zondag 30 september 2007

Man of Aran



Man of Aran - Written and directed by Robert J. Flaherty, 1934.(1 uur 16 min 34 sec)
Push play or go to Google.

Documentary about the life on the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland.

IMBd

via: videos with Bibi


zaterdag 29 september 2007

Steve Lambert




For me, art is a bridge that connects uncommon, idealistic, or even radical ideas with everyday life. I carefully craft various conditions where I can discuss these ideas with people and have a mutually meaningful exchange. Often this means working collaboratively with the audience, bringing them into the process or even having them physically complete the work.
Steve Lambert

example:
ronald's crisis

example:
whytheyhate.us


vrijdag 28 september 2007

R&Sie(n)



R&Sie(n) is an architectural office set up in 1989 and lead by François Roche (1961, France), Stéphanie Lavaux (1966, France) and Jean Navarro (1971, France) is based in Paris. The organic, oppositional architectural projects of their practice is concerned with the bond between building, context and human relations.


donderdag 27 september 2007

Rachel Berwick




At the heart of Rachel Berwick's art is her interest in our relationship with the natural world. She confronts us with our involvement, with the finality of changes created by human tampering. Berwick reminds us of how much is at stake as species slip into oblivion and no amount of human intervention can restore them.
bron: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Voice & Void(September 16, 2007–February 24, 2008) - including a sculptural aviary that will house two living parrots that speak the long-lost language of May-po-re!

radiodays.org: hear a sequence of the ancient spoken language by the Amazonian parrots.


woensdag 26 september 2007

Vera Iliatova



Large, exhilarating, dream-like mountains, fields and seascapes overwhelm but never threaten the women and girls populating Vera Iliatova’s paintings.
Almost as if we’re watching them wander through their own dreams and thoughts, we observe as they, versions of the artist in skirts and summer dresses, underwear and streetwear, gossip with each other, explore summery rivers and darkened ice fields, and, sometimes, turn to question us.
bron: The Wire - Karen Marzloff



dinsdag 25 september 2007

Clare Langan


Clare Langan constructs her own reality. It is a world she has formed through directing, light control, and filming. What becomes important is the whole and the flow of the project rather than an emphasis on any single image. Within this 'whole', sequencing and editing are used effectively to create a pace and structure. It is a relentless rhythm in which we are always moving towards the shifting fuzzy horizons.
bron: John Duncan source.ie


maandag 24 september 2007

Alison Ruttan


I am an interdisciplinary artist working in drawing, photography and video of related subject matter. I am particularly interested in the complex kinds of social exchanges that are best understood visually or at the level of physiological response. For this reason much of my work has focused on appetite, sexuality and aggression. I am also interested in the subversive use of humor in art.
Alison Ruttan


example:
Love Me Not


example:
Impersonator


example:
Lapse

badatsports.com contemporary art talk podcast


zondag 23 september 2007

The Future of Food


The Future of Food - Deborah Koons Garcia (2004) (1:28:51)
no embedding, watch Divx video HERE on Joox

The Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade

IMBd


zaterdag 22 september 2007

Justine Otto




Zentrales Thema in ihren Werken ist die Kindheit, wobei Justine Otto eine neutrale Beobachterposition einnimmt. Sie konfrontiert den Betrachter mit dem Prozess des Erwachsenwerdens und seiner eigenen Biografie. In ihnen findet man alle Stationen der Entwicklung von der Kindheit zum Erwachsenwerden: Rollenspiele, Selbstentdeckung, Selbstzweifel, Ausbrechen aus dem elterlichen Schutz, Schwermut und Sehnsucht, aber auch Lachen, Fröhlichkeit, kindliche Wissbegierde und die Kinderseele im Einklang mit der Welt.
bron: galerie von stechow


vrijdag 21 september 2007

Iñigo Bilbao


Iñigo Bilbao Lopategui (Oviedo, 1975 – lives and works in Barcelona).
Coldness, distance, loneliness, perfection and frustration are some of the emotions linked to the inhabitant of a metropolis
bron: island 6


example:
memento mori Experimental Project With Biomedical Images.


donderdag 20 september 2007

Sérigraphie Cinqunquatre


Alice Jarry


Jason Cantoro

Based in the chic neighborhood of Montreal’s Centre-sud, Sérigraphie Cinqunquatre is an artist/printmaking studio as well as a design company.

Founded in 2003 by
Alice Jarry and Jason Cantoro, Sérigraphie Cinqunquatre uses different printing techniques such as screenprinting, lithography and etching, combined with painting and drawing. Parallel to their artistic production, they do posters design, logos, cd covers, t-shirts for music bands, promoters and designers.


glowlab


woensdag 19 september 2007

Jessica Lagunas




My work deals with the condition of woman in contemporary society, questioning her obsessions with body image, beauty, sexuality and ageing. It honors women’s bodies and cherishes growing old. Beauty routines of embellishment have been incorporated in our daily lives in such a way that we hardly notice nor question them anymore.

My interest in this subject comes from growing up in Guatemala, a repressive, violent and sexist society. With a minimalist approach, I use various media such as installation, collage, objects, and video-performance.


Jessica Lagunas, New York, August 2007


dinsdag 18 september 2007

Milan Kohout



Milan Kohout is originally from the Czech Republic and is now a U.S. citizen. He obtained his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in the Czechoslovakia and subsequently became an activist and a signatory member of the dissident human rights organisation CHARTER 77. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1985. He was forced by Czechoslovak security police to leave his country of birth in 1986 due to his political art activism and was granted asylum in the United States. In 1993 Milan Kohout received his Diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His work concentrates mostly on the subject of human rights (more recently the rights of Romanies) and politics (critique of totalitarian capitalism and fundamentalist religions) As a Mobius Artist Group member, he has participated in numerous international art exchange programs around the world and has been the recipient of a number of awards and grants. He teaches at The New England Institute of Art, TUFTS University and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.


radical jesters
interview milan kohout


maandag 17 september 2007

Mike Cockrill



Mike Cockrill's paintings of little girls directing deadly force at clowns add a considerable wrinkle to traditional portrayals in painting of both the jester and the prepubescent female.
The little girls are depicted mischievously brandishing rifles (Puppet Show) and pistol-whipping the hapless clowns (Mercy Killing). we see the children holding their stuffed animals or cameras as they walk among the carnage of dead supine bodies, as in Two Women Walking and Camera Shy. These gun-toting Lolitas seem appropriated, at least in part, from fashion spreads of preadolescent girls in bathing suits, their smoothly tanned limbs hinting at the world of the fashion runway and of hothouse child sexuality.
bron: art in america


kentgallery


zondag 16 september 2007

Who's Afraid of Designer Babies?



Who's Afraid of Designer Babies? (BBC, 2005) (0:48:42)
Push play or go to stage6

(desktop dimmer = on)

Most serious scientists won't even consider the idea of cloning a human. The procedure is not very effective. Less than 10 per cent of non-human cloning attempts are successful. And many of the pregnancies result in miscarriage or deformities. It is a procedure that is simply too dangerous to use to produce a human baby.

bbc.horizon


zaterdag 15 september 2007

a man's world!! part II


Soviet Uniform Caps Collection

via: englishrussia

a man's world!! : part I


 
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