Swiss artist and photographer Fabian Oefner is on a mission to make eye-catching art from everyday science. In this charming talk, he shows off some recent psychedelic images, including photographs of crystals as they interact with soundwaves. And, in a live demo, he shows what really happens when you mix paint with magnetic liquid--or when you set fire to whiskey.
Italian graphic designer and photographer Alberto Seveso was fascinated by the art on album covers of heavy metal albums and skateboard plates. and decided to create similar art by pouring ink into water. By using specific ink consistency and a dedicated pouring process Alberto creates these images. While often the end result is careful planned, [...]
J.D. Doria's multi-decade career in art has so far been characterized by meticulous complexity. Each project has involved not only multiple media, but a wholly unique layering thereof, and a sense of pure invention. Or, as Doria puts it, “growth:”
Rather than composing, I ‘grow’ my images from the materials, surfaces and mediums I am using. Technology is my organ of apprehension through which I curate the generative capacity of the work. My interest lays in the creative process, in undressing painting from its structural forms, and remaining in contact with its verb.
Doria’s current Petri Dish project is one of the most unique experiments so far. Using glass dishes, a crane-affixed camera, and “different mélanges of liquid colors and materials,” Doria explores valences of “becoming,” the formation of patterns, structures, and lack thereof, over time:
By agency of the materials (colors and mediums) the composition in the Petri dish becomes active and generates chaotic processes, out of which a ‘colony’ of images emerges. This is where the camera and a photographer enter the scene and captures the dynamics in time. Images are then digitally enlarged and enter a process of selection till a set is chosen. Each ‘work’ is composed by a circular image that captures the initial stages of the reaction and by the ‘multitude’ of images extracted from the process.
Like the best big-idea work, Petri Dish offers viewers inspiring and challenging experiences regardless of analytical investment. Though they yield odd and theoretically rich results when thoroughly investigated, each image is, at its simplest/most immanent level, a purely physical entity, something that ultimately reflects as much as it emanates. And so is Doria’s work overall—deeply, laboriously meditative art that offers a full spectrum of aesthetic and philosophical content.
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. The Xenotext Experiment is not really about preserving the human race’s cultural heritage for all time. It is a challenge to poets to think bigger about their work and to re-evaluate their place in the modern world.
Aesthetics is an art of intervention. It is art because it embodies ‘intersubjectivity’ between a line of history and a future edge. It involves selection (or should we say the selection of consciousness?) and it is entangled with ‘magic’ – the inflation-into-presence of an unformed stuff. It is intervention, as without it, the life of us and of all the rest we generate, would be very, very, repetitious. Intervention rests in the poietic of new distinctions that disrupt the flow of congruent acculturation and enlightens reorientation. It begins with modification and it culminates in the genesis of a new universe, all the way from a first stick of wood to the open blueprint of ourselves. Aesthetics is the long-term project of curating becoming across the changing shores of understanding and technology; (Aesthetic is) the primitive verb that substantially teases events of becoming into fresh dis-continuities of the ca·tas·tro·phe named beauty. The event of becoming is charged with directionality, or otherwise put, Aesthetics is about how, who and what are we transforming into. So let us make it rumble loud and clear – Which origin are we? And what are we the beginning of?
The term “art world” was coined in the mid-1960s by Arthur Coleman Danto, the influential American critic and pioneer of art theory who died in October 2013. Unlike the traditional art of representation, which sought to manifest the power and