Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Field Trip: Duchamp and taste (Discs and perfume)

I consider taste–good or bad–the greatest enemy of art.

-- Marcel Duchamp

Belle Haleine: Eau de Voilette [Beautiful Breath: Veil Water], 1921 (link)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Field trip: Erwin Wurm

The artist as pickled cucumber. This self-portrait, shown in his recent solo-exhibition, says a lot about the artistic strategy of Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. Whether his famous one-minute sculptures, almost immaterial work between sculpture and performance requiring the visitor to follow the artist's detailed instructions, or his deformed cars and bodies: everything's equipped with Wurm's acid sense of humour.
The show is travelling to Bonn, Vienna, Bejing, etc.

Picture: Anger bump, 2007, acrylic, cloth, 156x80x47 cm
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München
Foto: Erwin Wurm / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Friday, February 5, 2010

Brooklyn is Watching blog is down up!

Brooklyn is Watching

The official Brooklyn is Watching blog is undergoing renovation and repairs so it's currently down. It will come back all shiny and new. In the meantime, Jay Newt will be twittering updates on its status here. Big news coming in March!

Jay Newt on Twitter (link)

Update: It's back up!



Brooklyn is Watching: Off Sim by Werner Kurosawa- machinima by Mab

This is Mab's second attempt at Second Life® machinima (her first attempt, Selavy Oh's State of Formation, is still in bits and pieces).

Werner Kurosawa's Off Sim provides a way for Mab and Nebulosus Severine to sit together outside the SIM and contemplate the rotating ephemeral conceptual artscape created by artists on the Brooklyn is Watching SIM at Soup:Push, where anyone can build a temporary installation, art is in constant transformation, and the real art lies in the way the works appear and disappear as the artists collaborate (knowingly or unknowingly) changing the meaning of the immersive space over time much like the game Exquisite Corpse played by the early Surrealist artists.

Familiarities arise and themes emerge, growing and playing off each other as happens in the music used here, a fragment of Bach's Aria from the Goldberg Variations, performed by multimedia enthusiast and artist Glenn Gould in 1981.


Brooklyn is Watching

(Teleport to Brooklyn is Watching at Soup:Push, walk to the platform in front of the big blue watchtower, sit on the seats you'll find there, and voila, you are orbiting the sim at 512 meters outside it! More than one person at a time can go!)