iO Tillett Wright: Fifty Shades of Gay
New york-based artist, director, writer, and filmmaker iO Tillett Wright photographed 2,000 people and asked many of them how gay they would consider themselves. An interesting dialogue was created, which Tillet presented at TEDxWomen. See more info to this here.
FvF visited the artist in the past in her Brooklyn apartment. Read the complete interview here.
6:51 am • 18 February 2013 • 11 notes
Slide Shows Tumblr, Curated by Charlotte Cheetham.
Taking the form of an ongoing series of video presentations by publishers, designers, and artists, Slide Shows offers one possible cross section of a newly emergent landscape of contemporary art publishing. (Slide Shows Tumblr, About)
2:37 am • 3 February 2013 • 1 note
Xavier Antin is interested in the history of the production (and the reproduction) of objects, when it involves a glitch, or an accident. He always creates a production process in which accidents occur, like clues of a narrative underlying the work process. Sometimes he takes the chain of production backwards, like in one of his most recent projects entitled Five Conversations. In conversations with the production managers of highly specialised companies, he dismantled processes leading to the production of objects such as chairs or billiard tables. He supervised the production of ersatz pieces, cubes that synthesize all the intrinsic qualities of the objects, though devoid of any functionality, extended to abstraction: a conversational cube. As if he were attempting to operate a deflection of the industrial production tool.
Text and photo from manystuff.org.
11:28 pm • 24 November 2012 • 2 notes
The book is a collection of essays and different practical examples on the subject of Self-organisation and counter-economic strategies. The essays cover a wide cross-section of activity, from new approaches to intellectual property and the implications of the free/open source software movement, to political activism and the de facto self-organisation embodied in informal architecture and the so-called black economy […]
There’s a highly compelling essay in here arguing the importance of the ‘free’ in creativity and in the production of culture (The Architecture of Innovation by Lawrence Lessig, pp. 105 - 144).
Of course the book can be downloaded for free — the PDF link is on the webpage.
5:02 am • 31 October 2012 • 1 note
“And so we continued, making love, for over two hundred years and when we finished, five hours later, we realized that our building had been knocked down three months previously and that our room had become a space ship of flesh and bone.”
— Fernando Del Paso, Palinuro De Mexico (via mythologyofblue)
3:14 am • 19 October 2012 • 132 notes