Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bonjour Jean

by Ryland Walker Knight


—colored adoration


—contrast solitude


—burning, bled


—turning, tournage

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Another part of me.

by Ryland Walker Knight

Thanks, Michael, for the joy you left behind. Sorry you had it so rough otherwise. I guess they're right: gaiety is not happiness, nor is joy a measure of simple smiles. It's only been a few days, of course, but this is just another reason I wish I was in Brooklyn tonight. I'm sure every bar is popping, dancing, singing, crying, celebrating. I'm sure everybody partaking feels thrilled to be alive. Me? I watched the NBA Draft, tweeted a bit about it, and now plan on some ice cream before bed. Remember the time, people, when this reaction was standard. I wish I was dancing with my friends.

Read my friend Odie's remembrance over at Big Media Vandalism.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Province of the wretched.

by Ryland Walker Knight

skirt screen

This took too long. But, better late than never. Take a look at how I see In The Realm of The Senses and Intentions of Murder over at The Auteurs. Part One is called "Lockdown". Look for Part Two, called "Shuttered", tomorrow (the link will work then). Each post has the same introductory remarks, including the line: "both films portrait an abject sexuality based primarily in violence and crudity—lust is battery here." You guessed it: it's been a weird couple of months. As can be expected given all my dirtywhirl of messiness, I've no use for non stop rape parables. Thus, this bit of violence on my part.

lock me

—Many thanks to my boy, D-Kaz, for, among everything else, the Photoshop help. Looking forward to one last Steinhof Monday before a summer of pot roast and, I'm guessing (hoping?), manual labor outside the city.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Convergence for our prior spied century (6/21/09)

by Ryland Walker Knight

William Orpen

—for Danny

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Placeholder: Ladders can lead down; we spiral up.

by Ryland Walker Knight

Man Who Wasn't There Japanese one-sheet

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