Archivio | agosto, 2013

Complimenti al movimento del mondo!

20 Ago

mackenzieRighe tratte dal libro “L’eleganza del riccio” di Muriel Barbery.

(…) Ma soprattutto mi è venuta un’altra idea, per via dei “neuroni specchio”. Un’idea inquietante, a dire il vero, forse vagamente proustiana (e la cosa mi secca). E se la letteratura fosse una televisione in cui guardiamo per attivare i neuroni specchio e concederci a buon mercato i brividi dell’azione? E se, peggio ancora, la letteratura fosse una televisione che ci mostra tutte le occasioni perdute?
Complimenti al movimento del mondo! Poteva essere la perfezione, e invece è un disastro. Dovremmo viverlo davvero, e invece è sempre un’estasi per interposta persona.
Allora ditemelo voi: perchè rimanere in questo mondo?“.

Immagine: Ashley Mackenzie “Filling In The Gaps”

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Cubismo, donne e Picasso

19 Ago

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GIRL BEFORE A MIRROR by PABLO PICASSO

This paintings was painted in March 1932. It was produced in the style Picasso was using at the time and evoked an image of Vanity such as had been utilized in art in earlier eras, though Picasso shifts the emphasis and creates a very different view of the image. The work is considered in terms of the erotic in Picasso’s art, and critics in different periods have offered their assessments of the work to show a wide range of reactions.

The young girl was named Marie Therese Walter and was painted multiple times during the 1930’s by Picasso.

Girl Before a Mirror was painted during Picasso’s cubism period. Picasso was an artist that was very bold with his artwork. Even with backgrounds that are normally placed to be a backdrop and mainly they’re to assist the main subject. He includes it within the painting to make it just as intense as the main focal point of the image.

Fonte: http://www.pablopicasso.org/girl-before-mirror.jsp

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In Case of a Modern Art Emergency, Break Glass

13 Ago

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What is that thing at the gallery? Rick Clise, an American-born artist living in Australia, made this sculpture. He asks:

    What is art? Is it the concept or the execution of the work? What’s more important, the idea or the object? Is it simply that anything produced by an ‘artist’ is ‘art’? What is good art and what is important art? Why do some artists become ‘collectable’ while the rest can only wish to be? Why do some artists go in and out of favour? Does their art become more, then less important as a result? If a painting is well made but, without paint drips running down it, does that make it second rate when compared with the work of our superstars? If a five year old could make it is it still art?

    It’s simply overwhelming! Give me the answers!

Fonte: http://www.neatorama.com

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La rottura in un viaggio

8 Ago

Per me (Valentina) e per Dora è stato finora un anno importante, cruciale, denso. Entrambe abbiamo vissuto il viaggio non solo come divertimento e svago, ma proprio come “rottura”. Per alcuni giorni la routine, le strade conosciute, casa nostra, sono stati concetti lontani.
Il viaggio diventa quindi una riscoperta di sè e un vero rinnovamento d’animo.

Ecco un video del meraviglio sito Kinfolk, che mi ha particolarmente toccato:

Kinfolk Story: Oregon Coast Retreat from Kinfolk (kinfolk.com) on Vimeo.

Fonte: http://www.kinfolk.com

Marco Mendeni & Bob Meanza at roBOt Festival

5 Ago

roBOt Festival – Bologna

http://www.robotfestival.it/2013/eng/call4robot/13/marco-mendeni-e-bob-meanza-im-not-playing.html

mendeni_marco_e_bob_meanza_i_m_not_playing_4Mendeni, the scientist of the visual image. Meanza, the minister of sound. Together, they are ready to deconstruct and give a disturbing “twist” to the concept of play and amusement. “I’m Not Playing” actually looks like a game. In fact it looks like a typical situation of gaming, with the classic COD4.
But in this live audio/video performance, things begin to take an unexpected turn, where real and virtual combine and interact creating more doubts than certainties.