Archive | July, 2010

Modern Lilliput by Slinkachu

31 Jul

Chicken Tikka Disasta

Installation for the Skullduggerous charity show for Bhopal, at Pure Evil Gallery.

The High Life

Another installation from this year’s Fame Festival. This was placed near the local fly-tipping area and dog pound – the high life indeed! This has just been released as a print on metallic paper, signed and numbered. Find out more here.

Glory

The Lair

via: Little People – a tiny street art project (via: log.rohben)

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Self-Immolation Of A Squirrel!

30 Jul

Self-immolation of a squirrel to protesting against squirrel’s meat on sale at Budgens grocery store in Crouch End, North London.

Well, my dear friends and readers of the good old meerschweinchenreport, I cannot remember myself having recommended eating up some nicely prepared and suppaduppa tasty squirrels at any day or nighttime – and so it shall be handled in future. On the other hand I cannot help discussing the fact that squirrel meat is on sale now.

Having read Metro.Co.Uk I became aware that a Budgens grocery store in Crouch End, North London is currently selling squirrel meat for £3 each and campaigners claim it is committing ‘wildlife massacre’:

Squirrels are a big-sized threat to humans. The best way to fight them down is to shoot through them and then to step on them. Finally: Read a cooking book.

Let’s have a short look into Monsieur Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s famous cooking book The Art of Cooking and the passage in which he explains how freshly shot squirrels should be treated best: “Having shot some squirrels in autumn, skin them the same day and empty them. Roll them up in a piece of lard and let them brown with some good quality butter in a copper saucepan…one must not risk using spice of any kind as it may take away from the animal its exquisite nutty flavour.”

Digital Journal writes: “The popular woodland creatures were once popular as a UK meat and made into soups, pies and casseroles. Andrew Barron, amateur hunter, can’t see what the fuss is about: ‘Squirrels are a pest so why not eat them? The flavour of a squirrel is nutty flavour and tastes similar to rabbit’.”

Metro.Co.Uk acted quickly in introducing more top squirrel recipes to their readers.

Now, if you support the idea of eating squirrel’s meat in future, or not, the history of having it in our pans was a quite elegant one:

It’s about Skwerl Hunters also came to the aid of the nation during the American Civil War… (very funny to read); via scary squirrel world

Visual Bonus Track:

2 Squirrels are hunting Nazis; via: the high definite

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David Griffin on how photography connects us

29 Jul

Photography: by Wolcott Henry / National Geographic

As director of photography for National Geographic, David Griffin works with some of the most powerful photographs the world has ever seen. Just follow this link and you will easily find out what he is talking about. His speech’s duration is about 15 minutes.

inspired by Werbeblogger

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Green Peace

28 Jul

via: rebel:art

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Terrafugia – Flying Car

27 Jul

The successful completion of flight-testing with the proof of concept concludes the first stage of a four stage process to bring the transition into production. Work is underway on Stage 2, the Beta Prototype. First delivery is expected in 2011.

via: 10 Daily Things

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Terry Rodgers

25 Jul

The Ghosts of Liberation | 2010 | 178cm x 213cm | oil on linen

The Sacrificial Penumbra | 2010 | 183cm x 290cm | oil on linen

The ABC’s of Living | 2010 | 183cm x 244cm | oil on linen

Resting On Her Laurels | 2006 | 173cm x 183cm | oil on linen

Speeding the Light | 2005 | 168cm x 244cm | oil on linen

The Supplicants | 2010 | 127cm x 163cm | oil on linen

Solo Spaces | 2005 | 183cm x 262cm | oil on linen

Terry Rodgers

Die Welt: Einsam sind die Schönen und Reichen dieser Welt

kunstaspekte.de/terry_rodgers

via: 1 image = 1000 words

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Shackelton’s 100-Year-Old Scotch Finally Thaws In New Zealand Museum

25 Jul

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Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, caught in an ice pack in the Weddell Sea off Coats Land during his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914. (Picture: Courtesy of the Royal Geographical Society; photograph, Underwood and Underwood, New York)

In this undated photo provided by Antarctic Heritage Trust via the Canterbury Museum, a whisky crate is stored beneath the floor of a hut built by British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton during his 1908 Antarctic expedition. The crate of Scotch whisky that has been frozen in Antarctic ice for more than a century is being slowly thawed by New Zealand museum officials, for analysis not to be tasted. (Caption: Associated Press)

Sure.

Read more about Shakelton: Encyclopædia Britannica

via: Coudal Partners

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Little Heroes – der Onlineshop für ganz kleine, fast ganz kleine, kleine und etwas größere Kinder fast jeden Alters. Segment: Teile und Zubehör.

24 Jul

Neben den vielen nützlichen Dingen, die Little Heroes im Angebot hat (überzeugen Sie sich hier am besten selbst davon), ist ebenfalls ein praktisches, hübsch und niedlich tarngefarbtes Halstuch im Bumerang-Format erhältlich. Was auf den ersten Blick vielleicht wie ein Witz aussieht, ist jedoch auf den zweiten Blick ein Ergebnis praxisbezogenen Realitätssinns: die Macher und Kreateure von Little Heroes sind alle selbst Eltern und wissen daher präzise, worum es bei der täglichen Elternarbeit geht: um gut gestaltete Funktionalität.

Da alle Mitglieder der Meerschweinchenreportredaktion, die dem Kinderressort zugeordnet werden müssen, selbst keine Kinder haben, erschien es uns sinnvoll, das junge Elternpaar Christian und Luise, das gerade frisch aus der Schweiz zurückgekehrt ist, um die Abgabe eines Erlebnisberichts zu bitten. Hier ist er:

Der Urlaub war echt große Klasse. Alles lief super. Die Versorgung unseres kleinen Lukas sowieso, da sind wir inzwischen ein eingespieltes Team. Besonders überrascht hat uns jedoch die einzigartige Zusatznutzenfuntion des Bumerang-Halstuchs von Little Heroes. Gerade als wir die Aussichtsplattform etwas unterhalb des Matterhorngipfels betraten, da wollte Lukas auch schon alles über das Land, die Leute, die Geschichte des Tals und der Berge in Erfahrung bringen. Unser Lukas ist ja ein ausgesprochener Bildungsnimmersatt. Da kam Christian auf eine Idee, als er das Halstuch auspackte, um Lukas gegen die Winde besser geschützt zu wissen. “Schau mal Luise, fällt Dir was auf? Das Halstuch von Little Heroes hat ja die Form eines Bumerangs. Ich hab’ da so eine Idee.” “Ja welche Idee hast Du denn, mein geliebter Schatz?” fragte ich Christian und Christian klärte mich auf: “Wir binden Lukas wie üblich das Halstuch um und schleudern ihn einfach über das Geländer in Richtung Tal. Dank des Bumerangeffektes wird er nach seinem Rundflug wieder sicher zum Ausgangspunkt zurückkehren. Ich mache mir da keine Gedanken, schließlich ist das Bumeranghalstuch ja von Little Heroes.” “Gesagt, getan. Als Lukas wieder sicher in unseren Armen landete, wollte er zuerst ein großes Glas Ovomaltine verputzen. Naja, das hatte er sich ja auch redlich verdient.

Lukas Flugroute en détail:

(Zur Vergrößerung bitte anklicken) – Bildnachweis

(1) Start- und Landepunkt von Lukas F. Von hieraus schleuderte ihn sein Vater Christian mit dem Bumeranghalstuch ins Tal.
(2) Vor der Talbesichtigung stand jedoch die Überprüfung sämtlicher Flugfuntionen auf ihre Tauglichkeit hin auf dem Plan. Ergebnis: Looping gut, alles gut.
(3) Kleines Matterhorn im Dialog mit großem Matterhorn. Hier wurde Lukas über die drei (Tisch)Kanten* Uri, Schwyz und Unterwalden aufgeklärt. Klar, daß dabei weder der Rütlischwur, Wilhelm Tell noch das Schweizer Bankgeheimnis zu kurz kamen.
(4) In dieser Höhe genoß Lukas einen ungehinderten Ausblick auf den Kölner Dom.
Looping (5) sowie automatischer Pluspunkt (6) ermöglichten das Aufkeimen des Wunsches nach einem großen Glas Ovomaltine (7), das er direkt nach seiner Rückkehr zu seinen Eltern (1) auch bekommen sollte.

Das alles geschah vor drei Jahren. In der Schule durfte Lukas inzwischen die zweite und dritte Klasse auf einmal überspringen – mit seinem Bumeranghalstuch von Little Heroes.

Wir von der Meerschweinchenreportredaktion sind angesichts von so viel Liebe zum Detail im Hause Little Heroes über dieses Ferienerlebnisergebnis alles andere als überrascht.

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* eigentlich müßte es Urkantone heißen

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WWF warns: In 2049 there will be a dramatic loss of 87,47% of all grey squirrels, which will be irreversibly opened and drunken by recklessly acting humans!

24 Jul

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via: BrewDog

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Dustin Humphrey

23 Jul

Go to We Find Wildness and enjoy Dustin Humphrey’s work.

via We-Find-Wildness

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Last One Out, Please Turn On The Light!

23 Jul

The photographer Richard Nicholson provides a survey of London’s remaining professional darkrooms (2006-2009). All those who might have sent their own darkroom equipment into the digital orbit will develop sentimental tears when being confronted with a sort of nostalgic reality it was hard for all of us to say bye bye to. Here is another example:

While visiting Richard Nicholson’s site just make sure you’ll get aware of some of his other projects as well: Thames Town, for example.

via Coudal Partners

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Es geht um die Wurst!

23 Jul

Alles andere ißt

Künstlerin: Jessica Harrison

via Nerdcore / (via Gearfuse)

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Materialien zum erweiterten Diskurs

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Teeth do race their races by embracing all their braces!

23 Jul

See what magic work braces can do in only 49 seconds…

via: The Presurfer

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Twittler

23 Jul

Die Leute, die damals Hitler folgten, hielten sich ebenfalls für intelligent und zeitgemäß. Auf Twitter sind es derzeit 18.357 Idiot.(s)e(n) – Tendenz steigend. Im bundesdeutschen Internet gilt wohl unter den ganz Superschlauen der Lehr- und Leitsatz: Der Führer führt und das Volk volkt.

Und im richtigen Leben? Ach, das Netz ist das richtige Leben? Ja dann: Wollt Ihr Euch nicht lieber mal nützlich machen und an der amerikanischen Golf-von-Mexiko-Küste etwas gegen die drohende Ölpest tun? Mit persönlichem Körpereinsatz und so? Braun ist der Ölschlamm ja ohnehin.

Also: Immer ran an den Speck!

Eine der Quellen des Übels

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Mair Sea Book Who

22 Jul

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I couldn’t have set it better. Besides, I don’t believe that this ad has been published.

via Ads of the world

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Advertising Agency: BBDO, Düsseldorf, Germany
Chief Creative Director: Toygar Bazarkaya
Executive Creative Director: Sebastian Hardieck
Art Directors: Sascha Piltz, Astrid Germanus
Copywriters: Thomas Kuhn, Richard Taylor
Account Manager: Verena Grosssteinbeck
Account Supervisor: Eva-Maria Kalcker
Producer: Bernhard Burg
Published: January 2010

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Squares works

22 Jul

via Discovery Green

Margo Sawyer‘s istallation graces exits of an underground garage.

via jlggbblog

Richard Paul Lohse (1902-1988): Dreisssig systematische Farbtonreihen, 1950/55. Picture above: crop. Full view here.

via Frenza/Flickr

Gerhard Richter created this new window for the Kölner Dom and made it a present to it.

Author: Flickr user melekalikimaka

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Books Books Books; Books Books Books; …

22 Jul

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About the art of being a perfect private bookkeeper. Go to Bookshelf Porn and find out more what this is all about. A quote from The New Yorker / The Book Bench:

“Featuring a book on your bookshelf is akin to displaying a trophy. You’ve accomplished something in reading a book; it feels like a victory. The opportunity to display your literary conquests in unique or unexpected ways is something I will greatly miss with e-readers.”

Another voice via Twitter:

“bookshelfporn.com has dissuaded me completely from buying a Kindle. thank you.”

How did I become aware of Bookshelf Porn? I found it here: on Bak Magazine.

Feedback from Pfizer

21 Jul

We’ve got feedback from Pfizer. Since our last meeting with them we thought that we already made it. But as it seems today we’re only halfway there. First, we were asked if we could give this whole thing a bit more drive in a sensitive and gleamingful way. Following the golden rule of excecuting everything the client wants us to do – we went to the next post office, put our souls, our experiences, our abilities of aesthetic judgement, our life-insurances and, not to forget, our courage in a box, sealed it carefully with a bunch of 1p-stamps and sent it straight to South West Africa. In other words: here are the new results.

Can you keep a secret? We find this gleaming thing above a bit too suggestive. This happens to be because we strongly believe that the consumer has to make the last mental step to complete the picture we want him to see on his very own. No matter how small this small step may be…

Then we were asked if we could add a bit more natural colours to the ads. So, we did that (above) as well and destroyed by doing so this harmonic look all three ads were originally kept togehter with.

Leaving the concept of keeping a certain amount of visual equality in this campaign behind we exchanged the last draft showing the moon’s surface through this one above. We also removed the new added gleaming aspect. We think the message is already clear enough.

However, just to be completely on the safe side of our client’s understanding of eternity we created another ad pumping up the volume of the storytelling’s power of our campaign’s concept. Allow yourself a full click and take a serious look:

After accomplishing our mission we decided to go deeper into this matter, and the outer-space we already felt being surrounded with quite intensively. We met the heart of the famous Whirlpool Galaxy (M25) and tried – business as usual – to make the most out of it:

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Our one-shot-shot: A nice spread sheet allowing even the lightest human brain cells to make the correct association. Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, …

We cannot wait receiving Pfizer’s feedback once more…

DOCUMENTA12: Schwereloser und ganz natürlich behüteter Kunstsachverstand!

21 Jul

71b1Kann sich noch jemand an Roger M. Buergel und Ruth Noack erinnern? Nein? Prima! Und an die documenta XII? Auch nicht? Auch prima, denn dann muß ich es auch nicht bedauern, daß der wohl leichteste aller meiner Verrisse zu dem hier gegenständlichen Thema im Zuge des damals in meinem tiefsten Inneren wütende Veröffentlichungswahn gänzlich unter den Tisch fiel. Jetzt, so aus der vollen Distanz, finde ich ihn noch leichter. Denn: Ist das Leben nicht ein einziger Gervais Obstgarten?

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Is Photography Art?

21 Jul

Andy Warhol’s magazine INTERVIEW featuring photography as art in 1974.

Left: ad for Duchamp; right: a photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe showing a ready-made composition which could have been created by Marcel Duchamp.

As a baby I once sat on Ileana Sonnabend‘s shoulder, my parents who were responsible for this meeting told me so in later life. (Isn’t it interesting? There is no Wikipedia article about Ileana Sonnabend in English…)

Making my way through the Internet, sort of daily business as usual, once more I put my digital feet on foreign blog ground which, in this case, is entitled to be named Search+Destroy Blog – a great place to be. I spent some time in it and found this and that. But Search+Destroy in combination with art, well folks, a special kind of associations are arising you do not really want to be introduced to them. Ok, ok, ok I give you one special quote, taken from the movie Mr Bean, I just gave to you recently while reflecting about Art|41|Basel – just ensuring you feel home:

Burt Reynolds plays General Newton who just paid the lovely sum of some $50m for America’s most important painting named “Whistler’s Mother“. General Newton addresses on the Grand Art Opening to the public: “I am not a particular art lover. I don’t know the difference between a Picasso and a car crash. But I love my country. And I can’t stand that some Frenchies own America’s most important painting. (He reaches out for the magnetic chip card in order to reveal the painting. He pushes the card into the slot.) Welcome home, ma!

Visiting Search+Destroy you don’t have to be afraid that someone treats you like a Picasso in that already indicated, more military, way. And you’ll see more spreads. And more other blog entries. And, and, and…the layout makes you feel perfumed quite sophisticatedly.

However, I find it a bit sad that there is no information if this Interview’s issue contains an essay by Susan Sontag. I bet it does.

via Search+Destroy

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