Marveling today at the constructivist outfits worn by the characters in Aelita Queen of Mars
All those angled triangle and circle constructivist forms on the costumes and sets. The constructivist future shown
as in need of some good solid Russian soul to bring some passion into it.
Dealey Plaza is iconic. As architecture and urban planning, fifty years ago it would have appeared super smart and manicured, a neat combination of commerce, transit, and a city on the move. But there are many Dealey Plazas.
I interviewed researcher and American popular culture presenter Christian Divine. Chris’s ‘show and tell’ lectures cover a wide range of topics from drive-in movie history, through to Eco-Horror movies of the 1970s, to the monster craze of the 1960s, and ore recently the more obscure output of the men-in-rubber-suit kaiju genre from Japan’s Toho studios.
We talked about a wide range of subjects, from Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point to The Munsters all the way through to Godzilla versus Hedorah. It was a wild ride into the mind and work of one America’s most important keepers of cultural memory.
My 1990 film TATLIN
playing as part of UTOPIA LTD:
UTOPIA LTD 21 SEPTEMBER — 20 DECEMBER 2013
GRAD: Gallery for Russian Arts and Design presents an exhibition of Soviet avant-garde artwork reconstructed for a contemporary audience. Utopia Ltd takes the blueprints for change laid down by the radical Constructivist group and reimagines them in three dimensions. Model maker Henry Milner creates striking sculptures inspired by the geometric experiments of Soviet artists El Lissitzky and Aleksandr Rodchenko, and brings to life designs by Vladimir Tatlin and the pioneering graphic artist from Latvia, Gustavs Klucis.