Emma Kisiel holds a bachelor of fine arts with an emphasis in photography from the University of Colorado Denver. “At Rest” is a photographic series depicting roadkill on American highways and addressing our human fear of confronting death and viewing the dead. Kisiel’s images draw attention to the fact that, while man has a vast impact on animal and natural life, dominant American religions insist that animals do not have a place in Heaven and are, therefore, of little value in our society. To cause the viewer to feel struck by this truth, Kisiel photographs memorials she builds surrounding roadkill at the location at which its life was taken. “At Rest” expresses the sacredness to the bodies of animals accidentally hit by vehicles while crossing the road.
Untitled Polaroid portrait by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1973 via wehadfacesthen
Heavyweight champ Joe Louis lies on the canvas at the original Madison Square Garden in New York after being floored by contender Jersey Joe Walcott in a December 1947 title match.
Photo by Gjon Mili
Shadows on shadows on… photography by Alicja Pietras, another Polish artist. Via inneroptics
Rebecca Horn (who turned 69 this week): “Mechanischer Körperfächer” (body fan 2) via Rolu, kleidersachen, foxesinbreeches & calyx. I think this is a 1970’s piece, but can’t find a definitive reference.
Rebecca Horn (24 March 1944, Michelstadt, Hesse) is a German installation artist and film director most famous for her body modifications such as Einhorn (Unicorn), a body-suit with a very large horn projecting vertically from the headpiece, and Pencil Mask, a mesh harness for the head with many pencils projecting out. She directed the films; Der Eintänzer (1978), La ferdinanda: Sonate für eine Medici-Villa (1982) and Buster’s Bedroom (1990). Horn presently lives and works in Paris and Berlin.