IMPREINT is organising an artist collective (photography), deadline 5th of October, 1 photo each participant. Main event 15th of October in London.
If you find it interesting and would like to participate, just send IMPREINT the picture that you choose to represent you in the video collective (see link below) to firstname.lastname@example.org and also upload it using the facebook link in the comments, like the other participants.
La scultura che ho installato qui davanti, sopra il quadrato bianco, s’intitola “Buddha in contemplazione”. Non la vedete ma esiste; è fatta di aria e di spirito.
È un’opera che vi chiede di attivare il potere dell’immaginazione, un potere che ha chiunque, anche chi non crede di averlo.
Come la musica, il canto o la preghiera ci aiutano a vedere ciò che non vediamo, così anche solo un titolo è sufficiente per farci vedere e percepire un’esistenza.
Non importa che sia visibile o non visibile, questa forma generata col pensiero adesso è qui, sopra il quadrato bianco, 25 metri esatti davanti all’ingresso delle Gallerie d’Italia di Piazza della Scala a Milano.
Ormai esiste e resterà in questo spazio per sempre.
BUDDHA IN CONTEMPLATION
The sculpture I installed in front here, above the white square space, is titled “Buddha in contemplation”. You do not see it but it exists; it is made of air and spirit.
It is a work that asks you to activate the power of imagination, a power that anyone has, even those who don’t think they have it.
Just as music, songs or prayers help us to see what we do not see, so even a title feeling is enough to make us view and perceive an existence.
It doesn’t matter whether it is visible or not, this form generated by thought is here now, above the white square space, exactly 25 meters in front of the entrance to the Gallerie d’Italia di Piazza della Scala in Milano city, Italy,
Now it exists and will remain in this space forever.
Die Ostwand meines Ateliers lädt nicht nur zum Relaxen ein, sondern auch zum Schauen …
Sein kleines Glück kann man überall entdecken.
Wie schön, wenn man einen Platz hat, an dem man in immer wieder neue, spannende Abenteuer abtauchen kann und dabei ein kleines Stückchen Paradies findet, während sich die Welt draußen weiter dreht.
Author and artist EDWARD ST. JOHN GOREY (1925-2000) was a child prodigy, drawing pictures at the age of two, and teaching himself to read by the age of three. Excelling at school, he skipped some early years, arriving at Chicago’s legendary Francis Parker School in the ninth grade. He emerged there as an exceptional student, contributing to many school events, exhibiting in the annual art shows, appearing in school publications and even in Chicago newspapers. Approaching graduation, he had the highest regional scores on college boards and received scholarships to Harvard and other academic institutions. After graduation from Francis Parker, with pending draft notices at the age of 17, Gorey enrolled for some art courses at the Art Institute of Chicago before entering the U.S. Army. He served during World War II from 1943 until after the end of the war—primarily at the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah.
My friend, SXtheMadArtist has just released a new 4 track EP – Photograpsy It’s an excellent example of her signature sound. She is a very talented artist and musician. Check out her work at the links below and support her if you enjoy it as much as I do.
SX also hosts a weekly show “Electronic Soundscapes” on casafondaradio.com – Mondays at 20:00-22:00 gmt+3
Interactive documentary project Wander, Wonder, Wilderness explores the relationships between humans, community, and nature—and the ways that green spaces serve as an antidote to our de-natured lives. Participants are invited to visit Boston’s natural spaces, create content including text, images, and sound, and share it with future visitors via an interactive website and app. Project director and artist Paul Turano will kick off the project at the ICA with a documentary screening. For more details and how to participate,
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Both ICA presentations will include an overview of these interactive features and the project’s community engagement and educational initiatives, along with a Q+A with the audience. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to sign up to be the first users of the beta version of the mobile app!
Any excellent interview about the current state of Art. ( Is that what it is? ) And who might be behind it. Well worth a listen… LB
Gavan Kearney is a musician, artist and writer born in Cork, Ireland but relocated to London in the early 90’s where he formed and played in various bands as well as honing his abilities as a painter. After completing a degree in Fine Arts/Sonic Arts Gavan began a recording career under the moniker Sand Snowman and has to date released 9 albums. Gavan is currently involved in a musical project with long term musical/life partner Moonswift. We’ll discuss the marketing of corrosive counter-culture modern art and the attack on beauty. Gavan discusses the cult of personality around empty artists that have put focus on rot and death. Art is degenerating into nothing but sensationalism. The success of modern art is judged by how much attention it can get and consequently the more subversive, disgusting and pornographic it is, the more the attention it gets by the “critics” and media pundits. Shock factor is mistaken for greatness. Gavan asks what happened to art that conveys beauty, holds veneration for life and is inspirational. Kearney says that the Frankfurt School has been instrumental in turning art into crude smut and emptiness. In the second hour, we discuss the origin of modern art and the movement of symbolic art. We discuss the conspiratorial aspect of art, including how the totalitarian state has used it for propaganda. Also we talk about modern furniture, architecture, new art installations and bizarre statues and monuments. Later, we discuss violence and sexual perversion in TV and movies. We also go into how the “new hero” we are to identify with is the evil villain.
The human experience of nature through urban wilds is multifaceted, as it can involve not just our appreciation of plants, trees, animals, birds, and phenomena of light and weather, but the more personal interactions and internal ruminations that these environments inspire. These excursions into nature are also a journey through history, as the landscape contains the residue and evidence of previous eras. From geological origins, the first habitation by Native Americans and subsequent European settlement, to the dramatic physical alterations that occurred throughout the 19th century, and the rapid industrialization and high-rise urbanity of the 20th, the artifacts of all these eras are evident upon contemplative bipedal observation. Wander, Wonder, Wilderness will capture how a simple walk through an urban wild can provide an opportunity to engage with the philosophical, socio-cultural, and economic complexity of the ever-changing relationship of humans to the wilderness.
My own personal experience with these locations will be documented in a long form essay film, where I chronicle the insights these spaces have provoked. A companion interactive component of this transmedia project will allow viewer/participants to visit a wide range of these natural locations in the greater Boston area and be provided with an opportunity to both experience dynamic content and create their own – with text, sound, and image – utilizing their smartphone devices. These sites will form a GPS triggered network of locative interactive spaces where a compendium of realizations can be shared with subsequent participants. The project’s website will perform multiple functions: providing a map and guide for participation in the work, and an interactive component where users can view other participant’s contributions and create their own, forming a comprehensive repository of all the media inspired and generated by the work. This community of wanderers will share the wonder that wilderness can inspire, cultivating a broader appreciation for a sustainable relationship to the natural environment and celebrating its profound teachings.
Until we launch in the Summer of 2014, we’re sharing photos of our experiences in urban wilds. We encourage you to do the same! Tag your Instagram photos #wanderurbanwilds and join our collective gallery. The Team
At one time, the people of these united states lived at the behest of a monarch. Many might argue that we never left that construct or even worse, have allowed a pseudo monarchy to return. I might agree.
238 years later we remember those courageous men and women who fought and died for the freedom and independence we enjoy today but are in ever greater danger of losing.
Hopefully, we peoples of these united states will once again become as courageous in bringing these united states back to the fundamentals in was founded upon. lb
At about 5 a.m., 700 British troops, on a mission to capture Patriot leaders and seize a Patriot arsenal, march into Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen under Captain John Parker waiting for them on the town’s common green. British Major John Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moment’s hesitation the Americans began to drift off the green. Suddenly, the “shot heard around the world” was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud of musket smoke soon covered the green. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead or dying and 10 others were wounded. Only one British soldier was injured, but the American Revolution had begun.
By 1775, tensions between the American colonies and the British government approached the breaking point, especially in Massachusetts, where Patriot leaders formed a shadow revolutionary government and trained militias to prepare for armed conflict with the British troops occupying Boston. In the spring of 1775, General Thomas Gage, the British governor of Massachusetts, received instructions from England to seize all stores of weapons and gunpowder accessible to the American insurgents. On April 18, he ordered British troops to march against the Patriot arsenal at Concord and capture Patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock, known to be hiding at Lexington.
The Boston Patriots had been preparing for such a military action by the British for some time, and upon learning of the British plan, Patriots Paul Revere and William Dawes were ordered to set out to rouse the militiamen and warn Adams and Hancock. When the British troops arrived at Lexington, Adams, Hancock, and Revere had already fled to Philadelphia, and a group of militiamen were waiting. The Patriots were routed within minutes, but warfare had begun, leading to calls to arms across the Massachusetts countryside.
When the British troops reached Concord at about 7 a.m., they found themselves encircled by hundreds of armed Patriots. They managed to destroy the military supplies the Americans had collected but were soon advanced against by a gang of minutemen, who inflicted numerous casualties. Lieutenant Colonel Frances Smith, the overall commander of the British force, ordered his men to return to Boston without directly engaging the Americans. As the British retraced their 16-mile journey, their lines were constantly beset by Patriot marksmen firing at them Indian-style from behind trees, rocks, and stone walls. At Lexington, Captain Parker’s militia had its revenge, killing several British soldiers as the Red Coats hastily marched through his town. By the time the British finally reached the safety of Boston, nearly 300 British soldiers had been killed, wounded, or were missing in action. The Patriots suffered fewer than 100 casualties.
The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the American Revolution, a conflict that would escalate from a colonial uprising into a world war that, seven years later, would give birth to the independent United States of America. from History.com