maandag 31 mei 2010

Louise Bourgeois, Artist and Sculptor, Is Dead

Louise Bourgeois, the French-born American artist who gained fame only late in a long career, when her psychologically charged abstract sculptures, drawings and prints had a galvanizing effect on younger artists, particularly women, died on Monday at the Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. She was 98.
NYT Art Beat

Justin Kemp

Justin Kemp is a young artist living in Northampton, Massachussets. His website contains all his video and photo works since 2007 and it definetely worth a visit. From Youtube remixes to Photoboot portraits, Kemp’s work ironically plays with contemporary web culture, using its visual language as raw material for new creations.
source: random-magazine

anticipating toast pop-up 2010 (02:57)
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zondag 30 mei 2010

Esben Tønnesen - Little man, the way girls are

A little man learns about the ways of girls in this endearing short by Danish filmmaker Esben Tønnesen.

Little man, the way girls are (2006) (11:00)
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Die Blechtrommel - Oskar und Maria (remix)
Volker Schlöndorff (1997)

zaterdag 29 mei 2010

Dennis Hopper, has died aged 74.

Dennis Hopper, one of the movie world's great outlaws, has died aged 74.

Dennis Hopper: a life in pictures

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Jessica Hess

Jessica Hess : Rather than elegance or grandeur, my focus lies in structure, simplicity, and decay. In practice I work with photographs, which serve as both a reference and a starting point. My work develops from an accumulation of images and impressions of urban, industrial, and abandoned architecture. All street art evidences creative traffic and the time invested by others on my otherwise lonely subjects, adding color and excitement to otherwise dull locations. In reworking and transforming these locations my paintings further this collaboration of time, structure, and surface.

fecalface : Kevin Cyr and Jessica Hess

vrijdag 28 mei 2010

Silent - Chandler B. McWilliams

Silent is a two minute video created by combining frames from five classic silent films: Metropolis, Faust, Nosferatu, The Holy Mountain, and The Dragon Painter and put to the music of Charles Ives‘ Hallowe’en. The frames are chosen by custom software that compares data from each of the film’s soundtracks with the data from Ives’ music.

The software analyzes each film and records the audio (FFT) data and timecode for each frame. The final video is generated by processing an input soundtrack, in this case Hallowe’en, and finding the frames of film whose audio best fits that of the soundtrack.

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donderdag 27 mei 2010

Ena Swansea

Since 1990, Ena Swansea has developed her own unique technique, in which she builds up on the canvas a solid graphite ground, a palpable layer of dense metallic texture that serves as pictorial base, background and preparatory stage, theatrical as well as practical. This surface is not just some hyper-chic special priming for the canvas, however; rather it’s a key element in the optical mechanism of the picture, both dominant and subservient to the subsequent deployment of overlying imagery.

The potency of these paintings arises from the contrast and confluence of the two layers, graphite below and a lighter, delicate application of paint above, which creates an ambiguous space of figurative traces, a shimmer of meaning easy to "read" yet tipped to dissolve into a shiny darkness. The graphite element is highly attractive in itself, almost edible in its tactile physicality, especially that thick lip that sticks over the unprimed linen edge. Much pleasure is granted simply by the stroke of paint across lead, the texture of the two as an abstract element, comparable to the rewards of Günther Förg’s oil wash over dense lead sheet.

source: artnet - Adrian Dannatt



In Conversation
Ena Swansea with Irving Sandler

woensdag 26 mei 2010

"play" David Kaplan/Eric Zimmerman

PLAY imagines a not-too-distant future where video games have become indistinguishable from reality. These fully immersive games are nested inside each other like Russian Dolls – each new game emerging from another and connecting backwards with increasing complexity. The players of these strange game worlds must confront a new state of “playing” where the distinction between the real and the virtual blurs and their true identities are called into question. When it is impossible to tell where life ends and the game begins, only one question matters: Are you playing? A collaboration between writer/director David Kaplan and game designer Eric Zimmerman, commissioned by the Independent Television Series (ITVS) as a part of their ongoing series FutureStates.
source: David Kaplan

"play" (19:13)
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Augmented reality

Augmented Reality/Penn State Web 2009

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Augmented Reality: Artistic Explorations
4 Juni, 13:00-18:00
V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam
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dinsdag 25 mei 2010

Philippe Cognée

A cinquante ans, Philippe Cognée compte parmi les peintres majeurs de la scène artistique française. Depuis près de vingt ans, il mène une exploration de la notion de regard, d'image et de mémoire. Ses toiles à la cire, à l'aspect flou si caractéristique, posent la question de la condition de l'homme moderne et, au-delà témoignent d'une réflexion sur la notion de «sujet» et les rapports entre figuration et abstraction.




maandag 24 mei 2010

Nate Hill

Nate Hill : My work right now is about trying to see outside myself and not be such a self-centered artist and person. Yes I want fame, as many of us do, but I want it for a good reason. I want to deserve it and have it bedstowed upon me as a reward for hard work.

From when I began art making around 2002, I was selfish and insecure. I horded my taxidermy sculptures and refused to give them away or attempt to sell them rigorously. I think it was because I was afraid I could not repeat them, and also because I could not trust how the buyer would appreciate them. My work today is a response to this insecurity. I’ve learned to let go of my gifts and trust that there will be more to come.
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Chinatown Garbage Tour

The Rogue Taxidermist (01:46)
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zondag 23 mei 2010

Men in Grey

00:04:46 H1606: Officer Protocol trainee document

"Men in Grey" (04:47) (be patient while buffering)
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zaterdag 22 mei 2010

Ireneusz Walczak

Walczak creativity brings to mind Heideger 'being-here-here' and 'being-in the world'. Chaos and volatility of the situation in the real world (a series of 'small fields' paintings), combined with being authentic as possible only in situations beyond the mainstream, 'to stand beside' and the overview of the distance (the human form of the center of the composition). Ireneusz Walczak managed to capture the simultaneity of these perspectives and show the man in the whole spectrum of his existential situation. Artist put in the work presented in the question of identity, for which there is no clear answer or formula. Each alone is responsible for their own identity, for your choices, building a sense of life.
The issue of identity implies a fundamental existential issues - decision making, time, memory, demonstrating the continuing process of continuous self development, continuous reinterpret own 'me' under the influence of these circumstances. Ireneusz Walczak Painting is a kind of psychoanalysis of contemporary man. The presence of body image in the artist in an era of digitization, which seems to invalidate them, remind us of its type in the human identity.
baltic-gallery - Roman Lewandowski (translated)

vrijdag 21 mei 2010

Suzana Richle

Suzana Richle verliess die Welt des Theaters, weil ihr dort der Graben zwischen Publikum und Bühne zu gross war. Die bildende Kunst bietet ihr die nötige Offenheit, um ihre Vorstellungen realisieren zu können.
Sie erschafft in ihren Arbeiten einerseits offene, nicht explizit als Kunst gekennzeichnete Systeme. Andererseits hält sie den Konstanten Raum und Zeit individualisierte Erzählungen entgegen. Ein Spannungsfeld, in dem sie meist mit den Mitteln der Aktionskunst agiert.
: Die Letzte Diplompublikation 2008 (PDF)



zimmer mit einschlafender tapete 2007 (00:52)
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donderdag 20 mei 2010

Digital Ashtray

Jack Greer :
Digital ashtray came about for a couple reasons – I wanted to create a website that could be a sort of ‘dump’ for all my photographs that weren’t necessarily going to see the world outside of my desk. I also happened to have a domain name because my father asked me what I would like my website to be called (if I ever decided to make one) back when I was in 9th grade (first year of high school). I told him “digital ashtray” because it seemed fitting for a place to create an online portfolio of sorts


woensdag 19 mei 2010

Bob's Bird Blog in 3D

Sparrows and Chickadees and Nuts, Oh My!

The chickadee has some competition. Today, we saw a second (avian) species: a sparrow.It checks the place out twice, but later the chickadee comes a-callin’ and eats some of the junk I had dumped in there. (I put them in because three years ago, my lovely wife read that chickadees will clean debris out of a bird house, and I was hoping to give one the opportunity to both perform for the camera and bond with the location.) I thought it was all just wood chips but apparently there was something edible in there: a nut or fragment of an acorn, perhaps.


rainbowsymphonystore - 3dglasses

quick and easy way to make actuall 3d glasses

3D Sparrows and Chickadees and Nuts, Oh My! (01:33)

2D Sparrows and Chickadees and Nuts, Oh My! (01:33)

Werkgroep Slechtvalk Nederland (dutchcams)

dinsdag 18 mei 2010

Julião Sarmento

Julião Sarmento has developed a multi-media visual language, combining film, video, sound, painting, sculpture and installation. His work often deals with issues of complex interpersonal relationships in which themes such as psychological interaction, sensuality, voyeurism and transgression are utilized. Sarmento has exhibited extensively worldwide since 1979.
Witte de With


Sean Kelly Gallery

Julião Sarmento: Flashback (2000) Excerto II (04:07)
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