Crazy portraits from Cristian Girotto that “combine the haggardness brought on by adult life with the doughy cheeks and hopeful grins of youth.”
(Via Design You Trust)
An interactive fabric surface that reminded me of the old AudioRom days back in Newport.
My kind of music video.
“Music is a good thing. But what we did not know until we started with the research for this piece: Music is also a pretty damn complex thing. This experimental animation is about the attempt to understand all the parts and bits of it. Have a look. You might agree with our conclusion!”
Can’t begin to imagine how he’s gone about these (someone’s bound to spoil it for me by saying machines were involved), but I think their delicate intricacy balances well with their stark graphic nature. “Nature”, even. Also, is this sculpture?
I’ve no idea how she does these. Something to ponder as you’re sitting there, I guess.
Art is stationary conventionally. We can read it from a work of art, be it a painting, a sculpture or a drama. Technoetic art stresses interaction. You can interact with the environment, the painting and the sculpture. Our movements are making changes on them. No stationary works exist as long as there is interaction. Visitors and users are all involved in the creating of these works, whether the works are in words or in pictures. This represents a major innovation in art.
Roy Ascott on technoetic art — A Unique Monkey King Created by Father of Technoetic Arts Professor Roy Ascott
Simply cannot think of a more intriguing headline. I could quite easily reblog all these Brain Pickings articles, but this one in particular caught my eye. Imagine, being able to actually see–let alone draw–consciousness. Benjamin Betts thought he could.
Black & White (in Colour)
A black & white video created by painting a whole room (including myself) in shades of grey. All footage was captured on camera in colour.
Inspiration for these drawings came from a leaf. While cross-country skiing, I came across an oak leaf with its stem stuck in the snow. As the wind blew, the leaf spun and its edges made marks in the snow. Back home, I cut some plastic bottles into different shapes and tied each one to a stick in the snow. Left all day to blow in the wind, the plastic cut into the snow making a record of the day’s wind conditions. Wanting a more permanent record, I constructed an apparatus to suspend a pen outfitted with sails over paper. Each drawing here is a record of one day’s wind conditions.
“The paper cut sculptures explore the probable and magical transformation of the flat sheet of paper into figures that expand into the space surrounding them. The negative and absent 2 dimensional space left by the cut, points out the contrast to the 3 dimensional reality it creates, even though the figures still stick to their origin without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in many of the cuts.”
I love the sketchiness of the horse sculptures, they look really ad hoc, thrown together, very energetic but I can’t imagine for a moment that these were quick to build.
Very jealous of how perfect these images have turned out. Can’t get it right whenever I have a go. If it’s not perfect, it just doesn’t cut it.