I once wrote a brief post about the effects of the Düsseldorf school, following Grant Scott‘s article Has the Düsseldorf school killed photography? (which I can no longer find available online). At the time, I hadn’t given much thought to the … Continue reading Typifying: is this scientific approach revealing?
“The Negation of Time, Prologue” at Le Laboratoire, by William Kentridge with Peter Galison and Philip Miller (Photograph by Phase One Photography) It’s possible that scientists and artists may have one side of their brain more dominant than the other, … Continue reading ٠ Simultaneity: art & science coming together to ocupy the brain? ٠
© Susan Boafo, Organs of Extreme Perfection, 2011 © Susan Boafo, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, 2009 “Photosynthesis by microscopic organisms produces the majority of the life supporting oxygen that is required by all living things. In return, our reciprocal relationship provides them with carbon dioxide. The photograph is created by millions of these organisms as they carryout photosynthesis. When photographic negatives are placed in front of the organisms, they move towards the varying degrees of light and form eerie, temporary images. They seek out the light they need for photosynthesis and leave behind a haunting trace of this life-giving process.” … Continue reading ┐ Susan Boafo, organic photography └
© Sonja Bäumel, Embroidered Tattoo, 2007 The embroidered tattoo is part of the fashion collection “Slow down…”. Latex layers have been revived, reinterpreted and transformed into a skin. A skin embroidered with local tradition. © Sonja Bäumel, Crocheted Membrane, 2008/09 “Our skin has a second layer of skin. A layer full of life, which serves as a membrane for exchange. This body membrane is made from the same substance as the world. The human body does not end at the skin, but invisibly expands into space. The hidden membrane exists between our body and our surroundings. We can enter this … Continue reading ┐ Sonja Bäumel, growing a second skin └
© Lena Amuat & Zoë Meyer, Mathematisches Modell Nr.5, 2010 © Lena Amuat & Zoë Meyer, Artefakte und Modelle, 2009-12 “Lena Amuat and Zoë Meyer have won the Swiss Federal Design Award for their project ‘Artefakte und Modelle’. As the title suggests, in this project the two photographers look at scientific models through the lens of art. These are models conceived as a way of arriving at new insights by varying the method of visualisation or by reshaping or using a different type of measurement. The artists are interested in the images of reality conveyed by the models and in … Continue reading ┐ Lena Amuat & Zoë Meyer, a thing for scientif design └
© Andrea Polli, Appetite 4, installation detail, Here Space, NY, 1995 © Andrea Polli, Appetite 4, detail from installation WWW site showing a studio photograph of objects on a plate, 1995 © Andrea Polli, Fetish, screen shot of detail of installation at the Ctrl show, Name Gallery, Chicago, 1996 “Research into the concept of appetite led me to consider my personal appetite for possessions. It became clear to me that I (like many others) have multiple layers of possessions. We have possessions that exist in physical space, as well as possessions in virtual space: images, sounds and texts stored in … Continue reading ┐ Andrea Polli, memories as possessions in virtual space └
© Terike Haapoja, Anatomy of Landscape, Durational images, 2 parts, 2008 Glass, plywood, live plants, light, electronic, water, 150 cm x 90 cm x 20 cm When one stands before a landscape, two lines of thought appear. One treats the landscape as a framed fragment of our field of vision, distanced plane of forms and tones, structured by our viewpoint. The other, in contrast, follows the grass from underneath our feet to the distance, hears the resonance of the wind in our ears, smells the soil, synchronizes the pulses of the body with the life inside the view. Abstractions, mathematization … Continue reading ┐ Terike Haapoja – mind over matter over mind └
© Robbie Nolan, Untitled, from Trees © Robbie Nolan, Untitled, from Trees “The poet Keats spoke of how the ‘cold philosophy’ of science would, by explaining the mechanics of the physical world “unweave a rainbow”. In a sense the aim of this series of photographs was to display the falsity of this claim when related to colour. Colour is often thought of as something solid, immutable and objective. Certainly objective colour exists as measured in wavelengths of light, but this does not mean humans are able to view it objectively. The physiology of human sight is one easily susceptible to … Continue reading ┐ Robbie Nolan └