harlequin by the wonderful and amazing jodie mack

planningtorock

allison schulnik is my favorite

still from WEB BECOMES HER by phylum nyc

still from WEB BECOMES HER by phylum nyc

via leavethelights: polly borland

via leavethelights: polly borland

miami sound machine, by friends with you

miami sound machine, by friends with you

"i know there is a balance / i see it when i swing past!" - sister louisa
via Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room

"i know there is a balance / i see it when i swing past!" - sister louisa

via Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room

celebrity clowns (britney spears) by mikel alatza

celebrity clowns (britney spears) by mikel alatza

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it came in the night, by a raincoat

the first time i saw the 1979 version of kenneth anger’s 1950 short film rabbit’s moon (i’ll post video at a later date), i was delighted by the visuals (clowns dancing in the moonlight!) but the soundtrack really stuck with me: a weird, catchy, glammy, faux-spooky 70s pop track, looped over and over. thankfully, an equally obsessed individual tracked down the song (+its fascinating backstory), and posted in on flickhead.

viva snow clown!

viva snow clown!

hobo clown (2008) by the amazing allison schulnik (w/ a beautiful soundtrack by grizzly bear)

youtube video embedded above, but i *highly* recommend watching the quicktime on her website instead: allisonschulnik.com/FILM/FILM.html

james kuhn - aka hawhaw james - is a christian drag queen, performance artist and facepaint illusionist. his magnificent “red clown” is really just a drop in the bucket - check out his youtube channel, where he transforms into hundreds of different creatures, from ursula the sea witch, to cows and sheep, to warhol’s marilyn, to the creature from the black lagoon. bibleartwork, he calls it. (thx to @crustian for this introduction)