March 31st, 2010

Clearing VI, 2010  Anthony Gormley
Photography by Valentina Muscedra, Florence

Another Singularity, 2008  Anthony Gormley

March 28th, 2010

“This video visits a traveling exhibit celebrating the work of Dieter Rams during its stop at the Design Museum London. Director Deyan Sudjic and Michael Czerwinski, who heads up the institution’s public programs, both chime in on what makes Rams such an important designer and the show’s scope.” via coolhunting

Clip from the documentary Objectified (2009). Dieter Rams discusses his design philosophy.

March 27th, 2010

Three Days Of Fever

After a spontanious yet successful live improvisation earlier 2008, Greg Haines & Wouter Van Veldhoven decided to join forces once again to record ‘Three Days of Fever’, an album that encompasses the styles and techniques of both artists to full effect. Piano, cello, and various percussion were recorded and altered using Wouter’s wall of tape recorders and Greg’s laptop before being structured into some kind of electro-acoustic ‘song’.

Label:Eat This Media
Format:Vinyl, LP
Released:25 Oct 2008
Style:Ambient,Modern Classical,Abstract,Minimal

1 – Isabella (1:44)
2 – On Buildings (7:05)
3 – On Drowning (4:01)
4 – On Waiting (8:42)
5 – Off (21:40)

full album via  Eat This Media

March 25th, 2010

Urs Fischer
you 2007
Mixed media

March 23rd, 2010

Lillian Bassman & Paul Himmel

Lillian Bassman & Paul Himmel

This is the first comprehensive catalog on the work of the legendary fashion photographer couple, presenting their famous works for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as many previously unpublished photographs.

Lillian Bassman was married to Paul Himmel in 1935. From the 1940s, Bassman was at the cutting edge of fashion, working as both fashion photographer and art director for Harper’s Bazaar. At Junior Bazaar she worked with young photographers such as Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, and Arnold Newman. Studying at the New School under Alexey Brodovitch, Bassman started shooting pictures herself. She soon was in constant demand and shot campaigns for Chanel and Balenciaga. Her work in black and white brought a sophisticated new aesthetic to print photography. Today she is experimenting with digital technology and abstract color photography.

Paul Himmel (1914–2009) was one of the few photographers working for both Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, but in the 1950s he was becoming increasingly disillusioned with commercial photography and started his own projects, poetic and graphically powerful series on boxers, the circus, and ballet. His pictures became well known through Edward Steichen’s important exhibition “The Family of Man.”  via Amazon

Lillian Bassman 1950’s

Lillian Bassman, Evelyn Tripp, 1954

Lillian Bassman und Paul Himmel
New York, 2003. © Karin Kohlberg

March 22nd, 2010

Photography by Herbert Weber

March 21st, 2010

Peter Van Hoesen – Entropic City

This March, Peter Van Hoesen will release his debut album, Entropic City, and begin a residency at Fuse, a techno club in his hometown of Brussels.

The album will show two sides of Van Hoesen: the dark, galloping style he’s focused on for the past few years and some slower, less club-oriented sounds. Van Hoesen has released three avant-garde albums before, under the pseudonyms Object, RM and Bent Object, and although Entropic City is primarily a techno album, Van Hoesen’s experimental tendencies seep through a bit on tracks like “Into Entropy,” “Republic” and “Closing the Distance/Toy Universe.”  Quoted from RA

Entropic City by petervanhoesen

mnml ssgs mx50: peter van hoesen


Ben Frost: God Protect Me
Oval: Oval Office
Theo Parrish: Space Station
Jouem: Levitation
Peter Van Hoesen: Closing The Distance/Toy Universe
STL: Silent State
Tres Demented: Tres Demented Drums Version
Claro Intelecto: X
Photek: Glamourama
The Lady Blacktronica & Mattski: If Some Rain
Juan Atkins: Urban Tropics
Keith Worthy: Lost In Sound
Levon Vincent: These Games
Abacus: A Place In time
Juju & Jordash: Deep Blue Meanies
David Wenngren: Fragment VIII

March 20th, 2010

Untitled 2006, David Noonan
Screen print on laminated plywood
188 x 133 cm

March 18th, 2010

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere


more about Ryan McGinley’s interview

March 17th, 2010

DEBASER / YSL 122x86cm
charcoal on paper // © Michael Zavros 2007

Patent with Gold, 105 x 86cm
charcoal and gold paint on paper // © Michael Zavros 2009

DIOR Silhouette 55x49cm
charcoal on paper // © Michael Zavros 2008

“An oblique video portrait of Michael Zavros which was commissioned by Gold Coast City Art Gallery to accompany “THE GOOD SON” exhibition  (11 july-23rd August 2009). Zavros take us for a drive to The Gold Coast, his home town.”

via Yatzer

March 16th, 2010

Here Is Always Somewhere Else

The documentary ” Here Is Always Somewhere Else”  is about the life and work of Dutch/Californian conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader.

the trailer of  “Here Is Always Somewhere Else”

March 15th, 2010

You Had Me At Goodbye

Espen Eriksen is a debutant on Rune Grammofon and as a recording artist in his own name. His musical background is varied, ranging from pop music to jazz and the church organ.

Espen Eriksen Trio: You Had Me At Goodbye
Released 08.03.10

March 14th, 2010

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

March 13th, 2010

Untitled (Rooms)
drawing | oil and wax on paper
Toba Khedoori , 2001

Khedoori begins each of her immense yet delicate artworks by laying stretches of heavy rag paper on the floor. She brushes these panels with a thin layer of hot, clear wax, giving the surface a translucent and antiquated feel. Her method deliberately traps elements of the studio — dirt particles, footprints, fuzz, and pet hair — that stray onto the otherwise clean surface during waxing, so that the finished work recalls the process of its own creation.

After stapling the waxed paper to the studio wall, Khedoori incises an image into its surface, which she then painstakingly fills in with subtle color. Here, fragments of receding rooms hover in the center of the waxed field. It feels like an architectural drawing, yet the lack of detail and the sense of stillness and solitude lend the work an abstract, otherworldly quality, as if it were a trace of a memory or a daydream.

Quoted from SFMOMA

March 11th, 2010

“The reality of our century is technology: the invention, construction and maintenance of machines. To be a user of machines is to be of the spirit of this century. Machines have replaced the transcendental spiritualism of past eras.”
László Moholy-Nagy

The Olly and Dolly Sisters
14 3/4 x 10 13/16 in.   Gelatin silver print, 1925

Behind Back of God / Between Heaven and Earth
9 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.  Gelatin silver print, 1925

Love Your Neighbor/Murder on the Railway Line
14 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.  Gelatin silver print, 1925

March 10th, 2010

Kim Høltermand (born 1977) is a Danish architectural photographer.

“Bridge House” – Bridge House in Ørestaden

Denmark by 3XN A/S / Photography by Kim Høltermand

“Copenhagen Architecture” – The Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen

Denmark by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

Photography by Kim Høltermand

March 9th, 2010

Photograph by Patricia Thompson

March 7th, 2010

Poem of the Right Angle

E.3 Caractères
Poème de l’Angle droit by Le Corbusier

Catégorique angle droit du caractère
de l’esprit du coeur!
Je me suis miré dans ce caractère
et m’y suis trouvé, trouvé chez moi
Regard horizontal devant des flèches.
C’est elle qui a raison règne.
Elle détient la hauteur, ne le sait pas.
Qui l’a faite ainsi, d’où vient-elle?
Elle est la droiture enfant au coeur limpide présente sur terre près de moi. Actes humbles et quotidiens sont garants de sa grandeur.

March 5th, 2010

Everything Changes When You Get Lost in Music

Speaking In Code is available on DVD March 12th

Quoted from LWE reviews Speaking In Code

featuring tracks from the documentary Speaking In Code

01. Monolake, “Fragile” [Imbalance Computer Music]
02. The Wighnomy Brothers, “Wombat” [Kompakt Extra]
03. Steadycam, “In The Moog For Love” [K2 Records]
04. The Rice Twins, “For Penny and Alexis” [Kompakt Extra]
05. WB, “You Might Say Im Ruminativen” (Parfum rework) [WB Records]
06. Depeche Mode, “Enjoy The Silence” (Timo Maas Extended Remix)
[Reprise Records]
07. Philip Sherburne, “Milk & Honey” [Lan Muzic]
08. Ada, “Maps” (Michael Mayer & Tobias Thomas Mix) [Areal Records]
09. Markus Geuntner, “Regensburg” (Gas Mix) [Kompakt]
10. The Field, “Kappsta 2″ [Kompakt]
11. Modeselektor, “Vote or Die” [BPitch Control]
12. Ellen Allien & Apparat, “Way Out” [BPitch Control]
13. Modeselektor, “I Love You” [BPitch Control]
14. DJ Champion, “No 7-11’s” (Akufen’s Chill Em All Mix) [Saboteur]

March 4th, 2010

Greg Haines – Until The Point Of Hushed Support

About The Album:

Until the Point of Hushed Support is the second full-length offering from Greg Haines, born in England and now based in Berlin. Though it has been over three years since the release of his debut, Slumber Tides (Miasmah, 2006), the last few years have seen Haines traveling around the world and refining his craft, performing as a solo artist, improvising with other musicians, creating music for contemporary dance, and finally arriving at this new album, a beautifully contemplative forty-eight minute piece for string quintet, church organ, piano, percussion, and electronics.

For the most part, this album was recorded in the Grunewald Church in Berlin with the assistance of friend and fellow musician, Nils Frahm. Together, Haines and Frahm assembled a team of musicians to bring the score alive. More processed sounds (mostly assembled at Haines’ Berlin studio, The Electricity Works) were even played back into the church and re- recorded, to truly add to the acoustic nature of the album. Whereas Slumber Tides played out as a gorgeous exploration of sound and composition by a curious musician with fresh ears, Until the Point of Hushed Support comes across as a bold statement from a unique modern composer. Throughout the four sections of the piece, we are taken seamlessly through an incredibly powerful dynamic range. With an assortment of sounds
collected and processed over the last two years combined with the live instrumentation, Haines creates his own orchestra; a unique sonic world where the sound of a dying radio is just as important as a mournful violin.

Track List:

I. Industry vs. Inferiority
II. Marc’s Descent
III. In the Event of a Sudden Loss
IV. Until the Point of Least Resistance

Release Date: 26 march 2010 on Sonic Pieces Label

Quoted from sonic pieces

Greg Haines – Marc’s Descent by sonic pieces

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