Archives for the month of: November, 2012

This process of going through and picking out words from someone to construct your own thoughts or ideas is a very long process. However the way in which it is done is quite eyeopening. It gives you insight into that person in a way that watching or listening to that person over and over again can provide. Listening to someone for hours upon hours listening to how they talk and their mannerisms and although you may not agree with their beliefs you come to an understanding of why they hold those beliefs.


My Personal Blog


Inspired by a Rhizome article, Beyond the Surface: 15 Years of Desktop Aesthetics, here is a quick compilation of some of our desktops.  The desktop of a college student may be, unsurprisingly, a little cluttered.  From Rhizome:

A desktop is a changing record of visual decisions. It speaks to the aesthetics of a particular work-flow and personal space. A desktop exhibits a diagram of your organizational habits and a screenshot of it captures a brief moment of its functional evolution. The image of your desktop becomes an intimate self-portrait and the impulse to decode an unfamiliar desktop is unavoidable.


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Though you guys might enjoy these patterns and websites by Frenchman now living and working in Canada, Nicolas Sassoon.

This is a little website i made to host a gif. For the aesthetic of the site i was inspired by my first website that i made when i was about 8. i

Favored bright background colors and colored fonts. This naive approach to site design, is something i am attracted to due to its relationship to outsider art.

The gif. was made using an image i took from Facebook of a couple girls performing the typical “Facebook Party Girl” ritual of posing for a photograph while wearing some average

party girl attire. I altered this photograph by morphing the forms and drawing on top of the image.


This artist made oil paintings on his iphone by rubbing his face with his phone and then drawing with his finger on the screen. i found this idea to be akin to a one liner. just look at it, laugh, and move on. the quick amount of time it takes to appreciate this content relates to the way in which we typically interact with things on the net.

A lot of blogs were referring to this piece as Post-internet art.


Just clicking random things brings you to different art works. This site is a very good example of the website itself being internet art.

Link to my Pancreata filled personal blog:

*Heads Up These Get Graphic*

Wotaken: “Dancing Man Wearing a Horse Mask Cooks Wild Mushrooms”

Wotken: “Naked Horse Mask Man At The Beach”

Sarraceniaalata (youtube name): “JAPAN ERECTION”

James Unsworth: “Pizza Time”

Within the world of youtube, you run into an area where the peculiarity of people (especially when they are alone) melds with artistic intent. These performances are usually pretty contextless and confusing, both Wotaken and Sarraceniaalata (whom I only know through his youtube name) are enigmatic, yet both make this type of work. James Unsworth’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle series of performances (depicting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in extremely sexual and often violent situations) exist on youtube, but he doesn’t actually link it with his other work. There is a surprising amount of contexless and often bizarre performance art on youtube, primarily because it doesn’t really have anywhere else to go. I think this highlights the variety of youtube where you can see cats and personal blogs, but also stumble upon videos like this. My question then becomes what happens to videos like this, which are almost performances just done for no other reason than “because” yet are evidently performance art exist within the same realm as the personal blogs and the cat and baby videos?

Independently filmed western in upstate NY. Filmed on 19mm film. Apparently they have a hiatus on their project, dont know if they plan to go back to it but anyway the videos have a nice aesthetic to them. I showed the Jeffigy in class, but apparently the video has vanished so i will post a couple more videos. The guys of this group are very open about being “artists”. While their videos are aesthetically interesting, the question of then being “fine art” is a little tougher.