Tag Archive: art


andreas gefeller

Supervisions by Andreas Gefeller

photographs of art school floors – via today and tomorrow

fabio viale

Infinito by Fabio Viale

carved in marble…
via today and tomorrow

soma – carsten höller – 2010

Carsten Höller's SOMA installation

“…From observation posts, visitors watch the behaviour of the canaries,
mice and houseflies for signs of intoxication and form their own
conclusions. “The experiment is completed in the minds of the visitors,”
says Höller. “It’s very unscientific.” In other words, it’s an open
question whether the reindeer are even fed the mushrooms at all: the
power of suggestion makes you likely to observe something that may not
take place.” – from the guardian

marina abramovic


photo – Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

700-Hour Silent Opera Reaches Finale at MoMA…

christian boltanski at the armory


The project uses 30 tons of used clothing and 3,000 stacked cookie tins…

Capri Battery
“This “object” work presents energy by connecting a lemon to an
incandescent light bulb painted yellow. The lemon’s acidity generates a
weak electrical current, causing it to function as a battery, and
illuminate the bulb. Although invisible on the surface of the bulb, the
viewer is led to imagine this “light” as energy being generated. The
pairing of the lemon — having grown storing electromagnetic radiation
from sunshine via photosynthesis, and now, as a detached fruit in the
process of decomposition — with the light bulb presents the existence
of energy as something transformed and transported beyond simple
assumptions of the natural and the artificial, in this unpredictable and
vivid coupling. This was one of BEUYS’ last works. Capri is the name of
the island famous for its lemon production near Napoli.” – from “Light InSight” exhibition site

Glow House #4 – 2009 – kelly mark

One House & 35-40 television sets distributed throughout and all tuned to the same channel. The small flicker of light emanating from each TV is then turned into a ‘pulse’ of light throughout the entire house. As the scenes change, from whatever television program is airing at the moment, the house flashes and pulses as all televisions are in sync with one another. Gives the eerie impressions that the entire house has been gutted to create one vast illuminated space. During commercials it is as if fireworks are going off inside…

crashed

This sculpture is a machine that advances two full sized automobiles slowly into one another over a period of 6 days, simulating a head on automobile collision.  Each car moves about three feet into the other. The movement is so slow as to be invisible. It is almost impossible to watch a modern action film without at least one automobile wreck.

Bas Jan Ader

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ubu web videos

the ethics of dust

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“Jorge Otero-Pailos, contributes The Ethics of Dust: Doges Palace, Venice, 2009. The installation, a latex cast of a wall of Doges Palace, combines techniques of architectural preservation with artistic production to remove and display a century of pollutants.” – from the cca site

A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter

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Combining Robert Morris’ Box With the Sound of Its Own Making with Baudrillard’s writing on the art auction this sculpture exists in eternal transactional flux. It is a physical sculpture that is perptually attempting to auction itself on eBay. Every ten minutes the black box pings a server on the internet via the ethernet connection to check if it is for sale on the eBay. If its auction has ended or it has sold, it automatically creates a new auction of itself. If a person buys it on eBay, the current owner is required to send it to the new owner. The new owner must then plug it into ethernet, and the cycle repeats itself. – (reblogged from Rhizome)