A slushy mix of art and non-art that I use as references for my own art.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jack Wilgus!


Had to put this here just because it is so exciting. He is having a retrospective at MICA that starts October 15th, I believe. These are cibachrome images that he made by photographing crystals he grew himself with microscope. [yes that's right, microscope] lenses. I am so envious.

Carsten Nicolai

The following information about this piece quoted from his website.

“for quite some time, chaos research has recognized entities called chaotic or odd attractors. what is an attractor? in every system in motion, regardless whether it is a pendulum, a planet or a fluid comprised of many discrete particles, the particles move in a time frame on a surface. in a linear non-chaotic system these surfaces are graphical. […] if a dynamic system follows a specific attractor it is predictable. as soon as the starting conditions are determined it is clear how the system will develop for all times. […] in 1963, edward n. lorenz of the massachusetts institute of technology discovered an odd attractor when he analyzed the behavior of fluids. this entity known as the lorenz attractor is a fractal. the consequence: by tracing the trajectories of a system consisting of many particles on the lorenz attractor it will soon become clear that initially very dense conditions are beginning to spread out more and more until they form a homogeneous surface. this is precisely the reason why meteorologists are able to predict the weather conditions in a limited area for a short period of time.”
peter müller in: jürgens, hartmut/peitgen, heinz-otto/saupe, dietmar: chaos und fraktale, heidelberg 1989

carsten nicolai

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Man Ray : le retour à la raison

I think I want to go back to some more old school stuff for a while. Funny how I feel like it's more relevant for getting fresh ideas. It's really great to see these Man Ray photos in action, and who has nicer bosoms than Kiki de Montparnasse. Nobody.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Joel Tettamanti

There's something I always loved about photographs of green plastic gloves. They are such a strange object visually. See his website with more industrial photography.


Caleb Charland

Lots of "phenomena" photographed very beautifully here.