10 AM | 22 Aug

How Do You Judge A Book #zombieboy [#geekgirl]

Zombie Boy (a.k.a. “Rico the Zombie” and born Rick Stephan Genest) will challenge your sensibilities about what you believe to be beautiful. At his core he is a chiaroscuro of both light and dark—part gentle warrior, part anti-establishment artful dodger, and he has serendipitously become the ‘it’ muse for anyone who believes in a brave new world without judgment. His tattoos have equally intrigued and inspired a cult following and he has a growing following of millions of fans worldwide. He has sparked a revolution with fans who see beyond the visceral and want to know everything they can about the mysterious icon, model, muse, stage performer, singer and songwriter known as ‘Zombie Boy.’

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05 PM | 25 Jul

Piccinini’s human #sculpture Graham heads Vic road safety #campaign [#geekgirl]

Graham-TAC-Campaign

Victoria’s latest road safety campaign has a new face and it is sure to be one most people will not forget in a hurry.

An unusual human sculpture, named Graham, has been created by renowned Melbourne artist Patricia Piccinini in collaboration with a leading trauma surgeon and crash investigation expert.

Humans would have to look something like Graham in order to survive a crash, according to the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

Graham has a large thick skull, is lacking a neck, and has sacks of air on his chest to act like car airbags.

Piccinini used silicone, fibreglass, resin and human hair to make him.

“I really listened and internalised the science of it and then I approached it in a creative way, on an emotional level,” she said.

“The eyes are where the work is, it’s where the viewer can really connect with him and empathise.”

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The TAC said the campaign was different from its usual campaigns and was designed to highlight human vulnerability on the road.

“Our vulnerabilities are at the heart of everything that we do in road safety – how do we protect ourselves on our roads,” TAC chief executive officer Joe Calafiore said.

Source: ABC

05 PM | 25 Jul

And the earth sighed a #video #installation by Starrs and Cmielewski [#geekgirl]

and the earth sighed: starrs & cmielewski from Josephine Starrs on Vimeo.

And the earth sighed was an immersive audiovisual installation that re-imagines the relationship between nature and culture, Starrs and Cmielewski configure the land itself as active, not neutral, and able to speak about our human impacts upon it.

Using imagery captured by drones, detailed aerial views of Australian landscapes and waterways are dynamically manipulated in ways that reveal their underlying fragility; while Alex Davies’ surround-soundscape invites contemplation of the impact of climate change on natural ecologies. Documentation of ‘and the earth sighed’ which was a video installation shown at Arts House Melbourne 2016

Created by Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski. Audio: Alex Davies Documentation: Takeshi Kondo

Source: Facebook

07 PM | 10 Jul

Rockaway outdoor #art #exhibit by Katharina Grosse, #NewYork [#geekgirl]

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MoMA PS1 presents Rockaway!, a special outdoor exhibit by artist Katharina Grosse, acclaimed for exploring the medium of painting in regards to its locations, conditions and possibilities. Through this temporary public art installation, Grosse turns Ft. Tilden’s decaying aquatics building into a sublimely exhilarating exterior painting with her unique spray painting technique.

In her practice, Grosse seeks to extend the scope of her paintings beyond the traditional borders of a canvas. She uses a technique in which brightly colored paint is sprayed directly onto site-specific structures. In doing so, she incorporates both the architectural features of the space, and materials located in its immediate vicinity, such as sand, trees, sea grass and pavement. These sprawling and sculptural landscapes evoke the physicality of action painting and earthworks through their gestures and monumentality.

Grosse’s work seamlessly combines the subtle nuances of light and shadow, characteristic of traditional landscape painting, with the weight and spectacle of large scale sculpture. In this exhibition, Grosse’s singular approach highlights the possibilities of painting as a medium, and encapsulates the stark beauty of the natural and manmade structures in which this installation is contextualized.

Rockaway! is organized in collaboration with the Rockaway Artists Alliance,Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, Central Park Conservancy, NYC Parks & Recreation and Rockaway Beach Surf Club.

On view July 3–November 30, 2016

Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, New York

Source: MoMAPS1