Posts Tagged ‘Comic’

“Round [Black Holes Ain’t So Black]” (Photocopies, 1999)

Wednesday, December 1st, 1999

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“The lower the mass of the black hole, the higher its temperature. So as the black hole loses mass, its temperature and rate of emission increase, so it loses mass more quickly. What happens when the mass of the black hole eventually becomes extremely small is not quite clear, but the most reasonable guess is that it would disappear completely in a tremendous final burst of emission, equivalent to the explosion of millions of H-bombs.” (Stephen Hawking)

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“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us “universe,” a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of our consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” (Albert Einstein)

Variations on these photocopy works were included in the exhibition “Dick Whyte: Retrospective” (91 Aro Street Gallery, Wellington, 2005).

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“Squares [This Is Not A Black Square]” (Photocopies, 1999)

Thursday, December 2nd, 1999

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“When, in the year 1913, in my desperate attempt to free art from the ballast of objectivity, I took refuge in the square form and exhibited a picture which consisted of nothing more than a black square on a white field, the critics and, along with them, the public sighed, ‘Everything which we loved is lost. We are in a desert… Before us is nothing but a black square on a white background!'” (Kazimir Malevich)

Variations on these photocopy works were included in the exhibition “Dick Whyte: Retrospective” (91 Aro Street Gallery, Wellington, 2005).

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“Roddy McDowall Meets Rene Descartes [c. 1640]” (Dick Whyte and Robyn E. Kenealy, 2006)

Monday, December 11th, 2006

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Written by Dick Whyte, illustrated by Robyn Kenealy (author of the wonderful comic biography Roddy’s Film Companion). Part of a series of comics in which Roddy McDowall meets various philosophers. First published in the Wellington comics anthology Bristle #9 (edited by Brent Willis).

“Robyn E. Kenealy and Dick Whyte’s series of riffs on imagined meetings between various philosophers and cheerfully irreverent actor Roddy McDowall are particularly effective.” (Grant Buist, review of Bristle #9)

“I will suppose, then, that everything I see is fictitious. I will believe that my memory tells me nothing but lies. I have no senses. Body, shape, extension, movement and place are illusions. So what remains true? Perhaps just the one fact that nothing is certain!” (Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy)

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“Roddy McDowall Meets Thales [c. 585 B.C.]” (Dick Whyte and Robyn E. Kenealy, 2006)

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

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Written by Dick Whyte, illustrated by Robyn Kenealy (author of the wonderful comic biography Roddy’s Film Companion). Part of a series of comics in which Roddy McDowall meets various philosophers. First published in Wellington comics anthology Bristle #9 (edited by Brent Willis).

“Most of the first philosophers thought that principles in the form of matter were the only principles of all things. For they say that the element and first principle of the things that exist is that from which they all are and from which they first come into being… But as to the number and form of this sort of principle, they do not all agree. Thales, the founder of this kind of philosophy, says that it is water… He perhaps came to acquire this belief from seeing that the nourishment of everything is moist and that heat itself comes from this.” (Aristotle, Metaphysics)

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“Roddy McDowall Meets Gottfried Leibniz [c. 1710]” (Dick Whyte and Robyn Kenealy, 2006)

Monday, December 25th, 2006

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Written by Dick Whyte, illustrated by Robyn Kenealy (author of the wonderful comic biography Roddy’s Film Companion). Part of a series of comics in which Roddy McDowall meets various philosophers. First published in Wellington comics anthology Bristle #9 (edited by Brent Willis).

“I am convinced that the unwritten knowledge scattered among people of different callings surpasses in quantity and in importance anything we find in books, and that the greater part of our wealth has yet to be recorded.” (Gottfried Leibniz)

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“Diary Duck Comics #1” (Berkley the Duck, 2007)

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

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“Universal Cartography” (Digital Drawing, 2007)

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

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“The diagram is no longer an auditory or visual archive but a map, a cartography that is coextensive with the whole social field.” (Gilles Deleuze, A New Cartographer)

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“Diary Duck Comics #2” (Berkley the Duck, 2008)

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

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“Rihanna – Black Like Me” (Digital Screencap, 2010, with Robyn Kenealy)

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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“Rest at pale evening… A tall slim tree… Night coming tenderly, black like me.” (Langston Hughes, Dream Variations)

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Unedited screencaps from the game “Rihanna Makeover” on Girl Games, one of the leading online gaming sites for young girls. Black Like Me is a collaboration with Robyn Kenealy, an artist currently working on a Roddy McDowall biography comic and a Battlestar Galactica fanfiction novel.

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“Rihanna – Dark Like Me” (Digital Screencap, 2010, with Robyn Kenealy)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

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“To fling my arms wide in some place of the sun, to whirl and to dance till the white day is done. Then rest at cool evening beneath a tall tree, while night comes on gently, dark like me —” (Langston Hughes, Dream Variations)

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Unedited screencaps from the game “Rihanna Makeover” on Girl Games, one of the leading online gaming sites for young girls. Dark Like Me is a collaboration with Robyn Kenealy, an artist currently working on a Roddy McDowall biography comic and a Battlestar Galactica fanfiction novel.

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