This was presented by choreographer Sadeck Waff (in white) as part of the the closing ceremonies at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games (the 2024 games will be in Paris).
Xapppy Xanukah, everyone!
From the artist:
“Music printed on the butt of one of the tortured souls in the 15th Century Hieronymus Bosch painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights” , Played on (What else?) Lute, Harp, and Hurdy-Gurdy by James Spalink. The melody is based on the transcription by Amelia Hamrick. The intro and outro employ the “Devil’s Interval”, and the last couple of measures are conjecture on my part. You could say that I just “pulled them out of my”-well, you know…..”
BONUS: Here’s a fun little tool for exploring Bosch’s triptych in excruciatingly high-rez detail from the comfort of your uncomfortable office chair!
Your regular reminder that Richie Jackson is a national treasure.
(Just to be clear, the gorilla grip was indeed a real thing; the history bits in that video are true and accurate.)
… but I think it’s maybe that this patent was issued in 2007, and still looks so damned olde-tyme Cold War Fallout™ goofy. Patent diagrams are their own artistic genre, and I love it:
Incidentally, as it turns out bra pads actually make pretty decent DIY face masks for coronavirus.
(all props to Harper’s for the image)