Saturday, December 18, 2010

at the end of it all...

... there is a catalogue. check out my post (over at the bookshelf-blog) about the ruhr-atoll catalogue that just came out, marking the very end of the whole project.

since i am still working on applications, there are no other news, so have a lovely christmas season, and i will try to post more reading reviews (on the bookshelf, again) before the year is out.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

tidbits: fill your shelves, and: where's the true austen?!

what an interesting article:
was austen's style not really her own? what was her own writing like? how much freedom should an editor take in "preparing" a book for publication?
i don't know about you but i would love to look at austen's actual manuscripts to see how much or how little was changed, and what she sounds like "unedited". not a big fan of austen & co really, but this might change things...

also, if you haven't picked your fall and winter (poetry) reading material yet, quickly make your way to dancing girl press, because they are having a super sale! any five of their beautiful chapbooks for 20 bucks. could there be any easier way to get a hold of new poetry?! sale lasts until oct 31st.
here's the link:.

and another article i thought i would share:
"Hilda: A Jewel Distilled" an essay about Hilda Gorenstein, by artist Robin Barcus
art, painting, as a channel of communication and a way of living that stays, despite alzheimer's disease.
interesting stuff. and beautiful art.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

here's looking at TRUST (ISEA 2010, dortmund, germany)

went to the opening of the TRUST exhibit, which is part of the ISEA (international symposium of electronic arts) this year in dortmund.

it is an interesting sampling of current electronic art. installations (audio and/or visual),  some of them interactive. while of course this type of art is almost impossible to document with photographs, here are some pics (taken by me), just to give you an idea.

my favorite (sorry no picture) must be the musical instrument designed by mexican artist ariel guzik to interact with whales. it looks like it should be part of the TARDIS and the sounds it produces, of itself, are intriguing. the idea here might be to give the inhabitants of the ocean, for once, a harmonic, pleasant sign of our existence, - a nice change from being hunted down "for research purposes" and harpooned in the belly.

actually, there is a tie for my favorite - seiko mikami's installation "desire of codes" (also no photo - impossible) is mindblowing and playful at the same time. go see it if you can!

a working, hand-drawn antenna
joyce hinterding, australia

part of a grid of video projections
not sure whose work this is,
but it's disturbingly fun!

a large marble slab
konrad becker, austria

...and finally, for those who like really fast rollercoasters and strobe lights, or are just fascinated with light as a mind-altering agent, carsten nikolai's installation is... amazing and nothing for anyone with any risk of seizures.

Friday, May 14, 2010

shadow forecast

this is more of a front page than a blog. i will put links to any blogs i set up right here, 
so you can find them all in one place. use the links at the top on the right side. 
my reading / rambling blog is right here: