: One of Germany’s best series of fantasy and science fiction. Stanislaw Lem called it the “pink ghetto”. My collection includes books by Algernon Blackwood, Jonathan Carroll, H.P. Lovecraft, Jean Ray, Clark Ashton Smith. Not visible are the science fiction titles  – J. G. Ballard and Philip K. Dick for instance. Complete Short […]

… as featured in Albert Lewin’s film of 1945. How audiences responded to Ivan Albright’s painting shows this photo that I found on Edward Winkleman’s blog.  

At first glance science fiction might appear an unlikely candidate for The Popular Accomplices of Surrealism. As Jodorowsky stated, André Breton “didn’t like rock music, he didn’t like science fiction, he didn’t like pornography.” When asked to respond to an inquiry concerning the first manned spaceflight of Juri Gagarin in 1961, Breton wasn’t very impressed. In light […]