Tuesday, September 30, 2008

5 Uhr Frueh im Juni ueber London, aus der 5 AM and rising Serie

5am_8290b and 5am_8290a, Acryl auf Leinwand, je 165 x 35cm, 2008

5am_7856, Acryl auf Leinwand, 55x60cm, 2008

5am_7416, Acryl auf Leinwand, 60x80cm, 2008

5am_7412 Acryl auf Leinwand, 60x80cm, 2008

5am_7391, Acryl auf leinwand, 60x80cm, 2008

5am_7394, Acryl au Leinwand, 50x55cm, 2008

5am_7393, Acryl auf Leinwand, 50x60cm, 2008

5am_7389, Acryl auf Leinwand, 50x60cm, 2008

5am_7380, Acryl auf Leinwand, 55x60 cm, 2008

5am_7375, Acryl auf Leinwand, 55x50cm, 2008

5am_737, Acryl auf Leinwand, 55x50cm, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Artist General's warning

on Geary at Sutro park

get all the love you want on Baker and Fulton

in front of the Chinese embassy

on 7h and Bryant

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ronald F. Sauer on Lautreamont at Live worms gallery in North beach

, Parmi les rapports sapphics 2002, Diorama in wood enameled box with rabbit fur. Among the sapphic sympathies. The silence between two sights of love is fur.

Homage to Lautreamont 2002. Diorama in steel box with velvet and mirror. Dear Lautreamont, we miss you, with your taste for the absolute and your strong delights. You knew how to love woman, even if they were pregnant. Translation from the French

It is forbidden to typify Surrealism 2008

Three Neo surrealist objects by Ronald F. Sauer at the live worms gallery in San Francisco.

more on Comte de Lautreamont

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Erika Hannes - Fimo monsters or magic mushrooms


At a friends reunion Erika Hannes did those pieces during communication sessions over red wine and Jaegermeister. Friends from up to 15 years back, once met in San Francisco now living in Paris, LA and San Francisco got together for a weekend in Guerneville at the Russsian river.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Zeitgeist bathroom tags

Bathroom tags at the ZEITGEIST the only "real, (german inspired)''  Bar/beer-garden in San Francisco with BBQ burgers; bikers or anybody from cool and weird to hipster.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hope, or Obama in Tenderloin

Obama posters and sleeper at Post and Hyde

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Praba Pilar and L.M. Bogad - we remember the sun performance at the SF art institute

LM Bogad

Neruda by Praba

L.M. Bogad and Praba Pilar performed on 9.11 an original piece commemorating the anniversary of an infamous terrorist act: the CIA-assisted military overthrow of Chile's democratically elected President, Salvador Allende
. This rooftop ritual rememberd the sun of hope and rebellion that shone around the world a generation ago, with its triumphs and failures, its precious solidarity and numerous betrayals.
I did like the multilayered complexity of the performance and how the audience got involved in the piece.

one of the multiple performance sets, it could be a play as well, great script and research.

another set of the performance, great tower piece, very intense...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Pacific Bells 5000 miles of the coast of Japan

Videos taken at Rodeo Beach, looking out towards Japan a 5000 mile stretch of ocean in between.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hirnverbrannt-don't call me retard

Selected images from the  Hirnverbrannt pen and ink drawing series by jtwine. These drawings are questioning physical and mental normality.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

GG riders

This video fragment is from a golden gate bridge ride on the 76 bus. The only MUNI bus leaving San Francisco and crossing the bridge to Marin headlands (on sundays and holidays). The bus riders are a unique crowd of 90 % regulars, mostly single, retired males, having their chats about whatever. In summertime some stranded tourists are joining in to drive up to the vermillion gg bridge.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Unidentified African Landscape, paintings by G. Wessmann

Old Sun, 2008, Oil on Metall , 120 x 95 cm

Painting as a trace of memory. A shadowed light blue, a burning red, a corrosive stripe of purple combine to a picture. Wessmann calls it KARIBA after the dam constructed between 1955 and 58 in the Sambezi valley. Behind this wall of concrete and steel lies a reservoir, that before the erection of the Assuan-dam at the upper nile was the largest dam of Africa, But Wessmann quotes neiher the technical construction nor the topografic of the area or the prosperous wild- life which has it`s habitat there. Wessmann shows colors, recalling what he has seen. These colors are echoes. Echoes of lasting impressions. As the title of the picture is not describing, but sounds like a mysterious formular recalling the place mentioned: KARIBA...

View or read more of/about Gunter Wessman's work at his website.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

1sec movies (On and Off videos/animated snapshots)

From left to right: Anna Oppermann exhibition shot of Being so different, Black forest Allerheiligen falls, Lake Thahoe winter drive, UN plaza oak leave sleeper. a jtwine project.

Friday, September 5, 2008

jtwine's white noise at Rhizome art base

white noise got promoted to the Rhizome art base
White noise is a noise- color-composer or a noise- color association interactive game simulator. An experimental approach of adding and subtracting noise-loops, creating color-patterns of noise while possibly splitting up the screen into smaller and smaller squares of color. The challenge is to create a noise free color combination space of peace.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

2 crows, or Mr.Blank and his assistant at work

Unrefined work shot and camera on and off shot (animated photography) at the Marin  Headlands.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mr. Blank exploring his environment

Selected images from the NIESATT project Mr. Blank in Nature, a temporary posing and placing project in nature. View more posing and placing projects.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Reclining man (thinking of Bombay)

Sleeper on Hyde and Sutter

Sleeper on 4th and Townsend

These images are part of my evolving passing by strangers series, a digital gut shot photo project.
When walking the sidewalks in downtown SF early in the morning one sees almost on every block a sleeper or little sleeper colonies. It's hard to watch and to imagine how fast it could go till people end up on the streets; it always reminds me of the thousands of people I have seen sleeping on sidewalks in Indian mega-citys.
I was wondering what would be the representative posture of contemporary man. Maybe the reclining posture would symbolize the state of man at the beginning of the 21st century. Either he's lying down for being oppressed, hungry or suffering of epidemic diseases or he's just reclining for being a well fed and uncritical, passive consumer.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Walking man (thinking of Alberto Giacometti)

This piece is a walking scene at the Marin Headlands (San Francisco/ Sausolito) thinking of Giacometti's thin walking figure- sculptures. He was besides Beckett one of the greatest existencialist artists and to me the greatest 20 century sculptor.