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Messages from the Mines
Messages from the Mines (MFTM) excavates and archives custom messages that have been permanently embedded in the Bitcoin blockchain. The distributed Bitcoin ledger contains hidden love messages, cryptic poems, ASCII art, signatures, eulogies and more. These messages are a creative misuse of the Bitcoin transaction protocol, a form of digital graffiti; unique cultural artifacts forever embedded in one of the most contemporary digital technologies.
blockchain  art  bitcoin 
11 days ago by pierredv
"Messages from the Mines (MFTM)
"Messages from the Mines (MFTM) excavates and archives custom messages that have been permanently embedded in the Bitcoin blockchain. The distributed Bitcoin ledger contains hidden love messages, cryptic poems, ASCII art, signatures, eulogies and more. These messages are a creative misuse of the Bitcoin transaction protocol, a form of digital graffiti; unique cultural artifacts forever embedded in one of the most contemporary digital technologies."
bitcoin  blockchain  art  technology  text 
11 days ago by pierredv
From About page : "Collusion is a not-for-profit company that creates ambitious, disruptive, immersive, and interactive public artworks and events that consider the impact of emerging technology on society."
art  technology  society 
11 days ago by pierredv
anna bjerger at DuckDuckGo - images
Via Karl Ove Knausgaard, "so Much Longing in so little space," pp. 124-126
art  painting 
8 weeks ago by pierredv
The first piece of AI-generated art to come to auction | Christie's
"The painting, if that is the right term, is one of a group of portraits of the fictional Belamy family created by Obvious, a Paris-based collective consisting of Hugo Caselles-Dupré, Pierre Fautrel and Gauthier Vernier. They are engaged in exploring the interface between art and artificial intelligence, and their method goes by the acronym GAN, which stands for ‘generative adversarial network’."

Via New Scientist, 5 Jan 2019, issue 3211

‘On one side is the Generator, on the other the Discriminator. We fed the system with a data set of 15,000 portraits painted between the 14th century to the 20th. The Generator makes a new image based on the set, then the Discriminator tries to spot the difference between a human-made image and one created by the Generator. The aim is to fool the Discriminator into thinking that the new images are real-life portraits. Then we have a result.’
Christies  art  portraits  AI 
may 2019 by pierredv
Phantom Ride on Vimeo - Daniel Crooks
saw at Ludwig Forum, Aachen's "Lust de Täuschung" (Thrill of Deception) show, Saturday 18 May 2019

For documentation, see
video  installation  art  trains  Australia  Vimeo 
may 2019 by pierredv
Feedback: The diesel scent of London, now available in a bottle | New Scientist Oct 2018
Air unfreshener

NOTHING stirs the memory quite like smell, so for absent metropolitans, how about a bottle of London fragrance? The concoction, prepared by artist Michael Pinsky and a team of master perfumers, evokes “an olfactory snapshot of Piccadilly Circus”, with “long notes of diesel, and a tar accord with a butch subwoofer taste”.

Those who wish to take a sensory trip abroad can also breathe in the gritty sulphurous smog of Beijing, or the sharp tang of rotting garbage and car fumes reminiscent of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The city scents are part of a project to call attention to air pollution around the world.

Turning perfumery on its head, Pinsky sought to find a use for bad smells instead of trying to mask them. Londoners could sample the foul air in “pollution pods” erected in Somerset House in the city earlier this year. This installation has long since wrapped up, but those who missed it need only step outside for an approximate experience.
NewScientist  humor  satire  art  aromatherapy 
april 2019 by pierredv
Introducing Cathy Wilkes | British Pavilion artist 2019 | Venice Biennale - YouTube
Cathy Wilkes has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
sculpture  installation  art  BritishCouncil  video  YouTube  * 
march 2019 by pierredv
(54) What This Photo Doesn't Show - YouTube
This photograph of young farmers on their way to a dance was taken in Germany in 1914 by August Sander. Except they weren't farmers. And the dance they were on their way to was World War I.
PBS  photography  art  Criticism 
march 2019 by pierredv
Art: The Science Gallery opens in London | New Scientist Sep 2018
"From heroin to Playstation, we are all users argues Hooked, a captivating show to launch a gallery with ambitions to demolish the boundaries around science"
NewScientist  London  art  travel  museums  galleries 
january 2019 by pierredv
Science in hand: how art and craft can boost reproducibility - Nature News, Dec 2018
“We — a surgeon, a research nurse and a synthetic chemist — looked beyond science to discover how people steeped in artistic skills might help to close this ‘haptic gap’, the deficit in skills of touch and object manipulation. We have found that craftspeople and performers can work fruitfully alongside scientists to address some of the challenges. We have also discovered striking similarities between the observational skills of an entomologist and an analytical chemist; the dexterity of a jeweller and a microsurgeon; the bodily awareness of a dancer and a space scientist; and the creative skills of a scientific glassblower, a reconstructive surgeon, a potter and a chef.”
NatureJournal  art  science  surgery  performance  skill  training 
december 2018 by pierredv
Meadow: A Kinetic Sculpture by Studio Drift - Faith is Torment, Oct 2018
Installed during Dutch Design Week 2018, Meadow by Amsterdam-based Studio Drift is a kinetic sculpture that consists of mechanical flowers that open and close in a poetic choreography. The upside down landscape is meant to remind viewers of the impermanence of constantly changing seasons and characteristics of natural growth processes. The kinetic sculpture reacts to visitors as if they were the sun to a blooming flower. Integrated sensors translate the presence of visitors into different "moods" with each blossom mixing the light color and the gradient color of the fabric, creating the effect of a botanical creature ignited by the viewer. Meadow was originally developed as a site-specific installation commissioned by Chodov Centre in Prague.
Faith-is-Torment  art  sculpture  interaction  flowers 
october 2018 by pierredv
William Utermohlen | Issues in Science and Technology Oct 2018
In 1995 Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Signs of his illness are retrospectively apparent in the work of the early 1990s, notably in the Conversation Pieces, which depict the warmth and happiness of his relationship with his wife, art historian Patricia Redmond, and his rich companionship with friends.
IssuesInScienceAndTechnology  art  painting  ageing  Alzheimers  health  disease 
october 2018 by pierredv
Rembrandt van Rijn - Self Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar
Self Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar

84.4 x 66 cm.
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Rembrandt  painting  art  NGA  portraits 
october 2018 by pierredv
La Cité Idéale - Victor Micoud's Portfolio
via Aesthetica ?Jul 2018

"This serie showcases an empty scenery where the actor, the human being, is present only through the vision he has of his environment. The way this space is being built gives us clues about our conception of "living together", the contrary however, might also be possible: the environment could influence our behaviours and interactions.

The project originated from the questions Victor Micoud asked himself during his wanderings in the environment in which he has spent his life.

These photos show the threshold of a growing urbanization in the further outskirts of Paris, around EuroDisney, in the "ville nouvelle" of Marne-la-Vallée. Through a minimalist, symetric and clean aesthetic, he tries to depict the will of a rationalization of our way of lives, integrating always more our wills, needs and dreams. This comes down to planning the habits of a medium city-dweller, leaving always less space to spontaneity, the creativity of individual initiative. In the meantime, the space created seems full of illusions, built as a "décor", it gives the impression of breaking with standardization by changing colors, shapes and sizes, learning from the mistakes made in the past.

Disneyland is famous as the world of illusions. But do these illusions really stop at the limits of the park? or do they extend further, even among the streets of the cities built around it? This question is all the more relevant knowing that Disney is the owner of the area where those cities are built.

Where are those places, un-located, neutrals, disconnected from any context? Are they part of the real world or of an illusion we create of our future?"

- Josefina Jaureguiberry
AestheticaMagazine  photography  urbanism  art 
september 2018 by pierredv
Ricardo Martinez on Behance
Via illustration to "The elephant in the Gloom" story in New Scientist, 9 December, issue 3144
art  illustration  artists 
february 2018 by pierredv
Why Ancient Greek Sculptures Have Small Penises - Artsy Jan 2018
In his play The Clouds (c. 419–423 BC), ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes summed up the ideal traits of his male peers as “a gleaming chest, bright skin, broad shoulders, tiny tongue, strong buttocks, and a little prick.”
Artsy  Greece  sculpture  history  art  sex 
january 2018 by pierredv
Houses: Drawings by Stefan Zsaitsits
Austria-based artist Stefan Zsaitsits has shifted his focus from the drawings of childlike figures in which he hybridizes particular thoughts and emotions to surreal houses that play on you psychologically. Each house seems to represent his unfiltered stream of thoughts and memories forming a new delusion that adds a sense of mystery to the drawings and makes you think that there is something more beyond the physical structure of the home.
Faith-is-Torment  drawing  art  dreams 
december 2017 by pierredv
Visualizing connectivity: Data as evidence in The Architecture of Radio | Masson | First Monday
"The Architecture of Radio is an iOS and Android app visualizing the data infrastructures that enable contemporary practices of observation, communication, and navigation. In this paper, we take the app as a starting point for exploring the broader issue of how notions of data as evidence wield their influence in visualization practice — even in the context of projects that their makers explicitly position as artistic or speculative endeavors."
art  architecture  AR  VR  FirstMonday 
october 2017 by pierredv
[jpg] Jack Vettriano, Mad Dogs
In Room 1, Minster Hotel, York; visited July 2017
art  painting 
july 2017 by pierredv
Adrift: The Secret World of Space Junk
"Adrift is an arts project by artists Cath Le Couteur and Nick Ryan. The project explores the secret world of space junk, making it personal, visible and audible. The project takes the form of an interactive experience, a documentary film and a sound installation."
art  space  space-debris  space-junk 
june 2017 by pierredv
Image on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art, Camille
"What do they all mean – the lascivious ape, autophagic dragons, pot-bellied heads, harp-playing asses, arse-kissing priests and somersaulting jongleurs to be found protruding from the edges of medieval buildings and in the margins of illuminated manuscripts? Michael Camille explores that riotous realm of marginal art, so often explained away as mere decoration or zany doodles, where resistance to social constraints flourished.

Medieval image-makers focused attention on the underside of society, the excluded and the ejected. Peasants, servants, prostitutes and beggars all found their place, along with knights and clerics, engaged in impudent antics in the margins of prayer-books or, as gargoyles, on the outsides of churches. Camille brings us to an understanding of how marginality functioned in medieval culture and shows us just how scandalous, subversive, and amazing the art of the time could be."
books  toread  MiddleAges  art 
may 2017 by pierredv
Why knights fought snails in medieval art - YouTube
Look in the margins of medieval books and you'll find an unusual theme: knights vs. snails. Vox's Phil Edwards investigated why in this episode of Vox Almanac...
Vox  MiddleAges  art  memes  snails 
may 2017 by pierredv
Extrapolate on Vimeo
"In this hand drawn animation a line is being extrapolated through a grid. When the line surpasses the boundaries of the grid, the process spreads to and reflects on its surroundings. Beyond each boundary the extrapolation of movement is causing deformation in a systematic but speculative way."
art  illustration  drawing  video  Vimeo 
april 2017 by pierredv
When Pixels Collide - sudoscript
"Last weekend, a fascinating act in the history of humanity played out on Reddit.

For April Fool's Day, Reddit launched a little experiment. It gave its users, who are all anonymous, a blank canvas called Place.

The rules were simple. Each user could choose one pixel from 16 colors to place anywhere on the canvas. They could place as many pixels of as many colors as they wanted, but they had to wait a few minutes between placing each one.

Over the following 72 hours, what emerged was nothing short of miraculous. A collaborative artwork that shocked even its inventors."
Reddit  art  pixels  creativity  Community 
april 2017 by pierredv
Deeply Artificial Trees on Vimeo
via Janet Galore; seems to be done with Google Deep Dream
"This artwork represents what it would be like for an AI to watch Bob Ross on LSD (once someone invents digital drugs). It shows some of the unreasonable effectiveness and strange inner workings of deep learning systems. The unique characteristics of the human voice are learned and generated as well as hallucinations of a system trying to find images which are not there."
AI  painting  art  hallucination  deep-learning 
april 2017 by pierredv
The Invisible Recorder - Dennis Creffield’s East Anglian Cathedrals on Vimeo
Dennis Creffield makes a return pilgrimage to three East Anglian cathedrals: Peterborough, Ely & Norwich.
“No artist has ever before drawn all the English medieval cathedrals - not even Turner.
I’ve dreamed of doing so since I was a student.”
Dennis Creffield
documentary  art  drawing  architecture  video  Vimeo 
march 2017 by pierredv
David Maisel
via Mark Moore Fine Art
photography  art 
march 2017 by pierredv
The eyes have it | Books | The Guardian Sep 2004
"Nearly three years on from his death, WG Sebald has become a huge cult figure. His last book, a collaboration with the German artist Jan Peter Tripp, is a haunting testament to his singular and lasting vision"
TheGuardian  books  reviews  WGSebald  Jan-Peter-Trip  art  writing 
february 2017 by pierredv
Work : Penelope Umbrico
via Mark Moore Gallery
Seems to be about commodification
art  photography  commodities 
january 2017 by pierredv
Cool Hunting Video: Kim Rugg on Vimeo
via Greg Kucera
""Some people like taking their time," says Kim Rugg, whose artistic achievements are measured in millimeters, spent X-ACTO blades and picas. We spent the afternoon with Rugg in her London home and studio talking about her work re-imagining newspapers, comics, stamps and cereal boxes using their existing form while rearranging their content. Kim finds inspiration from the mundane and common objects around us. Her wicked knife skills and tenacious attention to detail have create a body of work that is as impressive as it is curious."
art  print  vimeo  video  typography 
december 2016 by pierredv
A Recreation of a Supernova Using Ink and Water by Thomas Vanz
"A fantastic recreation of a supernova using only an aquarium filled with ink and water by independent film maker and motion designer Thomas Vanz based in Magny, France. "
Faith-is-Torment  physics  astronomy  video  vimeo  art 
november 2016 by pierredv
The Monster Project: Kids Illustrations Recreated by Artists All Over the World
"The Monster Project is the undertaking of a passionate collection of artists which asks kids to draw monsters and their drawings are recreated by artists all over the world in their own styles. The interpretations are delivered back to the students in person to demonstrate new art techniques, within their original creative context, so the students can see what their idea sparked in others."
illustration  art  Faith-is-Torment  kids  childhood  children 
november 2016 by pierredv
Microsculpture - The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss
via New Scientist "Aperture" 23 April 2016, #3070,
From the collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
photography  insects  *  science  art 
august 2016 by pierredv
Fantastical Romanticism: Paintings by Andy Kehoe | Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog
Mixed media paintings of human-animal hybrids in mystical forests by Pittsburgh-based artist Andy Kehoe. His paintings, inspired by 19th century Romanticism, evokes a childlike innocence that recalls a time when fantastical imagery and untold mysteries seemed possible.
Faith-is-Torment  painting  art 
june 2016 by pierredv
Bicycle Boy: Illustrations Inspired by a Studio Ghibli Film by Mateusz Urbanowicz | Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog
"A series of watercolor illustrations of a boy and his bike cycling through the picturesque streets of Japan by digital creator Mateusz Urbanowicz based in Tokyo. The series was inspired by the Studio Ghibli film Whisper of the Heart and was based on photographs he took of the Seiseki Sakuragaoka neighborhood, located just on the outskirts of Tokyo, that was used as a setting in the movie."
Faith-is-Torment  illustration  watercolor  art 
may 2016 by pierredv
Scholar’s rocks: a collecting guide
The fantastically-shaped stones that have inspired China’s poets and painters, as seen in December 2015 at Beyond White Clouds — Chinese Scholar’s Rocks from a Private Collection
China  Christies  rocks  art  sculpture 
may 2016 by pierredv
'My soul is in Damascus': portraits of life on the refugee trail - Guardian Apr 2016
"In a moving series of sketches, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad captures gruelling journeys blighted by poverty and exploitation"
Grauniad  art  drawing  Syria  refugees  ** 
april 2016 by pierredv
Understanding Movement In Composition Through The Work Of Akira Kurosawa -
via Natalia Ilyin "In another episode of "Every Frame A Painting," Tony Zhou dives deep into what makes a Kurosawa a Kurosawa: the movement of objects in the frame."
Kurosawa  movies  art 
january 2016 by pierredv
Waterlogue for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Via Greg Riker; used in his cruise blog
iphone  app  watercolor  art  tools 
october 2015 by pierredv
Allegorical Paintings of Animals by Kevin Sloan | Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog
"Paintings of animals interacting awkwardly with man-made objects by Denver-based artist Kevin Sloan. Known for his “allegorical realism,” the core of Sloan’s work is a deep concern for the animals and plants that inhabit this world. He seeks to create a compelling body of work filled with wonder and mystery, that presents images of natural balance and unexpected beauty, while simultaneously speaking about our relationship with nature in this modern, technological and quickly changing era."
Faith-is-Torment  allegory  art  painting 
october 2015 by pierredv
STEVENSON | Wim Botha - Laocoon
seen at Divine Comedy show at Sackler, June 2015
sculpture  art  Wim-Botha  South-Africa 
june 2015 by pierredv
18th Century Art in Europe and the Americas - slideshare
"18th Century Art in Europe and the Americas (1700’s) • Rococo • Neoclassicism • A little Romanticism"
art  history  slideshare  18thCentury  1700s  rococo  neoclassicism 
april 2015 by pierredv
"In late 2014 we travelled to Rio De Janeiro for our fourth global #StayTrue Story - with globally-renowned ‘GIF-ITI’ artist INSA. With a team of 20 we set out on a uniquely ambitious art project; to create the world’s largest animated GIF. The giant animated artwork – the most ambitious of its kind ever attempted – was painted on the ground in Rio in four stages, over four days, and measured a total of 57,515m2 (made up of four images measuring 14,379m2 each), with all the action captured in our film. Staying True to his genesis as an artist but with a passion for experimentation and innovation, London based INSA is best known for creating ground-breaking ‘GIF-ITI’: amazing animations of his graffiti designs which culminate in looped GIFs – an innovative and labour-intensive process which requires him to repaint a design by hand many times, with each image changing slightly each time, before combining them to create a final GIF. INSA's work has been displayed around the world, both"
animation  gif  grafiti  satellite  art 
february 2015 by pierredv
Karen Silve Paintings: abstract painter - portland oregon
Seen in the Best Western Plus Boulder Inn, new (?) in Jan 2015
art  painting  Boulder 
february 2015 by pierredv
Craig Marshall Smith: Colorado Abstract Expressionist Painter
Seen paintings Sat 7 Feb at Denver Airport, arriving for Flatirons DMB
painting  colorado  travel  art 
february 2015 by pierredv
Beasts: Drawings by Stefan Zsaitsits -- Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog:
"In this series, Austrian artist Stefan Zsaitsits uses animals that acts as sort of a vessel for his distorted human figures. The manic drawings, which are strange and wonderful to look at, entices the viewer to formulate their own interpretation of the works. We can only wonder what goes through his mind and where he gets his inspiration from. - See more at:"
art  illustration  Faith-is-Torment  drawing 
november 2014 by pierredv
The Great War of the Californias : Sandow Birk
"A series of artworks depicting an imaginary war between San Francisco and Los Angeles, incorporating more than 120 artworks, including paintings, drawings, prints, faux war posters, maps, diagrams, models, and video documentary."
art  painting  sanfrancisco  losangeles  California  Sandow.Birk 
september 2014 by pierredv
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