4. 3. 2014
Athi-Patra Ruga ist ein südafrikanischer Künstler, der sich mit Mode und Performance beschäftigt, “exposing and subverting the body in relation to structure, ideology and politics”. Zu seiner Luftballon-Aktion: “The 4-hour performance begins with the ritualistic blowing of balloons and the dressing of the all 5 performers that make up the population of The White Women Of Azania thus far, the performance will culminate in a 60 minute procession from the Drill Hall on Plein St to the Standard Bank Art Gallery on Anderson St in the Johannesburg CBD. This is a continuation of the artist’s exploration alternative rituals as a means of intervention, something that is a huge influence also in each of the artist’s performances. In creating these rituals, the artist performs a kind of Jacobinistic purge of the staid and unimaginative in all aspects of existence.” Via
1. 3. 2014
“Im Rahmen einer satirischen Aktion im Statdteil Connewitz kochen in Leipzig die Wogen hoch. Jetzt melden sich auch Alf Thum, seines Zeichens Erfinder und “Führer” der aus Leipzig stammenden “Front Deutscher Äpfel“, einem bundesweit bekannten Satire-Projekt gegen Rechts, sowie zwei weitere Mitbegründer zu Wort”: Eine Zusammenfassung der Ereignisse hier, lustige Pressemeldung der Polizei hier & No Police District Connewitz hier.
1. 3. 2014
Die neue Aktion der spanischen Künstlerin Yolanda Domínguez: Frauen in ganz Spanien haben ihren Körper bei der Handelskammer als Eigentum angemeldet. “A collective action in which women of different cities in Spain go to the Chamber of Commerce to Register the “ownership” of their bodies. On the 5th. of February 2014 various queues formed in the Chamber of Commerce of Personal Property in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Seville, Pamplona and Pontevedra: women who demanded to officially certify that their bodies belong to them. The body is a territory which needs to be reconquered by women: a body which has been moulded by and for others, converted into an object, used as merchandise, assaulted, manipulated and subjected to impossible stereotypes. Added to these difficulties is a Draft Bill of the Abortion Law presented by the Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, which means to limit the decision making capacity regarding maternity and morals themselves. The forms presented and stamped are part of a symbolic action which aims to make this conflict visible. The action is still being done every day by women’s groups in different parts of Spain such as Alicante, Tenerife, Valencia, Salamanca, Asturias, Huesca, Albacete, Burgos, Santander, Valladolid, Zaragoza… and being a leading news of national and international media.” Via: Mail
20. 2. 2014
Plattenspieler auf Tauchstation von Evan Holm. Via
19. 2. 2014
Neue Arbeiten von Fra. Biancoshock. Via: Mail
19. 2. 2014
Doku über das “Jejune Institute” von Jeff Hull in San Francisco: “Their mission is to provoke discovery through visceral experience and pervasive play. As creators of the Jejune Institute, an award-winning immersive narrative experience, Nonchalance was successfully able to re-engineer the way audiences interact with media, the space around them, and each other. Utilizing automated environments, pirate radio broadcasts, guerilla masonry, and lock boxes within lock boxes, Hull’s work represents a warp zone that transports audiences between hyper realized fantasy worlds. Previously as a street artist with an ambition to infuse more variability and play into the civic realm, Jeff created Oaklandish; a decade-strong community arts organization with 20 consecutive “Best of the East Bay” Awards to it’s credit. He is also the founder of inner city playground activities such as the Urban Capture the Flag League, the Lake Merritt Radio Regatta, and the Liberation Drive-In which spawned an international movement of rogue parking lot movie screenings.” Via: Laurence, merci!
19. 2. 2014
Der Prankster-König Rémi Gaillard kommt auf die große Leinwand: Am 5. März startet sein erster Spielfilm “N’importe qui” in den französischen Kinos. Anbei ein erster Vorgeschmack: Der offizielle Trailer und zwei neue Szenen. Ganz großes Kino/Kunst/Performance! Chapeau!
12. 2. 2014
“Silent Shouts”, 2008: “This photographic series explore moments captured of passengers in public transport surrounded with unintelligible inscriptions across the windows.”
“Réparations is an interventionist action in Paris in which found, empty plastic bottles were recycled and transformed into rockets.”
“All the parts of a Buick Regal 1986 deemed to be superfluous— engine, suspension, transmission, electrical system—were removed to reduce the vehicle’s weight to a minimum while keeping its appearance. The body was then equipped with a mechanical system made up of four autonomous pairs of pedals, enabling the passengers to form a self-propelling group.”
“Three empty drink cans are observed by a fixed camera. Blown around randomly in a fenced-off urban corner, they clash, disperse and regroup in ever-changing configurations.”
“A protagonist cuts down a lamppost with a chainsaw. The operation lasts several minutes before it tumbles to the ground.”
“Ranging from assemblage to video and photography, Michel de Broin has developed a constantly expanding visual vocabulary. Piece by piece, the objects involved are sometimes universally recognizable but their behaviour defies their functions and uses taken for granted. Crafting new relationships between waste, productivity, risk and consumption, established modes of signification are endangered, yielding retooled technological environments that feed a constant questioning.” Mehr auch hier. Via: MT
12. 2. 2014
Artúr van Balen und das Kollektiv Tools For Actions produziert partizipative, aufblasbare Skulpturen: “The materials I use depend on the artistic concept. I am interested in the way that the material itself can change the meaning of the work. An example are my supermarket chickens made out of precious porcelain or the Compost Sculpture made out of biodegradable plastic. The size of the work can vary from a microscopic small obstacle course for amoebas to a gigantic 12 meter inflatable hammer. To realise the projects, I often start cooperations with scientists, artists and even companies.”