Archive for October, 2010

31
Oct
10

Psychoville (halloween Special)

Husband Pumpkin head

Just watched Psychoville’s Haloween special. thoughely enjoyed it. mini short stories set up a bit like the Ealing studios Dead of night from the 40s. Funny and scarey, just as the legue of genlemen series’.

the final story mentioned Ed Geins, and how they would have like to dress up using nipple belts and vaginas, dressed up like Frankenstein’s monster and his mother as his bride.

30
Oct
10

Phosphorus Prisoner

Found this article whilst looking for post mortem images to paint from. the Lady written about was in a set of images i painted from Death scenes book i have. though the book never states the individuals identity just that they were all found dead from a fire in a building presumably where they lived/worked. Reading this article makes much more of a horrifying story…
Demon doctor… Dr. Shiro Ishii (Unit 731)

The first female prisoner of Unit 731 is a victim of the phosphorus burn wound experiments conducted by microbiologist Shiro Ishii. The second female victim developed gas gangrene of her buttocks after the test of the ceramic bomb filled with Clostridium bacterial spores. Of course, both of them died.

Microbiologist Shiro Ishii was the Lieutenant General and the Head of Unit 731, a biological-warfare unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). In 1942, Ishii began field tests of germ warfare and weapons (firearms, bombs etc.) on Chinese soldiers and civilians. Approximately three thousands prisoners died of bubonic plague, cholera, anthrax and other diseases. His unit also conducted physiological experiments such as vivisections, forced abortions, simulated burns, strokes and heart attacks. In 1946, the U.S. began negotiating a secret deal with Ishii and Unit 731 leaders: immunity from war-crimes prosecution would be offered in exchange for germ warfare data based on human experimentation. The deal was concluded two years later. Ishii was never prosecuted. He went on to supervise biological research at the University of Maryland (USA) and died at the age of 67 in 1959.

Wiki Article: Shiro Ishii

http://www.charonboat.com/item/141

 

30
Oct
10

“We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere. And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow.” -Ted Bundy

Book Examines Celebrity and Serial Killers

‘Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture’

From University of Buffalo

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If you log on to Internet auction sites these days, you will find a variety of “murderabilia” on sale for anywhere from $5 (a lock of Charlie Manson’s hair) to $10,000 (one of John Wayne Gacy’s clown paintings). If you’re broke, but stuck on Gacy, you can pick up a bag of dirt from his infamous crawl space for $10.This might seem ghoulishly commercial, but it is just one manifestation of America’s century-long obsession with serial killers.

This compulsive preoccupation and its use in American culture is the subject of a new book by David Schmid, Ph.D., associate professor of English at the University at Buffalo.

Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture” (University of Chicago Press, August 2005) is unlike the plethora of books, films and television shows that examine who these people are, why they kill and how.

“The answers to those questions are deeply colored by the psychosocial needs of both author and audience,” Schmid says, “and often tell us more about those needs than about the subject in question.”

“Natural Born Celebrities,” in contrast, is an in-depth study of how our construction and lionization of the serial killer as a cultural figure reflects Americans’ unconscious, but deeply held, fears about human nature, power and sexuality.

Celebrity Killers

Schmid points out that despite the fact that this country produces 85 percent of the world’s serial killers, Americans consistently represent them as “other” than themselves — as loathsome, monstrous, utterly alien creatures.At the same time, he says, we treat them as icons, celebrity performers and fetish figures. Entire industries revolve around them; they entertain us in a variety of ways while providing a handsome living for the FBI, true-crime writers, novelists, filmmakers and television producers, not to mention John Walsh.

Emphasizing ‘Creepiness’

“We can hardly deny it,” Schmid says. “We collect their nail clippings, photos and dirty clothes. We watch their trials and listen to their victims on the morning news. We compete online for serial-killer board games and action figures; gobble up endless hours of cable programming and films featuring their lives and deeds, and read hundreds of best-selling books about one serial killer after another, even though we know the outcome before we open them.”We do it all because we are compelled to resist the idea that these characters, so familiar, so endemic to America, are at all like the rest of us,” Schmid says.

By emphasizing their “creepiness,” he adds, we can deny that they share many of our values and obsessions and, except for the fact that they act out the worst of them, frequently live unremarkable lives among us.

Serial Killer Industry

“Even when our serial killers appear remarkably ordinary, the ‘serial killer industry’ reassures us that they are not.”Despite American’s denial, Schmid says their fantasies and compulsions represent values embedded in our culture, values that permeate our institutions and entertainments: the utter and often brutal supremacy of the white patriarchal system; misogyny; deep ambiguity and anxiety about the body, sex and sexual orientation; a relish for violence; fear of powerlessness and loss of control, and obsession with celebrity.

http://crime.about.com/od/issues/a/blbuff050827.htm

27
Oct
10

Natural Porn Killer

just got in and caught the last segment of Ted Bundy documentry. tried to look on 4OD catchup service, couldnt find it. found the film in sections on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9ZeROsEkZ4

just about to watch New York Body Snatchers….real life body snatchers

20
Oct
10

Playsuit final

Bernice wardens carcass

acrylic, gesso, moulding paste and latex on canvas

17
Oct
10

OOdles of DOOdles

Scans of 3 doodles i did if dead people on pink post it notes-scanned in b/w.

17
Oct
10

Ted Bundy crime scene II

 

Acrylic and gouache on Canvas board- 7" x 5"

 

 




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