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“Once pool riding came in that was like all we wanted to do.” –Jay Adams

Imantas Selenis

Plank Piece, 1973Charles Ray

"Ray was part of a wave of artists during the 1970s who addressed sculpture as an activity rather than as an object. In the iconic two-part photographic work Plank Piece the artist documents the use of his own body as the sculptural component. The static photograph belies the performative nature of the activity presented. Contrived through a complex balance between weight and gravity the artist suspended his body using only a plank of wood, creating a minimal, graphic image that is at once humorous and unsettling."

eyðibýli 1 by númi on Flickr.


Did you ever realize how much your body loves you? I mean its always trying to keep you alive. That’s all your body has to live for. Your body is making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat the illnesses that might get to you. Your body literally loves you so much. It’s time to start loving your body back.


"Imperium" by Patrick Adams and Anna Ignatenko

Venus and the Graces Offering Gifts to a Young Girl, Botticelli (Detail)
❝ Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,
Are of imagination all compact:
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold —
That is the madman;
The lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt.
The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And, as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
Such tricks hath strong imagination,
That, if it would but apprehend some joy,
It comprehends some bringer of that joy;
Or, in the night, imagining some fear,
How easy is a bush suppos’d a bear.

— Theseus (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V scene i)


Expanding Universe Theory
It’s very difficult to be offensive when the fundamental concepts of space, time or matter —all born from a big bang— still throw even the greatest luminaries of science into bewilderment, and they rightly call everything and everyone into question.  
Anyway, to resolve some doubts about matter, its creation and its conservation, you can read something about nucleosynthesis and Antoine Lavoisier’s law. In this post, however, I want to focus on the expanding universe theory. Don’t worry, I’m not an astrophysicist, so this will just be a little, amazing story (thanks to the protagonists, not for my grammar).
Theoretical physicists may bring back the stationary universe theory (no Big Bang and no inflation as we know them) and think that there is no expansion —which is replaced by an increase in mass of everything as the universe ages. But, according most cosmologists, that theory is just an interesting idea because currently it can’t be tested. Instead, concrete evidence indicates that our universe, from whatever point you look at it, is expanding after the Big Bang, the galaxies are in motion and they are moving away. 
But let’s start from the beginning.
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