woensdag 31 maart 2010

Michael Zelehoski

Michael Zelehoski’s process begins by mining local locations for source materials that include scrap wood and furniture from buildings, houses and factories. Through the process of taking apart and rebuilding the physical objects, he brings the forgotten back to life in a new format, as a (re)constructed subject of the two dimensional artwork. Background spaces are filled in with carefully fitted pieces of wood, creating a solid two-dimensional plane in which the object is trapped in a parody of its former perspective.


dinsdag 30 maart 2010

Amelie von Wulffen

Beim ersten Blick auf Amelie von Wulffen's neue Arbeiten, glaubt man Zeuge eines intimen Berichts zu werden. Aber bald wird erkennbar, dass es ihr nicht um ungefilterte Bekenntnisse und den authentischen Ausdruck ihrer selbst geht. Vielmehr erscheint das Ich als eine Erfindung und sieht sich als eine Art leere Ikone in verschiedene kunsthistorische und biografische Szenarien geworfen. Die Künstleridentität ist nicht unmittelbar gegeben und kann nur vage angepeilt werden, droht sie doch immer, sich in einer unübersichtlichen Vielheit zu verlieren. Hinter jeder Maske kommt eine weitere Maske zum Vorschein; die von Amelie von Wulffen bis zur Redundanz getriebene Selbststilisierung kann auch als Kommentar zu den Ich-Performances des neoliberalen Alltags gelesen werden.

maandag 29 maart 2010

Frank und Patrik Riklin - Null Stern Hotel

Null Stern Hotel – where the essence of hospitality can be expressed and experienced

Mission Statement
Null Stern Hotel – where the only star is you

Null Stern Hotel is an art installation in a Swiss nuclear bunker converted into an "eco-luxury" hotel.

Null Stern Hotel is an invention by the Swiss concept artists
Frank and Patrik Riklin from the Atelier für Sonderaufgaben (studio for special works) in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

The “Null Stern experience” is tailored to fulfill guest priorities, needs and expectations through innovative, value-oriented and functional lodging. Null Stern Hotel finds its roots and values at the core of today’s world of changing economic, ecological and social environments. The objective is to offer a “second life” to real estate locations by transforming them into profitable, sustainable and community-oriented business opportunities. The Null Stern spirit not only embodies Freedom and Independence by using existing resources but also involves members of the local community at every level.

Null Stern Hotel / Zero Star Hotel (05:24)
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Null Stern Hotel Teufen (06:23)

zondag 28 maart 2010

Det Perfekte menneske - Perfect Human - Jorgen Leth 1967

In the 1967 Jorgen Leth created a film entitled The Peferct Human. In the documentary The Five Obstructions the Danish film director Lars Von Trier assigns his former teacher, Jorgen Leth, to remake his classic film. The Perfect Human Bombay is one of five films Jorgen Leth re-creates throughout the documentary, the end result of an assigment to remake The Perfect Human in one of the roughest places on earth, Bombay's red-light district. Leth has created more than 40 films maintaining an experimental approach to the medium. Jorgen Leth is also a poet and writer, and has published volumes of poetry and four non-fiction books.

Det Perfekte menneske - Perfect Human - Jorgen Leth 1967 (13:00)
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The Perfect Human Bombay (05:41)
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The Perfect Human Cuba (05:05)
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The Perfect Human Brussel (05:01)
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The Perfect Human Cartoon (04:54)
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The Perfect Human Obstruction #5 (05:06)
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The Perfect Human: lego obstruction (04:19)


zaterdag 27 maart 2010

chair whore...

de stoelenhoer

chair whore...
a blog about chairs
and nothing else

Robotic Self Healing Chair (04:34)
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vrijdag 26 maart 2010

Theo Watson : Auto Smiley - Computer vision smiley generator

Auto Smiley is a computer vision application that runs in the background while you work. The software analyzes your face while you are working and if it detects a smile it sends the the ascii smiley face letters “: )” as keyboard presses to the front most application. Auto Smiley has many uses from just straight up convenience to enforcing honesty in your online communication :)

Theo Watson : Auto Smiley - Computer vision smiley generator (03:08)
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donderdag 25 maart 2010

Dan Gluibizzi

Dan Gluibizzi :
I am not alone in being Internet obsessed. When I was in school I would go through the art section in the library looking at each book, not so much to learn about the artists or the history but in the hunt for the 'perfect image'. I search for images on the Internet in the same ways that I used the library.

Every year we each look at billions of images, filtered, processed, altered. We live in a mediated picture world. Experience, capture, post.

I love searching the Internet for "perfect images' those that have a possibility of transcending their time and place.

My recent works are collections of nudes culled from a wide range of websites - although most come from nudist and amateur adult sites.
my love for you is a stampede of horses. -Wednesday, March 24, 2010


woensdag 24 maart 2010

Simone Jones - Perfect Vehicle, 2006

Simone Jones’ Perfect Vehicle (2003-2006) is a three-wheeled machine, eleven-feet long, that contains sensors which monitor the breathing of its occupant to control its speed. A video of a filmed performance depicts its journey across the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Pathos surrounds the work as the vehicle inches its way across the surrealistic landscape, an anti-heroic and absurd gesture

Perfect Vehicle, 2006 (03:14)
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dinsdag 23 maart 2010

Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?

Obsessive Consumption represents a selection of three years of Bingaman-Burt's delightful ink drawings of sundry items. Accompanied by witty and insightful annotations, these drawings mock her own relationship with her purchases and put a personal face on the mass-produced items of our shared experience. Readers can catch a glimpse into the life of the artist from the collection, which includes wedding bands, a dog, a moving truck, handmade items from friends, Mississippi beer, Portland pizza, and lots of pens and drawing paper to support her drawing habit.
Design Directory

maandag 22 maart 2010

Michelle Teran - ”Buscando Al Sr. Goodbar”

In her works Michelle Teran (Canada) explores the interplay between social and media networks within urban environments.

Her project Buscando al Sr. Goodbar (2009) is a threefold tour through the Spanish town Murcia simultaneously taking place by bus as well as on Google Earth and YouTube.
Seated on a bus an audience debarks on a physical search for the locations and authors of various YouTube videos produced in the city. Whenever any such YouTube video discloses the geographical coordinates of where it was shot, the video becomes tagged onto Google Earth via a special software mapping system. The bus can be followed virtually on Google Earth while YouTube videos are screened on the bus itself. By entering the spaces where videos were produced, an intimate encounter occurrs between video makers and audience.
transmediale Award 2010

Interview with: Michelle Teran ...on paths of exposing urban media scapes

Los diminutos por bulerias (gipsy and drunk version)(01:51)
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zondag 21 maart 2010

Carts of Darkness

Murray Siple's feature-length documentary follows a group of homeless men who have combined bottle picking with the extreme sport of racing shopping carts down the steep hills of North Vancouver. This subculture depicts street life as much more than the stereotypes portrayed in mainstream media. The film takes a deep look into the lives of the men who race carts, the adversity they face and the appeal of cart racing despite the risk. Shot in high-definition and featuring tracks from Black Mountain, Ladyhawk, Vetiver, Bison, and Alan Boyd of Little Sparta.

Carts of Darkness, Murray Siple, 2008,(59:34)
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zaterdag 20 maart 2010

Mel Bochner

Mel Bochner :
I'm often asked if these paintings are meant to be funny. Am I trying to be funny? That question always reminds me of the following exchange in Martin Scorcese's film "Goodfellas" between Henry, played by Ray Liotta, and Tommy, played by Joe Pesci:

Henry: You're really funny.

Tommy: What do you mean funny? You mean funny " ha ha"? You mean funny the way I talk? What?

Henry: It's just… you know. You're just funny.

Tommy: Funny how? What's funny about it? Tell me how I'm funny? Funny like a clown? I amuse you? I'm here to fucking amuse you? What do you mean, funny? How am I funny?

Henry: You know, how you tell a story.

Tommy: No, I don't know. You said it. You said I'm funny. How am I funny? What the fuck is so funny about me? Tell me what's funny.

Henry: Get the fuck out of here, Tommy.

Tommy: Motherfucker! I almost had you there.



Mel Bochner "Blah, Blah, Blah" (00:51)
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vrijdag 19 maart 2010

John Strutton

Since 1999 John Strutton’s practice has taken the form of drawing, installation, video/animation and performance. The work often uses the strategy of accrual to deal with a visual form of veneration and cultural reclamation. The resulting installations, of paintings, drawings and objects become a kind of makeshift memorial, an ex-voto offering where nostalgia becomes a form of revenge. The sedimentary process creates a convoluted cosmos of effigies, mandalas, portraits and trophies, a graveyard whose architecture is sustained by anxiety.

I sent you a message but you did not respond
John Strutton and Lucy Pawlak, 10:18 min, video, sound, colour, looped, 2009.

donderdag 18 maart 2010

Gelitin - ABC You and Me

Gelitin - ABC You and Me, 02:14, 2005 Cast: Leandro Ehrlich, Alsa Gangxia, Chinese Countryside Schoolkids Filmed in China
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woensdag 17 maart 2010

Petrit Halilaj

What is highly significant for us in this project is one short but representational voyage of an object carrying life and traveling from Runik to Prishtina. The trip is symbolic. The bigger part of Petrit Halilaj's life and the life of the majority of the population of this country, is marked by relocation and displacement: forced to seek shelter from his home and village during the escalation of long occupation and war; deportation; returning home after the war; traveling away from his home and country for continuing his education; finding that home can be almost anywhere where you find love; successfully continuing his work in a very challenging international context and departing in a continuous quest for a better life for all.

But, what about moving chicken form a beautiful peripheral village in Kosova to the capital city, a symbolic and illustrative for the direction of the relocation and internal migration in this project of a new country? Are the chicken a part of this caravan of aimed success and upgrade of our lives? Will they survive or will they be left behind, or will they return back home? What else will be left behind and lost? Is this a new test of the survivability of spaceflight before manned space missions were attempted?

source: Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina

Petrit Halilaj Art
30 ottobre 2009 (02:57)
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