Art Propelled: NOOKS AND CRANNIES Untitled (detail ) , fabric, wood, rust, 132 x 288 x 8 inches by Leonardo Drew Discovering the imposing work of Leonardo Drew was a turning point for me. I couldn't believe what I was seeing ..... Huge wall mounted tableaux of stacked boxes, nooks and crannies stuffed with found objects ...... rusted debris, papers, fabric, discarded wood and domestic and industrial trash. Installation by Leonardo Drew In a way Leonardo Drew gave me permission to continue collecting junk. This is what it sounds like when you put tree rings on a record player. This is an excerpt from the record Years, created by Bartholomäus Traubeck, which features seven recordings from different Austrian trees including Oak, Maple, Walnut, and Beech. What you are hearing is an Ash tree’s year ring data. Every tree sounds vastly unique due to varying characteristics of the rings, such as strength, thickness and rate of growth. Keep in mind that the tree rings are being translated into the language of music, rather than sounding musical in and of themselves.
The Day I Quit “I’m going to quit my job when we get back,” I said, turning to my friend Scott. “Really? I doubt that.” “No really, I am. I’m going to quit and travel the world,” I said, turning my face back into the warm Thailand sun. Isaac Cordal La cómedie humaine – Brussels, Belgium September 13, 2016 Romantisme du chaos – Isaac Cordal Möbius Ship: An Un-Ending Sculptural Tribute With a title and form that wittily plays on the puzzling and unending surface of a Möbius strip, artist Tim Hawkinson has created a bizarrely continuous model in the likeness of ship-in-bottle hobbyists. His hanging sculpture takes it’s inspiration from the story of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, interpreting Captain Ahab’s consuming passion of chasing the illusive white whale by creating a ship that chases itself in an impossible loop. Hawkinson has made a name for himself by taking everyday materials and using them in unusual ways, creating works that address larger issues of history, human consciousness, nature and technology. For this intricate piece he used a host of found objects and household materials, from staples and twist ties to craft wood and packing material.
Automata, Kinetic Art Biography Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1962, Tom Haney has always been fascinated by mechanical movement. Once at the age of 2, he became separated from his family in a museum while being transfixed by a mechanical diorama. In subsequent years, his fascination would manifest itself often - he regularly took apart household items, much to his parents' disapproval. He took art classes in high school and attended college studying Industrial Design. Before becoming a full-time artist in 2000, his professional work consisted of making props, models and miniatures for television commercials, still photographers, and motion pictures.
Mercator: Extreme Controls scrollwheel double-click zoom shift+drag right-click drag warp map shift+double-click right-double-click How to quit your job and travel: Tips on making your money go further Everything I thought I knew about travel turned out to be wrong. After years of seeing commercials, listening to friends, and drooling over pictures in magazines, I thought travel was expensive. Between transportation, expensive tours and activities, hotels, and food, to go anywhere was going to cost me a lot of money. Then, in 2006, after saving for three years, I took off to travel the world. As I backpacked my way through Europe, consistently staying below my budget, I realized that by traveling like I lived back home – visiting local markets, taking local transportation, avoiding overpriced tourist restaurants, and finding deals on the Internet -- I could cut my costs without cutting my good time. After all, I didn’t come to Italy not to eat out!
After Effects A series of architectural scale models constructed with black paper and covered with flour and a layer of mould to create the effect of old abandoned buildings. My purpose is to talk about the sense of time and destiny of the planet after the human species, through the sense of restlessness which abandoned buildings are able to communicate. Genoa-Zug Artist's Residence, Zug August 2012. installation views, Lethbridge Gallery Click here to return to home page John Morris Current Collection Previous Collections About
Holofractal Music Project Hard to put on a few words, but the Holofractal Music project is a new approach on interactive music creation and listening, based on semiotic transductions of dance, poetry, performance, video, movies, theatre, gestures or anything that moves into fractal sounds. The research dates from the 1980’s, when I was advised by composers as H.-J. Koellreutter (1915-2003) and Conrado Silva de Marco (1940-2014), which were students and teachers of Luigi Nono, John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez, my Aesthetics “grandfathers”. This is accomplished, mostly, by means of a software I developed in my Ph.D. research called HTMI – Holofractal Transducer of Music and Image System.