re: the Dronescapes of Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox

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Not a Game, Gouache and watercolour on paper, 56 x 75.6cm, 2016

More at the Drone Center at Bard

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plays “like a ceremony.”

Ravi Coltrane re: his father’s ‘Interstellar Space’ LP.

There’s a tune on Interstellar Space called ‘Leo,’ but the real title is ‘Leo Minor,’ after the constellation. And of course, it’s in a minor key, the key of E minor. … John had sort of devised a 12-tone system based on the planets and various star groupings.

Via Rolling Stone

Note: This article is good stuff! Just added two albums to my wish list; original “Interstellar Space” and “Interstellar Space Revisited” ft Nels Cline.

the Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise

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A detail of a cacao sculpture by Jéréˆmie Mabiala. CreditLéonard Pongo, via CATPC, Lusanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

An art collective made of plantation workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo,  who harvest raw material for international companies that manufacture chocolate and palm oil, and make sculptures with cacao as a primary material.

h/t NYT

The desert is all stretch marks

In the desert, beauty is the way a place has been tangled with: rock thrust upward through the crust of the earth, terrifying pours of water from a sudden-dark sky, tumbles of mud and rock racing downstream. The desert is all stretch marks, a shifting old skin, ugly and devastating in its resilience. And for every inch of it covered by detritus, another corner is exposed, glaring whitely under the full moon. Small white flowers erupt in last year’s wash.

Via Katherine E. Standefer in High Country News