Robert Irwin “Dot Paintings” / knives, Coca Cola, etc.
(In 1965, two of Irwin’s “Dot Paintings” were damaged by visitors while on view at the Sao Paulo Bienal.
As Irwin later described, "I don’t really know what took place, but I was told subsequently that both the dot paintings I had in the show were destroyed within the first day. People attacked them, they cut them with knives, they threw things at them, they spit on them. I don’t know what all was on them when they got back; it looked like Coca Cola. And they marked them all up - not just one person, apparently, but a number, because there were all these different gestures…I really don’t know [what instigated the attacks]. I suppose the paintings were perceived as a very minimal kind of expression, and for some reason during that period of time, that really angered people…I guess they somehow intuitively recognized it as an attack on a lot of the values they held. It threatened them.")
Great Balls of Fire!
American Pavilion on fire at Montreal World’s Fair 1967 (Expo 67), designed by Richard Buckminster Fuller (a pioneer of geodesic structures, albeit geodesics were discovered by Walther Bauersfeld). The fire occurred in 1976. - Via
// imagine seeing that
The Central Nervous System, containing the brain and spinal cord.
"Like his contemporary Eadweard Muybridge, Marey, a physiologist, was interested in the science of human movement. By 1882, he had developed a single camera method that he called chronophotography, which allowed him to make images of human and animal movement. His camera was the forerunner of the motion picture camera.
Marey’s chronophotographs were some of the first images to illustrate the exact process of body movement.”
"After encouraging me to touch a fitted jacket with puffy pockets, Owens informed me that it had been made out of his own mattress cover “covered in cum stains.” Gee, and I thought it was merely a clever jacquard."
From Glenn Belvario’s review of Rick Owens’ FW 1998 ‘MONSTERS’ for GLUE magazine. (via humalien)