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An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie. Materiality as the Basis for the Aesthetic Experience in Contempo. SOURCE01. Irene Barberis: Apocalypse/Revelation: Re Looking (Feminale: the edge of logic, intersecting luminosities), Studio International. Irene Barberis: Apocalypse/Revelation: Re Looking (Feminale: the edge of logic, intersecting luminosities) Langford 120, North Melbourne, Australia 13 October–11 November 2012 by Dr JANET McKENZIE Irene Barberis has been inspired by and explored imagery for her art and research into the Book of the Apocalypse since 1984, exhibiting widely in Australia and abroad. The new exhibition Irene Barberis, Apocalypse/Revelation: Re Looking (Feminale: the edge of logic, intersecting luminosities) presents a cohesive body of work, made up of four projects: The Tapestry of Light Project, which uses multi luminescent filaments and yarns as woven and drawn lines; The Faculty of Breathing Space – a huge inflatable sculpture made from fluorescent plastic and filled with the entire book of the Apocalypse and artist’s breath; Writings on the Wall – hand-written text using white markers and builders chalk, and Apocalypse/Revelation.

Cut it Out! “I found that I could never really make a middle-sized work. 1. News - Upcoming Exhibitions & Events - Langford 120. Stathopoulou prez. Bachelard_Gaston_The_Poetics_of_Space_1994. Freud1. 10 Contemporary embroidery artists. The word ‘embroidery‘ comes with baggage; more often than not it evokes images of crocheted tea towels and twee cushion covers. But over the last few years, a new generation of textile and mixed media artists (of all ages I might add) have been using both machine and hand stitch to challenge these preconceptions; they often honour traditional techniques but use them in combination with more contemporary mediums or methods to create artwork that is original and refreshing. Today we take a look at the work of 10 such contemporary embroidery artists. Debbie Smyth Debbie Smyth – Trolleyed, 525x525mm Textile artist Debbie Smyth is best known for her stitched illustrations. Inge Jacobson Inge Jacobsen – Threaded Vogue Cover Inge Jacobsen uses found commercial imagery and thread to put her own spin on classic advertising.

Kazuhito Takadoi Kazuhito Takadoi – AKI (Autumn) Kazuhito Takadoi takes the well-worn subject matter of nature and frames it in a minimalistic and contemporary setting. Poeticsspace00bach. The Music Box Gets An Update For The Digital Era. Music boxes can be hypnotic. Open one, and you'll usually see a metal barrel with raised bumps, turning round and round to pick away at the musical teeth of a comb. Captivating as music boxes are, though, there's no way to compose music on a music box: it only plays it back. The XOXX Composer is a music box for the digital age. Designed by Swedish interactive designer Axel Bluhme, the XOXX Composer uses the basic principle of a music box—a rotating cylinder with bumps that plays notes—and transforms it into an instrument any aspiring DJ can use to mix new tracks. A traditional music box has one rotating cylinder.

Where things get digital is that "beat" can be assigned to any digital sound: a tick, a chiptune bleep, a sample, or whatever. The XOXX Composer is MIDI compatible, so you can use it for nearly any audio workstation or software suite, like Garage Band or Logic Pro X. SOURCE01. Dart 339. What does Second Skin mean? - It is an instrument that reflects from the outside what is inside. An external layer that expresses our inner emotions, feelings and desires.- On the opposite, a second skin could be a cover, some kind of mask that would allow us to hide our emotions and provide us with an external appearance that does not reflect our real self (for example insects that changes patterns to hide from its enemies)- A way to apply new forms of meaning and connotations to a surface on object - A protection, security- An apparel that would give us superior abilities regarding to our strength, physiognomy, senses, etc.- A reflection of our social status, our belonging to a certain society, class or genre.

A cultural identity. Research & References Hugues, Patrice. The books deals with the meaning of fabrics, patterns and textures through history, societies, ethnics and classes. This book can be directly linked with the idea of second skin since the term can be defined as clothing. Craft. The role of craft in contemporary society continues to be of interest. Below is a list of materials on craft. Recent books Cunliffe-Charlesworth, Hilary. Craftscity : The Role and Potential of the Crafts to Economy, Employment and Environment. Dormer, Peter. Dormer presents a series of lively, clearly argued discussions about the relevance of handicraft in a world whose aesthetics and design are largely determined by technology. Lucie-Smith, Edward. Risatti, Howard Anthony.A Theory of Craft : Function and Aesthetic Expression. “What is a craft object? Rowley, Sue. This interdisciplinary collection explores cultural perceptions of craft and their impact on contemporary practice.

Sennett, Richard. “The Craftsman names a basic human impulse: the desire to do a job well for its own sake. Journals The Journal of Modern Craft www.bergpublishers.com/BergJournals/TheJournalofModernCraft/tabid/3254/Default.aspx Blogs Craft Research Webpages. Art (& Technology) Talk with Kerry Adams Hapner | NEA. San Jose, California, can boast of having produced more patents than other U.S. city, according to U.S. census figures — not surprising given its stature as the unofficial capital of Silicon Valley. What may be surprising, however, is that the city also holds a soft spot for art. In fact, it even has the distinction of housing the largest collection of Ludwig van Beethoven artifacts outside of Europe, thanks to the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies. Given that creativity is at the heart of both the arts and technology, it makes sense that the arts would flourish amidst the landscape of labs and tech centers.

With a diverse population of more than one million, many of whom are foreign-born technology workers, San Jose is home to the headquarters of tech giants such as Adobe and eBay. On arts and technology partnerships in San Jose: Within Silicon Valley, we have an interesting place where we have a very high percentage of the population that works within the tech sector. Mikala Dwyer, Square Cloud Compound. Opening: Friday, 10th September 2010, 6 pm Exhibition Dates: 10th September - 23rd October 2010 Hamish Morrison Galerie is delighted to present a new exhibition by Mikala Dwyer.

This is her second solo show with the gallery, and follows on from major installations at this year’s Sydney and Adelaide Biennales. For several years now, Dwyer has been interested in the occult, creating pieces in which, for example, palm readers ply their trade, or circles of strange objects become loaded with witchy resonance. The current installation raises her interest in magic and parallel worlds to new levels. Using all her signature materials, she creates a compound that takes us across boundaries of time, space and geography.

The central structure of Square Cloud Compound is created from squares of coloured fabric, a floppy Constructivist enclosure held up by stockings stretched to breaking point. As well as summoning up these ghosts of Sydney’s past, Dwyer commits another act of magic. Tracey Benson Thesis. Art%253A10.1007%252Fs00004 006 0032 8. ISEA2015 submission 237. Foucault OtherSpaces. MFA thesis home alter. On-longing-Stewart-1984.pdf. I DONT LIKE MONDAYS: tara donovan. Tara Donovan is an artist with enough talent and creativity to make plastic straws seem interesting. Her specialty is taking many copies of an everyday object and transforming them into something phenomenal. Enter her world and, in “Colony,” chunks of pencils transform into, depending on how far away you stand, either an array of skyscrapers or an infectious fungus spreading over the floor.

In a 2003 installation called “Haze,” Donovan used over two million plastic straws on a 40-foot gallery wall to create an aesthetic effect both cloudlike and ephemeral. She has used Elmer’s Glue, Styrofoam cups, paper plates, and toothpicks in astronomic quantities create the last thing you ever thought you’d see from disposable kitchenware. Donovan, who says she thinks “in terms of infinity,” is refreshingly unique in her courageous and innovative ability to create large-scale marvels out of the commonplace. Labels: culture vulture. Victoria Baker%2C Seeing the world through the eyes of child on a mountaintop%2C Mikala Dwyer%2C Black Sun Blue Moon%2C exhibition catalogue%2C Hamish Morrison Galerie%2C Berlin%2C 2007.

Hanging eyes, (1999) by Mikala Dwyer. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 2002, 'Year in review', pg. 8-25, Sydney, 2002, 12. Edward Colless and Linda Michael, Mikala Dwyer, essays, Sydney, 2000, cover (colour illus.), 62-63, 64, 66, 72. Sylvie Couderc, Bonheurs des Antipodes, 'Recent contemporary art in Australia: from the interpretation of origins to the bias of the diverse', France, 2000. Janita Craw and Robert Leonard, Mixed-up childhood, 'Plates', pg. 41-126, Auckland, 2005, 104-105 (colour illus.),155 (illus., detail) 170. titled 'Hanging Eyes' Essence and Properties.pdf. Bennett Vibrant Matter1. Sandra Selig | eyeline publishing. Sandra Selig is best known for a very particular kind of work. Her ‘cool’, linear thread installations, which often function more as forms of architectonic drawing than sculptural works, have become her signature style.

It is this component of her practice that featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s ‘Primavera’ exhibition of 2004 with the work Synthetic Infinite and that is on permanent display in the Brisbane Magistrates Court building as part of the commissioned public art program there. Selig’s practice however has had other elements for some time now, including an ongoing investigation into the chaotic, organic architecture of spider web. A collection of these ‘web samples’ was included in the ‘Prime’ exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery last year.

‘Signature styles’ can sometimes be a spider’s web of their own, trapping an artist and disallowing them the chance to expand and develop their practice in new directions. A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious. It’s a question that’s perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? We know it exists, at least in ourselves. But how it arises from chemistry and electricity in our brains is an unsolved mystery. Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he might know the answer. According to Koch, consciousness arises within any sufficiently complex, information-processing system. All animals, from humans on down to earthworms, are conscious; even the internet could be. That’s just the way the universe works.

“The electric charge of an electron doesn’t arise out of more elemental properties. What Koch proposes is a scientifically refined version of an ancient philosophical doctrine called panpsychism — and, coming from someone else, it might sound more like spirituality than science. WIRED: How did you come to believe in panpsychism? 'What is the simplest explanation?

Koch: That’s true.