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Eat The Sun

Eat The Sun is an incredibly well shot, totally bizarre movie about a group of people around the country that stare at the sun and claim to not need to eat– among other physical and spiritual benefits. Watch the preview and judge for yourself. I enjoyed the cinematography and music– but I’m still not quite sure about the content. Bizarre but fascinating work by Sorcher Films.

The filmmakers do not recommend or endorse the views and practices concerning sungazing and fasting portrayed in this film. Anyone contemplating such behavior should seek the advice of a competent medical professional.

Beams Tokyo x Steve Harrington

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Steve Harrington is opening a show up at Beams in Tokyo on the 18th of May. All proceeds from sales of artwork will be donated to tsunami victims.

The show will consist of 15 new sculptures, 20 new screenprints and a photo print wall. Here’s a sneak peak of what he’s been working on.  Looks like it will be great!

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Casualties of War

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This work is sad and moving.  Toy soldiers as amputees in wheelchairs, begging, engaged in violence, and even one soldier sitting in an armchair about to shoot himself.  The hell of war comes home. Our treatment of veterans in this country is simply backwards.

Remember artist Valerie Leonard’s American Flag? Chilling when you think of these next to it.

In July 2009 Colorado Springs Gazettea published a two-part series entitled “Casualties of War”. The articles focused on a single battalion based at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, who since returning from duty in Iraq had been involved in brawls, beatings, rapes, drunk driving, drug deals, domestic violence, shootings, stabbings, kidnapping and suicides. Returning soldiers were committing murder at a rate 20 times greater than other young American males. A seperate investiagtion into the high suicide rate among veterans published in the New York Times in October 2010 revealed that three times as many California veterans and active service members were dying soon after returning home than those being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. We hear little about the personal hell soldiers live through after returning home.

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