the future is now.



Eric Fleischauer & Jason Lazarus, trailer for twohundredfiftysixcolors 2013.

twohundredfiftysixcolors is an experimental feature length film made entirely of animated .gif’s that traces the file format’s arc of increased complexity and pointed use since it was introduced in 1987.” – read more about the film here. 

all gifs below found on the project’s tumblr TWOHUNDREDFIFTYSIXCOLORS. tumblr_m3762f1bQt1qg39ewo1_500

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94050014gif_6Nick Cave @ Grand Central station.

tumblr_n0coopTCxN1r44jpfo1_500Imitation of Bruce Nauman, Life, Death, Love, Hate, Pleasure, Pain 2003. source. 

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Hope Dreams II 2013. source. 

tumblr_mzvursQg8f1rt28efo1_500James Kerr of scorpiandagger

tumblr_n0g4s56U591rt28efo1_500James Kerr of scorpiandagger

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tethered motion


more work by William Lamson here. 

William Lamson, Between Now and Forever 2013.

William Lamson, Hunt and Gather, 2008.

William Lamson, Emerge 2007.

Global Grove


Nam June Piak

Nam June Paik, ElectroSymbio-Phonics for Phoenix, 1992. On view at the Phoenix Art Museum.

The moment I first saw  Nam June Paik’s, ElectroSymbio-Phonics at the Phoenix Art Museum and learned that it was originally commissioned and installed in the Phoenix Sun’s Arena.. I instantly fell in love with the pioneer of video art.  I am very eager to get myself over to Washington D.C. to experience the Smithsonian’s monumental exhibition, Nam June Paik: Global Visionary. The Smithsonian has on view over 140 of Paik’s most pivotal works, from their newly acquired Nam June Paik Archive, as well as borrowed works from public and private collections. It looks like a substantially impressive exhibition and I look forward to experiencing it.

Check out a photo gallery & review Here & if your in the area go see it before it closes August 11.

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top: Nam June Paik, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S. 1995   bottom: Nam June Paik, TV Garden 1974-2000. [photo credit: Chang W.Lee/NYTs]

Also, check out the Paik-Abe Video Synthesizer an invention that Paik claimed..

will enable us to shape the TV screen canvas
as precisely as Leonardo
as freely as Picasso
as colorfully as Renoir
as profoundly as Mondrian
as violently as Pollock
and as lyrically as Jasper Johns.

Actually Doing the Things


Stefan Sagmeister is an artists/designer who uses typography, video and imagery in a fresh and innovative way. I visited his exhibition, The Happy Show at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia over the weekend. The playful show invites the viewer to enter into the mind of Sagmeister and embark with him on his quest to find happiness. For his film The Happy Film Sagemiester attempts to train his mind to learn happiness by experimenting with meditation, therapy and mood-altering drugs. The first 14 minutes of the film, which won’t fully premiere until next year, is shown as part of the exhibition along with sculptures, videos, photographs, images and his trade-mark writing which literally invades nearly every wall in the museum. His personal narrative is an integral point of this show and activates the in-between space between the art, the museum and the viewers. There is so much more I can say about my experience with this exhibition, but I think the work can do the explaining.. for now, I will just tell you I left feeling.. well happy. Happiness Symbol Survery, 2012 (visit the Happy Tumblr HERE &  Flickr HERE to see entries.)

our happy symbols that were clearly influenced by our trip to the aquarium earlier in the day.

Everybody Thinks, in collaboration with Monika Aichele and Sportogo 2007

Happiness Instructional Card Dispenser, 2012 (these were at the entrance, you pushed a button and received a card with instructions)

some of Sagmeister’s commentary throughout the museum.. made me chuckle.

Trying to Look Good Limits My Life, in collaboration with Matthias Ernstberger 2004

Documentation of Banana Wall, in collaboration with Joe Shouldice 2008

Gumball Personal Happiness Survey, 2012

Actually Doing the Things I Set Out To DO Increases My Overall Level of Satisfation, 2012

Over Time I Get Used to Everything, 2007 (I loved this piece because on the wall next to it he explains how he has lived in New York City for 10 years and the things he does in this video are things he has never done before. 

A video I made of the neon sign piece. Basically when you walk into the gallery you are confronted by this giant neon sign that says “Seek Discomfort.” There is a bike in the middle of the room with really, no instructions.. I had a hunch what was going to happen once someone started riding the bike, but as I was waiting for my friend to finish the film he was watching so that he could film me, this girl beat me to it! It was still quite beautiful. 

virtual art tour


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short film on Yayoi Kusama

virtual tour of her retrospective at the Tate Modern

time lapse of her Obliteration Room

Accumulation is how the  stars and the earth don’t exist alone, but rather the entire universe is made of an accumulation of the stars.- Yayoi Kusama

@thedreambeing

who’s that girl 2.0


Alex Prager, Despair 2010 artistwebsite.

Practice


I am visiting Dallas, TX for the weekend and really hoping I’ll have time to head down to the DMA for  Mark Bradford’s solo show!

I love his paintings but I am anxious to see more of his video work!

and an article on this work.