Hello! Bonjour! Willkommen!

May 6, 2008

WEB 2.0

Oh yeah! And on other matters of the heart, I’d been talking to someone recently trying to explain briefly what the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 is – as it is something very dear to me. Anybody interested in New Media Art or who wonders WTF I have such a giant ‘coolection’ [not a spelling mistake Alex T] of animated .gif files should have a read. Dad – you should read these too instead of coming to my website looking for pictures of boobs.

A Vernacular Web by Olia Lialina [Web 1.0 shits]

Vernacular Web 2 by Olia Lialina [Web 2.0 shits - with glitter]

And finally, Dragan Espenscheid sent me a really cool Microsoft Paintbrush cartoon he did about some really dumb ravers. It is awesome! Check It Out Chicky Babes [I wish Daisy Dee was still on TV - those were the days on VIVA Zwei]

Here is a sample

xx Lektrogirl

April 22, 2008

SQUATLIFE

SQUATLIFE – Trailer

From the Chelmsford Film Society.

xx Lektrogirl

April 15, 2008

ENTREPRENEUR EXHIBITION

So, here is something I have been sitting on for some time. A while ago I found a woman who on eBay would paint your portrait with any celebrity you wanted. She also had a range of paintings in different settings for sale.

So here today I present to you my exhibition called ‘ENTREPRENEUR EXHIBITION’ for your delectation.

My only regret is I did not remember to take note of the artists name as I am sure many of you will want to enquire about getting your portrait done.

xx Lektrogirl

April 10, 2008

FOWL PLAY FOWLER

This is Nervous’ exhibition poster. I know I am going to love the exhibition already.


Here is a banana picture that Fowler gave me and I post another picture on the blog before – a red screen print on yellow paper…


Here is a picture of it with a half full bookshelf.

Anyway the guy on the exhibition poster – I suspect it isn’t – but it reminds me very much of Stephen Fry the Tea Man with Bipolar Mood Disorder. That is neither here nor there as I shall being going to the exhibition to see Nicky Noo Nah Noodles and Superduck and whoever else I should bump into. WONDERFUL. Light refreshments – hmmm – probably Gingerbeer from a plastic bin or tea served from giant 50’s Urns… hmmm… What will it be this time Fowl Play?

xx Lektrogirl

March 30, 2008

SUNDAY NIGHT & FEELIN’ RIGHT

Actually I’m feeling pretty exhausted. Lemme make like Craig David and fill U in.

Rewind to Thursday night when I went to YoYo with my HoHo’s at the Notting Hill Arts Club. I know that there are a lot of haters for this place and the club that it is but I will say I LOVE IT THERE cause there is absolutely no hating going on in there, loads of attitude [thug love], people are dressed up and the bar serves cocktails – there is always a happy hour cocktail! So G’ed up with the Sinus Spray and Cold and Flu tablets I was sitting sipping Honey and Grapefruit cocktails for the first half of the evening, then when Martello came on -

[Double screwface. Nice teeth.]

- I spent four hours dancing. In fact, Carrie and I even took our glasses off. It was really such a powerful moment. BOOYAH. The BEST part about the night though was instead of the breakdancers busting out which the small dicked lithe men sometimes do, this time the camera phones came out for some Poser-Popping ina big circle in the middle of the floor. Some serious shapes, signs and leans. Sorry for the blurry picture. I had my glasses off remember.

And here are my two pals with their own efforts.

The next day I wasn’t feeling too bad. Only bad enough to miss the postman ringing on the doorbell. However a full recovery was required for the launch of the incredible NIGHT SLUGS – Bok Bok and Manara’s night down at the Red Star once a month. For such a heavy date, dressing appropriately was required:


Which I have been told is straight gull-ee and fucking badgirl. Not bad for a Tasmanian G right? Someone has to regulate.

Before going, I had been having a deep an esoteric conversation with a friend about the kind of music that would be played. He said that generally bassline is a fake movement. That it only exists up North as something real and that probably it would be just full of bloggers anyway. Funny that – Prancehall, DJ Venom, Manara and Bok Bok all DJ’d and all have blogs. And I blog and I went there. However, my view on bassline and niche is that it is hilarious bouncy pop music and if a scene is ‘real’ or not I don’t care. It seems a bit like thinking yourself out of having too much fun to be academic about it. The party was filled with good time vibes.


I mean – check the look on Bok Bok’s face. It was good times all round!

ESPECIALLY ESPECIALLY WHEN:
Prancehall’s first track of the night was Snoop Dogg’s sexual/sensual seduction/eruption [sorry was too busy dancing to notice which version it was.] It really surprised me because I never pictured him as a particularly sensual guy [bubble bath and vanilla candles?] but his womanly thighs have been pointed out to me by more than one person so perhaps Prancehall feels something in his groin for Snoop Dogg, like I do. Prancehall played a great collection of grimetime hits and grunk and crip crop and areandbee. Good times. Where’s the beef? There is none. I was just feeling the love.

It was not a good time however after getting into bed at last at 6am to be woken by the postman at 7.30 delivering a package and he didn’t know if it was the one from yesterday or not because he had the day off yesterday. The postman is my most regular male visitor. Which is fitting as he delivers the mail.

Later that morning I had to get up again with some urgency cause by a certain set of co-incidences, my friend Koogs was making a website for Samwell [you know 'What What In The Butt'] and it had to be ready by yesterday evening. Urgh so some frantic .cssing .gifing and .htmling with serious party issues. Not my idea of a Saturday night – especially when Cardinal be calling me for another night out. Which I am so gutted I missed.

BUT there is an upside to being stuck at home – Marisa Olson from Nasty Nets asked me if I wanted to have my video ‘The Result’ screened at the NY Underground Festival on Friday, April 4th. The Nasty Nets DVD is finished and you will be able to buy it – a ‘coolection’ of all the best craps from the internet compiled by people from the Nasty Nets Crew. So – awesome. I am so happy! If you want to watch the video for ‘The Result’ in the comfort of your own living room:
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Or if you are in New York:


Event InfoName: NASTY NETS at NYUFF – DVD release screening!
Tagline: As Nasty As U Wanna Be
Host: Marisa Olson
Type: Music/Arts – Jam Session
Time and PlaceDate: Friday, April 4, 2008
Time: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Anthology Film Archives
Street: 32 2nd Avenue
City/Town: New York, NY

Nasty Nets has just produced a DVD (with video & data for maximum pleasure!) and we’re releasing it in a screening called NASTY AS U WANNA BE at the 15th (and final) NY Underground Film Festival.

Please come and enjoy, and get your discounted dvd’s–$5 while supplies last!

Big thanks to RHIZOME for sponsoring the dvd & screening!
http://nastynets.com/dvd.html
http://www.nyuff.com/2008/index2.php?p=arc&s=res&fid=295

Nasty As U Wanna Be
EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO MIN INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
Organized by Marisa Olson & the Nasty Nets with support from Rhizome.org

Identifying themselves as an “internet surfing club,” Nasty Nets is an international ensemble representing some of the most active artists working online today. Together their work both celebrates and critiques the internet by employing original and appropriated imagery and audio, such as animated gifs, YouTube hacks, html cheat codes, and other found and edited material, offering a poignant and humorous take on contemporary digital visual culture.

This event will serve as a release party for their new dvd, which features videos for dvd players, copious digital files to be opened on personal computers, and a type-in website by Michael Bell-Smith. Tonight’s screening will feature videos from the dvd and additional works by members of this 25-person crew.

Nasty Nets was founded by artists John Michael Boling, Joel Holmberg, Guthrie Lonergan, and Marisa Olson, and includes members Peter Baldes, Michael Bell-Smith, Camille Paloque Bergés, Kevin Bewers- dorf, Brian Blomerth, Charles Broskoski, Petra Cortright, Chris Coy, Paul B. Davis, Michael Guidetti, Britta Gustafson, Travis Hallenbeck, Chance Jackson, Lektrogirl, Tom Moody, Javier Morales, Paul Slocum, James Whipple, Robert Wodzinski, and Damon Zucconi. The Nasty Nets DVD is generously supported by Rhizome. Discs will be sold at a discount to NYUFF ticket-holders, at the festival, while supplies last. – Marisa Olson

Anyway I better get to bed cause I bet the postman will be here bright and early again in the morning. Which I am so not looking forward to.

xx Lektrogirl

February 24, 2008

THREE WOMEN

There is other stuff here.

I got a Freeview box this weekend. Five US! Here I come…

I did a LOT this weekend. But I will tell you later.

xx Lektrogirl

September 28, 2007

BAGUTTA

Opened in 1924, this trattoria, Bagutta, is where the first Italian literary award was founded.

By “1926 become a meeting place for writers, painters and journalists. One evening they decided, for the fun of it, to introduce a system of fines. From then on, anyone who arrived late, missed a meeting, or abandoned the company at table for a lady-friend, had to pay a fine. One evening, Orio Vergani, a journalist who had already made a name for himself, and was to become very well-known indeed, said: “All right. I’ll pay my fine, But why don’t we set this money aside and then use the lump sum for a fund to be devoted to the author of the book we like best?

Not only is Bagutta full of momentos from this time, it also is decorated ceiling to floor with the most incredible paints from Italian painters who also joined the writers tables.

Trattoria Bagutta Via Bagutta 14 20121 Milano
Zona Centro ( P.zza S.Babila)
Tel: 02/76002767 fax 0245471401
Tel: +39 3929198934
solo per prenotazioni sms

August 4, 2007

TYPICAL


Screw you too

xx Lektrogirl

June 16, 2007

SATURNDAY

Unfortunately, I don’t hate Miranda July as much as I thought I was going to. I am up to page 33 of No One Belongs Here More Than You. Although I have to say, if are into that kind of self indulgent stuff, I’m better. I used to have a website called BeauSalon where I published all my drawing, writing and photographs. For example:

I also had another website I made with stuff on it for an exhibition I did in Hamburg. For example:

P.S. I’m talking about a different Paul. Not Brains.

In fact, you are welcome to check the whole website for that here at Things I Made for Hamburg 2003.

Oh God! Someone with a really strong Aussie accent is on Law and Order.

xx Lektrogirl

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