Check out these paintings of meat by Victoria Reynolds.
The images are far too big to fit nicely here, so go check out the work of Kazuki Takamatsu here.
Richard Long sculpts time itself by walking through nature. Simple activity in nature as minimalist art, the aesthetics of intention. This makes me wonder whether we could consider all activity as some form of art, the art of geology, the art of living, the art of…
Besides the art of walking, he also creates simple sculptures along his journeys using natural materials to give identity to place, like the ruins of a lost civilization.
Simply amazing 3D projection by Urbanscreen.
Courtesy of Pruned
I have so much I want to say about this “urban graffiti of absence,” but am going to hold off for now until I’ve gathered my thoughts.
(Check out the Flickr Group, The Unconscious Art Of Demolition for more of this.)
I also want to take the time to collect some things that will, eventually, make their way into The Bones of Ghosts, whatever that ends up being. Consider this “Notes Towards Furthering ‘The Bones of Ghosts.’”
One thing that needs to be included in such an architecture of absence is “Reverse Graffiti,” like this:
Also included would be the work of Daniel Libeskind and other contemporary architects for whom the whole is found in the absence of parts, that is, where perfection is found in fragments. An example of this in fiction can be seen in the Second Death Star in Return of the Jedi, which, though seemingly incomplete and imperfect, is actually much greater in power than the original.
There are so many things I love about Chamarelli’s work, the first being the level of detail. These paintings are almost Baroque (as in sculpture or architecture) in that it is the sheer amount of little details that make the piece what it is; they border on excessive (there is just too much going on!) but that’s what makes them so great is the insanity of the details. It’s like each piece, which seems to be a portrait of a god-like figure, is an entire world unto itself with mechanics and work going on at every level. That’s actually one of the things I remember vividly of my first reading of Kant’s First Critique: the sheer level of detail which becomes almost nauseating in it’s extreme nature. When I brought it up with my prof, he made the comparison to Baroque sculpture. Ever since, I feel like I’ve been able to at least appreciate it more.
Beautiful works of art from Herakut. One of the things I haven’t written about on here is my love for graffiti. I think it has the power to be absolutely amazing art. My final project for my philosophy of space/architecture class in undergrad was a proposal for a vacant lot, and my proposal ended up being a graffiti park called “Open Space;” which was inspired largely by Baudrillard’s writings on the subject. Along with architecture more generally, I’d like to try to incorporate more art into this blog along with the usual philosophical writings.
Posts are going to be light for the next while, maybe a couple of weeks, as I finish up the semester. I have a lot of writing to do by the 22nd or so. I’m planning on writing an entry on Badiou in the next little while (one of the pieces I’m working on is on Badiou and politics), and as soon as the semester is done, I’ll probably have the next Bones of Ghosts piece written. Expect something on my thesis in the near future as well; my proposal should be approved soon and then I’ll feel comfortable talking about it in more detail.