movementcast:

Yeah

So good!

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Chloe’s Pizza Party Twister at Artscape’s Field Day—championship round. Baltimore.

Chloe’s Pizza Party Twister at Artscape’s Field Day—championship round. Baltimore.

Hito Steyerl Is (Not) Completely Invisible

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Hito Steyerl Is (Not) Completely Invisible

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Video still from Hito Steyerl’s video “How Not to Be Seen: a Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov” (2013).  Image courtesy of Hito Steyerl and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

In a recent interview with DIS Magazine, 48-year-old writer and artist Hito Steyerl remarked that “anyone slightly interested in digital politics and technology is by now acquiring at least basic skills in disappearance and…

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prostheticknowledge:

Panther Modern

Online art project from laturbo focused on artists who use 3D as their primary medium, and produce work intended for virtual architectural spaces they have been given:

The purpose of PANTHER is to promote the versatility of digital installation, via the construction of new architectural spaces for artists.

Each project shown at PANTHER is given a unique structure in the format of a 3D model file, which built to engage the artist and their process of making. These sites remain open for the artist to create additional installations at any time. Completed rooms are added to the existing architecture, allowing the shape of PANTHER to change with each project.

Currently, there is work by AOTO OOUCHI and EVA PAPAMARGARITI

Panther Modern can be found here

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paddyjohnson:

Faith Holland’s Visual Orgasms

</a In honor of tonight’s screening “From the Cloud”– a group of found footage videos by Internet artists, which Faith Holland is presenting at Spectacle, we have decided to present a GIF from Faith Holland’s “Visual Orgasms” series. Sploosh!

paddyjohnson:

Faith Holland’s Visual Orgasms

</a In honor of tonight’s screening “From the Cloud”– a group of found footage videos by Internet artists, which Faith Holland is presenting at Spectacle, we have decided to present a GIF from Faith Holland’s “Visual Orgasms” series. Sploosh!

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Tom Hancocks: Idle Self

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Tom Hancocks: Idle Self

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Tom Hancocks has made an animated GIF dreamworld out of a windowless, hypermodern house in an alien landscape. This is definitely a throwback to early computer games like Myst with maybe a little bit of Freud mixed in there. The project is called “Idle Self” and invites viewers to browse through rooms of the house as if they were representations of the mind at work.

Idle Self was part of a…

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prostheticknowledge:

The Silva Field Guide To Birds Of A Parallel Future

Net artist Rick Silva's work combines nature and virtual 3D abstraction. His latest project features several examples of bird flight in abstracted geometric form.

Some examples embedded below:

The whole collection of works in this series can be found here

Wonderful work. Nuff said.

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erikkwakkel:

A colourful book

I encountered this Dutch book from 1692 in a French database today and it turns out to be quite special. For one thing, no Dutch scholar appears to have published on it, or even to know about it. Moreover, the object is special because it provides an unusual peek into the workshop of 17th-century painters and illustrators. In over 700 pages of handwritten Dutch, the author, who identifies himself as A. Boogert (Pic 2), describes how to make watercolour paints. He explains how to mix the colours and how to change their tone by adding “one, two or three portions of water”. To illustrate his point he fills each facing page with various shades of the colour in question (lower image). To top it he made an index of all the colours he described, which in itself is a feast to look at (Pics 1 and 3). In the 17th century, an age known as the Golden Age of Dutch Painting, this manual would have hit the right spot. It makes sense, then, that the author explains in the introduction that he wrote the book for educational purposes. Remarkably, because the manual is written by hand and therefore literally one of a kind, it did not get the “reach” among painters - or attention among modern art historians - it deserves.

Pic: Aix-en-Provence, Bibliothèque municipale/Bibliothèque Méjanes, MS 1389 (1228). Luckily, the entire book can be viewed here, in hi-res, zoomable images. Here is a description of the book.

Full disclosure (6 May, 2014): While this colourful book is first presented to a larger audience in this post and there are no Dutch publications devoted to it, I have since posting discovered that it is known by at least one other Dutch scholar. It is currently being studied and will be included in a PhD study to be completed in 2015 at the University of Amsterdam. While it is great that blogs such as The Colossal (here) and Gizmodo (here) have picked it up, it is important to know that I was not the one “discovering” the manuscript. I merely put it on the bigger podium it deserves, via this blog.

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The Cyanometer Is a 225-Year-Old Tool for Measuring the Blueness of the Sky
Christopher Jobson, thisiscolossal.com
Bibliothèque de GenèveHot on the heels of a post earlier this week about centuries-old guide for mixing watercolors, I stumbled onto this 18th century instrument designed to measure the blueness of the sky called a Cyanometer. The simple device wa…

The Cyanometer Is a 225-Year-Old Tool for Measuring the Blueness of the Sky
Christopher Jobson, thisiscolossal.com

Bibliothèque de GenèveHot on the heels of a post earlier this week about centuries-old guide for mixing watercolors, I stumbled onto this 18th century instrument designed to measure the blueness of the sky called a Cyanometer. The simple device wa…