that a man cannot perceive an object that does not exist; nor can he remember
an object that does not exist; but there appears to me to be no contradiction
in his conceiving an object that neither does nor ever did exist" (Thomas
4 in Essays on the intellectual Powers of Man, 1785).
Lithuanian photographer and artist, Tadao Cern, created an interesting substitute
for those who would like to see a photograph depicting Vincent Van Gogh. Based on one
of Van Gogh's last self-portraits, Cern produced a digital simulation of a photograph
of Van Gogh, a kind of digital Ersatz photograph, if you like.
Cern's work is both hyper-real and fictional. It mimicks the appearance of
a photograph, going far beyond Van Gogh's paintings in detail and apparent realism,
without being a photograph, at least not in the traditional conception of photographic
images. Disorienting and fascinating at the same time, the work presents a spectacular,
eye-catching simulation of what a photograph (in color) of the famous painter
might have looked like.
Posted by HRay on Saturday, April 20 @ 00:08:02 EDT (169 reads)
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湧声 ''Yusei'' – a sound creation made up of myriads of voices
The microscopic particles were developed by myriads of voices. They make you feel the vitality as if lives are flowing over,
and after a while, you will realize you are being covered by them, as if sinking into the deep psyche.
Then, as if they correlate with the millions of flowing lives and nature in this world, reflecting and blending,
we will eventually be touching the shared particles which connect all of us.
tmymtur's peculiar voice texture includes many territories of ultra-high frequencies (super sonic waves), developing many sounds from ultra-high frequencies, marking over 20kHz - that human ears are incapable of catching.These ultra-high frequency waves are often included in sounds of nature such as the flow of the river, the forest, waterfalls, and the wind blowing through the trees. Most of these which we consider as comfortable nature sound include these ultra-high frequencies, and it is also said that these ultra- high frequencies have the effect to make the human brain relaxed.
Posted by HRay on Sunday, February 03 @ 17:12:27 EST (374 reads)
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6th International ARTE LAGUNA Prize 2011-deadlines: 11/11/11
Arte Laguna and the Italian cultural association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art) are working together since 2006 on promoting contemporary visual Art. Main result of this collaboration is the International Art Prize ARTE LAGUNA. The main purpose is to support emerging and also already affirmed artists, giving them the possibility to show their artworks in high quality expositive settings around the World.
Born in 2006 from the collaboration between the cultural association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art) and Arte Laguna, the Prize, over its five editions, has lived a structural evolution, becoming an established international prize supporting contemporary art talents and one of the most important events of the contemporary art scene. Over 15,000 international artists exhibited their artworks thanks to Arte Laguna and many of them now have a great career.
Posted by HRay on Tuesday, July 12 @ 22:04:42 EDT (2733 reads)
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John Lilly by Laurie Anderson
In his work Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer , John C. Lilly wrote:
"All human beings, all persons who reach adulthood in the world today are programmed biocomputers. None of us can escape our own nature as programmable entities. Literally, each of us may be our programs, nothing more, nothing less.
Despite the great varieties of programs available, most of us have a limited set of programs. Some of these are built in. In the simpler forms of life the programs were mostly built in from genetic codes to fully formed adultly reproducing organisms. The patterns of function, of actionreaction were determined by necessities of survival, of adaptation to slow environmental changes and of passing on the code to descendants."
Laurie Anderson incorporated some of Lilly's ideas, his ways of de-constructing dominant perspectives and explorations of human - dolphin communication in this short piece:
Posted by HRay on Sunday, May 15 @ 04:16:57 EDT (2067 reads)
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NEW ART FESTIVAL STRIKES NEAR LEIPZIG
Atomino: A Tasty Cocktail Of Experimental Art, Non-Profit Ideas And Open Air Concerts
Crimmitschau, Germany. Atomino Art Festival is the first international festival of interdisciplinary arts and music that brings together experimental artists from all over the world. From 27th to 29th august visitors and artists can be part of a huge art-event and risky experiment: a mash up of different kinds of artistic expressions, multimedia art and contemporary music. Exhibition meets Dancefloor. White Cube was yesterday.
"We want to bring experimental art closer to the public, this is why admission is free to all events including live concerts"
Tina Pagel, Coordinator
Artists from France, USA, UK, China, Taiwan, Spain, Russia, Ireland, Finland, Argentina and of course Germany will present their experimental works in Atomino 2010 in Crimmitschau, Germany. "We define 'experimental' as progressive art forms which are mainly non-commercial and sometimes weird." explains Tina Pagel, Coordinator of the Festival. Weird or progressive - the visitor can create his own definition using all his senses: the Festival brings modern dance, abstract painting, concrete poetry, electronic and contemporary music, robot performances, experimental cinema, living installations and video-battles."
Posted by HRay on Thursday, August 26 @ 20:13:20 EDT (5014 reads)
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Culture Lab, Newcastle University announces RENDER 10: an exhibition featuring creative digital media works from the Culture Lab research community.
RENDER 10 presents the forward-looking scenarios of contemporary audiovisual experimenters from the Digital Media Masters of Research course, as well as members of the Culture Lab research community. Focusing on live media, performance, expanded reality, interactive video and sound installation, the exhibition comprises a range of new projects addressing technology and media with a critical, empirical and often playful approach.
Focusing on live media, performance, expanded reality, interactive video and sound installation, the exhibition comprises a range of new projects addressing technology and media with a critical, empirical and often playful approach."
Posted by HRay on Saturday, August 14 @ 00:41:07 EDT (3185 reads)
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Adamo Macri: the Clandestine series.
The Clandestine project is a four-piece photographic series created in 2008. (Clandestine 0, Clandestine 1, Clandestine 2, Clandestine 8). It features France native François Sagat, a model and adult entertainer best known for his exotic and exceptional muscular physique.
Clandestine 0 (detail)
Adamo Macri: I wanted to create a body of work that placed importance on negative space. Not necessarily a role reversal, but a balance in which the background becomes a predominant aspect of the image, a presentation of the subject in relation to space: object and emptiness of equal value, or background or emptiness as subject matter.
In the Clandestine project, a silhouette cuts into an abyss of black space like a vector, a human figure that is also a graphic symbol; form in relation to the aspect of three-dimensional relief and to a flat-out delineation.
Having just completed two other projects, One Onion Canon and Slide, which were somewhat my take on "film noir" consisting mainly of negative imagery, I didn't feel that I was ready to change mode without exploring other possibilities of utilizing it as a language as well as an obvious esthetic."
Posted by HRay on Monday, February 22 @ 08:54:17 EST (4706 reads)
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This interactive artwork. originally produced and unveiled at YCAM, returns to Yamaguchi from a journey around the world
Seiko Mikami continues to produce works of art that challenge her contemporaries, while critically observing technologies and the ideas behind them with a focus on "information society and the human body" since the 1980s. In connection with the large-scale solo exhibition that opens in March 2010. Also Seiko Mikami and Sota Ichikawa's "gravicells - gravity and resistance" will be shown once again in a revised version.
This work was produced and subsequently unveiled at YCAM in May 2004, from where it embarked on a journey around the world. Celebrated exhibitions at twelve different locations in eight countries, including Tokyo, Berlin and Torino, solidified the piece's reputation as one representative work of media art. This work provides a space with hypothetical dynamics having the opposing forces of gravity and resistance, through special devices and sensors. "
Posted by HRay on Friday, January 29 @ 03:18:59 EST (3877 reads)
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Transmediale.10 FUTURITY NOW!
2010. It is a year which has been synonymous with past images of the future. Writers and commentators throughout the 20th century strove to depict 2010 as a shining example of a future framed by technological progress and social harmony.
Futurity is a concept that examines what the 'future' as a conditional and creative enterprise can be. At its heart lays the intricate need to counter political and economic turmoil with visionary futures. With FUTURITY NOW!
[The User] Coincidence Engine One: Universal People's Republic Time
transmediale.10 explores what roles internet evolution, global network practice, open source methodologies, sustainable design and mobile technology play in forming new cultural, ideological and political templates. transmediale.10 invites artists, scientists, media activists, thinkers and visionaries to ask not what the future has in store for us, but what do we have in store for the future?
Posted by HRay on Friday, January 08 @ 22:01:23 EST (6077 reads)
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Elizabeth Presa’s Atlantis: The Archeology and Aesthetics of an Atopian Life
A review by Holger 'H-Ray' Heine
In its most enigmatic form, a work of art facilitates a personal encounter in a space that lies between what is familiar and what is irreparably alien. It is by a process of discovery and investigation, by experimental play and unproven hypothesis, that this uncharted space between what is known and what is obscure is navigated. And it is in the movement between those two poles, that a work of art both reveals and conceals itself.
Elizabeth Presa’s installation, Atlantis, invites the viewer to embark on such a journey, to explore the fragile remnants of an uncharted atopia. Her work presents the viewer with the arte facts of an imaginary archeology that silently evoke the fragmented memories transmitted for millennia in ancient myths and philosophical lore.
Posted by HRay on Saturday, October 31 @ 02:27:40 EST (3285 reads)
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From the Archive
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Bertrand Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism