Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hey guys! You should really check out this link! Really amazing color paintings.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ingrid Bachmann
Wednesday, March 28, 7 pm
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Ingrid Bachmann’s work exists at the crossroads of the technological, the generative, the performative, and the corporeal. Using both redundant and state of the art digital technologies, Bachmann’s projects create visually rich, immersive and interactive environments—spaces of encounter activated by the viewer—where various interactions and interventions can take shape. By combining responsive textiles, found objects, performance garments, and sculpture, Bachmann creates situations, circumstances, and systems that generate their own dynamics, contingent on the viewer’s presence and participation. In doing so, her works invite the viewer to negotiate materiality, performance, presence, and the haptic. Bachmann is a founding member of Hexagram: Institute for Research and Creation in the Media Arts in Montreal, Canada and the director of the Institute of Everyday Life. Her talk is part of the Fiber Department’s Mixed Media Series.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Interesting video about education, especially if you went to an American public school.


its also on my Facebook if this link doesn't work.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

For Gingi and Moon and ALL!

Came across this work and immediately thought of our conversations in critique today:

"Penelope", a recent exhibition by Tatiana Blass, is a storied installation. Borrowing its name from Greek myth, "Penelope" is a tribute to the power of love and the praxis of weaving.
Built to fill the Chapel of Morumbi in São Paulo, Blass has displayed a large pedal-loom at the altar. Attached is a intricately woven, red carpet that extends to the courtyard; red, to signify both power and nobility, as recounted in Greek legend.
Blass’ installation aims to connect the internal and external worlds of belief through a web of tangled wool, yet it is unclear whether the carpet is in the process of being woven or unraveled (as goes the tale of Penelope).
On the opposite side of the loom, the threads run wildly; a matrix of red yarn envelops the exterior gardens, further confounding our perception of space and place. Merging the religious with the architectural and the enigmatic, Blass is deeply interested in “the abstract.” She conceals as much as she reveals, blending complex stories with elaborate textile creations.