Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I thought this video looked like it did not take much effort to film. In fact, I myself could easily have done it, however the concept behind the film is what makes it genius. The camera man/woman takes a piece of paper, with the instructions sayings DO NOT steal artwork from the museum, and plays with the idea, clearly showing the museum in the background, however distorted it may be. The music also seems very disjointed to me. Anyway I think its a great piece!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
So that's just one sample, but I highly recommend you scroll through all his work.
He also has done these exquisite book autopsies. They are such an amazing new interpretation of book arts -- and so, again, meticulous. I am obsessed with them. Could someone send this along to Mare Blocker?
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
In general, coming up with diverse doll products is a good idea, however this product actually seems to be mocking gay men. I might be wrong, but its clearly stereotyping gay men as shoppers etc.
The video's embeddable tag is disabled, so here is the link. Hope you enjoy.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
280 peeps you should take this and put it up on your FB pages and see what comments follow. Narcissize it up!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Here is my first attempt to curate a YouTube playlist. The description:
Home video's of kids "saying the darnedest things" used to be reserved for family viewing. YouTube has created a forum where parents can make their children internet celebrities. The common theme in the following videos is a child acting in an unexpected and often adult manner. It really blurs the line between home video and parents capitalizing on their child's youthful appeal. Who needs to take their kids to talent auditions when you can have YouTube mega-hits and dropped in links to ad sites? I'm intrigued by both the appeal of the videos, as well as the intentions of the parents. Most adults have an extremely difficult time cracking 200,000 views on YouTube, but babies seemingly have a much higher success rate.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
...and here is some more interesting follow-up scoop, tying the Joe Wilson and Serena Williams outbursts to the Kanye stunt.
Last, The New York Times has an article about rudeness in our culture and the Swift-West spectacle (thanks for sending that Tessa!)
Check it out. http://www.stumbleupon.com/
I went from theories on space to world pictures to jokes on einstein.
Monday, September 14, 2009
This recent Serena Williams outburst at the US Open was pretty intense, and I'm fairly sure completely un-premeditated. Though you can't hear it all here, I'm sure you can find transcripts of it all over the Internet by now.
Here's a clip from William Kentridge who some of you may know. I really like his animation and the development of this particular story. You should all read the explanation and viewer comments... I don't really know what to make of the two responses, but it's kind of humorous in a sad way.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Fay Jones is an artist whose work I have always loved. I find it quite obscure and very appealing. All of her pieces catch my attention, and I love the common theme that occur throughout her paintings of people, animals and nature. She is an artist from the Seattle area, and the painting here is actually a painting that I have at my house. I am including the url for the link where you can see more of her artwork.
Check it out!
sorry i couldnt add the video, just the link.
Anyway, I enjoy this video because it seems like a home video, and the actors are not very good/convincing, however what makes me really like the cheesiness is that it makes the video feel more approachable. In a way what we are seeing is very personal and we become voyeurs stumbling upon this moment in time that is too private for us to be watching.
Be sure to check out the explanation of the project.
So my roommate is a make-up artist and brought this amazing book to our dorm room to explore ideas and ways to play around with makeup. I thought the cover was absolutely fascinating and thought I'd see what you all though. Is this one woman? Is it two different woman merged together to form one face? Does this mean that make-up can literally transform people into a different race?
Friday, September 11, 2009
My favorite designer all the way around was Ports 1961. I'm a sucker for modern classical. The first dress that has the one-sided pocket is very catchy.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
This is the best ever, mostly since it involves cake.
Side note: this guy is, like, 4 feet tall.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Here is a short clip of him reinterpreting the image of Atlas with piles of junk:
And for those who are interested, here is an interview with the artist. He is quite funny and very creative.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
I found this clip on badatsports.com and although it's very different from Hannah's clip, it seemed to me to reiterate that how we learn classical concepts may be shifting. With so many different forms of media in today's world, there are very creative and innovative ways to present material. This video illustrates chemistry concepts in a (simplified, granted) way we can understand.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
This is from their about page:
Bad At Sports is a weekly podcast about contemporary art. Founded in 2005, the series focuses on presenting the practices of artists, curators, critics, dealers, various other arts professionals through an online audio format. Some of the program’s guests include Rodney Graham, Kerry James Marshall, Francesco Bonami, David Robbins, Carol Becker, James Rondeau, Jeff Wall, Hamza Walker, Lane Relyea, James Yood, Michelle Grabner, Gavin Turk, Dominic Molon, and Julian Myers.
In addition, contemporary art – and frequently books and movies – are reviewed on the program; contributions come from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, Cologne, Switzerland and Tokyo. Bad At Sports believes that podcasting brings a certain spontaneity and raw dynamic quality to the art interview and review; that feeling of casual conversation and spirited debate that is often lost in print format, is fully present in the podcast. It is our hope that you download a few episodes, perhaps even subscribe, and joining our growing community of listeners around the globe.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Although Chillida is not an artist of new genre art, I certainly respect his work and would love to perhaps connect the inspiration I get from his work into a future project. I am really interested in his organic forms and though it is more of a tradition art medium, I feel that I can take what I like from this style and apply it to a newer, more modern genre in the digital world.
I found this video as I was searching around the site Vimeo.com. I was first brought here by a friend from home to watch one of the music video's, and ended up falling in love with some of the short films. Milk is very well done stop-animation film.
The reason I like this video is because of the emotional pull you feel. You can't really relate to the main character, the Orange Man/White Man. However, the way the stop-animation worked was making me think about every movement he would take, and therefore I was putting myself in those movements, and eventually into the middle of the movie. I was the one moving from the evil and impurities of the world we all live and in to a purer place (the color being metaphor for impurities, for the world we live in today). It's an easy concept, but I feel the power of the metaphor is heightened by the stop-animation.
I want to take some hard economic data (USA's GDP, AIG's exec bonuses, the % change of property in different regions/socio-economic areas) and convey it in large prints and motion graphics. What do you guys think about this? Too obtuse? I need some feedback because I'm too into it to be objective.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009