zaterdag 31 maart 2007


Kan het leven zelf vertaald worden in een computercode? Kan een computerprogramma leven of zelfs kunst voortbrengen? Sinds de opkomst van de computer in de jaren vijftig lijkt het leven zelf 'informatie' geworden. De informatie-metafoor, 'Leven = informatie', reduceert het leven tot genen, bits en een reeks van abstracte tekens.
tentoonstelling Genesis onderzoekt hoe de 'informatie-metafoor' - op verrassend wijze - zowel in kunst als in wetenschap op dezelfde manier terugkomt. Met werk uit de beeldende kunst en de wetenschap onderzoekt de tentoonstelling de verschillende invullingen en de beperkingen van de informatie-metafoor. De tentoonstelling bestaat uit twee delen. In het eerste deel onderzoeken kunstenaars en wetenschappers hoe vruchtbaar de informatie-metafoor is (geweest), in het tweede, meer experimentele deel, ontdekken kunstenaars en wetenschappers hoe ze aan de reducerende informatie-metafoor kunnen ontsnappen.
Levende kippen, vlinders en biorobots
Tijdens Genesis lopen er kippen door het museum, vliegen er vlinders en zwemmen er zebravisjes. Tussen deze fascinerende levende have bevinden zich werken van Ad Dekkers, Mark Dion, Charles en Ray Eames, Eduardo Kac, Adam Lowe, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Koen van Mechelen en vele anderen.

vrijdag 30 maart 2007


you tube link via neatorama


modulorbeat – ambitious urbanists & planners arbeitet im Spannungsfeld von Architektur, Stadt und Landschaft und generiert und betreut ambitionierte Projekte und Studien sowie dialogische Planungsprozesse.
big tanks // kubik-berlin

Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum

donderdag 29 maart 2007

militant esthetix

Leuke site met (helaas) wat oude essay's over politiek en de kunsten

Esther Leslie and Ben Watson plunge the into theory and art conspired into existence by the praxis of Walter Benjamin, TW Adorno, Kurt Schwitters,........................

woensdag 28 maart 2007

eisenstein's monster

buiten deze bekende "life creator" nog veel meer fraais te vinden op zijn site.
(even naar view by date gaan)

babel is a british/canadian digital writer and artist. He has exhibited solo and collaborative work on and offline since 2002, and is editor of the post-dada magazine In 2006 he was awarded the first 'Premio per l'arte digitale' by the Italian Ministry of Culture and four other cultural institutions for his work on Inanimate Alice
a series of interactive multimedia stories written with the novelist Kate Pullinger.

dinsdag 27 maart 2007

John Copeland

Sleep For Health (1950)

Amerikaanse voorlichtingsfilm met een heerlijke Panamarenko droom erin.
via A/V Geeks

How Long Is A Good Nap?
THE NANO-NAP: 10 to 20 seconds Sleep studies haven't yet concluded whether there are benefits to these brief intervals, like when you nod off on someone's shoulder on the train.
THE MICRO-NAP: two to five minutes Shown to be surprisingly effective at shedding sleepiness.
THE MINI-NAP: five to 20 minutes Increases alertness, stamina, motor learning, and motor performance.
THE ORIGINAL POWER NAP: 20 minutes Includes the benefits of the micro and the mini, but additionally improves muscle memory and clears the brain of useless built-up information, which helps with long-term memory (remembering facts, events, and names).
THE LAZY MAN'S NAP: 50 to 90 minutes Includes slow-wave plus REM sleep; good for improving perceptual processing; also when the system is flooded with human growth hormone, great for repairing bones and muscles.

zondag 25 maart 2007

Aziz + Cucher

Aziz + Cucher Synaptic Bliss: AF

New technologies allow human beings to create biological forms, which then introduces aesthetics as a component in biology and evolution. This aesthetization of biology then links it to art and raises questions about the implications for evolution.
genetics and culture

zaterdag 24 maart 2007

Nina Katchadourian

I'm a great believer in misunderstandings as fruitful starting points for art works. Moments of confusion can be incredibly expansive mental spaces, where you hover in a kind of vastness, trying to extend this state as long as possible until some clue provides context, or some bit of information anchors you once again to what's actually going on, delineating and determining what you should be understanding about things. Most people have had the experience of sleeping in an unfamiliar place and for a moment having no idea where you are when you wake up.
Nina Katchadourian

interview researchchannel (00:29:36)

vrijdag 23 maart 2007

Peter Kogler

de psychedelische drukte van Peter Kogler is soms wel eens lekker om in te verdwalen.

One of the first artists to work with the computer, Peter Kogler’s motifs occupy architectural spaces, inner and outer walls. In his diversely encoded staging of space he draws from the rich vocabulary of modern digital information and communications technologies or from film architecture

donderdag 22 maart 2007

Born Magazine

Dat krijg je van die lente, vandaag wat "visual poetry"

'Born Magazine' is a quarterly publication that brings together creative artists and experimental writers, diverse media and new technologies, to "create storytelling artworks". Founded in Seattle in 1996, 'Born' made its Web debut in 1997. It continues to promote collaboration and experiment in art and literature both on and off line. Content of current and past issues are fully and freely available online.

hier wat Best of Born:
James Paterson (2000)
Don't let me forget you
Carrie St.George Comer & Joseph King (2005)
2 blinds & a bittern
Michelle Glazer & Zoltan Lehoczki (2005)
Designing a bird from memory in Jack's
Eliot Khalil Wilson & Rick Mullarky (2002)

woensdag 21 maart 2007

De lente komt eraan

Jan Fabre, De Lente komt eraan, 1979 foto clinckx

Jan Fabre
Galerie Guy Bärtschi

dinsdag 20 maart 2007

The Century Of The Self

4 uur goed te pruimen BBC beeldmateriaal

"This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy." - Adam Curtis

Part 1
happiness machines
Part 2
engineering of consent
there is a policeman inside
all our heads
he must be destroyed
Part 4
eight people sipping wine
in kettering

maandag 19 maart 2007

Hamish Fulton

vanuit je (luie) stoel achter je (zware) PC de (fraaie) flashsite van wandelkunstenaar Hamish Fulton bekijken.

Hamish Fulton describes himself as a "walking artist". For more than thirty years he has undertaken demanding walks in many parts of the world, and drawn on his experiences to create distinctive artworks using text, graphics and photographs. He aims to "leave no trace" in the landscape, and he acknowledges that his art cannot represent the experience of a walk. "What I'm interested in," he explains, "is presenting a sort of skeleton of something, and then the viewer fills in what's missing, maybe from your own experience."

nog meer walkingart:
Walking as Sculpture

zondag 18 maart 2007

Hayfa Abdelhedi

Titre : Artiste-chenille Date : 2004 Durée : 8 mn
On an exiguous scene all black, the artist fastens a wire. The length of this wire is such as it will take him 24 hours to expect the end from it. As the hours pass, the interlacing of the wire becomes an obstacle which disturbs the mobility of the artist. The artist is, the such caterpillar which builds its chrysalis: captive of its creation and exhausted by this performance. This performance is completed with the disappearance of the artist: like the butterfly of the oaks, it is based so well in its space that, when it ceases being driven, it escapes from our perception. This illusion is possible the more so as our glance is lost in the complex network of the woven fabric.

Michael Jantzen

The Human Shelter Innovation Institute (HSII) is a think tank dedicated to creating alternative solutions to the growing global problem of inadequate human shelter.

The primary mission of HSII is to explore designs that make use of alternative materials, technologies and manufacturing techniques. The goal will be to create an aesthetic for the future based on energy efficient, eco friendly and affordable design concepts that embrace appropriate technologies.

Prayer Kiosk
Each cylinder represents one of the five major religions of the world. To operate, choose one of the five religions to worship through. Kneel down in front of your chosen religious symbol, slide your credit card through the card reader on the computer screen. Write a prayer to your chosen God on the computer screen and press, SEND.

Michael Jantzen old site
via Treehugger

zaterdag 17 maart 2007

Hans Richter

Hans Richter
Ghosts Before Breakfast (googlevid 07:00 met muziek)

inflation (1928) link (02:39)

filmstudie (1926) link (03:46)
hans richter artnet + wiki

donderdag 15 maart 2007

Maria Kiesner

What maria kiesner paints is townscapes. This classic painting genre has urban landscape and architecture as its topics. But Maria's paintings tell us that architecture is not only there around us. It is also within us. We get brought up surrounded by walls which stigmatise us and play around our imagination. Sometimes banal and transparent as they may be, at other times, not only do they exist stronger than ourselves, but also lie heavy upon our past and tomorrow.
Wojciech Tuleya "townscapes" galeria art

alleen in het Pools : webesteem art & design magazine

Peter Fuss

every day i am. i get up. i eat. i go out.
sometimes i feel well. sometimes i have a flu.
sometimes i'm tired. sometimes i'm happy.
and around me is the world.
wars. riots. presidents and prime ministers.
newspapers. the internet. news. advertisments.
and other people.which i know well.
and which i meet the first time.
sometimes it's hot. sometimes it rains.
strikes. accidents. disasters. spilt tea. a lost key.

Peter Fuss

woensdag 14 maart 2007

Laura Splan

Mixed media artist Laura Splan borrows from anatomy and medicine to make works of art that are both unsettling and oddly beautiful. Spurred by advances in medical science and technology, Splan's paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos explore connections between the inside of our bodies and the world outside.

KQED's Spark web site met video interview

dinsdag 13 maart 2007

Eric Schuldenfrei

schitterende flashanimaties en interessant cross-over werk op deze site van Eric Schuldenfrei

Eric Schuldenfrei is a designer who focuses on the evolving relationship between animation, architecture, and art. Recent projects include an art installation for Agnes Gund, President Emerita of MoMA, in collaboration with architect Markus Dochantschi, time-lapse animations for all eight finalists of the World Trade Center Memorial Competition for the LMDC, and a short film created with Christian Bruun for "Non standard Architectures" featuring the architecture of Sulan Kolatan and William MacDonald, exhibited at the Centre Pompidou.

ChinatownWORK 2006 samen met Marisa Yiu

Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei are designers who focus on the intersection of art, architecture, and global politics. In particular their interest lies in examining the ways in which the built environment and constructs of labor shape social relationships, network systems, and connections between participatory design and civic engagement.

zondag 11 maart 2007

mind expander

ortner & ortner

zaterdag 10 maart 2007

Social Hacking

Social Hacking is a series of temporary public art commissions for Plymouth by international artists' groups against a backdrop of urban regeneration. The project reflects the ways in which these changes to the city can be further influenced by creative human intervention.

1st life avatars(free-running 06:12)

Nederlandse rennende avatars op urban
en natuurlijk veel meer van dit alles op YouGoogle

Eigenlijk hoort er een aangepast muziekje bij zoals dit Poolse
Gameboy orkest Mikroorchestra


Ludic Society
Banlieues, the suburbs in France and elsewhere are not built for living but for playing, either with cars or bikes or with your own body as a game character

Evening of the Ludic Society, 12th April, Rotterdam, NL. Rotheater, Dutch Electronic Arts Festival DEAF07

vrijdag 9 maart 2007


of hoe de reclamejongens cq Ford met Damián Ortega aan de haal gaan

Zie ook trendbeheer hoe men niet alleen het werk ript, maar gewoon de kunstenaar zelf en zijn werk gebruikt (Neate o.a.)
update 10-03-07: stom!! hoe kon ik deze vergeten "Fischli & Weiss - Honda" in de geweldige serie Stereo in Duplex op trendbeheer

donderdag 8 maart 2007

wat een dag

Amelia Winger-Bearskin: "State of Things"

woensdag 7 maart 2007

Jean Baudrillard

PARIJS - De Franse filosoof en socioloog Jean Baudrillard is dinsdag op 77-jarige leeftijd in Parijs overleden

Baudrillard formuleerde vrij scherp de postmoderne visie op de functie van actuele kunst. Met name sprak hij over het kunstwerk als "genaamtekend" object binnen een systeem van objecten en het kunstwerk als fatale strategie tegen het zinvolheidsdenken.

Christophe Martin

He wants observations. There is no judgement. Or else in ambivalence, the double meaning : positive and negative, the image of our world offering the best and the worst. Colors are chosen without choice. Why stop? He loops. This endlessness would be our time, our computer time and its infinite possibilities, with its network spanning the most ignoble to the most noble, its succession of good and bad
Jean-Pierre Ostende : "Ne rien vouloir dire mais quelque chose" (Not wanting to say anything but something) in the catalog Lundi-Jamais, Kunsthaus Hamburg, 1998

dinsdag 6 maart 2007


Timothy Leary - How to Operate Your Brain (28:56)

link you tube , nog meer mr.LSD aldaar
En controleer de hersenen van apen , ratten en duiven
via :
Wired , Military Cyborg Menagerie

maandag 5 maart 2007

Gins and Arakawa

Since 1963, artists-architects-poets Arakawa and Madeline Gins have worked in collaboration to produce visionary, boundary-defying art and architecture.

Stay Alive••• Gins and Arakawa vs. The Grim Reaper
by Aaron Kunin
January 15 - 21, 2003
For the past few decades, artist-architects Madeline Gins and Arakawa have been saying that people do not have to die. They are, according to their latest manifesto, Architectural Body (University of Alabama), "unconditionally supportive of life." Unconditionally means that they do not accept death as a limit on the human condition. On the contrary, they argue that mortality is not only negotiable but even reversible; as architects, they want to create spaces in which death is impossible.

Consider this: An organism-person allied with, in close correspondence with, surroundings that guide skillful coordination of bodily actions ought to be able to escape so-called human destiny, the as-if-ordained downhill course of things. Not only will houses and towns that architecturally guide and sustain an organism-person help her to compose, execute, and coordinate actions more skillfully than was ever before thought to be possible, they will also automatically enlist her in a thoroughgoing architectural questioning of the purpose of the species. An architecturally guided and sustained organism-person should then be able to reverse that destiny known to have been the lot of billions of other members of her species; when it becomes possible for an organism-person simply to go on indefinitely, a reversible destiny shall have been achieved.

zondag 4 maart 2007

It's Alive!

Biotech art is an emerging and diverse field that is still in the process of defining itself.

It's Alive! A Laboratory of Biotech Art
February 16 - April 7, 2007
Montserrat College of Art

Bio-artists bridge art-science divide. Yahoo news

Bio-artists use live tissues, bacteria, living organisms and life processes to create works of art that blur the traditional distinctions between science and art. Most of these works tend toward social reflection, conveying political and societal criticism through the combination of artistic and scientific processes.

zaterdag 3 maart 2007

Lynch art show

Six Men Getting Sick (03:58)
'Disturbing' Lynch art show opens
The exhibition runs at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris until 27 May. BBC

een fijn David Lynch filmspeeltje hier

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