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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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discussion

  • 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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Trash on San Francisco's sidewalks: a photo-essay

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"Heather Champ has taken camera in hand and set out to produce a lovely photo-essay on the endless heaps of garbage strewn over San Francisco's sidewalks." 

[via boingboing]



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discussion

  • Have you walked through SF recently? It's great. I was there last summer, and...more
    - [name not provided]
  • i was there a few years ago, but after talking to someone who was there this spr...more
    - [ben]
  • That could well be what I detected when I went through. I had been the...more
    - [name not provided]
  • you can tell a lot about a person by what they throw away... or what they call t...more
    - [ben]
  • I'll let you know what I find out... I'll be there Monday through Friday next we...more
    - [nick]
  • I love graffiti on trains. Can't believe companies paint over it. I mean, here...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • It seems (or it used to be) that the best train graffiti was in Europe. I suppo...more
    - [name not provided]
  • A lot of the very same people who don't "get" contemporary art engage in very ab...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Yeah, so I've noticed from my photo 'critiques' this semester. I so often feeli...more
    - [name not provided]
  • The dismal state of art education in America (especially art history) is, well,...more
    - [stargrazer]

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speaking of video...

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vaskulas

i witnessed two of the most original video installation artists around, woody and steina vlaskus, (also founders of the kitchen [phillip glass, peter greenaway, brian eno, etc.]), at the experimental film program, evolution, in the leeds international film festival. most of their work is steeped in technology, and challenges preconcieved notions of video as art as performance. it changed my thinking of the medium, as well as (gasp!) art in general. enjoy: http://vasulka.org/


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discussion

  • What sorts of things did they have on display? Looks like really interesting st...more
    - [name not provided]
  • the quicktime videos of the pieces on display are nice. is it the artist in the...more
    - [Ande]
  • Anyone have any other places like this that they visit?
    - [nick]
  • Mmm...I'm not sure if it's like this, per se. But here is a site I found intere...more
    - [name not provided]
  • the work showed at the festival were (on video) examples of their installation w...more
    - [ben]
  • i always wanted a midi violin. mmm... zeta.
    - [nick]

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Interactive Video Installation.

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Way cool.  Detroit should have one of these.

Video Riot last night.

The video artists came out in force and took over a city block wall.
videoriotphotbyamisun_10
It was called the Video Riot and it was put on by Dimension7.
[via Marc's Voice]


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discussion

  • More neat stuff. Entirely interesting -- I like that people were uising Elmos t...more
    - [name not provided]
  • like laser floyd!
    - [Ande]

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call for entries > jowai

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the journal of words and images (OCC's first publication) is seeking your artwork, photography, poems, essays, etc for issue number 1.
2 versions will be produced:
a free pocket sized, printer and copier friendly version, and a larger full color version.
 
all entries can be emailed to ben@gaydos.org. when emailing images, please keep the images hi-res (+150dpi) but file sizes below 20mb.  larger files may be sent snail mail. the entrants will be notified when published. to request snail mail address, as well as any other questions, email ben (see address above).
 
entry deadline: nov15 (11.15.03)


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discussion

  • Ben, I will send some jpegs your way. Also, I would like to enter the two "word...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Hey! It finally got it posted. Strangeness. Here is an entry, I'm no...more
    - [name not provided]

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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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discussion

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

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yacos the ft. wendy host

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here is a little photo gallery in progress for our ft. wendy host, Mr. Tod Yacos.  Tod calls his photography "the journal I haven't been keeping."

http://www.msu.edu/~yacostod/index.htm

read a page or two from his journal!



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discussion

  • scanned them meself, I did...
    - [stargrazer]
  • looks good.
    - [ben]
  • Tods quote - the journal i haven't been keeping - has really set in with me the...more
    - [nick]

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Paint to the Music

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I have to say that I am still riding the crest of the creative ripples from Fort Wendy, and I've been inspired to organize a night of "painting to the music."

Participants can either bring paints/canvases/etc., or musical instruments. One medium can inspire the other as we strive to close the loop.

Looks like the farmhouse/Fort Wendy is booked for the fall, so I am seeking alternate locations. Does anyone know of available space where this could be a mid-October reality?

This is definitely not closed to other modes of expression -- integration is a key concept.

How's October 18 or 19 look?



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discussion

  • Members of NPH have been trying to organize a public show of simultaneous music...more
    - [automaton]
  • peter, let me know if you get something going in conjuction with NPH.
    - [ben]
  • What's NPH? This sounds interesting. I could do Oct. 19th, but not 18th, I thi...more
    - [name not provided]
  • I think it would be great to hook up with NPH. I like Louis' idea of harnessing...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • neo pseudo happening is another loc...more
    - [ben]
  • Sounds like a good short synopsis, Ben. The NPH and OCC groups would benefit a g...more
    - [automaton]
  • I am committed that evening, can anyone else make it? If not, I'll make a point...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • anyone going to be able to head to the NPH meeting tonight?
    - [ben]
  • Is there still any interest in a painting/music night? I think I may have found...more
    - [name not provided]
  • I'm still very interested...I've been sequestered in my loft (painting, at that)...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • you should get a hold of edmund to see if/when NPH is going to do their paint to...more
    - [ben]
  • I ripped apart some bits from Radio Shack last weekend, and got something workin...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Let's let Louis' idea ripen a bit. I am intrigued with the motions of brushes a...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • From the October 22 issue of the Lansing Noise: "Art in the Dark" <...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • The post above is a little different tack than our discussions have been taking....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • This is my review of the NPH event: Two large square pieces of masonite...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Judith Rosenberg did some really interesting paintings in the 1940s and 1950s th...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • great review peter! we really should pursue our ideas. it would be neat to have...more
    - [ben]
  • On February 27th, I participated in a paint-to-the-music event at Club X-cel, an...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Amazing how music can influence the art. Maybe next time we can make suggestion...more
    - [nick]
  • I'll ask Aaron next time I see him if anyone has been documenting these events.
    - [stargrazer]

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optical illusions

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Do you ever incorporate optical illusions into your artwork?

"Optical illusions for endless hours of zoned-out, timewasting pleasure. Included in this online gallery of tasty visual teases, "Rotating Snakes." The static, "coiled" shapes appear to writhe on-screen."

[via Boing Boing through Kevin Kelly]



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discussion

  • why is everything spinning? wait, these are not my normal bedspins! nice illus...more
    - [Ande]
  • how do i know that's not animated?
    - [ben]
  • Because it's a jpeg. =)
    - [name not provided]
  • That's it -- I'm selling the lava lamp!
    - [stargrazer]
  • never trust a jpegs. not one of em.
    - [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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discussion

  • 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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Add It Up

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The Outside Circle Collective group found-object sculpture has been launched! As part of the Fort Wendy retreat, a metal oven-bracket and a black bound journal were presented to northern Michigan artist Nick Fisher. Nick will add something to the bracket, photograph its changes and document it in the journal; then pass sculpture and journal along to the next person. In this manner, the sculpture will grow and accrete objects in an intuitive way and its changes and development will be logged in the journal. It is not constrained to OCC members, and like Paddle-to-the-Sea it may never return to us, but rather enter the ocean of greater consciousness. Then again it may bob to the surface at unexpected times and in unexpected forms. It is our hope that images of the sculpture will be submitted to the Collective periodically so we can watch its transformations.


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discussion

  • check out http://home.comcast.net/~ficknisher for a peek under this gentle giant...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nick (Fisher), a small package of some importance will be arriving in the mail s...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Any progress on this?
    - [stargrazer]
  • Okay, Nick...I have been remiss. I misplaced the photo of the oven bracket and...more
    - [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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discussion

  • 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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At the Drive-in

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While at the PB last night, Noah brought up that he has always wanted to own a drive-in theater. I shared a dream of mine, to mount a projector in the back of a convertible and drive around, searching for blank white walls where an impromptu film-fest could be perpetrated. Ande had the great idea of having a second vehicle, like those trucks that have billboards for sides that can be rented out for ads. What if, he asked, those billboards were painted white?

Well, with visions of these two unique vehicles driving around the country, showing cool films, and promoting creativity, we are left with only two needs: drivers.



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discussion

  • I like both ideas, but I'm sort of drawn more to the idea of using walls and exi...more
    - [name not provided]
  • i thought that the roving billboard would serve two purposes: 1) to bring fil...more
    - [Ande]
  • Existing surfaces would be an interesting challenge...think of all those white b...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Kind of reminds me of Books on Wheels, or whatever those nomadic libraries are c...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Ouch! It does remind me of the Artruck, which was a sort of musuem on wheels...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I think live actors would be too much for such an engagement. (Odds are, you'd p...more
    - [name not provided]
  • There's got to be grant money out there for something like this.
    - [stargrazer]
  • We staged our first Drive-in this past weekend on the sheet-metal sides of a bar...more
    - [stargrazer]

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rivers and tides

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julia and i got a chance to see an extraordinary film on sunday documenting the work of artist andy goldsworthy. incredibly moving and poetic, intertwining the sparse but beautiful soundtrack by fred frith, goldsworthy's insightful commentary, and director/cinematographer thomas riedelsheimer's equally profound camerawork makes for a balanced, gently powerful film. highly, highly recommended.

"The singular mind of Andy Goldsworthy is at work in 'Rivers and Tides.' When "Rivers and Tides" begins, it's not clear that its subject, British environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, will be able to command our attention for 90 minutes. By the time it's over, however, we take our leave with reluctance, even sadness. It has been a kind of privilege to see the world through this man's eyes.

Goldsworthy is celebrated for creating art in the wild using whatever natural materials are at hand, stones and driftwood as well as leaves if it's summer and ice if it's winter. He puts enormous effort into making these pieces look effortless, as if they could have been on site all along.

Because his works are often delicate and always open to the elements, they frequently last a finite amount of time. "The thing that brings a work to life," the artist says, "will cause its death."

rivers and tides

venues and dates



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discussion

  • Looks cool!
    - [nick]
  • Fred Frith has a number of far-out records if anyone digs the abstract guitar st...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • surprisingly, frith's score doesn't utilize his guitar all that often in this fi...more
    - [ben]
  • You'd be surprised at some of the more "ambient" sounds that frith can coax out...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Holy archipelaggios, Batman!
    - [name not provided]
  • ...but we were talking about andy goldsworthy.
    - [stargrazer]
  • yeah he does some neat stuff too.
    - [ben]
  • Improv nature-sculpture at the retreat? With ambient nontraditional guitar acco...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • sounds fun to me!
    - [pax]

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Outside Circle weekend retreat at Fort Wendy

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I am pleased to announce the first OCC weekend retreat, August 22, 23 and 24 at Fort Wendy. What is Fort Wendy? Fort Wendy is more of an idealized meeting point for creatively minded people than it is an actual location...e-mail me at richar66@msu.edu for directions to the Fort this time around. There is plenty of camping space, a pit for bonfires, walking and mountain-biking trails, abundant wildlife, and I am told that crop circles have been appearing in the area. Details will be released to the collective as they unfold. If you have ideas or would like to help out as a volunteer, contact me or Ben.


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discussion

  • I'm excited, Peter. I'll look that place up in the internet in the meantime. I...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Hiram, I don't think you'll find Fort Wendy (you see, it isn't so much a place a...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • To all: Some things you may want to bring: Camping gear if you will be staying...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • if anyone has any suggestions as to what events could take place at the retreat,...more
    - [ben]
  • those interested in the Stargrazer project, we will have a songwriter's round-ro...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Speaking of volunteers, we could use two or three people to help things run smoo...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Must one attend the entire weekend? I feel like I'm going to be pulled rather t...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Ah, and whichever night I am there, there will be an ad lib cook-in by the fire....more
    - [name not provided]
  • Friday and Saturday nights will also feature around-the-fire discussions about w...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Is clothing required? If so, Is there a dress code? If so, Can we get www.wigg...more
    - [name not provided]
  • happy birthing day to hirma! i think hirams idea of cooking either around the...more
    - [ben]
  • clothing will not be required, but pixelization is a must.
    - [ben]
  • peter, do we absolutely need to rule out any sort of electronic instrumentation?...more
    - [ben]
  • Can I bring a walkie-talkie?
    - [name not provided]
  • Ben, yes. My main concern is that we don't upset the neighbors (who own the pro...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i know you can count on nick, julia, and i to carry share the load. i'm not sure...more
    - [ben]
  • ideas from last nights barrel discussion: possible guest speaker (not telling wh...more
    - [ben]
  • I have invited three guest artists to give a quick talk about their work. Their...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I think that we will schedule things loosely, using "morning," "afternoon" and "...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Here's a tentative schedule: Friday afternoon - guests start arriving...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Let's talk about food: Can someone bring a sack of potatos? Or oranges? Veggi...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • peter please email itinerary to nick (nick at edict.com) and i as well. we'll se...more
    - [ben]
  • Julia and Ben, can you lead a workshop on Saturday? Ande? Can anyone get ahold...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I think i'll be helping people get their work documented and lead somewhat of a...more
    - [ben]
  • Probably not a huge surprise given recent events, but I don't believe I will be...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Bring photos, artwork, poetry, design work, etc (of scannable size or on a CD) t...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Top 5 Reasons to RSVP: 1. You'll receive accurate directions ...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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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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moving outside the circle

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well, the day has finally come... i have my first public screening of one of my films. it'll be on friday, June 20th at 8pm at the education center on university of michigan's campus.  the film is called "khate: the street children of nepal" and is composed of footage that i shot while in nepal during the winter/spring of 2001. i've been calling it an artistic documentary, whatever that means. the film itself is only 12 minutes long, but i'm hoping to have an open discussion as well following the screening. e-mail me with any questions: juliayezbick@yahoo.com

 



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  • highly recommended. and i'm not just saying that to get points.
    - [ben]
  • it went well, thanks to all who came, and those of you who missed it... it'll be...more
    - [pax]

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

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visual anthropology web-based collectives

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well, in my eternal search to educate myself (and others)... i stumbled upon a few little gems that make me feel more at home in the world.

take at look at www.visualanthropology.net and www.mangotree.org

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  • julia, check out http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/ and a great links resource: http:...more
    - [ben]
  • Cool. also, at the websites I mentioned there's this great thing (new to me...I...more
    - [pax]
  • i have seen at least web log ring, but if we do such a thing, it should be a goo...more
    - [ben]
  • Julia, this is only tangentially related, but I've been thinking about "World" m...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • peter, yes, i think that there is a huge difference between "world" music and "w...more
    - [pax]

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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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