Posted: January 23rd, 2012 | Author: TGV | Filed under: Art News, Daniel Rozin, Digital Arts | Tags: Daniel Rozin, Danny Rozin, Digital Interactive Art, Interactive Art, Mirrors Mirror, New York Artist, Peg Mirror, Trash Mirror | No Comments »
Modern art always seems that much more modern when it has electronics bits that move and things that whir. Daniel Rozin is an artist that has embraced the digital interactive generation by creating the most astounding interactive art pieces. With a Steampunk like combination of low tech and high tech working in harmony these art works are fascinating on many levels. Then there is the noise, there is something strangely enticing about the mechanical noise of the wooden installations, the whirring of gears and clicking of wood pieces.
The displays are magical to watch, with much amusement to be had when people catch a glimpse of themselves, they are appearing in the art, a part of it. The surprised glint in their eyes when the realize what they do in front of the installation will be reflected in the mirror. A moment not too dis-similar to teaching some-one to use a mouse for the first time, seeing the connection between the mouse and pointer on the screen, that astounding moment.
For your viewing pleasure we present three videos of these incredible art installations. The Mirror’s Mirror, the Peg Mirror and the Wooden Mirror. The Mirrors Mirror video has been selected for its catchy little soundtrack and for the behind the scenes view, an insight in to what it takes to get an installation such as this in place. The Peg Mirror and the Wooden Mirror – which includes commentary from Rozin himself – are both examples of the juxtaposition of old and new, with their sound and character.
Posted: January 22nd, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Art News | Tags: Andrew Upton, Kate Blanchett, Sydney Theatre Company | No Comments »
Australian Actor Cate Blanchett and playwright husband Andrew Upton are to relinquish their roles as co-artistic directors and CEOs of Sydney Theatre Company – STC. The high-profile couple, who are credited with turning around the company’s finances during their tenure, will step down at the end of 2013.
“As they announced at the launch of the 2012 season, it was always their intention to only stay for two terms,” STC chairman David Gonski said in a statement on Saturday. “We asked Cate and Andrew to stay on but we respect their decisions to leave in two years’ time to pursue other professional interests.”
The couple took the reins of the country’s largest acting troupe in 2008 and Gonski paid tribute to them.
“As co-artistic directors and CEOs, with inspirational leadership, Andrew and Cate turned around the STC’s finances and made it a sustainable business while taking it to new artistic heights,” Gonski said. ”They are a couple not only of extraordinary talents and profile but they have a strong business sense and a strong financial rigour.”
The Sydney Morning Herald said their decision to step aside was due to Blanchett’s overseas film commitments and the pressure of being parents to three young children.
Posted: January 21st, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Artist, Etta James | Tags: Etta James, RIP | No Comments »
Three-time Grammy winner singer Etta James, a pioneer of 1950s rhythm and blues and rock music known for her show-stopping hit At Last, has died at age 73 from complications of leukaemia. Ms James died at a hospital in Riverside, California – east of Los Angeles – said her manager and friend of some 30 years, Lupe De Leon. She would have turned 74.
“She passed away this morning. She was with her husband and her sons,” Mr De Leon said.
James was diagnosed with leukaemia two years ago and had been in failing health for a number of years. Her live-in doctor said in December she was terminally ill with leukaemia. James also suffered from diabetes, kidney problems and dementia, and was hospitalised late in 2011 because she was struggling to breathe. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 16th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Art News, STANDOUT | Tags: Art Crime, Art Dealer, Art News, Australia, Fraud, Ronald Coles | No Comments »
A former Sydney art dealer has been released on bail after being charged over a multi-million dollar investment fraud. Police say 64-year-old Ronald Coles sold investors valuable artworks that had either already been on-sold to others or were already the property of others. More than 40 investors allegedly lost a combined total of more than $8 million. Coles was arrested by officers from Strike Force Glasson which was established in 2009 with Fraud and Cybercrime Squad detectives to investigate the alleged artwork investment fraud. Police say they began investigating in early 2009, with 400 paintings seized while officers established who legitimately owned them. Coles was arrested this morning at Gosford Police Station on the New South Wales central coast. The Ettalong resident has been charged with 77 counts of larceny and 10 counts of cheat and defraud.
Ronald Coles was one of Australia’s leading art dealer, under the crimes act Coles face 77 counts of Larcenya s a bailee and a further 10 counts of director/officer cheat or defraud. Coles specialised in fine art, and dealt with some of Australia’s most respected artist, including Sir Arthur Streeton and Brett Whitely. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 5th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, HUF x DLX x Haroshi | Tags: exhibition, Fredo Ortiz, Gallery Opening, HUF Headquarters, HUF x DLX x Haroshi, Money Mark, Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero | No Comments »
There’s been a a couple of neat video teasers for the HUF x DLX x Haroshi collab floating around for a couple of months now, with the collaboration’s details being shrouded in mystery. As part of the project’s official launch, Haroshi have constructed six new pieces for the opening ceremony to be held this Saturday at HUF headquarters where the überlegen Money Mark goes back to back with Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee and Fredo Ortiz will be performing live.
HUF x DLX x Haroshi
HUF Headquarters 545 S. Clarence St, LA
07 January 2012
7pm – 11pm
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