William S. Burroughs reads “Uranian Willy” from Nova Express
Jowe Head, whose “Ars Longa” will feature No. 61 (Rothko).
No. 61 (Rothko)
Created for an eventual compilation album curated by Jowe Head (Swell Maps). Says Jowe: It is called “Ars Longa”, with songs about different artists (so far: Kurt Schwitters, Josef Beuys, Frida Kahlo, Joseph Cornell, van Gogh, Marcel Duchamp, William Blake), and it’s a collaboration with various friends, who are contributing tracks, or lyrics, or ideas or sounds.”
"No. 61 - Rothko" Script
This is Death
This is what I am
Everything seems to take place
In a dream where I am already dead
A living afterlife
On February 25, 1970, Oliver Steindecker, Rothko’s assistant, found the artist in his kitchen, lying dead on the floor in front of the sink, covered in blood. He had sliced his arms with a razor found lying at his side. The autopsy revealed that he had also overdosed on anti-depressants. He was sixty-six years old. The Seagram Murals arrived in London for display at the Tate Gallery on the very day of his suicide.
Rothko said, There must be a clear preoccupation with death - intimations of mortality… Tragic art, romantic art, etc., deals with the knowledge of death.
Video by Christian Camacho. On Bent Ant Records.
"Sand" on Wagmore Records. Through the hourglass.
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When I was a younger man, art was a lonely thing. No galleries, no collectors, no critics, no money. Yet, it was a golden age, for we all had nothing to lose and a vision to gain. Today it is not quite the same. It is a time of tons of verbiage, activity, consumption. Which condition is better for the world at large I shall not venture to discuss. But I do know that many of those who are driven to this life are desperately searching for those pockets of silence where we can root and grow. We must all hope we find them.
I don’t express myself in my paintings, I express my not-self.