Archives for the Month of November, 2011

Stuart Williams

Stuart Williams Work from Luminous Earth Grid. “Luminous Earth Grid, an array of 1,680 energy-efficient fluorescent lamps, swept over 10 acres of undulating landscape, 50 miles north of San Francisco. Said the artist, “I see the project as a poetic statement on the potential harmony between technology and nature.” Over a five year period, Williams […]

Nadia Belerique

Nadia Belerique Work from Light on the Subject (The Divided Self) and Rehearsal. “Photographs imitate sculpture, sculpture imitate photographs. Magic is often good pretending. Using constructed and found images, I aim to disclose and reveal photography’s ability to transform through work based on light and illusion. In these multidimensional sets I employ photographic tropes highlighting its […]

New Media Lecture Series – Martin Kohout

Martin Kohout 1984, Prague (Czech Republic). Based in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Represented by Exile, Berlin. The works below are from Watching Martin Kohout (2010-2011) with a really solid essay by Gene McHugh from Post Internet. “Watching Martin Kohout, a work by Martin Kohout recently exhibited on’s year-long “Serial Chillers in Paradise” […]

Body by Body

Body By Body at Important Projects Essay by Nicholas O’Brien. After downloading source material from mediafire, listening to a motivational mp3, seeing installation pictures, and playing in an interactive 3D recreation of their current exhibition at Important Projects in Oakland, it seems no surprise to me that Body by Body were “[attempting] to ‘smear’ the exhibition out over […]

Martin Oppel

Martin Oppel Work from his oeuvre. “Dominating his space were what appeared to be gravity-defying stacks of rock, marble and concrete, which were in fact sculptures made from styrofoam painted and modeled just enough to deceive for an instant. But unlike a magician’s levitation trick, Oppel wants his illusions to be broken, so that the viewer […]

JSBJ – Bartholomew

JSBJ – Bartholomew (group exhibition) @ 12 Mail. Works by Jeremie Egry, Martin Oppel, and Samuel Francois. “Physiological transformation, historical category, individual and collective statement, adolescence is fully marked by ambivalence and confusion. Despite this diversity, references relating to this transitional period continue to grow in importance, often to become the main components in the […]

Bruce Conner

Bruce Conner Work from Mea Culpa. “Bruce Conner, legendary avant-garde films are well known for their pioneering use of found footage: mixing old newsreels, training, educational, and science films, cartoons, 16-mm condensed versions of Hollywood westerns and other kinds of B movies that were sold for home entertainment, he transformed and rearranged these images, pixelating some, […]

Theo Michael

Theo Michael Work from Scholars in Space (and Smoke from the edge of the Known). “Michael works with the idea of time like a builder and destroyer of space: while in the present we erect thoughtful monuments for posterity, the future condemns them to destruction and the void. His work, seemingly playful, uses pieces of […]

VLF (Thomas Cristiani & Antoine Roux)

VLF (Thomas Cristiani & Antoine Roux) Work from their oeuvre. “We work on variations of reality. Without contesting the existence of object or image, we redefine the message it transmits. It is the role of the spectator to be conscious and define the distance between reality and virtuality of the works made. Fond rouge (red background) […]

Jacob Riddle

Jacob Riddle Work from .jpg. “All digital files are made up of information. This is the biggest difference between what is virtual and what is physical. .jpg is an acknowledgment of the digital information that creates what we view as an image. Beyond just acknowledging the image information, the code is manifested in the physical […]