Now Streaming until June 28: A rarely seen selection of films by Michael and Christian Blackwood

Now Streaming until June 28: A rarely seen selection of films by Michael and Christian Blackwood. Watch the films here, and read Sasha Frere-Jones’s essay on the vanguard documentary filmmakers here.

I’ve only seen the Motherwell film from the summer of 1971. Wonderful to hear him speak about what the pieces are like to create, to watch him paint, and hang an exhibit in Germany. So many cigarettes!

“As we join the painter in his Connecticut studio, Motherwell demonstrates the ever-evolving fluidity of painting and movements, describing painting as “a lifelong relationship with a person you really love — there are different moods, nuances, and in one sense a basic real continuity that never alters.”

Next up Guston and Dubuffet.

Dall-E

This is ridiculous and marvelous. Dall-E Mini is an AI model that creates images based on the prompts you give it. Maker Huggingface.co is “The AI community building the future. Build, train and deploy state-of-the-art models powered by the reference open-source in machine learning. “

The machine is learning from our prompts so throw it some curveballs. it can take 150 seconds so be patient. The servers get overwhelmed regularly.

There’s a “what you need to know” CNET story here.

Thanks to Erika for the Hockney inspiration.

Inputs

“my tv antenna at different times of the year and day.” photo by Civilistjävel!

Sasha- Frere-Jones’ newsletter brings dear readers his musical finds. Always worth sampling. If you want a slow, sound experience check out Civilistjävel!

“The fastest way to learn about Civilistjävel!: try this recent DJ set on NTS and then buy Järnnätter, his fantastic new album. In a world of autopilot drone buddies and Burial weed carriers, Civilistjävel! makes an honest loaf of dread. This is gorgeous, stately, re-centering stuff. I cannot imagine a single person reading this who would not have some use for Järnnätter. There are other releases, none of them easily found.”

S/FJ interview with him.


The June issue.

The dandy Hamish Bowles is Vogue magazine’s global editor at large. Last year he was also named as the new editor-in-chief at The World of Interiors.

Bowles in his New York apartment.

The magazine has always been a lush indulgence, especially the print editions. With a few issues under his belt, it’s clear that he was the right choice by her Royal Highness Anna Wintour.

It’s not all fancy houses of the rich and famous either. He’s continued with a good mix of high and lowish-brow interiors from around the world. I’ve especially enjoyed the wallpaper coverage

As my friend said “I think it’s fitting for Hamish since he was raised by that magazine.”

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Hamish on Instagram


Chez Baldwin

Some of the sounds that filled the abode of James Baldwin in St. Paulde-Vence, a town in the south of France. These songs document the vinyl records left behind in Chez Baldwin after his death in 1987.