vrijdag 30 september 2011

John Wynne - Installation for 300 speakers, pianola and vacuum cleaner 2009


John Wynne's untitled installation for 300 speakers, pianola and vacuum cleaner is at once monumental, minimal and immersive. It uses sound and sculptural assemblage to explore and define architectural space and to investigate the borders between sound and music. There are three interwoven sonic elements: the ambient sound of the space in which it is installed, the notes played by the piano, and a computer-controlled soundtrack of synthetic sounds and gently-manipulated notes from the piano itself. Because none of these elements are synchronized, the composition never repeats.

Integrating composed sounds along with the sounds of the pianola, and in correspondence with the acoustical play of the space and the exterior environment, the installation is a sort of live organic composition of varying input and output.
source:
EXPERIMEDIA | Sound Objects

saatchi-gallery

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donderdag 29 september 2011

Simon Laureyns




de speelse, nu eens cartoonachtige en dan weer ruimtelijk-geometrisch aandoende doeken van Simon Laureyns.
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woensdag 28 september 2011

Eva Lis




Eva Lis:
"In my work I explore issues of globalization and consumerism and constructions of morality in relation to their socio-political setting.

I am interested in how human instincts for domination and supremacy are manifested in western society and how these tendencies operate within the rules of our sanitized culture."
source:
wooloo.org

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Parade of the denizens was an innovative site specific art project created by eva lis in collaboration with ed pien.
the horse drawn caravan toured around the m25


dinsdag 27 september 2011

Maya Ciarrocchi - I’m Nobody! Who are You? (2011)


I’m Nobody! Who are You? is comprised of a series of life-sized video portraits projected side by side. Each subject was asked to gaze into the camera for a period of time while his or her portrait was recorded. There is a subtle, but visible, shift in the emotional response of the subject which varies according to personality and comfort level. Their countenance evolves over time for an imagined viewer through the lens of the objective, ever present, camera. For the viewer the tension of watching and being watched only subsides when he or she allows for a state of suspension away from place, time and narrative construct. The title of the work adopted from the Emily Dickinson poem of the same name, refers to the question of identity and whether the mediated image can adequately reflect the reality of the subject.
source:
Maya Ciarrocchi

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us -don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.
How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!
-Emily Dickinson


Examiner.com

Ballston-VirginiaSquarePatch

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maandag 26 september 2011

Rasha Kahil




Rasha Kahil identifies with her works one on one and has gradually gained acclaim in international circles for her almost suspiciously accurate honesty.

Her art comes in many shapes and sizes, from photography to erotic fiction and video form. Her signature has become the ability to capture life’s awkward, non-glam yet truthful moments that most of us don’t really like to talk about. What’s privacy in the 21st century anyways, you may ask. Well, I don’t know how many of us would be willing to photograph the period bloodstains on our bed sheets in the morning or admit their beauty for that matter. Lebanese Rasha Kahil does, playing with notions of the conventional in such a manner that would make most people blush. Her great love of sex and sexual encounters materializes in the shape of the naked human body, which ultimately strips the soul as well.
source:
eve without adam.

artforum

lpmag

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zondag 25 september 2011

Collier Schorr




Forty years ago, at age four, Collier Schorr accompanied her father on a photo shoot of Snyder and his car, a classic 1967 “Ko-Motion” Corvette. In one of life’s routine, vicious ironies, by the time the story hit newsstands a few months later, Snyder had been killed overseas. To approach this loss, Schorr—who usually works in photography—began drawing figures from pictures taken by her father at the track and by Snyder in Vietnam. The rough, partial renderings evince an aching intimacy. Juxtaposed with these adumbrations are several tranquil, scenic large-format photographs, three of which are from a series titled “Arrangements,” in which Schorr has tied together flowers culled from different gardens in Germany. The resultant still lifes are arresting memorials, simultaneously evoking the utopia of multicultural brotherhood and the enforced, violent “community” of the concentration camp.
source:
303gallery - David Velasco (Artforum)

Collier Schorr on the Art21

Collier Schorr Photographs Blair Wrestling Team (youtube - 06:58)

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zaterdag 24 september 2011

Judy Rushin




Judy Rushin:
"My main source of exploration is architectural space -- the artificial creation of inside/outside, passage, encroachment, and barrier. Architectural frameworks combine with playground structures – which are formally similar but functionally and symbolically opposite -- to explore the movement of open planes and spaces while teasing the viewer with childhood reveries. The tension between “abstract” and “real” creates a realm for observing distortions in our perception of personal history, chronology, and remembered space.

My primary focus is painting, but I use a variety of media to explore the possibilities in this theme. This movement between media energizes the simple joy and free play at the heart of my creative process."
source:
Florida State University

Entering the Carapace: An Exhibition That Shelters
kickstarter: Funding Successful


vrijdag 23 september 2011

Adad Hannah - The Russians (2011)




A new body of videos and photographs by Adad Hannah produced in Russia.

Taking as his inspiration the early 20th Century work of Sergeii Prokudin-Gorskii, the Russian pioneer of colour photography, Hannah traveled to Russia in the summer of 2010 to begin recording small slivers of Russian life in videos and photographs. Having returned from this trip with hours of footage and hundreds of photographs, it took over a year to arrive at the final selection of moving and still images. This body of work exists somewhere between the candid documentary snapshots of Robert Frank, the highly staged images of Jeff Wall, and the mid 19th century parlour pastime of tableaux vivants. Somewhat less controlled than his previous videos, Hannah’s subjects pulse with life even as they try to remain still.
source:
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain

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donderdag 22 september 2011

Sigalit Landau - Salted Lake, 2011


I made shoes covered in heavy salt crystals by suspending them in the saline waters of the Dead Sea. After this, I took them to a frozen lake in the middle of Europe and placed them on the ice. Each shoe melted a big hole in the ice. At night, they finally fell and drowned in the freshwater lake. From the heights of the 3rd strata of the pavilion, they fall and dive downwards burdened with history and gravity. I shot the video in Poland, in the revolutionary city of Gdansk, to create a work that touches upon collective memory and pain.
source:
Sigalit Landau

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woensdag 21 september 2011

We Expect a Riot




Nous sommes un collectif liquide composé d'agents dispersés sur le globe.

1
Les agents assurent la chaîne de conception/production de chaque projet.

2
Les projets doivent pirater, saboter et envisager le monde.

3
Tout ce qui nous appartient ici, ne nous appartient plus.


We Expect a Riot

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dinsdag 20 september 2011

Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri




Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri have cited Fluxus artist Robert Filliou in his assertion that "art is what makes life more interesting than art" since initiating their collaboration in 1999. The two artists (who also maintain individual practices) consistently seek to fulfill this maxim, entertaining the possibility of a compelling and committed aesthetic practice that might adequately respond to the magnitude of historical events. In so doing, they have eluded conventional categories such as cultural activism or political engagement, using poetic disruptions and fragmentary discursive elements to survey a slippery terrain of ambiguous intentions and conceptual meanderings.
source:
2010 Artforum International Magazine (PDF)


Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri Presentation youtube(07:30)



maandag 19 september 2011

Ko Siu Lan




Everyday ready words and slogans are at the center of her art process. Ko Siu Lan's works create systems that embody multiple layers of perceptions. The works are suggestive of political and ideological incoherency but offer a conceptual openness in sense-making depending on space, chance, and the viewers' physical and mental participations. The messages and objects are constantly in play and meanings in flux.
source:
UnDo.Net


Culture minister calls for re-installation of 'censored' art work 14/02/2010

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