٠ ‘Never have we had access to so much information about each other, and never has the information been so unreliable.’ ٠

“In this project I have downloaded pictures of ‘friends’ that I only know through the Internet, and given them a new context. The persons are only visible through a digital representation, while the surroundings are as analog as possible. The … Continue reading ٠ ‘Never have we had access to so much information about each other, and never has the information been so unreliable.’ ٠

٠ Botched Taxidermy – ‘artists’ using animals ٠

Miguel Suarez, Chicken-Killing Performance, Alberta, Canada, 2013. More about it here How does the animal function as a kind of tool for allowing humans to think through their own identities? It seems that a lot of artists you’re writing about are trying to envision a very far-out point in the dispersal of fixed identities, to the point at which identities disappear. There are several points that are raised there. In terms of moving beyond identities, I think you’re right in saying that there doesn’t appear to be a fixed point towards which one could move. Certainly the way in which, … Continue reading ٠ Botched Taxidermy – ‘artists’ using animals ٠

┐ Sonja Bäumel, growing a second skin └

© 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 └

┐ Andrea Polli, memories as possessions in virtual space └

© 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 └

┐ Mary Stark – Searching for Celluloid └

Abandoned, discarded, unwanted film is woven into handmade artefacts and photographic prints are created in the darkroom from constructed negatives. Time becomes an integral element, with each print or object measuring a duration of film. This recent work explores the materiality of photography and film in the digital age and creates a dialogue between the still frame and the moving image. Mary Stark is searching for celluloid. It’s an exploration that, paradoxically, began in the digital space. “I was interested in working digitally with video,” says Stark, who recently completed an MA in Photography at MMU. “Then I realised that, … Continue reading ┐ Mary Stark – Searching for Celluloid └

┐ Living Pictures └

Click the image and follow the link to view it come alive. “Lytro is the first company to bring “light-field” technology into a small consumer device. Light-field, or “plenoptic”, camera technology captures all the light–its color, intensity and direction–that makes contact with the internal sensor. It does not select a single focus point but captures all possible focus points at once. To understand the result, one needs to know just a little about what is called “depth of field.” (…) The viewer of a living picture seemingly has a new sort of control with respect to the photo-object. By clicking … Continue reading ┐ Living Pictures └