THE PERFORMANCE OF SELF
Hogan Rebel launches the video The Performance of self by Ivan Olita and a book published by Electa, that will be presented during the The rebel Journey - Dream, Believe, and Create exhibition (8th -13th April within the Salone del Mobile 2014), the brand’s project that celebrates the rebel icons from the past.
Where Children Sleep is a project by photographer James Mollison. The project was born from a reflection he had in his bedroom: how significant the bedroom was during his childhood, and how it reflected what he had and who he was. Where Children Sleep is a collection of stories about children from around the world, told through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms. More pics here.
THE REAL FIRST KISS
After the success of the video First Kiss, this is the real one: Le Baiser by Pascale Ferran, shot in 1990.
Arianna, a film by Carlo Lavagna, is a project born from a dream: the world through the eyes of a nineteen year old intersex who believes to be a girl. But to make the movie happen, they need you, here. Go and help them.
Gradient Bangles is a series of objects by Maiko Gubler that examines colour as direct representation of three-dimensional form and their relation to the human body, incorporating standard 3D printing technologies.
Art director Pierce Thiot and his wife Stacy Thiot of Red Poppy Photography have created Will It Beard, a Tumblr blog featuring photos of Pierce’s beard with various household objects stuck in it.
Though morbid and unsettling, getting a glimpse inside the mind of a serial killer is pretty mind-blowing. How does an evil mind see the world? What strange images and sinister subconscious creatures stalk his landscapes? Here you can find 10 works of art made by some of the most deranged serial killers in history.
This tumblr accompanies One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age, the Geocities research blog by Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied. Screenshots are automatically generated from a stash of old Geocities home pages, rescued by the Archive Team in 2009. The files are processed from oldest to newest.
According to heaven.internetarchaeology.org, when you die your computer can save and store your soul. Knock on the door in this website to start the journey in the afterlife.
THE INNOVATION OF LONELINESS
What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely? Shimi Cohen's great video, The Innovation of Loneliness, explains it. Wow.
Organized by ICP Curator Carol Squiers, What Is a Photograph? explores the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. Conceptual art introduced photography into contemporary art making, using the medium in ways that challenged it artistically, intellectually, and technically and broadened the notion of what a photograph could be in art. A new generation of artists began an equally rigorous but more aesthetically adventurous analysis, which probed photography itself - from the role of light, color, composition, to materiality and the subject. Click here to check all the photographs and the artists involved in the exhibition - which will be on at the International Center of Photography till May 4.
Above some works of Sara Cwynar, a New York based artist who - among others - is taking part at the exhibition The New Beauty of Our Modern Life at the Higher Pictures in NY. Sara and the artists in this exhibition represent a node in an expanding network of post-everything practitioners. Recognizing the flexible nature of images and materials, anything from a font to a floor tile can act as a site of potential intervention. Everything is information: information synthesized becomes material and all of this happens at breakneck speed. One gets the sense that anything is up for grabs. The resultant works represent a shift in how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. They are the product of products, yet they are more handmade than readymade - elements are bent, scraped, pinned, sliced, smashed and smeared into shape.
SEND ME YOUR SEXTS
Behind Send Me Your Sexts there’s Eileen Yaghoobian, a filmmaker and artist who’s convinced that your dirty messages should be her next script. So she decided to create a service that turns your real sexts into on screen action. Think your phone could inspire a good web series? Ever wanted to be a screenwriter? You already are… but only if you’re brave enough to send her your sexts. It can be anonymous, but it still takes some moxie.
A path of sighs through the emotions of life. A tribute to the art and her disarming beauty. Enjoy this short video by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro.
Who hasn’t had the desire just to be someone else for a while? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego, a second skin which one’s behaviour can be adjusted to and causes a person to be perceived differently. Just the two of us by photographer Klaus Pichler deals with both costumes and the people behind them.