Begotten is a 1990 surreal horror experimental film written, produced and directed by E Elias Merhige. The film was shot entirely in black-and-white with no dialogue whatsoever. The film is basically a reimagining of the story of the Genesis. A (much shorter) Spiritual Sequel, Din of Celestial Birds, was released in 2006. 

It was shot on black and white reversal film, and then every frame was rephotographed for the high-contrast look that it presents. Merhige said that for each minute of original film, it took up to 10 hours to rephotograph it for the look desired.

The primary inspiration for the film came from a near-death experiment at the age of 19, after a car crash

Summary: The story opens with a robed, profusely bleeding “God” disemboweling himself, with the act ultimately ending in his death. A woman, Mother Earth, emerges from his remains, arouses the body, and impregnates herself with his semen. Becoming pregnant, she wanders off into a vast and barren landscape. The pregnancy manifests in a fully grown convulsing man whom she leaves to his own devices. The “Son of Earth” meets a group of faceless nomads who seize him with what is either a very long umbilical cord or a rope. The Son of Earth vomits organic pieces, and the nomads excitedly accept these as gifts. The nomads finally bring the man to a fire and burn him. “Mother Earth” encounters the resurrected man and comforts him. She seizes the man with a similar umbilical cord. The nomads appear and proceed to rape her. Son of Earth is left to mourn over the lifeless body. A group of characters appear, carry her off and dismember her, later returning for Son of Earth. After he, too, is dismembered, the group buries the remains, planting the parts into the crust of the earth. The burial site becomes lush with flowers.

This movie fucked me up! however Din Of Celestial Birds has some gorgeous scenes in it. 

this movie also fucked me up.  i was so horrified by it for months and months. don’t watch it.

#well now I'm tempted #tw gore #tw rape #body horror 

How pathetic is it that I’m 21 years old and suffer from recurring sciatic nerve pain

#i really need to start doing stretches again #christ 

Design Critiques

Last Week: Make sure it doesn't look too childish. This is supposed to be a credible source of scientific information.

This Week: Do a little cartoon of the molecule wearing a cape like it's a superhero.

#...okay #w/e u say boss 




if anyone asks you what florida is like just show them this

So true.

#these places are literally everywhere 

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"Tarun Tahiliani founded his design studio in 1990. His distinctive signature has since evolved as a fusion of textile detail, refined luxury, and meticulous tailoring. The Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio creates couture, diffusion, prêt-a-porte and accessory lines, which are Indian in their sensibility, yet international in their appeal. The rich heritage of the subcontinent is reinvented as contemporary high fashion through the genius of Indian craftsmanship and the finest textiles; along with Italian pattern cutting and construction and new technologies such as digital textile printing. His unique combination of historical opulence and contemporary chic also transcend to couture.” [source]

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#w o w #every single one is completely stunning #;____;♥ #fashion 

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#Does this guy know how to party or what? #Wayne's World 

And anyway, when did sexual attraction become the sole metric for physical beauty? Is a sunset “ugly” just because you don’t want to fuck it? What about a waterfall? A horse? Ireland? A song?

Why We Need More ‘Ugly’ People On TV (via jumbleofnotes)



Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Fall 2014

#need #fashion 



Paul Rudolph - Halstons’s Town House - NY - 1970 


#architecture #design