It’s funny, I could talk about where I am now but I doubt anyone would believe me. Anyway, these were some of my inspirations when I was eighteen and nineteen.
Bjork – Hunter
David Bowie (feat. Trent Reznor) I’m Afraid of Americans
Garbage – When I Grow Up
Public Image Ltd – Rise
Nowhere by Greg Araki
I watched this movie over and over, James Duvall plays an earnest video artist trying to survive the shallowness of LA. This is the Valley Girl scene. James Duvall is a sweet guy BTW.
Basquiat painting downtown circa 1981
This is when I started thinking more seriously about street art. Later on I also discovered Banksy and have been a fan since.
“Abuse of power comes as no surprise”
A televised text. I was really interested in Jenny Holzer’s use of text as art.
“You are not yourself”
The Smiths – How Soon Is Now
The funny thing about this song is it’s the opening for Charmed, which I watched over and over when I had nothing but a t.v. in Montreal. The dialogue always goes something like “I thought we vanquished the demon.” “No, we forgot our special book, and I don’t think your boyfriend is mortal, I think he’s a dark lord.” “Well do we have to vanquish him too?” “I don’t know I’ll go ask Piper.” Seriously!
The Heads – No Talking Just Head
Peggy Lee – Is That all there is?
This is a fan’s tribute video to her.
Sarah Mclachlan – Sweet Surrender
Barbara Kruger’s work today: