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republicart 2/26/04 Description:
a transnational research project exploring and developing progressive practices of public art
Spaces. Public and virtual spaces. Art. Politics. Social movements. Public art. I can't offer a review of today's pick that will do it justice, but I will say that just a few hours of exploring what artists and art theoreticians from all over Europe have to say about the connection between art in public spaces and political/social movements has left me hungry for more. Exploring several referenced art projects ("practices") affected me similarly. The "field of participatory, interventionist and activist art practices" is enormous and so is the site's amount of written content about it. There's also 3 downloadable (.pdf) lists related to the field. I've already grabbed the list of related online art magazines. If you're interested in contemporary art theory, exploring today's pick could possibly become an ongoing project for you...
AlterFin 2/23/04 Description:
art & play – design & programming – friends & links
This morning, I found myself thinking about the face of Dominique, a cool "inter - Face" I had found last year. Didz called it a "very nice non-flash thingie" and for some reason this morning, I remembered it and how cool it was and the fact that I never checked out rest the site it was on. So that's what I did early this morning and am I glad! After watching a weird "UnCommercial" and taking in "Twenty Drawings" (IE), and then being totally amused by "Scrumpdillyishus Land" and realizing how much more there was, I knew my job was done. Yariv Alter Fin is the person behind it all and to learn more about this interesting guy, just view the source...
transforma 2/10/04 Description:
video and graphics. oscillating between discourse and loss of control (Quicktime)
If you like sharp motion graphics and you're looking for an excuse to crank up the volume a bit, check out today's pick. They produce "images for soundworks" and perform "live screening, editing and deconstruction" of their video material at clubs and concerts around Berlin. There's 6 Quicktime movies and I started with "yellowbeats." Short, but sweet subwoofer goodness. A newer video called "spaque" done in January features a mix by digital-gadget – extreme techno sound (if I had to label it) with cool graphics and type, plus a subtle reference to another site that may be in the works. Left curious about that, I moved on to the other works and found each one just as interesting, but each in its own way...
trudydesign 2/4/04 Description:
whale graphic design (Flash)
"Relaxed whales are welcome" to the latest version, featuring Trudy's personal works and experiments. Turn on the whale cry, choose your favorite sea color and enjoy some great illustrations, paintings, and photos, among other things. I especially liked the newest movie ("Proud"), the characters in the "artwork" section, and the England photos plus all of Trudy's paintings – enjoyed everything. The site actually is quite relaxing, thank you...
Loretta Lux 2/1/04 Description:
a showcase of photographic art
Loretta herself says "By photographing children alone, divorced from any social setting, I allow them to exist on their own...I am exploring the equivocal connection between self and world." A photographer who thinks like a painter, Loretta Lux share 4 galleries of works and they're different than anything you've seen. Trust me...