Archives for posts tagged ‘culture’

Hassan Khan

Hassan Khan Work from his oeuvre. “Is it possible to isolate, extract and hold up for inspection the essence of a culture? In a city like Cairo, teeming with endlessly competing stories and voices, any attempt to tease out the core threads of its cultural identity is almost certainly doomed to sloppy generalization or scattergun […]

Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen Work from The Last Pictures. As of yesterday, Paglen’s project with Creative Time is in Geostationary Orbit. “In 1963 NASA launched the first communications satellite “Syncom 2” into a geosynchronous orbit over the Atlantic Ocean. Since then, humans have slowly and methodically added to this space-based communications infrastructure. Currently, more than 800 spacecraft in […]

Erik Berglin

Erik Berglin Work from Everything is Borrowed. “The work Everything Is Borrowed consist of a selection of collages made from my ever-growing collection of found images, the collection is constantly undergoing structuring, categorizing, organizing and reorganizing. I’m interested in the connections and similarities I find between famous works of art and pictures made by anonymous people. […]

Phil Toledano

Phil Toledano Work from The United States of Entertainment. “I’ve always felt that the very soul of a country is reflected in the way in which it entertains itself. So how does America amuse itself? And what does it say about the very nature of the American soul? Spectacle. Destruction. Guns. Religion. And of course, scale, giant […]

Michael Bell-Smith

[qt: 600 360] Michael Bell-Smith Work from his oeuvre. Also, “Michael Bell-Smith’s digital video, installations and prints evocatively embody our cultural and technological moment. Investigating the circulation and proliferation of images and sound, he charts a history of the viral growth of digital content, from the earliest computer games to the latest online applications. […]

Andrea Chung

Andrea Chung Work from Caribbean Life & Travel. “My work examines cultures created under the influence of colonial and post-colonial regimes and their relationship to The Land. I mine foodstuffs, recipes and archival materials such as photographs and tourist publications, in order to reconstruct and create a new series of narratives, which I juxtapose against […]

Osamu James Nakagawa

Osamu James Nakgawa Work from Banta. “In Okinawa, the precipitous cliffs that fall hundreds of feet to the ocean below are called banta. For years I have carried with me a vivid memory of the first time I stood atop these cliffs—a memory of beauty in the endless blue expanse of sea and sky intensified […]

Louis Porter

Louis Porter Work from Cheap Flights. “To inner-city dwellers there is something unnerving about the seemingly endless sprawl of suburbia. But for most, home is that in-between realm of tree-lined streets and manicured lawns. Most Western-style societies have their share of suburbia. But Australians, more than most, tend to celebrate it. From Neighbours to the […]