Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy by Dave Hickey

May 12, 2017 / 0 comments

 Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy by Dave Hickey. From Art issues. Press, 1997: Colleagues of mine will tell you that people despise critics because they fear our power. But I know better. People despise critics because people despise weakness, and criticism is the weakest thing you can do in writing. It is the written…

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David Altmejd

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

Sculptor: LINK: http://www.davidaltmejd.com/work/  

Microsculpture

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

Microsculpture is a unique exhibition that presents insects like never before. The clarity and detail in the three metre prints brings normally unseen beauty to the audience, allowing them to study these stunning creatures in minute detail. The exhibition provides unique visual experience and celebrates the beauty of the natural world. LINK: http://microsculpture.net/  

THE ENCOUNTER

March 2, 2016 / 0 comments

Is Simon McBurney’s The Encounter the future of theatre? Some of us here are friends”, a voice whispers into your ear, so close you think you can feel the hairs inside curl. The voice is enveloping, other-worldly, cryptic – and not a little malign? Simon McBurney’s latest one-man play, a head trip into the depths of…

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MINIATURE CARDBOARD FLYING MACHINES

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Melbourne-based Daniel Agdag (previously here and here) produces fantastical models of machines as a way to explore his own daydreams of what may be lurking inside our most basic structures, the machinery kept hidden under steel or concrete. Agdag wants to draw attention to the complexity of the everyday, highlighting the gears and systems deep inside…

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GRAPHS AND QUOTES FROM THE BIG RETHINK

February 25, 2016 / 0 comments

Part 2: Farewell to modernism − and modernity too Here she contrasts three paradigms − or as she prefers, ‘cultural ecologies’ − Modernity, Deconstructionist Postmodernism (the transitory, hyper-relativist mode of thought usually referred to as Postmodernism) and Ecological Postmodernism, which she implies is the emerging long-term successor to modernity. Her vision of Ecological Postmodernism is…

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INSERT DADAISM INTO PARAMETRICISM

February 16, 2016 / 0 comments

What is parametric architecture all about? It’s obviously and shockingly enough about parameters and the way with play with them – of course, we use an algorithmic approach in order to optimize these parameters, but as a parametric enthusiast myself I can’t help but admit that sometimes it’s just entertaining to randomly play with shapes…

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INTERACTIVE BOSCH: GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS

February 12, 2016 / 0 comments

Teaching art history online can be tough, despite a wealth of tools and technologies it’s difficult to create an environment that compares to a great teacher who can make artworks engaging to a live audience. However, this new interactive exhibit of Hieronymus Bosch’s famous Garden of Earthly Delights completely nails it. This is the internet…

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DADA DATA

February 6, 2016 / 0 comments

LET THE SHOW BEGIN! FIVE WEEKS OF DADA MADNESS AWAIT! After eighteen months of hard work, everything is finally ready. DADA-DATA, the little documentary factory, has opened its doors. DADA-DATA is a digital cabaret that’s open 24/7. A place of encounters, hacktions, dark corners, noise, an anti-museum, and weekly events – through to March 5,…

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