Through delicately layered flax and cotton paper, Peng Wei conceptualises common notions of femininity.
The Chinese artist casts figurative sculptures depicting only the human torso, which are shapely in front and abstractly gathered in back. Inky tableaux of spectral figures, scenes of war, and domestic tasks all evoking ancient Chinese narratives.
Combined with evocative poses, Peng’s freehand paintings subvert traditional understandings of women’s roles by removing their original context and displaying them anew.
If you’re in Taiwan, Feminine Space is on view through January 30, 2021, at Tina Keng Gallery. Otherwise, explore more of Peng’s work on Artsy.
Mattel has already made and sold a Merman Ken doll, but well, that Merman Ken doll looks like it was bought from an aquarium in the pet section of a Dollar Store.
The new MerKen is so opulent that I got a bill in my email just from looking at him.
Mattel has made him a part of the Barbie Signature Doll Design Showdown, which allows people to vote on which Barbie doll they think should be made.
Mattel obviously hates Mermaid Barbie because they put her up against an orgasm-inducing sea creature of elegance who could paralyse a shark just by winking at it and make a whale faint just from whipping his mane.
What I’m trying to say is that who needs Aquaman when we could have MerKen?
However, regulars won’t be able to buy this MerKen, who looks like the most popular go-go swimmer at Atlantis’ most luxurious gay bar.
It’s only for top-level Barbie bitches.
See, this phenomenal finned sea stallion won’t be available for purchase by the masses. The winning doll will only be offered to Barbie® Signature Platinum and Gold Status members, which is a thing I’ve just learned exists.
Regardless, this MerKen looks like a cross between a performer on a gay cruise and King Triton’s kept boy toy. In other words: GORGEOUS!
The Very Thought of You by QUEEN Lisa Stansfield
Is keeping me alive.
Meanwhile in Canada…
On Thursday, Quebec Primer, Francois Legault, said that gatherings in the province’s hard-hit “red zones,” which take in most of the province, will be prohibited altogether over the holidays.
Also Manitoba Primer, Brian Pallister told residents to stay apart over the holidays, but also issued a tearful and emotional warning:
Despite critics and unpopular COVID-19 precautions, this is exactly what leaders do to protect its citizens .
AIDS in the ’80s was a lot like COVID is today where it just sort of came out of nowhere and then all of a sudden the world changed.
Remembering the 33 million people who have died.
Last night I watched La Belva (The Beast).
The Beast is pretty much the Italian clon of Liam Neeson’s Taken. And I actually liked it, because Taken was a great action film and so is The Beast.
All those critics trying to look for depth and other nonsense in an action film should go watch a drama or another type of genre.
The point of an action film is the ACTION and this film has it. Like Liam Neeson in Taken, Italian actor Fabrizio Gifuni is a broad and forceful physical presence in The Beast.
He’s a machine, once dormant, now powered up and firing on all cylinders.
Clon, copy paste, whatever you call it. The film is entertaining.
David Prowse, the British bodybuilder who slipped into the Darth Vader suit in the first three Star Wars films, has died at 85… FUCK YOU 2020!
Prowse, a bodybuilder who stood 6’6″ tall, physically played the iconic villain in “Star Wars” (1977), “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980), and “Return of the Jedi” (1983), although the character’s voice was provided by James Earl Jones because director George Lucas felt Prowse’s working-class accent was not right for the character.
When Vader was unmasked in “Jedi,” it was the face of actor Sebastian Shaw that was seen, and stunt man Bob Anderson donned the outfit for the initial trilogy’s lightsaber-fencing scenes.
Born July 1, 1935, in Bristol, England, Prowse was a bodybuilder from a young age, working as a bouncer and winning multiple British weightlifting titles. He parlayed his impressive stature into a series of light acting roles, including three gigs as Frankenstein’s monster — in his debut, “Casino Royale” (1967), and the Hammer flicks “The Horror of Frankenstein” (1970) and “Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell” (1974) — and as a bodyguard in attention-getting scenes in “A Clockwork Orange” (1971).
RIP Lord Vader. May the force be with you, David Prowse.
Breaking Me by Topic ft. A7S
Call me what you wanna, I’ll be what you wanna.
The CBC reports:
The man who killed six people in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 received a “cruel and unusual” punishment when he was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 40 years, Quebec’s Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday.
In a unanimous decision, the court reduced Alexandre Bissonnette’s life sentence to 25 years without parole while at the same time invalidating sections of the Criminal Code that allow judges to hand out consecutive life sentences for murder.
Bissonnette was sentenced in 2019 after he pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder. It was the longest sentence ever handed down in Quebec.
Although he will likely stay in prison for the rest of his life by Canadian standards is just considered “cruel and unusual” to not allow the faint chance of parole after 25 years.
Still… As a Canadian I am both ashamed of, and mortified by this decision.
I pay Netlix and CRAVE but barely watch a thing ’cause when I’m not fucking I am working. But well, this week during my days off I made some time to watch The Crown Season 4.
Whatever historical liberties The Crown takes in its fourth season are easily forgiven thanks to the sheer power of its performances, particularly Gillian Anderson’s imposing take on The Iron Lady and Emma Corrin’s embodiment of a young Princess Diana.
I gotta say Season 4 is one of the best!