“The Known and the Unknown” – #5

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Excerpts from the Essay “Fail Safe”
Written by Debbie Millman
Post Sunday 17th August 2014

The Essay titled “Fail Safe”
Taken From Anthology
Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays
on the Intersection of Life and Design

Debbie Millman is an Artist
Strategist & Interviewer

“Fail Safe” The Essay-Explores Existential Skills-Living With Uncertainty-Embracing The Unfamiliar-Allowing For Not Knowing-Cultivating What John Keats Famously Termed “Negative Capability”

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The Known and the Unknown – #5

I’ve come to
a realization
over the years:

I am not
the only person
to have made
this choice.

I discovered
these common,
self-imposed
restrictions
are rather
insidious

though they
start out,
simple enough.

We beg in
by worrying
we aren’t
good enough

smart enough

or

talented enough

to get
what
we want

then we
voluntarily
live in
the paralyzing
mental framework

rather than
confront
our own
role
in this
paralysis.

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“The Known and the Unknown” – Part #5 - Jennifer Kiley

Remember

“Do What You LOVE

“The Known and the Unknown” – #4

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The Known and the Unknown – #4
Excerpts from the Essay “Fail Safe”
Written by Debbie Millman
Post by Jennifer Kiley
Post Sunday 10th August 2014
The Essay titled “Fail Safe”
Taken From Anthology Look Both
Ways: Illustrated Essays on the
Intersection of Life and Design

Debbie Millman is an Artist Strategist & Interviewer
“Fail Safe” The Essay-Explores Existential Skills-Living With Uncertainty-Embracing The Unfamiliar-Allowing For Not Knowing-Cultivating What John Keats Famously Termed “Negative Capability”

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The Known and the Unknown – #4

I am not profoundly unhappy
with what has transpired
in the years leading up to today

most days I consider myself lucky
that I have a fun, secure job
and a good paycheck.

But I know deep
in my heart
that I settled.

I chose financial
and creative stability
over artistic freedom

and I can’t help
but wonder
what life would be like
if I had made
a different decision
on that balmy night
back in
the West Village.

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“The Known and the Unknown” – Part #4 - Jennifer Kiley

Remember

“Do What You LOVE

The Known and the Unknown – #3

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Excerpts from the Essay “Fail Safe”
Written by Debbie Millman
Post Sunday 3rd August 2014 2014

The Essay titled “Fail Safe”
Taken From Anthology
Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays
on the Intersection of Life and Design

Debbie Millman is an Artist
Strategist & Interviewer

“Fail Safe” The Essay-Explores Existential Skills-Living With Uncertainty-Embracing The Unfamiliar-Allowing For Not Knowing-Cultivating What John Keats Famously Termed “Negative Capability”

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The Known and the Unknown – #3

As I LOOK back
on that decision
20 years later

I try to sooth
myself with
this rationale:

I grew up
in an atmosphere
of emotional
and financial
disarray

so my impulse
as a young woman
was to be
tenaciously
self-sufficient.

As a result,
I have lived
within a fairly
fixed set
of possibilities.

I am not
an artist

I am
a Brand
Consultant.

I don’t work
alone painting
canvases
and
Sculpting clay
in a cold
and
quiet studio.

I work
in a bustling
skyscraper
and
create Logos
for fast-food
restaurants
and
packaging for
mass-market
soft drinks,
salty snacks,
and
over-the-counter
pharmaceuticals.

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“The Known and the Unknown” – Part #3 - Jennifer Kiley

Remember

“Do What You LOVE

“The Known and the Unknown” – #2

a writer's word polished or rawThe Known and the Unknown – #2
Excerpts from the Essay “Fail Safe”
Written by Debbie Millman
Post by Jennifer Kiley
Post Sunday 27th July 2014
The Essay titled “Fail Safe”
Taken From Anthology
Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays
on the Intersection of Life and Design

Debbie Millman is an Artist
Strategist & Interviewer

“Fail Safe” The Essay-Explores Existential Skills-Living With Uncertainty-Embracing The Unfamiliar-Allowing For Not Knowing-Cultivating What John Keats Famously Termed “Negative Capability”

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The Known and the Unknown – #2

I dreamed of being
an artist and a writer,
but inasmuch as I knew
what I wanted,
I felt compelled
to consider what
was “reasonable”
in order
to safeguard
my economic future.

Even though
I wanted
what my best friend
once referred to as
“the whole wide world,”

I thought
it was prudent
to compromise.

I told myself
it was more
sensible to aspire
for success

that was
realistically
feasible

perhaps
even
failure-proof

It never
once occurred
to me
that I could
have it all.

All

ALL

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“The Known and the Unknown” Part 2 - Jennifer Kiley

Remember

“Do What You LOVE

Amazing Visions: Pathways Through the Process of Life

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Amazing Visions: A Pathways Through the Process of Life
Vimeo Videos Discovered by Jk the secret keeper
Created Post on 20th January 2014
Posted On Wednesday 22nd January 2014
AMAZING VISIONS

“A path of signs through the emotions of life.
A tribute to the art and her disarming beauty.”

I PLACE A WARNING THIS VIDEO CONTAINS ARTISTIC NUDITY-SEXUALITY-FAITH-VIOLENCE
MADNESS-POSSESSION-BEAUTY. IT SHOULDN’T BE NECESSARY TO WARN ADULTS.
NO CHILDREN ALLOWED PAST THIS POINT.
WHAT YOU WILL SEE IS BEAUTIFUL-EXPRESSIONS OF LOVE-NAKEDNESS
RELIGIOUS FERVOR-VIOLENCE-BIBLICAL VIOLENCE-DEATH-ANGELS
NATURE
IT’S ALL NATURAL

Beauty – Director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

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THE VISIONS WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY

In the Cave of Wonders

It begins in the mode of storytelling. The big reveal will come to those with patience & awe will be revealed. AWE & AMAZEMENT & BEAUTY @>-;—

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OMINOUS? PERSONS OF INTEREST

Transparent Machines

We want safety. We Want privacy. Do we need to give up one for the other? Is it frightening to know others know all the superficial things about us? What does it matter? Our inner being is always changing. Much too difficult to follow by any intangible object. What are we protecting our selves from?

Amazing Visions: Bells Spheres Fountains of Dancing Colours

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Amazing Visions: Bells Spheres Fountains of Dancing Colours
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Vimeo Videos Discovered by j. kiley
Post Created on Thursday 9th November 2013
Posted on Wednesday 20th November 2013
AMAZING VISIONS

Bells Music Video – Stuart Sinclair Animation
["It's 2001 meets Gravity." {the film} Jk]

Music : Suns facebook.com/sunsofficial

In the Summer of 2013 Suns approached me with the idea of developing a music video for their track ‘Bells’ and upon listening to the track -which I loved- I immediately had thoughts of an astronaut travelling alone through space. With this initial image in mind I began experimenting with various visual effects using After Effects.

I used two AE plugins: Plexus 2.0 and Trapcode Form, I started to develop my ideas which involved generating the thin line aesthetic and dots that I was after. The majority of the 3D models used in the video are based on real objects from Space; the Hubble Space Telescope, Progress and Voyager 1. The planets and moons in the video are generated using NASA imagery, and helped to create a formal aspect to an otherwise abstract piece. Once I’d settled on the visual look for the piece, I began to think about how the structure will be developed in relation to the journey of the astronaut and the emotion of the track.

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Spherikal

From Ion Plus 1 year ago
Not Yet Rated

This is a small animation i did as an exercise to experiment and explore all the graphical possibilities of representing the idea of the SPHERE, always thinking in searching Gestalt and form. Its all done in 3d, but i was more interested in the graphical interest, flatten the surfaces, and only two colors, why more.The most difficult was to achieve the transitions between the different type of representation of the sphere, the morphing and metamorphosing.

For the description of the project, all these frames plus the frames from the scenes that weren’t included, visit – behance.net/gallery/Spherikal/3565597

It was all done in Cinema 4d R13, all with the Mograph module. Comositing and post in After Effects

Sound : Brand X Music

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Advection – Robert Seidel – Projection on a Water Fountain

Artist Statement
The work advection consists of several visual études projected on the continuously changing volume of a water fountain. Interconnected with both the circadian rhythm of their natural surroundings as well as the meteorological nuances of seasonal change from autumn to winter – the fixed études alter their density, texture and luminescence over the exhibition time.

This highly organic pictorial frame spawns a contemporary form of moving abstract paintings or associative drawings. The volumetric fountain, the pond reflections and iridescent flares shape a plasmatic spatial system, which is extended by a secondary video projection. This additional layer illuminates the surrounding area, integrating vegetation and the passing visitors into an abstracted mirage-stage.

Here, twining lines change their density within the evolving volume as fragile light patterns float in the bank of fog. The skeletal music composition is augmented by the sound of rippling water and the rushing fountain. Ultimately flickering projection segments and the emerging natural airstreams break the fluctuating formations, making every loop a unique permutation.

Credits
Artwork Robert Seidel _ robertseidel.com
Music David Kamp _ davidkamp.de

Anais Nin’s Response to June in Her Head – Part One

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Anais Nin’s Response to June in Her Head – Part One
Written by Anais Nin
Transposed Edited by Jennifer Kiley
Illustrated j. kiley
Post Created on Monday 11th November 2013
Posted On Sunday 17th November 2013
A WRITER’S WORD

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Anaïs Nin’s
Response to June in Her Head
Part One

I divined her life
at that moment.
She only believed
in intimacy
and proximity,

in confessions
born in the darkness
of a bedroom,

in quarrels
born of alcohol,

in communications
born of exhausting walks
through the city.

She only believed
in those words
which came
like the confessions
of criminals

after long
exposure to hunger,
to intense lights,
to cross-questioning,
to violent tearing
away of masks.

“You’re
the only woman
who ever
answered
the fantasies
I had
about what
a woman
should be.”

I love June
for what she
has dared to be,

for her hardness
and cruelty,

her relentlessness,
her egoism,

her pride,
her destructiveness.

I am suffocated
by my compassions.

She is
a personality
expanded
to the limit.

I worship
that courage
to hurt
which
she has,

and I am
willing to be
sacrificed to it.

She will
add me
to her
other admirers,

she
will boast
about
my subjection
to her.

She will
be June
plus all
that I am,
all that I
give her.

I love
this magnificent
woman,
bigger than
other women.

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Anaïs Nin: A Letter to Henry Miller about His Wife June

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Illustrated by j. kiley
Post Created On Friday 4th October 2014
Posted On on Sunday 6th October 2014
A Writer’s Word

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Anaïs Nin
A  Letter  to  Henry  Miller  about  His  Wife  June

“Perhaps  you   didn’t   realize   it   but,  for  the  first  time  today,
you shocked and  startled  me  out  of  a dream.  All  your  notes,
your stories about June, never hurt  me. Nothing  hurt  me  until
you  touched   upon   the   non-existence  of   June.   June   under
the  influence  of  others,  yielding.  June as  she  was  when  you
first met her; then  June reading  Dostoevsky and  changing  her
personality,  and  June  under  the  influence  of  Jean.  You  lived
with  her,  Henry;  surely   you   do   not   believe   that   there   is
no  June,  just  someone  who reflects whatever you wish  her to
be,  takes  the   imprint   or   her   cue   from   others.   Is  it  your
terror  too,  that   she  may   be  a  creation  of  your  own  brain?
But  what  of  her  selection of   you, and  of  me?  She chose you
from  other  men;  she  distinguished  me.  You  were   delighted
when  she  admired me. You  were  delighted  because  she  was
revealing  a  side  of   herself.  There  is  a  June  who  is  difficult
to   identify   in   the   maze   of   her   many   relationships ,  her
many  roles,  but  there  is  a  June  who  is  not  just a  beautiful
image.  How  can  she seem  unreal  to  you who  had lived with
her, and to me  whom she  kissed? Oh, I do sense another June.
But  why  did  you talk  to  her so much that first night you  met
her at  the  dance hall?  What was she like then? She must have
been  far  more  vivid than all  the other  women  around  her?”

— Anaïs Nin

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Lord Byron: Canto: The Island

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Canto: The Island
[Passages XII... & XVI...]
Written by Lord Byron
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Poem Chosen by Jennifer Kiley
Post Created Saturday 21st September 2013
Posted on Saturday 21st September 2013

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The Island: Canto II
[Part of Passage XIII... & XVI...]

XIII.
The love which maketh all things fond and fair,
The youth which makes one rainbow of the air,
The dangers past, that make even Man enjoy
The pause in which he ceases to destroy,
The mutual beauty, which the sternest feel
Strike to their hearts like lightning to the steel,
United the half savage and the whole,
The maid and boy, in one absorbing soul.
No more the thundering memory of the fight
Wrapped his weaned bosom in its dark delight;
No more the irksome restlessness of Rest
Disturbed him like the eagle in her nest,
Whose whetted beak and far-pervading eye
Darts for a victim over all the sky:
His heart was tamed to that voluptuous state,
At once Elysian and effeminate,
Which leaves no laurels o’er the Hero’s urn;
These wither when for aught save blood they burn;
Yet when their ashes in their nook are laid,
Doth not the myrtle leave as sweet a shade?

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XVI.
And let not this seem strange: the devotee
Lives not in earth, but in his ecstasy;
Around him days and worlds are heedless driven,
His Soul is gone before his dust to Heaven.
Is Love less potent? No-his path is trod,
Alike uplifted gloriously to God;
Or linked to all we know of Heaven below,
The other better self, whose joy or woe
Is more than ours; the all-absorbing flame
Which, kindled by another, grows the same,
Wrapt in one blaze; the pure, yet funeral pile,
Where gentle hearts, like Bramins, sit and smile.
How often we forget all time, when lone,
Admiring Nature’s universal throne,
Her woods-her wilds-her waters-the intense
Reply of hers to our intelligence!
Live not the Stars and Mountains? Are the Waves
Without a spirit? Are the dropping caves
Without a feeling in their silent tears?


— Lord Byron

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You Must Not Fear

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You Must Not Fear

Written by Anäis Nin

Post Created by Jennifer Kiley

Post Sunday 15th September 2013

 

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Anais Nin
Emotional Excess
in Writing and Creativity
Part: # 2

You Must Not Fear

You must not fear,
hold back, count or be a miser
with your thoughts and feelings.
It is also true that creation
comes from an overflow, so you
have to learn to intake, to
imbibe, to nourish yourself and
not be afraid of fullness. The
fullness is like a tidal wave
which then carries you, sweeps
you into experience and into
writing. Permit yourself to flow
and overflow, allow for the rise
in temperature, all the expansions
and intensifications. Something is
always born of excess: great art
was born of great terrors, great
loneliness, great inhibitions,
instabilities, and it always
balances them. If it seems to you
that I move in a world of certitudes,
you, par contre, must benefit from
the great privilege of youth, which
is that you move in a world of mysteries.
But both must be ruled by faith.

— Anäis Nin

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