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EMPATHY WITH THINGS

Mark Leckey, Circa 87, 2014 (Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz)
Although his oeuvre spans little more than 15 years, British artist Mark Leckey (born in 1964) is already considered a reference for a young generation of artists. After his studies he withdrew from the art world for nearly a decade. In 1999, with the video Fiorucci Made Me [...]

Hallo, aliens.

Hello, Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
Hallo, aliens.
Hello, weekend.
(And then there is the long version.)

TWINKLE TWINKLE

Since relocating back to sunny Philadelphia (guys, the sunny part is a joke), I’ve been wanting to shed some love on one of Anerica’s most underrated art-poli. Because it’s been so gloomy recently, I feel particularly drawn to the work of Ray King–no pun intended–whose iridescent, delicate structures have been exhibited in multiple [...]

HAUNTING HANDS

What power-crazed, voyeuristic creatures we are! The way the camera is continuously moving backwards from bizarre scenes of humans involved into scientific or ritual activities, indicating, gazing or even wordlessly shouting (what is the red-mouthed, lightly dressed model telling us?) at you, Pursuit by French DJ Gesaffelstein throws [...]

PREHISTORICAL STONE ART MEETS 3-D

What drives the science team of the Pioti project to document each millimeter of the around 300.000 stone engravings of Valcamonica in the Italian Alps? Using highly potential 3D laser scanners they suceed in simulating a landscape of the ownknown and yet unsolved secrets behind those rock drawings, which were carved in sandstone around 12.000 [...]

WRONG

The ubiquity of digital art, variously manifested as prismatic gifs, Google Map collages, interactive apps/music videos, and photomanipulations, has proven itself beyond fact beyond fad as an expressive medium for both ends–grassroots and elite–of the creative world.  It’s not surprising then that a contemporary survey, long in coming, has finally emerged.  Impishly named, The Wrong, organized by [...]

FUTURE PERFECT

It’s a bit late to be hyping this now.  Or perhaps we are just very foresighted.
In any case, Plural Projekt was/is (will be again) a Dresden-based artists collective started by five students from the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts: Anna Grützner, Diana Welmeier, Denny Brückner, Patricia Detmering, and Benjamin Hummitzsch.  After a year of planning and [...]

BEETHOVISION

While the craft of classical music courts notoriety for its mathematical complexity, its interpreters often express themselves in literary rambunctiousness and visual cues, relishing in matching timbres with colors, flourishing upon movements hippos and dancing flora a la Fantasia.  Floating above the soup of sentiments, Jorinde Voigt charts soundscapes according to an invented emotional notation, you [...]

NOT THAT KIND OF PRINT

1 R.I.P. Alexander Mcqueen.
2 Democratically or not, today’s sartorial companies increasingly busy themselves with producing competent chic for the lowest common denominator leaving the modern modester to angst over the fate of haute couture.
Never fear: Iris van Herpen will provide your inner sartorialist ample relief.
Though the Dutch designer is just 29 years old and her house only 6, [...]

SILENCE/SOUND

Evolution of Silence, Matthias Lohscheidt. 2013.
Degeneration of sound to the finer development of listening pleasures.
Might be interesting to read with Luigi Russolo’s Art of Noise.