Monday, December 7, 2009
F18 is the creative duo of Stefan Doepner and Jan Cummerow and was founded in 1996 in Hamburg. The F18Institute for Art, Information and Technology is primarily devoted to robotics and art.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Holzer is best known for her use of words and ideas in public space. In 1982 she publicised her statements and aphorisms (”truisms”) on one of Times Square’s gigantic LED billboards, in 2008 she created a site-specific light projection for the newly renovated facade of the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum in New York.
On until January 24th 2010.
Video and information courtesy of Vernissage Art TV
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Selected for The International Festival of Cinema and Technology in Los Angeles Feb 09.
Interesting animation from a young freelance designer. Made using Cinema 4D and AfterEffects
Monday, September 28, 2009
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Monday, August 10, 2009
At the age of six he was given his first computer, a ZX Spectrum, and devoted his time to drawing huge and very detailed illustrations. He was also a keen gamer, and believes his enthusiasm for design and CG effects can be traced back to those days. After high school Maxim undertook a degree in architecture, which he followed by studying graphic design, fine art, illustration and sculpture.
He says: “There are no limits in graphics - everything you can imagine is possible. But I have to say I still love architecture. It all started with 2d illustrations, that smoothly turned into 3d illustrations and spaces. Then I developed a passion for architecture and graphic design. Then I realized that the most important thing is video art!”
See More at http://www.zhestkov.com/
Saturday, August 1, 2009
"Having worked as an academic at MIT and a researcher specializing in computer technology and software engineering, Golan Levin now spends most of his time working as a performance artist. Rest assured his education hasn't gone to waste, however, as Levin blends high tech and customized software programs to create his own extraordinary audio and visual compositions. The results are inordinately experimental sonic and visual extravaganzas from the furthest left of the field." TED
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Beijing-based artist Song Dong (b. 1966) explores notions of transience and impermanence with installations that combine aspects of performance, video, photography, and sculpture. Projects 90, his first solo U.S. museum show, presents his recent work Waste Not Want Not. A collaboration first conceived of with the artist's mother. Read more on this at In the Media @ http://rewired09.wordpress.com/
U2 - I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight from David OReilly on Vimeo.
Credits: Written, Directed, Edited & Characters Designed by David OReilly. Art Direction, Production Design, Concept art by Jon Klassen. Animation & Rigging by Chris Hutchison and Daniell Brown, with extra animation by Steve White. The video was produced by Colonel Blimp and made at Lumiere Studios in London.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Previous works include "Elevator Girls" and "Grandmothers".
Thursday, July 16, 2009
"TUBE" (created at the Atelier Calder, Saché, France) can best be described as a translucent tunnel of parallel lines, created with magnetic tape. TUBE “resonates with the environment of the floating city and creates a space where vision and movement are linked by means of the body. TUBE addresses the physical and optical experiences of the viewer, and the passage of time, while creating the feeling of being inside and outside simultaneously".
'Tube' by Zilvinas Kempinas is currently showing at the Lithuanian Pavilion of the 53rd Venice Biennale.
Exhibition footage courtesy of Vernissage Art TV.
Monday, July 13, 2009
The following video montage shows you what you missed at the Sydney conference earlier this year. Video courtesy of Semi Permanent.
For more info visit Semi Permanent
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
As a prescient voice on the Internet’s effects, Shirky argues that emerging technologies enabling loose collaboration will change the way our society works.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sebastian Lange is commuinications designer for qu-int.com and mynamewasgod.com
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Joseph Nechtaval is a post-conceptual art digital artist and art theoretician who creates computer-assisted paintings and computer animations, often using custom-created computer viruses.
In this interview at a recent exhibition he talks about the need for political vitality and currency in art practice.
See more of his work at http://post.thing.net/
Saturday, May 30, 2009
If you have the time to learn it, and have students who are interested in experimenting with code based art, Node Box is an exceptionally user friendly application that can produce extraordinary images.
NodeBox is a Mac OS X application that lets you create 2D visuals (static, animated or interactive) using Python programming code and export them as a PDF or a QuickTime movie. NodeBox is free and well-documented.
NodeBox allows you to create visual output with programming code. The application targets an audience of designers, with an easy set of state commands that is both intuitive and creative. It is essentially a learning environment and an automation tool.
You can also run scripts that automatically search images from the web and assemble them as stills or animations.
Download the application at http://nodebox.net/code/index.php/Home
Friday, May 29, 2009
Tivon Rice is a new media artist that explores how traditional methods of learning are influenced by mass media and digital technology. His videos and sculptures create a dialogue between the distanced, purely optical domain of the tele-visual and a sensual awareness held in the body and mind. The artist embraces digital media as a vehicle for modern communication while experimenting with both video and sculptural objects that examine visual perception and temporal awareness.
Rice is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Washington, Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media in Seattle. Recently, he had solo exhibitions at the 911 Media Center and Lawrimore Project in Seattle, as well as a solo show with the Portland Art Academy. In 2006, the artist received a Trust Fellowship from the Joan Mitchell Foundation for his sculpture The History of Television: 1974-2006.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Index is an inventory of the photographs resulting from the aerial survey The State of New York. The survey recorded the ruined state of the terrazzo map of the ‘Empire State’ which was installed in the floor of the New York State pavilion for the 1964 World’s Fair. Scope New York 2007, February 27, 2007.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Moby has teamed up with director/producer David Lynch; best known for Elephant Man, Mulholand Drive, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks etc to produce this very quirky animation.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
See the first part of the interview with the artists at
and see more at
Friday, April 10, 2009
OASIS (HD) - sand from yunsil heo on Vimeo.
A surface covered with black sand turns into a pool full of life when people grab and remove a handful of sand away. In this micro-world, virtual creatures are born, live and perish.They recognize their spatial boundaries and obstacles of living and respond to peoples' touch in various ways.
A real-time computer vision engine has been developed to interpret the physical status of diverse materials of the installation. The program populates creatures with various characteristics and controls their behaviors in real-time. A swarm intelligence has been implemented to simulate the flocking behaviors of the creatures and their life-like motions.
'Oasis I' used various natural materials: sand, pebbles, water & leaves.
The major interaction people can enjoy with
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
My Secret Heart is a new commission by Streetwise Opera (www.streetwiseopera.org) of a music and film installation written by electronic composer and Warp artist Mira Calix, video artists Flat-e and sound designer Dave Sheppard.
The have worked with around 80-100 Streetwise performers from across the UK to create a unique work that will be shown around the world.
The new piece is inspired by the Allegris 17th-century choral work Miserere Mei, a piece so protected by the Vatican that they put an embargo on it. Mira Calix and Flat-e have used the theme of secrecy to explore movements and singing with Streetwise's participants to create this new century-leaping work.
The installation will also tour to galleries and festivals across the world through 2009.
For more visit http://mysecretheart.co.uk
Looking for an interesting approach to collaborative work for your students?......
Frieze Film 2008: Road Movie is a four-part film created by artists and film-makers that was produced on YouTube. An experiment in film-making, the final result was a film made in an entirely new way: the first multi-authored fractal film assembled by the artists and curator out of the sum of the submitted parts.
Inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 novel The Road, the project used the road as a leitmotif for a non-linear journey through the post-apocalyptic landscape.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Delicate Boundaries from csugrue on Vimeo.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Although a little off topic, I found this quite an extraordinary viewing experience. It's essentially centered around a recent initiative focused on music education in Britain. Some very salient points are made that could apply to a number of educational scenarios. Once again with Ken Robinson center stage.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
While many pinhole cameras are simple boxes, Wayne Martin Belger, artist, machinist and photographer, designs and manufactures pinhole cameras that are functional photographic instruments, created with a specific subject in mind and at the same time are sculptured works of art.
Belger is a man who knows his own heart and who intends to express that knowledge regardless of outside commentary. Swimming against the powerful stream of popular notions, he brings his personal visions to reality.
He states on his website http://boyofblue.com, “The creation of a camera comes from my desire to relate to a subject. When I choose a subject I spend time studying it. Then I start visualizing how I would like a photo of the subject to look. When that’s figured out, I start on the camera stage of the project by collecting parts, artifacts and relics that relate to the subject.”
Some of the materials that go into the creation of his cameras may include, “…aluminum, titanium, copper, brass, bronze, steel, silver, gold, mercury, wood, acrylic, glass, horn, ivory, bone, human bone, human skulls, human organs, formaldehyde, HIV+ blood… all designed to be the sacred bridge of a communion offering between myself and the subject.”...........
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Matthew Ritchie was born in London in 1964. He began exhibiting in New York in 1995 with Basilico Fine Arts, after many years working as a building superintendent. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions worldwide including the Whitney Biennial, the Sao Paulo Bienal and the Sydney Biennial. He lives and works in New York.
Matthew Ritchie: The Morning Line at Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo Sevilla, Spain. February 14, 2009.
Video courtesy of Vernissage TV
Monday, February 16, 2009
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Saturday, February 7, 2009
Goshka Macuga was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1967. She lives and works in London. In 2008, she was one of the four nominees for the Turner Prize.
In this video, Ying Gao talks about the works on show at plug.in, her background, and future projects. The exhibition is running until the 1st March, 2009. Plug.in, Basel / Switzerland, January 16, 2009.
“I walked passed a rather posh house in my area with a great big huge screen on the wall and a dinner party going on,” he says. “The screen on the wall was black because nobody’s going to watch television when they’re having a dinner party. Here we have this wonderful, fantastic opportunity for having something really beautiful going on, but instead there’s just a big dead black hole on the wall. That was when I determined that I was somehow going to occupy that piece of territory.”
This edited video opens some interesting areas for discussion about the nature of art experience and the relationship of the audience to the repeatable experience of singular artworks.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
"Australian INfront is a collaborative project space and launch pad to Australia's best online designers, artists, companies and other design related web sites. INfront is also a growing community of like minded individuals who meet up face to face at INfront gatherings to inspire and motivate each other, lean on each other at times, bend the rules and help; when there's a need for a freelancer, a brainstorm, an opinion or some constructive criticism."
Some very good interviews here.
View more @ http://www.australianinfront.com.au/
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Looking to give your students access to the latest contemporary practice in art, design and photography?........this site displays work from young Australian artists outside the mainstream.
"[weAREtheIMAGEmakers] (WATIM) is a not for profit online publication which promotes australian artists, illustrators, designers and photographers. WATIM provides a platform for both established and emerging australian creatives to show their work to a worldwide audience online.
Since WATIM was launched in 2005, they have showcased the work of over 150 australian creatives and published a new issue every couple of months, each featuring interviews with some of australia’s most talented artists and photographers. The site now also acts as an online database of creative aussies, providing great exposure and support for local artists, projects, exhibitions and events."
Sunday, January 25, 2009
The Silent Giants are a new three-man design team from Michigan, and though they’ve only done a few posters so far, they are already garnering a lot of praise and attention. They have been lucky enough to work with notable acts like Xiu Xiu, Wolf Parade, The National, Bon Iver, etc.
Read more at
The Nest That Sailed The Sky
Music by Peter Gabriel, from his album OVO - The Millennium Show (Millennium Dome, London). Marshall used the image on the album cover for the sprites in the animation.
"This is a test film I made a few years ago, using one of my favourite software apps ever - Terragen. Music by Ligeti.
It’s just a study of natural landscapes and rock formations, with care for composition, lighting and camera, inspired by Kubrick and Koyaanisqatsi cinematography.
Terragen uses height-field maps (flat grayscale images) to create its land forms, but another wonderful piece of shareware software called World Machine makes the creation of heightfield maps an artistic, mathematical and geological pre-production stage before rendering these in environments through Terragen." Glen Marshall
Roland Flexner evokes otherworldly landscapes, frozen lakes and deep space implosions in his Sumi Drawings. Using a set of process-based techniques, filaments, flows, reflections, stratifications and geological formations arise from techniques applied to the tradition of Sumigashi – a process where Sumi ink is floated on layers of gelatine and water.
See more at http://www.rolandflexner.com
See more at http://www.thereis.co.uk/
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Illustrators and tablet users. Wacom Community have an extensive site full of artist profiles, galleries and tutorials. Featured artist is currently Vofan (anime artist) whose use of light and soft colours breaks with the traditions associated with this genre of illustration. See more at http://www.wacom-asia.com/community/procorner/
Friday, January 9, 2009
Interested in data aesthetics (the visual or aural representation/interpretation of data). If so you should look at the work of Corby and Bailey .This is an fascinating and quickly burgeoning area of digital art practice. View more at http://reconnoitre.net/index.html
Anyone looking to make good quality video without having to run into big dollars might take a look at the work of Cesar Kuriyama who produced/directed the clip "Long Gone" for Fat City Reprise.....................All the footage was shot on a Nikon D200 DSLR.
45,00 stills later, a mac laptop, iphoto (to organise stills), Eyeon Fusion (for the look) and Final Cut (editing); Kuriyama had a work that broke all the rules for video production.
Get the directors own take at http://vimeo.com/cesarkuriyama
Clicking on the image for the video takes you to a new page where you can read all the specs, watch the clip (again if you wish) and afterwards scroll down to a nice posting by Hunter S Thompson.
And further down for the tech heads a nice bit of enlightenment from Kuriyama in a reply to a post by Thomas Fransden.
If you have the time have a look at "What Else is There?" and "Khoda". Links are provided under 'recent activity' .
Anyone looking for an expansive forum dealing with networking, art industry, art market, arteducation, art events, art competitions, employment opportunities, peer critique, regional and international forums plus a listing of extensive links check out www.artforum.com.au
Note that I have not checked the above site out thoroughly, don't go expecting to do the meet and greet with artists at the top of the tree, but; trawling the postings produces some interesting insights.
Good opportunities for allowing students to peer review work and gain access to feedback from a broader art community could be accessed through www.redbubble.com
On a more serious note the Association for Temporary Art offers access to art dealing with contemporary issues (check out their archive) and online seminars. Find this at www.temporaryart.org
Loking to find what's on the galleries, visit www.artwhatson.com.au