12.12.2011

My Friends are Mine | 2011















Utilizza la Tua Illusione I | group show at bubblebyte.org


Utilizza La Tua Illusione I
03/12/11 - 29/12/11
Adam Cruces, Travéss Smalley, Samara Scott, Theodore Darst, Sylvain Sailly, Paul Flannery, Thomas Hobson, Anthony Antonellis. 

Private view
02/12/2011
7 pm - 11 pm GMT (2-6pm EST / 11am – 3pm PST) 


bubblebyte.org is pleased to present Utilizza La Tua Illusione I, a group exhibition by diverse International practitioners incorporating abstract imagery and optical illusion to deform reality and represent animated colorful distorted dimensions. 

The show is inspired by the epic 1993 Guns N’ Roses album, Use Your Illusion I, one of two albums released in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour, the last time that the band ever played together on stage, signalling a turning point in the band and their music.
Use Your Illusion I and its context are a point of departure to celebrate the work of different artists that take inspiration from the 90’s psychedelia and rave culture using abstraction and flashy colors to set parallel realities as an alternative to our current political and economical events. 

The work of Paul Flannery, Sylvain Sailly and Anthony Antonellis, present characters of immaterial geometry and illusion towards the compression and reversion of time and space into a fluid discourse to evade and experiment. Travéss Smalley and Tom Hobson play with our senses re-creating new dimensions in movement while withdrawing inspiration from 3D holograms first designs and multi- layered ways of seeing. Theodore Darst and Samara Scott works, inspired by glitch culture and washed out aesthetics, propose animated mental escapes while the surrealistic work of Adam Cruces is appropriating old narratives to reproduce them through new exits.

Utilizza La Tua Illusione I is constructed as an a-temporal journey with no beginning and no end into a world of bright pastel colors, psychedelia, motion, geometry, surrealism and alter-reality highlighting new forms in contemporary visual expression.
Let the work lead your imaginary and enjoy your evasion. 


Information: info@bubblebyte.org

11.09.2011

11.08.2011

Nicolas Sassoon | Tides at bubblebyte.org

Nicolas Sassoon
TIDES
05/11/11 - 03/11/11

                  
Private view
04/11/2011
7 pm - 11 pm BST (2-6pm EST / 11am – 3pm PDT)

                  
bubblebyte.org is pleased to present TIDES, a solo exhibition by visual artist and member of online art collective Computers Club, Nicolas Sassoon.

The work of Nicolas Sassoon revolves around the relations between computers, architectures, landscapes and domestic environments. Nicolas’ practice uses the Internet and its online essence for visual experimentation which often takes the form of optical animated gifs.
TIDES, the project conceived for his first solo show at bubblebyte.org, originates from a recent permanence of the artist in Biarritz, a charming city on the French Atlantic coast. The city and its surroundings, the sea and its movements constitute the point of departure for TIDES.
The project features 6 animations inspired from fading memories of the ocean surface and evolve itself through a repetitive aesthetic almost recalling the water pattern and its endless flow.
Every animation in the show is named after a state of the tide, when thin layers of water slowly expand and retreat over large areas of sand creating always new and unexpected forms.


Nicolas Sassoon
Born 1981 in Marseille, France.
Lives and works between Biarritz, France and Vancouver BC, Canada.
Nicolas Sassoon holds a Master’s Degree of Fine Arts/New Media from Ecole Européenne Supérieure de l’Image, Angoulême, France. His work has been exhibited in Europe and Internationally. Recent exhibitions include Is this thing on? Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA, Shine-a-light, Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA, Les Innomables Grotesques LMD Gallery, Paris, France, Notes on a New Nature, 319 Scholes, New York, USA, Wallpapers, 319 Scholes, New York, USA, 2011.

info@bubblebyte.org


10.10.2011

Oregon Painting Society | Angelo's Game

Oregon Painting Society | Angelo's Game at bubblebyte.org

Press Release
Oregon Painting Society
Angelo’s Game
04/10/11 - 01/11/11

Private view
03/10/2011
7 pm - 11 pm BST (2-6pm EST / 11am – 3pm PDT)

bubblebyte.org is pleased to present Angelo’s Game, a solo exhibition by Oregon Painting Society.

Oregon Painting Society is an art collective established in 2007 in Portland, Oregon. The group practice is various and multidisciplinary, focusing on the production of interactive audiovisual environments, recordings, and performances. OPS is compelled by The Mystery to forge possible doorways into impossible worlds. OPS uses transcendent creative collaboration as a method to create performances and different worlds as well as goal for every project.

OPS has spent 2011 crafting a series of installations and performances under the title Angelo's Game. Angelo’s Game is a world populated by beatniks and purple clowns summoning lake spirits at twilight. The fourth instalment proposed for bubblebyte.org will bring the Game into the netted-dimension, warping and spreading Angelo's residue into hyper-shape translations.

Set up as a labyrinth composed of sounds and images, one page leads to the other in a sort of extravagant auto-regenerating circle with no beginning and no end with infinite possibilities. Angelo’s Game has been exhibited widely and internationally transforming itself through time and space, becoming different acts and ideas while constantly generating new visual proposals and experiences.

With a theatrical approach and a visual aesthetic that masters the digital performative language with brilliant ability, OPS lead us to the discovery a new dimension of Angelo's game.

Oregon Painting Society,
est. 2007 Portland, OR, USA
Members: Birch Cooper, Matt Carlson, Barbara Kinzle, Brenna Murphy, Jason Traeger

OPS work as art collective since 2007 exhibiting their sound and visual environments in the U.S. and Internationally, recent solo shows include “Angelo’s Game”, Ditch Projects, Sprinfield, OR. “now you C me, now you don’t/ joker N the deck”, AB Gallery, PSU, Portland, OR, 2011 they also recently have been part of “No Soul For Sale”, Tate Modern, London, UK. 2010 “HexenHouse” and Portland 2010: Biennial of Contemporary Art, Disjecta, Portland, OR.

Information: info@bubblebyte.org

9.16.2011

I WISH I WAS A CIRCLE

I WISH I WAS A CIRCLE
curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini
16/17/18 September, 2011
The Alekano Club, Hoxton.


I WISH I WAS A CIRCLE starts from the collaboration between me, CIRCLE showroom & GOLDEN PEΔKS to produce a three day symposium that brings together fashion, moving image, design, art and music.

CIRCLE showroom will present the summer 2012 collections from five fashion designers: Ilaria Lepore, Sara Loi, Panopticum and Zehr, Noemi Klein. http://www.circleshowroom.blogspot.com/

Artists Informtaion

Video
BA Fine Art Goldsmiths College 2011.
Zehntner work spaces between video and installation using the relationship between art and science as a point of departure for the exploration of human and mechanical movement in time and space.
His work is distinguished by a minimal aesthetic and modernist aesthetics and compositions and which helps him to capture daily movements with a choreographic attitude.

Andrea Zucchini, BA Fine Art Goldsmiths
Andrea Zucchini's practice is about transformation and alchemy.
The elements he uses in the composition of his works explore the paradoxical relationship between creation and time, investigating the metaphysical and spiritual reality of our existence.
Withdrawing from science and psychology, Andrea tries to create the modern symbols that arise in depths of everyone’s inner process and path, expressing them through a variety of media and materials.

Deniz Unal
MFA Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
Through a myriad of embodiments, tranformations and reconfigurations of the body, language, objects and time, her work aims to discuss the politics of power, sensuality and existence in a great big jumble of what she likes to call art. She works predominatly with video, performance, photography and text.

Photography
Marlowe Tatiana Granados http://marlowetatianagranados.com
Marlowe Tatiana Granados is a Canadian, Londoner by adoption, photographer, dj and indipendent publisher. She works as brand advocater for the fashion brand RVCA and she the founder and director of the Zine Petite Anarchy. Her photography work, selected for Circle represent with a poetic aesthetic, personal inspirations, hidden corners and undiscovered places.

Teresa Patino Velazquez http://mutterharvest.blogspot.com
Teresa is a Spanish photographer, painter and embroidery specialist. Her creations vary from psychedelic representation to Aztec design and contribute to the construction of the fantastic world she surround herself with. For Circle she will present a selection of her painted analog photography work, surreal and fluid at the same time caractherised by vivid colour and kaleidoscopic representation.

Experimental Design
Mathias Hahn | Okaystudio: www.mathiashahn.com
Mathias is a product Designer graduated from Royal College of Art and one of the founders of OKAY Studio. Mathias works mainly in the field of product and forniture design and he is attracted by the material integrity and longevity of everyday objects - in opposition to fast, ephemeral product consumption. His recent work explores traditional technologies and materials, while introducing basic mechanical principles and applications.

Δ The exhibition will be scored live by Marcello Simone http://marcellosimeone.com/ who will be working with 'sound live experimentation'.

Δ Self-publishing:
Artists and self-publisher Tom Rees will have a selection of DIY zines: http://howlandgrowl.blogspot.com/

Kirsty Buchanan, guest editor of Issue3 of TOHAVEANDTOHOLD will be here to give a preview of the new issue: http://tohaveandtoholdhere.wordpress.com/

ΔΔ From 8PM bands and DJ's will play both nights:

Δ Friday night:
- NEO SOFT : http://soundcloud.com/neo-soft
- Xaviers: http://www.myspace.com/pykm
- Hobo Sonn
- Special guest TBA

Δ Saturday:
- Toutan Moon
- Killer Whale
- Black Market Karma: http://www.blackmarketkarma.com/

oh, and its free!

Take a look at the links below for more information ::

Δ || www.circleshowroom.blogspot.com
Δ || www.goldenpeaks.co.uk
Δ || www.attiliaff.com

Cristian Zuzunaga | Gravity | EB&Flow Gallery



Cristian Zuzunaga
Gravity
2.09 / 30.09 2011
EB&Flow Gallery,
77 Leonard Street, London EC2A

Cristian Zuzunaga’s first solo exhibition in London at EB&Flow is my last curatorial project. Zuzunaga’s practice is broad in scope and heembraces the role of an artist, photographer, printmaker and designer. Renowned as atextile and graphic designer, Zuzunaga is recognised for his brightly multi-coloured and distinctive pixelated textile prints.Alongside his success in the design world, Zuzunaga has been a practising artist throughouthis career.
His work includes photography, letterpress, video art and sculpture, comfortablybridging the line between art and design. The exhibition at EB&Flow will guide the viewer through the artist’s investigation of the city as a metaphor.  He examines architecture and the way global cities such as Barcelona, London, New York and Shanghai are constructed, inspiring and giving form to his versatile visual vocabulary.
Inspired by philosophy, architecture, anthropology and the psychology of C.G. Jung, Zuzunaga’s work explores notions of the self and identity, how these are defined and how they relate to the world. Combining analogue and digital technologies, Zuzunaga investigates the microscopic patterns created by the symbiotic relationships between humans and their environment. Under his design label Zuzunaga, focusing on interior design using printed textiles, the artist has collaborated with well-established companies such as Tate, Kvadrat, Wallpaper, Moroso, Belmacz, Ligne Roset and Nanimarquina.

Duncan Malashock, Catchments

Duncan Malashock
Catchments
04/09/11 - 02/10/11

Private view
03/09/2011
7 pm - 11 pm BST (2-6pm EST / 11am – 3pm PDT)

bubblebyte.org is pleased to present Catchments, a solo exhibition by visual artist Duncan Malashock.

Duncan Malashock uses the Internet as a point of departure for his analysis about reality.
Through visual experimentation his work talks about how we relate with the web intended as a world of exchange where concept and ideas take form and flow. His concepts, mostly expressed through the conceptual titles of his works, develop in different ways from writing to music production to web-based images of any genre.

For the show Catchments, Duncan decided to reflect about the creational process and the various stages intended as unpredicted visual outputs. The intention is to highlight and represent what is left normally hidden, the work in progress behind the scenes and consider it as a mutated work itself.

w: http//bubblebyte.org
e: info@bubblebyte.org

8.01.2011

Il Labirinto di Cristallo | Summer Group Show


Il Labirinto di Cristallo 
26/07/11 - 02/09/11 
Nicolas Sassoon, Alexandra Gorczynski, Lewis Teague Wright, Sabrina Ratté, Constant Dullaart, Hayley Silverman, Sam Sanford, John Michael Boling & Javier Morales, Maya Stocks & Kathryn Ferguson, Claire L. Evans, Jaime Martinez, Ben Aqua, Anatoliy Demidov, Parker Ito, Damon Zucconi, Emilio Gomariz, John Lawrence, Alistair Owen, Tim Steer.

Private view 

25/07/ 2011 7 pm - 11 pm BST (2-6pm EST / 11am – 3pm PDT)

bubblebyte.org
is pleased to present Il Labirinto di Cristallo, a group exhibition by diverse International practitioners working around the themes of Oceano, Futuro, Industriale and Azteca.
The show, inspired by the early 1990s British TV program “The Crystal Maze”, is conceived as a journey set around different areas, visions and artistic approaches, stressing and stretching visual possibilities in a playful and kaleidoscope mode that flirts with space and time displacement.
Oceano will show works related to water, how we represent it and what it symbolises for us. The animated works of Nicolas Sasson and Constant Dullaart are presented together with the frolicsome and surreal videos of Alexandra Gorczynski, Hayley Silverman and Sabina Ratté, and the web-based installation by Lewis Teague Wright. The visions proposed by the artists are both literal and distorted, engaging with the concept of water in a wide sense. Through the use of animation and moving image as tools of connection between nature and the digital lens, the element of water is presented as a dynamic entity.
Futuro is conceived as a time journey in a surreal era. The sensual images of Maya Stocks and Kathryn Ferguson and the hypnotic time-traveling of Claire L. Evans contribute to fill our imaginative world with geometric possibilities and sci-fi visions. The sarcastic eye of John Michael Boiling and Javier Morales and the space 3D images of Sam Sanford complete the journey and give us different points of connection with it.
Industriale leads us to industrial scenarios made from modular repetition and production rhythms. Emilio Gomariz’s animated geometric figure and John Lawrence’s colourful compositions recall automated patterns and urban constructions while the work of Alistair Owen and Tim Steer present an escape, a sort of visual contradiction against iteration and mass-production.
Azteca represents our connection with lost nature and our primordial feelings. The distorted landscape of Damon Zucconi together with the mutable pictures of Jaime Martinez have the potential of psychedelic “paradise lost” feelings in forgotten places far away from civilisation. The geometric games of Ben Aqua and Anatoliy Demidov remind us of folk aesthetics opposed to Parker Ito’s primitive paintings and female beauty in the digital era.
The diversity of vision and artistic approach allows discovery and experimentation, constantly crossing the line between imagination and reality, virtual and factual, abstract and actual, leading visitors throughout a multilayered and unexpected random wandering.

Information: info@bubblebyte.org

6.27.2011

Collaboration with DUDE magazine | Italy


Dude si merita un pò di arte. Tutti si meritano un pò di arte.
Fa bene, meglio delle mele, simile al rock and roll riesce a stimolare il nostro cervello facendo ballare  e divertire i nostri neuroni, creando collegamenti, dubbi ed a volte illuminazioni.
Le nostre, mie, scelte, saranno globali, tenteranno di interessare e intrattanere chi capita tra le nostre pagine. Spazieranno da New York a Dubai, da Tokio a Londra, Milano o Parigi, proveranno ad essere
volatili e intelligenti così come è l’arte oggi, globale, ibrida e sfuggevole.
Ogni numero avrà review ed interviste, porrà domande e interrogherà personaggi vari ed eventuali del mondo dell’arte. In ogni edizione un nuovo artista verrà sfidato a lavorare con 4 pagine stampate come unico mezzo di espressione. Nessuno crede che risponderemo mai alle domande, nè che ci avvicineremo neanche lontanemente alla cosidetta verità ma almeno proveremo a dare un punto di vista diverso composto da una moltitudine di formati ed elementi.
Come un viaggio composto da varie destinazioni il focus non sarà nella meta ma nel tragitto percorso.
Per il nostro primo numero abbiamo deciso di chiederci che cos’è L’ARTE nel 2010?
Buona Lettura.
www.dudemag.it

Dance Serpentine


and pastel colors.

6.13.2011

Sara Ludy | Walkthroughs



Sara Ludy
Walkthroughs
07/06/11 - 05/07/11

Private view
06/06/2011
7 pm - 11 pm BST (2-6pm EST / 11am – 3pm PDT)

bubblebyte.org is pleased to present Walkthroughs, a solo exhibition by visual artist and musician Sara Ludy. With irony and a visual aesthetic that masters the digital language with brilliant ability, Sara Ludy’s practice flirts with the everyday. For Walkthroughs, Sara decided to work with the concept of the domestic space, both as a place of definition of identity and representation.

Sara Ludy b. 1980 - Santa Ana, CA.
Sara Ludy holds a BFA in New Media at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Her work has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and Internationally, recent exhibitions include Action! International Film Club - Dazed Live Festival, London and a Video Screening/Group Show and The Armory Show via Rhizome, New York, both in 2011. She is member of Tremblexy, an experimental audio/video collaborative with Austin Meredith that creates immersive sensory experiences through the use of sound collage, electronic manipulation, repetition, and projections.

5.23.2011

VENICE BIENNIAL | PADIGLIONE INTERNET | BYOB VENEZIA

byob venezia
Animated Gif by Travess Smalley
Padiglione Internet presents: BYOB Venezia

Island Of San Servolo, Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Venezia,
Thursday June 2nd 2011, 7pm -12am
How to get there (pdf)

Curators
Margherita Balzerani, Gloria Maria Cappelletti, Caroline Corbetta, Silvia Ferri De Lazara, Marina Fokidis, Elena Giulia Rossi, Valentina Tanni, Mara Sartore, Yvonne Force Villareal, Doreen Reemen, Jan Aman, Manuel Frara, David Quiles Guilló, Miltos Manetas, Lev Manovich, Angelo Plessas, Rafaël Rozendaal, Domenico Quaranta, Francesco Urbano and Francesco Ragazzi.

Artists
Agnes Bolt, Alterazioni Video, Andreas Angelidakis, Angelo Plessas, Anna Franceschini, Billy Rennekamp, Britta Thie, Claudia Rossini, Cristian Bugatti, Eilis McDonald, Elisa Giardina Papa, Giallo Concialdi, Hayley Silverman, Interno3, Iocose, Jaime Martinez, Jeremy Bailey, KUNSTKAMMER, Les liens invisibles, LG Williams/Estate Of LG Williams, Luca Bolognesi, LuckyPDF, Marc Kremers, Marco Cadioli, Marisa Olson, Marlous Borm, Martin Cole, Matteo Erenbourg , Mike Ruiz, Miltos Manetas, Nazareno Crea, Nikola Tosic, Parker Ito, Pegy Zali, Petros Moris, Priscilla Tea, Rafaël Rozendaal, Rene Abythe, Riley Harmon, Sarah Ciraci, Sarah Hartnett, Theodoros Giannakis, UBERMORGEN.COM, Valery Grancer, Wojciech Kosma, Yuri Pattison, Constant Dullaart, Daniel Swan, Duncan Malashock, Jodi, Panos Tsagaris, Travess Smalley.

5.09.2011

The System of Objects

My dissertation on photography, somewhere in Tel Aviv.






Pascual Sisto | Every Now and Then

 

Every Now and Then
03/05/11 - 29/05/11


Private view
02/05/2011
7 pm - 11 pm BST (2-6pm EST / 11am – 3pm PDT)
bubblebyte.org is pleased to present Every Now and Then, a solo exhibition by LA based artist Pascual Sisto.

Pascual Sisto's practice is a balance between what is hidden and what is revealed.
Through a constant research of synchrony and symmetry, he creates clean and detailed settings that amaze spectators with a tight, rhythmic narrative. The video works are permeated by irony and a pictorial aesthetic. Elements of urban landscape and nature are mixed up in a highly visual synthesis just perceivable after a long accurate analysis of the composition.

Pascual Sisto b.1975, Barcelona, Spain.

4.26.2011

PODCAST at Nrmal.net

After my participation as Guest Curator at Festival Nrmal, with the exhibition MY FRIENDS SPEAK HTML, the guys at Nrmal ask me to compose a Podcast.
Here it is, Enjoy.


http://nrmal.net/podcast/
INFOBOOM Tracklist
Nissenmondai – Destination Tokyo / Jonathan Richman – Egyptian Reggae / Electrelane – On Parade / Moon Duo – Ez Street Ext / Cave – Machines and Muscles / Higamos Hogamos – Moto Neurono / Wooden Shijps – We Ask You To Ride / Neu! – E-Musik / Holy Fuck – P.I.G.S / Factory Floor - Lying / Moon Duo – Killing Time / Ariel Pink – Beverly Kills / Koudlam – See You All / Whirpool Production – From Disco To Disco / Higamos Hogamos – Major Blitzkrieg (22inch Wife Remix) / Gold Panda - Parents

4.04.2011

Laurel Schwulst | Proposals for Future Parks

Laurel Schwulst
Proposals for Future Parks
31/03/11 - 28/04/11


Private view:
http://bubblebyte.org
30/03/2011
7 pm - 11 pm GMT (2-6pm EST / 11am – 3pm PDT)

bubblebyte.org is pleased to present Proposals for Future parks, a solo exhibition by artist Laurel Schwulst.

Laurel Schwulst’s practice concentrates on the concepts of participation, technology and nature; creating and destroying links between them while playing with visual and digital themes. Each work exhibited is a different scenario, inviting the visitor to experience nature as intended in a highly technological reality.

Private view attendees will receive a limited edition artwork exclusively created by the artist.

Laurel Schwulst b.1988, Geneva, Illinois, USA.

3.14.2011

LILLIAN SCHWARTZ

The mother of 20th century computer-developed art.
I extremely admire her work.

LILLIAN SCHWARTZ | Pixillation 1970

 LILLIAN SCHWARTZ | UFO's 1971

3.07.2011

EB&FLOW opening exhibition SINCE TOMORROW

CURATOR CURATOR CURATOR!
31st March 2011, 77 Leonard St.

Catalogue Introduction

THE DYNAMICS OF SPACE
Attilia Fattori Franchini

“But space – does it remain the same? Is space itself not that space which received its first determination from Galileo and Newton? Space – is it that homogenous expanse, not distinguished at any of its possible places, equivalent toward each direction, but not perceptible with the sense?
Space – is it that which, since that time (Newton), challenges modern man increasingly and ever more obstinately to its utter control?”
Martin Heidegger, Art and Space, 1969

The present epoch will perhaps be above all, the epoch of space, states Foucault in the famous text Of Other Spaces. He calls the twentieth century “the epoch of simultaneity; of juxtaposition; the epoch of near and far; of the side by side; of the dispersed”.

Space has acquired in the last decades an increasing importance in contemporary art practices and discourses. Science and philosophy intervene in shaping and interpreting this concept, while Architectural critic becomes Architect-cultural, playing a major role in artistic reflections. Now, we will not pretend to overview all the possible intersections between space and philosophy neither try to define it from a scientific point of view.
What we attempt here is to quote a few ideas that will help us to understand better in which light the artists and the works presented in SINCE TOMORROW have to be approached.

Space - as intended by Heidegger in one of his later writings, Building, Dwelling, Thinking - “it is not determined by the characteristics of the place itself but from the features of its boundaries”.
“Accordingly, spaces receive their being from locations and not from “space” he writes. [..] The spaces through which we go daily are provided for by locations; their nature is grounded in things of the type of buildings. If we pay heed to these relations between location and spaces, between spaces and space, we get a due to help us in thinking of the relation of man and space.”
We are, therefore, tempted to analyse the subject of these boundaries as decisive factor in determining the qualities of space, which are capable to give to space a different meaning and connotation.

Nevertheless, there is more, as we discover from Bachelard’s Poetics of Space, it is not we and our presence or absence or proximity that influence the form of space. Instead, there is a mutual influence in between elements, so space influences us as much as we do.
Moreover, as Foucault reminds us, space is not even a void, present in between beings, but is “a set of relations that delineates sites which are irreducible to one another and absolutely not superimposable one other”. Space intended as a set of relations, is a flux in constant movement, not a fixed concept but an entity able to change its form and matter within history.
This admission - not a new discovery but a new acceptance - raises some questions such as: What is the space we are living at the moment and how we represent it?
What is the ultimate meaning of a special representation?

The answer is not easy and can never be exhaustive but as an object of the analysis which propose itself as fluid and undefined. What is interesting are the multiple natures of these answers, the kaleidoscope of relationships that shape the concept of a dynamic space and contribute also to form the main ideas behind SINCE TOMORROW.
The majority of the artists exhibited interpret this idea of space through various practices and approaches. The title of the exhibition urges on us to look at our nearest future and take it as a point of departure. The artists selected are young and burgeoning, their action in the present leads to the future while connecting to the past, mixing, juxtaposing and reverting, recreating new relationship while rediscovering the old ones.

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The classical dichotomy between urban space and natural space, how we relate to it and how it contributes to the construction of our identities are at the centre of the analysis and allow us to deepen the comprehension of this wide set of relationship, how this has been evolving and developing right now.
The photographic work of South African artist, Dylan Culhane characterised by double exposure unusual overlapping, establish unexpected connections about how to understand nature in the digital.
Zuzunaga’s micro and macro colorful approach enlarge our perceptions and invite us to reflect about our digital culture; how the increasing scope of our urban landscape and daily activity has changed our aesthetics and representational codes.
The architectural sculptures of Neil Ayling de-construct buildings and facades in fragments to recreate fictional new three-dimensional compositions which permit new links between reality and urban imaginary.
The painting of Ross M. Brown and Nick Macleod are inspired by decadent locations. Mcleod is inspired by found images of abandoned places and crime scenes while Brown concentrates on wasteland and the influence of time on it. Tension is at the centre of their representation and it is expressed through changes or distortion of the original image.
Susan Corke and Katie Surridge’s work adds natural and imaginary elements to our cities, revealing dream-like escapes towards parallel realities; through their different approach they are able to create a conceptual bridge between nature and the contemporary city landscape.
The detailed etchings of Gemma Anderson are concentrated on the self and are set in a pre-historic forgotten world inhabited by ancient animals and plants.
The expressive landscapes of Briony Anderson emerge us in a romantic natural force where the man is a mere spectator. Anderson’s paintings are an investigation of landscape in which the final output is an expressive image completely detached from its source while at the same time presenting small details that reveal themselves upon looking.
Shannah Bupp’s painterly research on people becomes an exploration of physical structures and psychological status always represented as androgynous and fragile in response of the external inputs of global societies.
Alessandro Librio’s mystical and musical performances using architecture as point of departure to enlarge and transmit sound, complete and contain the intrinsic idea presented in SINCE TOMORROW.
His work has the power of reminding us of the importance of looking at things from a different point of view. Using the the rhythm of these dynamics through his practice offers a functionality to the “void”, materializing it while the extremes of the man-urban relationship and natural space become a defined entity.
References:
Heidegger, Martin, "Art and Space." Charles E. Seibert, trans. Man and World vol. 6, no. 1 (1973), pp. 3-8.,
Foucault, Michel, “Des Espace Autres”, published originally in Architecture-Mouvement-Continuitè, October 1984, but was the basis of a lecture given by Michel Foucault in March 1967.
Heidegger, Martin, “Building, Dwelling, Thinking”, Poetry, Language, Thought. Translated by Albert Hofstadter, New York, Harper & Row, 1971.
Bachelard, Gaston, “La Poètique de l’Espace”, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1958; english translation JOLAC, Maria. The Poetics of Space. Boston: Beacon Press,  1969.

rabbits are evil

ROB CHAVASSE | SANDALS


Rob Chavasse
Sandals
28/02/11 - 29/03/11
PV: 27/02/2011 7-11pm GMT

bubblebyte.org is pleased to present Sandals, an online solo exhibition by artist Rob Chavasse. Chavasse’s practice explores through a multitude of media our physical and conceptual relationship with space in a romantic form. Charmed by the notion of the gallery as culturally and historically intended space, Chavasse’s work uses the exhibition locus as canvas and point of departure for his interventions. Through a multimedia approach and a minimalist sensibility his work has the power of reversion and clear analysis, pushing the spectator to reflect about limits and challenges of our perceptions.

Rob Chavasse b. 1984, Shoreham-by-Sea, UK
Currently living and working in London, UK

Intros and Outros
2011
multi-track MP3

For more info:
http://bubblebyte.org

3.03.2011

THE POWER OF TEN


A film dealing with the relative size of things in the Universe.

James Nizan | Anteroom Series

The Anteroom Series by James Nizam is a beautiful and mindbending series of photographs. The Vancuver-based artist turned soon to be demolished homes into room size camera obscuras.
I find it absolutely gorgeous.





2.26.2011

CONTEMPORARY DETOURNEMENT

What Asger Jorn and the SI initiated at the beginning of the sixties is one of the most used technique in contemporary practices.
Introduction to the exhibition "Detourned Paintings", Galerie Rive Gauche, Paris, 1959.

Intended for general public. Reads effortlessly.
Be modern,
collectors, museums.
If you have old paintings,
do not despair.
Retain your memories
but detourn them
so that they corespond with your era.
Why reject the old
if one can modernize it
with a few strokes of the bruch?
This casts a bit of contemporaneity
on your old culture.
Be up to date,
and distinguished
at the same time.
Painting is over.
You might as well finish it off.
Detourn.
Long live painting.

RAFAEL ROZENDAAL 
Electric boogie woogie
http://www.electricboogiewoogie.com


An interpretation of Piet Mondrian's Broadway Boogie-Woogie, 1942-43.
Oil on canvas, 50 x 50"(127x127 cm)

2.22.2011

Guest CURATOR at FESTIVAL NRMAL 2011

INFO-BOMB is the tiitle of the art exhibition presented at Festival Nrmal 2011 in which 7 curators from Mexico, Uk, Guatemala and Spain will participate.

INFO-BOMB celebrates the informatics saturation post-internet and its impact on the art world; it is an explosion which manifest itself in a physical space inside the Festival in which 7 curators will bombard the space with a multidisciplinary selection of young Mexican and International artists' practices.
INFO-BOMB will include works of net art, posters, animation, youtube, found art, sound,  odd things, installations, fragments, torrents, glitches, memos, gifs and every other manifestation that the invited curators will select as art.


CURATORS:
Rubén Gutiérrez (Monterrey, México)
Barriobajero (Madrid, España)
PRETEEN (Hermosillo, México)
Franklin Collao (Tijuana, México)
Proyectos Ultra Violeta (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Attilia Fattori Franchini (Londres, UK)
Nrmal (Monterrey, México)

2.06.2011

Nicolas Provost - Long Live the New Flesh


Nicolas Provost exhibition has just terminated at Hanch of Venison, London.
His work is a mixture of visual glitches and powerful aesthetics.
Love it!

101 ART IDEAS | Rob Pruitt

Rob Pruitt is a New York based artist working with multiple media and techniques.
"Pruitt acts as a conduit, shuffling images from mass culture to high art production. He also subscribes to the empowering and inventive ‘do-it-yourself’ attitude of visual design and art making" writes  Michelle Grabner in an article appeared in Frieze in 2001.

I find this work brilliant and astonishingly contemporary, showing how popular culture is becoming a way of talking and reflecting about who we are and how we approach our reality.
The mix of real and imaginary let the viewer be active part of the artwork which becomes alive and induce to dream and believe in the possibility of our personal conduct.

1. Tell the truth.
2. Tell a lie.
3. Change your name. 
4. Make someone happy!
5. Make someone cry.
6. Fake laugh.
7. Fake an orgasm.
8. Fake your death. 
9. Get plastic surgery.
10. Put make-up on body parts. Ear shadow, belly blush.
11. Put make-up on your face.
12. Make a painting with make-up.
13. Stay in bed.
14. Draw on your bedsheets.
15. Make a baby.
16. Kill yourself.
17. Sell a collector a key to your house.
18. Customize your refrigerator with paint, decals and locate in a place other than your kitchen.
19. Customize storage boxes and display as sculpture.
20. Make a painting on a lampshade.
21. Vandalise your home with spray paint.
22. Graffiti your bathroom.
23. Use a magazine as a sketch book.
24. Spread rumors.
25. Draw something small, scan it, print it out big.
26. Turn your TV upside down.
27. Turn your TV on its side to watch while lying on your side.
28. Watch your TV without sound or listen to TV with the screen covered.
29. Watch a DVD in fast motion, slow motion or reverse.
30. Make a drawing by pressing pause and tracing the image off the TV screen.
31. Spend the day in a costume.
32. Sit on the toilet backwards.
33. Make a sound composition when you pee by alternating the flow between the porcelain and the water.
34. Do an interpretative to environmental sound. Baby crying, vaporetti, pigeon cooing.
35. Wear diapers.
36. Sprinkle glitter.
37. Take drugs.
38. Shoplift.
39. Sneak your own merchandise into stores.
40. Collect stuff.
41. Curate a Netflix or YouTube festival.
42. Make a mix tape.
43. Take audio snapshots with a digital recorder.
44. Arrange flowers in unexpected combinations. Baby's breath & spring onions; buds, blooms and withered blossoms.
45. Make a monochrome meal.
46. Dress in monochrome.
47. Live in a monochrome house.
48. Be a photographer without a camera. Download images from the internet.
49. Buy something expensive and put it on a pedestal. Return it for your money back. Repeat.
50. Make mud. 2 parts dirt, 1 part water. Use as paint or clay.
51. Make a leaf out of paper and tape it to a tree.
52. Make a tree and add it to a forest.
53. Pour a glass of water to look at.
54. Draw yourself into your favorite comic strip.
55. Put everything inside outside.
56. Bring everything outside inside.
57. Fill a desk drawer with gravel and make a secret Zen garden.
58. Make a drawing by holding a marker in a place other than your hand, wherever you can. Toes, mouth, underarm, butt cheeks.
59. Make a drawing by highlighting as you read.
60. Translate from one language to another.
61. Frame a picture with a feather boa.
62. Hang a painting crooked, sideways, or face to the wall.
63. Go on an urban animal safari. Pigeons, rats, squirrels, cockroaches.
64. Paparazzi your pet.
65. Interior decorate your pet's habitat.
66. Make a valuable sculpture by adding a diamond.
67. Put things on pedestals.
68. Take things off pedestals.
69. 2 identical things side by side.
70. 10 identical things in a row.
71. Something cut in half.
72. Put googly eyes on things.
73. Draw faces on styrofoam wig heads, lightbulbs and eggs.
74. Point a treadmill at a painting.
75. Name all of the bricks that make up a wall.
76. Make up drag queen names. Amber Alert, Whitney Biennal.
77. Make up band names.
78. Name your plants.
79. Name household pests. Bugs, mice.
80. Invent a new color and name it. Francois Pinot.
81. Take things apart.
82. Put things back together.
83. Toss loose change into a pile on the floor.
84. Make an aluminum foil death mask.
85. An electric fan wearing a t-shirt becomes an easy figurative sculpture.
86. Make a portrait of someone by printing their phone number poster size.
87. Make a portrait/self-portrait by captioning a mirror.
88. Frame your credit card statement. i.e., the month of your trip to Paris.
89. Stalk someone.
90. Collect autographs. One per canvas or page. Think of as portraits.
91. Make a photo album of all your worldly possessions.
92. Record yourself talking for fifteen minutes, let your consciousness stream.
93. Save and transcribe your voicemail. Publish your emails.
94. Make a collage on an unopened wine bottle for the year of its vintage.
95. Don't clean your house and call it scatter art.
96. Make a scent installation. A pine branch in a mircowave, pour a glass of cologne, fart.
97. Write captions on the glass for the view outside your window.
98. Write lyrics to a classical music composition.
100. Title untitled paintings.
101. Title your life.