giovedì , 20 Giugno 2019

Visual art

Man Ray, Fernand Leger & Marcel Duchamp, 1923 1929

Dada and Surrealism – two leading art movements in the first decades of the last century – radically revolutionized the way we think about art. Both opened up new opportunities for creative processes: Dadaism by reinterpreting everyday objects, focusing on the role of chance and questioning conventional aesthetic norms; Surrealism by proposing new ways of understanding reality and broadening the …

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Ryoji Ikeda | data.path

Born in 1966, the japanese Ryoji Ikeda started working in the world of music, a field that he would soon face up to the computer and from which he would jump towards visual creation and the multidisciplinary use of very varied artistic techniques, such as performance and the installation. Self-taught, he achieved with his technique an extremely precise aesthetic, to open …

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Saul Bass | Famous title sequences from Preminger to Scorsese

Some of the most remarkable opening titles designed by Saul Bass, sometimes in collaboration with his wife Elaine Bass. From “The Man with the Golden Arm” (1955) to “Casino” (1995), this video represents a substantial part of his creative legacy in chronological order. A NOTE ON COPYRIGHT: My only purpose in creating this video was to share these sequences with …

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Maurizio Chiantone | Skēnè :: InVisible Streams

Skēnè The Poetics of Skēnè – Draft   /  This work is measured with iron, more precisely with non-disposed and rusted pipes, but theses, shiny, vibrant, stacked to structure windmill-like bamboo columns that rigid tools defined for drawing a useful volume. Building builder slaves will now become protagonists by becoming architecture themselves that is well placed in post-modern and new …

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Pinuccio Sciola: musica ed elasticità della pietra

PINUCCIO SCIOLA: BIOGRAFIA DI UN’ARTISTA SENZA TEMPO Quando non ero e non era il tempo. Quando il caos dominava l’universo. Quando il magma incandescente celava il mistero della mia formazione. Da allora il mio tempo è rinchiuso in una crosta durissima. Ho vissuto ere geologiche interminabili. Immani cataclismi hanno scosso la mia memoria litica. Porto con emozione i primi segni …

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Pieter Vanderbeck | Five O’Clock in the Morning (1966)

1966, 5:20 min, b&w, silent “5 O’clock in the Morning,” Pieter Vanderbeck. 1966. This video shows the slow motion of chestnuts and rocks after they’ve been dropped on a hard surface. The objects ricochet off of each other, spiraling in different directions. It reminded me of what are typically used as objects in still life drawings/paintings being seen in motion. Each rock …

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Max Eastley | Hydrophone String Installation and others

Max Eastley – Hydrophone String Installation + Half Speed Metal Installation + Stone Circle 2 Max Eastley is an internationally recognised artist who combines kinetic sculpture and sound into a unique art form. His sculptures exist on the border between the natural environment and human intervention and use the driving forces of electricity, wind, water and ice. He has exhibited both …

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Joe Jones, Smoking | 1966

Fluxus video art “Smoking” by Joe Jones The Fluxus movement of the 1960s brought together a wide range of artists who work in different mediums to create an anti-art aesthetic. This video by Joe Jones entitled “Smoking” from 1966 is 5 minutes and 10 seconds of video showing a puff of smoke that appears stagnant moving slowly through the frame. The …

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James Whitney – Lapis (1966)

(1921-1982) Nationality: american James WHITNEY was born in 1921, in Pasadena, California, and lived all his life in the Los Angeles area. He studied painting, and travelled in England before World War II. James completed seven short films over four decades and collaborated with his brother John for some of his film work. The first of the brothers’ films was …

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Joseph Beuys Filz TV

Joseph Beuys, Filz-TV (Felt TV) (1970) Author: Walker Art Center Date: 2000 Institution: Walker Art Center This multiple, a relic of Joseph Beuys’ action Felt TV (1966), is composed of three props (the boxing gloves, felt pad, and sausage) and a film of the performance. In the 11-minute film, Beuys explored metaphors of communication and energy through the medium of television. As the TV broadcast a talk …

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