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A Hands On How To Guide for Interactive Artists

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Dan O’Sullivan, an associate professor at ITP ( the interactive media program in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts), has a put together a great resource for artists looking to add interactivity to their art exhibits with computers and microcontrollers.

"Did you ever want to get more physical with your computer? Maybe you wanted a person's movement or light or heat to trigger something like a Quicktime movie. Or maybe you wanted a light to turn on or off, or a doll to spin, or Or maybe you wanted a light to turn on or off, or a doll to spin, or a door to open based on mouse movements within your Director movie, Applet, Flash Movie. Do you need to add just a little computation, maybe a single if statement, to a mailbox, coffee cup, or toy. This page will give you some basic techniques and resources to get started beyond the idea that a computer is a grey box with a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse. "

 



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discussion

  • nick, as i think you know, many of these ideas are things that i had wanted to...more
    - [ben]
  • very cool, nick! i wish i could see some of those pieces in action, they sound p...more
    - [pax]
  • This would be a great topic of discussion for Fort Wendy!
    - [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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landscape, gender, and art

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For some primordial reason, nature, art, and gender seem to be inextricably linked.  If you have ever felt that pull towards art when surrounded by nature or noticed the very gendered formations and essences that raw nature can take on, then these artists may speak to you.  We just recently got a book in at the Shaman Drum entitled: As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art, by Rebecca Solnit.  It highlights a few landscape artists that also deal with issues of gender.  However, I had a hard time finding work that specifically showed this corrolation.  If you have any insights or comments on the link between art, landscape and gender, please add to this discussion.

above photo by Barbara Bosworth

For strong statements on gender issues, check out work by Carolee Schneemann



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discussion

  • Not only in nature, but many human languages have gender-specific nouns (objects...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i love the image over there <-- gender is something difficult to apply to things...more
    - [ben]
  • Or are we talking more about Soft (female) vs. Hard (male).... Shapes and natura...more
    - [nick]
  • so much of sound and language is about pronunciation and articulation. the menta...more
    - [ben]
  • I think that there are two main ways that we associate a perceived gender to a s...more
    - [pax]
  • did god invent nouns?
    - [ben]
  • I think of letter-sounds like "L," "N," and "A" as feminine sounds (not sure why...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I had heard something on the radio recently talking about 'dead' and 'dying' lan...more
    - [name not provided]
  • God did not invent nouns. He created the angels, and they created nouns. God c...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Humans created adjectives?
    - [nick]
  • It's plausible.
    - [name not provided]
  • This is pretty intriguing in a chicken-or-egg type way. Was there a grammar tim...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I've wondered about that. I've always just assumed there were nouns fo...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Are y'all aware of "the body as landscape" style of drawing/painting/photography...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter - any of Bonzo's work online?
    - [nick]
  • Not that I'm aware of, but I'll do a search. I'd be kind of surprised if he was...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I was not able to find any reference to Randall Bonzo in a google search. I als...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • It depends on the soul doing the expressing.
    - [name not provided]

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Creative Outputs, Resources, Misc, Etc.

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http://deviantart.com/
This is an online gallery. Mostly visual artists: painters, illustrators, photographers, and designers. Wide range of talent and skill level as I've seen so far from the contributors. Even contains forums/blogs/posts for discussions, comments, suggestions, and whatnot.
http://www.greyanthology.com/
For those of you that know Casey Sorrow (bald art store manager at Kresge-MSU), this is his site for B&Willustrations Maybe you have something you'd like to contribute?
http://neopseudohappening.org/
Local Lansing (young) artist group looking to expand the creative scene of its environment through projects, experiments, and exhibitions. The group exhibits once a month for a single day at Bare Bone Studios in Oldtown Lansing, during the Sunday gallery walk (. . . for now). Group roster varies from project to project. Core group within NPH: Aaron Curtner, Tim Lane, Latricia Horstman &Dustin Dorothy Smith, Lorie Waldie, Joe, and myself. NPH is looking for creative individuals to get involved in future artistic projects, experimentations, and the like. The site is being renovated currently before the next show in July. Look for it soon! There is a meeting this Friday the 27th, 8pm at Bare Bone Studios (1236 Turner). We'll be going over July's project progress, but we'll answer questions about the group, future projects, etc. if any of you decide to visit. We're planning to go bowling after the meeting!


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discussion

  • Seems like it would be good to turn on some of these folks to the collective. W...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I gave the Outside Circle web address to one of the peeps with everyone's e-mail...more
    - [automaton]
  • great ed. share the word and vice versa. i checked out NPH's site and it's prett...more
    - [ben]
  • yes, nice site - i enjoyed the poetry!
    - [pax]

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Detroit Now

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4 galleries in and around detroit are exhibiting 16 contemporary detroit artists- but only through sunday. if you get a chance, check em out. it looks maaahvelous.... "DETROIT NOW" was conceived a year ago by the curators of the Detroit Artist Market, detroit contemporary, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, and Paint Creek Center For The Arts to draw attention to Detroit art "now"; that is to say, contemporary artists producing extraordinary work that have had, up to now, partial exposure. The curators selected ten artists each, and from a combined roster of forty, sixteen "Detroit Now" artists were selected. Each venue features four artists, providing them optimum space to reveal their work. The curators also conceived "Detroit Now" as a pilot project to help their organizations work together to facilitate greater awareness about contemporary art, hoping to engender a frank dialogue about the significance and importance of contemporary art in Detroit. The variety of media in "Detroit Now" includes painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, installation, and performance art. The look of the exhibition across all four venues is inclusive and diverse. In many ways "Detroit Now" might resemble an exhibition entitled, "International Art Now." "Detroit Now" artists have an international perspective and are no different from artists workinganywhere else in the international scene; this is Detroit "now".


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  • what IS interantional art? does it exist primarily by the presence of its opposi...more
    - [pax]

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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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discussion

  • 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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vonne- what?

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kurt vonnegut, most famously known for his novels (cat's cradle, slaughterhouse five, breakfast of champions) is also a graphic artist, and a good one at that.

"These reveal the same postmodern heterogeneity of mode and subject found in the fiction-realism and abstraction, the fantastic and the mundane, sentiment and irony, humor and melancholy."

check out his website for more information regarding this fantastic writer and for more interesting images like the drawing of an asterix to the left: http://www.vonnegut.com



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discussion

  • great screenprints - i love how vonnegut brings his humour to the visual world.
    - [pax]
  • that picture looks strangley familiar...is that a butt hole?
    - [Cali]
  • Pretty minimalist. The filter on this computer didn't even recognize it a porn....more
    - [name not provided]
  • it's an asterix, seriously... maybe.
    - [ben]
  • it is clearly a drawing of a pizza, seen from above, with the circular outline (...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Looking at clouds

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Does anyone ever look up at clouds and describe what they see anymore? My sister and I would entertain ourselves for hours in this manner when we were young. The same can be done with skylines, rock formations, landscapes, etc...

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discussion

  • often i'll take a photograph of a natural formation based on whether i think it'...more
    - [ben]
  • I take photos of what some might call "urban decay" as abstract imagery sources....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • You know, I am glad that you mentioned the clouds. Lately I have been feeling a...more
    - [flower]
  • Other "shape-changing" substances that are good visual source material are: the...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i think that one of my favorite pastimes is still to lay out in the summer and l...more
    - [pax]
  • You know, I've never heard of anyone ever looking at the sky, or at a sunset, an...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Very interesting, Peter. It certainly has taught us to value symmetry. I'd ven...more
    - [nick]
  • well even supermodels are asymmetrical. that's the beauty of nature- it pretends...more
    - [ben]
  • Interestingly, sometimes it is "flaws in the matrix" that cause things to grow....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Yesterday I saw a chain of cumulus clouds that resembled a toy elephant being pu...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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discussion

  • 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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discussion

  • 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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Disposable Art

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Julia (not Yezbick, but Smith-Heck....which very nearly rhymes), who works at the Boarshead Theater, gave me this website to check out. It is a collection of 25-30 "portraits" created out of nothing but a single toilet paper roll (just the cardboard part) each. Every one is unique and they are very expressive. I am impressed by someone who can express artistic vision through something that most of us just throw out without a thought. The site is: http://www.spazio.org/arte/vara/varas1.html. Enjoy!

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discussion

  • Very neat Peter. I'm always impressed with art made from common sources and wit...more
    - [nick]
  • cool. no wonder luca takes so long in the bathroom...
    - [ben]
  • If you made a flag out of toilet paper, would it be unpatriotic? Subversive? T...more
    - [name not provided]
  • i liked Herb best - he's cute.
    - [pax]
  • Bert's got a dope mullet
    - [name not provided]
  • jim, have you heard if they can trigger the brain to see color through the tongu...more
    - [ben]
  • Tongue-seeing seems like a harnessing of a form of synesthesia, which used to be...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Imagine these "heads" Easter Island scale, maybe rolled out of huge slabs of cla...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • dude, easter island is pretty big. i don't know if someone would have the resour...more
    - [ben]
  • Sorry...I meant to say Easter EGG Island.
    - [stargrazer]
  • I can't imagine how they would represent color with the tongue-seeing technology...more
    - [name not provided]
  • I like how what is disposable is redefined by this artist. Think about how many...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • The Lansing Art Gallery (where I work) is having art camps for kids this month,...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Photographic Photosynthesis

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Heather Ackroyd & Dan Harvey have created large living photographs using controlled photosynthesis using grass.

"In the greater body of our artwork we play with many materials exploring processes of growth, transformation and decay, and we embrace the transience and ephemeral nature of our materials. Yet somehow the fragility of these chlorophyll apparitions urged us to make moves to preserve them longer."

Highlights of their other Photographic Photosynthesis work includes: Living Skins and Reversing Fields[via artnotes]



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discussion

  • This is REALLY cool. I never thought aout the possibilities of using light sensi...more
    - [pax]
  • Has anyone ever found anything on Lawn Mower Art?
    - [nick]
  • On my friend Dave's refrigerator, there used to be a computer generated image of...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • maybe not "trained" but coaxed or persuaded...
    - [ben]
  • i finally got to check out this site... WOW! is about all i can say... how do th...more
    - [ben]

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outside circle happenings

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What does everyone think of taking the outside circle presence outside of the web -- to increase visibility, draw in creative new members, or just to involve and be involved in our local communities? I've always wanted to stage "Action Painting Night," where participants can wear old clothes and engage in a multi-person "painting jam." This would require finding a space (like a warehouse or storage unit) that could be draped in plastic and have large canvases tacked up to walls and ceiling, and rolled out on the floor. Perhaps a meeting previous to the happening, to decide on what supplies are desired (colors and types of paint, brushes/sponges/aerators/balloons/etc.) Of course, food and beverages. Any other ideas for outside circle happenings? Or should we keep it all "cyber?"

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discussion

  • i think that's a great idea peter. we should use the "cyber" part of the circle...more
    - [ben]
  • The concept of "paint jam" was new to me so I searched the web and found photos...more
    - [name not provided]
  • I'm game for meeting in meatspace. Who, What, Why are taken care of. Where,...more
    - [nick]
  • Sounds good to me. I'm always game for hands-on collaborative art! In fact, Pet...more
    - [pax]
  • Anybody have ideas for any smaller-scale collaborations? How about a "traveling...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • that's a great idea peter! would you be interested in starting it?
    - [ben]
  • Sorry I've let this lag for a while...1. Yes, I would be interested in starting...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I am tentatively planning an outside circle happening for a weekend in July. It...more
    - [stargrazer]

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portfolio design meets fine art

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take a gander at this beautiful online portfolio, "design union - everyday ." displays the work of what i can tell to be one designer, paul lee. in addition to displaying this designer's impressive collection of print, packaging, and web design, the sites layout showcases the artists etheral illustrations, along with zen-like dialogues revolving around the theme "everyday." design union pushes the rule book on navigation layout in hyper-space... quite inspiring.     

 

                  www.designunion.net


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discussion

  • kristen is not working
    - [flower]
  • why is kristen not working today. She is a good little worker bee!
    - [ducks]

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Oblique Strategies - creative guidance while under pressure

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I ran across Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt's Oblique Strategies today.  Very interesting.  This printed set of cards had words of guidance that were to provide clarity during moments of pressure.

"Both Schmidt and Eno realized that the pressures of time tended to steer them away from the ways of thinking they found most productive when the pressure was off. The Strategies were, then, a way to remind themselves of those habits of thinking - to jog the mind."

Gregory Taylor has provided quite a write up on the history of the Oblique Strategies.  Take time to peruse his wonderful resource.

The originally printed cards are very hard to come by. But there are many versions available electronically:

What do you do to get through the pressure to be creative?



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discussion

  • i find that pressure itself is a driving force for creativity. these are great t...more
    - [ben]
  • The saying "If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would ever get done" is a...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Speaking of "artist's block," Ben and I just watched the movie "Adaptation" the...more
    - [stargrazer]

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First Vienna Vegetable Orchestra

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I caught the tail end of this on the radio the other day and thought it was a pretty creative idea:

"the first viennese vegetable orchestra consists exclusively of vegetable-based instruments, although where necessary, additional kitchen utensils such as knives or mixers are employed. this creates an autonomous and totally novel type of sound which cannot be achieved with conventional musical instruments. marinated sound ideas and canned listening habits beg for expansion! this music is a playful departure from the conventional way of looking at vegetables as mere means to still an appetite. the instruments are subsequently made into a soup so that the audience can then enjoy them a second time..."

Here is the NPR interview:

"Members of The First Vienna Vegetable Orchestra, including Matthias Meinharter and Barbara Kaiser, talk about making their own instruments, all of them out of vegetables."

Listen to All Things Considered audio

Be sure to check out their instruments.



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discussion

  • This is great! What a great way to satisfy one's hunger for creativity and nutri...more
    - [Cali]
  • Kick out the Jams.
    - [ben]

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klockwerks

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mr.wood

I was really impressed with Roger Wood's unique timepieces.

"Roger Wood creates with time in mind. Yet even though the clock can be a consistent element of his work, it’s often secondary to its creation. Whether it’s a curious timepiece or a unique assemblage, Wood thrives on working with an immeasurable array of findings from the tarnished and forgotten to the odd or intriquing. He is a devoted collector of usual and unusual objects with one thing in common, a history."



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discussion

  • Damian Hirst made some interesting pieces that address time. They are enclosed...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • The uncannily accurate Aztec calendar resembles two gear-wheels that mesh togeth...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Here's a quick google search on Damian Hir...more
    - [nick]

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Peep Show

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I keep waiting for the human race to fight back against reality television.  In the meantime, I have the feeling we'll see more art reflecting on it.  I got a kick out of Magne Klann's framing of the birds as humans.

"A popular new version of Big Brother online has been created by a Norwegian artist: This time with birds instead of people as the "contestants." Magne Klann put a wooden birdhouse in a tree at Bogstad Gaard in Oslo with a webcam inside it. The daily life of the birds using the house -- replete with lamps, a TV and pictures on the wall -- are shown on his website. A family of blue tits is currently occupying the house, but other birds have used it. "One could call it art but for me it is a social realistic experiment with birds," said Klann. He confessed he got the idea from Big Brother, and just swapped people for birds. But he said there would be no evictions."

[via Wired Furthermore]



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discussion

  • seriously, the whole reality TV thing has gotten ridiculously out of hand lately...more
    - [pax]
  • What ires most critics about "Reality" TV is that it is edited for marketability...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • What ires me the most (as an aspiring filmic documentarian) about "reality" TV,...more
    - [pax]
  • Perhaps it is time for an "anti-fashion" style response to reality TV. "Anti-Re...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • If anyone wants to check out some real reality tv, go to PBS (they're not sellin...more
    - [Cali]
  • PBS has also offered our uniformed caretakers (police and armed forces) the oppo...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Discovery channel had a show on about the lost art of Joisting and Knight hood....more
    - [ducks]
  • Kinghts jousting! Sir-realitiy TV? I confess I got hooked on the first survivo...more
    - [name not provided]

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visual poetry

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I happened to come across a link for visual poetry on the web and just had to see what it was all about.  Here is an example of Michael Basinski's work:

To see more go to www.thing.net/~grist/l&d/biennial/b-mb.htm

 



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discussion

  • This is an interesting field. Makes me think of e. e. cummings and "concrete po...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • For some time, I've been fascinated with the creation-destruction duality presen...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Iraqi Art

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Art is such a deeply expressive and unique way of communicating.  I think that these pieces by Iraqi artists speak to the soul in a way that reminds us of our universal commonalities as human beings and as agents for cross-cultural understanding.

To see more go to: www.strokes-of-genius.com

Hamied Al Attar / UK



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discussion

  • I would be interesting to see an exhibit that placed American and Iraqi art rela...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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discussion

  • 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
    - [stargrazer]
  • Now seems like a good time to bring up corporate culture's co-opting of modernis...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • A response. In no particular order. The more I learn about Frank Ste...more
    - [name not provided]
  • I had no idea that there was a film about that. I made a comment to that effect...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Okay, here's the information (thanks for making me look it up):
    ...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Is there such a thing as a graffiti museum? If not, there should be.
    - [stargrazer]
  • Lots of stuff out there: ...more
    - [nick]
  • There are good zines (or used to be, at least). A year or so ago, I ordered som...more
    - [name not provided]
  • A filter for frustrated ideas. A clearing house for dreams. An auction of forg...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nothing is a reservoir for something. In effect, "something" lacks de...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Hey. Been a long time since I've seen this post.. Some more off-base things to...more
    - [name not provided]

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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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