Polished porcelain pieces from “Shibboleths and Synecdoche” (2015) by Jacob Gallant Raeder:
“A fascination with Bruxism, or teeth grinding, and Pica, the eating disorder where the sufferer has an appetite for ‘in-edible’ substances.”
Pot heads: lumps of clay thrown on Melodie Mousset’s head as she sits on a potter’s wheel, via Susanne Vielmetter/Revising Loneliness:
“I felt like I wanted to punch the pottery off the wheel. Oh, my goodness, I was mad at the woman for being empty for letting those man hands touch her.”
Helicopter drawing by Adel Abdessemed:
“For the two-part video, Les ailes de dieu I (2009) and Les ailes de dieu II (2009), a man without arms is suspended from a helicopter to make a drawing with his feet, while in the other video, a man without legs draws with his hands as he hangs down.”
Volunteers filled 1.5 million balloons with helium, and released them all at once:
“When the rain came, it wet the balloons and caused them to descend without popping . . . The floating balloons made finding the head of someone fighting to stay above water impossible.”
Oh, my heart: “Point Break” by Maxine Gambus for Éditions du livre.
Images in milliseconds of the first atomic bomb test via Rudy Godinez/Nuclear Weapon Archive. ALSO: Jacques Hymans’ writing in Foreign Affairs on “failed” nuclear programs:
“This was probably one of the most expensive undertakings in the history of mankind in terms of dollars spent to material produced.”
12-volume, 2,450-page book with the name of every nuclear bomb detonation in the world, ever, by Andrea Pinheiro.
Stools made from discarded Christmas trees, by Fabien Cappello.
Pomegranate (2006) by Ori Gersht; Bodegón con paquetes, Homenaje a Sánchez Cotán (1966) by Claudio Bravo via Mutual Art; Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber (1602) by Juan Sánchez Cotán.
ALSO: Recipe for Spanish curtido with pickled melon, using all the ingredients in the painting.