35 full-length Viennese Actionist films 1957-1969. *NSFW*
(Extreme graphic & scatological situations.) "The term Viennese Actionism
describes a short and violent movement in 20th century art that can be regarded as part of the many independent efforts of the 1960s to develop 'action art' (Fluxus, Happening, Performance, Body Art, etc.)." Previously: 1
, 2. [more inside]
posted by Skygazer
on Jul 14, 2012 -
We all know Instructables, the crowd-sourced how-to site that brought us great tutorials like "Garbage Bag + Rice Cooker = Alcohol Still
," and "Quick Sauerkraut with Caraway Seeds and a Baseball bat
" - wait, what?
Oh, you must be reading some of Tim Anderson's 200-plus Instructables
. Tim's a curious fellow best known for
co-founding 3-D printer manufacturer Z Corp (previous-Z)
um, no, wait, maybe
for writing the Heirloom Technology column in Make Magazine?
No? Hmm, then what is he "best known for?" Well, there's a bunch of other stuff in here
. . . . [more inside]
posted by richyoung
on May 25, 2011 -
I am still alive. Japanese conceptual
artist On Kawara
sent these telegrams
to friends throughout the 70s. He's most famous for his date paintings
, in which he paints the day's date
on canvas before midnight
. His book series I Met
is a 12 volume list of the people he met in the '60s and '70s. His ten volume One Million Years (Past and Future)
comprises books with every one of 1,000,000 years (998,031 BC-1969 AD (past) and 1980-1,001,980 AD (future) listed. Reading One Million Years
is a series of installations of readings from the books. One was placed in Trafalgar Square, and in a further wrinkle in time, this guy caught it with his pinhole camera
. Here is a short essay about Kawara's existentialism
, and here's a longer essay (Google cache
) about Kawara's art's ontology. (PDF
posted by OmieWise
on Apr 10, 2006 -
to be flown ”on both sides of the 500-kilometer long barrier that separates Israelis and Palestinians” on my birthday (but not in my honor). Inspiring, or just silly?
posted by LeLiLo
on Apr 30, 2005 -
This is the text of a painting called "Arsewoman in Wonderland,"
shortlisted for the UK's Turner Prize 2002. Fiona Banner's painting consists entirely of a textual narration of a porn film; specifically, a porn film dedicated to an extended exploration of anal sex, with an "Alice in Wonderland" theme. (Apparently, dwarves are also involved.)
The Turner, which comes with a £20,000 purse, ostensibly recognizes the best British art. Now, I love a good conceptual dig as much as the next guy, but does Banner's painting really challenge the way we "compartmentalise private and public behaviour," let alone represent the best the British art world has to offer?
posted by adamgreenfield
on Dec 8, 2002 -