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the weather project

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an inspiring (and overwhelming) work has been installed in the tate modern's turbine hall [a 500ft x 115ft space]: the weather project by olafur eliasson. the size of the installation itself is amazing (especially since it is indoors), and the atmosphere created by the large sun-like mass of mono-frequency lamps, a ceiling length mirror, and the ever present haze caused people to either stare in awe, sit, or lay down when i visited it (see picture).

link:
understanding the project

"In this installation, The Weather Project, representations of the sun and sky dominate the expanse of the Turbine Hall. A fine mist permeates the space, as if creeping in from the environment outside. Throughout the day, the mist accumulates into faint, cloud-like formations, before dissipating across the space. A glance overhead, to see where the mist might escape, reveals that the ceiling of the Turbine Hall has disappeared, replaced by a reflection of the space below. At the far end of the hall is a giant semi-circular form made up of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps. The arc repeated in the mirror overhead produces a sphere of dazzling radiance linking the real space with the reflection. Generally used in street lighting, mono-frequency lamps emit light at such a narrow frequency that colours other than yellow and black are invisible, thus transforming the visual field around the sun into a vast duotone landscape."

the artist presented his work at the tate modern on november 18th. view the webcast (real media player needed).



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  • //////////////////////''''''''''''''''''' ''''';;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;...more
    - [ben]
  • all I can say to that is: ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||-|||...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I think that scale in and of itself can be a very intriguing medium. This goes...more
    - [stargrazer]

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the forest for the trees

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in edinburgh there exists a forest: a self-funded, not-for-profit arts café and exhibition space, run and staffed by a collective of volunteers. the forest is an inspiring experiment in arts, food, public space & forum, entertainment, sustainablity, and community. the space the forest (housed in a former church) maintains a gallery, a café/bar, and a gathering area to eat/ sleep /study /converse. it is staffed by volunteers and entirely funded by the food sold off of their menu (the most expensive dish costs £3.50), all of which is either vegetarian or vegan, as well as fairly traded and ethically produced. sound too good to be true? the forest also provides:

Free Bike Hire : passport or credit card deposit required
Free Sewing Machine : just in case
Free Broadband Internet Access : limited to 15mins only when there is a queue
Free Event Space : Host anything, see anything, all for nothin'
Free Workshops : and any event you or your friends wish to have
Ride Share Board : don't like it here, go someplace else
Multi Media Facilities : Super8, 16mm, video and computer projection available
Swap Board : change something old into something new
Open Decks : just ask!
Grants : up to £100 for worthy projects just submit a proposal

those that i talked with were quite interested in OCC as well as creating a dialogue between the two groups. they welcomed OCC's publication, jowai, and encouraged us to enter films in their film festival, and welcomed submissions for exhibition.

 



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  • but do they toss the caber?
    - [stargrazer]
  • i do
    - [ben]

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all barney no rubble

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matthew barney's five film, six (plus) hour long, 8 year, multimedia cremaster cycle is coming to the detroit film theater (detroit institute of arts) this friday, october 31st, through sunday, november 2nd.

dubbed "the most important artist of his generation," by the new york times; barney has been hailed quite the opposite by many critics as well, because of his films "solipsism, banal masculine trials, and sleep-inducing longueurs."

it must be said however, that few artists have ever gone as far as barney has gone as a sculptor, or let alone a film maker. who else has succesfully combined a retired bond girl, the ilse of man, two goodyear blimps, richard serra, a hungarian opera, bronco stadium, the chrysler building in nyc, and installations made of petroleum jelly into one cohesive avant-garde film series whose title comes from the muscle that controls the rising and lowering of the testicles?

other important upcoming screenings:

Nov 5–19,  Columbus, OH – Wexner Center for the Arts
Nov 7–13,  Manchester, England – The Cornerhouse
Nov 7–17,  Chicago, IL – Doc Films

http://www.cremaster.net



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  • I'd love to see this, but it is being shown in Detroit on one of the busiest wee...more
    - [nick]
  • yes they are planning on releasing it in it's entirety in a dvd set. or you can...more
    - [ben]
  • cremaster cycle, i love it! after seeing this work, i think my own have finally...more
    - [Ande]
  • Oi. I, unfortunately, Have not much positive to say, other than I would really...more
    - [name not provided]
  • The scale of this project is impressive. The imagery (and intent, apparently) i...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • "more! more! more!" wait that was the pointer sisters.
    - [ben]
  • i saw #'s 5 and 2 the other day. i can say i enjoyed them a great deal, there wa...more
    - [ben]

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365 A PAGE IN MY BOOK

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MY Idea

A Page In My Book

365

my experiment

one year long

Creativity of all types

short stories, photos, art, poems, etc...

You have one page to fill with anything you desire

send your ideas to apageinmybook@hotmail.com

one submission will be picked daily for 365 days

 

 



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  • mary ann, i took a digital photo of your flyer. if you would like to post it to...more
    - [ben]
  • This is a great idea! Are there any other criteria (i.e. one page per contribut...more
    - [stargrazer]

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[FLAK] Detroit @ 00:00:55

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[FLAK] detroit, a Detroit, Michigan-based "cultural forum of creative individuals," presents Detroit @ 00:00:55, an evening of 55 second films this Friday, October 24th, at Cranbrook Art Museum.  This evening will feature dozens of 55 second films about Detroit. You'll see the work of several OCCers!

Doors at 6pm.  Movie at 7pm sharp.  CDs are for sale.  Other art by faculty and students will be having an opening reception.  Entry is $4 for students/seniors, $6 for the rest.

 


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  • julia and i got some feedback on the event: apparently it was a sold out show, a...more
    - [ben]
  • Congratulations on your inclusion in this event, Ben and Julia.
    - [stargrazer]

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my favorite f words

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f-off
recently i visited the manchester art gallery to see an exhibition by jim partridge, a UK woodworker. known for his furniture, vessels and site specific outdoor work, as well as his unconventional tools and treatments (chainsaws, blowtorches, and bleach), what struck me above all was his balance of form and functionality. architect louis sullivan is known for his famous quote, "form follows function," but for me creating a healthy balance between the two is more important. afterall, why not sit on something that looks nice too?
for more of mr. partridge's work, including some good looking benches, (which feel nice too- i sat on all of them), check out
comments on the above f words, or others?
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  • I would have to agree that a healthy balance needs to be maintained between form...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • Oh, and I forgot to mention my stapler and tape dispenser that I purchased from...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • Sometimes form swallows function. This is a sort of design deception (although...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Photo Exhibit Designed for the Blind

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Heard on NPR Tuesday Morning:

"An exhibit at London's Natural History Museum contains photographs that are meant to be touched. Artists created the tactile photos by utilizing a type of plastic in order to create texture which gives the sense of depth, light and shadow." [link to audio]

I'd be interested in getting your reactions to this audio piece.  You'll need either real audio or windows media to listen (but worth it).



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  • i have seen the earth from the air exhibit that they speak of in this piece (the...more
    - [ben]

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Everyone and No One

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I was so impressed with the four-panel mixed-media mural created by Fort Wendy's attendants that I have taken steps to preserve the finished pieces and present them mounted on masonite panels. If these are the first fruits of our collective labor and inspiration, then we have a bright future ahead!

Those of you checking out Ande's photo link will note that the panels are doubled over like potato chips (from just being painted on one side), so I gessoed the backs, which flattened them nicely. I also varnished the front surfaces to keep the pastel, charcoal, etc. from getting smudged. This had the added benefit of zinging up the color a bit and giving a slight gloss to the surface.

Once we get a few more collective pieces under our belts, we should seek out exhibit opportunities for the collective. They could combine group projects with individual pieces from collective members, or focus solely on group projects.

Thoughts?



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  • Peter - thank you for taking the time to save this work. I'm happy Ande was abl...more
    - [nick]
  • We can have what amounts to a permanent gallery online. I think that if...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i think for exhibitions they should be done with both ideas (group and solo work...more
    - [ben]
  • Lansing Art Gallery is booked through mid-2005, but they will likely do another...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • See the FLAK calls-for-entries for ideas.
    - [stargrazer]

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cinematic photography

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"Upon viewing Philip-Lorca diCorcia's photographs, you may think if you had been there at that moment, you could have taken the same photo. His photographs are ordinary yet abduct the viewer's imagination. Looking at one his images, we are encouraged to make up our own stories. Though the photos look simple to take, in reality each scene has been well choreographed by diCorcia long before the shutter has been clicked."

"...His photographs are not candids."

learn and view more at:



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  • I find it true what has been said of diCorcia's photographic style: that it draw...more
    - [pax]
  • since their respective creations, photography and film as mediums have constantl...more
    - [ben]
  • How about this: Truth is only opinions that are in agreement. Heck - thi...more
    - [nick]
  • consider the defini...more
    - [nick]
  • "Can truth be created...?" My mom says that truth fits two criteria:...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Detroit Through Our Eyes

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For those who will be in the Detroit area on July 12, the Bagley Housing Association is hosting a reception and auction to mark the last day of "Detroit Through Our Eyes: Visions of Southwest Detroit Captured on Film," which is a neighborhood photography project created through the eyes of the community. This will be the final day of the showing of these images at the Bagley Housing Association, 2715 Bagley Ave., Detroit. The reception is from 2pm-5pm. For more info, contact the Association at 313-967-9898.


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Jana Sterbak : From Here To There

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This looked like an interesting video installation concept from Jana Sterbak:

"Sterbak offers an installation consisting exclusively of video images, broadcast on a number of different screens. Unlike what we see in many of her previous works, the object which was often accompanied by a film or video document is absent here.

Composed of a series of segments of variable length, the work chronicles the adventures of Stanley the dog in the City of the Doges and, to a lesser extent, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the entryway for the first French explorers into what is now Canada.

We will never catch sight of the animal, however, since the images seen, along with the sound accompanying them (except, of course, the musical soundtrack that has been added), are captured by the young terrier himself, albeit unwillingly, by means of a tiny camera equipped with a recording device and a system for transmitting pictures and sound."

[ via text by Gilles Godmer  (pdf)]



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  • did Stanley the dog score the soundtrack as well?
    - [ben]
  • i believe it was bach...
    - [nick]
  • have you viewed any of the video? is there a site which has it?
    - [ben]
  • It looks like it is only viewable in the gallery. It is part of the "Artist's C...more
    - [nick]

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Iranian delight

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"The Dideh Art Gallery showcases contemporary Iranian art (mainly paintings). Some really beautiful and haunting pieces are featured on the site. A summary (and I mean a summary) of Iranian art history can be found here. Tavoos, "Iran's first bilingual art quarterly," is a good place to view current Iranian arts news and to browse past issues (doesn't look like they've archived too many issues, though).

Don't miss the site for the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. The permanent collection includes really impressive pieces by a number of artists, including Picasso, Dubuffet, Rosenquist, Warhol, Leger, Giacometti, and Bacon. (Hopefully, the days of these pieces aren't numbered.)"

[via artnotes]



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  • in response to a question nick posed several weeks ago, "What makes an online ex...more
    - [ben]
  • Raising public awareness of these collections before Iran becomes the enemy stat...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i couldn't agree with you more, peter. i just heard on NPR (BBC edition) this mo...more
    - [pax]
  • It's kind of silly, this whole Iranian business, because they have probably the...more
    - [name not provided]
  • There are huge segments of our societies that are just hell-bent on NOT understa...more
    - [stargrazer]

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lost futurist

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In downtown Philadelphia, there is an exhibit of the portfolio of a lost Michigan artist, Arthur Radebaugh. "From the mid-1930s onward, Radebaugh created radiant worlds filled with gleaming machines, sleek Art Deco skyscrapers and stylish robots. His space age but pragmatic inventions, from modular homes to be delivered by helicopter to jet-propelled commuter trains, all have a wild utopian sensibility that is now both nostalgic and magical." -- Jared Rosenbaum, Curator, Lost Highways Archive &Research Library They are seeking information for a book on Radebaugh, who is "elusive and nearly forgotten." They would like to know: Has anyone heard of Radebaugh, or can anyone recommend any collectors/galleries that might specialize in his type of art? They are looking for biographical information, copies of his works, originals, etc.. They will be traveling to Michigan to research the book, so any tips or insights would be appreciated. The exhibit can be viewed at http://www.losthighways.org/radebaugh.html.

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  • Stylish robots?
    - [stargrazer]
  • all: see 4/16/03s entry for prevous discussion: http://spaces.outsidecircle.com/...more
    - [ben]

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| t | h | e | _ | g | r | i | d |

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"the grid is not only something we can't get out of... it runs right through us, it dominates the way we look at the world around us." - dan cameron

npr's studio 360 tackles what probably every art student has found to be one of the most liberating and constricting things they were taught.

the show investigates the origin of the grid and how it can be applied not only to 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional visual spaces, but aural spaces as well. the grid, which is often misread as limiting those who function with and within it, is discussed here not only through it's rigid lines, but also the openness of its neccesity, practicality, and instinctual relationship that we share with it.

chuck close is the show's guest.

check out the audio archive of the show: http://www.wnyc.org/studio360/show.html



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  • The concept of the grid brings out the mathematical side of artistic thought and...more
    - [pax]
  • We did a design project with non-linear "grids." They were arrived at by cuttin...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • that's refreshing peter, freeing the composer of the initial binds that the grid...more
    - [ben]
  • Ben, sorry about the lag time -- It was in Professor Funk's 8-hour Design class,...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter, I'd be interested in seeing the results. Any chance you have that file o...more
    - [nick]
  • I've listened to this studio 360 show twice now... with a month or two to digest...more
    - [nick]
  • Uhh...it's on one of those Zip 100s. I may have a hard copy I can scan, though....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • yeah preetty cool stuff, huh? peter, if you can wait until i get back i can put...more
    - [ben]

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Science and Society Picture Library

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Lots of neat images for those interested in all sorts of stuff from yonder.

Seeing as I just had my wisdom teeth out yesterday, I got a kick out of a Phoenician denture, c 1000-210 BC in the health / medicine section.

"This bridge of the lower incisors is a copy of the only known specimen of a Phoenician denture. It was discovered in 1802 at Sidon in what is modern Lebanon. The denture consists of six ivory teeth bound together with a gold wire."

There is a lot to see at the Science and Society Picture Library.



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  • i wonder if someone will unearth my newly acquired silver fillings someday and p...more
    - [pax]
  • oldschool orthodontics. how did you hear of this site? i found a cool rendering...more
    - [ben]

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Online Exhibitions and Galleries

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Check out Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color from The Baltimore Museum of Art.

"Journey into a world of brilliantly colored Renaissance prints. What are painted prints? How were they made? What are they about? Why have we never seen them before? Explore an online gallery and zoom in on fascinating details."

 

Something to ponder while you are here:

There are obvious limitations to viewing physical art on the web such as the size of your monitor compared to the size of the artwork and lack of depth, and so on.

  • What makes an online exhibit or gallery enjoyable?


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  • For me, its really important to have the option of getting a close-up, or detail...more
    - [pax]
  • clarity, hi-resolution images, easy navigation.
    - [ben]
  • No matter how good your content is, if the photography or digital imaging is bad...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Good visual connectivity is important, too -- a consistency of format and presen...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Some sense of interaction. I just finished looking at an ealier posting re: ...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Aaron, one of the grad students at Kresge Art Center when I was a student, would...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Friday Nights @ the DIA

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Just a reminder - The Detroit Institute of Arts is open late on Fridays ( 6pm - 9pm).

They always have some special events planned - revolving around music, art, and food.



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Rocket Mailmen

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 I was pleased to come across this incredible collection of futuristic illustrations from A. C. Radebaugh at the Lost Highways in Philladelphia.  Apparently 14,000 large format negatives were aquired by the museum and they've gone to great lengths to restore his illustrations from the 1940's to 1970's.

One of my favorites is on the right... Rocket Mailmen.

What a different world we live in.

And Yes.  His first name was Art.



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  • beautiful negatives/positives gallery. i also can't wait for the day we have an...more
    - [ben]
  • There was a functional jetpack that was created years ago. It sometimes made a...more
    - [name not provided]
  • can't be good on the lawns either.
    - [ben]
  • I read a lot of sci-fi when I was young (no, really?) and one invention that I h...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nick, the Lansing Arts Council rceived an e-mail from the Lost Highways organiza...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nick, the Lansing Arts Council rceived an e-mail from the Lost Highways organiza...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter, I had originally stumbled upon Radebaugh's artwork through this website:...more
    - [nick]

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MONPA

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MONPA = Museum of Non Primate Art

Cats and birds being creative? or accidental?



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  • i think Manu's ability to talk should be noted here.... maybe dogs can paint too...more
    - [pax]
  • I have seen news pieces on both cats and elephants painting.
    - [stargrazer]
  • manu wants to be a scientist. not a painter. he yawns at the thought.
    - [ben]
  • His art lately tends to be similar to the Bird exhibit at MONPA. His muse is Ja...more
    - [nick]
  • ok, this is a bit of a leap from bird droppings and manu, but this discussion so...more
    - [pax]
  • Amy, the Gorilla who knew American Sign Language in the book "Congo" by Michael...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter... I think you may be on to something interesting. Memories are formed ou...more
    - [nick]
  • Gaia as artist? Consider humanity as the canvas and diseases as the brushes. S...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Viewing humanity/nature/earth history as process art is an interesting propositi...more
    - [stargrazer]

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nothingism restated

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many say, "nothing is sacred." I would alter this to say, "nothingness is sacred."

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  • It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep. --Chuang...more
    - [ben]
  • It was in my painting that I first embraced nothing, by blacking out large areas...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • For some time, I've been fascinated with the creation-destruction duality presen...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • There is a state of mind that I call "the Happy Empty." It is when the mind is...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • To me, nothing has taken on a visual identity as the "color" black...actually th...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Is nothing the cusp between creation and destruction? Or active/passive? Is no...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Is there even a possibility of nothing? Dust-motes whirl, seen and unseen. The...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nothing as the absence of something came home to me in a most personal way. Whe...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Large white rectangles -- the impassiviveness of a blank canvas, daydreaming tha...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Funny that blankness is so intimidating. An untouched canvas, the first word of...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Starting. Just initializing motion seems the most difficult thing for the artis...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nothingism is an invisible journal, where everything but the nature of the conte...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I have nothing to add.
    - [stargrazer]
  • Oh! Sorry to break the train of thought, but regarding nothingness, this summer...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Louis, break in any time you want. I'll try looking Ryman up.
    - [stargrazer]
  • Oh, do that. It's really neat stuff. I had thought, as I did with War...more
    - [name not provided]
  • That is the sign of successful art, I think. I have a little saying that (I thi...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • True. Such is the same for advertising. I often end up scolding myyself for be...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Or pointless jingles...or 70's classic rock lyrics...
    - [stargrazer]
  • I checked out Ryman, and was surprised to learn that he is the most likely inspi...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Interesting. I've never heard of it. Sounds very applicable. And, as...more
    - [name not provided]
  • My painting instructor had a great comeback to "my five year-old could paint tha...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nothing is now where I lay, for I have nowhere to go. And "nowhere" is quantifi...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Here's something to chew on. I was reading an essay today by Lucy Lippard, "The...more
    - [name not provided]
  • "...until we find you, nothing until we kiss you, nothing until we sin...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • john cage once said that all he knew about method was that when he was not worki...more
    - [ben]
  • Yes. For me, when I am painting, I suspend my intellect and let the paint deter...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • How many practitioners of abstraction (in art, in music, in film, etc.) have mad...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • If it is not art that comes from within -- if art comes uniquely from without --...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • What comes from within is unquantifiable -- raw emotional "data" that we assign...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • To create a non-symbolic visual experience, in paint. This does not mean that t...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • ...non-symbolism divorced from notions like irony or post-critical cleverness?...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Well, it's been a while, but I'd like to respond to a few thoughts: ...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Hi Louis,I wanted to respond, but I've had trouble posting from my home c...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Hi. Yeah, my aplogies if I was a little blunt, as I do realise these are genera...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Louis, I have not been avoiding your queries -- just been having trouble posting...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Speaking of abstraction, why do people perceive that they have such a problem wi...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I think that Yoda actually has one of the most profound observations that can be...more
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  • Is there such a thing as a graffiti museum? If not, there should be.
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Andy Goldsworthy

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Andy Goldsworthy is a sculpture/photographer/installation artist/earthworks artist and has done some really beautiful pieces using whatever nature offers him.  Here's what the flier for the show had to say about his work:

"...Andy Goldsworthy's understanding of the unique beauty lying in wait in a specific locale comes from years of working in nature.  His partnership with the land is the result of over twenty years of direct experience. His approach harks back to the kind of relationship with the natural environment that has dwindled in comtemporary society, with its emphasis on the urban environment.  Goldsworthy knows how cold, damp mud on a icy morning feelsin his hands and how it transfers its chiliness to the very bone.  His interactions with nature evoke a time when man was more wed to his natural environment.  By being More deeply immersed in it, he is more connected to it and its forces.  n the process, he confronts nature's rules and forces, inceasing his understanding of what can and cannot be done to control andmanipulate it.  Like others who work in intimate connection with the outdoors, Goldsworthy understands and stoically accepts nature's unpredictable quality, all the while relishing its boundless ability to surprise adn delight."

Goldsworthy's work is on display right now at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.  But if you'd like to check it out, do so soon - its only there till sunday.  Here's what some of his work looks like.

To see more go to www.hainesgallery.com/AG.work.html

 



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  • ...one of my favorite artists!
    - [ben]
  • julia and i saw the show sunday...wow! ...more
    - [nick]

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Magnificent Map Collection Online

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I'm glad the East Asian Library at Univeristy of California has released some of their historical Japanese maps online. As many of them are 400 years old, many are on handmade paper printed with woodblocks.  Of the 2,300 some maps in their collection, 210 have been digitized with a digital camera by Cartography Associates' David Rumsey.  I found it interesting that the camera gave them good depth of field and they choose it over a drum or flatbed scanner.  Additionally they list their hardware and software - heavy on the RAM.

The Insight viewer is a large download, but worth the wait to see the maps.  The interface is pretty good, but the collection is great.  It's also recommended by Edward Tufte, who's work is also worth reading over and over.

I highly recommend viewing a part of this collection if you have some time to spare.



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  • i like the maps...but i couldn't find the REALLY old japanese ones.
    - [ben]

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