vrijdag 30 november 2007

Roberto Bellini

I had a strong visual arts and drawing background, therefore I felt real weird with a camera when I first started making videos. I had no previous experience with cinema, and had never engaged in significant film work. The camera was (is) a very awkward object in my hands. I felt the power of using a camera, the discomfort it brings, both to those who stand behind the camera, and those in front of it… Much of my work stems from the discomfort that the camera makes me feel. I regard this connection with space and the landscape as a consequence of this discomfort. I am interested in the representation of space, in how a spectator perceives space through sound and image, and I am also interested in the transformation that takes place when we try to boil this spatial experience of the world down to a limited medium, such as video.
Roberto Bellini

How Things Work - 5'36'' - digital video - 2002
-- The video explores the audio-visual tensions that are present in the clash of different materials. Rubber, metal and meat intertwine in a repulsive yet attractive fusion of textures and sounds that speak of a technological culture, surrounded by strange materials and objects.

Interval - 6'55'' - digital video - 2005
-- Interval is a collection of contemplative moments, guided by the common thread of the cup of coffe, creating a difrent sort of social and urban landscape.


donderdag 29 november 2007

María Luisa Isaza

Weinig info te vinden over deze Colombiaanse dame, niet op haar site en ook niet via het googlen, maar voor o.a. de illustraties met vogels smelt mijn hart nu eenmaal.
María Luisa Isaza

woensdag 28 november 2007

Glimpse of the Garden

tegen de winterdepressies :

Marie Menken - Glimpse of the Garden (1957, 04:49)
via: DVblog

Thomas Florschuetz

Thomas Florschuetz ordnet seine mittel- bis grossformatigen Fotografien häufig in Diptychons, Triptychons oder gar Polyptychons an. Bilder mit dem gleichen Motiv, wie etwa die Orchideenfotos, unterscheiden sich nur durch minimale Nuancierungen in der Tiefenschärfe oder des Zoombereichs voneinander. Es ist bedarf eines scharfen Blickes, um die kleinen Differenzen auf Anhieb zu registrieren. Durch die Art, wie der Künstler die Ästhetik der Farben, den Lichteinfall, die Fragementierung und damit einhergehend die abstrakt-reduzierte Verfremdung des Dargestellten in die fotografische Abbildung mit einbezieht, legt er Schnittstellen zur Malerei frei.
bron: Karlheinz Pichler, 2.12.2005, Kultur Online

galerie markusrichter


dinsdag 27 november 2007

update: Donald Abad

My new project
will be presented during the opening studio of the artistic residence Arcus Studio, Moriya, Japan,
From November 24th to December 2nd

The adventurous liberation
A human being, becomes (turns into) a walker, leaves the Base and heads towards the test Zone. His only weapons are his movement, his loneliness (solitude), his competency and universal Knowledge and with that he will explore the unknown, who stands fearful yet full of encounters and findings.

Samples from the movie : part 1.mov (11,6 Mo)
part 4.mov (8,6 Mo)
part 6.mov (18,7 Mo)
(Full movie will be downloadable in January 2008)
Donald Abad

eerder op Bagger: 2007/08

maandag 26 november 2007

Antje Blumenstein

Anyone can get into heaven
The message of Antje Blumensteins work always hints to religious and cultural norms, classifications that are coined by advertisements and reports and their consequences for our current situation. Blumenstein cites and mediates their high profile and influence in paining as well as with objects and installations.
Blumenstein always hints to the consequences of the discussions about moral values and gender classifications, their usage within economic competition as well as the role of belief as an adopted medium in order to enforce established hierarchies.
Changing Role – Move Over Gallery

zondag 25 november 2007

My Penis and Everyone Else’s

My Penis and Everyone Else’s 2007 (56 min 1 sec.)
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Why is the size of their penis such a big deal for so many men? And why, if it's such an important issue, do so few blokes ever talk to each other about it? Lawrence Barraclough's follow-up to his film 'My Penis and I' addresses this uncomfortable subject head-on. In an effort to uncover the truth about 'todgers', Lawrence organises a gathering of men to celebrate their penises in all their various shapes and sizes.


zaterdag 24 november 2007

molecular machines

Alcor Foundation ( Cryonics ) (08:14)
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Exploring how molecular-sized machines will be able to repair damage to your body from aging or the devastating effects of cancer and other illnesses, including frostbite.


vrijdag 23 november 2007

Felix Müller

Felix Müller works with typologies and codes and draws his pictorial vocabulary from the lifestyle, business and consumer worlds. Through his particular selection of subject matter and the reduction of forms to precise outlines, his subjects take on an icon-like quality. His figures are reduced to two-dimensional cut-outs, are removed from their larger, original context and placed alongside everyday objects. In his latest works Müller’s cut-out figures operate increasingly against an acrylic and graphite painted background.
bron: artnews.info

donderdag 22 november 2007

Curious Expeditions: Beautiful Libraries

Librophiliac Love Letter: A Compendium of Beautiful Libraries
September 6th, 2007

Everyone has some kind of place that makes them feel transported to a magical realm. For some people it’s castles with their noble history and crumbling towers. For others it’s abandoned factories, ivy choked, a sense of foreboding around every corner. For us here at Curious Expeditions, there has always been something about libraries. Row after row, shelf after shelf, there is nothing more magical than a beautiful old library.

woensdag 21 november 2007

Daniele Buetti

For Daniele Buetti what is important is putting things together, making links, mechanisms, transformations and structures. He puts his analysis, his diagnosis into material form, as an installation of tragic-comic metaphors set out with a calculated casualness, lifting the wool from our eyes, influenced as they are more by the media than by immediate lived experience. Boldly walking a tightrope pitched between spectacle, irony, abstraction and beauty, without moralising or trivialising, he also offers us his thoughts on the state of the contemporary image
Galería DistriCu4tro


dinsdag 20 november 2007

cmielewski & starrs

Leon Cmielewski and Josephine Starrs are media artists whose long term collaboration has produced a variety of screen-based installations. Their work focuses primarily on the relationship between society, the machine and the individual, often using play as a strategy for engaging with the social and political contradictions inherent in contemporary life.

user unfriendly interface

Leon Cmielewski :
writer’s block (QT)

maandag 19 november 2007

Sabine Wannenmacher

Gegenständliche Malerei heisst bei Sabine Wannenmacher nicht akribische Wiedergabe des zu Sehenden, sondern künstlerische Annährung ans Motiv. Die bewusst gewählte Unvirtuosität und vereinfachende Direktheit der Darstellung zeigt ihre Meisterschaft im überzeugenden Gesamteindruck mit dem hier Malerei ankommt. Die Komposition der Bildmotive vermitteln dem Betrachter einen Eindruck vom Gespür der Malerin für Farbe, Struktur und Aufbau, für spannungsvolle Komposition des Bildgefüges.

a dream can't bring me home
12.10. - 24.11.2007
gallery Daeppen, Basel

zondag 18 november 2007

Herbert's Hippopotamus

Herbert's Hippopotamus: Marcuse and Revolution in Paradise
Paul Alexander Juutilainen ( 56 min 49 sec)
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Documentary about the turbulent life, writings, and activism of philosopher Herbert Marcuse, visionary force for the youth movements worldwide during the '60s and 70s.


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