Ever think about space? Space is the Place.
I was moved to tears last night while watching this moment between the artist Marina Abramovic and her former love Ulay. Apparently they started an intense love story in the 70s and when they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again.
During her 2010 MoMA retrospective Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened. Really moving.
(via Zen Garage)
Hotello is a portable space, containing all the necessary elements for a minimal room: a desk, a lamp, a stool, a shelf, a locker. Hotello consists of a metal structure that supports double curtains (translucent and sound absorbant) as well as all the furniture needed to work and rest. Designed by Roberto De Luca and Antonio Scarponi.
In a sea of possibility it can be hard to choose. Just remember, there’s no wrong answer: You Can Get with This, Or You Can Get with That.
Paper Jam Press posters are hand-pulled through a Vandercook letterpress, set with turn-of-the-century gothic wood type. Each poster comes out just a little bit different, and Arianna Orland likes it that way. We do too.
(You can also get some of her posters as Tattly)
In an email earlier today, our Tattly photographer Julia Robbs, told me about her brand spanking new site. (Which has a Tattly section! Yay!) The site is beautiful and shows what an incredible talent she is. But what got me most excited is the fact that she now offers the Double Vision photograph as a print. I think I might be developing a pigeon obsession.
This A million Times installation is stunning. It connects the digital, alphanumerical and geometric type font possibilities of the typical analog clock.
(Thank you Bastian)
“Cyrtoidea“, from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur “Art Forms of Nature, 1904. Beautiful, no?
He bought a potato and cut a notch on the top of it. Each cross section of the potato was then in the shape of a heart. For each artwork, he would cut a sliver of the potato away, added paint and made a print. The first ones were small hearts. The hearts got bigger until the thickest middle part of the potato and then again got smaller until there was nothing left of the potato.
Each print is unique as he made only one print per cut. The edition size was to be however many the potato would make. This potato made 32. He numbered the prints in order of printing so the first few (1 thru 3) and the last few (30 thru 32) were smaller hearts than the middle ones (15 thru 17). They were printed on Fabriano 4.5″x6.7″ (115x170mm) paper and are all signed and dated (all on the back).
(enter smile here) Makes me love him and his work even more.
Hamburg-based artist Robert Rickhoff invades public space with humor through a series of digitally manipulated photographs in his Bachelor project entitled ‘Out of Place’.
I am all for furniture that surprises and could very well be considered art. Like this piece called Tarah, by Bina Baitel.
For the exhibition Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present, The Museum of Modern Art’s first performance retrospective, Abramović performed in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium every day the Museum was open between March 14 and May 31, 2010. Visitors were encouraged to sit silently across from the artist for a duration of their choosing, becoming participants in the artwork. The Artist Is Present is Abramovic’s longest performance to date.
The Rain Room art installation makes me want to book a flight to London, asap. Created by rAndom, it allows visitors to pass through a downpour without getting wet. Cameras map human movement in the 100-square-meter room and send instructions for the rain to move near people, yet not too near, as they traverse the space. Fascinating.
Read more over on Architizer.
Also: rAndom spoke at CreativeMornings/London. Watch their talk.
I saw the Trailer for Herman’s House at The Feast Conference yesterday. I absolutely need to see this movie. It is a feature documentary that follows the unlikely friendship between a New York artist and one of America’s most famous inmates as they collaborate on an acclaimed art project.
In 1972, New Orleans native Herman Joshua Wallace (b. 1941) was serving a 25-year sentence for bank robbery when he was accused of murdering an Angola Prison guard and thrown into solitary confinement. Many believed him wrongfully convicted. Appeals were made but Herman remained in jail and—to increasingly widespread outrage—in solitary. Years passed with one day much like the next. Then in 2001, Herman received a perspective-shifting letter from a Jackie Sumell, a young art student, who posed the provocative question:
“What kind of house does a man who has lived in a six-foot-by-nince-foot cell for over 30 years dream of?”
Thus began an inspired creative dialogue, unfolding over hundreds of letters and phone calls and yielding a multi-faceted collaborative project that includes the exhibition “The House That Herman Built.”
Here’s a list of upcoming screenings.