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.

 

Adobe Museum of Digital Media

Click on the image above, have a look around, and please tell me what you think…

How is it possible that something synthetic can create sounds you hear in nature (rain falling for example)?

Zimoun’s kinetic sculptures simulate the organized chaos that runs our world. The hum of machines, the noises we hear on a daily basis. He seems to conjure up what is natural through his sculptural work that is composed of nothing but man-made material. It’s amazing, his depth for knowing how to create such order with a keen awareness and appeal to both auditory and visual senses. His work is meditative. Imagine Tara Donavon but with a soundtrack. I’m just bummed I missed his show at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. I’m on a mission now…track down an exhibition and/or travel to one of his shows (amongst many other Art related To-Dos). His is definitely a must see.