Dreams of Reality

SHOT: Documenting current spaces, by Robert William OverwegRobert Overweg is a photographer in the virtual world, he sees the worlds of first and third person shooter games as the new public spaces of contemporary society.Overweg dwells by foot or by air through the outskirts of the virtual world which he dissects through his photography. He documents the similarities and the differences between the virtual and the physical world while making use of the new possibilities the virtual world give him as a photographer.

via Dreams of Reality.

Daniel Buren


Daniel Buren born 25 March 1938 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine is a French conceptual artist.In 1986 he created a 3,000 m² sculpture in the great courtyard of the Palais Royal, in Paris: “Les Deux Plateaux”, more commonly referred to as the “Colonnes de Buren” “Buren’s Columns”. This provoked an intense debate over the integration of contemporary art and historic buildings.

via Daniel Buren – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

I Am Sitting in a Room – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I am sitting in a room 1969 is one of composer Alvin Lucier’s best known works, featuring Lucier recording himself narrating a text, and then playing the recording back into the room, re-recording it. The new recording is then played back and re-recorded, and this process is repeated. Since all rooms have characteristic resonance or formant frequencies e.g. different between a large hall and a small room, the effect is that certain frequencies are emphasized as they resonate in the room, until eventually the words become unintelligible, replaced by the pure resonant harmonies and tones of the room itself. The recited text describes this process in action—it begins “I am sitting in a room, different from the one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice,” and the rationale, concluding, “I regard this activity not so much as a demonstration of a physical fact, but more as a way to smooth out any irregularities my speech might have,” referring to his own stuttering.Lucier had also specified that a performance need not use his text and the performance may be recorded in any room. The composer himself has recorded the piece in at least one room he did not find aesthetically acceptable.

via I Am Sitting in a Room – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

De Avant-Garde: ‘Depression’ @ Marres Maastricht

‘Marres, centrum voor contemporaine cultuur’ is een charmant initiatief in een prachtig gebouw in de binnenstad van Maastricht. Achter het gebouw ligt een tuin waar een soort permacultuur ontwerp een prettig rommelig aanzien creëert.

Het onderwerp ‘Depression’ en de omschrijving hiervan door de curatoren Lisette Smits en Dan Kidner klinkt interessant. “…there are a number of distinct themes that emerge from the exhibition: the fate of the 20th century avant-gardes, cultural representations of economic systems and financial crises, the mourning of social systems and political movements, and personal and collective loss. ….” vermeld het persbericht.

via Endless Lowlands » Blog Archive » De Avant-Garde: ‘Depression’.

David Claerbout

Beeldmanipulatie neemt in Claerbout’s werk een bepalende rol in. Foto’s worden met films gecombineerd of verschillende films worden over elkaar gelegd en in versneld of vertraagd tempo afgespeeld. Zijn technieken zijn weliswaar gestileerd van aard maar hebben verbluffende beelden tot gevolg. De video installaties verrassen in hun ogenschijnlijke eenvoud. door de zorgvuldig gekozen composities.

link to article: http://www.metropolism.com/reviews/the-shape-of-time-david-claerbou/

Bruce Nauman

Mapping the studio

link to article: http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/25077/artist-dossier-bruce-nauman/