Concerning the works of Room 13: Osseous,

All artwork and words are original to
Hannah Carpenter Pitkin unless noted otherwise.


Erland Josephson 1923-2012

'When we meet in front of that camera, we are not shy for each other. We can undress our souls.'



the green door

we sat melting watching them all swallow the dark.
watching it melt, too

'Madam, I would advise you in the highest manner to place your handgun on the card table by the window. A purse is a most ineffective place for it.'

She is embarrassed, but has practiced her façade well.


look out, kid


further down the river,


Paris, Texas

T: For five days he ran like this until every sign of man had disappeared.


J: Every man has your voice.




me, tonight, but this was long ago.

put your goddamn skin back on. dinner in twenty fucking minutes. grow up.

In The Desert

Stephen Crane

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, 'Is it good, friend?'
It is bitter -- bitter,' he answered,

But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart.


the back of it un-smooth dark with the

jesus christ what am i saying
if it was ok i'd be there
if i knew i had proof

i'd put you under the blade and kiss your sandy lips
don't pray before you go,
don't try to find me, i'm behind them all
telling myself the artery and muscle and tissue
are welcomed by some dark thing
mostly wet
mostly unreal
and only where i put my black colors


The Evidence of Men That Made Them

Plate Vb Human Skull, engraving by William Miller
Engravings of the Skeleton of the Human Body. John Gordon MD. Blackwood, Edinburgh 1818

Anonymous [Treatise on physiognomy. (Netherlands?, ca. 1790)

Physiognomy is the science of relating an individual's character, personality, and temperament to the shape of his or her face, head, and/or body. The theories behind it go back to Hippocrates, who believed that physical characteristics of the human body revealed personality traits; Aristotle performed studies on how hair, limbs and facial features predicted personality and temperament. Such theories thrived throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and the noted Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576) was one of its main proponents. By the 18th century, the study of physiognomy was still taken very seriously as a medical topic, with important additions to the field made by Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801). Franz Josef Gall (1758-1828) attempted to make its study even more scientific by measuring human and animal craniums to find correlations between skull shape and behavior, founding the field of phrenology.
- Unknown Auther, 1790s

Giuseppe Arcimboldo: [top to bottom,] Water, Air, Earth, Fire


'It comes down to whether you can,   or cannot. Now, I see in you,   I see, a kid with spunk. You got spunk but, but where you gonna put that all spunk when it comes to the whether or not you can or cannot? Ach. Listen, I'll do you a solid. And solids are rare comin' from me, but I like you. Mostly cause you got spunk, but also for the tits, too. You'll find what you need in a shit brown canvas case under the third booth at Gladys' joint. I give you nine days. I'll be back here in nine days. For your own good you should impress me. I should be impressed when I come back here. Psh. Spunk. Goddamn I'm gettin' fuckin' old. You gonna eat that coleslaw? Fucking cabbage is good f'you. Learn a little somethin' about your goddamn health, would you? Jesus Christ kid, you look like a shit my cat took after it starved for four days.'


Brick, Steel, & Stacks

Delicatessen, 1991

Rear Window, 1954

In which a cloud sliced the moon in half, "like a razor blade slicing through an eye."

No idea or image that might lend itself to a rational explanation of any kind would be accepted. We had to open all doors to the irrational and keep only those images that surprised us, without trying to explain why.

Louis Buñuel


I Walked Alone

I Walked Alone from Hannah Pitkin on Vimeo.
'I Walked Alone' sung by James Brown
Photograph, editing by Hannah Pitkin

a real indication

Filmed on Hi-8 in 1992, this DIY music video is a rare visual document of Lynch & Badalamenti's 'Thought Gang.' An esoteric jazz side-project born amidst the landscape of Twin Peaks, 'Thought Gang' featured several talented players in a mostly improvisational setting with Badalamenti providing vocal duties. 'A Real Indication' was the first of around 10 tracks to be recorded under the Thought Gang moniker, and one of only two Thought Gang tracks to have been released over the years (both 'A Real Indication' and 'The Black Dog Runs at Night' are included on the soundtrack to Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me). The remaining tracks await an LP release in 2011.


Stay Awake

More or less in dedication to David Lynch.
More than less an interpretation of Mulholland Dr.

[set quality to HD]

'I've Told Every Little Star' sung by Linda Scott
Photographs, Editing by Hannah Pitkin

Inspired by David Lynch and Joel Peter Witkin

Genius Loci: Inferno


annabell, or anonymous young

It was as if she didn't hear me. My hands were over my mouth, but my temperature and volume made them sweat. I let it drip over her forehead and watched it peel through her eyebrows and drown her lashes as if they were tears of her own. She didn't say a word, she didn't look up or open her mouth. I saw her lips paling and shrinking slightly, like I was watching a flower die. Her hair was thin. She was screaming, now. No one else could hear her. But I had to run from the room. I had to run.

kill me and thrill me and kill me

mambo |ˈmämbō|
noun ( pl. -bos )
a voodoo priestess.

spiritus sanctus |spiː.ri.tʊs ˈsank.tus|proper noun ( genitive spīritus sānctī )The Holy Spirit


John Enters Store; Spits Chew On Shoe; Rubs In With Opposite Heal; Places Three Dimes And Two Pennies On The Counter;

Hey. Buddy. Where's the information super highway or whatever.

Bluer Than Velvet, Was The Night

'there is trouble until the robins come'
blue velvet