William Daniels is best known for meticulous trompe l’oeil works that depict famous art historical paintings. He constructs models of the source paintings out of materials such as paper, cardboard, or aluminum foil which are photographed, and then recreated as painstakingly detailed facsimiles in oil paint.
Zhao Bing Bin, who chose the moniker “Mang” (Blind) to display her work, focuses on the intimate being recreated in sterile conditions. Mang will manipulate the most minute of details in her studio set-ups allowing us to explicitly see aspects of her private life.
Gothic horror and film noir-infused aesthetic venture into pretty dark and twisty regions of the human psyche in Miwa Yanagi’s Fairytale.
From hand-holding and nose-rubbing to belly button-twirling and mannequin-posing, this strange Japanese how-to magazine from the 1960s certainly covers the spread.
Over the years, WAX or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees, the first film to be transmitted on the internet, has become a cyberpunk keystone and is still viewable online in an ever-evolving interactive experience at WAXWEB. Now, a spiritual sequel to WAX titled: The Telepathic Motion Picture of The Lost Tribes.
In her phenomenal 2010 performance piece, “Chocolate,” Wawrzyniak enlisted her spouse to drown her in chocolate syrup. The resulting 9-minute video provides a simultaneously discomfiting and thrilling viewing experience.
Theodore `Ted´ Judd Serios is a thoughtographer. He can psychically “burn” images from his mind onto photosensitive surfaces. That is a rare ability, and it made Ted famous in the 1960s, when he first performed in a series of experiments supervised by the psychiatrist Jule Eisenbud.
They display a world which, apart from the new flashy technology we now have, has not changed much – alcoholism, despair, homelessness, poverty, and abandonment are still very present today as they were when these pictures were taken in 1988 and 1989. These photos will probably be viewed by some as flawed, but to me, they exude a rawness that I find missing in today’s ‘perfectly framed’ digital photography.
Throughout the trip, I was engulfed in mesmerizing, tessellating scales. Like eyes, leaves, or shapes influenced by Mayan carvings, the scales cascaded uniformly across my field of vision—eyes open or closed—from the bottom left to the top right. And at the far left and right extremes, the scales opened out to infinity.
Sophia Wallace demands “Cliteracy,” the truth behind the often misunderstood female sex organ. Through simple, direct visual statements she’s developing a refreshing discourse on the female body, pleasure politics, and human sexuality as a whole.
Known as an internet guru, virtual goddess, and crust-monk, artist Genevieve Belleveau has earned many titles building an already prolific body of work. Considered a leading example of the New Aesthetic, an art movement that interrelates virtual and physical realities, Belleveau explores what it means to be human in the Information Age. She enacts practices…
DARK LIGHT – Documentary Showcases the Art of Blind Photographers. Often relegated to a realm of gimmick and novelty, blind photography is rarely exhibited outside the realms of its nature.
An unnamed Milan paper asked Diamanda Galás to draw comic strip panels as a response to a series of questions, which were then rejected and never printed.
In 2009, after Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad won the presidential election for the second time, Iran experienced one of the biggest national demonstrations since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
WHITE FUNGUS GOES GLOBAL – Exclusive Interview with Editor Ron Hanson Robert Ashley: “Great ones like White Fungus only come along now and then. Get the recent issue and find out.” Carolee Schneemann: “I follow and relish the rich, un-predictable, and consequential span of White Fungus.” Named after a food can found in…
The sci-fi alter ego born of consumerism and greed, was crafted in the early 2000s by Finnish artist Heidi Kilpeläinen. She’s drawn comparisons to Grace Jones, Kate Bush, and David Bowie, caught the eye of Leila Arab and Bjork.
Social media is used to connect but concurrently serves as a disconnect from social life outside of the virtual world.
This is a follow-up piece to TEoB’s previous post with Ted Serios.
Theodore Judd Serios is a thoughtographer. He can psychically “burn” images from his mind onto photosensitive surfaces.
Extreme body artist Ron Athey‘s latest large-scale performance installation, Gifts Of The Spirit: Part 1.
The Imagery of John O’Reilly “There’s an element of gay culture that only wants to look at and glorify beautiful men, but I’m much more interested in presenting a realistic image of the male body.” – John O’Reilly Using razor blades, paper clips, and an old Polaroid camera, O’Reilly has spent the past…
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