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Webcam-Busting: Stoppt Acta!

Wunderbare Aktion: Webcam-Busting in Lahr. Merci, Patrick!

Hä, Acta? Um was es eigentlich geht:

Hier unterschreiben: http://www.avaaz.org/de/eu_save_the_internet_spread/

Kyle Bean: “Soft Guerilla”

Foto: Sam Hofman

Schöne Serie von Kyle Bean zum Thema “Soft Guerilla”: “A series of weapons made from harmless materials for a feature article centred around the topic of ‘Guerilla Gardening’ and ‘Yarn Bombing’.” Via

I can has cheezburger, porn and street art? Yes! Der erste LOL-Street-Art-Porn-Kalender:

I can has cheezburger, porn and street art? Yes, you can! Welcome to the first lolstreetart calender (2012, limited edition, 666 pcs., 19,90 €, PRE-ORDER HERE/HIER VORBESTELLEN) ever – serving you delicious new works made by twelve of the best and most humorous street artists worldwide. Attention: explicit visuals!

Featuring new works from: OX, France, MR TALION, Germany, VARIOUS & GOULD, Germany, HOMER, Ukraine, TILT, France, BRONCO, Germany, MATHIEU TREMBLIN, France, ELFO, Italy, TONY WEINGARTNER, France, SPY, Spain, BORIS HOPPEK, Germany & HARMEN DE HOOP, Netherlands.

You´re still not sure if you understood the theme? Let me explain: MILF, bukkake, cumstache, deepthroat, teabagging or Dirty Sanchez – pornography created the Internet. Today 12 percent of all websites contain porn, 25 percent of all search-engine requests made every day are about porn, that´s around 68 million a day, and 35 percent of all Internet downloads are porn. After porn mankind created lolcats. The net is the best thing that ever happened to cats. Who would have ever imagined that the Internet, once invented for military purposes and expanded for communication among scientists, will become a global spank bank and a worldwide cat picture distribution system?

But where is the connection to street art? Street art is characterized by a simplified and grass-roots democratic approach that allows anyone to produce and present art – simply and inexpensively. Using the Internet, today´s artist can also gain wide recognition rapidly without the aid of gallery owners, PR agents, or curators. Just as music groups can disseminate and sell their songs through social networks and video platforms, works of street artists get viral on the net and artists are able to make their first breakthrough. Lolcats (LOL for „laughing out loud“) became a global mem, a big running gag for geeks and nerds. And like nerds are making their jokes in virtual space, street artists are hacking the public space for their in-jokes. Graffiti started with classical seventies tagging and style writing, evolved into artful calligraphic and three-dimensional images, then came the stickers, spray stencils and the experiments with temporary sculptures and illegal interventions. It was a long and serious fight for acceptance, but now, after graffiti and street art is almost a mainstream phenomenon and universally accepted in the art scene, with its own museums shows, specialized art galleries and collectors… now comes the humor. Today’s street artists, like hackers and nerds, are mostly acting anonymous and subverting the system, they’re all playing with space, remixing art history with pop culture and political activism, creating context-sensitive works with great passion and fun. The postmodern European street artist seems to be the new king´s jester. Laughing out loud about the whole situation – without really having the power to change it. Irony replaced the utopia! The new motto is: If we cannot make the world a better place, let´s make it a funnier place! „I did it for the lulz“ is the new motivation – on the net and on the street. Hope you´re laughing out loud with this first lolstreetart calender ever – and never forget: It´s all about the pussy, my friend!

We did it for the lulz:
Curated by: Alain Bieber
Layout: Matthias Müller
Production: Andreas Ullrich
Cover & Print: diesiebdrucker.de, stickma.de
Distribution: stickermag.com
Release: October 2011; Price: € 19,90; Format: 29,7 x 42 cm; Features: 14 pages, full colour, serigraph cover

PS: Das ist mein vorläufiges Abschiedsgeschenk an Euch! Denn jetzt bin ich erst einmal eine Weile unterwegs – zunächst im Urlaub und danach bei der “Professional Media Master Class” in Halle und beim “DokFest Leipzig“! Bis bald – ich liebe Euch alle!

Erica Dorn: “The golden mistake”

Pimp Deine Tastatur – natürlich mit den Goldtasten von Erica Dorn: “I made these custom “mistake” keys for my keyboard a bit back. Solid gold  and Z keys. The ones we are constantly pressing to go back in time.” Via

Das Rauhfaser-Poster

Die beliebteste Tapete der Welt jetzt auch als Poster: Nach dem Minderheiten-Quartett kommt hier das neue Produkt aus dem Hause Max Kling & Michel Goldmann: “Rauhfaser-Poster“. “Wir haben uns gefragt, ob die Grenzen der Kunst um ein Museum oder eine Galerie herum zu ziehen sind, oder ob sie auch darüber hinausgehen können. Michel Goldmann und ich haben uns mit dem Berliner Fotografen Robert Recker zusammen getan und fünf Rauhfaser-Motive als Kunstdrucke in Din A1 entwickelt. Unsere These: Jede Wohnung, als Sammelort von Gebrauchsgegenständen, kann ein privates Museum sein und ihr Bewohner gleichzeitig Künstler sowie dessen Kurator!” Via: Mail

Pixel-App: Taponymous

Versus Gesichtsbuch: “In Zeiten von Datenschutz und Zensur ist es nicht unbedingt leicht, ein Bild zu veröffentlichen. Taponymous hilft dir dabei, kritische Stellen in einem Bild direkt von Unterwegs zu verpixeln und das Bild anschließend auf deinem Gerät zu speichern oder auf Facebook zu teilen.” Via

Remedios Vincent: “FEEAS”

Für alle Porzellanfreunde/feinde – Skulpturen von Remedios Vincent, gemacht um sie zu hassen, sagt er zumindest: “I would like to present my FEEAS to you, porcelain characters, made to dislike. They have been created from broken pieces of porcelain, bought in antique markets and recomposed, not in the most correct way, but in the funniest and most macabre way that occurred to me. I try to preserve the antique patina that they had when they came into my hands as much as possible, that is to say that I don’t clean them and if possible, neither do I break them any more than they already were, in an attempt to preserve the traces of their history. Nor do I try to beautify the unions, I like them as they are, ugly, damaged, malign, a little Frankenstein, but tender deep down. Although I consider them to be artistic pieces, I usually use them as broaches or rings. I hope you like them, or not, that is what they are made for.” Via: Mail, thx!

Shawn Thorsson: “Combat Garden Gnomes”

Endlich: Der Terror-Gartenzwerg ist da! “Prop replica and costume hobbyist Shawn Thorsson hand casts and paints these sinister gun-toting garden gnomes.” Via

Daniel Feral: “Diagram on Graffiti and Street Art”

Für alle Infografik-Fetischisten: Graffiti und Street Art als Diagramm. “The Feral Diagram on Graffiti and Street Art is an homage to and celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Alfred H. Barr diagram on Cubism and Abstract Art.” Das Poster gibt es hier – und dazu auch eine passende Ausstellung inkl. Katalog: Pantheon. “Participating artists tell their own histories, in their own words and pictures, while local writers and photographers give an overview of the cultural milieu. The catalog includes a dedication to Rammellzee by Charlie Ahearn, essay on the Feral Diagram by Daniel Feral, Street Art in the 2000s by Steven P. Harrington with photographs by Jaime Rojo, in addition to 20 essays, 20 interviews and over 400 images from the efforts of over 30 individuals.” Via: Mail

Gabarage: Garbage Upcycling

Aus alten Mülleimern werden Sofas, aus Bierkästen Hocker und aus Ampeln und Fahrradreifen Lampen: gabarage aus Österreich nutzt “altmaterialien aus industrie- und gewerbebetrieben als wertvolle ausgangsmaterialien für einen kreativen designprozess. das „gabarage creative team“ entwickelt in kooperation mit designer/innen ökologisch nachhaltige designstücke und gebrauchsgegenstände für privatpersonen und unternehmen.” Via