Art is a Form of Encryption:
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Art is a Form of Encryption:

Laura Poitras in Conversation with Lynn Hershman Leeson | PEN America https://pen.org/interview/laura-poitras-conversation-lynn-hershman-leeson Long before the digital revolution and virtualization of identities became part of our everyday lives, American artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson created surrogate personas and investigated issues of surveillance, interfacing of humans and technology, and media as a tool to counter censorship … Continue reading

Matt Mullican: Beyond the Planetarium
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Matt Mullican: Beyond the Planetarium

“I went from being surrounded by things—dealing with how we name them and how we experience our environment through naming—to the opposite end of the spectrum: starting with nothing, then calling the objects into being.” —Matt Mullican, “Planetarium“ Planetarium: Matt Mullican A digital project, part of And Yet It Moves Matt Mullican was born in 1951 and currently … Continue reading

Rebels
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Rebels

His Excellency Francisco da Costa Gomes, ComTE, GOA (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɾɐ̃ˈsiʃku dɐ ˈkɔʃtɐ ˈɡomɨʃ]; 30 June 1914, in Chaves – 31 July 2001, in Lisbon, Lapa) was a Portuguese military officer and politician, the 15th President of the Portuguese Republic (the second after the Carnation Revolution). [source: wikepedia and DuckDuckGo image search] For most of us in … Continue reading

R.I.P Hema Upadhyay
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R.I.P Hema Upadhyay

[image] Hema Upadhyay, “Modernization” (photo by Anil Rane, image courtesy Chemould Prescott Road and the artist) The Important Work of Indian Artist Hema Upadhyay, Murdered at 42 by Anuradha Vikram on December 15, 2015 News of artist Hema Upadhyay’s death in Mumbai over the weekend has stunned the international art community. Upadhyay, 42, was a painter and mixed media artist who … Continue reading

the conjurer
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the conjurer

[image] Hieronymus Bosch, The Conjurer – Date unknown. Oil on panel. Original dimensions: 53 x 65 cm. Retrieved from https://excursuses.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/hieronymus-bosch-a-primer/ He who lets himself be fooled by conjuring tricks loses his money and becomes the laughing stock of children.” – A Flemish proverb “The Conjurer, an extraordinary tale of a conjurer trying to persuade the spectator that he’s pulling … Continue reading

Stan VanDerBeek
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Stan VanDerBeek

http://www.stanvanderbeek.com   Beginning in the 1960s, Stan VanDerBeek worked with multiple projections on movable screens. In his live shows with film, video and computer graphics, he created high visual density comparable to the contemporary music video, which he then developed into computer animation. These experiments of high density in collage forms were conducted through image … Continue reading

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Thomas Locher’s “Post-Information”

(Left) Thomas Locher, A – H, 2002/2015. (Right) Thomas Locher, A – G, 2002/2015. (more images here) by ANA TEIXEIRA PINTO : July 14, 2015 Thomas Locher’s “Post-Information” SILBERKUPPE, Berlin Long before post-internet aesthetics and ubiquitous networking began to overhumanize technology, men in gray flannel suits were the standard metaphor for the dehumanizing nature of corporate technocracy. This expression, which swiftly became … Continue reading

Ernie Gehr – the structuralist film maker
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Ernie Gehr – the structuralist film maker

[image] An image from “Serene Velocity” (1970). No Blockbusters Here, Just Mind Expanders By MANOHLA DARGIS Published: November 11, 2011 “THERE are a multiplicity of adjectives that fit Ernie Gehr’s experimental film and digital work: abstract, beautiful, mysterious, invigorating, utopian. The work can also be oblique; this is not a bad thing! His 14-minute film “History” … Continue reading