Category Archives: Outriders

The rose and the bomb

Weimar Berlin, the soft opening: the debut of Anita Berber and Valeska Gert, 100 years ago today

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The rose and the bomb

Weimar Berlin, the soft opening: the debut of Anita Berber and Valeska Gert, 100 years ago today

Places: Isadora and Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center

The siblings travel to Athens in search of the glory that was (and is) Greece

Places: Isadora and Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center

The siblings travel to Athens in search of the glory that was (and is) Greece

Places: Casa Grande

100 years since the death of artist and lifestyle pioneer Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach

Places: Casa Grande

100 years since the death of artist and lifestyle pioneer Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach

AlfredFlechtheim.com

A lost champion of Modernism

AlfredFlechtheim.com

A lost champion of Modernism

Omega Workshops | designs

Roger Fry’s design team reimagined the everyday objects around us.

Omega Workshops | designs

Roger Fry’s design team reimagined the everyday objects around us.

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…

Places: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

The centenary of a Parisian instution and its most famous performance…

Dress-down Friday: Valeska Gert

Gert was pathologically unable to conform to any larger social grouping than that found within her own eccentric outfits.

Dress-down Friday: Valeska Gert

Gert was pathologically unable to conform to any larger social grouping than that found within her own eccentric outfits.

Dress-down Friday: Dorelia McNeill

“Dorelia and Augustus were seen as representing the principle of living through your ideas, not merely conveying them to canvas or on paper.”

Dress-down Friday: Dorelia McNeill

“Dorelia and Augustus were seen as representing the principle of living through your ideas, not merely conveying them to canvas or on paper.”

Georgina Berkeley | photomontage

This English noblewoman’s methods of incorporating fragments of photographs into beguilingly strange compositions, which she practised around the late 1860s, prefigured Surrealist collage by about 60 years.

Georgina Berkeley | photomontage

This English noblewoman’s methods of incorporating fragments of photographs into beguilingly strange compositions, which she practised around the late 1860s, prefigured Surrealist collage by about 60 years.

Aimless Walk

Alexander Hammid’s film follows an unidentified man through Prague, although the camera is largely disengaged from the expected multitudes and monuments, instead following this enigmatic flaneur to the liminal spaces of the city.

Aimless Walk

Alexander Hammid’s film follows an unidentified man through Prague, although the camera is largely disengaged from the expected multitudes and monuments, instead following this enigmatic flaneur to the liminal spaces of the city.

Dress-down Friday: Gusto Gräser

Gräser’s idealism, ascetic lifestyle and incessant wanderings bring to mind a Herman Hesse character. And little wonder; Hesse was one of Gräser’s followers and worked both the personality and teachings of his guru through several of his books.

Dress-down Friday: Gusto Gräser

Gräser’s idealism, ascetic lifestyle and incessant wanderings bring to mind a Herman Hesse character. And little wonder; Hesse was one of Gräser’s followers and worked both the personality and teachings of his guru through several of his books.

Lichtspiel

It was a meeting with French Dadaist Philippe Soupault in Berlin’s Romanisches Café in the early 1920s which helped Walter Ruttmann synthesize art and music into cinema.

Lichtspiel

It was a meeting with French Dadaist Philippe Soupault in Berlin’s Romanisches Café in the early 1920s which helped Walter Ruttmann synthesize art and music into cinema.

Alfred Jarry, fixie pioneer

“Rather more than a simple vehicle, the writing machine was powered by human musculature and fueled by alcohols.”

Alfred Jarry, fixie pioneer

“Rather more than a simple vehicle, the writing machine was powered by human musculature and fueled by alcohols.”

Spectres of Artaud

As with the Reina Sofia’s Roussel survey, ‘Spectres of Artaud. Language and the Arts around 1952’ acknowledges a figure whose influence ranged far beyond the literary, reaching into performance, music, visual arts and cinema.

Spectres of Artaud

As with the Reina Sofia’s Roussel survey, ‘Spectres of Artaud. Language and the Arts around 1952’ acknowledges a figure whose influence ranged far beyond the literary, reaching into performance, music, visual arts and cinema.

Franziska zu Reventlow | artworks

The fragments of her artistic output which survive are a modest yet intriguing glimpse into a highly unconventional life.

Franziska zu Reventlow | artworks

The fragments of her artistic output which survive are a modest yet intriguing glimpse into a highly unconventional life.

Pearls: Arthur Rimbaud

“Let strange flowers burst forth…”

Pearls: Arthur Rimbaud

“Let strange flowers burst forth…”

Scenes from a pataphysical life

“Depending on one’s tastes, inclinations, and social situation, the 1890s were either the Belle Époque, a virile culmination of French culture promising a yet more glorious future; or the fin-de-siècle, the last gasp of an enfeebled civilization on the verge of extinction.”

Scenes from a pataphysical life

“Depending on one’s tastes, inclinations, and social situation, the 1890s were either the Belle Époque, a virile culmination of French culture promising a yet more glorious future; or the fin-de-siècle, the last gasp of an enfeebled civilization on the verge of extinction.”

Hester’s last ride

“The young missionary took a wrong turn in the dim light…The first thing he saw was a pile of bones with a skull on top, a lighted taper flickering through each eye socket, grinning at him amidst the shadows of plants and trees…”

Hester’s last ride

“The young missionary took a wrong turn in the dim light…The first thing he saw was a pile of bones with a skull on top, a lighted taper flickering through each eye socket, grinning at him amidst the shadows of plants and trees…”