Good morning! Across the Universe with the Wexford Gleeks, a nice version we did for Christmas on CBC.
Today’s selection for the Supersonic x INPRNT 25 Days of Christmas bonanza is Andrew Archer. Archer has the ability to easily mix themes and metaphors into his finely done illustration. You can get these and more in his INPRNT Store.
See all of Supersonic’s selections for the 25 Days of Christmas countdown here.
When I was waiting for test results I tried to make up a description in my mind of the consequences of a bad outcome; for myself and then for my wife and my children. For myself it maybe is not too bad - straight to the grave - which is where we all go; even if we think it is too early whenever it comes to that. It is awful, it is difficult to get used to that thought - if you ever are able to…it would be worst for my wife…she is the one who has to take the blow.
When I heard of going to the cancer clinic, I began shivering all over my body. As soon as I opened the door here I felt the smell of the house of death. I can still feel this smell. The word cancer is loaded with fear, I think, and I know some persons who have died of cancer. A tumor is a tumor; uncontrolled cell division, something growing and attacking inner organs.
I react severely to the cytotoxic drugs. I feel so sick, and although I get other drugs to subdue the vomiting, the sick feeling is there, rocking my body all the way. I feel as if I am being run over by a steamroller - my whole body is reacting.
I remember when I woke up from the operation the surgeon told me they had found “islands of outgrowths” in the peritoneum, which was negative news. Something strange happened to me; all anaesthetics and all drugs disappeared from my body, my brain become crystal- clear and I thought: “How can I tell this to my wife?
Honeymoon Nude, 1998
The Cripple, 1997
John Currin (1962-) is an American artist living and working in New York City.
Currin’s work focuses primarily on the composition of the human form, and is often physically and erotically charged. You can also see how…
I beg you to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
Geneticist Aoife Mclysaght introduces the Ri advent calendar 2013, a video journey through the human genome. Starting with the largest human chromosome - chromosome 1 - Aoife explores how genes are organised and how genetic information is passed from one generation to the next.
it felt like i knew you…, 2012 - ongoingI ride the NYC subway trains, usually in the evening when the seats are full. I focus on the shape of the space between the person sitting next to me and myself. I attempt to mentally and emotionally re-sculpt that space. In my mind, I reshape it- from the stiff and guarded space between strangers to the soft and yielding space between friends. I direct all my energy to this space between us. When the space palpably changes, and I completely feel like the stranger sitting next to me is my friend, I rest my head on that person’s shoulder…
Directed by Werner Herzog, Sets and Costume design by Eiko Ishioka
Above: Kimonos designed by Eiko for the prostitute characters. As the costume and set designer, Eiko brought her minimalist aesthetic to the lush opera. Her visual tableau was inspired by Japanese ukiyo-e art, the most illustrative cultural source for the Edo era; at the same time abstract touches rendered her design utterly modern. Visually and essentially the opera Chushingura brought a new dimension to this three-hundred-year-old story. - Eiko on Stage
When medical anthropologist Mary Hayden visits her colleague Yofet, he tells her, “Mary, you don’t need to call before you arrive because I already know you’re coming.”
Yoset, you see, is a traditional healer in northern Uganda. “The spirit comes over him and tells him how to treat people,” Hayden tells Shots.
But recently, Yoset’s practice has expanded beyond the ethereal. He and about 40 other healers and herbalists are helping to track down the plague in Uganda for scientists here in the U.S.
"We trained traditional healers how to spot the symptoms of the plague," says Hayden, who now works at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. “We gave them cellphones with the hospital’s number programmed into it. And we gave them bicycles so they could help get people to clinics.”
Hayden described the project and its results so far to scientists at a tropical medicine meeting in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.
Back in 2009, Hayden was working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A team of scientists there were using computer models topredict where the plague might appear in northwest Uganda. The region records about 400 plague cases a year.
But a single infection can mushroom into hundreds more if the bacteria move to a person’s lungs and start spreading through the air.
There was one major obstacle preventing the team from tracking the disease: Many villages in rural Uganda don’t have medical doctors or nurses to diagnose or treat the plague.
"Most people are 15 to 20 kilometers from a health clinic," Hayden says. "When you have the plague, you’re really sick and you’re not walking 15 to 20 kilometers."
But many patients do go see their village’s herbalist or healer, like Yoset. Hayden and her team trained them to spot potential cases of the plague and other severe diseases and then refer the people for modern medical care.
Top: Yofet, a spiritual healer in northwestern Uganda, has referred cases of the plague and severe malaria to nearby clinics. (Courtesy of Mary Hayden)
Bottom: Medical anthropologist Mary Hayden, left, trains traditional healers in a village outside Arua, Uganda. (Courtesy of Mary Hayden)
Sculptures by Francesco Albano
Francesco Albano was born in Oppido Mamertina, Italy on November 19, 1976. He lives and works in Istanbul and graduated from the sculpture department of Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara in 2000. In 2005 he won the National Prize of Arts-MIUR for sculpture. In 2008 he had his first solo exhibition “Everyday Bestiary” curated by Flavio Arensi and Stefano Castelli at the Castle of San Giorgio di Legnano(MI). Dovevaccadere-SALe (space art legnano). The same year, Turkish director Cansin Sağesen made a short movie inspired by his works. In September 2009, he had his second solo exhibition “Five Easy Pieces” at Ex- Marmi Gallery in Pietrasanta. In June 2011 he had two sculptures in in the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice Biennale at the Arsenale in the exhibition”Lo Stato dell’ Arte”. In December 2011 his sculptures series P.I.E.T.A.S. were exhibited at the gallery Studio 9 in Istanbul.