Monday, October 10, 2011

Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table



Brian Dettmer's Altered Books: "In this work I begin with an existing book and seal its edges, creating an enclosed vessel full of unearthed potential. I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. Images and ideas are revealed to expose alternate histories and memories. My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception."

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Zaoum is the natural language of children and lovers



                             lanke tr gl
                             ziiuu lentrl
                             lumpf tumpf trl
                             lanke tr gl
                             pe pe pe pe pe
                             ooka ooka ooka ooka ooka
                             lanke tr gl
                             pii pii pii pii pii
                             zuuka zuuka zuuka zuuka zuuka
                             lanke tr gl
                             rmp
                             rnf
                             lanke tr gl?



      

The 4th Annual Harry Smith Festival

At the Elk Creek Cafe, Milheim PA.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

LOSHADKA



Art group's blog here.
"Loshadka means 'pony' in Russian, the native language of founding member Ilia Ovechkin. It's a twee word, coded in a foreign tongue, and constantly rearranged in gibberish anagrams on the title bar of http://loshadka.org/ -- a compounded transformation that makes a neat metaphor for the group's activity. Members take YouTube home videos, na├»ve digital art, advertisements and other online junk, then tweak and recontextualize them. Loshadka is one of a handful of artists' group blogs, also called "surfing clubs," since the posted objects come from rambling sessions of Web browsing. New media theorist Lev Manovich has compared the net surfer to the flaneur, and Loshadka's giddy, dark sense of humor shares a certain detachment with Baudelaire's perceptive dandy. -  http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-opinion/finer-things/2009-03-19/loshadka-surfing-club/

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fingering Instabilities



Laplacian instability occurs when a smooth interface evolving under a Laplacian field develops rapidly growing spikes and branches …The instability has been connected to many disparate phenomena, such as dendrites on snowflakes, forks on lightning, quasi-steady-state fracture, lobes on lichen, coral, riverbeds, vasculature, and urban sprawl patterns. Since the formation of non-smooth features from smooth initial conditions is counter-intuitive, this topic has attracted attention in physics, chemistry, and material science…
Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace (23 March 1749 – 5 March 1827)
Laplacian Growth from Nervous System on Vimeo.

The Minimal Beat - 88.7 out of Chicago


Click on picture to go to blog. Or check out a righteous mix by Peaking Lights here.

In/Organic



Click picture for more of this series. More from the Orka Collective: here.

Scaffoldings



Scaffoldings, Liddy Scheffknecht.

Content is Queen



Content is Queen from Sergio Albiac on Vimeo. More from him: here

ROOTSTRATA



Amazing resource for music, art, and information: here

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More here.

Every Reform Movement Has Its Lunatic Fringe



One glimpse from an endless blog of blogs, fantastic images, reveries, a rabbit-trail or worm-hole.... here 
(click on photo to go to this particular artist's work).

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

OPTIMAL SHIMMER SOURCE - SOLID BLACK (an excerpt)

More hypnotic animation by Brandon Jan Blommaert and the Pandaclock Communications Network here

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Atomic Cake



From left: U.S. Navy Vice Admiral William H. P. Blandy, his wife, and Rear Admiral Frank J. Lowry cut a cake made in the shape of a mushroom cloud at a reception for Operation Crossroads, November 6, 1946. More atomic culture here and here.

Christian Marclay's LP album-cover collages



More here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A wheel within a wheel, with rims full of eyes all around

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Twin Portal from Konx-om-Pax on Vimeo.

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Slot Hum from Sculpture on Vimeo.

Plus one more from the same source:


Demonstration Reel from Sculpture on Vimeo.

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From 20 Jazz-Funk Greats, with a taste of their entertaining sci-fi commentary:

"Adult. were that blinding beacon of paranoia awaiting at home after a cocaine-fuelled night in the Electroclah Babylon. The half glimpsed hallucination of a Bauhaus tiger with stroboscopic eyes snarling from your surgical looking chaise longue.

"Their greatness, never doubted, hit us again while we were picking some tunes for the most excellent T O N G U E S night a couple of weeks ago. It is a testament to the madness of the early noughts that they were considered a ‘party band’, when in all honesty they were cartographers of a geography of serrated edges, autobahns of modernity built on a regolith of psychosis and future shock."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011