Culture TV presents a cool motion graphic video by Japanese artist OHASHI_Takashi. Watch Human Orchestra here: culturetv.tv (among lots more interesting video work by various artists) or go straight to the source here: takashiohashi.com (Notation of Rotating Earth is great too).
What is it? a site recently launched by Sarah McKinney to showcase and celebrate images taken with toy cameras, like the Holga. there are some great images up already and I am looking forward to watching it grow. yes, submissions are being accepted – see the site for details and great images: toyeur.blogspot.com
she says her excellent name comes from the work of Claude Levi-Strauss, “…who proposed that it is the relationships, transformations, and connections between myths that hold the most importance.”
great explorations so far, I look forward to reading more
read an excellent article about our re-mix media culture and art that can be read (and edited) at the Networked – (a networked book about networked art) site . It is a wiki type experiment on the future of mixing, video, and art in general. This project is pretty cool, worth checking out!
logo image used with cc license, more here
a very informative report from the NEA’s Office of Research and Analysis that explores the ways in which technology and media contribute to arts participation and engagement
Download the entire PDF here.
check it out from Rhizome.org: Dis & Dump.fm by Ceci Moss.
very cool 3d graffiti – see ‘creative’ in silver and blue – the video too where it falls from the sky!
see it at: Graffiti Technica.
As I am now in the market to purchase a car, I thought it would be fun to post occasionally on the experiences of a non-car owner (me, now) and his transition to one who will shortly own (and rely upon) a car.
I have forgotten how incredibly prevalent (and sometimes necessary) they are in the US. I have also noticed while surfing incessantly (obsessively?) to find the best car, the best deal, the best insurance, the best ….it goes on and on…how much art has been made around the car how much popular culture is interested in them. So how do art and cars intersect?
During my searches I have come across sites like BMWism featuring a nice gallery showing all the BMW cars decorated by well-known artists – from Calder in 1975 through Koons in 2010. very cool.
look for more ‘car’ posts to come as my story continues…
to my mind those 4 words, in that order, is always a good thing -
read more by Alice Pfeiffe here: Dual Context: Vidéoclubparis by Alice Pfeiffer.
see the incredible work of artist Rebecca Najdowski at pivotartgallery.com
Digital media scholar Clay Shirky talks about the positive affects that the internet has on our brains and our culture. Shirky is the author of a new book, “Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age”
above is a screen shot from an online map that can be found here. the site integrates layers (which can be turned on or off) of information available like spill trajectory, fishery closures and much more. the map uses the Environmental Response Management Application – an online tool that provides near-real time information about the oil spill.
from How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb here
see this link for a poignant way to visually understand the extent of the BP oil disaster
(thanks to Tallulah for sharing this)
the sculptor Ap Verheggen placed a series of sculptures called “The Dogsled Riders” on a section of ice in Uummannaq, Greenland with the prediction that it will eventually break free, drift, and disappear completely. On May 16 the iceberg started drifting. Follow the fascinating story and watch the mapping of the sculpture as it drifts here via Google Earth. The site has many real-time and multimedia resources being utilized in really relevant ways.
thanks to the always great artdaily.org for the reminder to check on the progress of this project
because I happen to be pre-occupied with maps…
and a few of my own interpretations of the way we navigate will be on view this Thursday, see details here
an interesting, newly unveiled piece by the artists Eva and Franco Mattes (famous for their site: 0100101110101101.org) created out of fragments stolen from famous modern art works (examples include canvas thread from a Warhol and a piece of molten metal from a Beuys sculpture) raises many questions about art in a way that only they can. The piece itself does not look too exciting but I predict, will be successful in creating a stir.
read a great article by Blake Gopnik in the Washington Post here
also an essay by Fabio Cavallucci, images of the work, and more info at the gallery: postmastersart.com
enjoy the animations and contribute too – create and upload your own animated gif
(thanks to m.b. for sharing this link)
Click here for a wonderful audio (and text) excerpt from a speech given by President John F. Kennedy in honor of the poet Robert Frost and recognizing the importance of the arts to our country. I wonder what he would think today…
“…art establishes the basic human truth which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment.”
Pivot Blog aims to be a forum for me to report to readers art news & happenings from the East Bay and the wider art world, as well as happenings specific to Pivot Gallery. I will also share an array of information that I hope will engage the imagination – images, videos, articles, essays, perspectives and ideas.
There are many exciting art and cultural happenings in Berkeley and the East Bay of California and in contemporary art. I hope this blog will become a resource for finding those events and the highlights of art news coming from the area and beyond.
It is also a forum for readers to provide feedback. I welcome any and all comments, thoughts , and revelations. We all live our various bubbles and there is no harm in having them burst once in a while in order to learn a new perspective.