maandag 30 november 2009

Elina Merenmies

Elina Merenmies art in general :
The point of departure for Merenmies' art is the unconscious spiced with the nightmares and surrealist stories we encounter on a daily basis in the movies, TV and comics.
In her pictures customarily innocent cartoon characters and assorted bright toys are transformed into nightmarish monsters with fangs and blood dripping from their mouths, ripping out the heart of another strange creature.
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

newarttv : Tapping the Dream Tree: Elina Merenmies at Scandinavia House.

galleri bo bjerggaard

stop for a moment
painting as narrative

zondag 29 november 2009

Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany

Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war.

Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard.

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zaterdag 28 november 2009

Serial Killers

Take Our Serial Killer Quiz!
We’ve compiled a quiz for the twisted of mind. Serial Killers have been the subject of fascination for a number of years due to the severity of their crime and why they did it. Serial Killers are some of the most interesting individuals ranging from the straight psycho crazy to the conservative type. There’s even a new hype of serial killer items for sale like paintings, pictures, and actual murder evidence for sale known as "Murderbilia."

So with all the hype, do you know your serial killers?
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serialkiller magazine

from: Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)(02:00)


vrijdag 27 november 2009

Martin Le Chevallier

Peu avant pâques 2009, Martin Le Chevallier a retrouvé chez lui un drapeau européen modifié par une présence inattendue: le visage d'un homme barbu et endormi apparaît au centre du cercle d'étoiles.
L'artiste, qui déclare avoir vainement cherché une explication rationnelle à cette transformation, affirme que la seule réponse possible est qu'il s'agit là d'une apparition miraculeuse du visage du Christ.
« Je ne suis ni croyant ni mystique, dit-il, mais j'ai dû vaincre mon scepticisme et me rendre à l'évidence: il s'agit d'un message divin adressé à l'Europe. Ce visage, qui est comme auréolé par la constellation européenne, vient nous démontrer que l'identité de l'Europe est profondément chrétienne. »
Afin d'apporter à l'Europe ce « message d'apaisement et d'espoir », il a décidé de se rendre en procession à Bruxelles, afin de présenter aux institutions européennes le drapeau miraculé. Une châsse-reliquaire a ainsi été réalisée pour le transport de la relique à dos d'homme.

The Holy Flag
miracle (parodic project 2009)(02:12)
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donderdag 26 november 2009

Graham Gillmore

Graham Gillmore’s paintings and works on paper employ layer upon layer of text, imagery, ideas, memories. They reveal deliberate obfuscations and willful misunderstandings. He describes his works as incorporating “multi layered texts, palmpests [sic] of memory, revisions, cancellations, second thoughts.” Dion Kliner writes “One of the things Gillmore uncovers with his erroneous juxtapositions and mischievous word play is the notion of sub-text, of some idea, some thing or some text buried within another. Look, even at his misspelling of ‘palimpsest,’ which he makes ‘palimpests’.... By pairing it with ‘memory,’ Gillmore insinuates a more accurate sense of the persistence and pestiness that memory can truly be, especially in affairs of the heart.” (Kliner, catalogue essay).

woensdag 25 november 2009

Clara 2.0 (the polite robot thereminist)

Clara was created by Sarah Angliss, a musician, sound artist and tinkerer, to play the theremin.
In Sarah’s own words:
Named in honour of the original theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore,
Clara 2.0 is a robot doll who can play the theremin live. I call her the ‘polite robot thereminist’ as she listens to a line from another player and moves her dolly arm to bring her own theremin in perfect tune.
: robotliving

Clara 2.0 (the polite robot thereminist)(07:07)

dinsdag 24 november 2009

Hikaru Miyakawa

Teilweise grenzt ihr Werk an die Definitionen von Kunst und Design, wie beispielsweise in den verfremdeten Taschen des allzu bekannten Louis Vuitton Monogramm- Designs. Typische Modefotografien arbeitet sie in mühsamer Stickerei nach, die an die traditionellen japanisch-floralen Stoffe erinnern. Neben Objekten bringt Hikaru Miyakawa ebenso Malereien hervor, die sich vor allem mit menschlichen Schicksalen beschäftigen. Ein präziser und in fotorealistischen Sequenzen ausgearbeiteter Stil zeigt beispielsweise Unfälle oder menschliche Tragödien. Auch Vögel haben als Motiv eine große Bedeutung in ihren Arbeiten. Von Federn, bis lediglich Bildausschnitte, als auch ganze Skulpturen - Anmut und Abstraktion stehen in harmonischer Beziehung zueinander Das Werk könnte als selektives Abbild der Welt aufgefasst werden und somit eine Definitionssicherheit und damit eine Benennung der Dinge über den Moment hinaus in Frage stellen. In nüchterner Präsentation greifen die Arbeiten den Beobachter auf einer sehr emotionalen Ebene.
source: Galerie Oel-Früh

Exposition "WONDER BANG!" Tokyo 2009 (03:49)
Ludovic Jecker / Rumi Kawamura / Camille Laurelli / Mario Maffei / Luc Mattenberger / Hikaru Miyakawa / Gianni Motti / Georges Rey / Yann Vanderme

Curation: Hikaru Miyakawa

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maandag 23 november 2009

Cellulose Meeting Pods by Paul Coudamy

A designer paying tribute of cardboard’s green factor is Architect Paul Coudamy from France. Coudamy’s eco-friendly design is the Cellolose, a meeting pod made of cardboard. Looking at the photos, the cellulose has the ability to hold up to 4 people or so making it a perfect venue for small meetings or casual talk.

zondag 22 november 2009

Andrei Tarkovsky:Ivanovo detstvo (la infancia de Ivan 1962)

12-year old Ivan works as a spy at the eastern front. The small Ivan can cross the German lines unnoticed to collect information. Three Soviet officers try to take care of this boy-child.

la infancia de Ivan (1:30:38) spanish subs
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Discusión sobre la crítica acerca de
La infancia de Iván por Jean-Paul Sartre

zaterdag 21 november 2009

The Louvre invites Umberto Eco: “Mille e tre"

Having extended an invitation to Umberto Eco, who chose to work on a theme described as “The Infinity of Lists”, the Louvre presents an exhibition of ancient and contemporary graphic works, as well as around 20 multidisciplinary events in the auditorium and the rooms of the museum.
The exhibition “Mille e tre” traces the evolution of the concept of a list through history and examines how its meaning changes with the passage of time: from its ancient use in funerary traditions to its present-day use in everyday life, via the creative processes of contemporary artists, the list is a vehicle for cultural codes and the bearer of different messages.

Curator(s) : Marie-Laure Bernadac, Curator in Charge, Special Advisor on Contemporary Art, Musée du Louvre

SPIEGEL Interview with Umberto Eco

vrijdag 20 november 2009

Nicole Awai

Nicole Awai :
I am focused primarily on two things, multiplicity of perspective (the many at once) and the elasticity of time . . . which stretches and bounces back and forth in our complex, collective human psyche. History dissolves, evaporates, and reconstitutes constantly and all at once, making the postcolonial predicament immediate and ephemeral, distant and perpetual. The shift space, the ooze, the place in between, is where meaning is elucidated and compounded all at once.
source: Artist Statement:
brooklynmuseum (no works)


donderdag 19 november 2009

'Deluxe Paint' animations from the early 1990's

'Deluxe Paint' (02:48)
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De Amiga 500 (ook mijn eerste PC 1990)
De Commodore liefhebbers uit de jaren 80 wilden net als heden te dage natuurlijk steeds meer computerpower. Na verloop van tijd namen zij geen genoegen meer met de 8-bits CPU’s. Helaas was de oorspronkelijke Amiga 1000 bij de introduktie erg duur en wachtten veel mensen in eerste instantie toch nog een tijdje af met een nieuwe aankoop. Gelukkig werd dit wachten beloond en introduceerde Commodore al snel daarna de Amiga 500 als gedoodverfde opvolger van de C64/128 lijn.
source: Ron van Schaik

WWF (01:27)
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Hanco Kolk & Peter de Wit - Mannetje en Mannetje - 1992 (no embed)

via:Rhizome/John Michael Boling ( more animations!!)

woensdag 18 november 2009

Simon Faithfull

Since he was a child, Simon Faithfull has suffered from “a melancholy awareness that I was tethered to this mundane realm. Like many young boys I was annoyed to find out that other things could fly and I couldn’t. Flies could even walk on ceilings! That didn’t seem fair.”
telegraph/Helen Brown (Jul 2009)

Escape Vehicle No 6, Simon Faithfull (2004) youtube

The internationally renowned artist has been commissioned to create art for Reading
Manchester news)

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