Friday, July 10, 2009
Christa Palazzolo received her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin, with a study in
Painting and Printmaking. Currently focused on using portraiture as a vehicle of mockery,
isolation, discomfort, and objectification, she strives to confront formal aspects of
painting with a contemporary voice and commentary.
Check out more work HERE
"Present an idea which promotes HP Workstations ability to bring to life anything the creative mind can conceive."
Filmed, edited and directed by Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth
Music: Hold Me Back by Round Table Knights
Claire Morgan was born in Belfast. She attended University of Ulster and Northumbria University where she achieved a first class degree in Sculpture. She is now based in London.
Since graduating she has pursued a career solely as a visual artist. She has exhibited internationally, with solo shows, residencies and commissions across the UK, as well as group exhibitions in Europe. At an early stage she developed a strong interest in the organic, in natural processes, and in the bodily connotations of natural materials. This formed the basis for her practice as an artist creating sculptural installations and continues to influence her work at present.
In 2004 Claire was awarded the Royal British Society of Sculptors Annual Bursary and Roy Noakes Awards for Come Fly With Me, a work that involved painstakingly repetitive and precise processes. She has continued to explore this way of working, and the challenges presented by her chosen materials and techniques have become an important part of her practice.
In 2006 she was awarded first prize for Red or Dead in the Premio Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, International Competition for Young Sculptors, Milan (for artists under the age of 40), and in 2007 she was selected as one of the Courvoisier Future 500 (top 10 art and design), featured in The Observer.
In 2008, a new body of work entitled Periphery formed a major solo exhibition at the James Hockey and Foyer Galleries, UCA Farnham, and Gone With The Wind, a commission for the Great North Run Cultural Programme exhibited at the Laing Gallery, Newcastle, received great acclaim.
Claire is currently working on temporary and permanent commissions for public spaces, as well as installations for private collections. She is also preparing for international group and solo exhibitions that will include new installations and drawings.
Installations and drawings are in international private collections.
Check out more work by Claire HERE
When you load the app, holding it flat, all 13 lines of the London underground are displayed in coloured arrows. By tilting the phone upwards, you will see the nearest stations: what direction they are in relation to your location, how many kilometres and miles away they are and what tube lines they are on. If you continue to tilt the phone upwards, you will see stations further away, as stacked icons. Only available to Apple iPhone 3GS users.
The project started with the observation that nearly everything that surrounds us has been created by machines. Our personal identities are represented by the products of the man-machine relationship. The Self-Portrait Machine encapsulates this man-machine relationship. By co-operating with the machine, a self-portrait is generated. It is self-drawn but from an external viewpoint through controlled movement and limited possibility. Our choice of how we are represented is limited to what the machine will allow.
The project aims to explore the cooperation process of human & machine. The designer explains: I found some the relationship between human and machine are amazing and could be horrible (like this one that shows how we human invent machines then put human inside to it to manufacture goods), The final object - A machine is a miniature of what I understand through the process of research, and the aim of the machine is to let people have a chance to feel the condensed process of how we generate our self identity from external point of view as from the society, which is a big machine we all in.
(Apple C'ed Apple V'ed from: www.we-make-money-not-art.com)
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Director: Masashi Kawamura + Hal Kirkland + Magico Nakamura + Masayoshi Nakamura
SOUR official site: http://sour-web.com