dinsdag 31 juli 2007

Regisseur Michelangelo Antonioni overleden


Michelangelo Antonioni - Zabriskie Point 1970 (05:55)

ROME -
Michelangelo Antonioni is maandagavond thuis overleden. Dat meldde het Italiaanse persbureau ANSA dinsdagochtend. De wereldberoemde regisseur is 94 jaar geworden.
Antonioni was al tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog als filmmaker actief. Hij werd beroemd door films als La signora senza camelie (1953), Blow-Up (1966) en Identificazione di una donna (1982).


echelon: who is watching you?


echelon: who is watching you?
Opening Friday August 3 from 6pm-10pm
August 3 - September 1, 2007
polvo - chicago
For this show artists will explore the history of surveillance and how this affects us at this present time. They will in turn create work dealing with this theme which will include 2D work, installation, and new media.

"One cannot use spies without sagacity and knowledge, one cannot use spies without humanity and justice" - Sun Tzu


mijn keuze:

Noelle Mason


finishing-school


Drew Browning, Annette Barbier


maandag 30 juli 2007

Filmregisseur Ingmar Bergman overleden


Ingmar Bergman - The Seventh Seal (04:00)

STOCKHOLM - De Zweedse filmregisseur Ingmar Bergman is overleden, hebben Zweedse nieuwsmedia maandag gemeld.
Bergman ontving gedurende zijn carriere vele onderscheidingen, waaronder drie Oscars voor beste buitenlandse film. Zijn laatste Oscar ontving hij in 1982 voor 'Fanny och Alexander'. In 1970 ontving Bergman de Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award tijdens de Oscaruitreiking.

Bergman is 89 jaar oud geworden.


Sarah Ross



Sarah Ross is a conceptual artist whose works focus on myths of health, safety and cleanliness that surface in the physical and visual structures of everyday spaces


example:

Testing Resistance


zondag 29 juli 2007

Man with a movie Camera


Man with a movie Camera 2003 (1 hr 6 min 48 sec)

Man with a movie Camera - participate site Perry Bard
WHERE YOU COME IN
This website contains every shot in Vertov’s 1929 film along with thumbnails
representing the beginning middle and end of each shot.
You are invited to interpret Vertov and upload your footage to this site to
become part of the database. See the Scene Index.



IMDb


zaterdag 28 juli 2007

Natacha Ivanova





Natacha Ivanova 's work is inspired by mythology with images of animals and the nude female form. Wolves, swans and owls engage with women to become the main characters of her pictures : "I create bold experiments with female sensuality and sexuality, in many respects, my work conveys secret confessions and stories about my life, which is partly why I lend my characters my own qualities and features". Natacha Ivanova produces often huge paintings, with subject matter that is conveyed by way of subtle details and gestures. Her style is hallmarked by an unexpected use of empty space : "I'm free to abandon the classical rules of composition, I have developed an asymmetry inspired by modern cinema, Andrey Tarkovsky, Alfred Hitchcock and Ingmar Bergman have all has a strong influence".
bron: galerie valeriecueto


Tour de France (1999) drawings


vrijdag 27 juli 2007

nomadology.com



Nomadology is an experiential journey and a practical philosophy of life. The concept is adapted to the hypertextual enironment of the internet. Make your own way through the concept by clicking on the words that inspire you. In this labyrith of links and images you can get lost or on the contrary find the path to a deeper journey.
bron: urbanology.org


donderdag 26 juli 2007

Peter Horvath


Peter Horvath works in video, sound, photo and new media. Camera in hand since age 6, he inhaled darkroom fumes until his late 20‘s, then began exploring time based art processes. He immersed himself in digital technologies at the birth of the Web, co-founded 6168.org, a site for net.art, and adopted techniques of photomontage which he uses in his net and print based works.

example:
BOULEVARD
PETER HORVATH (2007)

In Boulevard we follow a striking woman, the passenger of a convertible car, driven by an unidentified driver through the city, passing its generic streets, billboards and motels, with an unknown destination.
At once lyrical and intoxicatingly beautiful, we pass through discrete emotive atmospheres experiencing ambiguity, desire and longing.
-Celina Jeffery



example:
TRIPTYCH:
MOTION STILLNESS RESISTANCE
PETER HORVATH (2006)



woensdag 25 juli 2007

dinner tables


Hier geen vakantie, maar wel een tripje met Time :
What's on family dinner tables in fifteen different homes around the globe? Photographs by Peter Menzel from the book "Hungry Planet"


dinsdag 24 juli 2007

Truth tag



truthtag, an “industrial designer and urban intervention artist” from Poland who works under the pseudonym “Truth” and creates, to the best of our knowledge, the first example architectural graffiti.
Sometimes hidden and at other times in plain view, the designs are crafted as though they were actually built into the buildings they’re stuck to. The beautiful, alien result makes a strong argument for the “graffiti is art” movement.
bron: LVHRD.ORG


maandag 23 juli 2007

Li Songsong

He is an artist who records moments of recent Chinese history in a dispassionate manner that is countered by the way in which he manipulates the painted surface with a vigorous impasto of paint marks on aluminium panels. His paintings are constructed in rectangular sections with each part painted separately. By juxtaposing these segments, Li concentrates formally on parts of the painting rather than the whole.
Li Songsong is concerned with the intrinsic humanity that underpins all the images he appropriates and the memories they have the potential to bring to mind in his audience.
bron: initialaccess-The Frank Cohen Collection


saatchi-online


zondag 22 juli 2007

Nosferatu



Nosferatu - F.W. Murnau (1922) (1 hr 24 min)

Originally released in 1922 as Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens
Director: F.W. Murnau
IMDb


zaterdag 21 juli 2007

anatomyacts





















lots of nice vintage pics on this beautiful site,
see --> exhibition -->

www.anatomyacts.co.uk


Exploring the human body inside and out.
Rare and extraordinary objects from Scottish Collections.
The objects have been selected from medical museums, university teaching, archive and library departments, as well as fine art collections, and health boards and many have never been on public display before.
via: morbidanatomy


vrijdag 20 juli 2007

Frédéric Gaillard

"Behind these agitated machines, shaken by electrical discharges, points a form of existential questioning.
Behind the movement of
Frédéric Gaillard’s installations, beyond their jubilant animation, from the falsely childlike extravaganza that seems to overtake them, the awareness takes shape of the inevitable end which awaits all living organisms. The amusing comedy conceals the tragic theatre. In this sense, Frédéric Gaillard’s works can be seen as vainness: every birth is an inevitable prey for death. It’s better to know, just so you can be prepared for it"
Pierre-Olivier Rollin, curator
there seems to be a problem with the link sometimes, so here's the URL: http://www.fredericgaillard.be/


donderdag 19 juli 2007

Pyromedia


During my surfing yesterday I arrived at Pyromedia and I almost did fall of my chair (this time not of heart failure) of the marvellous beauty of the inertia of the existence:
"White room" video excerpt (8:40 mins.,22.9 MB) from a work in progress by Aras Ozgun and Ceyda Karamursel
(Qtime - slow server)


beauty 2:
the man with the video camera (4 channel vid)
by Aras Ozgun
1998-1999
12:45 minutes, 27.5 MB

beauty 3:
Line Drawing: Portrait with Missing Rib
Jillian McDonald
5 minutes, 7.2 MB
Music composed by Stefan Weisman


woensdag 18 juli 2007

Tim Trantenroth




Tim Trantenroth (1969) hat in seinen Wandbildern architektonische Strukturen imaginär erweitert. In seiner Serie über Krieg und Terror schafft er zur (strukturlosen) Wirklichkeit die Erzählung. Falluja, Baghdad, zerschossene Autos, zerbombte Städte, Trümmer, Geisterstätte, ausgebrannte Häuser, zerborstenes Metall sind zu Codes geronnene Icons. Wie Firmenlogos tragen sie Botschaften.
Aber keine bestimmten. Geronnenes Blut, zerfetzte Menschen, Angst und Verzweiflung sind nicht visualisiert. Das Unbestimmte des Schreckens wird auch durch die Fantasie nicht bestimmbar. Trantenroths Bilder sind insofern hochpolitisch als sie die Offenheit des Verbrechens beschreiben. Indem er sich in den eher gestisch gemalten Bildern einem platten Kommentar verweigert spürt man nun inhaltliche Zurückhaltung wo man in seinen Architekturbildern formale Strenge beobachten konnte.
bron: galerie Ruth Leuchter


dinsdag 17 juli 2007

Miya Masaoka



Documentary Teaser 2: Miya Masaoka (04:36)

Insects and the Body


Miya Masaoka's work with skin and insects and video uses image and metaphor to explore human and insect societal issues of race, herding, gender and sites of control and explores empathy and the interconnectedness of inter-species interactions. She has performed with live Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches and thousands of honeybees on stage, using their sound and movement as a sound source within sound and video compositions.


maandag 16 juli 2007

unexpected and neglected architecture

"Our society once erected singular and surprising buildings in all domains, including industry. Many cities keep traces of this glorious past but despite a seeming awakening towards the architectural inheritance of the IXth and XXth Centuries, numerous unexpected monuments are today on the way to rot or, the worst being destroyed." Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre
unexpected and neglected architecture


 
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