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Und sonst so? : 11. 08. 11

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* Theorie: “The London Riots as a political act.

* “Festival of Dangerous Ideas” mit Assange & Žižek, 1-2. Oktober in Sydney. Via

* “Londoner Krawallbilder mit Hilfe von Photoshop umgestaltet. Justin Bieber taucht auch mehrfach auf”. Via: Linktipp, danke Patricia!

* “Street Tag turns your iPhone into a can of spray paint. You can graffiti the street in real time without fear of being arrested. Adorn everything and anything, even those buildings you never thought possible to tag.” Via

* “Banksy: The Antics Roadshow“: “An hour-long special produced by Banksy charting the history of behaving badly in public, from anarchists and activists to attention seeking eccentrics.” Via

* Schönes Retropixel-Game “One Chance“. Via

* Kampnagel: Internationales Sommerfestival 2011 startet am 28. August in Hamburg. Via

* Die nächste Speed Show steht an: “Becoming, Not Being“, 27. August, Berlin, kuratiert von Sterling Crispin, u.a. mit Rafael Rozendaal, Ernst Markus Stein, Sally McKay etc. Via: Mail

* “Second Lives: Jeux masqués et autres Je“: “The exhibition open throughout the Summer at the Casino de Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, presents critical as well as humorous works on contemporary strategies of construction and deconstruction of identity.” Via

* “Pyongyang Too“: A North Korean tribute to French-Canadian cartoonist Guy Delisle. Via: Mail, thx Andy!

* Klassiker: Marina Abramovićs “Art must be beautiful – Artists must be beautiful”, 1975. Via

* Klassiker II: Salvador Dalí im Playboy.

Watchlist: Zhang Dali

Kleiner historischer Exkurs: Zhang Dali ist so etwas wie Chinas erster Graffitikünstler. “In the summer of 1992, I began to implement the plan for my work, which was intended to take art out of the studio and let it communicate directly with the outside world. I chose graffiti, which has two advantages: it’s fast and it blends seamlessly with the environment. My photography recorded and exhibited the concept behind this work: I believe that human beings are the products of their environment. I am concerned about the changes in our living environment that have been imposed by money and power, and about human rights in the midst of such a process of imposition. Under normal circumstances, the relationship between humans and the environment would be naturally balanced. However, the current reality is one of force and passive acceptance. I don’t think that I can solve the problems. But through art, I can demonstrate–to those subjected to control and numbed by habit–the truth of the afflictions that we suffer. Bulldozers alter the appearance of streets overnight, which makes people accept modernization, while depriving many people of their possessions and their spiritual resources. I document the demolished homes and the new life established among the ruins.”

Don Leicht: “The Original Space Invader”

John Fekner & Don Leicht: “Your Space has been invaded”, 1982

Space Invader in Harlem. Fotos: © Jeewon Shin

Foto: © Peter Bellamy 1982

Don Leicht, “The Original Space Invader” – and the French Invader. Via

Kiki, Bubu & monochrom: Killing Capitalism with Christmas!

Der monochrom-Weihnachtssong: Kiki und Bubu mögen Weihnachten. Aber sie hassen das System. Da hilft nur Musik!

Ztohoven: “On Media Reality”

Hier schon mal etwas für die langen & langweiligen Winterabende: Die komplette Dokumentation “On Media Reality” (45 Minuten, englische Untertitel) über den legendären Atombomben-TV-Hack der tchechischen Gruppe Ztohoven: “On the 17.06.2007 art group Ztohoven secretly altered Czech TV broadcast. They inserted footage into the Panorama program of ČT2 channel showing illusionary nuke explosion in picturesque setting of Krkonoše Mountains. Their aim was to contribute to discussion about media manipulation, hence the entire action was called “The Media Reality”. However in the end, it touched upon many other topics. Regardless of the action’s point, the artists were labeled dangerous hackers and digital pirates. The debate about media (in)dependence swiftly turned into a hoax accusation. Whole hell broke loose as they accidentally tapped system’s weak points, many more than they had originally expected. These days seven members of up to the point anonymous group are dragged from court to court. Fined by the council for public TV and radio broadcast on one side, awarded by National Gallery’s prize NG 333 on the other, Ztohoven members gave birth to an action which, over the period of one year, has grown into unforeseen dimensions.”

“Gum Wall” in Seattle

Foto: JB Scott

Foto: Charitie

Foto: Matt Kowal

WTF: In Seattle gibt es eine “Gum Wall” – gehört inzwischen zu den beliebtesten Touri-Attraktionen dort. Mehr Kaugummi-Kunst auch hier und hier. Via/Via

George Clarin: “American Dream”

Das fucking System mal auf den Punkt gebracht. Via: Mail, danke Stephanie Bart!

Van der Art III: Sebastian Errazuriz – “Memorial of a concentration camp”

Spektakuläres Projekt von Sebastian Errazuriz aus dem Jahr 2006 (“Memorial of a concentration camp”, Santiago, Chile): Für eine Woche pflanzte Errazuriz einen zehn Meter hohen Magnolienbaum in die Mitte des chilenischen Nationalstadions. “A 10-meter magnolia tree is planted in the center of Chile’s National Stadium where dictator Pinochet in 1973 imprisoned thousands of political prisoners who were tortured and killed. After planting the tree, the stadium doors are open to the public as a park; offering a space to stop, look again, and remember. An impossible, cathartic soccer match played before 20.000 people, closes the project after a week of activity.” Was bisher passierte: Van der Art II: Helmut Smits – “Greenscreen”; Van der Art I: Pied La Biche – “Refait”.

Klassiker: Swiss Spaghetti Harvest

Muss man mal gesehen haben: Ein grandioser Hoax-Klassiker aus dem Jahr 1957 – Spaghetti-Bäume in der Schweiz. Bessere Video-Qualität hier, Hintergründe hier. Via: Mail, danke Sanda!

Doku: Harald Naegeli – Der Sprayer von Zürich

Harald Naegeli – Der Sprayer von Zürich from Institut für Kunstdokumentation on Vimeo.

Schöne Doku vom Institut für Kunstdokumentation und Szenografie: “Der Schweizer Künstler Harald Naegeli wurde international bekannt durch seine unverwechselbaren, fast skulptural anmutenden Graffiti, die er Ende der 70er Jahre an dieverse Wände in Zürich sprühte. Als Skandal ging seine Verhaftung 1981 in die Kunstgeschichte ein, als Naegeli wegen “Sachbeschädigung” in der Schweiz zu 9 Monaten Gefängnis verurteilt wurde. Neben dokumentarischen Aufnahmen zeigt dieser Clip aber auch Naegelis aktuelles Schaffen: seine “Urwolken”-Bilder. Heute gilt Harald Naegeli, der vergangene Tage seinen 70sten Geburtstag feierte, als Mitbegründer der Graffiti-Kunst.” Via