Posted: May 20th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, Kick Gallery, Love + Other Drugs!, Melbourne, REBLOG | Tags: Collingwood Arts Precinct, Domaine Chandon, Jacob Hoerner, Jewels Stevens, Kick Gallery, Ms Keryn Robinson | No Comments »
Better Late Than Never! Stumbled across this via Jacob Hoerner – proprietor and living scuplture at the above named gallery. Simply wasn’t able to resist. Ms Keryn Robinson, artist and blogger writes: Last week I went to the Collingwood Arts Precinct open night, a fun gallery crawl where you can visit several Collingwood galleries within walking distance of each other.
My favourite was Kick Gallery, which was showing beautiful abstract colourful paintings by Jewels Stevens.
But the best part was, Kick was serving Domaine Chandon. Now in my intensive research of the Melbourne art scene over the past 2 and a half years, Chandon is the best quality wine I have experienced, so of course I had to make the most of free Chandon :: Read Ms Robinson’s full article »»»»
Posted: May 20th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Artist, Love + Other Drugs!, Theo Jansen | Tags: Sculptor, Sculpture, Strandbeest, Theo Jansen | Comments Off
Our minds are wonderfilled things, they literally make us the type of person we are. A balanced – or unbalanced in most cases – blend of chemicals, memories, electrified thoughts, lessons and beliefs. For some of us Love is a powerfully personal emotion, for Theo Jansen it is an all encompassing drive, a drive to originate a world filled with creatures of his own evolution. It seems that Jansen has fallen in love with a thought. Strandbeest! Each generation of his “Strandbeests” is subject to the forces of evolution, with successive forms moving forward, becoming more highly developed.
God Like Jansen has ignited his own evolution, creating creatures that grow into their environment, Jansen’s Strandbeests harness all that nature is able to throw at them. Jansen has been working for more than 20 years to create sculptures that move in eerily lifelike ways. Our favorite piece has the ability to carry passengers – Animaris Rhinozeros - a two ton giant which can be moved by one person via a clever system of impulses based on compressed air stored in soda bottles. The walking sculptures seem alive in motion, each leg articulating in such a way that the body is steady and level. The creatures incorporate primitive logic gates that are used to reverse the it’s direction if it senses danger, water or loose sand.
“The clouds stimulate my imagination and sometimes I just sit somewhere gazing up and dreaming. Your head is also a computer. When you’re dreaming you’re simulating a world in which you are living. It’s all interpretations of the real world” TJ Read the full article »»»»