This striking tintype portrait of Rrose Sélavy was taken by Doctora Memoria da Silva circa 1922 and believed to be in New Orleans. Documentary evidence makes mention of a mysterious Mr Shifter, but his identity is not known.
At the time, Rrose was known to be performing as part of a cabaret act billed as the Outhouse Movement at a vaudeville theatre called Y Foel Welsh. It is likely that this was her performance costume.
If anyone has further information about the origin of this photo, please contact the writer.
Have a colourful Christmas,
Rrose's Christmas card to you
I’ve spent a significant portion of the past three weeks doing and preparing some things for the Conceptual Art Scrapbook. Newest developments are listed at the top of the main scrapbook page.
In particular, after thinking through various approaches to Book of Changes (thanks, Will, for your comment), I’ve done what can be considered at least a mock-up if not draft version of the real piece.
Progress is being made on the weaving for Bricolage.
In / Out of the Box and Polarity have both seen developments as well.
Please let me know what you think.
Here are some random photos just uploaded. How many cats do you see in the cover photo?
The grand house is Aberglasny. The teapot is mine. Lots of beverages to be had in my house.
By popular request, I’ve put up the photos from Ireland August 2006 trip. Captions are done roughly, so hope I have got all the details right.
Here are some photos from the previous week (too much time spent in the bluebells? See previous post with clip from BBC nature page):
Favourite picture of the week is these steps, taken as I started up the hill to Penglais woods.
This one is called ‘Still Life with Bricks’.
Here is the weekly album. It was a good week for seagulls. Spring has sprung.