PIGXOTE

om January 8 through to February 26, 2009, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee) will feature an exhibtion by Harmony Korine entitled Pigxote. The university’s website (link) provides the following information on the event:

This exhibition will cull together a number of photographs from Korine’s private files in order to reveal a side of the artist’s creative process that remains largely unexamined. Depicting an unnamed, mysterious young girl moving through a televised landscape of shifting contexts, Pigxote further illustrates Korine’s interest in replacing plot lines and expected narrative tropes with intuitively arranged “experiential moments.” They also provide a unique insight into the poetic mind of Nashville’s most compelling prodigal son.

The Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Purple includes Pigxtras, a supplement by Korine, which going by name may relate to this exhibition. Thanks to Brandon Langley.

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INTERVIEWS / PICTURES

An interview with Harmony Korine from the July 2008 issue of Bizarre is on the site here. Another interview from the same month’s issue of Brooklyn Rail can also be found here (credit to Lusher for both). Thanks to Alaric we have a short article from Rolling Stone in 1995 here; and from the October 1997 issue of Wired comes the article here (thanks to Will Harm).

A number of new pictures can be found on the following gallery pages: Mister Lonely, julien donkey-boy, Harmony Korine and Others / Various. Thanks to acid, Lusher and axepuzzles.

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TRUTH ANTI-SMOKING COMMERCIAL

Harmony Korine appears to now be represented by MJZ for his work in commercials/advertising. He was previously attached to the UK company 2AM. The MJZ website (link) has for the past few months listed Korine on their page of directors represented, with a page that includes trailers for his films along with work for Budweiser, Thorntons and, new to this site, a Truth anti-smoking advertisement. The Truth advertisement, which can be downloaded here (thanks to oops), runs for one-minute and shows a scene directly from julien donkey-boy (1999).

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WERNER HERZOG DOCUMENTARY

Harmony Korine makes an appearance in the BBC documentary Werner Herzog: Beyond Reason, an episode of the series Imagine, which first aired in the UK on July 1. The episode was for a time available for viewing on the BBC website and can now be found on YouTube (here) and elsewhere.

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