Kate Bush performing Suspended in Gaffa live on a French television show
Butterfly Dress Pledge (1974) - Shuji Terayama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfi4plqs6_w.
A recent experience I would advise against:
Go to the dentist really stoned. Have a stranger rub and chisel the most concealed areas of yr mouth as you watch Sarah Jessica Parker discover her ancestry.
"You express every ideal i’ve ever had, you’re as evocative as a full-page ad. Tell me that you care!"
The Girl with the Pre-Fabricated Heart from ‘Dreams that Money Can Buy’ (dir. Hans Richter 1947)
La Creation Du Monde (1923)
Alina Szapocznikow with her work Naga (Naked), 1961
'For part of the difficulty in thinking about Szapocznikow’s sculptures lies in the facts of Szapocznikow’s biography, and its cultural fascinations. The story is historically harsh: death of her father when she was a child, death of her brother after the war, internment in two ghettos (Pabianice and Łódz ́), followed by two concentration camps (Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen); working as a nurse with her doctor-mother in one ghetto and one camp; terminal tuberculosis diagnosis at 23, experimental treatment resulting in sterility; secret adoption of son; shuttling between Warsaw and Paris; constant financial difficulties; breast cancer diagnosis at 43; mastectomy three years later; death the following year, at 47. It is these specific conjunctions of tragedy to corporeality to history which prove so critically irresistible, as the sculptures themselves are often not caught—the capture, permanent and impermanent, of permanence and impermanence themselves, a contrapuntal punctum, where it is life that obscenely extrudes from death.'
The Perfect Stranger by Frank Zappa (Boulez conducts Zappa)