Sixes and Nines

7 12 2011

This is an unusual video. 2 parallel videos that are interrelated. It seems more philosophic than artistic. In fact (this is supposed to make you stand up and pay attention) I’m not sure what the point of the whole thing is. But still. They hooked me

Sixes and Nines by Birkwin Jersey from Nathaniel Whitcomb on Vimeo.

Opposing yet not opposite. Two aspects of a single reality.

Music: Birkwin Jersey – Sixes and Nines from “Time Doesn’t Exist, Clocks Do”, released via digital label Absent Fever |

Footage: Baraka (, the most influential film I have ever seen. I highly recommend sitting in dark room, by yourself, and give it your undivided attention. Revisit as needed.

Stills here:

William Shayer Snr

7 12 2011

I don’t know if these are humble paintings, common place lives in a world long gone. Or sentimental rubbish. Is this the way people used to live even if in an idealized world? Or is it a Hallmark version of history? My guess is Hallmark. But you need someone who knows something of these places and times to tell us if the details are historically accurate.

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But if it is sentimental rubbish. It does say something about us. Our wish to be protected from nature’s true face. From history’s vicious turns. (And I like paintings with cows in them.)