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Mesmerizing Light Pattern GIFs Go Round and Round

Wednesday 04.09.2014 , Posted by
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Turkish multimedia artist and filmmaker Erdal Inci is back with more stunningly hypnotic GIFs. When we last featured his work, he was creating multiples of a single figure in endlessly repeating chains of motion. Now he’s created a series humbly called Light Pattern GIFs, and it’s equally hard to look away. [Read more...]

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These Two Artists Are Living Together in a Gigantic Hamster Wheel

Wednesday 03.05.2014 , Posted by
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If you thought sharing a small apartment was difficult, imagine being these two artists sharing a gigantic hamster wheel. Taking the challenges of co-habitation to a new level, Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder have taken up residence for 10 days on a giant 25 foot wheel furnished mostly with orange and red Ikea furniture… that matches their hip orange and red jumpsuits. Shelley is living inside at the bottom, because he’s afraid of heights, and Schweder is living outside on the top, some 30 feet off the ground. The piece is called In Orbit. [Read more...]

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Women Under Wraps: Eerie Photos On Domestic Life

Sunday 01.19.2014 , Posted by
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At first glance, the brilliant florals, silks, and taffetas that photographer Patty Carroll captures in her project “Anonymous Women” exude an attractive aura of domestic luxury. However, upon closer inspection, the idea of “home sweet home” quickly becomes all too saccharine. As the garish textiles are revealed to hide trapped female figures beneath them, the series peers into the cult of domesticity with a startling double vision. [Read more...]

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Colorful Human Sculptures Coming to a City Near You!

Monday 12.16.2013 , Posted by
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A few years ago, Austrian artist Willi Dorner had an idea to bring something different to people who work and live in major cities. He gathered a group of 20 strong bodied climbers and circus performers, dressed them up in vibrant colors, and positioned them uniquely together in urban spaces. The projects debut was a success and was called “Bodies in Urban Spaces.” [Read more...]

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Rural Academy Theater: Horse Pulled Theatre Troupe Tours the Mountains of North Carolina

Friday 10.25.2013 , Posted by

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“We wanted to tour at a more human pace and perform in small towns,“ says co-founder Gabriel Harrell. He explains that the typical experience of touring with theater companies involves bouncing between major cities. For him, this is “a way to celebrate the rural, and celebrate small-town life and culture.”

At the lumbering speed of 2.5 miles per hour, the Rural Academy Theater is making their second tour through Western North Carolina. The horse-drawn performance troupe loads all of its supplies, instruments and equipment into a wagon-trailer while a few bicyclists ride alongside the caravan to scout roads and rest stops. Part gypsy, part nouveau vagabond, the troop puts on quite the performance, both on stage and off. [Read more...]

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How Creatives Work: The Emotional Performance Art of Marina Abramović

Friday 10.25.2013 , Posted by

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It is 2010 and a woman sits in the atrium of The Museum of Modern Art. She wears a white robe and across from her sits someone else, a museum patron, or more generally a human being. The woman sits motionless, staring straight into the face of the person facing her, not looking away or breaking eye contact for any reason. When the patron in front of her feels like they have had the experience they wanted, they get up and walk away. The woman looks down with eyes shut, preparing herself for the next person. [Read more...]

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Banksy’s Provocative New Work “Sirens of the Lambs” Goes on Tour in New York

Friday 10.11.2013 , Posted by

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I’m going to coin what I think is a new term: offensively cute. That pretty much sums this new provocative work by Banksy, now touring the streets of New York’s meatpacking district. He’s kitted out a slaughterhouse delivery truck complete with frightened animatronic stuffed animas from cows to pandas that would have the the late Jim Henson rolling in his grave. To top it off, they’re all letting out stuffed animal squeaker screams which has frightened some butchers and plenty of kids. Check out the video below. See? Offensively cute. [Read more...]

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Unbelievable! A Man and Robots Collaborate in Magical Projection Mapping Video

Thursday 09.26.2013 , Posted by

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Forget all the projection mapping you’ve seen before. Nothing compares to this. Bot & Dolly, a design and engineering studio out of San Francisco has just released this astounding video that creates a perfect synthesis between real and digital space, all while projection mapping on a moving surface. The film “Box” below is a live performance, filmed entirely in camera (in other words, no editing was done). [Read more...]

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Yarn-Bombing Artist Olek Crochets Entire Locomotive in Poland

Monday 09.02.2013 , Posted by

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A few Christmases ago, crochet artist Olek brought a little warmth to her hometown’s freezing financial district by giving NYC’s infamous bull a brightly-colored sweaterBut her latest project took her across the world from her current home to her birthplace of Poland, where she completely covered a four car locomotive in brightly-colored camouflage. [Read more...]

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Pointe Ballet Dancer Dances on Knife Blade Tips on Top of a Baby Grand Piano

Thursday 08.29.2013 , Posted by

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Simply reaching the ability to wear pointe shoes is a huge accomplishment in a dancer’s life, but French ballerina Amelie Segarra takes pointe to the next level in this video performance for an installation art piece by Javier Perez. Wearing pointe shoes with stainless steel knives attaches, Segarra appears to be in excruciating pain as she struggles to do her best to dance atop a baby grand piano. Twirling and screaming, she accomplishes this amazing feat and Barcelona-based artist Javier Perez captures the pure visceral emotion of the achievement. The video was projected in HD blu-ray on a 9′ wall for his latest video installation. [Read more...]

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