Tree Drawing


“Tree Drawings” von Tim Knowles. “A series of drawings produced using drawing implements attached to the tips of tree branches, the wind’s effects on the tree, recorded on paper. Like signatures each drawing reveals the different qualities and characteristics of each tree.”

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Baum-Arbeiten von Com&Com

Das Schweizer Künstlerduo arbeitet seit rund einem Jahr mit Bäumen. Anbei zwei Installationen und Performances im Centre Pasquart Biel (CH) und im AUT in Innbruck (A).


Video Performance: Deconstructing Tree
Performance „Baum“, 14.3.2010; anlässlich der Finissage von Com&Coms Retrospektive „La Réalité dépasse la fiction“ im Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt in Biel. Musik: Mario Marchisella, Kamera/Schnitt: Mitch Bekk. weitere Fotos von Installation und Performance


Video Performance: Reconstructing Tree
Als Teil der Ausstellung „Making Identities“ im AUT Innsbruck ließ Com&Com einen Baum ausgraben und als „Natural Readymade“ ins Museum transferieren. Inzwischen hat der Baum seinen Stamm verloren, warum und wie er damit in ein weiteres, neues Leben überführt wird zeigt die Performance „Reconstructing Tree“. Weitere Fotos von Installation und Performance

Post-irony is real, and so what?

Written by Matthew Collins

Depending on how much time you spend on the Internet, you might be familiar with the rap group Die Antwoord, a South African group which calls itself alternately “next level rap-rave” and “Zef rap” and whose members sport some preposterous haircuts. Die Antwoord, or “The Answer,” as their name translates to English, has left many stymied. Why, exactly? Because, despite how ridiculous they seem, they’re actually pretty damn good.

Die Antwoord are just one of many pop culture phenomena that have recently complicated our understanding of irony. With a proud “who cares?” attitude, recent trends in pop culture—like Tao Lin’s literature and last fall’s The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans—make it difficult to separate irony from sincerity.

Historically, this makes sense. Irony, so long a tool of the underground, is often tied closely to authenticity. An “authentic” person—someone who earned this title through certain signifiers (keffiyehs, tight jeans, etc.)—doing something decidedly “inauthentic” (listening to N*Sync) made for the best sort of late-90s/early-00s irony. In general, pop culture in the 1990s was pretty awful—resulting from attempts to make good products through big budgets, but without the soul that made first-wave pop so appealing (compare Michael Jackson’s Thriller to HIStory). In this climate, authenticity mattered. In the 00s, though, the underground unironically fell in love with a certain former N*Sync member and the mainstream learned who Wes Anderson was. Authenticity has gone by the wayside, and overt irony with it.

What we’re left with today is often called “post-irony,” although the term „Post-irony is real, and so what?“ weiterlesen

Authentizität 2.0

schöne Verschränkung von Generation C + Postironie:
Chris Milk’s Musicclip für Arcade Fire! Gib deine Adresse ein und wird Teil. la réalité dépasse la fiction..


The Tree of Life

will 2011 finally be a Malick year?

 From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.

Watchlist: Jeffrey Augustine Songco

“GayGayGay Robe”

“Sketches for protest signs”

Jeffrey Augustine Songco bereitet gerade seine Ausstellung vor und hat schon ein paar wunderbare Skizzen für Protestschilder gemalt – die sich natürlich auf die absurden Hassbilder der Westboro Baptist Church beziehen.