Ghoulish greetings to you this chilly autumn eventide. The air is laden with thick mist and suffused with the funk of rotting leaves trodden underfoot. In this sinister scene, nothing sounds more satisfying than the safety of an interior setting insulated from the specters and spirits outside. Within a familiar inside environment, one can experience the necessary emotion of fear in a controlled, structured fashion. We recommend watching a scary movie or three to accomplish this. Based on a poll of a randomly selected 2% of the Korner staff, here are the films we recommend to fill you with thrills and chills this Halloween season:
Carrie. Dir. Brian De Palma. United Artists, 1976.
Scanners. Dir. David Cronenberg. Avco-Embassy Pictures, 1981.
The Host. Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Magnolia Pictures, 2006.
Are you reading these words right now? Any answer to the aforementioned question -- any utterance, in the positive or otherwise -- means that you are (or were, as perhaps now you've moved onto the next sentence...) Well, if you're still reading, direct your eyes to the top of this blog page, you rube! Our new banner has been escaping your gaze for far too long! A commissioned work by chief kollagier, Boo Merengue, this also marks the first instance of consecutive banners by a single kreationist. Of this work, Merengue says: nothing. Jazzercise:
Well, your guess is as good as mine as to how things are still running around here. Granted, the fertilizer-pancake batter that usually greases the kogs of kreation has been running a little thin lately, but that's only because Gabe Gabriel took the password to our Amacorp account with him. In any event, we are happy to bring to you today the first step in what very well may be a new beginning for Kreative Destruction Records. We have no definitive artist name, or any real information, but we nevertheless present to you, here, now, something inarguably real, and we'll include the words that accompany it, as they may be of importance to you as you attempt to take this in for your first time. Spiritualize:
"There will be times when you will walk to a beach, and you will wish that you are a lonely man and that the terrain will reflect this sentiment. But when you arrive you are dismayed that the beach is heavily populated, that the sun is up, and that maybe in that crowd there is another person who is feeling the same as you and you are not really as alone as you'd like to think. -Kreative Destruction Records 2014"
Sometimes I have moments of out-of-body perspective in which the human form, the universe as perceived in relation to the human form and, for that matter, the entire enterprise of existence just seem arbitrary.
Hello. Chris Peebles here. I must say I feel out of my element addressing you directly. Customarily, my Kreative endeavors are presented to you on this weblog by Gabe Gabriel. This lends the post that signature Kreation Korner "voice" while simultaneously providing a buffer to protect my charisma. Given our present Gabeless circumstance, however, I am glad to risk compromising my meticulously curated online persona to help ensure that the Korner continues to churn out a steady stream of high-quality kontent. To that end, Dear Reader, I speak to you today of my latest exploits. As you're undoubtedly aware, I've spent the better part of the past year striving towards purer and purer forms of kreation. But recently, I've reached something of an impasse. Sure, I've attained kreative nirvana, as it were. But once the bliss and contentment fleeted away, I found myself hopelessly bored and in desperate need of a new kreative tack. It occurred to me that despite the diversity of my many forms of expression to date, one common undercurrent was always an abiding avoidance of mainstream artistic pedagogies. This can only mean that unconventionality is conventional to me. Therefore, the only unconventional course for me to take at this time is to work towards technical mastery of a conventional, institutionalized artistic practice. I have elected to pursue photography, as it is a captivating, widely-appealing medium and is comparatively cheaper and less involved than, say, metalworking or large-scale environmental installations. Here are a few of my pictures so far, each exemplifying a fundamental photographic technique: