The turnings of life seldom show a sign-post; or rather, though the sign is always there, it is usually placed some distance back, like the notices that give warning of a bad hill or a level railway crossing.
—Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country
Shopping. Shopping for curated projects, shopping for reviews, shopping . . . for content. Well, even the editor’s note is on a shopping spree. Shopping for what an editor writes in the obligatory ‘editor’s note’? (This was covered in issue #4 editor’s note, www.zingmagazine.com). After 11 issues, our readers know what zingmagazine is . . . (otherwise turn to page 37 for “about zingmagazine” or the previously mentioned website) . . . Now. What’s the trendy and what’s gauche, or do these adjectives have any meaning, much less power in reportage. If they do, it harkens back to high school or better even junior high, yet maybe these parochial forums—no sign-posts here—reflect “the genie in a bottle” that . . . is shopping, nearness, popularity, pink, Christina. Then, everything matters, and maybe that’s where we should be concentrating. Where everything matters. ebay. Whoa, what a sign-post.
New York, New York
orfi the organization for the returning fashion interest (aka orfi), operates out of the sub-level of Hotel of the Rising Star, a retail outlet at 13 Prince St where their clothes and shoes are sold. Other warez can be seen and purchased at www.hoteloftherisingstar.com.
Thomas Rayfiel’s novel Colony Girl (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), will be published in paperback this November by Picador.
Jane Gang, New York City. Artist, writer, curator.
“Lets go into town we can take our rubbish with us”
Enact figures that flow
“Do you know what I dislike?” She said
“That syncronised breathing thing you can get into while sitting next to someone you don’t know.”
“Repression breeds fine lines. Come embarrass me, embarrass me please.” He said, “Give us the pleasure of you’re being able and you’ll still be seen. Death after all might turn out to be a disappointment.”
(From His Holy Prepuce © Jane Gang)
It is a possession thing.
International hair meets anarchy in the UK.
Simon Periton works and lives in London and so does Pauline Daly.
Warren Isensee is a painter who works and lives in New York.
SD Katz is a partner and writer/director with Pitch, Inc., a New York-based studio.
As a director, SD Katz’s work has been featured on Saturday Night Live and his commercial work for national advertisers appears on air throughout the year. In ’97, SD Katz served as the animation director during the workshop development for the Robert Wilson and Philip Glass work, Monsters of Grace, the first full 3D digital opera (in twin 70mm). MOG opened at the Royce Hall in Los Angeles in April and has been performed in more than 45 cities throughout the world.
A Contributing Editor at Millimeter Magazine. SD Katz writes frequently for numerous other national publications. SD Katz is the author of Shot by Shot, a best-selling film book that has been translated into five languages. To date, more than 110,000 copies have been sold. His second book, Cinematic Motion, is also a standard text in dozens of university curriculums. In conjunction with the book and his innovative film design techniques, SD Katz has taught workshops at the American Film Institute, The Sundance Film Festival, The Danish Film Institute, Parsons School of Design, and The School for Visual Arts in NYC. In ’94, SD Katz was a guest of Michael Jackson at the NeverNeverland Ranch for a 4-week intensive workshop schedule with Michael, exploring screen design and narrative style.
SD Katz has consulted for and developed projects with prominent software and hardware developers in the United States including Adobe, Microsoft/Softimage, Autodesk, Alias/Wavefront, Virtus Corporation, MetaCreations, Intergraph and many other clients. His invention, CyclopsAE, is currently manufactured by Digital Input Designs and allows directors to manipulate virtual cameras with unprecedented fluidity and control.
SD Katz’s design for the assassination sequence for Clear and Present Danger was widely regarded as the most advanced previsualization at the time, and has been widely featured in trade publications, textbooks and on a special segment of Entertainment Tonight.
SD Katz has completed screenplays for Director John McTiernan and two of his one act plays, Vows and The Funny Pages, were presented in the Cubicula Theater in New York.
SD Katz is a frequent guest lecturer at numerous schools and conventions, and his computer visualization work is the subject of a permanent exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.
SD Katz’s recent short film, Protest, won first prize at the Deauville Film Festival and has been honored at the Aspen Film Festival, Imagina and other festivals.
Sylvain Flanagan graduated in Telecommunications Engineering. He was a business consultant in the fields of television and multimedia for many years.
Angus Ivy is a freelance journalist and art critic, he lives and works in brussels.
Mark Tribe is a founder and executive director of Rhizome.org, an online community for the digital artworld. He collaborated with Marisa Newman, communication director of Rhizome.org. Mark and Marisa invite you to join the conversation at www.rhizome.org/subscribe.
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