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“The selfie is at the forefront of an interesting shift in how ‘truth’ is deployed in relation to photography, whereby taking certain pictures establishes the ‘truth’ of particular subjects, rather than being solely a question of what the image content depicts… It’s not so much the content of the picture itself that marks certain subjects as laughable (or vain, undesirable, narcissistic, selfish, trivial, vapid and so on), but just the mere act of taking it.”

Sweetie, No-One Likes Selfies by Anne Burns (July 5, 2014)

This reminds me a lot of a younger version of myself (the me who existed before the term selfie became so ubiquitous, the me who thought about photography and self-portraiture all the time) and also speaks to a lot of the anxieties the younger version of me had. 


 Nicole Dextras freezes garments in solid blocks of ice

using ice as both her photographic and sculptural medium, environmental artist nicole dextras freezes garments of varying season, texture, and fabric in frosted volumes, highlighting the wardrobe’s skeletal qualities. the series that makes up ‘castaways’ has been captured on toronto island, a small community celebrated for its beach and amusement park open during the warm months, while the winter period leaves the town somewhat devoid of its usual summertime energy. with this in mind, dextras imagines the apparel representing the spirits of the theme park frozen in time, out of season, waiting for the great melt. the ephemeral nature of the urban sculptural installations invite the viewer to construct their own narrative as the artist explains, ‘like an isolated silent film still, they exist only for a moment and then the movie continues on.’ 



everyone should post their ten most CRUCIAL CRUCIAL CRUCIAL-ASS movies, like the movies that explain everything about yourselves in your current incarnations (not necessarily your ten favorite movies but the ten movies that you, as a person existing currently, feel would help people get to know you) (they can change later on obviously).

  1. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren, 1943) // Blonde Redhead, Melody (2006)
  2. Sedmikrásky aka Daisies (Vera Chytilová, 1966)
  3. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (Alanis Obomsawin, 1993) 
  4. Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
  5. L’âge d’or (Luis Buñuel, 1930)
  6. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)
  7. Le Chat Dans le Sac, (Gilles Groulx, 1964)
  8. La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962)// L’Eclisse (Antonioni, 1962)
  9. New Waterford Girl (Allan Moyle, 1999)
  10. Pandora’s Box (G.W. Pabst, 1929)

This was SO HARD but I had to make myself do it.

Also you should check out my film tag, and I feel ashamed I only have like two Canadian/Quebecois films on this list but here are some of my favs, here

(inspired by batarde, but also loving lists by emily, ateliertovar and maddie)