architect of object lessons
DeviantArt’s dogzillalives is makes jewelry and housewares studded with eyeballs, tentacles, yellowing fangs, stitched faux-skin, and more. She’s got an Etsy Store, too!
Stones to throw, 2011, Ahmet Öğüt
I depart from nose art, the decorative paintings on the fuselage of military aircrafts, which can be seen as a form of aircraft graffiti. I painted on 10 stones that feature the same paintings seen in airplanes and the stoneswere on 10 plinths. During the show at Kunsthalle Lissabon 9 of the stones was sent to Diyarbakir, my hometown, one by one and left in the street.
Atelier Van Lieshout, 2012, Naphta Cracker
The New Tribal Labyrinth wants to reinterpret and revalue the factories and installations of the Industrial Revolution, by creating large scale sculptural/technical installations, made in an improvised style with contemporary materials: blast furnaces and foundries, refineries and chemical installations textile mills and ceramics workshops. At first sight, it is not directly clear if these are part of a post-apocalyptic survival strategy, or instead represent a new utopian way of durable production.
Naphta Cracker is production unit that shows the complex process of making plastics. At the same time it wants to tell more about the value of this specific material, as plastics are made in a complicated way and out of scarce raw materials. Made in a neo-industrial style, it is hard to define in what era the artwork dates from: post-apocalyptic, Soviet, or an earlier past?
Timeline of Music Playback Devices (Redux)
Before I move on. I’ll post a few things that I liked doing over the years.
This is a timeline of the playback devices I owned through the years. It’s a surprisingly personal and nostalgia-inducing list. You get attached to those things and they really bring back some memories the way listening to an old album does.
It of course is a good development that, from now on, our music devices will always be our phones, but there’s definitely something to be missed in having something whose sole job was to play music into your ears. Kind of like how playing your music through cassette tapes vs. mp3s just seems to have made the music more special somehow.
Here’s the link to the hi-res