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Helen Fletcher | Artist Maker

Dan trying to teach me fundamentals in programming so I can program my own artwork. This may take some time!

Sophie de Oliveira Barata’s Alternative Limb Project
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/24/world/europe/alternative-limb-project/
http://www.thealternativelimbproject.com/# 

REVITAL COHEN & TUUR VAN BALEN

stelarc // projects

Nature and its use in contemporary art: natural phenomena

Sign of the times

Sign of the times

Burak Arikan, Terms & Conditions, 2007 - exhibition at the Tobacco Warehouse, Istanbul

Terms & Conditions (2007) is a project by Burak Arikan which reconsiders the text of theterms of use from popular social media services. In signing up for these sites, users tend to overlook the (often ambiguous) binding legal agreements that dictate acceptable conduct and outline the ownership of content. How many people actually study these statements? Furthermore, how intelligible are they to the average reader?

http://rhizome.org/editorial/2009/jan/21/out-of-context-artists-and-web-inventories/

Burak Arikan, Terms & Conditions, 2007 - exhibition at the Tobacco Warehouse, Istanbul

Terms & Conditions (2007) is a project by Burak Arikan which reconsiders the text of theterms of use from popular social media services. In signing up for these sites, users tend to overlook the (often ambiguous) binding legal agreements that dictate acceptable conduct and outline the ownership of content. How many people actually study these statements? Furthermore, how intelligible are they to the average reader?

http://rhizome.org/editorial/2009/jan/21/out-of-context-artists-and-web-inventories/

Informative Posters

http://mindmarrow.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/repository-57-word-obsession-artists-their-love-of-text/ 

MESE DI MARZO DELL ANNO MILLE NOVE 100 OTTANTANOVE, 1989 Embroidery on fabric; 43 1/4 x 42 1/4 inches (109.9 x 107.3 cm), image courtesy of Fondazione Alighiero e Boetti and Gladstone Gallery

http://mindmarrow.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/repository-57-word-obsession-artists-their-love-of-text/ 

MESE DI MARZO DELL ANNO MILLE NOVE 100 OTTANTANOVE, 1989 Embroidery on fabric; 43 1/4 x 42 1/4 inches (109.9 x 107.3 cm), image courtesy of Fondazione Alighiero e Boetti and Gladstone Gallery

Definitely an inspiration for my most recent idea!

More Natalie Jeremijenko

Suicide Box

The SUICIDE BOX is one of our earliest information devices and demonstrates some of the strategies the Bureau has been developing around information.

The Suicide Box is a motion-detection video system, positioned in range of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco in 1996. It watched the bridge constantly and when it recognised vertical motion, captured it to a video record. The resulting footage displays as a continuous stream the trickle of people who jump off the bridge. The Golden Gate Bridge is the premiere suicide destination in the United States: a 100 day initial deployment period of the BIT Suicide Box recorded 17 vertical events (during the same time period the Port Authority counted only 13).

In 1996, the Bureau released the video documentary “Suicide Box”, documenting the deployment. When the video was exhibited at the 1997 Whitney Biennial of American Art (1997), the curatorial essay identified it as an imaginative work, “a seemingly factual documentary using a combination of real and fictionalised statistics and staged surveillance footage to create something utterly convincing .. completely plausible”. A curatorial response implying not only the fictional nature of the BIT camera equipment, but also of the tragic information field in which it was operating. This review expresses a recurrent theme in artworld reaction to Bureau practice - the inherent suspicion of artists working with material evidence. 

That is a really interesting idea, but is also quite insightful as a complete project. Power of information/ manipulation of information

http://www.bureauit.org/

Jonathan Jones

This is a piece of work that I absolutely love. Previously in my practice I began exploring light installations, on a few occasions and this piece of work makes me realise why, and that I want to continue doing so as soon as I can. I love the mix of natural material and engineering, always have. I also love the idea of painting the wood white and this has a unifying purpose I think to the engineering ad material side. This is something I’m going to explore myself in my Two Man Bleed piece, as soon as I can sort out a work space that enables me to be at home and use plaster!

My pieces are the bird skull shapes in situe at APG Works, Sheffield.

Before that I hand created organic form, in the shape of hollow pebbles, fired in porcelain then inserted lights. This is an area in my practice that I am desperate to get back in touch with ASAP. 

QR Code Art Gallery: Phoning It In

Again… Too much research. What now?

“Creating, striving, challenging yourself, painting, drawing, sculpting, learning, progressing forward—these are what determine whether or not you are an artist.”

—   Carolyn

This is a fabulous video, very eye opening and I begrudge that I’m sat here blogging about it!