by señor x
Start Seeing Art is some nice work by blogger, Kevin D. Hendricks, to map public art across the Twin Cities. While he has the obligatory Google Map, I appreciate that he's also gone to the trouble of making a printable PDF like the one pictured above. His first printable map is of art in downtown Saint Paul (PDF), just in time for the RNC.
by Mark Drake for the media guardian edinburgh iternational television festival
Check out the video of this static sculpture altered into a interactive art work via simple projection. It's stunning to see how adding a layer of light onto something as simple as a stack of boxes can be so transformative.
There seems to be some amazing projects going down at the Design Interactions program at the Royal College of Art in the UK. Many of the projects focus on communication and interactions in relationships and how technology can modulate that experience. I am particularly interested in the idea of a system to truly experience your own and other unique special smell.
Pete Goldlust has created some rather delicate sculptures all carved from little standard crayons. What a great choice of medium.
From the Library of Congress' Cartoon America series - Imaginary Worlds
My friend Emily just told me about the The Dream House, a mind reseting apartment in New York City designed by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. This open space is a sound and light installation which according to friends is a refreshing reset from the crazy New York lifestyle. Open every Thursday and Saturday from 2pm-midnight, I can't wait to check it out when I visit next.
I've seen a few very cool videos lately that are remarkable exercises in simple concepts copied and pasted up to scale. Here's some of my favorites:
- The magnificent typographically inspired, "What does Marsellus Wallace look like?" actually seems to convey more punch than the original Pulp Fiction.
- Le Grand Content. What I wish every Power Point demonstration could actually look like.
- Herr Bar a music video where flesh stands in for ink. It reminds me of what Hannah Hoch might have done with video editing software.
These last two both come from Clemens Kolger.
I saw Mickey Smith speak at an artist talk held by the Minnesota Museum of American Art a couple years back and really liked her images. I've recently come back across her work via the Jen Beckman's Hey Hot Shot competition (lots more great photography there for sure). It's exciting to see this great local artist recognized in this national show.
Alas, the web really is a poor medium to see her work which really must be viewed at scale. These enormous prints of minimalist magazine bindings are rather stunning when measured in feet instead of pixels.