The premise of One Hour Photo is simple: project a photograph for one hour, then ensure that it will never be seen again. The experience of One Hour Photo is also, on the surface, simple, almost programmatic: project one work per hour, each by a different artist, for the duration of the exhibition; provide a simple, meditative […]
Concept and art direction Ana Domínguez and Omar Sosa. Image © Nacho Alegre for. Apartamento Magazine issue 18
Narrative sequencing, word and image.
A major work by New York–based artist Christian Marclay, The Clock mines the history of film for moments from everyday life and thrilling only-in-the-movies events that indicate the passage of time. Synchronized with local time, cinematic and actual time run parallel in a 24-hour montage.
It’s Nice That : Graphic Design: Amazing Norwegian archive on show after 50 years in an attic!.
In this new video art clip from San Diego-based filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker, we watch as a 4-minute shot from the Washington Street bridge in San Diego is deftly edited, sorted, and compressed resulting in perfectly color-coded traffic. Kuckenbaker notes: The source footage for this video is a 4-minute shot from the Washington Street bridge […]
Piccadilly Community Centre 2011 Installation view, Hauser & Wirth Piccadilly, London, England Photo: Guilhem Alandry Artists — Christoph Büchel — Images and clips — Piccadilly Community Centre — Hauser & Wirth.
Midas-touch Dutch duo Blommers / Schumm have been making the world look cooler for years. Their brilliant photoshoots and set design for the trendiest magazines are so consistently excellent that we barely even have to look at one of their projects before we whack it on It’s Nice That. This one, though, is by far […]
Photographs by Marco Anelli. From the book:PORTRAITS IN THE PRESENCE OF MARINA ABRAMOVIC (Marco Anelli © 2010) http://www.marcoanelli.com/portraitsbook_e.html Portraits taken during the MoMA’s exhibit of performance artist “Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present”. Abramović sits at a table in silence, and museum guests can sit across from her and stare. Some people couldn’t handle […]
Wooden box with Horseshoe Magnet Demonstrations.
We’ve seen some odd student projects in our time here at CR, but this must go down as one of the oddest: two Kingston students created human photograms by swallowing 35mm film, then, erm, expelling it, and recording the results Luke Evans (above) and and Josh Lake (below) are in the final first year of the BA […]
Matt Richardson created a camera which doesn’t deliver a photo but a description of the photo it made. Eh what? After the shutter button is pressed, the Descriptive Camera sends the photo to Amazons Mechanical Turk for processing. Somewhere someone receives this photo and writes a short description about what’s on the photo, that person […]
This is not a spot of whimsy, people. This kind of thing really does happen. In fact, you can watch a real-life example (with a less-threatening fish substituted in for the piranha) in a video taken in Alabama’s Bankhead National Forest. The good news: The butterflies are not really carnivorous, per se. The bad news: […]
Chris Killip, ‘The Library of Chained Books,’ Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, UK, 1992. In the Middle Ages, when monasteries were the closest equivalent to a public library, monks kept works in their carrels. To increase circulation, these works were eventually chained to inclined desks, or lecterns, thus giving ownership of a work to a particular […]
Drawing Tops A spinning-top, that uses a pen as the spindle, represents many of the core ideas behind my current work. It is recognisable, un-intimidating, and invites people to interact with objects that can lead to unpredictable results, or an emergent property. Simply through indulging in the enjoyable process of spinning the top a bi-product is […]
Yes, More To Do Lists I thought these were lost forever. Imagine my joy at finding them sandwiched in between the pages of some soon-to-be-thrown-out magazine. These are my brother and his partner’s to do lists. If you’ve been here for awhile, you may have seen the earlier iterations here, here […]
The 2011 Christchurch earthquake was the largest natural disaster in New Zealand’s history, claiming the lives of 181 people and leaving behind nearly $30 billion in rebuilding costs. Touched by the events of that February day, photographer Fabrice Wittner set out to confront the destruction the best way he knew how: by making […]
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19:30 Stacks is a new series of sculptures by Aleksandra Domanović. They’re actually stacks of A4 and A3 paper with parts of photos printed on their side. To create this effect, Aleksandra made huge PDF files which she printed with an inkjet printer set to “border-less printing”. You can […]
Mike Bruce / Hammer Museum These wood objects were collected by Whiteread’s young son as a substitute for the toy guns he was forbidden to own. via Rachel Whiteread – latimes.com.
2001 Stadion Dynamo Kiev, Kiev UKR, “Dreamgames” http://www.langbaumann.com/
Fruits Skewer 2011, Nijmegen (NL) Anti-vandalism furniture, fruits, 0,5 x 0,5 m Rock’n Gum 2010, Rennes (FR) Chewing gum sticker, tattoo pattern, 30 x 30 cm http://www.demodetouslesjours.eu/
memo camera | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.
http://www.franziskasinn.de/ Via http://www.todayandtomorrow.net/
LOVE, for Japan—by Akinori Oishi Like anyone this past week, we’ve been following the aftermath of the terrible events in Japan. We decided to produce a series of posters to support and encourage your donations. For the first poster we asked our friends Akinori Oishi to draw and All Cats Are Grey to print. Silkscreen […]
Rachel de Joode.
Street Painting – Franklin’s Footpath / Photographer: Henry Groskinsky, 1972 Artist Gene Davis putting finishing touches on his 414-ft-long painting. “Franklin’s Footpath,” painted on the street in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. via Gene Davis – Philadelphia Street Painting, 1972 / Aqua-Velvet.
In March of 2010, Jim Denevan and his crew created a large scale artwork on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal, Siberia. The spiral of circles, along a fibonacci curve, grow from an origin of 18″ to several miles in diameter. 'You've got to support whatever grand scheme, whether it's yours or someone else's. You […]
Isabelle Hayeur, an artist from Montreal, created “Fire with Fire,” an artwork that simulates a fire in a “four-storey heritage building in the downtown eastside.” Via Make: This building is not actually on fire Art installation looks like burning building – Boing Boing.
Holy dueling Gallic phallic symbols, Batman! French journalist Aude Baron tells Boing Boing, On Friday, if you were going to the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, you could see a giant penis! It was drawn into the snow covering the grass. A Dutch tourist took a picture and posted it on Twitter. Amazing view! But what […]
Christopher Steinweber via Christopher Steinweber / you are a performance.
Performers form a “human sculpture” on Sunday during a piece entitled “Bodies in Urban Spaces” by choreographer Willi Dorner. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal) Bodies in Urban Spaces – Photo Journal – WSJ.
Over the years, Voina staged many actions: police station take-overs, anti-homophobic faux-lynchings in malls, stray cat throwing into swanky restaurants, anti-Medvedev public orgies and all kinds of ruckus. Their most recent target: the headquarters of FSB, the offices of Russia’s KGB incarnate Federal Security Service. Our source: Voina themselves. In the early morn of Che […]
Edition limited to 250 numbered copies Pdf can be downloaded (free) here Purchased at Publish & Be Damned.
Espacio Aglutinador Havana December 1999 Galerie Peter Kilchmann Zurich In 1999, Spanish artist Santiago Sierra paid six unemployed young men in Cuba to take part in one of his installation pieces. The men were offered $30 each to participate, and stripped to their shorts to become a part of another of Sierra’s human experiments, this […]
Raven Smith’s performance-based photographs train a sharp eye on themes of identity, vanity, myth making and notions of the ideal. Smith’s work is both elegant and irrational—fundamentally stripping down complex notions of how we build our own image in the face of our personal and collective histories or myths. Smith catalogues his decisive misbehaviors with […]
In 1942, Andre Breton organised a retrospective exhibition of Surrealist art in New York: First Papers of Surrealism. For the vernissage Marcel Duchamp created this installation – a gigantic web – called the Mile of String. He and Breton furthermore arranged for a number of children to ball in the room thereby making it very […]