Monday, 15 November 2010

life recorded by nine eyes

since google streetview launched, accidental images of absurd, beautiful and shocking moments have been immortalised by this roving, nine-eyed machine - and then, inevitably, isolated and forwarded around by internet memesters.

but for 9eyes curator and artist jon rafman, it's opened a pandora's box of questions about photography, privacy, art and basic humanity.

he's penned a much more articulate explanation of his project than i possibly could right now, so i heartily suggest heading thataway for a proper background.

it reminds me of that robert rauschenberg quote i love so much:

“I really feel sorry for people who think things like soap dishes or mirrors or Coke bottles are ugly, because they’re surrounded by things like that all day long, and it must make them miserable.”

beauty in the ordinary. wonder in the ugly. yes, please.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

a labour of (typographic) love

really loving bianca chang's simple, stunning paper sculptures. made from everyday photocopy paper using just a ruler, scalpel and compass point, they're real labours of love.

see how she does it here:

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

the awesome book of thanks

not much to say at the moment besides no, thank YOU, dallas clayton. infectious and happy-making.

An Awesome Book of Thanks! from Dallas Clayton on Vimeo.