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Marina Galperina
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managing editor of
ANIMAL New York


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kimlaughton:

wet dog

kimlaughton:

wet dog

Take a ride on Jen and Paul’s One Stop Shopping Souvenir City and Chelsea Bus Tours. More here. Video: Aymann Ismail, ANIMAL New York.

backdoorpharmacist:

Backdoor Pharmacist is now on Tumblr and Twitter

Krist Wood, Iheroir (2009 - 2014)

Krist Wood, Iheroir (2009 - 2014)

Ways Of Something (2014)
Stills: Eva Papamargariti, Tristan Stevens, Erica Lapadat-Janzen

Episode 2, minute #3 by Gaby Cepeda

Curator/artist Lorna Mills:

“I encouraged the artists to update or contradict the material. If we erred, I wanted to err on the side of exuberance, and if it ended up a total clusterfuck, I’d be delighted with that too.” 

58 web-based artists participated in this project. 

Ways of Something”, is a contemporary remake of John Berger’s BBC documentary, “Ways of Seeing” (1972). Commissioned by The One Minutes, at the Sandberg institute in Amsterdam and compiled by Lorna Mills, the project consists of one-minute videos by fifty eight web-based artists who commonly work with 3D rendering, gifs, film remix, webcam performances, and websites to describe the cacophonous conditions of artmaking after the internet.

The screening at TRANSFER Gallery is based on the first two episodes of a four-part series of thirty-minute films created by art theorist John Berger and produced by Mike Dibb. In the original episode one, voice-of-God narration over iconic European paintings offer a careful dissection of traditional “fine art” media and the way society has come to understand them as art. The second episode is a contentious and sometimes maddening look at the female nude in the western tradition.

The combined work is, in effect, art about art about television about the internet.

Featuring formal, figural and kitsch practices to videomaking, “Ways of Something” is constituted by aesthetically diverse interpretations of Berger’s ideas on looking at art after the introduction of digital media and the internet. Ultimately, it turns the highbrow nature of the original documentary film into a exuberant and disjointed series on how artists understand art today.

Cloaque.mov (2014)

Chris Marker, Level 5 (1997)

Game Plan: Jakub Juszczak talks about Prisoned, a game about depression:

“I didn’t want to get too close to it and so attached to it, because I know that the internet is full of ‘nice people.’ I was pretty sure that a lot of people would not like it, so if I’m super attached to it then it would get even worse for me.

Мама, мама, что я буду делать

Plukanian language

  • Koo — All words, with the following exceptions:
  • Kyu (pronounced kyew) — any profanity
  • Ketseh (pronounced “keh-tseh”, emphasis on the second syllable) — matches (or, rather, the chemicals ordinarily used on Earth for match heads)
  • Chatl — a currency unit
  • Tsak — a small bell worn on the nose to indicate the low social status of the wearer
  • Tentura and Antitentura — two opposite parts of the Universe. Some planets and galaxies exist in Tentura and some (including Earth) in Antitentura
  • Pepelats — an interplanetary spacecraft (from the Georgian word “pepela” for butterfly)
  • Tsapa — a component for different machines. A big tsapa is a very important component for the pepelats. A small tsapa is a component for the gravitsapa; without the small tsapa, a gravitsapa will not work. Tsapa is similar to a very rusty screwnut
  • Gravitsapa — a component for the pepelats which allows intergalactic travel (from ‘gravity’ + ‘tsapa’)
  • Tranklucator — a weapon
  • Visator — compact device, detects difference between Patsaks and Chatlanians
  • Kappa — a button or lever
  • Luts — the fuel used by the pepelats, it is made of water
  • Ecilop — a policeman (“police” spoken backwards)
  • Etsikh — a box for prisoners; also the imprisonment in such box (as a penalty); also the Ecikh is a jail with many such boxes (“Ecikh” is from the Georgian word “tsikhe" for prison, castle). Ecikh with nails is extremely hard punishment.
Kim Laughton talks about his artistic process. 

When satisfied with the composition, I send the file to my render farm. At this stage, a powerful computer simulates the realities we take for granted and after a period of time the image is formed.
The final render was Perfect for display in an online gallery.
The moneyed generally have difficulty finding meaning in digital images; for this audience it may be necessary to send the render to be painted in a Chinese factory. After the transition from pixel to paint everyone is happy and I’ll return to the bank to look for more inspiring scenes.

Kim Laughton talks about his artistic process.

When satisfied with the composition, I send the file to my render farm. At this stage, a powerful computer simulates the realities we take for granted and after a period of time the image is formed.

The final render was Perfect for display in an online gallery.

The moneyed generally have difficulty finding meaning in digital images; for this audience it may be necessary to send the render to be painted in a Chinese factory. After the transition from pixel to paint everyone is happy and I’ll return to the bank to look for more inspiring scenes.

Pointing a Finger at Tepco, Kota Takeuchi. Statement. Related: The Rise of Performance and Intervention in Japanese Contemporary Art 

ART THOUGHTZ: On Beauty, Hennessy Youngman