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6:14 pm • 15 February 2014 • 1 note
An iPad, a projector and an app called Tagtool are all you need to turn your city into a virtual canvas for your own custom light art and animations. Created by Vienna-based OMAi, Tagtool enables you to create art with your fingers on an iPad and project it large-scale onto the sides of buildings.
12:17 am • 30 January 2013
Since the 1960s, an increasing number of artists from around the world have incorporated artificial light in their work, exhibiting light itself or exploiting its perceptual effects. These artists approach light as a spatial and environmental experience, a factor of psychological influence, and an intangible material which can be manipulated and sculpted. Individual artworks examine different aspects of light such as colour, duration, shadows, natural and artificial illumination, and projection, demonstrating light’s crucial role in the transition of sculpture from object to environment.
See also We Make Money Not Art
10:35 am • 29 January 2013
The New Dream Machine Project is part of an evolving body of work that explores the relationship between Beat culture and Middle Eastern artistic traditions, and their legacy today. Dawood’s New Dream Machine Project, a 3-metre-tall spinning steel sculpture, is a reworking of the original Dream Machine created in 1959 by artist Brion Gysin and scientist Ian Sommerville.
10:13 am • 28 January 2013
"Halfway out of the dark", as Doctor Who put it in that Christmas special with the flying shark. To continue the Time Lord’s observation, humans have always celebrated the middle of winter, when the dark days reach their limit and the light begins its gradual return.
11:07 pm • 25 December 2012
The Guardian asked artists from around the world to create “Christmas screensavers,” including this one by Ai Weiwei. Other screensavers are by Martin Creed, Urs Fischer, David Hockney, Cornelia Parker, Susan Hiller, andCory Arcangel.
10:10 pm • 25 December 2012
“What I see happening is a massive urban re-knitting”—a lot of it addressing scars like the freeway that destroyed the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul or the wide racial gap in income and education that has grown over recent decades. “It’s a healing process both physical and psychological.” Landry sees the new light rail corridor between Minneapolis and St. Paul as “a major opportunity to do this urban reknitting.”
12:06 am • 21 December 2012 • 1 note
Based on the survey results, Toronto benefited to the tune of $38 million, with an additional $4.2 million spillover impact for Ontario. It also estimated that over 1 million were in attendance, which included more than 170,000 out-of-town visitors.
“The past seven years have seen Scotiabank Nuit Blanche transform and grow each year,” said Duncan Hannay, Scotiabank’s Senior Vice President, Canadian Marketing. “Part of our commitment to communities across Canada is support for the arts, and we are proud to help bring this innovative artistic event to Toronto. Scotiabank Nuit Blanche truly enriches the communities where we live and work, by making art accessible to everyone, and we look forward to building on its continued success in 2013.”
10:31 pm • 10 December 2012 • 1 note
Art Video Nights
Running from December 5 to 8, Art Video Nights will showcase 60 film and video works on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center in SoundScape Park. Presented by participating galleries of Art Basel Miami Beach, the program features works by artists including Julieta Aranda, Daniel Arsham, Guy Ben-Ner, Theaster Gates, Jesper Just, Mauricio Lupini, Ryan McGinley, Rashaad Newsome, Robin Rhode, Sam Samore, Adam Shecter, and Hu Xiangqian. Art Video Nights will also feature a special dusk-to-dawn screening of the 12-hour long film Bliss by Ragnar Kjartansson, presented by Art Basel in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami and the New World Center on Saturday, December 8 at 6pm. Art Video is organized in association with David Gryn, Director of London’s Artprojx.
11:53 am • 1 December 2012