Post #946 • January 26, 2007, 10:18 AM • 29 Comments
Chicken portraits. I rather like these.
This morning Tyler linked to Steve, "a research project whose participants are building a tagging tool, collecting tags, analyzing data, and engaging in discussion." Here's what I'm wondering: Since when did .museum become an extension, and how do I get one?
Folded up? Folded up?!
Allen Salkin catches up with the Crumbs.
This just in from Locust: "In the project room, Miami-based artist Kerry Phillips presents her new project Vacuuming Gave Me Carpal Tunnel. In response to the dependence of man on technology, Phillips uses a traditional object to create her installation. Her collection of old brooms is bundled into a gigantic, impossible-to-handle pile that will occupy the space like some weird object-creature or alien presence. Overtaking the space, this bundle will force the viewer to navigate through the exhibition with care. Aside from engaging certain sculptural issues, Phillip's work has always been interested in notions of domesticity, women's work, feminist practices, and the ideologies that drive a wedge between new technologies and traditional practices." I could rip on this in my sleep, but I'll note instead my 2000 review of Alexis Smith at MAM, adding that once you've been around long enough, this stuff starts going from seemingly repetitive to actually repetitive. Supergirl comments: "This should have been installed with the dust installation. Why is this difficult? I'm going to open a gallery and make my own installations. I'm going to install a gas stove, and put a pile of pots next to it to signify man's domestication of fire."
Department of Knocking Opportunities: Sparkling Fresh, "a new organization dedicated to hosting silent auction events for visual arts in New York City," announces that they are taking submissions of jpegs by e-mail through today for their next event. Also, the perquisites for this could be just awesome.
Department of Fiesty Art Students: "A Shoreline [WA] teenager took on the King County Sheriff's Office and won, with a judge ruling Friday that she was not to blame for an accident involving a sheriff's deputy driving an unmarked police car. ... 'I'm really happy. I was, like, going to cry,' said Brown, 19, who was a high school student at the time of the accident and who is now a community college art major."
Department of Skills: Listening to "Pop, Popcorn Children" by Eldridge Holmes raised the question of exactly how one does the popcorn. We're still in the dark and the webernets are of no help, but I did find this. For the record, this is not the Holmes version. Also, I think I saw William Shatner wearing that outfit once.