dinsdag 31 maart 2009

Matthew Stone

Is the future of art in the past? (myspace)Matthew Stone (b. 1982, lives and works in London) stages performances, photographs and films that have the aura of secret ancient initiation rites - complex multipart word-of-mouth 'happenings' in which participant and viewer become witness to the contemporary potential of created communal situations, occasions in which Stone orchestrates friends and co-conspirators to show how the whole can be more than its parts, and constantly renewed.
saatchi daily mag. - Lupe Nunez-Fernandez



Visual Artist Matthew Stone talks exclusively to flasher about the ideas and desired aesthetics behind his current work.

maandag 30 maart 2009

Islamic Geometry - John Lockerbie

A brief introduction to the history of Arabic geometry.
Islamic geometrical design as it is a wide field of study and there are certain misconceptions. At its simplest, Arab scholarship enlarged our knowledge of underlying geometry, and Muslim craftsmen, not all of them Arabs, relied on this work in producing their characteristic fields of tiles, mosaic, plaster and wooden patterns that were applied to their buildings
Islamic Geometry

zondag 29 maart 2009


In an atmosphere of suspense, the film tells the story of Leonardo, a young newly admitted psychiatric hospital. Without knowing the reason that led to it, Leonardo is to believe that their hospital is responsible for his father. But it is only the end he will discover the truth behind this mystery.
source: Zine Brasil

INSANIDADE – O Filme, do diretor curitibano Guilherme Greca (33:02)
Subtitles: - Português - English - Français - Italiano - Español - Deutsch - Dansk
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zaterdag 28 maart 2009

Michal Jankowski

In his most recent work of Michael Jankowski is radically in favor of a relationship between humanity and the world of animals. For his motto could take a sentence from the book by Milan Kundera "unbearable lightness of being"

The real and most important test of human morality is the treatment of our beings, our most in need of mercy. Merciless treatment of animals is a fundamental error, which leads to collapse, causing nieobliczalne consequences.

For the artist the images are a drastically distorted presentation of the bodies, death and mayhem. Man is made to animal aggression, hunting, killing at slaughterhouses, the test subject, using all possible ways and not described for their suffering.
This man can become a victim of his cruelty. Without the face, in the virtual skin - the animals may eventually repay cruelly and painfully.
source: wegetarianie

vrijdag 27 maart 2009

Fabian Knecht

Involved as the director of photography he worked on numerous documentaries for broadcast tv, including the documentary "the elusive truth" about Damian Hirst.
Since october 2008
Fabian Knecht is studying fine art at the Universitaet der Kuenste Berlin.

rising (teaser 2008) (01:00)

donderdag 26 maart 2009

Justin Richel

Justin Richel's art evokes all the best aspects of '70s-era Saturday-morning cartoons: dastardly villains, heroines in cat-eyed glasses, Schoolhouse Rock's colonial cavaliers, and the high-energy buzz of sickly sweet breakfast cereals.

New site is currently in progress



woensdag 25 maart 2009

David Maisel - Library of Dust

The Library of Dust, photographing individual copper canisters containing the cremated remains of patients from a psychiatric hospital.

The interesting thing with the
Library of Dust is that I first learned about the existence of these canisters in March 2005. I determined what hospital they were in - which wasn't very clear to me - and contacted the director of the hospital, who I thought might have some reservations about my request to photograph these things.

dinsdag 24 maart 2009

Michael Kontopoulos - Removal Studies

Removal Studies are a series of videos made using time-lapse photography. These videos are sleep studies that observe the reaction of the unconscious body to the negative stimulus of removing the covers.
The covers are removed by a machine that attaches to the bed and tugs a slight amount off in increments throughout the night. By studying the sleeping body, my aim was to capture something very honest and very animal about human beings. I was interested in this gesture of removal — and subsequently, exposure — and how it could function as a larger metaphor
Michael Kontopoulos - Removal Studies

Removal Studies (4)(03:21)

UCLA Department of Design|Media Arts
(Grad Gallery)

maandag 23 maart 2009

Simon Evans

Simon Evans delicate text-based works are collaged and assembled from prosaic materials including found paper, scotch tape, pencil shavings, colored pencil and white out. They describe a world poised between two poles of earnestness and irony. With his anxieties laid bare and his wry brand of melancholy, Evans presents us with a veritable laundry list of drawings that take the form of diagrams, charts, maps, lexicons, diary entries, inventories, cosmologies and epistolary entreaties that plunge the viewer into alternate states of pathos and hope.
source: PSFK


zondag 22 maart 2009

The Crest Hotel by Richard Dobson

Audio visual presentation which starkly depicts the harsh realities of living in Johannesburg's most notorious heighbourhood, Hillbrow.

The Crest Hotel by Richard Dobson
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zaterdag 21 maart 2009

Hartmut Stockter

The German artist Hartmut Stockter creates peculiar inventions – works that stage the human fascination of nature. They articulate a loss of nature, while simultaniously offering concrete tools to rediscover it.
One example is the work Plant Backpack. A backpack contains an oxygen mask, transferring fresh oxygen from the plants to the carrier, when walking around in the poluted air of the urban space. Or an earlier work, Listening to Birdsteps, where the spectator with a stethoscope is able to listen to birdsteps in a bird house. An example of how subtle his works can be.

vrijdag 20 maart 2009

Dmitry Bulnygin

Dmitry Bulnygin (db) Graduated from Novosibirsk Architectural Institute in 1990. Since that time up to date has been a freelance artist. In 1998 fire in the workshop annihilated all the previous works, details of installations, painting and etc. The entire archive being burned down, a new period started: video production (short films, video performances) became the basic activity of db as an artist. At the moment db is developing a video genre, provisionally named experimental documentary. This technique is based on the "high degree editing" which is done to express artistic ideas on the raw material of documentary every day footage. )
source: art.action

under dome, 2'30" (sound)

untitled (tennis), 2'50" (sound)

georgian songs (2006, 2:20 min.)

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