Wednesday, August 27, 2008

jtwine's moviemachine at rhizome art base

moviemachine made it into the rhizome artbase
moviemachine is an experimental exploration of Paul Valery : "But simply remember, between man there are only two relations: war or logic."

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

3rd world US (though life)

I recently came across a peephole in a massive wooden fence on Market Street in San Francisco and saw this. I guess the images speak for themselves. 

Monday, August 25, 2008

Homage a Bernard

Bernard wearing his "fancy" self-designed art helmet. 

Bernard in his regular everyday outfit. 

Bernard : homme de art brut, Man of peace, Free spirit, a timemachined transformation of a medizin-man from precolumbian times, a walking art piece, a living sculpture, an interesting guy to talk to...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Objet trouve or the best art is on the streets anyway

on California and Market

on Hyde and Pine

South of Market

at Mission bay

on Bush and Leavenworth, August 23, 10 a.m.

Some hours later August 23, 1p.m. somebody must have moved the futon object to the other side of the street (the matress once belonged to me and was stored in the basement for about 3 years, I totally forgot about it. Somebody must have put it out on the street together with the small red plastic table.)

The images above are found objects or accidental nonart art installations photographed in various neighborhoods in San Francisco.

Objet trouve, term applied in the 20th century to existing objects, manufactured or of natural origin, used in, or as, works of art. With the exception of the Ready-made, in which a manufactured object is generally presented on its own without mediation, the objet trouvéis most often used as raw material in an Assemblage, with juxtaposition as a guiding principle. Prior to the 20th century unusual objects were collected in cabinets of curiosities, but it was only in the early 20th century that found objects came to be appreciated as works of art in their own right. Antoni Gaudí, for example, used broken pieces of pottery to cover exterior surfaces in the Park Güell buildings (1900–14) in Barcelona and on various buildings designed by him during the same period. The development of Collage in Cubism heralded a greater dependence on found objects, paralleling the... more

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Phoenix - Bricks by Fung Lin Hall

brick installation in the Arizona desert and chihuahuas on patrol.
more work by Fung Lin Hall

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bang on a can experimental music

A performance of "Stroking Piece," written by Thurston Moore, performed by The Bang on a Can All-Stars and Thurston Moore on guitar. more on bang on a can

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Wir koennen es

Este video alegoriza una suerte de empacho simbólico que se ha amplificado en estos meses "revolucionarios". Algo así como la patria empachada de tanta golosina nacionalista.

Nationalist symbolic overkill in times of revolutionary fervor.
This piece is by former San Francisco, now Quito (Equador) based artist Miguel Alvear. Miguel is working on a new movie called Black Mama, check out the film in progress site at blak mama.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Fung Lin in Town

one of those rare red sky sunsets in SF (apartment buildings at Lafayette park)

Today Fung Lin Hall was in town. We did a San Francisco, free on Tuesdays, museum tour. Talked about contemporary art and some of the stuff we saw displayed in various shows at the de Young and Legion of Honor. Talked about art and art on the net. Talked Beuys, Rusha, Nauman, Kiefer... CamusKierkegaard, Wittgenstein...fried fish, bitter melons... Rilke, Hoelderlin, Bergmann, Fassbinder among many others. Haven't seen her for ten years.

These pieces were at the de Young museum. 
This guy seems to be the ultimate symbol of the human beast. 
Forgot the artist's name though.

Yard-Bricks, installation by Fung Lin Hall in Phoenix, Arizona