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Ugo Rondinone

"The World Just Makes Me Laugh"

BAMFA

Berkeley, California

 

I added ippicy online texture fx to Ugo's hanging shoes.

Laughter is the best medicine!

Don't ask me why I called it this - I have no idea.... I just liked the title. I was going to add music to this but I couldn't decide what song and so I didn't do that either... taken on a walk from work -- slunk into the side of someone's yard to shoot them. Pretty small and lots of them but I still like the red and yellow combo. cheery

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj5f6jvN26c

 

I guess it's funnier from where you're standing

'Cause from over here I miss the joke

Clear the way for my crash landing

I've done it again

Another number for your notes

 

I'd be smiling if I wasn't so desperate

I'd be patient if I had the time

I could stop and answer all of your questions

As soon as I find out

How I can move from the back of the line

 

I'll be your clown

Behind the glass

Go 'head and laugh

'Cause it's funny

I would too if I saw me

I'll be your clown

On your favorite channel

My life's a circus, circus

Round in circle

I'm selling out tonight

 

I'd be less angry if it was my decision

And the money was just rolling in

If I had more than my ambition

I'll have time for please

I'll have time for thank you

As soon as I win

 

I'll be your clown

Behind the glass

Go 'head and laugh

'Cause it's funny

I would too if I saw me

I'll be your clown

On your favorite channel

My life's a circus, circus

Round in circus

I'm selling out tonight

 

From a distance my choice is simple

From a distance I can entertain

So you can see me

I put makeup on my face

But there's no way you can feel it

From so far away

 

I'll be your clown

Behind the glass

Go 'head and laugh

'Cause it's funny

I would too if I saw me

I'll be your clown

On your favorite channel

My life's a circus, circus

Round in circles

I'm selling out tonight

   

Seen at the "Maifest" - Poughkeepsie, NY

La dignità non consiste nel possedere onori, ma nella coscienza di meritarli.

Aristotele

   

da vedere "on black"....... premete sulla foto non ve ne pentirete ^__^

to see ON BLACK .... click on the picture will not regret it ^ __^

 

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View On Black

Messing around with Amelia Mary before our shoot earlier this week. She even looks good in a clowns wig!

“Sarò il tuo pagliaccio

Dietro il vetro

Vai pure avanti ridi perchè è divertente

Lo farei anche io se mi vedessi

Sarò il tuo pagliaccio

Sul tuo canale preferito

La mia vita è un circo, circo

Giro a vuoto

Venderò tutto stanotte”

  

"So I'll be your clown

Behind the glass

Go 'head and laugh

Coz it's funny

I would too if I saw me

I'll be your clown

On your favourite channel

My life's a circus circus

Round in circus

I'm selling out tonight"

 

...Emeli Sandé - Clown

 

♫ Clown ♫

Vip Italia Clownterapia

Model: Jazzy - thank you so much.

 

Why did I laugh tonight? No voice will tell:

No God, no Demon of severe response,

Deigns to reply from Heaven or from Hell.

Then to my human heart I turn at once.

Heart! Thou and I are here, sad and alone;

I say, why did I laugh? O mortal pain!

O Darkness! Darkness! ever must I moan,

To question Heaven and Hell and Heart in vain.

Why did I laugh? I know this Being's lease,

My fancy to its utmost blisses spreads;

Yet would I on this very midnight cease,

And the world's gaudy ensigns see in shreds;

Verse, Fame, and Beauty are intense indeed,

But Death intenser -Death is Life's high meed.

 

(Keats' Why Did I Laugh Tonight? No Voice Will Tell)

Another Cirque Du Soleil figure to play with. Too cute to resist!

part of an installation of Ugo Rondinone's "the world just makes me laugh" exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum.

Created for the Digitalmania challenge where this week we are taking inspiration from the work of LK PERRELLA.

 

Credit to Sharing Tubes and HolliewoodStudio.

 

Thank you for looking.

Just shooting things around the house. Too cold to go out.

What a great outfit... Clown in the Grand Floral Parade . . .

Clowns are comic performers, stereotypically characterized by their colored wigs, stylistic makeup, outlandish costumes, and unusually large footwear. Clowning, in its most basic form, can be described as one form of drama without a fourth wall; however, there are other types of drama that are lacking the element of a fourth wall as well. In other words, a clown acknowledges his audience. The clown's humor today is often visual and includes many elements of physical comedy or slapstick humor.

 

Clowns spread in cultures of any time and place, because they meet some deeply rooted needs in humanity: violation of taboos, the mockery of sacred and profane authorities and symbols, reversal of language and action, and a ubiquitous obscenity.

 

Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Limacodidae) "The Clown"

 

The undisputed show pony of my local Limacodids…..

 

These caterpillars are custom built with every conceivable self-protection device imaginable. Bright, garish colors which are like danger signs in nature saying "I taste awful" or "I am loaded with poison; multiple stinging barbs which inflict painful and persistent burning rashes (on humans anyway); false eyes pointing in every direction to say " I see you, you can't surprise me"; a head end that looks the same as the rear end so there can be no potential surprise attack from behind; and specific to the Limacodid caterpillars (who actually have no true legs, hence the slug in their name), a sticky adhesive underside that makes them very difficult to prise off their food plant. With that in mind, stinging nettle caterpillars are often not hard to find. They don't conceal themselves day or night and will often be in the most conspicuous of locations. Basically, they have little to fear.

 

View my other images of Limacodid Caterpillars from China (Beijing and Yunnan) in my photostream, HERE.

 

You will notice I have given each individual a descriptive superhero-style name in the title of the image. This variety is aptly nicknamed "The Clown" for its garish theatrical decoration. There is a green version presumably of the same genus that I have dubbed "The Jester". These are for my own reference mainly because practically none of these caterpillars are identified (maybe even ever formally) and this will allow me to group the growing number of images I have into their like-kinds including the various instars I have captured. The names will be included as tags.

 

These are the varieties that are currently in my photostream:

Dirty Mary (Darna sp.), Virgin Mary, Bloody Mary, Toothbrush, Hole-in-One, Green Devil (Setora sp.), Bullseye, Carrot Top, Torpedo (Susica sp.), Red Devil (Setora sp.), Blue Streak (Susica sp.), Chameleon, Yellow Devil (Setora sp.), Green Marauder, Almond-backed, Submarine, Sand and Sea, The Clown, The Ghost, Chequers, Triple Streak (Parasa sp.), Pin Cushion, Haemorrhoid, Bread Loaf, Jelly Bean (Chalcocelis and Belippa spp.), Tank (Prolimacodes, Demonarosa spp.), Ninja Turtle (Narosa sp.), Doormat (Thosea sp. and Cania sp.), Snickers (Mahanta sp.), Blue Stripe (Parasa sp.), Blueback (Cnidocampa (Monema) sp.), Jagged Little Pill (Darna sp.), Pink Lady, Canary, The Jester, Stool, Yellow Caboose, Zebra Crossing, Ox Tongue, Octopus, Outrigger, Inkblot, Blaze (Thosea sp.), Firecracker (Ceratonema sp.), Icicle, Optimus Prime, Claret, Cherry Ripple, Lavenderman (Parasa sp.), Cogwheel.

 

Pu'er, Yunnan, China

 

see comments for later instar caterpillar image…..

Clown fish photographed while snorkeling of the coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania in 2008.

Clown Fish looking into the Lens

Clown fish are hard to shoot! They move fast and dart out momentarily before seeking the security of the anenome. Focus is tricky so narrow aperture and 1/400second but the ISO was too high :-( Live and learn for another dive but at least they were not blurry.

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