Nicolai Howalt - Boxer series, 2000-2003
Sky TV, 1966. Sky TV is one of the earliest examples of video sculpture and Yoko Ono’s only video work. A camera placed on the outside wall or roof of the gallery, trained on the sky, transmits live images of the sky to a television monitor in the gallery, projecting the exterior world into an interior space. Sky TV reflects Ono’s conceptual approach to video, in which the idea becomes the subject of the work. Sky TV was made shortly after the Sony Portapak was introduced on the market and before the advent of videotape; a time when all images on television were generated and controlled by a few commercial television companies and cable TV was still a dream. Further, the ubiquity of surveillance camera technology in contemporary society was largely unknown in 1966, indicating how precocious Ono’s vision was. Significantly, the camera is aimed not at the viewer but at the sky, implying the necessity of considering an infinite world beyond the ego and the hypnotic pull of commercial television. Into the Light. (via Yoko Ono «Sky TV» 1966-2005. | Φrbit° sφaceφlace :: art in the age øf Φrbitizatiøn)
Sculptures by Francesco Albano
Francesco Albano was born in Oppido Mamertina, Italy on November 19, 1976. He lives and works in Istanbul and graduated from the sculpture department of Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara in 2000. In 2005 he won the National Prize of Arts-MIUR for sculpture. In 2008 he had his first solo exhibition “Everyday Bestiary” curated by Flavio Arensi and Stefano Castelli at the Castle of San Giorgio di Legnano(MI). Dovevaccadere-SALe (space art legnano). The same year, Turkish director Cansin Sağesen made a short movie inspired by his works. In September 2009, he had his second solo exhibition “Five Easy Pieces” at Ex- Marmi Gallery in Pietrasanta. In June 2011 he had two sculptures in in the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice Biennale at the Arsenale in the exhibition”Lo Stato dell’ Arte”. In December 2011 his sculptures series P.I.E.T.A.S. were exhibited at the gallery Studio 9 in Istanbul.
[Perfomance] ‘…in which he put himself in compromising situations to make his audiences “confront fear” and were performed last year in Basle, Switzerland, where he had a residency, and in Florence, Italy, Melbourne and Perth. In one, he spent a day in a coffee shop wearing a prosthetic nose. In another he stood at social security booths with phlegm running from his nose. He’s also walked about with toilet paper hanging from his trousers, and created fake facial scars with red Textas.’ (via Out of the abyss - Arts - www.theage.com.au)
When faults become a feature.
MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013
Here are two photos I took of cast concrete forms that have surface imperfections (air bubbles). The first is in Melbourne, and is jammed with cigarette butts. The second photo is from the escalator wall at the NGA, that had built up finger grime left by people ascending and descending the escalator. Posted by Charlie Sofo at 5:05 PM