Sunday, 20 June 2010
I have been meaning to do this for a long time. Rob is a good friend of mine who I studied with during my foundation course. He reinforced my interests in photography especially film photography. He was never seen without a camera around his neck. He has been practising photography for a few years now photographing the likes of the late great Guru and the up and coming Ellie Goulding. He sees photography more of a craft creating images that fuel curiosity and intrigue.
His blog -
Roger Hiorns is a contemporary artist who had been nominated for the turner prize in 2009. He creates sculptures mostly and a few images usually encased in triangular frames. His object and images contain within them the paradox of being both inert and alive. Due to the processes and materials used many of the sculptures operate without the viewer. The crystals for example grow without any outside intervention and the foam keeps erupting from his cylindrical totems. This unnecessary relationship between the onlooker and the work reasserts the viewers freedom. As well as the materials that continue to change Hiorns also uses scents in his work. This activates another sense rarely used when looking at art.
You can read more about the Seizure project here -
Monday, 7 June 2010
La Chute, 2006
Inspired by a report for the press, La Chute makes the link between photojournalism and contemporary art. It stages - without special effect -
in perfectly mastered compositions, dancers seized in an instant with a jump. The series constitutes a political metaphor of the situation of current youth. from acidolatte.blogspot.com
see more of his work at http://www.denis-darzacq.com/
Saturday, 5 June 2010
This is the new video for the song 'What I Like' directed by Paul Bryan and filmed in the underground rail system of Paris. Made into one of the features on the vimeo website and in three days already has over 20 000 views.
Read more at http://www.pmbryan.com/knuckles.html
and listen to more music by Knuckles at his MYSPACE page