maandag 31 maart 2008

Ion Birch

The title of Ion Birch’s drawing show, “The Young Penis,” doesn’t mince words. These intimate graphite drawings are firmly in the tradition of the ‘nasty picture’. Engorged penises and vaginas are visible everywhere, glistening and threatening the world. Flutes are played and inserted in orifices, cum drips from faces. An energetic world of De Sadian debauchery is depicted. Breasts are pumped up, and nipples are as pronounced as gumdrops. Some female characters are pictured with hips that seem double-jointed, like the jaws of a python. There is a discordance between the gonzo sexual fantasy and Birch’s effeminate style. The figures have a wide-eyed child like quality; pubescents with grotesquely enlarged adult genitals that seem grafted on. Bunnies, butterflies, and angels with boob jobs share in the action. Compositionally the works are varied and interesting.
bron: James Kalm, "Power to the Penis, Erection Day.", NY Arts Magazine, 2003


youtube: Ion Berch at Freight + Volume

zondag 30 maart 2008

Jérôme Thomas

Entropie (09:41) (2002)
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Entropie est un film qui propose une expérience sonore au spectateur. Réveillée en pleine nuit comme tirée d'un mauvais rêve, d'une nuit agitée, Kyoto déambule dans son appartement. Chaque son émis est pétrifié dans la durée et vient s'ajouter au précédent provoquant ainsi une accumulation par strates. L'ultime bruit, l'explosion d'un verre sur le carrelage, absorbe tous les autres et impose le silence, l'entropie sonore.

zaterdag 29 maart 2008

Laurina Paperina

Through her lo-fi paintings and drawings with witty one-liners, Laurina Paperina’s interpretations of the social and political ramifications of television and the internet come to life. Her subjects are presented simply but powerfully, incorporating a vivid cartoon-like palate, ultimately reducing them to their most familiar and accessible characteristics. This is an effective strategy given our internet age of increasingly short attention spans. In the video game world of good and evil, Laurina Paperina is a welcome hero, liberating us with humor from our phobias, foibles and fallacies. Where instant gratification is valued over personal relationships, Paperina encourages us to be honest and vulnerable.


vrijdag 28 maart 2008

Dear Julia

Dear Julia (2003)( 12m15s ) based on the graphic novel by Brian Biggs
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Directed by Isaac E. Gozin. With Ted Fletcher, Annette Kelly, David B. Lobb.

An enigmatic story of a man with a burning desire to fly and how a chance encounter in the desert changes his life.

donderdag 27 maart 2008


Cassia Tabatini and Fabio Gurjao


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woensdag 26 maart 2008

Richard Brown

Richard Brown has a BSc in Computers & Cybernetics and an MA in Fine Art and works as a hybrid artist, inventor and entrepreneur creating interactive and mimetic experiences using a wide variety of media, including the digital, the analogue and the chemical. His works explores the perception of space, time and energy encompassing ideas from cybernetics, artificial life, interaction design, emergence, complexity and alchemy.
Interactive Architecture dot Org

dinsdag 25 maart 2008

Jutta Haeckel

Jutta Haeckel is interested in the psychological space that is
formed by the contradictions of shrinking borders due
to globalization. Drawing upon her own travels, she
references thousands of her own photographs to
“filter” the lines that are blurred between nature/
artifice and original/copy.

maandag 24 maart 2008

Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau

Conceptual neo-dadaistic artistic couple which haunts for grotesque aspects of both institutionalized art world and the very phenomena of art production itself.

Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (2006)
Hommage to Edouard Manet
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Happy Easter

zondag 23 maart 2008

Pop! What Is It Good For?

Pop! What Is It Good For? Paul Morley (22 min 9 sec.)
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At 50 years of age, Morley is just about as old as pop music itself and in this film he argues that pop has played a central role in the culture of the nation over the past half century. In the post-empire era, pop music has helped give the world a sense of Britain and Britain a sense of itself.
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part II

part III

zaterdag 22 maart 2008

World Beard and Moustache Championships

The freestyle beard is probably the most spectacular one because basically, as the name suggests, it's freestyle, so you can do anything you like.
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World Beard & Moustache Championships (03:58)
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vrijdag 21 maart 2008

Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today

Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today takes as its point of departure the commercial color chart, an item that openly attests to the status of paint as mass-produced and standardized. Midway through the twentieth century, long-held convictions regarding the spiritual aspects and scientific properties of color gave way to an acceptance and embrace of color as a commercial product. At the same time, many artists rejected traditional artistic pedagogy about the relationships between colors and instead adopted aesthetic approaches that relied on chance, readymade sources, or arbitrary systems.
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donderdag 20 maart 2008

Travels of William Bartram – Mark Dion

Travels of William Bartram – Reconsidered will examine the history and culture of 18th century American naturalists, John (1699-1777) and his son William Bartram (1739-1823). Using their travel journals, drawings, and maps, Dion plans to retrace the exploratory journeys of the Bartrams, in particular, William’s expedition to northern Florida. Often Dion and his companion “explorers” will travel in the same ways the Bartrams did: by horseback, boat, and on foot.

Once on the road, Dion will collect specimens and man-made artifacts found in the landscape, which has clearly changed a great deal since the Bartrams’ travels 200 years ago. In keeping with Dion’s longstanding interest in “mail art,” he will send his findings back to Bartram’s Garden. The artifacts and specimens will be installed in souvenir cabinets that Dion will be designed and built for the exhibit in John Bartram’s historic house.

woensdag 19 maart 2008

Annie Kevans

Annie Kevans hopes that her images will raise questions about how and why a person, or group of persons, behaves in a certain way. As Foucault explained, a person’s identity is not preset – rather, it is determined by the interactions of a person with another and is, therefore, a shifting temporary construction. Annie's work looks at ideas of personal responsibility within structures determined by time and place and the role of those who create those structures.
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foggy GRIZZLY: Interview with Annie Kevans

dinsdag 18 maart 2008

Renee Prisble Una

I use indigenous and chosen materials to create subtle minimal expressions involving space. My work is about place, experience, and the body. The structure of experience interconnects people and places into a community of memory. The body and place begin to resemble each other as their fictional memories become intertwined.
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Renee Prisble Una

Conscious Rythmns (06:52) video, 2002

maandag 17 maart 2008

Museum of Bestial Art

Welcome to have a peep in my little museum of Bestial Art! The collection here is quite extraordinary. Every single piece has to be connected with, or depicting bestiality, the behaviour of humans having sex with other species. Next to heterosexual behaviour, and homosexual behaviour, there is a third orientation: zoosexual behaviour. Since prehistoric times these all have been subject of exploring artists, ignoring taboos as far as there were any.
Egon en Elska Kraak

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