October 31, 2011

miriam o'connor: attention seekers

attention seekers is a body of work which is concerned with the representation of everyday scenes, arbitrary spaces and people encountered by the photographer. while the ordinary or the everyday are habitually tied up with concepts of familiarity and routine, it is here that o’ connor discovers infinite possibilities for image making, slicing out its details which petition for attention and assimilate allure. in attention seekers, the classic trajectory of ‘photographer has camera, photographer takes pictures’ is turned on its head. here instead, subjects take on an uncertain agency of their own, discharging magnetism and appeal that is impossible for the photographer to ignore. the subjects of these images are conceived as ‘seeking out’ camera and photographer - the subjects of these images conceptualized as 'attention seekers'. teasing the viewer with ambiguous clues and mischievous impressions, the images represent a curiosity around looking and seeing and a preoccupation with certain scenes that unreservedly ‘look back’. modest or minute elements are reoccurring motifs across the series, where, time, location and horizons are regularly obscured - comparatively hazy.

miriam o’ connor was born in cork, ireland in 1973 and currently lives and works in dublin.

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October 30, 2011

frank buchwald: machine lights

(updated by the viewer from original post: 4.30.10)



unique object by clients request



alternate view

no. 11


no. 9


no. 1


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more functional art

October 29, 2011

pierre soulages: brick for madagascar

pierre soulages, brick for madagascar
via 100-briques.com

pierre soulages: black and light paris
pierre soulages: black and light berlin

richard tuttle: at stuart shave/modern art, london

current show:
richard tuttle - light & colour (new work)
12 october – 19 november 2011
at stuart shave/modern art, london


light and colour, 2011

from the 2009 exhibition: l'nger than life
stuart shave/modern art, london

walking on air, c10, 2009

walking on air, c7, 2009

walking on air, c6, 2009

walking on air, c4, 2009

walking on air, c11, 2009

walking on air, c8, 2009

earlier work:
26th line piece, 1990

section VIII, extensions j, 2007

compartmentalization, 2008

section VII, extension o, 2007

boys let's be bad boys (3) 1998

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more richard tuttle

October 28, 2011

noah kalina: alternative portraits

krysten ritter

william elliott whitmore


aakash nihalani



max silvestri

jessica and aaron

eric and renee

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October 27, 2011

henrique roscoe: HOL: audio-visual (interactive) compositions

"dot, a video game with no winner"

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dot, a videogame with no winner
this is an audiovisual performance with synchronized sounds and images, played by a 'game console' built and programmed by the artist, and controlled by retro videogame (nintendo) joysticks. the instrument is completely autonomous and works without the need of a computer, using only a projector and sound system to play its content. all images and sounds are played in real time and the public is invited to participate 'playing' part of the performance.
more about dot
explanatory video about dot

"x = x (v.2011)"

using as title a ludwig wittgenstein formula, this composition deals with references, meanings and similarities. is there something that is completely identical to another? how far you can make copies without changing the original? do the copies themselves change the meaning of the original? questioning tautological concepts, the performance aims to show this relationship in sound and image. the work is performed using video-mapping techniques, creating illusions of three-dimensional depth to the viewer. on two symmetrical screens, shapes and objects are opposed, seeking to analyze, through images and sounds, the relations of equality, reality, their significance and meaning.
more about x = x

many thanks to henrique roscoe for providing images and access to content for this post!

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via hol.1mpar.com