Sunday, February 22, 2009

Matthew Ritchie: The Morning Line

The Morning Line is a new experimental project by Matthew Richie, designed in collaboration with architects Aranda / Lasch and Daniel Bosia of Arup Advanced Geometry Unit. The Morning Line explores the interdisciplinary interplays betweeen art, architecture, mathematics, cosmology, music, and science. The Morning Line was presented at biacs3: youniverse, the 3rd Sevilla Biennial (Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla).

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


A new section has been added to the links bar on the right that provides access to the websites of most of the copyright information providers in Australia. This should be particularly useful for teachers of students preparing bodies of work for the HSC/Visual Arts where students are considering using copyright protected soundtracks to accompany film/video or animation, or where students might consider appropriating segments from copyrighted video or clips from the internet. Whilst copyright issues do not affect HSC Visual Art assessment as such, once a submitted video work reaches preselection, awareness of issues surrounding copyright clearance become important. If a work in that media is selected for exhibition, the Board of Studies require copyright clearance before the work can be placed in the public arena. Know also, that if your student's film/video work is selected for ArtExpress you will need to have a copy of the work printed to mini-dv tape, so source out soon how you/they are; or who is, going to do that. For mac users iMovie HD can print to tape, but iMovie o8 and iMovie 09 do not have the capability. Final Cut Express HD has the capability but it's a hit and miss affair as to whether it works. Final Cut Studio is fine and so is Sony Vegas Pro 8. There are apparently problems with Adobe Premier Pro and OHCI compliant IEEE1349 drivers? Problems have been reported when using proprietry firewire drivers with Premier such as those supplied by Texas Instruments. If you know of any others post a reply.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Nef du Grande Palais. Paris

Some great images from the recent festival of European Digital and Visual Art held in Paris during December 2008, courtesy of Vernissage TV.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Goshka Macuga : Kunsthalle Basel

“I Am Become Death investigates the aesthetic form as a weapon deployed in conflicts between political powers and the impact of official ideologies on the production of art that still aspires to autonomy. At the same time, the exhibition puts forward the possibility that aesthetic potential can be used to opposite ends, as a means of taking a critical look at the present day.” (PR Kunsthalle Basel).
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.

Yin Gao

Ying Gao studied fashion in Geneva and Montréal and earned a Masters Degree in Multimedia at Université du Québec (UQAM). Since 2003 she is a professor at UQAM’s fashion school.
In this video, Ying Gao talks about the works on show at, her background, and future projects. The exhibition is running until the 1st March, 2009., Basel / Switzerland, January 16, 2009.

Enricho David in Basel

Enrico David’s solo show at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel bears the cryptical title How do You Love Dzzzzt by Mammy? The exhibition circles around just a few elements: Two photographs showing two small boys occupied with a piano – one of them the artist himself – and a portrait of a man. A second installation presents a room with a scene based on the Surrealist photo collage 'Vielle femme et enfant' (ca. 1935) by Dora Maar.

Brian Eno - 77 Million Paintings

77 Million Paintings project by Brian Eno has been around for some years now and is still attracting significant attention primarily due to the way it subverts the notion of a singular art work. This instead is a work that perpetually grows and gives the viewer a rare visual and aural experience. About it's inception Eno says..

“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

Design in Australia

AustralianInFront is a site worth looking at for the heads up on new design in Australia

"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.

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