TED Talk, 2009: Art that looks back at you – Golan Levin and Collaborators

Posted in art, context by electricdream on April 21, 2010

exactly: Golan Levin

TED Talk, 2009: Art that looks back at you – Golan Levin and Collaborators.



Posted in art, context, fashion, surface, textile by electricdream on January 5, 2010


This amazingly quirky duo never fail to amaze and delight, while disturbing too!

This image from Grow on you
Lucyandbart is a collaboration between artists Lucy McRae and Bart Hess. In it they imagine human bodies and faces physically altered with a shocking but artistic realism. Globules of foam, asymmetric spines fascinating and repugnant simultaneously, the pictures become even more disturbing because they don’t hint at the emotional state of the subject. Each transformed human looks blankly back at you, neither horrified or surprised or excited about their change of form, but merely present and allowing it to be shown to you. It’s that sort of lucid acceptance, clearly not hiding the kind of imperfections and oddities that society mostly trains us to be ashamed of, that make staring at these ‘mutants’ even more unnerving.

Early Orta – the socioeconomic body

Posted in art, context, design, textile by electricdream on January 5, 2010

Sleeping pill

Posted in art, context, wearable by electricdream on January 27, 2009

Sleeping Pill
Rosemarie Trockel – Biennale of Venice
German Pavilion


Posted in context, cyborg, design, surface by electricdream on January 18, 2009

Sundry resources from rupture research:
Haptic exhibition at the Lighthouse
Skin by Ellen Lupton
Photographs by Elinor Carucci
Naomi Klein – no logo
Dr Zane Berzina – research and projects using thermochromic inks

A potted history of wearables

Posted in context, diva ecu by electricdream on January 7, 2009

largely based on images from associated press archives

Music for Solo Performer

Posted in context by electricdream on November 16, 2007


Alvin Lucier had begun working with physicist Edmond Dewan in 1964, performing experiments that used brainwaves to create sound. The next year, he was inspired to compose a piece of music using brainwaves as the sole generative source.
Music for Solo Performer was presented, with encouragement from John Cage, at the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University in 1965.

Lucier wrote: “I realized the value of the EEG situation as a theater element … I was also touched by the image of the immobile if not paralyzed human being who, by merely changing states of visual attention, can activate … a large battery of percussion instruments including cymbals, gongs, bass drums, timpani, and other …”

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