Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Waste not Want not | Song Dong at MOMA

This installation is part of Projects 90: Song Dong | June 24, 2009-September 7, 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/

I'll go crazy if i don't go crazy tonight | U2 Video | David ORielly

David OReilly directs and animates new U2 Video. OReilly has won a string of awards and speaks extensively on the international design circuit.

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

Antony Gormley | One and Other

In this video Antony Gormley talks about his new work conceived for the Fourth Plinth on the northwest corner of Trafalgar Square. Antony Gormley invited 2,400 members of the public to spend one hour on the plinth. The project runs 100 consecutive days (until October 14, 2009).

Antony Gormley on the Fourth Plinth from One & Other on Vimeo.

Miwa Yanagi | Windswept Women | The Old Girls’ Troupe

Representing Japan at the 53rd Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy, is Miwa Yanagi, with her installation entitled Windswept Women: The Old Girls’ Troupe. For this work, Yanagi takes the Japanese Pavilion, built in 1956 and designed by Takamasa Yoshizaka and covers its exterior with a black, membrane-like tent. Inside, Yanagi installs giant 4m high photograph stands containing portraits of women of varied ages. The photographs are presented in ornate decorative frames. The women stand unmoved despite being surrounded by turbulent wind and surreal scenery. In addition to the photographs, Yanagi also presents new video work.
Previous works include "Elevator Girls" and "Grandmothers".

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Zilvinas Kempinas: TUBE | Lithuanian Pavilion | Venice Biennale 2009

" (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

Semi Permanent | Melbourne 2009

Semi Permanent announce their Melbourne conference to be held at the Melbourne convention & exhibition centre SOUTH WHARF, MELBOURNE October 9th and 10th. Speakers include Jasper Goodall, Jeff Soto, Grafik Magazine, Industrial Light and Magic, Three Drunk Monkeys, Luke Lucas and Tara McPherson

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

Semi-Permanent Sydney 2009 Montage from Semi Permanent on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Nathaniel Kahn on "My Architect"

In this video Nathaniel Kahn shares clips from his documentary "My Architect," which is about his quest to understand his father, the legendary architect Louis Kahn. It's a film with meaning to anyone who seeks to understand the relationship between art and love.

Clay Shirky: How social media can make history

Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.
As a prescient voice on the Internet’s effects, Shirky argues that emerging technologies enabling loose collaboration will change the way our society works.