In Prager’s part film noir, part fashion shoot work, heroines wear impeccable make-up, pose as if they were in a Hitchcock movie, breathe through an atmosphere worthy of David Lynch, and are submitted to ordeals inspired by the images of crime photographers Weegee and Enrique Metinides. The stories might take place in Hollywood-like settings but they promise to never end on a happy note
In the coming weeks, i’m going to cure my nostalgia for Pictoplasma with a series of posts focusing on several character designers/artists. As you will see, they are quite different from each other.
I’ll kick off the series with Joshua Ben Longo. I can’t remember having smiled so much while reading an interview i was about to post on the blog
Following in the footsteps of a Marco Polo-esque spice trade, an expedition led by artist Jon Cohrs traveled by canoe past massive cargo ships and factories in search of the numerous artificial flavoring factories of New Jersey, the flavoring capital of the U.S.
Wafaa Bilal’s latest project addresses the issue of the invisibility of Iraqi civilian deaths during the war. The artist will submit his body to a 24-hour live performance. His back will be tattooed with a borderless map of Iraq covered with one dot for each Iraqi and American casualty near the cities where they fell
New York-based Lebanese artist Walid Raad has been working as The Atlas Group for the past 14 years. His new work critically reflects on the the recent emergence of a new infrastructure for the visual arts in the Arab world
All logic and circuitry is pre-engineered, so you can play with electronics without knowing electronics. Tiny magnets act as connectors and enforce polarity, so you can’t put things in the wrong way. And all the schematics will be shared under an opensource license so you can download, upload, suggest new bits and hopefully see them come to life
Last Thursday was my merry day walking around Chelsea art galleries. Here’s a tiny selection of what i saw