Sunday, March 1, 2009

Strindberg + helium

If you live in Chicagoland and you haven't checked out the Edvard Munch exhibit at the Art Institute yet, I highly recommend you do so before it's over. I found it equally fascinating, moving, and excellent educational experience.

Munch was buddies with Swedish playwright August Strindberg (as well as Norway's own master dramatist Henrik Ibsen), which is not surprising when you think of the dark nature of both Munch's and Strindberg's bodies of work. There is even a painting of Strindberg's in the Munch exhibit at the Art Institute!

All of this talk of Strindberg reminded me of a site that my good friend PKone and I got quite a kick out of last February during out NYC sojourn: Strindberg + helium. I implore you to watch all of the misadventures of Strindberg and Helium as they are two parts delight to every one part miseryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.