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Dezi Esseintes @guessworker All places in between

interior re-orienteerer, still waiting.

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Joined Twitter 4/29/14


@benjaminbrood It was one of the more memorable illustrations on my childhood encyclopaedia. The most memorable was… https://t.co/0RdQtPe4wP @WhiskeyRadish @quetatoc Loose as a goose! Comme toi, cherie.Isn’t that Diego Rivera’s mural? Never knew how large it was. https://t.co/ztuvY7hoc5
6/3
2020
The full colour finished version blew my mind some sixty years ago. This monochrome shows the armature of that inte… https://t.co/xgzP1yOSCVOne of the best artists in film working today, and a skilled historian of experimental film. See more on IG “annaxm… https://t.co/x3SwHTXcLK @QuantaMagazine This has been breaking for a while, with a continuous reclassification of numerous plants and peopl… https://t.co/22rlpSooPv @MarshallJulius @GreatDismal A dog beauty parlour in London listed the numerous services they offered, with the las… https://t.co/b4wKdHxk7J @RupaHuq @JonSavage1966 @piccadillyline Unlikely source of nostalgia... @WhiskeyRadish Probably a hare, with the big upstanding ears, not sure of other differences...On the Isle of Portla… https://t.co/ixmeso5ct5
6/2
2020
@MirandaKeeling Atop is a brilliant and under used word.
Retweeted by Dezi EsseintesLovely! So much pagan and animal imagery on churches before and after the Conquest, although I always tend to the S… https://t.co/urtaN8uwEg @Botanygeek As a youngster in Dallas TX, a very rascist place, we couldn’t figure out why the bus driver only used… https://t.co/V6KEhhYILMLondon, like the UK, is nothing without its black and minority people. Proud to have lived and worked alongside the… https://t.co/hxhHTv60Um
Retweeted by Dezi Esseintes @TashaMcN @allwrongthink The London Yellow Pages used to list “Civil Engineers” under “Boring”.For non-italophones who want their art cinema to look like art, I can heartily recommend Antonioni’s “Red Desert” n… https://t.co/WPqk1h3QjX @intendtogether “Man is the time-binding animal” - Count Korbytski (?) of the near- forgotten General Semantics, quoted by Burroughs.Everything I Know: 42 Hours Of Buckminster Fuller's Visionary Lectures #stream #download #inventor #architecthttps://t.co/JnUkwCwWWi
Retweeted by Dezi EsseintesVery easy to learn, or, crucially, to learn just enough to make it fun. Used by Juilliard students for its potentia… https://t.co/5PqbYj6YZ5
6/1
2020
“In a certain sense, a writer is an exile, an outsider, always reporting on things.” —James Salter https://t.co/uojx20lXT7
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5/31
2020
@wb_gooderham A brilliant education! I’m continuing rather lamely with Spotify.Nishimura Kocho (西村公朝 1915-2003) is perhaps most famous for reviving the temple of Otagi Nenbutsu-ji (愛宕念仏寺). From… https://t.co/EqVVHpod71
Retweeted by Dezi Esseintes @anna_aslanyan The Scala showed a couple of uncredited untitled films when there were rights problems over Hitchcoc… https://t.co/tUfz9ytnzg @benjaminbrood I think this is the Bell Telephone Labs series of lavishly produced science films we were shown in s… https://t.co/orzscgUrFE @benjaminbrood Having a go at understanding Japanese “logograms” and “syllabic script” with a little help from NHK. I may be some time. @kawasaki1972 A few years later Liz Taylor’s classy callgirl character was writing “no sale” with lipstick on the m… https://t.co/QUOoVSglsO @LWalksLondon “Her father helped me plan it!” sang Ian Dury many years ago.
5/30
2020
@PulpLibrarian Recently saw an early film of Yul Brynner (?) similar coiffed.How badly handled the COVID19 pandemic has been handled in the UK is reflected in the number of health staff and ca… https://t.co/DmTB2RxfpN
Retweeted by Dezi EsseintesEdgar Degas (1834-1917) discovered the freedom of monotypes in the 1870s. He made over 200 monotypes - smudgy, fast… https://t.co/VHL0YpcZDc
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5/29
2020
@AventuraObscura In the 50s everyone got little packets of four cigarettes (quite possibly L&Ms) in specially-made… https://t.co/PIBB3843HZ
5/28
2020
@jsief @trefryesque The maker usually made industrial training films. There’s an episode of “Bob Dylan’s Theme Time… https://t.co/CeUZLxhyC0
5/27
2020
@parisreview Is it only the anglophone world that requires its artists to be moral paragons? Or is it something to… https://t.co/fO46NwNtnE
5/26
2020
Looks interesting, as only Judex and Eyes Without A Face Are generally available as far as I know, both very intere… https://t.co/bDVvqrcoWH @NavalAirHistory @DrMatthewSweet @BBCRadio3 And in the case of BN, the very pinnacle of illusionistic painting: ma… https://t.co/mmsOr6x3VE @cosmos_clara Minor but tellling correction: he’s credited as “Nick Roeg” lest you think “camera operator” might be a significant role.Please could any two of my Twitter followers just copy and repost? This lockdown period is especially hard for pe… https://t.co/eMnhYFygFB
Retweeted by Dezi EsseintesBizarre, even by Wain’s (and owls’!) very high bar. They look like gawky teenagers at a Torquay beauty contest c.19… https://t.co/MI2YFiBZ7U @memizon @TheTippingTable Also made an effective if tardy toupee. @greersinclair I thought Hubert Sumlin was the star guitarist of the Howling Wolf band. @bja_samuel Kubrick recycled other effective ideas from earlier work. The slow drumbeat in some of the tense scenes… https://t.co/H4YFPveriH
5/25
2020
@cosmos_clara Life-size cyanotype by Liz Murffit (?), seen in an exhibition at the Crypt Gallery in London below a… https://t.co/jD4qetGYyt @benjaminbrood @UlteriousFilm There’s an amateurish documentary on Hayden as part of an extra on the disc with one… https://t.co/V45smIi055 @roughghosts @PaperAndInkZine Authors who share publishers or agent can have it strongly suggested to them that the… https://t.co/MlKKMQkRyI @whollybrogued “Bodies of anyone” seems to imply that one or all of these notional authors has multiple maifestatio… https://t.co/gqyhYMIeCo @PaulKindersley A fine example of the strong tradition of relief carving as building decoration that evaporated aft… https://t.co/eFJloXm6oZ @benaustwickart Depends what you call “much”. Plenty already, according to a few headlines, and doubtless a lot of “self-medicating”.
5/24
2020
Glacier mice! “The [moss] balls can persist for years and move around in a coordinated, herdlike fashion that the r… https://t.co/HgnglTAL8e
Retweeted by Dezi Esseintes @benaustwickart I worked at a psychiatric day centre in Hackney in the early 80s, where some of the clients had ind… https://t.co/gZeRUGRXOcFeaturing Nicholas Roeg beginning his career as a humble camera operator. I have it on good authority that when a d… https://t.co/q6mcYDgeA8Peer-reviewed research emerging from Oxford seems to indicate that a lockdown can lead to alarming degrees of humo… https://t.co/CI9t84ZZCl @bradkellyfilms @iamshawnag @egabbert But when it does go, there’s a really special smell and a cute bubbling, like… https://t.co/d44LOrflnIlate afternoon brood compound chickens https://t.co/Y5wCriFRuG
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5/23
2020
Possibly not a coincidence: TPTV is showing this at 9(?) tomorrow night (Saturday).Talking Pictures TV runs a lot of stuff like this, some of it anaemic, some brilliant. https://t.co/XWfEBNivXpMuch as I adore Bachelard, I believe that it’s been established that the onset of colour consciousness starts with… https://t.co/Cs2bgBZveTYou might be interested in a review in the LRB of 7 May. The book scrutinised is “Obscene Pedagogies: Transgressive… https://t.co/jw0n4oeA0qPhotographer recreates pics he took nearly four decades ago—with the same people https://t.co/zyyyCzPWvF
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5/22
2020
@ProfBrianCox https://t.co/kEEx4a2MdF
Retweeted by Dezi Esseintes @skipbolden @UlteriousFilm Shameful lack of poster credit for Patricia Highsmith who wrote the book it’s based on a… https://t.co/l9ecd6P5Xr @dark_shark It’s special because it’s tested, shown to work and agreed among a wide range of highly educated people. @AlexMLeo @JuliaACohen I was a cabinetmaker before retiring, and made shelves for e.g. 45s, cassettes, egg-cup and… https://t.co/R07ZuykD31 @JuliaACohen Poor you! In a far more minor register, we didn’t have a television nor go to many movies, so I was be… https://t.co/5iNbINcqUE
5/21
2020
Great shots, particularly the first and last ones. The latter would be great for a new Rorsharch deck. I see a teap… https://t.co/FDPGq92aTo @PINNLAND_EMPIRE @Stargazer_KEA Are there gifs of Argento & Bava’s touching tale of intimacy “Inferno”? The underwa… https://t.co/s3QYAAGhUo @i_am_softlad @Film89UK @colebrax I’ve made the pilgrimage, although I believe the fences have gone. They sometimes… https://t.co/dq7qU5tu5e @karendebruyne @CaronBlay @Botanygeek That’s why mine were at funny angles for several years. Sometimes the wind is… https://t.co/hWhRruEdUi @matthewcobb Does this work because the pairs of stripes are different saturations of the same colour, and the two… https://t.co/ggYUuHEZmV
5/20
2020
In west London at an Asian wholesaler I bought a small green packet that had English and Arabic text on it. The Eng… https://t.co/yPPWCwuHxRHow I got my own mini-brain: a short interview with @DiscoverMag https://t.co/xBpgMjytXC
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5/19
2020
A very interesting artist, particularly her early work, such as this. https://t.co/Ck7fGYlx24Would make an interesting double-bill with Argento & Bava’s “Inferno”. Something valuably exuberant about the latte… https://t.co/xAAROS2l4iAlso Sedley (a genuinely great appeal judge) at the @LRB is a marvel and a must-read https://t.co/smoasomX9F
Retweeted by Dezi EsseintesThe Lello & Irmão bookstore, Porto, Portugal. 1906. Its still there. https://t.co/bxt7AD8qf6 https://t.co/891NwMvnkg
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5/18
2020
@SimonSublime Wasn’t some of Einstein’s work from studies of Brownian motion, which is what I assume this is? @LapsusLima @jasebyjason My very short (art school!) essay was on Wilhelm Reich and Duchamp- two guys who could criticise their contexts.
5/17
2020
“The literate man is a sucker for propaganda” -McLuhan
Retweeted by Dezi EsseintesThe windmills of Iran are among the oldest in the world. Located in Nashtifan, they are known as “storm's sting” M… https://t.co/sJYCOtBAzg
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5/16
2020
@matthewcobb @RuthDaltonR1D1 Have a glance at Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”. Nothing like an MP from Hull (or Highgate) for motivation.
5/15
2020
@peterdasent @StuartPenney1 But like Dylan he managed to get the best out of some unlikely people. The drumming on… https://t.co/N6jv8iiBal
5/14
2020
@CaptKarnstein Depends whose end-o it’s in. @shallowgreys @globalartonline I prefer the bbc documentary A Brush With Violence, but there was an earlier film th… https://t.co/A4iEc9zBYyFamous for having a set varnished in its entirety to get the look he wanted. https://t.co/caYmiufjR5 @OldestguyJoe @ebruyldrm_16 @YaNanous William Faulkner had a hand in the script, based on the Raymond Chandler nove… https://t.co/d1FoRA3tIDLapidary. https://t.co/qw9szZEDMa
5/13
2020
See Julian Barnes on J-K H’s art criticism in the LRB of 2 April, but only after reading A Rebours, usually known i… https://t.co/vm3X72JQM3
5/12
2020
@PurgatorioBooks Is the reading available? I’m not a performer but have been reading familiar poems aloud recently… https://t.co/89oese0SXO @PurgatorioBooks The risks he took in the Resistance seemed pretty serious, but there can’t be a gradient of suffer… https://t.co/8uedRyBDlH @PurgatorioBooks I think of this Beckett play every time I move my stepladder to water the uppermost plants. I’ve o… https://t.co/qjVUDPE6EZ @Hadrians_Gate @CaptKarnstein Among the revealing moments touched upon in Anna Sherman’s deft “The Bells of Old Tokyo”. @PhilosophyMttrs But advice from a tart / Opened his heart / And left his large willy defused.
5/11
2020
@sarahdal_gulls You seem like the staff at my local wildlife organisation where I until recently volunteered: doing… https://t.co/fl5TSmqWmENice! Stone plus eager alpines is always a good look. I also go for older, wetter brick ones where there’s a good s… https://t.co/XCIeSTQXFh
5/10
2020
@the_60s_at_60 @JonSavage1966 He credited someone called Esquirito (?) as an influence, and I think he emerged from… https://t.co/GRNkpuSs4a @WhiskeyRadish Always lifts my spirits to feel you stretch any residual rational expectations! “Ping!” btw, you mig… https://t.co/189j96wEOV @potenspuella @JillNicholls01 @SuffrageBdays @DrAmandaForeman @EricaJong Wilson was also unusually racist for his time and station. @19syllables @SapioCentric The Pollo restaurant in Old Compton Street used to give out sambuccas to random people i… https://t.co/mZC3zkD0hP @OxfordLordMayor @AmandaHayes6 My understanding is that the reluctance of the bloated and corrupt University is the… https://t.co/X5BsU2T9UE
5/9
2020
@DrMatthewSweet Just a bit too short.
5/6
2020

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