Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Temple of Play, commissioned for Frieze Projects 2013


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Temple of Play is a multi-disciplinary installation for the Family Space
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of the 2013 Frieze Art Fair.  It's a commission by Frieze Foundation  Temple of Play
The Temple of Play is comprised by the Emoticon Theatre, a workshop
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where children explore the theme of portraiture 
encountered daily on our online visual culture
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Children could make their own faces on the Family Guide 
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The guide was converted to Emoti-Cubes 
where impromptu mini perfomances were taking place
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But also an interactive screen used between online and physical
activities
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One other part of the workshops was that chidrend could
 build their own Temple using Crazy Forts
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But also some relaxation podcasting inside the meditation pods
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Another workshop was the collective Podcast Relaxation 
which aims to reconnect children with their physicality
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Download a relaxation podcast from here10343370696_7cc48b2d13_h*POLLY

For more info on the project visit the Temple of Play website

Thursday, October 03, 2013

On the Silver Couch: Anastasios Logothetis

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Artist Anastasios Logothetis

I love giving unlimited freedom to the silver attendees and I want to understand the essence of your silver couch contribution. Can you explain?

A connection between the physicality of earth and the human came under scrutiny due to its overly feminized past. But here we are again. The human body as a means for sensualizing nature. Lets take mine for example. Look at its outline and imagine the silvery Greek sea and mountains in the background. Do what you want with it in your mind. It is, indeed, a distinct portrayal of vulnerability. A vulnerability that goes hand in hand with an increasingly open-source system of making art. Simultaneously however, we need, more than ever, to retain a sense of the singularity of personality (due to egotistical and market pressures amongst others). It is the times of the Dissolution of Self/Genius of Me. Hit Me.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Quick observations in Istanbul and Marseille

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The Story of Silk 
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The story of cashmere 
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Islamic understanding
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A painted spiderweb 
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A feminist poster
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Marble
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Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite by Trevor Paglin at Protocinema
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At a museum storage
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At Mucem museum
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

On the Silver Couch: Anna Franceschini

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Artist Anna Franceschini 
Tell us your story of your life in 140 ch
Born in the seventies, lost my father when I was 16, studied engineering, left the faculty, started meditation, the result is in front of you.
Do you see interesting things in our era now?
Plurality! Sometimes I would like to be a recording device myself – ears and eyes enhanced -or be affected by a Savant syndrome of some sort, to be able to treasure every single detail of the era I'm passing through. Plus, my personal experience is often combined with a filmic memory: everything in my mind is so mixed and overlapped that I confuse the so-called phenomenological reality with sequences from movies and video clips and this increases my excitement and joy. And internet too.. I think it's pretty rare to experience a picture - in - picture world, shifting in and out from different perceptual existences. Of course, in this kind of holographic cosmos contradictions and distortions are multiplied too, as if we were in a house of mirrors. I try to be careful but not to back out of it.
What would you like to do in 1 year from now?
Spend more time in the Mediterraneo and have a garden.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The ∞ INFINITE ◯ Webring of the Eternal Internet Brotherhood







The Eternal Internet Brotherhood website http://eternalinternetbrotherhood.com/ has a new mobile friendly interface designed by PWR Studio 



The new interface is called "The ∞ INFINITE ◯ Webring of the Eternal Internet Brotherhood" is neo-archaic, semi-random navigation ⎈ system hand-coded and chain-linked by PWR Studio in the €uro-zone in August 2013. A never-ending loop within the complex coils of the society of control. No Menu. No index.

Through this system you can navigate through extra interviews, essays, and projects done for the Mexico edition during April 2013. Projects by Andreas Angelidakis, Jacinto Astiazaran, Sotiris Bakagiannis, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Harry Burke, Vincent Charlebois, Tyler Coburn, Birch Cooper, Rhys Coren, Petra Cortright, Jesse Darling, Zachary Davis, Apache-Theodore Darst, Brian Droitcour, Cecil B. Evans & Yuri Pattison, Rozsa Farkas, Manuel Fernandez, Paul Flannery, Attila Fattori Franchini, Marina Fokidis, Emilio Gomariz, Joe Hamilton, Marc Horowitz, JunkJet, Brian Khek, Mirko de Lisi, Anastasios Logothetis, Michael Manning, Ceci Moss, Theo Michael, Brenna Murphy, Angelo Plessas, PWR Studio, Eva Papamargariti, Rafael Rozendaal, Pascual Sisto, Jasper Spicero, Nicolas Sassoonn, Zak Stone, Hugo Scibetta, Panos Tsagaris, Johannes Thumfart, Priscilla Tea, Mai Ueda + Mike Calvert, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lance Wakeling, Krist Wood and many more.


Friday, September 13, 2013

On the Silver Couch: Kimberly Bradley

Writer Kimberly Bradley with her daughter Iona
Do you think a real gentrification can happen in the area of Metaxourgeio/Keramikos?

If I think long-term, I can only answer yes. But before this can happen, so many economic, political, and cultural-capital and social-capital factors have to shift. Right now and in the near future, things don’t look so good: Greece is now in its sixth year of crisis, and the EU’s southern countries (I hate using the term “pigs”; I’d rather use the term “gips,” which means “plaster” in German, something much more solid and less derogatory than swine!) are in dire straits. Yet at the same time, looking globally, inner cities around the world have and continue to experience the kind of valuation that comes when culture leads the way. Here in Germany, one hears (and reads, in major newspapers) that “Athens is the new Berlin” and I know of more than a few non-Greeks who are so excited by the energy of the city’s art and music scenes that they’ve moved there, either temporarily or permanently. Berlin’s eastern center was a ruin 20 years ago (granted, it also had the backing of West Germany’s mammoth economy) and in part was rebuilt with the ideas and capital of people coming from all over the world (to this day, most of my friends earn their money elsewhere, but live here). Another question: what is gentrification? Does it mean a healthy, mixed-income and mixed-purpose neighborhood minus the brothels and drugs and crime, or does it mean endless commerce and cheap bars, like the loud parts of Gazi? These problems are a long way off, but must be taken into consideration. Greece’s byzantine bureaucracies and structures need to change. It has to become easier for young people with ideas to start companies, launch ideas, make things happen.
Do you think artistic production can buzz in a both divided and extremely financially ridden community?

Yes, absolutely ... there already is a palpable buzz in Athens’ art scene, a kind of DIY, make-it-happen-despite-the-crap tenacity that I still find astonishing. The situation offers in many ways the friction and adversity that art production feeds off of. But as a frequent visitor, not a resident, I am not witness to the day-to-day struggles in Athens. If production only involves struggle, even the best of artists grow fatigued, and search for their dreams elsewhere. I asked a friend who recently left Athens for London whether she missed living in Athens. “Every day,” she answered. “But I knew if I stayed, I wouldn’t be an artist anymore. I’d only be an activist.”