Sunday, 31 January 2010

Eyvind Earle at Gallery 21 in Carmel CA - StumbleUpon

Eyvind Earle at Gallery 21 in Carmel CA - StumbleUpon

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Wieslaw Walkuski - Poster Art

Wieslaw Walkuski - Poster Art

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The International Art Contest - Art Dept - StumbleUpon

The International Art Contest - Art Dept - StumbleUpon

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arte from torbjon on Vimeo.

This quiet dust was gentlemen and ladies
And lads and girls;
Was laughter and ability and sighing,
And frocks and curls;
This passive place a summer’s nimble mansion,
Where bloom and bees
Fulfilled their oriental circuit,
Then ceased like these.
-Emily Dickinson

Traditional Expression Painting by Ruben Belloso Adorna – I.D. 13 - slodive

Traditional Expression Painting by Ruben Belloso Adorna – I.D. 13 - slodive

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Polaris : Vancouver Film School

The Official Gerald Scarfe Website 

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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Awesome Conceptual Art by Daniel Dociu – I.D. 12 - slodive

Awesome Conceptual Art by Daniel Dociu – I.D. 12 - slodive

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Miles Solo on the Behance Network

Miles Solo on the Behance Network

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Landscape With The Fall of Icarus 
by William Carlos Williams

According to Brueghel
when Icarus fell
it was spring

a farmer was ploughing
his field
the whole pageantry

of the year was
awake tingling

the edge of the sea
with itself

sweating in the sun
that melted
the wings' wax

off the coast
there was

a splash quite unnoticed
this was
Icarus drowning

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Luca Pozzi - A.E.W.O.M.[Le Strabisme du Dragon]

Schrödinger’s cat through Piero della Francesca influence, 2010 uovo in alluminio lucidato a specchio, campo elettromagnetico, tatami per arti marziali, piedistallo in legno laccato egg in polished aluminium, electromagnetic field, martial arts tatami, varnished wooden stand cm 140x25m
Courtesy: Federico Luger, Milan

"A.E.W.O.M. [Le strabisme du Dragon]", elaborated by the artist between 2007 and 2009, presents itself as an experimental test for a complex visual “diagram”, formed by a close network of correspondences  found between different disciplines: Art History, Theoretical Physics, Theology and Martial Arts, converging in a single act within an ancient early Christian site in the heart of the city known as the symbol of the Italian Renaissance.
The project visualizes the area of intersection between a Dragon (mythological figure, symbol of the union of the elements), whose gaze, with eyes looking in different directions, is here the effect of an apparently contradictory strabismus, and the Aleph Experiment, the physics research programme of the CERN/Centro Europeo per la Ricerca Nucleare (European Organization for Nuclear Research) of Geneva, concerned with the observation of the systematic result of  countless high-energy collisions of oppositely charged subatomic particles. This reference inspired the initial acronym of the exhibition's title, literally, Aleph Experiment Without Mass.
An experimental exhibition that, through the imaginative visualization of gravitational interactions tries, above all, to experience a nearly symmetrical basic field; a potential field that exists before mass; but also a field that, possessing continuous quantum fluctuations, is metastable. A field that some call “void”.

Museo Marino Marini
Florence, Piazza San Pancrazio - curated by Alberto Salvadori

in conversation with Valerio Borgonuovo
20 January – 8 February 2010 

Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe

I make out a schoolbus...glowing orange, green, magenta, lavender, chlorine blue, every fluorescent pastel imaginable in thousands of designs, both large and small, like a cross between Fernand Liger and Dr. Strange, roaring together and vibrating off each other as if somebody had given Hieronymous Bosch fifty buckets of day-glo paint and a 1939 International Harvester schoolbus and told him to go to it.
~~~Tom Wolfe The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Excerpt from The Garden of Proserpine

The Garden of Proserpine

Here, where the world is quiet ;
     Here, where all trouble seems
Dead winds’ and spent waves’ riot
     In doubtful dreams of dreams ;
I watch the green field growing
For reaping folk and sowing,
For harvest-time and mowing,
     A sleepy world of streams.
I am tired of tears and laughter,
     And men that laugh and weep ;
Of what may come hereafter
     For men that sow to reap :
I am weary of days and hours,
Blown buds of barren flowers,
Desires and dreams and powers
     And everything but sleep.

Ark by Jonkajtys

A beautiful and thought provoking film.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Galileo named the moons of Jupiter " The Medicean" stars. Today they are known as the Galilean Satellites. Invisible to the naked eye only four of the fifty seven moons that orbit Jupiter were discovered by Galileo

The gallery of portraits.
In 1947 the American Optical Co. ( inventor H.R.Moulton ) produced a reflection reducing coating that gradually increased the index of refraction. This was completed using partially hydrolysed alkoxysilane solutions.

Strange but not stranger than fiction.
"sometimes the heart sees whats invisble to the eye"
— Alfred Lord Tennyson

Thursday, 7 January 2010

The bowler hat, once the province of City professionals with their walking sticks and brief cases crossing London bridge in a busy faishon, is now only a faded memory. Stockport hat factories and stuffy clubs have slowly entered the realm of the once was - a bygone age. If they exist at all it is in the realm of the invisible.

The Invisible Bowler. Leg before wicket but not out.

Meditation (Dhyana)

Shri Devi said: One may meditate on a visible image, O Mahadeva. What is the nature of meditation on the invisible? Shri Shankara said: O Devi, sound, uttered by me, is the absolute. By pronouncing a mantra with a devoted mind, there is invisible meditation and so forth. Maheshvari, this is true, true, self evident, undoubtedly - Matrikabhedatantra XII, 5-7

The Invisible Person

Life kept rolling her over   
like a piece of driftwood

in the surf of an angry sea   
she was intelligent and beau-

tiful and well-off she made   
friends easily yet she wasn’t

able to put the pieces to-
gether into any recognizable

shape   she wasn’t sure who   
she wanted to be   so she

ended up being no one in par-
ticular   she made herself al-

most invisible   she was the   
person you loved so much who

really wasn’t there at all.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The snow has continued to fall, heavier now, my footprints erased from the world. The short sighted housekeeper Mrs Henworth kindly left me this mask as a disguise from the invisibility.

Through the night crystal snow drops fell covering London in a blanket of silent sleep. Facing the bitter cold  I was able to retrieve provisions without arousing panic. My only trail was the soft tread of footmarks in the snow.

Monday, 4 January 2010

The madness is spreading into the hollow cities. People everywhere are believing they are seeing the invisible man - as an expert in the field I can confirm that this can not be  verified as an example of the Invisibility Syndrome. This is a rare case of being trapped in a vortex field and evaporated. Panic has taken to the streets as people fear that they too will one day become only a voice in the daylight of the living. Paranoia is becoming common place as the populace believe that in all things between the visible is the Invisibility Syndrome, a human being reduced to the perception of nothing. A breath of air on a cold morning, a creaking floorboard late at night - these are the signs of the invisibility syndrome.

Its cloudy in London as I write this behind stained bandages. My assistant has found another example of the invisibility syndrome. Here we can appreciate the full enormity of the crisis that faces the medical profession. I've been secretly working on retina scans for months hoping that there is a way to be able to see what we perceive as invisible - to allow the brain to assimulate the invisible, to give it shape, substance, a sense of  meaning. Alchemic chemical compounds litter my laboratory  - perhaps, somewhere in those liquids the answer exists. I leave you now to continue my research................ 

The experiment had spread beyond the underground laboratory . Secret medical case files indicated that in the rare instances of survival the refractive index of the subject dissolved leaving only the invisible. Cases began to be documented through out the world. The invisible epidemic had begun in 1933 and was now mutating, gradually adapting to the oxygen and light of the planet. As a scientist I can only hope that a cure is found, a cure for the world not ready for the unkown.