zaterdag 28 februari 2009

Shut The Fuck Up - parts I,II & III

By General Idea

Part I - Death of a Mauve Bat
Part II - Mondo Cane
part III - Shut The Fuck Up
Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal and AA Bronson of
General Idea lived and worked together for 25 years. Both Partz and Zontal died of AIDS in 1994.

Shut The Fuck Up - parts I & II (07:45)
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Shut The Fuck Up - part III (06:19)

vrijdag 27 februari 2009

Jürgen Partenheimer

"The most impressive thing is the way that the rhythm according to which its compositions were executed would appear to command their “resolution. As if in a moment of self-reflection, Partenheimer takes a breath to prepare for what is yet to come – a marvelous dispersion of color and lines in a larval space, all stains and lines in air! The result is incredibly precise – the city haunts the space of the drawing. A discovery imposes itself: Jürgen Partenheimer draws the drawing of the world and, simultaneously, the world of drawing."
source: Catalogue: Roma - São Paulo, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, 2006 Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, 2007 - Laymert Garcia dos Santos , essayist on art theory, lecturer Campinas University, São Paulo, 2006



donderdag 26 februari 2009

Christopher K. Ho

The guideposts for my practice are two: context and collaboration.
Both are informed by the position that art making is less a form of
self-expression than a process of problem-solving, whereby a
problem is generated by a given site (whether this be a physical,
institutional, or discursive) and its solution arrived at through
dialogue with an interlocutor.
Christopher K. Ho - fieldgategallery


Taking the Space Apart: Christopher K. Ho unpacks the gallery system at Winkleman Gallery. (06:17)

woensdag 25 februari 2009

Caitlin Berrigan

The medicalized, merchandized, and sexualized body are among the cultural filters that influence our experience of embodiment. In her work, Caitlin Berrigan questions the world of representation through encounters between bare flesh and the fantasy of the image. She addresses our attractions and repulsions to violence, desire, and possession via performance, video, and intimate objects. Critical, but also inventive, she deconstructs the mechanisms of imagery through playful, subversive works.

dinsdag 24 februari 2009

naked people

Die Kleidung ist unsere zweite Haut. Sie
verhüllt, enthüllt, kann unser inneres wiederspiegeln oder auch verstecken.
Über die Kleidung kann man z.B. den Beruf, den sozialen Stand oder auch seine Gefühlswelt darstellen.

How to make people naked with Photoshop

maandag 23 februari 2009

Harrell Fletcher

People often asked how I'm able to entice random strangers into working with me on art projects about their own lives. The answer is that I appear to actually be interested in the person and his or her activities. And what is the best strategy for appearing interested? The answer is to sincerely be interested in fact nothing else will work. This is not difficult for me, because I actually think that people are interesting. I would even go so far as to say that I have a great fondness for the human race.
Harrell Fletcher - Towards a tender society of thoughtful questions and answers (2002)

If I Wasn't Me I Would Be You 2004
Christine Burgin Gallery, New York NY
(Excerpt) Total running time: 00:08:07


MIT lecture:
John Malpede with Harrell Fletcher, April 27, 2006 (realmedia 1:28:08 )

zondag 22 februari 2009

Reviving of a dog - russian experiment (1940)

Research in the Revival of Animal Organisms by means of an Artifical Blood Circulation System carried out at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Russia. This film is shown through the courtesy of the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship and is distributed through the American-Soviet Medical Society in New York
Vladimir Demikov

Reviving of a dog - russian experiment (1940) (19:32)
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zaterdag 21 februari 2009

Mika Rottenberg

Video installation artist Mika Rottenberg envisions the female body as a microcosm of larger societal issues such as labor and class inequities. In her short films, women cast for their notable physical features and talents perform perfunctory factory-line duties, manufacturing inane items worth less than the labor required to make them. Her homemade machinery and decor are functional but crudely constructed.
whitney 2008 biennial

TateShots Issue 8 - Mika Rottenberg (03:36)

vrijdag 20 februari 2009

Van Moskou tot Magadan

In het VPRO programma Van Moskou tot Magadan gaat Jelle Brandt Corstius in Rusland op zoek naar thema’s die het leven van de gewone Rus vandaag de dag domineren.

hetgesprek - Jelle Brandt Corstius

rural russia

The Great October Socialist Revolution of 1917 (02:33)
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Great shots from rural Russia.

donderdag 19 februari 2009

Ari Goldmann

Ari Goldmann bedient sich der Bilder, die sich im kulturellen Gedächtnis festgesetzt haben. Er lädt sie mit neuen Inhalten auf. Er persifliert und entfremdet ihre Materialien oder schichtet gegenständliche altmeisterliche Motive über andere der klassischen Moderne.

Dadurch stellt er die Frage nach der Bedeutung, nach dem Gehalt der Bilder und ihrer Motive. In der fröhlichen Wissenschaft der Ironie verschieben sich die Werte, offenbart Größe ihre Gefahr, zur Banalität zu verkommen, und es kann ein eigenartiges Pathos im Banalen entstehen …
source: galerie-winter


woensdag 18 februari 2009

daskunst : ExperimenTsch

Das neue daskunst Projekt führt den Menschen als Laborratte vor und zeigt das Sozialverhalten des Menschen innerhalb eines künstlich hergestellten Raumes, indem die Bedingungen und Vorraussetzungen für soziale Verhaltensweisen in einer Extremsituation unter die Lupe genommen werden... ...das heftig diskutierte Stanford-Prison-Experiment war eines der wichtigsten sozialpsychologischen Experimente zur Erforschung menschlichen Verhaltens unter den Bedingungen der Gefangenschaft, speziell unter den Feldbedingungen des echten Gefängnislebens

daskunst : ExperimenTsch - Trailer (03:19)
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daskunst YouTubechannel.

dinsdag 17 februari 2009

The Whole Brain Atlas

The Whole Brain Atlas is the magnificent work of Keith A. Johnson and J. Alex Becker at Harvard University. The site includes an atlas of normal anatomy and blood flow, an introduction to neuroimaging, and clinical cases of stroke, tumors, degenerative, inflammatory, and infectious diseases. Multiple imaging modalities featured including MR, CT, SPECT, and PET scans.
source: Osler.wordpress

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maandag 16 februari 2009

Claire Pentecost

As artists we can start formulating the unrecognizable, first by refusing to perform a freedom increasingly defined by conditions that legitimate primacy of the private, private expression, private feelings, private experiments, private intellectual property, private losses, private giving, private destinies. Especially as it becomes undeniable that such a “private” guarantee of freedom is rank privilege accorded to fewer and fewer people, those who already enjoy the lion’s share of security and aesthetic enhancement. In the overweening neoliberal psychology of public life, the rhetoric of privatization has falsely pitted the liberty and the functional diversity of individuals against all forms of collective endeavor. If the artist aims to make an impact on the use of science and related biotechnologies to concentrate resources in the hands of a very few, she must refigure both scientific and artistic practice
Claire Pentecost - When Art Becomes Life, Artist-Researchers and Biotechnology

Any work that seeks to overcome the quite successful marginalization of the "fine arts," must occupy multiple distribution streams- publications, websites and discussion threads, public lectures and discussions. Especially if we want to do more than comment on a corrupt system. The more compelling challenge seems to propose different ways of being creative, producing joy and resistance to a system that clearly serves a very few.
Artist Story: Claire Pentecost - How can art-making impact social and political issues?

zondag 15 februari 2009

Muhammad - Legacy of a Prophet - PBS

This historical documentary shown on PBS is a very well made film. In today's times of societal tensions from wars and fears of terrorism a widening rift has arisen between people of different religions. Resentment has been fueled by several high level western religious figures and generals making quite ignorant statements such as claiming that Muhammad was a terrorist. Likewise many leaders in the Islamic world have compelled followers to perform acts of terrorism, falsely claiming that it is condoned by Islam. Muhammad who historians know more about than any of the prophets has a very interesting and admirable historical story that we can all appreciate. This is not a pro religion film but rather gives a historical context for Muhammad was and what the religion that he started believes.

Muhammad - Legacy of a Prophet (2002, 116 min)
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zaterdag 14 februari 2009

Radovan Cerevka

Radovan Cerevka focuses upon on mediated reality within his work; he is interested in the areas named as conflict zones, from which the real information is limited or missing. In the undertone of his work one can observe criticism of the distribution system of media information which is treated as objective. The author comments on his work: “I try to accumulate various informational sources and introduce an imaginary picture of pluralism and democracy within a global media environment. I intentionally excluded the statements made by Iran in order to reach the comparison of outside views on the Iranian problem. The information collected does not differ much, because the leadership of four main information agencies is determining the so called program of the day“.
source: Kukurová

black chucho (01:55)

K2 Lektionen 2 (2004 - 10:17 min.)

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