Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
An art intervention is an interaction with a previously existing artwork, audience or venue/space. It has the auspice of conceptual art and is commonly a form of performance art. It is associated with the Viennese Actionists, the Dada movement and Neo-Dadaists. It has also been made much use of by the Stuckists to affect perceptions of other artwork which they oppose, and as a protest against an existing intervention.
Although intervention by its very nature carries an implication of subversion, it is now accepted as a legitimate form of art and is often carried out with the endorsement of those in positions of authority over the artwork, audience or venue/space to be intervened in. However, unendorsed (i.e. illicit) interventions are common and lead to debate as to the distinction between art and vandalism . By definition it is a challenge, or at the very least a comment, related to the earlier work or the theme of that work, or to the expectations of a particular audience, and more likely to fulfil that function to its full potential when it is unilateral, although in these instances, it is almost certain that it will be viewed by authorities as unwelcome, if not vandalism, and not art.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Philosophers have offered many influential definitions of hatred. Rene Descartes viewed hate as an awareness that something is bad, combined with an urge to withdraw from it. Baruch Spinoza defined hate as a type of pain that is due to an external cause. Aristotle viewed hate as a desire for the annihilation of an object that is incurable by time. Finally, David Hume believed that hate is an irreducible feeling that is not definable at all.
In psychology, Sigmund Freud defined hate as an ego state that wishes to destroy the source of its unhappiness. In a more contemporary definition, the Penguin Dictionary of Psychology defines hate as a "deep, enduring, intense emotion expressing animosity, anger, and hostility towards a person, group, or object." Because hatred is believed to be long-lasting, many psychologists consider it to be more of an attitude or disposition than a (temporary) emotional state (see rage).
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Sergey Bratkov: Heldenzeiten
Now through August 24
Viewers of this mid-career retrospective of Ukrainian-Russian photographer Sergey Bratkov can witness socialism veering precipitously into capitalism. In more than 130 images taken following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bratkov captures the everyday lives of people ranging from secretaries to street children, starting with a display of art-action documents from avant-garde '90s Ukrainian collective the Fast Reaction Group, a nod to the artist's early days. More recently, Bratkov's Kids series depicted children auditioning for advertising roles, posing like young Lolitas caught between two ages, much like post-Soviet society itself. For Army Girls, Bratkov introduced himself as a Playboy photographer and snapped female soldiers wearing full military gear in centerfold-ready poses. This ironic show title, Heldenzeiten (Glory Days), evokes the ideological clichés of heroic portraits, as exemplified in Bratkov's Steelworkers series. - Marlyne Sahakian
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
"Hmmmm ... It's Night. Now where'd I put my pants? (it's pronounced Pënz)"
[peering around in moving boxes...]
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
because I LOVE deviled eggs......oooh...why don't i have one of these fancy plates?!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
the HBMG Foundation: ArtSpark Festival 2008
Ugly Ways: Leaving the Narrow
Written by Bastion Carboni
August 1st and August 15th at 8pm
The Off Center, 2211 Hidalgo St., 476-7833
Tickets: $8 online and $10 at the door.
Visit Frontgate Tickets to purchase tickets in advance.
Do you ever equate theatre with a numb butt? You're sitting there watching someone else's dream unfold and you're not involved. You don't care. All you can think about is how long it's going to take to wake your butt up and find the nearest bar. Well, you're not alone. Poison Apple Initiative is here to provide an opportunity to become a part of their process. Join them August 1st at 8pm at The Off Center for the chance not only to enjoy, but also take part in the evolution of art. Impact local, home-grown theatre at the performance of Ugly Ways: Leaving the Narrow. Get involved!
Created in association with visual artist Senalka McDonald and musical artist Jonathon Myers.
This performance is a part of the ArtSpark Festival hosted by the HBMG Foundation. Tickets are $8 online at Frontgate Tickets and available for $10 at the door (The Off Center, 2211 Hidalgo St., 476-7833)
The Art Year: Pënz
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Every two weeks I go through an intense worry session of "What am I doing with my life?". Its annoying and silly, but its like clockwork....two good weeks pass, everythings fine, then suddenly my thoughts and emotions descend into "What am I doing with my life" bi-monthly worry session. Wah.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Night is on a hamster wheel.
This is how it feels.
She will be getting off soon.
A Conversation After Teeth
What do you think happened?
What makes you think something happened?
She has no teeth. Something must have happened.
What if she just doesn’t have teeth?
No one just doesn’t have teeth. Someone must have hit her.
Like, a husband, a boyfriend, a jealous girlfriend or something.
What if she knocked out her own teeth?
That’s ridiculous. No woman would not want her teeth.
What if this woman didn’t?
What if she needed to be free?
Needed to be free of what?
Of being a woman with teeth.
That doesn’t make sense.
Take Britney Spears for example…
That’s completely different. That was her hair.
She needed to be free.
No woman would not want her teeth.
It stands to reason…
Knocking out ones teeth is reasonable?
Maybe to her…
That’s insane, no woman would not want her teeth.
What if this woman didn’t? What if she wanted to be free?
What if she didn’t?