Παρασκευή, 1 Οκτωβρίου 2010









Ο φωτογράφος Phyllis Galembo που ζει και εργάζεται στην Νέα Ορλεάνη έχει τραβήξει μια σειρά φωτογραφιών με θέμα το καρναβάλι και την μεταμφίεση. Οι φωτογραφίες του απο την Δυτική Αφρική με αυτο το θέμα εντυπωσιάζουν με το χρώμα και τα κουστούμια που αποτυπώνουν. Περισσότερα στο http://www.galembo.com/


The photographer Phyllis Galembo has taken amazing photographs in West Africa showing masquarade costumes. More information on the site http://www.galembo.com/



























Παρασκευή, 25 Ιουνίου 2010









Το Green Museum είναι ένα website που ασχολέιται με την οικολογική τέχνη. Καλλιτέχνες που χρησιμοποιούν υλικά της φύσης, ή μέσα απο το έργο τους εκπαιδεύουν τον θεατή γύρω απο τα οικολογικά πρόβλήματα που αντιμετωπίζουμε ή απλώς βοηθούν με το έργο τους στην επίλυση ένος οικολογικού προβλήματος. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες στο http://www.greenmuseum.org/
The first picture is a work by Georg Dietzler called "Self Decomposing Laboratory".
Straw bale, poplar wood constuction and shelves, PCB contaminated soil, oyster-mushroom cultures, moisture contol unit, information board about soil analysis, 10x10x12 feet, plastered surface.
Oystermushroom cultures inocculated in PCB-contaminated soil (Mixed with growing media of woodchips, straw & potatoes) will split off the chemical structure of PCB into non-toxic substances in a period of about 18 months. Depending on climatic conditions the mushrooms have regenerated the laboratory unit and adapted to its surroundings in between five to ten years. The laboratory has been constructed which allows visitors visual access only. Environmental agency scientists doing soil analyses have access only, their results and microscope photographs will be presented on an information board while the process of decontamination is invisible
WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL ART?
In a general sense, it is art that helps improve our relationship with the natural world. There is no definition set in stone. This living worldwide movement is growing and changing as you read this.
Much environmental art is ephemeral (made to disappear or transform), designed for a particular place (and can't be moved) or involves collaborations between artists and others, such as scientists, educators or community groups (distributed ownership)। These variables can make exhibiting this work difficult for traditional museums so we created greenmuseum.org: an online museum for global the environmental art movement.

Πέμπτη, 1 Απριλίου 2010

Susan Anderson, an american photgrapher and artist











Susan Anderson portrays people who have become so unreal it is hard to concieve that not the photo but the person was edited. Coming from a background of commercial and editorial photography she knows how to tell a story within a single frame. Her pictures of the queens of child beauty pageants are eerie in their honesty. These pictures where not staged, in fact, they are snapshots taken within a 5 minute frame that the contest organisers would give her. These children are so conditioned to strike a perfect pose everytime a lens is aimed at them. While seducing the camera these children seem to have aged well beyond their years.

But still these photographs seem to cause uproar in the subculture from wich they stem. The reason being, baffling enough, that they are not perfect enough. Behind the layers of makeup, false teeth and fake hair the little child is still visible. Normally this last shred of personality would be edited out in the post production of the images, creating a perfect image off a almost completely nonexistant person. These children seem to stand for our fruitless search for a flawless exterior and remind us that perfection should remain a abstract concept, not a forced reality.
Text from http://www.torchgallery.com/
More info on the artist from http://highglitz.com/gallery/index.html