01 PM | 19 Oct

NY #book #auction 26 Oct 2016 for Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting [#geekgirl]

Louise Bourgeois: Ode to Forgetting

“I had a flashback of something that never existed.”

— Louise Bourgeois

Used and worn fabric, imbued with sweat and memories, often woven and washed by the hands of women, was an ideal means to marry the themes Louise Bourgeois explored throughout her artistic career: The body, memory, intimacy, fragility, femininity and the attendant emotions of family and childhood recall her own childhood spent among tapestries from her parents’ fabric restoration business. Impressive in its construction and quiet power, this particular work is an editioned handmade cloth book, Ode à l’oubli (Ode to Forgetting), published by Peter Blum Edition in 2004.

Directly based on the unique cloth book Ode â l’Oubli created in 2002 and from scraps of fabric Bourgeois had collected throughout her lifetime. The covers and 36 pages were created from monogrammed hand towels from her 1938 wedding to art historian Robert Goldwater (embroidered ‘LBG’), assembled with scraps cut, bound, quilted, layered and appliqued from old clothing like stockings scarves, nightgowns and dresses, household items and other fabric remnants. The compositions are abstract and rhythmic, in warm, blue and neutral tones, interspersed with patterned fabrics and text images, with layered sheer and opaque fabrics of varying delicacy, stitched together and bound, with the backsides of the pages openly revealing the labor and lacing of the threads on the opposite pages.

The editioned book of 25 recreates these details meticulously, using techniques such as lithography, dying, digital printing, sewing and embroidery. Replicating the patterns, stitching and even stains imbedded into the original fabrics. The binding is made with tie and buttonhole fastening which allows the individual pages to be unbound. The edition was skillfully and meticulously produced over two years by Judith Solodkin and her team at Solo Impression and Raylene Marasco from Dyenamix, a fabric company specializing in dying and printing samples for the fashion industry.

Auction estimate: 80 – 120k

Source> Phillips

04 PM | 10 Sep

J-Walt performs Spontaneous Fantasia at #Melbourne #Planetarium #3D #VR [#geekgirl]

Improvised Realities / Spontaneous Fantasia from J-Walt on Vimeo.

Spontaneous Fantasia is a live immersive reality musical experience. This astounding digital work is performed by pioneering multimedia artist J-Walt. He uses the latest in interactive computer graphics techniques to bring paintings to life.  J-Walt will create entire worlds in the 360 degree dome space of the Melbourne Planetarium.

J-Walt has performed Spontaneous Fantasia throughout the world including Canada, USA, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Argentina. This will be the very first time he has brought his show to Australia.

Melbourne Planetarium Oct 8, 2016

Visit the Spontaneous Fantasia website for more Australian tour info

Source: Facebook

02 PM | 05 Sep

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures @ACMI #Melbourne [#geekgirl]

OPENS 22 SEP, 2016

Having screened both at Sundance and the Berlin Film Festivals, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s (Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye) compelling and candid documentary examines the career of one of America’s greatest and most controversial photographers. Seen through the prism of the culture wars between America’s Christian right and the National Endowment of the Arts, what emerges is a balanced and powerful document on the power of artistic expression and the devastating legacy of HIV/AIDS.

Source: ACMI