UbuWeb | Spring 2014 Robert Ashley, 1930-2014 UbuWeb mourns the passing of the great American composer Robert Ashley. You can listen to his music and invterviews here, watch his films here, read about him here. If you're unfamiliar with his work, the best place to start is Peter Greenaway's documentary Four American Composers: Robert Ashley (1983). His most well-known video work is Perfect Lives (1978-83), a television opera in seven parts. He interviewed composers such as Terry Riley, Philip Glass, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, David Behrman, and Gordon Mumma in his epic video series, Music With Roots in the Aether, where interviews are followed by performances.
Controversial artist Richard Prince sued for copyright infringementRichard Prince, a New York-based artist whose work often involves appropriating that of others, has been sued for copyright infringement by Donald Graham, a photographer who claims Prince knowingly reproduced his photo Rastafarian Smoking a Joint without seeking permission. Artnet reports that Graham filed a complaint on 30 December against Prince, the Gagosian Gallery – where Prince’s New Portraits exhibition ran between September and October 2014 – and Lawrence Gagosian, the gallery owner. The New Portraits collection featured 37 inkjet prints on canvas of what Prince called “screen saves” of Instagram posts, according to the complaint.
ABC The Drum - Annabel Crabb - The end of journalism as we know it (and other good news)Updated Wed 27 Oct 2010, 9:48pm AEDT The following is a text version of Annabel Crabb's AN Smith lecture in journalism, delivered on October 27, 2010 at Melbourne University. The internet nearly ruined my career. And I don't mean in that hand-wringing, oh my God, what are we going to do without classifieds sort of way. I mean the "Oh my really God. I just did something so stupid on the internet that I suspect I might actually be about to be sacked" way.
Today at Dezeen Platform: Merel Slootheer, Liat Azulay and Pieter Frank de JongDezeen Platform: Dutch designers Merel Sloother, Liat Azulay and Pieter Frank de Jong unveal a prototype of their Feats per Minute project, a bicycle that allows you to play records on its wheels as you cruise through the city, at our our micro-exhibition Dezeen Platform at Dezeen Space today. Each day, for 30 days, a different designer will use a one metre by one metre space to exhibit their work at Dezeen Space. See the full lineup for Dezeen Platform here and see all our stories about the work on show here.PennSoundPoemTalk 75: on Will Alexander's "Compound Hibernation" Posted 4/8/2014 Today saw the release of the landmark seventy-fifth episode in the PoemTalk Podcast series — an exploration of Will Alexander's poem, "Complete Hibernation," which was first published in Zen Monster before appearing in the 2011 collection, Compression & Purity.
Life Below 600pxSome people would have you believe that you aren't reading this. Why? Because it's not 'above the fold'. Above the fold - a graphic design concept that refers to the location of an important news story or a visually appealing photograph on the upper half of the front page of a newspaper. But you are reading it, aren't you?Richard Prince Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit—artnet NewsDonald Graham’s photograph, left, and Richard Prince’s appropriation of it. Appropriation artist Richard Prince hopes a court will throw out the latest copyright infringement lawsuit against him, and has filed a motion to dismiss the case. Photographer Donald Graham filed suit against Prince in January, asserting that one of the works in Prince’s 2014 exhibition “New Portraits,” at New York’s Gagosian Gallery, improperly used one of his photographs, showing a bare-chested Rastafarian man with long dreadlocks smoking a joint.
Laura Barton: Music for bus journeysIn the stagnant days between Christmas and New Year, when the streets were empty and the sky was hungover, I sat on the bus listening to George Pringle's Carte Postale on repeat. Through the bus window the city was the colour of stale vase water, and as the corner shops of Hackney and Dalston and Islington floated by I listened over and over to Pringle talking about her "detailed scientific investigation into light reflected on glass". Carte Postale is a young woman's rumination upon cigarette ends, Streetfighter 2 and shoes that stick to nightclub floors, and boasts the superlative lyric: "You've never been up at 4am with the fear/ You've never lain on your bedroom floor half-blind you'd never love the girl who wakes up perspiring beer."
Retro Futurism At Its Best: Designs and TutorialsAdvertisement Concepts of the future for the way we live our lives have been expressed in forms of art, design, movies, comics, and even cartoons. For many decades before man even landed on the Moon, people have been fascinated with space and the endless possibilities it could bring.
Poetic Forms and TermsBelow are poems that contain or serve as examples of certain poetic forms and terms. For more detailed information about these and other terms, visit the Poetry Foundation’s Learning Lab. Allusion
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