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Sisters of Mercy Video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2009 by victorbiola

Just a short video by the Sisters of Mercy that I have found on YouTube. I love this song from the 80’s. Don’t know if you can relate to this but I love it. Leave a note with your thoughts. Here are the lyrics to the song, which is partly sung in German…

In a sea of faces, in a sea of doubt
In this cruel place your voice above the maelstrom
In the wake of this ship of fools I’m falling further down
If you can see me, Marian, reach out and take me home…..
Marian I think I’m drowning
This sea is killing me

CHORUS

I hear you calling Marian
Across the water, across the wave
I hear you calling Marian
Can you hear me calling you to
Save me, save me, save me from the
Grave…
Marian

Marian, there’s a weight above me
And the pressure is all too strong
To breathe deep
Breathe long and hard
To take the water down and go to sleep
To sink still further
Beneath the fatal wave

CHORUS

Was ich kann und was ich konnte (What I can do and what I could do)
Weiß ich gar nicht mehr (I just don’t know anymore)
Gib mir wieder etwas schönes (Give me something beautiful again)
Zieh mich aus dem Meer (Drag me from the sea)
Ich hör’ dich rufen, Marian (I hear you calling Marian)
Kannst du mich schreien hören? (Can you hear me calling?)
Ich bin hier allein (I am here alone)
Ich hör’ dich rufen, Marian (I hear you calling Marian)
Ohne deine Hilfe verliere ich mich in diesem Ort (Without your help I am lost in this place)

CHORUS (repeat Marian til end)

Featuring: Os Gêmeos

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , on November 14, 2008 by victorbiola

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Os Gêmeos are two twin brothers from São Paulo in Brazil. Os gêmeos actually translates to twins. Their artwork varies from casual graffiti to complicated murals. Their work has a very artistic touch to it and the characters in their work are often of a dreamlike appearance.

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For more information and images try: WikiPedia, Lost Art, Interview of Os Gêmeos at: Art Crimes, Deitch Projects, Images on Flickr, We Make Money Not ArtVisual Resistance and Eyes On Brazil.

 

Below is a video of Os Gêmeos:

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Virtue Ruins Beauty

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2008 by victorbiola

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I enjoy print making as an artform. It is a great way to express yourself and I liked it long before I had heard about Stencils as a serious artform. Screen printing produces some amazing results. Screen prints are nomally found in galleries and some can get quite dear.

Virtue Ruins Beauty is a piece by an artist called Give Up. The images below are a paste up from an abandoned building in Houston, Texas. See link: Citynoise Website. I wanted to share it as an example of good streetart. It is an interesting idea to return the art found in galleries back to the street, so putting the prints into abandoned buildings, as opposed to bring the streetsart into the galleries or putting protective covers onto graffiti (as happened with a Banksy graffiti in Melbourne).

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The Best Song of All Times?

Posted in Life, Music with tags , , , , , , on November 12, 2008 by victorbiola

Impossible to answer that question. Everyone might have an opinion, some Roman dude in the year 120 AD might give a very subjective answer as a guy in the year 2212, who might quote me and name the local gig on Mars.

the-whoI live now (who would not claim that) and I would name a band my father could relate to more than I can, though does that matter? Best song ever? This question cannot be answered, the best song ever does not exist and would so much depend upon the moment and situation and person…

My personal entry would be ‘Love reign O’er Me’ by the Who (Can you see the real me? Can you? Can you?…)

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Beautiful Seduction

Posted in Fun, Life with tags , , , , , , , on November 11, 2008 by victorbiola

It is always interesting to see how individuals differ, yet how strongly we are being influenced by the media. A previous post is asking viewers and readers to submit their favourite seductive song.

See: Vote For Your Favourite Seductive Song

Everyone has a right to an opinion; just funny to see how far we do differ on the topic. Some people seem to mistake the art of seduction with chopping meat up for the bbq.

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How we are worlds apart in our headspaces and souls… There is a big difference between eating out of a tin or just placing food on a plate or actually arranging a meal on a plate, beautifully presented, deliciously placed. Making an effort can be effortless as not making an effort. Going out of your way will bring you past new ideas and thoughts. By making a difference you show that you care. That is seductive.

I would liken seductive, sensual, enticing to a person unwrapping a desert, slowly with anticipation while listening to the sound of the unwrapping…

The art of seduction is a process of encounters, slight touches of skin, as if accidental, a process of appreciation. Seduction is as well about respect, respect for the moment, yourself and the opposite. Seduction is beauty in itself, it is flirtatious…

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Lately I have heard friends complaining about encounters where the opposite was to obsessed by dirty talk and being rough, actually being treated that way. I feel that there is a place for that and where two people with the capacity to decide make a decision to do something together, then it is fine. It just gets so boring when you feel that being desensitised is the new fashion.

I could go on about it and also speak about the degradation of good film scripts, with most movies produced using swear words and coarse language. What happened to the good scripts?

I guess the fact that dirty talk and swearing has reached the main stream is what makes it so boring and main stream! Seduction is back! ‘It is not what I see that excites me, but what remains hidden.’ Victor Biola (someone will claim it to be said by someone before me…)

Well, that is what Victor Biola thinks…

Comments, responses and thoughts are very welcome

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Stencils All Over The World

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2008 by victorbiola

Below you will find a selection of stencils that I have found online. Personally, I prefer stencils that are in not too many colours and layers. Stencils are great when kept simple, once they get too complex they become overworked. As always there are exceptions, but in most cases over complicated works indicate that the creator has confused creation with masturbation. I don’t get a kick out of the latter…

Click on the images to find the site where they are originated. Some come with interesting posts or articles.

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A blog by the name The World is not Flat has a good post on European street art. The writer, a visitor from the US (a country south of Canada) describes his/her (that is the problem with unisex names- Lee) thoughts on the European situation. The  first photo was taken from that blog.

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The Wooster Collective is another interesting site/blog and very active. If you like political stencils (as I do) you will find a lot of interesting works here. The image of the child on the van in New Delhi and the profile of the girl on the black wall can be found there.

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paris-stencilAnother gem in the search for inspiring stencils has to be a blog called World of Stencils.

Here I found some very beautiful pieces (see the nude stencil from Paris) and some very complex works by an artist called artiste-ouvrier. As mentioned earlier in this post, I prefer simple stencils, but as always there is the exception to the rule…

World of Stencils also features a group of stencil artists called WCA – Free University of Stencil Art. I have added two of their works below. Both motives show animals.

 

 

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If you like some of the works, check my future posts for more stencils to come and get involved in the debate on the legality of street art!

Read the following blogs to get informed:

  • Core TV 1 Featured this group before- they are independent filmmakers working on documentary on Melbourne’s opinion on Street Art
  • Geekgirl Love the name! This post is on a stencil festival in Melbourne and has some interesting insights into our current political state of the art regarding street art
  • Don’t Ban The Can Most locals know about DBTC by now, they are an interest group of street art supporters and against the Graffiti Prevention Act. They organise events to celebrate street art! This is what democracy is about! Standing up for what you believe in…
  • Graffiti Hurts Australia This group is actually fighting against graffiti and street art and has been very active in the media. Personally, I find this group extremely conservative and negative, it is still good to see what their views are…

Enjoy the Streets with Victor Biola …

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Graffiti – Is it for You?

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2008 by victorbiola

Voice Your Opinion on Video

In a previous post Victor Biola featured a group of independent filmmakers – Core TV 1. Well, they have now put together a Call For Entries in regards to graffiti and EVERYONE can now voice their opinion on a video.   > Call For Entries <

So, if you have an opinion, get it out there and make it count.

Victor Biola