2008 July 23
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
›11th Photo Festival in Biel /Bienne - Non-Lieu‹ Thomas Adank , Björn Allemann , Dorotheé Baumann , Garance Finger , David Gagnebin , Sarah Girard , Katrin Hotz , Stefan Jäggi , Patrizia Karda , Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky , Ursula Mumenthaler , Jon Naiman , Christoph Schreiber , Rudolf Steiner , Mikhael Subotzky , Joël Tettamanti , Benoît Vollmer
This particular photo depicts a nude female embraced by a robot. The title is "L'amour en l'an 2000", love in the year 2000. If we consider the robot as dressed, we can categorize this picture as belonging to the nude female/dressed male trope, should this notion to be far-fetched, it can still qualify to shed light on the sex and science fiction trope.
Paris Tabou was a French pin-up magazine published from September 1949 until 1953. Possibly taking its name from the Tabou Club, it published pin-up girls and stories by such authors as Boris Vian, who contributed L'Amour est aveugle, published in its first issue in 1949). Illustrators included the Italian Gino Boccasile.
- "Talk of Perry Anderson (someone I've been investigating as a knock-on of re-grappling with the incomparable turgor of Fredric Jameson's Postmodernism - supposedly Anderson's The Origins of Postmodernity is a remarkable elucidation of Fred's work on pomo and its relationship with Late Capitalism) reminded me that recently I stumbled across, for the second time, an online deposit from Anderson's shortlived foray into rock criticism. This was in the New Left Review, at the cusp of the Sixties into Seventies, but using the pseudonym Richard Merton. And judging by this one piece, not bad at all: I particularly enjoyed the swipe at Dylan:" --Simon Reynolds
Spent the night with Barbara.