What a joy it would be to encounter this one morning on your way to work. Installations like this make my heart skip a beat. I found this via Art Nite. Be sure to play the soundtrack that goes along with it. It's pretty dreamy and a bit creepy, in that Twilight Zone kind of way.
"Doilies are like dream catchers, each knot holding a thought, a memory. The sum of these make up the history of a place. The soundtrack accompanying this piece echoed the sounds of people going by, things rushing though, the circulation of air itself.
It focused the attention on the character of the subterranean space: angular and mechanical noises, musical fragments, sounds signals, human voices, echoed from one area to another. The soundtrack created a unique aural experience out of a real, remembered or imaginary situation.
The piece was dedicated to Peggy, and her lifelong enthusiasm for the crochet work and needlecraft."
**I originally posted this on my now defucnt personal blog, Wild Horses...but I just loved this post so much I wanted to share it here for those of you who never saw it.**
Bitches Brew, new works from Kelly Tunstall, Marci Washington, Aiyana Udesen, Hellen Jo and Rebecca Ebeling. opened Friday January 14th at Park Life, I stopped by & grabbed some shots. It was pretty crowded and a great show. I wasn't able to get all of the ladies work covered. But what I did see I really liked. Love, love, loved Marci Washinton & Kelly Tunstall's groupings, the juxtopistion of the happy to dark was perfect. I posted more pics on flickr for you to check out at your persual.
Also, what's with all the dog balloons? Read here to find out the ridiculous story of Jeff Koon's and his ownershp issues.
Mandy Greer's Honey and Lightening opens at Roq La Rue on January 14th and gosh darn it looks exquisite. Kirsten Anderson, owner of Roq sent over images of photographs that will be on display. They are mirrored images of Mandy's installation/conceptualized costumes that that will also accompany on site installations. The headdresses and outfits you see will also be on display in the show. Decadent, right? I'd love to go & see it all come together. In Mandy's words:
Honey and Lightening is a show of installation chambers, sculptures of talismanic birds and a series of staged photographs all revolving around examining the mercurial nature of human desire. The substances honey and lightening both have literary, mythical and archetypal references to the occurrence and evolution of desire and it's fading. I see one as the slow ooze of pleasure and the other as the dangerous, uncontrollable and inexplicably instant occurrence of magnetism between two bodies.
I'm hoping to get a mini q&a together with Mandy...so stay tuned for that this week! Also, to see more of Mandy's gorgeous world be sure to check out her flickr site.