Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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TAKING A BLOG BREAK.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chris Sollars - COFFEE AND DONUTS




COFFEE AND DONUTS: Utilizing this former Mission Police Station as a set, Chris Sollars will activate the former station through actions and video. Southern Machine Exposure Project is a project developed by Southern Exposure (San Francisco) and Machine Project (Los Angeles), involving 20 combinations of artists and performers from LA and SF, presented off-site in 20 homes in the Bay Area over 20 consecutive days from June 11 - 30.
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COFFEE AND DONUTS promo (02:28)

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Ciprian Muresan




Ciprian Muresan’s ‘Communism never happened’ describes the facets of a complex anachronism, a rapport between time and history where they accelerate and decelerate past each other, where the former hemorrhages and the latter is overabundant. It is the definitive answer to Winston Churchill’s observation that Eastern Europe has produced more history than it could consume, and it simultaneously states that Eastern Europe will never cease to aspire to a place in what it projects to be the grander, subtler map of things geopolitical. Its relationship to facts, statistics and painful recollections, replicates the relationship between communism, liberalism and the idea of historical catastrophe in the Eastern political imaginary. Bound up with the certainty that communism certainly happened, it mirrors the way in which post-communism and globalization endlessly complicate each other.
source: monumenttotransformation


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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sucklord - TOY LORDS of CHINATOWN



Given that The Sucklord is a man of the people, what is his message to the masses?

Buy this shit, motherfuckers! You need this stuff! You need to have this because it is going to compel you whatever it is you’re going to do in the world. The Sucklord’s just a loser from New York with a few talents and a little support, and if you’ve got a good idea and discipline and are willing to suffer for it, you can do your thing. But until you get your thing together, buy his thing.
source: Cyriaque Lamar - Evil toy mastermind The Sucklord and his “ghetto Star Wars” empire (2011)
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TOY LORDS of CHINATOWN: Episode 1 (07:53)

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Episode 2 (11:56)

Episode 3 (19:43)
Saturday, September 15, 2012

Nao Bustamante




Nao Bustamante is an internationally known performance and video artist originating from the San Joaquin Valley of California. Her (often precarious) work encompasses performance art, sculpture, installation and video. Bustamante has presented in Galleries, Museums, Universities and underground sites all around the world.
source: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Hemispheric Institute of Performance: Given Over to Want (hemi)

artinfo: Jaclyn Loraso - The “Work of Art” Exit Interview

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Nao’s short Bio-Pic (09:47)

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Josef Dabernig, G.R.A.M.: automatic (2002)



Drei Männer, drei Autos, drei Obsessionen: mysteriöse Andeutungen reifen zu konkreten Handlungen, im geschützten Raum aus Glas, Chrom und Blech wird gezeichnet, meditiert und fotografiert. Eine in der ländlichen Garage angesiedelte Studie über die Getriebenheit, ein staubiges Road-Movie in Schwarz-Weiss, ohne Asphalt und ohne heulende Motoren. Skurril-witziger Bodensatz zwischen Reifenstapel, Ledersitzen und Alu-Felgen: abseits von narrativer Schlüssigkeit, werden in „automatic“ Genres wie Film Noire oder Nouvelle Vague zitiert.
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Josef Dabernig, G.R.A.M.: automatic (06:54)

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Paule Hammer




No doubt, Paule Hammer is a painter. Yet often, the two dimensions of a sheet of paper or canvas are insufficient to express his idiosyncratically enigmatic designs of the world.
If that is the case, he makes use of space: a wooden shack is packed with portraits of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Cash, Hannelore Kohl, the protagonists from Planet of The Apes. It is covered with the jackets and trousers awarded to honour glam-rockers and with mutant hub cap shields. Conceived as a gigantic 3-dimensional painting, Hammer called this installation Walhalla (2002). Although lacking gold leaf, it radiated with the power of religious icon painting.
source: Laden für Nichts

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