Elegant instruments, arrayed in bowls

There is a room full of young women lounging in or at the edges of inviting pools of water. The room has an otherworldly atmosphere, with dim, colored lighting and biomorphic curves in the walls and ceilings. It feels, looks like a grotto; like some ethereal rendering of a subterranean brothel. On low ledges all… Continue reading Elegant instruments, arrayed in bowls

Forks, frames, staghorns— and a fish

A follow-up to the last post— I watched Institute Benjamenta last night. A surrealist experimental film by the Brothers Quay, their first live action project (as opposed to stop-motion animation). Tap the image above to see a bunch of stills. The basic premise follows Jacob to the eponymous institute, to learn how to be a servant. The story… Continue reading Forks, frames, staghorns— and a fish