from dangerous minds…
This piece, titled Matriarch, references a 1981 anti-nuclear protest, the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, where 30,000 women camped out at a British air force base. It was probably the largest sustained women’s protest ever organized.
As for the aesthetics, artist Andrea Hasler says it “[takes] the notion of the tents which were on site during the women’s peace camp as the container for emotions and [humanizes] these elements to create emotional surfaces.” Look, I know I’m a total rube, but I’m still just staring at the grody flesh shelter. It’s clearly very historical and political, but it’s difficult for me to interpret something this visceral with anything but teeth-grinding and cringing right now. I’m not sure I can quite process a meat tent intellectually just yet, but it’s cool as hell and I can’t stop staring, no matter how bad my nightmares are gonna be.
Artist Evan Holm is convinced that ‘there will be a time when all tracings of human culture will dissolve back into the soil under the slow crush of the unfolding universe’.
To demonstrate these rather dark thoughts, he created a submerged record player that’s still producing a nearly perfect audio as demonstrated in the short video below.
what’s happening here? i don’t understand but i like it.
Clément Beauvais uses his talents as both an artist and a director to present an original new media campaign entitled Water & Ink for Solidarités International, an organization that helps disaster victims.
THE LARGEST RAFT OF CANOES AND KAYAKS IN THE WORLD by Nancie Battaglia for National Geographic
An Interactive Dynamic Shape Display that Physically Renders 3D Content
Five engineers from the Tangible Media Group at MIT’s media lab have developed ‘inFORM’, a dynamic shape display that has the capability to render three-dimensional content physically, so users can interact with tangible digital information.
inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance.