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Edwin Fotheringham spent his formative years in Sydney, Australia, and was educated at the University of Washington School of Art in Seattle, where he lives today with his family.
In 1992, after giving up on the idea of being a fine artist and stockboy, Edwin met with the eminent graphic artist Art Chantry for a portfolio review. With the response, “don’t quit your day job,” the gauntlet was thrown down. Never one to back away from a challenge, Mr. Fotheringham was born.
It was a golden moment in Seattle’s history: the nation’s psyche was focused on some grubby music types and all that they touched. Mr. Fotheringham was lucky enough to have been touched, and seized the opportunity; a trip to New York yielded incredible results, and that was that.
With work that has addressed subjects and markets as varied as punk rock and Neiman Marcus, The New Yorker and Ladies Home Journal, a Visa Card campaign and an elementary school auction, Mr. Fotheringham continues to enjoy solving visual problems with blotty lines.
â€œGraphite Sequencerâ€ by Caleb Coppock. Video. Graphite conducts electricity. Two wires brush against the surface of a paper disk as it spins. The wires are connected to a simple electronic tone generator. When a line of graphite is drawn across the disk, connecting the two wires, a tone is heard.
Words for what? just click around and enjoy this engaging experience over Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible interactive video.
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This movie, Madame Tutli-Putli, will definitely collect a lot of awards and prizes in the future… According to NFB, this 17′ minute movie has been 5 years in the making, so judging to the trailer, I can’t wait to see it. Via Drawn.
Madame Tutli-Putli boards the night train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past.
She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure. Adrift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons and is drawn into an undertow of mystery and suspense.
The National Film Board of Canada presents a stunning, stop-motion animated film that takes the viewer on an exhilarating existential journey. The film introduces groundbreaking visual techniques and is supported by a haunting and original score. Painstaking care and craftsmanship in form and detail bring to life a fully imagined, tactile world unlike any you have seen.
Jungian thriller? Hitchcockian suspense? Artistic tour de force? The night train awaits you.
Martin Klimas destroys a lot of clay to make his art. Combining the silence of Eadweard Muybridgeâ€™s horse pictures with the association-rich composition of a still life, Klimas breaks recognizable objects so they become something else, and stops us just at the moment of transformation.
Klimas was born in 1971 in Singen, Germany. All images courtesy Martin Klimas and Foley Gallery; all images copyright Â© Martin Klimas, all rights reserved.
adhesive tape (Fita-cola) by Ana Ventura.
Each roll (printed in PVC 5 cm = 1,96 inches – height) have 66 m = 72,20 yd.
Pattern repeats every 20 cm = 7,87 inches.
for more information please send me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (let the subject be tape)
A few weeks ago, I was surprised while visiting my local news stand, to look at the price of a PRINT MAG, it was about 40â‚¬!! no lie! No I wonder where retailers and distributors get such percentage.
Today I was reading the regular newsletter from amazon, they are now offering a 6 issue subscription for only $37. I can save Â± 80% if ordering through amazon. This is not easy advertising, a serious recommendation! Click the image to access the promotion (time limited).
…You all know what DADA is…
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The Dada movement was a protest against the barbarism of World War I, the bourgeois interests that Dada adherents believed inspired the war, and what they believed was an oppressive intellectual rigidity in both art and everyday society. Dada was an international movement, and it is difficult to classify artists as being from any one particular country, as they were constantly moving from one place to another.
Dada thought that reason and logic had led people into the horrors of war, so the only route to salvation was to reject logic and embrace anarchy and irrationality. However, this could also be thought of as the logical side of anarchy and rejection of values and order; it is not irrational to embrace the systematic destruction of values, if one thinks them to be flawed.
According to its proponents, Dada was not art – it was “anti-art”. It was anti-art in the sense that Dadaists protested against the contemporary academic and cultured values of art. For everything that art stood for, Dada was to represent the opposite. Where art was concerned with aesthetics, Dada ignored aesthetics. If art were to have at least an implicit or latent message, Dada strove to have no meaning – interpretation of Dada is dependent entirely on the viewer. If art is to appeal to sensibilities, Dada is to offend. Ironically, Dada became an influential movement in modern art, a commentary on order and the carnage Dadaists believed it wreaked. Through their rejection of traditional culture and aesthetics they hoped to destroy them.
A reviewer from the American Art News stated at the time that “The Dada philosophy is the sickest, most paralyzing and most destructive thing that has ever originated from the brain of man.” Art historians have described Dada as being, in large part, “in reaction to what many of these artists saw as nothing more than an insane spectacle of collective homicide.”
Years later, Dada artists described the movement as “a phenomenon bursting forth in the midst of the postwar economic and moral crisis, a savior, a monster, which would lay waste to everything in its path. It was a systematic work of destruction and demoralization…In the end it became nothing but an act of sacrilege.”
While broad, the movement was unstable. By 1924 in Paris, Dada was melding into surrealism, and artists had gone on to other ideas and movements, including surrealism, social realism and other forms of modernism. Some theorists argue that Dada was actually the beginning of postmodern art.
By the dawn of World War II, many of the European Dadaists had fled or emigrated to the United States. Some died in death camps under Hitler, who persecuted the kind of “Degenerate art” that Dada represented. The movement became less active as post-World War II optimism led to new movements in art and literature.
Dada is a named influence and reference of various anti-art and political and cultural movements including the Lettrists and the Situationists.