What I like:
Art / Kunst
Humor / Funny Stuff
Bazon Brock (My Avatar)
Düsseldorf (My Hometown)
Valentine Laroche (Μοῦσα)
-Helmut Newton / Vanessa Beecroft
-Bettina Rheims / Spencer Tunick
-Andrea Gursky / Jürgen Teller
-David Hamilton (photographer)
-Peter Lindbergh (photographer)
What I don't like:
Niagara - Kleiderschrank Tests für Marilyn Monroe in der Rolle der Rose Loomis.
Die Kostüme wurden von Dorothy Jeakins konzipiert.
final scene of "You Were Never Lovelier" (1942)
The incomparable Hazel Scott playing two grand pianos in The Heat’s On (1943)
New piece by net artist Yung Jake who combines R&B pop with app aesthetics to create music video experiences, with a song about break-ups in the time of social media - video embedded below:Yung Jake makes his MOCAtv debut with “Unfollow,” a music video about being haunted by the shadows of a relationship and the abundance of social media. To the internet rapper, the unfollow button is the only tool he has to move on from a relationship. But just as former flames run into one another IRL, the spread of imagery online continues to bring him to the past. Like his hero Drake, Yung Jake swags out his state of emotional vulnerability, inundating viewers with screens, feeds and braggadocio, so as to transform pathos into envy.
Online exhibition and documentary on the craft and decline of the neon sign industry in Hong Kong. As well as an online map which locates where any remaining signs would exist, there is a fascinating documentary short featuring craftsmen whose livelihood have been affected by the introduction of the LED light:
NEONSIGNS.HK is an interactive, online exhibition dedicated to exploring, mapping and documenting Hong Kong’s neon signs. The seventh in the Mobile M+ exhibition series, NEONSIGNS.HK invites the public to post images and stories of their favourite neon signs to its Neon Map, and to rediscover these compelling features of the city’s streetscapes from the perspectives of design and urbanism, visual art, cinema, literature and popular culture.
From 21 March to 30 June, 2014, the NEONSIGNS.HK website will be actively updated with new content, ranging from essays and slideshows to videos, specially-commissioned projects and news about offline tours, talks and workshops. M+ has begun acquiring, for its permanent collection, notable Hong Kong neon signs that are otherwise at risk of being lost. As such, the aim of NEONSIGNS.HK is to enhance the understanding of these fast-disappearing and under-researched fixtures of the city’s urban landscape, while eliciting the public’s help in identifying and contributing knowledge about the neon signs that remain.
The highly recommended short film can be found here
The project’s main webpage can be found here
From Wikipedia: “In physics, mathematics, and art, a moiré pattern is a secondary and visually evident superimposed pattern created, for example, when two identical (usually transparent) patterns on a flat or curved surface (such as closely spaced straight lines drawn radiating from a point or taking the form of a grid) are overlaid while displaced or rotated a small amount from one another”.
You probably see moiré patterns every day! We are surrounded by grids and lines that can overlap to form these patterns. Maybe you’ve seen a television show that had a character wearing a striped shirt that looked a little bit like this. Or maybe you’ve seen overlapping mesh. Mesh can form very visible moiré patterns. I created a gif from Paul Nylander’s video of an IKEA waste basket displaying very obvious moiré patterns:
Moire patterns can be used to create art. Above are GIFs of a book called Poemotion created by a Japanese designer named Takahiro Kurashima. It’s pages are filled with an assortment of patterns. From Poemotion’s publisher, ”Poemotion is an interactive book-object. The abstract graphical patterns in this small volume are set in motion as soon as you move the attached special foil across them. Moiré effects allow complex forms to develop, set circles in motion and make graphical patterns vibrate.” Click here to watch a very cool Vimeo about Poemotion.
Randy Scott Slavin is an award-winning director and surrealist photographer based in New York City. He is widely known for his powerful music videos and branded productions that mash up clever concepts with bold imagery, and channel the energy of pop culture. In the series of photographic work Alternate perspectives, he presents surrealist scenes which tunnel both landscapes and urban centers into mysterious vortexes. The artist’s initial work with spherical panoramas led him to the world of stereographic projection, the mapping of a three-dimensionally rounded image onto a flat plane. (src. Artist’s biography & Designboom)
David Harber, UK. Polished stainless steel portal. Awesome!
Every David Harber creation is, in essence, a sculpture.
David is inspired by the abstract qualities of light, shadow, reflection and organic structure, and delights in exploring the juxtaposition of contrasting yet complementary materials.
His latest works are the Heaven and Earth series, combining oxidised and mirror-polished stainless steel to create dramatic and contemporary forms.- See more at: http://www.davidharber.co.uk/sculpture.htm#sthash.oeH3Ibzc.dpuf