Laura Lagomarsino: A Clothesline of Words, Ideas, and Pictures

I love words, to paint them, to write them, they flow to me as stories and visions and layers.  Images live with me this way as well.  The visual aspect is first, and stronger.  Words somehow intertwine themselves therein, within, like a frame somehow, or a clothesline, supporting what I’ve already seen.  These things, images, […]

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Narmin Kamal: Animals, plants and women

Animal and woman. How would you kill a bear? An animal that is much stronger than man falls down when a bullet is put through its head. The bleeding wound leaves red stains on its white fur, and without understanding anything a bear closes its eyes. They take it to the cold dark shop located […]

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Narmin Kamal: Boys Gathering Violets

  My birthday was the day my father started to grow a beard. According to the rules of the village a man must let his beard grow for one week or 40 days when a close relative dies. This time nobody died but God granted my father a daughter, instead of a son… In every […]

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Narmin Kamal: Beauty – 250 Volt

  Read the original essay, and comments it received, here: http://women-forum.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157%3Agoezllik-250-volt&catid=34%3Aindividuality&Itemid=53&lang=en I am attending an academic conference. There is a huge mirror on the right side of the hall. Several PhD candidates are sitting there – three girls and many boys. Boys are feverishly discussing an issue of the legal regulation of property management in […]

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Jamie Banes: Urban Areas’ Three-Dimensional Energy

          www.jamiebanes.com     jamie@jamiebanes.com   JAMIE BANES   Artist Statement   My attraction to the energy of urban areas inspires a playful, excited examination of the frenzied systems around me.  Highly active environments such as ports, stations, airfields, or sub-street infrastructures feel like childhood experiments with Tinkertoys and Lego bricks, or voyages […]

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Spain’s Visual Jazz Film Festival seeks participants!

  For our readers: the poet, filmmaker, and novelist Faracy Grouse, whom we’ve published various times in Synchronized Chaos, is launching the Visual Jazz Film Festival, which will take place in Spain later this summer.   Here’s how the festival will operate:   All films must be conceived, shot and edited between sunrise and sunset on the day […]

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Further varied and sundry calls for art submissions

  NATIONAL CALL FOR FIGURES & FACES THEMED ART August 6 – 26, 2010. Open to all artists who can drop off or ship accepted work. JPG submissions only. All media except film, video & installation. Juror: Rene de Guzman, Senior Curator, Oakland Museum of California. Awards: 1st – $500, 2nd – $250, 3rd – […]

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