There is SO much going on BUT I had to take the time to share a few photos I took during my studio visit with new media artist, Allison Holt. I’m looking forward to settling down and writing a¬†piece about my conversation and visit with Holt. Her re-telling and artworks of the different energies and hybrid realities through her Fulbright research of Javanese culture is not only fascinating but yet another example of how artists can impact a community and engage in dialogue and discourse across cultures. Again, looking forward to posting parts of my interview with Holt as well as some reflection on her work.

I previously posted videos of the Hypercubes here. They’re extremely meditative, which I will get into during my write-up. For now, enjoy the studio visit photos and videos! If you have any burning questions and/or comments, please feel free to share and comment below. ūüôā

This is my first, official, WordPress reblog post!

Being a huge music fan and lover of DIY culture, I couldn’t pass up spreading the word about this particular hack project. Please take a look at Matt Keeter’s¬†fab[ulous] boombox!

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Please help spread the word about my friend and artist, Stephen Stout’s, latest work, The Nothing Box. You can learn more about his project and how you can help him¬†meet his goal via his Kickstarter page by clicking here. Stephen’s video goes into the inspiration for the¬†piece, the¬†making of The Nothing Box, and the overall concept. The completion date of this large-scale¬†installation is scheduled for¬†November 2011. It’s an incredible piece and I’m a backer on the project! Hoping you can help out (even a $1 helps believe it or not) AND if you are unable to aid financially, please think about passing the information to your friends and family. ūüôā

Artist: Scott Kildall

 

Artist: Justin Hoover

 

Artist: Tim Roseborough

 

Artist: Jennifer Locke

 

Artist: Lisa Blatt

 

Artist: Lisa Blatt

 

Artist: Antonio Cortez

 

Artist: Jim Campbell

 

Artist: Jim Campbell

I took shots from the Oakland Art Murmur this past Friday which did not import over to my computer. Bummer. Since I don’t have photos to go along with this post (how ironic since this is about photography and video), this will be a short one. As always, one of my favorite stops is the Johansson Projects (JP). The current show, Bischoff Soren Black, includes the works of¬†Brice Bischoff, Tabitha Soren, and Ellen Black. Each artists uses photography as a way to alter landscapes and seascapes through both digital and analog techniques. These days, it’s easy to become a photographer using your smart phone with all these snazzy applications but the differentiation between artist and hobbyist is the concept that derives the work. Bischoff, Soren, and Black attempt to show the viewer methods and techniques of photography that rely solely on the ingenuity and imagination of the artists. All were fantastic and so worth seeing.

My favorite: Ellen Black’s video installations

To learn more about the artists, view their sites by clicking here, here, and here.

Yes, folks, this is a sculpture...

5 Million Dollars 1 Terrabyte (2011) is a sculpture consisting of a 1 TB Black External Hard Drive containing $5,000,000 worth of illegally downloaded files. A full list of the files with clickable download links can be found here. ~ Source: Rhizome / Rhizome Post Author: Jason Huff

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One of my favorite sites is Rhizome. No joke. It is, seriously, a fantastic source to learn more about arts, technology, and emerging art movements and artists. Some of the stories and postings simply cannot be denied such as the post you’re reading now! What do you think of this piece of art?