i haven’t been working on much art of my own lately, but i’ve been interning at a wonderful private school in california full of brilliant and creative students and collaborators. here’s a link to their blog!
“faun” by sidi larbi cherkaoui (after vaslav nijinsky’s “afternoon of the faun”). i’ve started to do research for my dance piece that is in the works. i LOVE the way the male dancer moves (attention to nuance) and the two of them move beautifully together.
this really has nothing to do with my art, but i’ve been reading web comics lately. my new flat mate, austin, introduced me to hipster hitler, a comic that satirizes both hipster culture and the exploits of the Third Reich
some images from a collaborative project i did with martin melto. we both made separate projects based on the same city from italo calvino’s invisible cities. we then meshed our ideas together to form a completely new project. we decided we wanted the monsters from the story to extend beyond the city in the book and infiltrate a real city (st.louis). the sticker backgrounds are the same ones in the artist’s book i made, the transferring process is the same one i used to create the book, the figures come from melto, and the text comes from calvino.
each person in my conceptual methods in drawing class was paired up with a writer in a fiction writing class to form a virtual collaborative sketch book of sorts. ex. my writer would post a small blip on twitter, and then i would respond in a drawing and post it on twitter, then they would respond to my drawing, etc. since i haven’t been able to do much guerrilla art this semester, i decided to make one of my drawings into a sticker and put it inside the mailbox i pass everyday. the other photo is a response created by splatter painting with glow sticks in my bathtub…not very artful, but it was a lot of fun.
thank you tina and nicole for letting me take some photos this past weekend. didn’t get a whole lot of great shots, but i have a better idea of where i’m going in my work. for the rest of you, this is the beginning of a project about self possession, (surrounding oneself with oneself as a form of identity reassurance in the form of objects), collecting of personal histories, and the importance of the seemingly arbitrary. i have a few other pieces that deal with similar themes but are represented in other mediums. eventually i believe the mediums will mix to form a more cohesive body of work. i’ll make sure to post some of the other stuff asap.
paper engineering is impressive, but the intuitive patterning of alexis merat and others in le crimp is beautiful. there is something sentimental and human about a piece of paper being touched by someone thousands of times. if you like merat check out romain chevrier as well.