Mad Quickies: Doll Asylum, Sculptural Vaping, MoMA Emoji, Horror Comics, Magic Wheelchair and More!
Happy Saturday, you guys! I decided to spend my wakeup today brewing these Quickies for you: some are provocative, some entertaining, and possibly one thing that’s just plain wrong. Let’s get to it!
The Bender, the Runner, the Spammer—these are three types of expert competitive vapers. You heard me. Cloud Chasing Competitive Vapers Make Smoke Into Sculptures. Via Amy
Meg Elison wields a velvet hammer in this very droll and damn captivating pastiche. If Women Wrote Men the Way Men Write Women. Via Ashley
Marvel Comics Needs to Do Way Better With Its LGBT Representation by James Whitbrook. Via Courtney
The Amazing Organization That Builds Elaborate Halloween Costumes for Kids in Wheelchairs. View more at Magic Wheelchair. Videos included. I’m not crying you’re crying!
“How do we collectively navigate between what is ‘art,’ what is ‘fun, and what is ‘too far?’” Sex, Nudity, And Rape In Horror Comics: Where Are The New Lines?. Via Emily
“Choosing to be cruel, Westworld tells us, mutilates our own souls whether or not the receiving party is programmed to feel it.” Insightful piece by Devon Maloney who loosely invokes the Stanford Prison Experiment. The Violence in ‘Westworld’ Teaches Us Something About Ourselves. Via Courtney
Look, I don’t know about you but I think this is fucking frightening. Mark Williams and Heidi Loutzenhiser turned their home into The Doll Asylum. LOTS more disturbing images HERE. Eeeeeeeee!
“Visual Inquiries: Artists Inspired by Science”. “An ongoing exhibition at Pace University in New York City features paintings and sculptures that relate to math, physics, and biology.”
Add this to the list of things I couldn’t have predicted: MoMA acquires the original Emoji set.
Retail find: A Think Geek exclusive. Star Trek salt and pepper shaker starships.
There’s something about melancholy work that I find uplifting, expansive and mind-clearing. Maybe you will, too.
from the page
The Project “LUCID”
The idea was to create a surreal world based on simple geometric light shapes that seem misplaced, but somehow blend with its surrounding at the same time. Shapes that emphasize the mood of its surrounding in the most simple way. By installing electroluminescent light shapes and wires in untouched landscapes, a single lightsource tells a surreal story of magic and loneliness in a surreal and intense way. Every environment has its own light installation.
The intention was to summarize all installations in a cinematographic way to create a touching short film.
Featured image is “Young Avengers #15” by Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson.