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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by TEARZ, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. TEARZ

    TEARZ Guest


    i hate forwards, but wifey sent me this one and i liked it.
    pictures supplied by me. i don't know who wrote this.

    Today at the MOMA I saw the Giacometti exhibition and the word that
    followed me around like my shadow was Conviction.
    Conviction echoed through the gallery walls watching and waiting
    around for a tear to fall from cheek in response to Conviction.
    These thin bronze dirty narrow sculptures of figures barley standing
    barley there like me.
    I wonder wander through them stare at them, mirror images of us. La
    specchio. Mia faccia.
    These faceless sculptures keep space and are representing the ugly
    underneath our skin that crawls with conflict, secrets and past
    pardon our pains, but remains thin and long and stressed and is displaying an outside breath of il
    uoma, la donna^Å
    a stance take rest in the romance.
    Thank you Giacometti for these
    sweet horrid tales on scales
    standing images of prisons,
    our Convictions.
    These thin bodies their shadows thicker their figure, thin like
    disappear and I fear that we have this inside and I want to hide in
    the walls blend in with the corners but I can't I stay and stare at
    the sculptures and am hungry ho fame for more anchora of their
    ugliness fa brutta and the grumble in my belly reminds me I am alive
    vive vive
    here standing and needing and wanting to be filled up aspetta and
    nourished and
    the reminder feels like pudding like cold water like sunlight and
    wind and laughter and tears...and thank you Giacometti.
    To free me. Tanto Grazie per la bella sculptura. Giacometti.
    The call comes. This sculpture arm reaches towards my face and one
    eye blinks and I shake.
    Rub stone-scared skin and still frozen step. Let go. Lasce mi solo.
    Leave this image here but it has been inside for so long tanto longo
    and is a mark a part a scar a piece a tease a taught.
    It is a Conviction. A contradiction. The ugly is beauty so
    beautiful it hurts and the cold fa freddo the stone is heating my
    head and the hunger is filling me up and the chisel is putting me
    back together
    the truth to face is a painful and paralyzing Conviction. Stai calma.

    Fuck you Giacometti for your sculpture
    for your hand that couldn't stay still
    for your mind that reminds me of mine
    for the nights haunted by an artists lack to create what he needs to
    too true to hold too bold to fake to make to break from the mold that
    you have bronzed and bronzed and poured into plaster walls too weak
    to be too strong to fall and here in front is the image the ghosts
    that we all tried so hard to forget and I bet now you twist a contort
    smile at this for me for you I break my hand my head against this
    wall and bend to knee to floor to you right here with me and try to
    free us from
  2. He's the man,
    no doubt, did the exibition had that dog sculpture?
    i love that one.
    There is a great book about him,
    Its called 'A Giacometti portrait' written by James Lord.
    Its really good, Lord stayed at Giacomettis place for a couple of months as a model for a portrait (his painting rocks to).
    He is telling the story.
    Giacometti was so perfectionist that his models would always stay several months more in order to finish the canvas.
    One of them got so close to the family that ended fuckin Giacomettis wife,....just for the record
  3. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    ...tearz, i started to read the poem, and frankly it looks quite intriguing, im going this weekend or next though, and i wanna read it after i see it so i have more of an understanding...ill bump it when i do....but as far as he goes = THE MAN.....thats all....when a man takes a few years to study the shape of the head you know he is all about conviction....roe
  4. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    fantastic exhibit
    can spend an hour just in the paintings and drawing rooms
    but the sculptures first. jesus
  5. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    hmm, thats nice tearz.
    my head gets kicked in by his
    paintings more so than his
    sculpture, but its 'all good'.
    i had a little period of obsession
    over his paintings several months
    ago, but it faded and i haven't
    thought about him much since...
    now this...sure to spark another
    phase of inspirational awe...
    good post bro...
  6. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    more later....
  7. alkaline

    alkaline Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 2, 2001 Messages: 3,097 Likes Received: 0
    I just recently discovered Giacometti and his brilliance. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve become a huge fan of his sculpture. I really wish I could see his work in person.
  8. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
  9. TEARZ

    TEARZ Guest

    i'm going to see the exhibit this weekend. i'm geeked :D . beautiful brown. :love:
  10. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    oh man, i wish i could go with you...
    between you and roe i hope to see this bumped
    in awhile with some personal flicks of the exhibit:D
  11. *uhuummm, 'i dont think thats allowed young man...'
  12. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    pff, i was thinking that when i hit submit....
    whats the deal on that.....some places its fine...
    certain museums, or artists?
  13. haha, i really dont know the deal.
    I supose that any exibition with a catalogue printed doesnt want people takin their own flicks, they wont buy the damn thing!
    In other cases, great artists etc, they might be afraid that the material could be used for, postcards, calendars...i dont know
    Just guessing.
    Anyway, i do it all the time,
    we're vandals after all
  14. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    wasn't there some shit about peoples flash's
    deteriorating artwork somewhere????? maybe
    that was excavated humans, like lucy or something...:eek: