٠ Américo Marcelino – from the Objectivity of the device to the Subjective gaze of the author ٠

© Américo Marcelino, CAMERA OBSCURA drawing, Untitled For his PhD Project, Américo Marcelino went on a big adventure: he set out to find how does the drawing represent beyond its basic mimetic qualities. For that, he decided to use a couple of optical devices and went on to create them himself. The drawings here shown are part of three major groups: one made with the Camera Obscura, another made with the Camera Lucida and the last one a series of self-portraits made with a Mirror. Though his study was focused on the medium of drawing I’d like to suggest that … Continue reading ٠ Américo Marcelino – from the Objectivity of the device to the Subjective gaze of the author ٠

┐ Lake Como – from Camera Lucida to drawing, from Photography to Pinhole └

© Dave Wise © Fox Talbot, drawing made with Wollaston’s Camera Lucida, Italy, 1833 “One of the first days of the month of October 1833, I was amusing myself on the lovely shores of the Lake of Como, in Italy, taking sketches with Wollaston’s Camera Lucida, or rather I should say, attempting to take them: but with the smallest possible amount of success. For when the eye was removed from the prism—in which all looked beautiful—I found that the faithless pencil had only left traces on the paper melancholy to behold. After various fruitless attempts, I laid aside the instrument … Continue reading ┐ Lake Como – from Camera Lucida to drawing, from Photography to Pinhole └

┐ Alexander Brener & Barbara Schurz └

On the night of October 15th, as I was leaving the demonstration, a guy shouted at me. As I looked back he asked me if I spoke english, I nodded, he grabbed a paper bag and gave me a book. He turned, walked away and cut the corner just in time for me to thank him. I opened the book and this was it!!! Thank you Alexander! “In the beginning of 1999 we published a little book called What to do? 54 Technologies of Resistance Against Power Relations in Late-Capitalism (in Vienna, and before that in Moscow.) This book is … Continue reading ┐ Alexander Brener & Barbara Schurz └

┐ Wladd Muta └

© Wladd Muta, Hypercops 1 On Mountains, 2011 © Wladd Muta Les pétales des fleurs de grenouilles, “AnUra-Flora“, se développent dans un tout premier temps à partir des tissus pulmonaires du batracien (fig.1.). L’amorce de la mutation utilise les traces génétiques fantômes des branchies du stade larvaire (têtards). Le pétale se constitue ensuite exclusivement sur une base de tissu épithélial humide (muqueuse) respiratoire. L’étalement des tissus s’accompagne, progressivement et en s’amplifiant, d’une hybridation du tramage cellulaire VÉGÉTALE & ANIMALE. Même une fois aboutie, l‘AnUra-Flora gardera toujours cette singularité cellulaire hybride. La fleur se déploie tout autour d’un cœur ; celle-ci … Continue reading ┐ Wladd Muta └