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I like America, America likes me - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Joseph BEUYS
In May 1974, the visionary German artist Joseph Beuys flew into New York City’s John F Kennedy International Airport and was immediately taken by ambulance to a room in West Broadway’s René Block Gallery. But he was not ill, or even in pain. Carried by stretcher, which was covered in his signature layer of felt, Beuys shared this solitary space with a coyote – a wild beast, often considered to represent America’s untamed spirit – for three days. It was a performance, entitled I Like America and America likes Me, taut with caution (the animal at first was erratic, and tore apart a blanket in the room), but one that was ultimately a success: the coyote grew tolerant, accepting, simply through Beuys’ desire to heal. Music: Jimi Hendrix playing Star Spangled Banner at Berkely Community Centre 1970
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The Unknown, Unknown Pleasures Album Art - The Thing About...Ian Curtis and Tony Nuttall
This video is about an overview of a journey of 2 boys growing up as ‘brothers’, of sharing their interests, dreams, hopes and thoughts. It is about opportunities and missed opportunities. Music: Tomorrow http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/4
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'A Comedy of Values'  - The Thing About...J.S.G. Boggs
J.S.G. Boggs is raising all sorts of truly fundamental questions; what is it that we value in art, or, for that matter, in money? Indeed, how do we place a value on anything at all? And in particular, why do we, why should we, how can we place such a trust in anything as confounding, insubstantial as paper money? Music: "Spy Glass" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Bass Walker" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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"Emptied Gestures" - The Thing About...Heather Hansen
New Orleans-based visual artist Heather Hansen explores the combined art of painting and movement for her experimental project titled Emptied Gestures. Like a kinetic performance piece, the artist uses her own body to illustrate action on a two-dimensional surface. Utilizing her body movements, Heather Hansen creates breathtaking, large scale charcoal paintings. She began experimenting with kinetic drawing and has been searching for ways to combine her passion for visual art and dance. The idea for the series ‘Emptied Gestures’ was sparked on a trip to the beach. Whilst dancing on the beach she noticed that the lines carved in the sand by her turns had an interesting quality. She explains her work as follows: ‘Emptied Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing. In this series, I am searching for ways to download my movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another and creating something new in the process.’ Music: “spellbound” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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SELF UNFINISHED - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Xavier Le Roy
Head over heels, the dancer' s body is transformed in a real time into a series of hallucinogenic morphological aberrations, representing images of body that reconfigures itself based to unwritten laws and a disquieting, inhuman rhythm. It undergoes long stases, makes infinite movements and begins to crawl abruptly. In addition to the torsion carried out in the "spectacle de danse" (dance performance), Xavier Le Roy taps into a new field where scientific and social data is transferred and imprinted in imaginary representations of the body. The brightly lit performing area gives no clues to "how to read" it. By the time you're into the contortions with the dress, we're given this extraordinary hybrid creature which confronts us with a multiplicity of interpretations. For me it alternated variously as insect, martian, chicken, watering can, caterpillar into pupa, et al. What saved it from being a Pilobolus - like entertainment (a crowd - pleasing American group that combines bodies to create biomorphic oddities) were the stillnesses and extended durations. We must sit with our attention riveted, waiting for the next stirring. Like watching a spider or snail. Your timing in this piece is exquisite: no pandering to short attention spans here. http://www.xavierleroy.com Music: GROUP A - GIN POO https://soundcloud.com/group_a
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而女孩 – Girls - 女の子 - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Luo Yang
"Girls" has been an ongoing photography project since 2008, and has involved me shooting the girls around me in an attempt in which - through the lens of the camera- to grasp some sense of understanding of their lives. The images included in the ‘Girls’ series charter a period of personal development, with reflections between myself and other girls around me apparent in each shot. Whilst I was growing up, in order relieve myself of loneliness, I tried to find a sense of comfort through the stillness of the photographic image. These images are both private and non-private. ‘Girls’ is weak and fragile but also persistent and decisive, as the subjects depicted continue to face the tough process of inner growth in a reality ground in friction, full of hope and latent crisis. This duality of fragility and inner strength is a key component to the photographs, where the girls staging is cast into friction with their inner resistence and awkwardness towards being made a subject of. Their own portrayal, after all, is out of their own control, and yet I feel that in this very situation, there is a glimpse of real truth and beauty. Their world is one which is subject to the weight of age and, as the girls lives become intwined with their surrounding society, they find themselves rooted and engulfed within an ever advancing state of uncontrollable perceptions. I hope that these fragments of lives depicted within my photographs will find a life less tainted within this world, and that therein the girls impending immersion into the struggles of adulthood will remain suspended. Music: Alright – Silent Partner Music: West Coast trip – Gunner Olsen Website: luoyangphoto.com
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Narcotic Fantasy - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Antoine D'Agata
Born in 1961 in Marseille. Antoine D'Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for ten years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin. During his time in New York, in 1991-92, D'Agata worked as an intern in the editorial department of Magnum, but despite his experiences and training in the US, after his return to France in 1993 he took a four-year break from photography. His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and the following year Galerie Vu began distributing his work. In 2001 he published Hometown, and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. He continued to publish regularly: Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits; Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005. In 2004 D'Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde (The World's Belly); this experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo. Since 2005 Antoine d'Agata has had no settled place of residence but has worked around the world. Search And Destory by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Artist: http://audionautix.com/
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MILKYEYES - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Danato Sansone
Italian visual artist and experimental animator Donato Sansone (aka “Milkyeyes”) has produced some amazing short films. “I want to make new projects, that compared to my previous works is not exactly a short films, but rather experimental art videos, that could become a film festival product, an online viral video or art video installation. In the making I merge painted art with digital art to get an esthetically fascinating result.” https://vimeo.com/milkyeyes Music: "Spy Glass" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "On the Cool Side" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Dispersion Relation" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Confined Space - The Thing About...Art & Artists - MARCK
The video sculptures by Swiss artist MARCK are more than a simple combination of video and sculpture: They are a logic consequence of his extensive examination with films and videos, multimedia based projects, performances, music and sculptural as well as kinetic objects. The many years he has been working with these media have showed him their limits and possibilities thus founding a basis for the body of works created since 2001. The determining factor for his video sculptures was-amongst others-his dissatisfaction with the boring representation of films on monitors. Hence he started to rebuild them on the one hand in order to detract the static aspect from the sculpture and on the other to set real boundaries for his films/videos. The examination of humans and their world of feelings is central to MARCK's work. It is based on the search for a combination of influence from the outside and inner conditions. http://www.marck.tv Music Seven Lives to Live by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/270/seven-lives-to-live Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org
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Toxic Grafity - The Thing About..Cosey Fanni Tutti
Music: Throbbing Gristle/Live performance of ‘Disipline” In 1976 Cosey Fanni Tutti co-founded the group Throbbing Gristle with Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson and Genesis P-Orridge. They broke the rules of established music and its contextual business practice, ultimately becoming successful with their own record label, Industrial Records. Throbbing Gristle's confrontational live performances and use of often disturbing imagery, including pornography and photographs of Nazi concentration camps, gave the group a notorious reputation. However, the group always maintained that their mission was to challenge and explore the darker and obsessive sides of the human condition rather than to make attractive music. Though they asserted they wanted to provoke their audience into thinking for themselves rather than pushing any specific agenda (as evidenced by the song "Don't Do As You're Told, Do As You Think" on Heathen Earth), Throbbing Gristle also frequently associated with the anarchist punk scene. They appeared in the fanzineToxic Grafity, with a condensation of their own propaganda parody series, Industrial News. Born in Hull, Cosey began her career in music and art during 1969, appearing in art performances and musical improvisations in Hull until 1972. Throughout the period 1973 - 1980 Cosey was exhibiting, contributing to mail art exhibitions and performing in other group exhibitions around the world. Often working naked in her performances, Cosey went on to investigate self-image within the context of sex magazines and sex films, glamour modelling and striptease acts. Her experiences within these industries during the period 1973 - 1984 were brought into her art work as she explored the many aspects of sex as it is perceived and transacted as commercial product. She placed conventional beauty in a situation where it was subjected to simulated mutilation before a live audience. This provided a visual contrast highlighting and questioning the notion of what is presentable as 'beauty'. In her infamous exhibition 'Prostitution' at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 1976 Cosey Fanni Tutti occupied multiple roles; artist, model, musician, and herself. Music was used in some of Cosey's performances in preference to spoken language, which she considered an obstacle to her visual presentations. She continued to explore the use of sound, scientifically, politically, commercially and as a means of physical pleasure or pain. In 2009 - 2010 Cosey's work was part of the travelling exhibition 'Pop Life:Art in a Material World' at Tate Modern, London. Also in 2010 Cosey performed a solo audio visual piece in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern as part of the Tate Modern 10th birthday celebrations. Her art practice takes its place alongside her continuing music work with Chris Carter (as CARTER TUTTI) and the re-grouping of Throbbing Gristle and their continuing world-wide performances and recordings. Her work continues to be exhibited internationally, most recently in 'Pop Life' at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada and 'Picture Industry' at Regen Projects summer show in Los Angeles in 2010.
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UGLY/BEAUTIFUL - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Jordan Wolfson
Over the past decade, Jordan Wolfson has become known for his thought-provoking works in a wide range of media, including video, sculpture, installation, photography, and performance. He pulls intuitively from the world of advertising, the Internet, and the technology industries to produce ambitious and enigmatic narratives. However, instead of simply appropriating found material, the artist creates his own unique content, which frequently revolves around a series of invented, animated characters. http://www.jordanwolfson.org MUSIC: Compressor Works twang – Max McFerren
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INCOMING - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Richard Mosse
In this chaotic and polarizing new era, showing signs of a radical shift towards nationalism and the extreme right, Incoming charts the refugee crisis unfolding across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. War, persecution, climate change, and other factors have forced a global crisis of human displacement, the largest migration of people since WWII, with more than a million people crossing into the European Union each year since 2014. In response, conceptual documentary photographer and filmmaker Richard Mosse, in collaboration with composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten, has created an immersive multi-channel video installation employing an advanced thermal surveillance camera. "I used a military-grade camera designed for battlefield awareness and long-range border surveillance in an attempt to engage and confront the ways in which many in the West, and our governments, represent – and therefore regard – the refugee. This thermal camera, which is produced in the EU by a multi-national weapons company, can detect body heat from a distance of 30.3 km, day or night. This powerful military tool was not designed for storytelling, and was never intended to be used aesthetically. We wanted to use the technology against itself to create an immersive, humanist art form, allowing the viewer to meditate on the profoundly difficult and frequently tragic journeys of refugees through the metaphors of hypothermia, global warming, border enforcement, mortality, and what the philosopher Giorgio Agamben has called the ‘bare life’ of stateless people." Music: Distant Tension by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?keywords=Distant+Tension&page=0
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Perfect Bodies  - The Thing About...Jenny Saville
Saville has dedicated her career to traditional figurative oil painting. Her painterly style has been compared to that of Lucian Freud[6] and Rubens. Her paintings are usually much larger than life size. They are strongly pigmented and give a highly sensual impression of the surface of the skin as well as the mass of the body. She sometimes adds marks onto the body, such as white "target" rings. Since her debut in 1992, Saville's focus has remained on the female body, slightly deviating into subjects with "floating or indeterminant gender," painting large scale paintings of transgender people. Her published sketches and documents include surgical photographs of liposuction, trauma victims, deformity correction, disease states and transgender patients. Music: Static Motion Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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IN ROOMS - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Brittany Markert
In Rooms began as a visual diary in the winter of 2011 when I first picked up a 35mm camera. Since August 2014, after acquiring a Hasselblad, it has taken on the form of an ongoing visual narrative and abstract diary, primarily self portraits. I picked up the camera as a tool to express myself, as a method to escape my moods and release them. For all the words I could never write, the camera became my pen - In Rooms is my story, photography is my vitality. Influenced by psychoanalysis, Jungian's shadow work and the surrealist art movement, In Rooms aims to channel the unconscious mind as a means to unleash our imagination and liberate our repressed fears and desires. My subjects are myself, and people that I love or admire deeply - people that I get to know over time and study their inner worlds of violence, desire, madness and fear, like my own. Moments In Rooms feel real, whether lived, observed, dreamed or hallucinated. As much as I script the story, I also let the story tell itself, as it comes to me in each room. As I evolve - as my characters do - so does the story and I let it. In Rooms is my legacy, left for generations to come to study, to seek inspiration from, to find answers to questions unknown. All work is printed by me in the darkroom, any manipulation is done in camera or in the darkroom. In some kind of hypnosis, listening to classical music, I pour my soul into each print. http://inrooms.format.com Music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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'RAW PAIN' '赤裸裸的痛苦 - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Li Xinmo (edit)
Li Xinmo, a most controversial and rebellious feminist artist in the contemporary art scene in China, who bases her art on her painful experience, refers mainly to body performance and examines the relationship between performance and film, between performance and painting. Therefore, her works, mostly associated with trauma, memory and death, usually create a tragic and ritual atmosphere. These works reveal the rebellion against the mainstream aesthetics by ripping open the reality as an individual female so as to reinforce various cruel and brutal visual images. Fully aware of women's disadvantaged position in the contemporary art scene in China, she has made great contribution to the development of feminist art in China by taking her responsibility as an independent critic as well, to spread her art criticism and to bravely voice her criticism in a field dominated by men. What she advocates as "liberal women's rights" includes human rights into women's rights and encourages pursuit of freedom and equality. Freedom of expression, reaction against the established rules and conventions, independence of women as an individual and freedom from any bonds of the mind are all necessary for liberal women. In her performance “Love Is Colder than Death”, she walked to the audience and asked them, “Do you want to kill me?” Each time the audience replied she made a cut in her dress until it was full of cuts. She then tore the dress into pieces, leaving herself nude. The fragments were then pieced together into the form of a child which she carried outside and put in the center of the yard. Music: Darkening Developments by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100267 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Chanter - Vadodara by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100571 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ http://li-xinmo.com
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In Stitches - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Annegret Soltau
There is no promise of release in Soltau's work. She does not believe in healing, even if she thinks of her biography, her fears and traumas as important motivating forces behind her work. "This needle, the stitch that you feel inside: that is an important impulse." For now, in her work Vatersuche, she has moved away from the body. In it, she stitched documents from her research looking for her father, such as letters, maps, and photographs, into the ripped-out surface of her own face. With this piece, she dealt with a whole generation's experience of loss: "I get so many responses concerning this work. I hit other people's tender spots with it. The self-therapy aspect does not work, but this shared experience is consoling in a way." She uses documents of her own life to sew up, and she follows it through to the end: "When I'm not around any longer, my daughter will finish the last image of the series and sew my death certificate into it; only then will the work be concluded." Music "ZigZag" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ http://www.annegret-soltau.de
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DOLLS - The Thing About...Art & Artists - The Popovy Sisters
Ekaterina and Elena Popovy are twin sisters from Perm, Russia. They studied at the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts in Yekaterinburg and started making dolls in 2004. Today, they craft the most exquisite and realistic, yet mystic and even surreal dolls that have captivated both the worlds of fashion and fine art. By fusing costume design, the art of doll making and erotica with ease, the sisters come to an intriguing solution that is most compelling, but also makes one feel uneasy. They started out making portrait dolls and became growingly interested by the life stories and characters at first of their subject, later of man in general. They broadened their knowledge of the human anatomy and facial gesture, but also of various artistic materials, such as china, self-fusing plastics, fume and baked plastics. When they found that portrait dolls didn’t quite let them express themselves enough, they started making fashion dolls. This was to combine their passion for fashion design and for the characteristics of the human body. Sister Popovy’s fashion dolls have grown into a small conceptual collection of over 10 different dolls. Each collection is born out of an idea or an emotion, after which the girls research history, gather images, develop texture, choose technique and draw sketches. The process of finding the right gesture, costume and style combination is where they express their creativity to the fullest. The girls make several dolls or one collection a year and the making of each doll is extremely time consuming, as everything is handmade from start to finish. The sisters always work together, inspiring and completing each other. The first conceptual project called fashion MOON was presented at the 3rd International Salon in Moscow. The collection was readily accepted by the audience and received wide recognition by the Russian press. Since then, the sisters have shown their work repeatedly in Russia and beyond, being featured more and more in Western media. When exhibiting, they pay as much attention to how they do it as to what they show – by decorating the background area and choosing the right music, they take the viewer to a journey or embark a certain emotion. The artistic value, the quality of their craft and level of creative energy oozing from their creations is undeniable. The elaborately dressed dolls have the finest combination of unapproachable ‘fakeness’ of a fashion doll and the warmth of human gestures, bound together into an intriguing concoction of mystery and realism. http://www.popovy-dolls.com Music: Suddenly – Otis McDonald/Ever Felt pt1 – Otis McDonald Tobaggan – Silent Partner
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INNOCENCE - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Bill Henson
Bill Henson is one of Australia’s most notable leading contemporary photographers. Henson’s stark, signature aesthetic is characterized by his use of dramatic chiaroscuro lighting and bokeh blurred backgrounds, carefully employing light as a tool to highlight drama, terror, or awe. Born on October 7, 1955 in Melbourne, Australia, he briefly studied photography at the Prahran College of Advanced Education. Though Henson dropped out at 19, through the recommendation of a teacher he had his first solo show at the National Gallery in Victoria in 1975, with exhibitions soon following at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, and the Venice Biennale. Controversy surrounded the photographer in 2008 when an exhibition of his work in Sydney was pulled over protests that the work—which featured young, bare-chested teenage girls—was pedophilia. Ultimately no charges were brought against the artist, and Henson has since shown his work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the National Portrait Gallery in Melbourne, among others. MUSIC: Such Things by Paula Pearson
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Art of the Sensual - The Thing About...Ren Hang
"Thief in the Night" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “My pictures’ politics have nothing to do with China. It’s Chinese politics that wants to interfere with my art,” he says. “China doesn’t allow outdoor nudity. I’m very careful about taking pictures outside. If I see police, I’ll run. But I’m not hiding as I’m taking pictures.” Although Hang is new generation (born in 1987) his determination mimics that of his fellow Beijing creatives, such as Ai Weiwei, who, co-curated a show with Hang in 2013. Weiwei uses his art for activism, employing mixed media to advocate for human rights and oppression and was thrown in jail in 2011 for 81 days – he's now banned from leaving China at all. “I care that the government want to limit me. Of course I don’t want to go to jail, but I don’t think there’s a way to fix that,” says Hang. For Hang, he's keen to reassert that his work isn't about politics. “China has had little influence to me. If I was born in America, I would like American models. If I was born in England, I would pick English models. When I take a picture, I’m not sure what I want. It’s only when I see the picture that I realise what I want.” There's no statement to be made. No fight to be had against the institutions that govern him. Here, in Hang's world, nudity and nature go hand-in-hand and that's all there is to it.
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EchoReflections - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Donna Huanca
Donna Huanca is a multi-disciplinary American artist who works nomadically, and has chosen Berlin as her base. Creating artwork with media including performance, installation and sound, she explores cultural hybridity by deconstructing them and recreating her own ceremonies. Materials like discarded clothing and second-hand fabric play a major role in her work. She interplays found objects from material culture which range from diverse fabrics to metals that span from simple nuts and bolts to jewelry and silverware. Her work also includes organic elements such as dirt, smoke, and foods. Clothing is a critical element in her work, because it represents the diversity and hybridity of culture today. The bright colors of the fabrics are evocative of ethnic clothing, sometimes referencing the tribal clothing of South America or rural Asia. Her portrait paintings are made of layered scraps of clothing, fabric, fur or felt. While working, she uses cloth like paint by placing it on the canvas, whether that be a human body, a mannequin, or the wall. She controls the movement of the medium, but also lets it fall freely when necessary. As well as using models as elements in her works, she also places a level of importance on collaborative pieces, especially as installations and performance works. http://www.ruaminx.com Music: Remitting Sounds back into the woods,Skowhegan – Rueminx Sade – Lovers Rock (Slowed and Chopped) PhillieD XO
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SCREEN CULTURE - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Tiffany Trenda
Trenda’s performances and installations explore the relationship of the human body, particularly the female body, to technology. She interchanges her identity with screens to represent how we conceal and reveal ourselves through our devices (smart phones, computers, etc.). As these devices become an integral part of our daily lives, we relate to them as if they are part of our skin. Therefore, we are constantly choosing between the physical and the simulation of our bodies through virtual realities, social media, etc. We are no longer living in the present but through the screen. This changes how we form memories and how we interact with the outside world. http://tiffanytrenda.com MUSIC: Ticker – Silent Partner (YouTube Library)
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SAMO & THE STREET SCENE - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Jean Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat emerged from the "Punk" scene in New York as a gritty, street-smart graffiti artist who successfully crossed over from his "downtown" origins to the international art gallery circuit. In a few fast-paced years, Basquiat swiftly rose to become one of the most celebrated, and possibly most commercially exploited American "naif" painters of the widely celebrated Neo-Expressionism art movement. He first attracted attention for his graffiti under the name "SAMO" in New York City. He sold sweatshirts and postcards featuring his artwork on the streets before his painting career took off. Three years of struggle gave way to fame in 1980, when his work was featured in a group show. This show opened the door to many other shows, notably: The Annina Nosel Gallery and The Larry Gagosian Gallery. He collaborated with Andy Warhol in the mid-1980s, which resulted in a show of their work. As his popularity soared, so did Basquiat's personal problems. By the mid-1980s, friends became increasingly concerned by his excessive drug use. He became paranoid and isolated himself from the world around him for long stretches. Desperate to kick a heroin addiction, he left New York for Hawaii in 1988, returning a few months later and claiming to be sober. Sadly, he wasn't. Basquiat died of a drug overdose on August 12, 1988, in New York City. He was 27 years old. Music: Street salvation – JR Tundra & Evil streets – MK2 His Story is told in 4 'The Thing About' Videos 1. SAMO & THE STREET SCENE 2. SAMO & THE GALLERY SCENE - https://youtu.be/By5cuFoEYZ8 3. SAMO & THE CELEBRITY SCENE - https://youtu.be/JiYWoIx6KT4 4. SAMO & THE END SCENE - https://youtu.be/lnqKd9rdr2E
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Shibari Art - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Garth Knight
Garth Knight is an Australian artist based in Sydney. His multi-disciplinary practice covers various areas including installation, sculpture, and photo media. As you can acknowledge from the images shown here, his works often includes the use of rope bondage, amongst other erotic elements that mesh with ideas of strength, pleasure, and sexuality. Based on the shibari tradition, Knight forms sculptural large pieces featuring male and female models in intimate poses. Discussing issues such as communication, notions of connectivity and pain and pleasure. The use of the rope functions as both a physical and a psychological feature that creates a reality where His subjects, himself, and the viewers can read the scene in multi-dimensional ways. Featuring collaborations with – Lian Loke, Elke Kramer and Nicole Rose. See more at: http://www.garthknight.com Music: Hang Ups (Want You) – Otis McDonald YouTube Library
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NAKED CITY & PIGS - The Thing About...Miru Kim
Miru Kim is a New York-based artist and explorer. Her first series, “Naked City Spleen” is based on her exploration of urban ruins such as abandoned subway stations, tunnels, sewers, catacombs, factories, hospitals, and shipyards. Her next series, “The Pig That Therefore I am” juxtaposes her skin against the pig’s skin in industrial hog farms to explore the changing relationship between humans and animals. Her latest series, “The Camel’s Way” has followed her journey to deserts around the world, including the Arabian Desert, the Sahara in Mali, Morocco, and Egypt, the Thar in India, and the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, where she lived with desert nomads, slept in caves, and photographed herself with camels. Miru's work has been highlighted by countless international publications and online media, and is now in public collections including National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea, Seoul Museum of Art, Hanmi Photography Museum, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Borusan Contemporary Turkey, Addison Gallery of American Art. Currently she is working on a book about her two-year long adventure in the Arabian Desert, based on her blog, callmenoora.com. MUSIC: "Tea Roots" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Captain Beefheart - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Don Van Vliet
Don van Vliet, alias "Captain Beefheart", is one of the most influential, misunderstood, talked about, admired, copied, treasured, loved and quoted musicians and yet he is still an obscure and mysterious artist. His quite abrupt artistic transformation from working with a microphone to a paintbrush in 1982 and his consequent move from the desert to the ocean meant even less direct contact with the outside world than before. Subsequently there is very little information about Don from this time onwards and this short tribute videois an unique opportunity to see and hear this unique man. Music – Click Clack – Captain Beefheart and the Magic band Live from Germany The Dust blows forward and the dust flows back – Captian Beefheart – Live recording
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DARK & LIGHT - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Yumi Umiumare
Yumi’s works are renowned for provoking visceral emotions, cultural identities with humor and they have been seen in numerous festivals in dance, theatre and film productions throughout Australia, Japan, East and West Europe, New Zealand and South East Asia. Through her diverse skills and unique aesthetics as a choreographer, she has also extensively worked in socially engaged theatre productions with aboriginal communities, culturally diverse communities and ESL groups, and also people who has recovered from gambling addictions. https://www.yumi.com.au
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Soft & Pink - The Thing About....Art & Artists - Prue Stent
Creative duo Prue Stent and Honey Long are multidisciplinary artists whose work is a co-mingling between photography, performance, installation and sculpture. Their practice centres around their conflicted relationship to femininity and its passive associations. Often their process is spontaneous and playful with the result being unexpected and accidental. Along with many shared interests and fascinations they have a perverse curiosity to interact with alluring materials and objects, incorporating them into costumes or disguises which distort and fragment the bodily form. As a result cultural debris becomes reconfigured within fluid and dreamy contexts, triggering subconscious associations while also evading classification. http://www.honey-long.com http://www.pruestent.com MUSIC: Talky Beat – Twin Musicom
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The Thing About...10 Disturbing Art Performances #TTAart/artists
This video is about 10 performance artists who truly believe in what they are doing – they show their commitment to their ‘message’ in a range of shocking/disturbing ways. A collaboration with Top10s Music: Creepy by www.bensound.com
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'Illusions ' - The Thing About...Li Wei
Li Wei (born in 1970, Hubei, China) is a contemporary artist from Beijing, China. His work often depicts him in apparently gravity-defying situations. Wei started off his performance series, Mirroring, and later on took off attention with his Falls series which shows the artist with his head and chest embedded into the ground. His work is a mixture of performance art and photography that creates illusions of a sometimes dangerous reality. Li Wei states that these images are not computer montages, but that he uses mirrors, metal wires, scaffolding and acrobatics. Li Wei's art may seem humorous but they address wide range of topics from gender relations to politics. By creating art through mirrors, Li Wei has been able to express his personal thoughts, experiences and address some social issues that occur in our daily lives. Wei has been able to challenge the public audience's perception of 'reality' and 'truth' with his work. Music: "Floating Cities" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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.Pictures in my Mind/1978 Rehearsal - The Thing About../Joy Division
"Pictures in My Mind." Unreleased by Joy Division. Features footage of Manchester and Macclesfield (Fond memories of Time spent in Sparrow Park at the top of the 108 steps). Peter Hook went back to this song in 2007 and re-recorded it for his band The Light. A friend of his named Seth decoded the rehearsal takes and sent them to Peter, who then wrote his own draft to use. Both parties neglected the fact that Debbie Curtis published a legitimate "final" draft of lyrics for the song written by Ian in her book "Touching from a Distance." Page 194. Rehearsal Lyrics: If you think that everything were mean or meant to kill Everything I see I feel I'm walking out to this Pictures in my mind, they take me back to right before Ever feel these pictures in the WORLD Everything's too bad, now these things have gone away Pictures in my mind, they take me back to yesterday Always carry the pictures, take me back to right before Everything she did from now is better than before In the right time, of the right We are thankful definitely, and now it's gone away I can see much better, hold it every single day Always carry the pictures, take me back to right before Pictures in my mind, they drive me around like back before I've cried, can't you see, for us all Everything's too bad, now the feeling's gone away I can see much clearer now, a very special day Always carry the pictures, take me back to right before Everything I do from now is better than before Take me down, me down, always down, down Ooh...oh, yeah... Take me down, take me down, take me down, take me down Published in “Touching from A Distance” Untitled (1978) I can see a thousand wills just bending in the night And all the pretty faces painted grey to match the sky From a distance seeing friends just washed up on the shore A picture in my mind of what's to come before the storm In time, we don't belong in our own lifetime. I can hear the voices lost in echoes as they build New homes to hide the sadness that the search for more had killed From a by road seeing friends just washed up on the shore Picture in my mind of what's to come before the storm In time, we don't belong in our own lifetime. I can feel an emptiness and see heads held in shame Trapped inside a legacy of everyone to blame In the distance see myself just washed up on the shore A picture in my mind of what will come before the storm In time, we don't belong in our own lifetime. We won't crawl and never show our faces, We'll stand firm and never show the traces, Of the fear we knew but always could disguise Of this sinking feeling hid behind our eyes.
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Asian Dope Boys - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Tianzhuo Chen
Chen's response to pop culture and his integration of the familiar is a larger-than-life combination of the fantastical and nightmarish. For Chen, pop culture is a full-on belief system: the ethos of rap is treated like something sacred, and religious totems like Adaha (an androgynous symbol from Buddhism) mix with commercially made dragon bongs, freemason eyes and the innards of inflatable animals. “My work is based on my personal interests and experiences in those pop-culture or sub-culture scenes—both in urban China and in the UK, through all the events and parties I was involved in. I was keen on making my work reflect our generation's life, and share the same experience with them. I took characters from cartoons or pop culture iconography that I liked, and absorbed them into my new cult symbol system. I'm trying to create a tension between pop culture and religion.” http://tianzhuochen.com Music: DUB REVOLUTION INA CHINA
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CLITeracy - The Thing About... Sophia Wallace:
EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CLITORIS. “It’s appalling and shocking to think that scientifically, the clitoris was only discovered in 1998. The clitoris, described as the only human body part that exists solely for pleasure, is not merely a little “button” hidden between a woman’s legs, but rather a large, mostly internal organ many people don’t know about.” CLITERACY, 100 Natural Laws, is mixed media project that explores a paradox; the global obsession with sexualizing female bodies in a world that is illiterate when it comes to female sexuality. CLITERACY is a new way of talking about citizenship, sexuality, human rights, and bodies. The project reveals the – phallic as neutral – bias in science, law, philosophy, politics, mainstream and even feminist discussion, and the art world - which is so saturated with the female body as subject. Using text as form, CLITERACY explores the construction of female sexual bodies as passive vehicles of reception defined by lack. It confronts a false body of knowledge by scientists who have resisted the idea of a unique, autonomous female body and rather studied what confirmed their assumption that women’s anatomy was the inverse of male anatomy, and that reproduction was worthy of study, while female sexuality was most certainly not. In the last ten years there have been tremendous scientific breakthroughs in the understanding of the clitoris. The clitoris is exponentially larger and more complex than commonly thought. What we think of as the clitoris, is only the tip of the iceberg. While this discovery is shocking in its late arrival, the problem of global ILLCLITERACY is a salient allegory into the bigger problem of a female body, both cis and trans female, constructed with false information and a greater goal of control within culture that defines femaleness as inferior and female sexual organs as taboo. CLITERACY builds upon my photographic practice and ongoing exploration of how power shapes knowledge, often through use of the visual, for the purpose of reifying hierarchy. CLITERACY is monumental in scope and scale with 100 Natural Laws that span 10 by 13 feet and a 6 foot neon piece suspended from the ceiling. CLITERACY, 100 Natural Laws installation was completed during Wallace’s Van Lier Fellowship in the Art Law Residency. "Modern Jazz Samba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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BAD HABIT - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Lin Zhipeng
Lin Zhipeng was born in Guangdong province, China and graduated from the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies with a major in finance. Lin is a photographer and freelance writer based in Beijing. He has created a blog titled North Latitude 23 where he posts his personal photographs and words, which has millions of views. Though very intimate, 223′s photographs act as a collective not-so-private diary of a young generation that wants to escape the pressures from society and plays with its limits. Lin Zhipeng’s pictures are never dramatic nor glaucous, sometimes punk and trash, sometimes very poetic. They carry a soft carelessness, a playful innocence, a certain optimism in an hedonist life going against the expected pleasures of the middle class dream. Patterns superimposed over the blandness of skin, cinematic and poetic atmospheres where lovers stop time, unexpected fruits and wild urban animals,… Lin Zhipeng’s vocabulary while in the vein of Tillmans, Clark , and McGinley remains a unique voice only to himself. Growing up in China and experiencing first hand the switch in self identification within his generation. Witnessing that the youth of the east has caught up to that of the west marking a definitive moment bridging the two cultures. Music: Talky Beat by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/265/talky-beat Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org
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STREET GEISHA ストリートの芸者 - The Thing About...Art & Artists - HUSH
His central focus is the female form, in particular iconic and Pop Art renditions, from the geisha to anime manga. Exploring figurative elements, he confronts and examines "the power, innocence, beauty and cunning of feminine sexuality". In an interview Hush explained, "The female form is art, and I always like to convey the power of the female form and how the presence of a woman can influence". He is also interested in the contrasts between old and new and the fusion of Eastern and Western culture. Hush's technique combines various street art approaches with traditional art practices. Absorbing influences from his extensive travels, he has found a striking connection with the mark making, tagging and graffiti he has encountered. His canvases mimic city walls once adorned with layers of wheat pasted images, tags and painting. Music: Erykah – Otis McDonald/Chaos – Gunnar Olsen
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TRANSition - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Nina Arsenault
Multi-disciplinary artist Nina Arsenault has honestly and unapologetically documented her physical transformation through live performance, photography, film and print. Her life and body have been at the centre of numerous artistic pieces including The Silicone Diaries and I Was Barbie, which played to sold out houses across Canada. Nina is also a frequent speaker on gender, sexuality, the fine arts and the rights and dignity of transpeople. She was recognized for her transformative contribution to Canadian's understanding of sex and gender by Pride Toronto with the 2007 Unstoppable Award. Through her vulnerable, complex and deeply personal accounts of her own life, Nina is tearing down the walls of our culturally constructed notions of sex and gender. Music: Acid Jazz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Jazz_Sampler/AcidJazz_1430 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200088 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Woman's Work - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Kawita Vatanajyankur
Thai video artist Kawita Vatanajyankur creates works that offer a powerful examination of the psychological, social and cultural ways of viewing and valuing the continuing challenges of women’s everyday labour. In her staged performances, Vatanajyankur undertakes physical experiments that playfully, often painfully, test her body’s limits - a challenge that is both unavoidably compelling and uncomfortable to watch. The alluring, luminous colours in Vatanajyankur’s work are distinctive of the artist's aesthetic and tap into a globalized and digitally networked visual language of consumption and instant gratification. http://www.kawita-v.com/ Music: Dub Eastern by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200046 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Shunga/Kinbuke - The Thing About...Araki Nobuyoshi
The Thing About...Nobuyoshi Araki Music: “Dark Fog” and “Dub Feral” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ With over 450 publications to his name, Araki’s work is eclectic. So why do we focus on the erotic? Is that a reflection of our own perversions? And perhaps even more importantly, in a society so desensitized by images and expressions of a sexual nature, do we still find these images offensive and controversial today? While his work is subject to much controversy and many allegations of misogyny and perversion in the West , Japan’s own relationship with erotic imagery is complex. In the Edo period (spanning from 1603 to 1868), Japanese erotic art, known as Shunga, was at its peak. During this time however, there would be multiple attempts at outlawing such artwork, only for it to survive through underground (read: privileged) networks and loose enforcement. But even in modern Japan, now far removed from its Imperial history, such explicit photography is illegal, so Araki has often been in trouble there, as well. But to Araki, he is committing no crime, moral or legal. By his own admittance, he does indeed love women and sex, but with other titles such as Happy Photographs (2006) and Faces of Japan (2009-), Araki is simply documenting what is in front of him, such as family portraits and the everyday Japanese, and compiling a sort of visual diary. There is an age-old debate over whether nudity and eroticism in general are artistic or pornographic, but the question must be asked: in a society so immersed in images of both, does it really matter anymore? Perhaps most unsettling to today’s Western and Japanese viewers alike is not Araki’s imagery, but the unabashed and apathetic way in which he goes about it. Sex is a part of life after all, and to Araki, that’s all that he’s photographing. “Kinbaku (knots with ropes) are different from bondage. I only tie up a woman's body because I know I cannot tie up her heart. Only her physical parts can be tied up. Tying up a woman becomes an embrace.” – Araki “Art is all about doing what you shouldn’t.” – Nobuyoshi “Arachy” “A photograph takes place only at a certain instant. And this instant is unidentifiable. The instant is the eternal and the eternal is the instant. When the camera shutter is released, that's the eternal. Eternity is achieved by releasing the camera shutter and letting it descend.” – Araki “In my photographs I often appear in scenes containing bondage or sexual activity. I play the role of a midget in a Shunga painting. A secondary role as a spectator. After all, I prefer photographs to sex. “ – Araki "I'd like to take photos similar to shunga," he once said, "but I haven't reached that level yet. There is bashfulness in shunga. The genitals are visible, but the rest is hidden by the kimono. In other words, they don't show everything. They are hiding a secret." Araki Is it art or is it porn? To Araki it makes little difference. In the end, his subject is the everyday – or his everyday – the poignant and the touching, the messy and the disturbing.
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In a Lonely Place 'Rehearsal'  - The Thing About...Joy Division/Ian Curtis
Music: Joy Division Rehearsals: 1980- with lyrics. (7mins 51secs) A re-edited of the original ‘The Thing About…Imagination and the Dreamer’, including the first, ‘Misplaced’ rehearsal recording of ‘Little Boy’ (In a Lonely Place) with the lyrics. Lyrics: Now with the lessing light Changes that may collide Walked down the river high Changes the way to lie Lamp that may never shine Faces we’ll never find Field with the land aflame Changing from night to day Change has to break my pride Touching the priest of night Lamps that will never shine Hoping we’ll never die Hoping they give a prize Hoping is also prized Drawn to another sin Wasting your time away Through the night Look through the time of these nights Live through these days and these nights (5.52) We would remember Would be faithful What would the people tell What would the people tell Round the single is found Round the single is found Why would you Lie ? Why would you lie ? Why would you… Why would you… Why would you lie ?
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人生、愛と死 -  Life,Love & Death - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Nobuyoshi Araki
Though Araki's candid and erotic sensibility is still in these images, the visual narratives shift to focus on the emotionally raw and intimate facets of his relationships with his late wife. "It doesn’t matter whether the exposure or the focus is right," he says , "The time frame captured and disclosed in the contact sheets totally represents my determination as a photographer." Up until her death from ovarian cancer in 1990, Yoko appeared as a model in much of Araki’s work, and played a significant role in the controversial photographer’s exploration of both Eros, or desire, and Thanatos, death, two themes which remain central to his work. The inextricable relationship between life and death is a recurring subject of fascination for the photographer – Araki joined the Dentsu advertising agency as a commercial photographer where he worked until 1972. Dentsu was instrumental in making Araki the artist he would later become. He found commercial photography to be so conservative and limiting that he started to experiment with radical conceptual photography. Dentsu was also where Araki met his future wife Yoko, arguably his greatest muse, in 1968. Music: Tomorrow http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/4
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Cut Up - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Ian Curtis
Thursday 11th October 1979. Castle Pub Oldham Street Manchester. Conversation snippet Love will tear Us apart – Malcolm Mclaren version/unrealeased Blackburn radio interview snippet. March is always a month of reflection: Ire feelings (Skanga)
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iCURE - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Ivo Dimchev
‘One day I just realised how bored I was with the conventionality of my everyday professional communications. So I thought that breaking this convention by creating a fictional story would be a good way to go. Fest tells the story of me going to a festival in Copenhagen to present my solo Som Faves. The performance explores and makes visible the subconscious connections between power and desire in any professional relations. Fest is absolute fiction and is not based on any real personal experience. Let’s say it’s inspired by some... But mostly it’s inspired by my guilty love for Theatre in its more "conventional" setting.’ After his highly personal analysis of the world of visual art in X-On (realized with Franz West), in his new production for the large stage Ivo Dimchev examines the conventions of the theatre world. The performance is set in the context of an imaginary festival in Copenhagen. The main characters are the performer Ivo Dimchev, a programmer, a technician and a critic. What starts off as a realistic piece soon turns into a fantasy about sex and power. • Ivo Dimchev is known for his extremely physical shows, his inimitable fantasy, his fascinating voice and his stunning presence. He is an enfant terrible who always goes to the limit, even that of the system of which he is a part. Since January 2013 he has been one of the four artists in residence at the Kaaitheater. His works puts him in the tradition of ‘true’ performance art. Every performance is a real happening and often leaves the audience bewildered and/or enraptured. www.ivodimchev.com Music: Ivo Dimchev - icure
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Gender Clown - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Victoria Sin
Victoria Sin is a London based artist concerned with the experience of the physical within the social body. Her work explores desire, identification and objectification within systems of looking and reification of ideal images within technologies of representation. She works across performance, moving image, writing, installation, and print, and use drag as a tool to challenge expectations and attitudes on femme identities and how images and iconography of femininity are produced, inscribed, and performed. Her long term project, Dream Babes, explores speculative fiction as a productive strategy of queer resistance, invading existing narratives around naturalised states of gender and race, imaging futurity that does not depend on existing historical and social infrastructure. “I’m an artist and female drag queen; my work is about how gender narratives and images are produced, and how femininity is represented and inscribed on bodies. Femininity is a cultural construct that is essentialised on women’s bodies within a society that systematically oppresses them and gender nonconforming people, so I’m all about f*”?ing with that on various levels. http://victoriasin.co.uk Music: Selfie stick – Quincas Moreira (YouTube Library)
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NAKED WORLD - The Thing About...Spencer Tunick
Spencer Tunick stages scenes in which the battle of nature against culture is played out against various backdrops, from civic center to desert sandstorm, man and woman are returned to a preindustrial, pre-everything state of existence. Tunick has traveled the globe to create these still and video images of multiple nude figures in public settings. Organizing groups from a handful of participants to tens of thousands, all volunteers, is often logistically daunting; the subsequent images transcend ordinary categories and meld sculpture and performance in a new genre. Spencer Tunick's body of work explores and expands the social, political and legal issues surrounding art in the public sphere. Since 1992, Tunick has been arrested five times while attempting to work outdoors in New York City. Music Jazzyfrenchy: http://www.bensound.com http://www.spencertunick.com/?noSplash=true
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Reflecting History - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Mohau Modisakeng
Material, metaphor and the black body are the tools that Mohau Modisakeng uses to explore the influence of South Africa’s history that has been ignored in today’s society, on how we understand our cultural, political, and social roles as human beings in post-colonial Africa and in particular post-apartheid South Africa. Represented through film, large-scale photographic prints, installations and performances, his “work doesn’t start off with an attempt to portray conflict but it becomes mesmerising because although we might recognise history as our past, the body is indifferent to social changes, so it remembers.” http://www.mohaumodisakeng.com Music: African Drummers playing Djembe drums (Busking in Paris)
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BREATHE  - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Emily McMaster
(DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME) Brooklyn based multimedia artist Emily McMaster has created a provocative video series featuring one shot scenes of masochism. Her work invites us into intimate and unsettling moments that provoke questions of power dynamics. Each work is a test for the squeamish, a pit of anxiety, and a platform for confusion and quandary. When entering the work, it remains unclear whether these acts are that of pleasure or torture. It remains unclear who is empowered and who is dominated. Within her piece Steeple,(not featured) McMaster sews her fingers together in a gesture from a childhood hand game. She struggles to break the ties, only to be unsuccessful and greeted with blood. Perhaps this piece speaks of the dysfunction within power structures, the loss of innocence, the impurity of self destruction. Baby’s Breath begins with the act of a masculine arms covering the head of the topless, red lip stick stained artist with a plastic bag. Again, the question of pleasure versus pain, power versus abuse, and in this particular video, female subjection. Her work is powerful, allusive, and perfectly hard to watch. Music: "Static Motion" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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ART FREAKS - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Olaf Breuning
OLAF BREUNING IS a difficult artist to define. You could call him a sculptor, illustrator, videographer or even a performance artist and you’d still be accurate. Much of Breuning’s work is experiential. It toes the line between performance and installation, always with a hint of irreverence. Hearing Breuning talk about his art is actually a relief; he’s honest about the fact that art can be good art without pumping it full of inferred meaning. It’s not that Breuning’s work isn’t intellectual, it’s just that he chooses not to frame it that way. Head to his website and you’ll have trouble finding a verbose artist's statement delving deep into the meaning of his projects. Hearing Breuning talk about his art is actually a relief; he’s honest about the fact that art can be good art without pumping it full of inferred meaning. It’s not that Breuning’s work isn’t intellectual, it’s just that he chooses not to frame it that way. Head to his website and you’ll have trouble finding a verbose artist's statement delving deep into the meaning of his projects. Breuning says, “I really really work from my stomach. When you ignore the logistics of your brain and follow your gut instincts, you end up following paths the lead in all sorts of unexpected directions.” MUSIC: "Stealth Groover" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ http://olafbreuningphoto.tumblr.com
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Tear and Peel - The Thing About...SUKA OFF
SUKA OFF: FEATURING 3 PERFORMANCES 00.08 – XyseX 03.16 – tranSfera 04.29 – Red Dragon SUKA OFF is a Poland based artist collective working in performance art, visual theatre, club action, installation, photography, video and music visuals. It was founded 1995 by Piotr Wegryzynski (visual artist and performer) and Sylvia Lajbig (classical philologist and performer). Recurring themes in SUKA OFF's works are human carnality in all its biological and physiological aspects, attempting to redefine gender by blurring the individual attributes culturally arrogated to the male and female. Through synthetic fluids, sophisticated electronic devises and solid substances, they search to investigate the mechanisms of human nature, the virus of violence and fear, following a postindustrial aesthetics through the clash between human body and unnatural elements. SUKA OFF produces work across many art mediums, such as visual theater, performance art, installation work, photography, and video art among many others. Now this is just a sweet EK advisory…SUKA OFF’s work can be fairly explicit (not their entire body of work, of course), so if you’re easily offended by the “weirdly intense” or work that’s considered “out there,” then this is a fair heads-up (obviously the images that we’ve selected are on the mild side). However, if you want to journey into a new world, come with us and meet SUKA OFF…beautiful. "Dark Fog" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "The Complex" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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EXERGIE - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Melati Suryodarmo
“The world that inspires me to move my thoughts is the world inside me. The body becomes like a home which functions as container of memories, living organism. The system inside the psychological body that changes all the time has enriched my idea to develop new structures of attitude and thoughts. I try to perceive my surroundings as the fact of the real presence of now, but considering the path of its history. I try to understand the language that are not spoken, and opens the door of perceptions. I respect the freedom in our minds to perceive things coming through our individual sensory register system. Crossing the boundaries of cultural and political encounters has been a challenge that stimulates me discovering new identification. An effort to find identity is yet a dangerous act of losing the ground of origin. For me, the process of making artwork is a life long research that never stops me to put myself inside the metamorphic constellation. I intend to touch the fluid border between the body and its environment through my art works. I aim to create a concentrated level of intensity without the use of narrative structures. Talking about politics, society or psychology makes no sense to me if the nerves are not able to digest the information. I love it when a performance reaches a level of factual absurdity”. http://www.melatisuryodarmo.com
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Sensual Art - The Thing About...'3cm' Yung Cheng Lin
This video is about '3cm' Yung Cheng Lin. Many thanks to Yung Cheng Lin for trusting me to curate his work in this Video. Every image has a sensual beauty and some, a sensual subtle brutality. I believe there is a narrative of a ‘cycle’ connected to his photographic observations and arrangements. A ‘cycle’ specific to desire (life and love) and of the difficulties of desire. In the video, I have attempted to highlight that ‘cycle’, but feel the ‘cycle’ may be incomplete…. Like desire, I am left wanting to more, wanting to complete the ‘cycle’…. You can find out more about him via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/by3cm/?fref=ts https://www.flickr.com/photos/3cm Music: "Broken Reality" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Dub Feral" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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TOUCH ME I'M SICK - The Thing About...Art & Artists - Evelyn Bencicova
‘Touch Me I’m Sick’, invites us into a surreal dystopia, far removed from the traditional fashion realm and arguably its most shocking project yet. The story is dark and charged with suggestion; motifs of sadomasochism, anonymity and confinement occupy a clinical and lifeless setting, in which the subjects seem to perform bizarre ritual practices. Punctuating the editorial is the clean and minimalistic clothing; interestingly shaped and unvarying in tone, the garments are placed strategically upon the body to form a central ingredient of the narrative. The pieces vary from uniformly scanty drapes to bondage style wrappings, to futuristic headwear and sharply cut full-length robes. Handmade in Berlin, they epitomise a non-seasonal, non-gendered and unconventional ethos, underpinned by innovative design. In this extraordinary world, it seems, clothing is power. The strange and captivating photographs of the Czechoslovakian artist Evelyn Bencicova who with her ASYMPTOTE series takes us into a cold and geometric universe, populated by clones and disturbing characters. Inspired by real life under the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, the photographer seeks to illustrate the living conditions at that time and their direct repercussions on art and architecture, but also on individuals… A project created in collaboration with Adam Csoka Keller. Music: We Will Be – Puddle of Infinity Raw deal – Gunnar Olsen
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