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www.mistermotley.nl > Meldrid Ibrahim
Kunst als stok tussen de digitale spaken - Kunstenaars laten zien dat technologie niet neutraal is
24 aug. 2021 - Mijn achternaam draag ik met trots: Ibrahim is de voornaam van mijn overgrootopa, die mijn vader invulde toen hij in de jaren ’70 vanuit Egypte naar Nederland kwam. Mijn vader is helaas overleden, het was de meest warme en hartelijke man die je je kan inbeelden. Maar er is iets geks aan de hand met mijn achternaam: als een computer een taal leert met behulp van alledaagse teksten van internet, blijkt dat de computer niet-westerse namen zoals Ibrahim als minder ‘plezierig’ aanduidt dan westerse achternamen (Caliskan et al., 2017).
 · art · artificial-intelligence · data-ethics · image-recognition · imagenet · racist-technology

Gewenste Intimiteiten
5 jan. 2019 - Met Gewenste Intimiteiten vragen wij voorbijgangers na te denken over aanraking in de (semi) openbare ruimte. Waar liggen je grenzen en waar liggen je verlangens? Als aanraking gewenst is, wordt dit bezegeld met een ‘Please Touch" sticker.
 · art · harassment · touch

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Massive Human Faces Loom Over Japanese Cities in Uncanny Balloon Works by Mé
27 jul. 2021 - An unlikely sight was spotted hovering over Tokyo earlier this month in a disorienting installation by the Japanese collective [目 (Mé)](https://mouthplustwo.me/index.html). Titled “[Masayume](https://masayume.mouthplustwo.me/en/)” or “dream come true,” the eerie artwork featured a giant human face printed on a hot air balloon, which launched above the city on July 16 as part of the Tokyo Tokyo Festival, an event organized to coincide with the start of the Olympics.
 · art · hot-air-balloons · japan

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Unruly Metals and Barbs Repair Broken Porcelain Dinnerware by Glen Taylor
15 jul. 2021 - Ohio-based artist Glen Taylor (previously) mends porcelain dinnerware with brutal bits of metal and soldering that starkly contrast their smooth, delicate counterparts. Lengths of rusted barbed wire bind two halves of a teacup, sharp spikes border a saucer painted with flowers, and mangled silverware is piled in messy assemblages reminiscent of dinner-party aftermath. In recent months, Taylor’s repaired interventions have grown in size and scope, from single-serving dishes patched with a pair of jeans to full-scale tables set for eight.
 · art · porcelain

www.thisiscolossal.com > Christopher Jobson
Future Returns: A Plasma-Cut Forest Reclaims an Oil Tanker in a New Sculpture by Dan Rawlings
21 jun. 2021 - In perhaps the not-so-distant future, sculptor Dan Rawlings (previously) imagines a world where machinery from the unsustainable energy industry is now a relic of the past, slowly overtaken by nature in a state of decomposition. In his latest sculpture titled “Future Returns,” the artist uses his trademark plasma-cutting style to etch a sizeable canopy of foliage that emerges from the steel shell of a reclaimed oil tanker. The work is currently housed inside a 19th-Century church in Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, England.
 · art · cars · oil · sculpture · shell · trees

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Sci-Fi-Esque ‘Portals’ on the Streets of Vilnius and Lublin Connect Passersby in Real-Time
3 jun. 2021 - Prior to hopping on the train for their morning commutes, Vilnius residents can greet pals passing through a main square in Lublin, Poland, despite being 376 miles apart. Thanks to “Portal,” a sleek pair of screens installed in the city centers, passersby have the opportunity to wave hello and socialize with their counterparts just as if they were standing in front of each other on the street. Dubbed “a visual bridge,” the futuristic installation resembles large, round orbs embedded with screens and cameras that transmit views of the two locations in real-time.
 · art

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Learn the Shadow Puppetry of Japan’s Edo Period with Hiroshige’s Delightful Woodblock Prints
2 jun. 2021 - Master the playful art of shadow puppetry with a little help from Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858). The prolific ukiyo-e artist, who is best known for his poetic woodblock prints of the Tōkaidō and views of Edo, also created an instructive series of omocha-e, or toy pictures intended for kids, that demonstrates how to twist your hands into a snail or rabbit or grasp a mat to mimic a bird perched on a branch. Appearing behind a translucent shoji screen, the clever figures range in difficulty from simple animals to sparring warriors and are complete with prop suggestions, written instructions for making the creatures move— “open your fingers within your sleeve to move the owl’s wings” or “draw up your knee for the fox’s back”—and guides for full-body contortions.
 · art · japan · woodblock-prints

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Five Towering Figures Sculpted in Wood by Artist Daniel Popper Tower Over the Morton Arboretum
27 may. 2021 - Spread across the 1,700 acres at The Morton Arboretum just outside of Chicago are five enormous figures by Cape Town-based artist Daniel Popper (previously). Constructed of wood, glass-reinforced concrete, fiberglass, and steel, the looming sculptures stand out against the verdant landscape and pay homage to nature’s endurance and diversity, particularly the 220,000 individual specimens growing on the grounds. Human+Nature is Popper’s largest exhibition to date.
 · art · sculpture · wood

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
The Gaze: Barry Jenkins Directs a Stunning Non-Narrative Film that Preserves the Legacy of Black Ancestors
18 may. 2021 - At the heart of Barry Jenkins’s extraordinarily moving new film is “the Black gaze; or the gaze distilled.” The Oscar-winning director shot the standalone project while filming the TV adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, which premiered on May 14. Notably titled The Gaze, the parallel project isn’t an episode of the series but rather a compelling collection of non-narrative portraits captured spontaneously alongside the show.
 · art · film · history · video

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Delightful Characters Spring to Life in Hand-Cranked Wooden Automata by Kazuaki Harada
12 may. 2021 - Japanese woodworker Kazuaki Harada (previously) has spent the last few years designing these playful automata that activate with a simple hand-crank. Watch miners work in tandem, a figure cackle with unparalleled enthusiasm, and the devil aggressively play the fiddle, and make sure to turn your volume up, too—Harada often pairs an audio component with the mechanical movements for an additional dose of whimsy. For more of his quirky designs, which include many of the character-based works shown here in addition to more elaborate, abstract pieces, check out his Instagram and YouTube.
 · art · automata

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Thousands of Discs Are Suspended in Immense Cloud-Like Formations in Jacob Hashimoto’s Installations
10 may. 2021 - Artist Jacob Hashimoto (previously) hangs thousands of individual orbs in undulating, cloud-like masses that transform atriums and open spaces into monumental landscapes. His site-specific installations layer organic elements—some of the components are printed with waves, galactic dust particles, and other motifs suggestive of nature—in formations “that climb, wavelike, above the viewer, dwarfing them in almost a cathedral of humble little objects,” he says.
 · art · nature

networkcultures.org > Silvia Dal Dosso
Cats, Frogs and Cryptoartists: What if Auteur .jpgs Become a Luxury Good
11 mar. 2021 - When in July 2013 I met Andreas Schildbach, the first developer to write the Bitcoin Wallet for mobile, one Bitcoin was worth around 80 euros. We were sitting at a table in a bar, the Room 77, which had recently hit the headlines because the owner, Joerg Platzer, had been interviewed by the BBC for the insane act of accepting Bitcoin as a form of direct payment. Still not satisfied, Joerg had managed to convince many shops on the street, Graefestraße, to do the same, and for this reason the area was dubbed by the few nerds who knew about it and by the owners of those same shops, Bitcoin Kiez. While I was interviewing Andreas (for a documentary I was shooting), around us a bunch of developers and crypto anarchists were chatting and drinking, but Andreas was so focused on his story and I was consequently so busy trying to understand what he was saying that the voices around us had disappeared.
 · 4chan · art · blockchain · climate-change · copyright · crypto-art · decentralization · digital-art · memes · nft-s

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
A Remarkable Split-Screen Montage for Nike Juxtaposes Athletes in Synchronized Movement
22 apr. 2021 - “When things aren’t fair, we’ll come together for change.” That’s the message behind an impeccably edited video montage by Wieden + Kennedy. Created for Nike’s You Can’t Stop Us campaign, the split-screen compilation flows through 72 clips of individual athletes and teams from 24 different sports who run, flip, and dive across the screen, shifting from the court and the beach to the mat and the street in seamless movement.
 · art · black-struggle · neoliberalism · nike

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
A Circle of Light Beams Undulates in an Interactive Kinetic Installation by Scale Collective
7 apr. 2021 - An undulating kinetic artwork by Scale Collective blends organic movement and architectural forms in a mesmerizing installation. Created for the Constellations Festival in Metz, France, “Flux” is comprised of 48 beams of light that stretch 1.5-meters-long and are spaced 40 centimeters apart. Each is connected to a single mechanism that’s motorized and controlled by viewers through an interface, allowing for a synchronized performance of twisting and coiling patterns. “The formal multiplication of these lines coupled with micro variations of phases, time delays, speeds, and amplitudes allows us to sculpt an object 20 meters long, alive and evolving with a cyclical back and forth movement,” the French collective says. See more of the group’s dynamic projects on its site, Vimeo, and Instagram. (via Core 77)
 · art

www.thisiscolossal.com > Fernando Livschitz and Grace Ebert
An Uncanny Animated Short by Fernando Livschitz Twists Mundane Scenes into Bizarre Alternatives
6 apr. 2021 - Argentinian director Fernando Livschitz (previously), who helms Black Sheep Films, is back with a surreal short film that envisions everyday activities and scenes with a slightly unsettling spin. Infused with Livschitz’s distinct penchant for humor and absurdity, “Anywhere Can Happen” is set to a rendition of “What a Wonderful World” by Reuben and the Dark and AG and descends into an uncanny universe of galactic rollercoasters, dimension-traveling trains, and oversized hands keen on manipulating the landscape. Watch the animated short above, and find more of Livschitz’s cleverly bizarre projects on Vimeo and Instagram.
 · animation · art · video

artreview.com > Kenan Malik
Kenan Malik on cultural appropriation
1 dec. 2017 - Maqbool Fida Husain is perhaps India’s greatest artist of the twentieth century. His work linked ancient and modern traditions and helped transform Indian modernism. But not everyone appreciated Husain’s work. His depictions of Hindu deities, often naked, outraged Hindu nationalists who questioned his right, as someone of Muslim background, to depict figures sacred to Hindus, accusing him of ‘hurting religious feelings’. His home and gallery were ransacked, many of his paintings destroyed. He faced law suits, including ones for ‘promoting enmity between different groups’. The harassment spread beyond India’s borders. In 2006, London’s Asia House Gallery shut an exhibition of his work after protests and the defacement of two paintings. Husain, who died in 2011, was forced to live his last years in exile, in London and Qatar.
 · art · black-struggle · cultural-appropriation · gatekeeping · hinduism · identity · inequality · intellectual-property · respect

www.thisiscolossal.com > Christopher Jobson
Banksy Creates Bob Ross-Dubbed Process Video of New Work Depicting Oscar Wilde Escaping Prison
4 mar. 2021 - What begins as a soft-spoken clip of America’s most iconic TV painting instructor, Bob Ross from his Joy of Painting show, suddenly shifts into a frenetic and extremely rare behind-the-scenes video of Banksy creating his latest work in Reading, Berkshire. Titled “Create Escape,” the clip was just posted to the artist’s social media channels and depicts the real-time creation of a stenciled artwork of a prisoner escaping the high, red brick walls of HM Prison Reading (formerly known as Reading Gaol). Unlike the bright studio lights that illuminated Ross’s bucolic landscapes, “Create Escape” captures the frantic yet precise execution of a work done in near darkness by an artist completely governed by police response time.
 · art · banksy · street-art

ohmypms.com > Meltem Şahin
Oh! My PMS
The exhibition curated by Meltem Şahin features the work of 22 artists as they share their perspectives on premenstrual syndrome. Self-identifying as an augmented-reality exhibition with an emphasis on utilizing GIFs, attendees can download the‘PMS Augmented Reality‘ app and interact with the various works in a unique, personal way.
 · art · menstruation · pms

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Art and Activism Collide Throughout Montréal in Playful Street Interventions by Roadsworth
9 feb. 2021 - Crosswalks become perches and bike lanes morph into a monkey’s ropes in Roadsworth’s lively street interventions. For decades, the Montréal-based artist (previously) has been altering sidewalks, alleyways, and other public spots with largely nature-based projects that are informed by social issues and environmental crises. Whether a trippy koi pond or a simple yellow spider, the additions transform otherwise drab streets into unexpected commentary.
 · activism · art · street-art

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Explore Vermeer’s ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’ in Incredible Detail with an Interactive 10-Billion Pixel Panorama
21 jan. 2021 - Last year, researchers released records from nearly two years of analysis of Johannes Vermeer’s most-recognized artwork, “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” While their findings didn’t include the subject’s highly sought-after identity, they did reveal that the gray backdrop is actually a dark green curtain and that the figure has eyelashes only visible with magnification. Thanks to Emilien Leonhardt and Vincent Sabatier, of Hirox Europe, we all can study the intricacies of Vermeer’s elusive work and peer directly into the paint cracks with an interactive 10-billion pixel panorama.
 · art · johannes-vermeer

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Rael San Fratello’s Pink Teeter-Totters at the U.S.-Mexico Border Win Beazley Design of the Year
19 jan. 2021 - The three neon pink seesaws that slotted through the U.S.-Mexico border were just named the 2020 Beazley Design of the Year. Conceived by Oakland-based artists Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello (previously), the playful, subversive project was installed in July 2019 between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez and physically connected the two communities despite the 20-foot barrier. The prestigious, annual award comes from London’s Design Museum.
 · art · design · immigration · mexico · united-states

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
60,000 Bees Recreate the Nefertiti Bust and Other Classic Sculptures in Wax with Artist Tomáš Libertíny
15 jan. 2021 - Tomáš Libertíny prefers to collaborate when recreating iconic busts and sculptures, although his chosen partners don’t join him in the studio. The Slovakia-born artist tasks tens of thousands of bees with forming the porous outer layers of classic artworks like the “Nefertiti Bust,” Michelangelo’s “Brutus,” and a large jug based on the “Nolan amphora” at The Met.
 · art · bees · sculpture · wax

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Bronze Figures Explore Movement in Sculptures by Coderch & Malavia
5 jan. 2021 - At the center of Coderch & Malavia’s artistic practice is the beauty of the human figure and its various expressions. The Valencia-based duo works collaboratively to cast bronze sculptures that explore the nuances of the body through dance-like movements and distinct gestures. Natural details like golden branches and feathered wings embellish many of the heavily patinaed works, Coderch & Malavia share, to evoke themes from classic literature, theater, photography, cinema, and ballet. “The human being is three-dimensional,” they say. “Probably that is the main reason why we are attracted to sculpture. It is the closest artistic representation of ourselves.”
 · art · dance · sculpture

www.nrc.nl > Tommy Wieringa
Hoor wie klopt daar
12 dec. 2020 - Sinds kort klopt de tijdgeest op mijn deur. Eerst zacht maar allengs harder. Ik sprak met een man die mijn boek Joe Speedboot uit 2005 wil verfilmen. Verhaal en personages hadden de tijd goed doorstaan, zei hij, alleen de figuur die Papa Afrika wordt genoemd, daar moesten we iets mee. Zijn rol zou in deze tijd verkeerd begrepen kunnen worden.
 · art · black-struggle · cancel-culture

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Descend Into the Endlessly Repetitive Loop of ‘Jigsaw Jigsaw’
9 dec. 2020 - If 2020 were packaged in a box, it would be Darren Cullen’s “Jigsaw Jigsaw.” Just like our repetitive days and seemingly endless fascination with simple pastimes, the 1,000-piece game relies on the Droste effect and features a recursive image that spirals into the same black-and-white puzzle over and over. Pick up the “Jigsaw Jigsaw” in Cullen’s shop, and follow his satirical projects on Instagram and Twitter. You also might enjoy Micah Lexier’s pair of mirror puzzles that look exactly the same despite being comprised of 16 and 9 pieces.
 · art · puzzles

pluralistic.net > Cory Doctorow
Diving bell drawings
1 dec. 2020 - Eugen Ransonnet-Villez was a 19th century Viennese aristo, polymath and prodigy. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts (at age 11!) he went into law, but he is best known for his amateur zoology.
 · art · diving

'This is wild': mysterious monolith found in Utah desert
24 nov. 2020 - A mysterious monolith has been discovered in a remote part of Utah after being spotted by state employees counting sheep from a helicopter. The structure, estimated to be 3 metres high, appears to be made from metal. The helicopter pilot, Bret Hutchings, told the local news channel KSLTV: 'That’s been about the strangest thing that I’ve come across out there in all my years of flying'
 · 2001-a-space-odyssey · art · funny · stanley-kubrick

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
An Anamorphic Mural Transforms a Montreal Street into Undulating Sand Dunes
3 nov. 2020 - Along the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, sandy drifts swell and surge in a massive mural by the Canadian architecture firm NÓS. Aptly named “Moving Dunes,” the anamorphic artwork is comprised of neutral-toned lines that undulate along the walkway, creating a deceptive path mimicking deserts and beaches. Chrome spheres sporadically appear along the street in order to reflect the surrounding architecture and rippling patterns on the ground.
 · art · canada · murals

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Check Out Copenhill, the Snow-Free Ski Hill and Climbing Wall Atop a Copenhagen Power Plant
2 nov. 2020 - A year since its opening, the snow-free ski hill and entertainment hub that sits above a waste-to-energy power plant in Copenhagen is fully open to outdoor enthusiasts. New aerial photographs from Hufton+Crow capture the rooftop complex Copenhill (previously) through a blanket of fog, revealing the now lush landscaping that lines hiking trails and visitors as they peer out over the surrounding water. The multi-use site, which is located at the Amager Resource Centre, even has the world’s tallest climbing wall, an 80-meter-high rock structure that scales the entirety of the building.
 · architecture · art · denmark · skiing

www.nrc.nl > Gert Van Langendonck
‘Elke Afrikaan is rechtmatig erfgenaam van roofkunst’
14 oct. 2020 - Koloniale roofkunst: De Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza wil de Afrikaanse kunst bevrijden uit de Europese musea die hij culturele gevangenissen noemt. Hij staat in Frankrijk en Nederland voor de rechter. „Je vraagt een dief toch geen toestemming om terug te nemen wat hij heeft gestolen?
 · africa · art · belgium · black-struggle · colonialism · congo · france · museums · netherlands

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Shelters of People Experiencing Houselessness Are Photographed within Affluent Residences to Demonstrate Inequality
24 sep. 2020 - Whether opulent or minimalist in style, the houses that Jana Sophia Nolle photographs are displays of wealth. Plush rugs cover hardwood, hardback editions line built-in bookshelves, and tall windows reach from floor to ceiling. Even the stark rooms with few sculptures and seats signify a choice, rather than a necessity, and demonstrate the ability to furnish a room with just significant objects.
 · art · homeless · inequality · united-states

ammienoot.com > Anne-Marie Scott
Mind the Ethics Gap
6 sep. 2020 - I’ve Tweeted a few things this week relating to a colleague in another Canadian university, Ian Linkletter, who now finds himself on the sticky end of a lawsuit from Proctorio, an automated proctoring service, for sharing some videos that they regarded to be confidential. These videos were published as unlisted videos on YouTube – a form of security through obscurity rather than a properly secure solution – the irony of which has not failed to escape many who have commented on the case.
 · art · educational-surveillance · educational-technology · ethics · proctoring · surveillance-capitalism

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
The Attention Economy: An Animation Visualizes the Endless Onslaught of Digital Distractions
21 sep. 2020 - If you’ve scrolled through Twitter while reading Jenny Odell’s How to Do Nothing or Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism, you understand the wide-reaching grip technology has on our attention. A new project by London-based animator Olga Makarchuk visualizes the daily abundance of digital distractions, from texts to social media pings to neverending email. Through quirky illustrations that are constantly in motion, “The Attention Economy” captures the modern desire to scroll endlessly and grab a device when there’s a moment of downtime. It’s based on research from James Williams, a former Google employee, who’s critical of the ways companies capitalize on distraction and have turned attention into a commodity.
 · art · attention · right-to-be-left-alone

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Hyperrealistic Portraits by Artist Arinze Stanley Reflect the Emotions of Black Experiences
19 sep. 2020 - Arinze Stanley describes his hyperrealistic drawings as “a simple language of my feelings.” In a statement about his new series titled Paranormal Portraits, the Nigerian artist (previously) says he uses his art as a form of political activism and as a way to amplify the voices of those who are unheard. Stanley notes that the relationships he fosters with his subjects are complicated and more often a reflection of himself.
 · art · black-struggle

www.trouw.nl > Maaike van Houten
Filosofie leert altijd alles en overal relativeren
29 may. 1996 - Filosofie VWO Hans de Zwart, VWO-leerling van het Montessorilyceum Amsterdam, vindt van alle vakken filosofie het belangrijkste. Niet alleen omdat hij volgend jaar filosofie gaat studeren, maar vooral ook omdat het hem een visie biedt: “Het is heel belangrijk dat mensen altijd alles en overal kunnen relativeren. Het stelt me in staat nog academischer te kijken, soms zelfs als buitenstaander, vanuit een meta-niveau.”
 · art · philosophy

dailynous.com > Amanda Askell, Annette Zimmermann, C. Thi Nguyen, Carlos Montemayor, David Chalmers, GPT-3, Henry Shevlin, Justin Khoo, Regina Rini and Shannon Vallor
Philosophers On GPT-3 (updated with replies by GPT-3)
30 jul. 2020 - Nine philosophers explore the various issues and questions raised by the newly released language model, GPT-3, in this edition of Philosophers On.
 · algorithmic-art · algorithmic-bias · art · artificial-intelligence · chat-bots · consciousness · disinformation · freedom-of-speech · gpt-3 · justice · language · philosophy · plagiarism · racist-technology

www.yuvalrob.com > Yuval Robichek
Animation Loops
Yuval Robichek, a Tel Aviv based artist, creates illustrations for magazines, books, murals, fashion and TV projects. He studied “Humor in Arts” at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His work has been exhibited in Tel Aviv and Brussels, and has been publ
 · art · funny

www.thisiscolossal.com > Grace Ebert
Powerful and Emotive, Artist Patrick Onyekwere’s Hyperrealistic Portraits Are Rendered Meticulously in Ballpoint Pen
16 jul. 2020 - Patrick Onyekwere imbues his photorealistic portraits with layers of emotion. Before sketching with blue, ballpoint pen, the Nigerian artist invites his subjects into a conversation about their lives, contemporary culture, and nature to establish the mood or story he’s hoping to convey. Their responses produce a collaborative endeavor that organically merges their perspectives and histories, which the artist translates to his artworks.
 · art · hyperrealism