part time dilettantery

My name is Matt Cummings, I'm an artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I'm an art handler at the Carnegie Museum of Art and also run arthandlin.tumblr.com

The Roots - When the People Cheer

From the forthcoming album “…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin”

I’ve got the flu, or something like that. Hopefully this is the cure - chicken ramen w lots of help from the Ivan Ramen cookbook. Especially for the toasted rye noodles.

I’ve got the flu, or something like that. Hopefully this is the cure - chicken ramen w lots of help from the Ivan Ramen cookbook. Especially for the toasted rye noodles.

SchoolBoy Q - Break the Bank

This kills.  

The problem is no longer getting people to express themselves, but providing little gaps of solitude and silence in which they might eventually find something to say. Repressive forces don’t stop people from expressing themselves, but rather, force them to express themselves. What a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing the rare, or ever rarer, the thing that might be worth saying.

Gilles Deleuze, “Mediators”

This is the main argument of most of the stuff I’ve written about art and the internet.

(via towerofsleep)

(Source: allisonburtch, via towerofsleep)

Cloud Factory.

natgeofound:

A pipe emits poisonous gases in a flame produced by oil production, April 1948.Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic

natgeofound:

A pipe emits poisonous gases in a flame produced by oil production, April 1948.
Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic