serialkilling-things:

Heretics Fork: A medieval torture device which consisted of a two-sided fork. A person wearing it couldn’t fall asleep. The moment their head dropped with fatigue, the prongs pierced their throat or chest, causing great pain. This very simple instrument created long periods of sleep deprivation, which made confessions more likely. 

serialkilling-things:

Heretics Fork: A medieval torture device which consisted of a two-sided fork. A person wearing it couldn’t fall asleep. The moment their head dropped with fatigue, the prongs pierced their throat or chest, causing great pain. This very simple instrument created long periods of sleep deprivation, which made confessions more likely. 

(Source: list25.com)

hierarchical-aestheticism:

Georgian Doll House

hierarchical-aestheticism:

Georgian Doll House

"Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit, all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them."

Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via fleurlungs)

(Source: volumexii)

asylum-art:

Hubert Duprat: gold cocoon

To make gold cocoons with the help of caddisflies are insects adapted to life in freshwater … The larvae use to make their protective cases glitter of gold and semi-precious stones that the artist puts available to them in their aquarium.
video: here

good job bug you made a good thing

(Source: jessicastam)

magicbuffet:

0x101:

All the places I’ve known and the faces I’ve seen
Over time are unseen and unknown
When you live in the dark
and you start to believe everyone is asleep
in the same way that you are

half life and half dream 
and half crazy to believe in
anything at all 
i thought i knew it well
in my mind i knew well
what i wanted you to be 
in this world i know the love it never is
what it is to me

and it’s always half strange to believe in anything
halfway insane and halfway home in your arms

lilacsinthedooryard:

Gabriel von Max - The Ecstatic Virgin Katharina Emmerich