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▶︎ Analysis Of The Musical Cryptograms / The Heavenly Ladder | Sub Rosa Label
Adolf Wölfli
(Bern, February 29, 1864 - Waldau, November 6, 1930)
was a Swiss artist who was one of the first artists to be associated with the Art Brut or outsider art label. Wölfli was abused both physically and sexually as a child, and was orphaned at the age of 10. Institutionalized in 1895 at Waldau psychiatric asylum near Bern (Switzerland) where he spent the rest of his adult life. He suffered from psychosis, which led to intense hallucinations. Wölfli started drawing in 1899, but no work prior to 1904 has been preserved. In 1908, Wölfli started developing what would become a potentially endless narrative stretched across 25,000 pages interrupted only by Wölfli's death in 1930. His images also incorporated an idiosyncratic musical notation. This notation seemed to start as a purely decorative affair but later developed into real composition which Wölfli would play on a paper trumpet. After his death the Adolf Wölfli Foundation was formed to preserve his art for future generations. Today its collection is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern and can be seen in many museums in the world.
outsider  art  music  malatest  weird 
june 2019 by warrenellis
Is This Tomorrow? - Whitechapel Gallery
"Is This Tomorrow? takes as its model Whitechapel Gallery’s landmark exhibition This Is Tomorrow (1956)" - feat. @livingarchitect
future  art 
january 2019 by warrenellis
"George: People are always surprised that we use computers, but no one asked Van Gogh if he used brushes."
july 2018 by warrenellis
prosthetic knowledge — OpticalFlow meets FlipFluids Visual experiments...
Visual experiments from Lulu xXX translates optical flow from movement of videos into 3D fluid dynamics using the Houdini renderer:
video  art 
march 2017 by warrenellis
Three days in Beijing with three of the world’s most famous dissidents | Fusion
“I am everywhere and I am nowhere,” he says. “That’s the beauty of the Internet Age.”
art  pol  working 
may 2015 by warrenellis
Experimental Digital Synaesthetics in Fashion, Art & Science, on the iPad & online.
music  art 
april 2015 by warrenellis
Sound installation & 40-minute composition, looped; 12 speakers, 45 meter steel string and red cable. Commissioned by and first exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark, 2015

Created from spontaneous otoacoustic emissions that were acoustically recorded inside ears of 30 individuals. Earside Out explores the mysterious and complex tonal clusters that some ears generate

12 speakers attached on thin steel strings are suspended between the floor and the ceiling. Each individual ear emission is spread over the corresponding number of speakers, which together form a 3-dimensional spiral that resembles the cochlea within the inner ea
music  Sound  art 
february 2015 by warrenellis
Skyscraper Wallpapers + Subtraction.com
"Once a month starting back in January, the site I Like Architecture has been publishing these beautifully stylized portraits of famous contemporary skyscrapers from around the world, lovingly crafted by French illustrator Romain Trystram. Their exaggerated color palettes and simplified details emphasize the sci-fi, “architecture of the absurd” quality of building trends."
art  cities 
august 2014 by warrenellis
BLDGBLOG: 100 Views of a Drowning World
"Kahn & Selesnick’s latest project follows a fictitious cabaret troupe—Truppe Fledermaus (Bat Troupe)—who travel the countryside staging absurd and inscrutable performances in abandoned landscapes for an audience of no one. The playful but dire message presented by the troupe is of impending ecological disaster, caused by rising waters and a warming planet, the immediate consequences of which include the extinction of the Bat, in this mythology a shamanistic figure representing both nature and humanity."
art  photography  eco 
may 2014 by warrenellis
Big hollow rooms | Matthew Sheret
"Out of Ice down at Ambika P3. Blending AV and actual ice with documentary footage from a trip with the British Antarctic Survey"
art  geo 
february 2014 by warrenellis
Accessories Keep Brains Safe From Mind-Reading Tech [Pics] - PSFK
"These couture adornments carry alert wearers to Neuro-Imaging Surveillance (NIS) scans. This technology, currently used for medical purposes, can scan the brain to see which portions are active, which may betray what a person is thinking or feeling."
art  mind  fashion  neuro 
january 2014 by warrenellis
Aeolus - Acoustic Wind Pavilion | Aeolus by Luke Jerram
Aeolus - ruler of the four winds in Greek mythology. Aeolus is a giant stringed musical instrument, an acoustic and optical pavilion designed to make audible the silent shifting patterns of the wind and to visually amplify the ever changing sky.
art  sound 
july 2013 by warrenellis
Weaving the World's End | Articles | Features | Fortean Times UK
At the heart of Westminster Abbey is an enigmatic artwork that reveals the date of Doomsday
weird  fortean  architecture  art 
july 2013 by warrenellis
Making Democracy Legible: A Defiant Typeface — The Gradient — Walker Art Center
Over the course of a year, I researched and created ZXX, a disruptive typeface which takes its name from the Library of Congress’ listing of three-letter codes denoting which language a book is written in. Code “ZXX” is used when there is: “No linguistic content; Not applicable.” The project started with a genuine question: How can we conceal our fundamental thoughts from artificial intelligences and those who deploy them? I decided to create a typeface that would be unreadable by text scanning software (whether used by a government agency or a lone hacker) — misdirecting information or sometimes not giving any at all. It can be applied to huge amounts of data, or to personal correspondence. I drew six different cuts (Sans, Bold, Camo, False, Noise and Xed) to generate endless permutations, each font designed to thwart machine intelligences in a different way. I offered the typeface as a free download in hopes that as many people as possible would use it.
art  design  fonts  type 
july 2013 by warrenellis
Adam Ryder | Selections from the Joint Photographic Survey
"fabricated photos from a fictitious 1920s expedition to the Middle East"
odd  photography  art  hoax  fake 
june 2013 by warrenellis
BLDGBLOG: Forest Tone
"Lorenzo Pellegrini, who "gardens" the Risoud Forest in Switzerland to assist the future resonant acoustics of the wood currently growing there. It's a violin garden for the 24th century."
eco  art 
may 2013 by warrenellis
Here & There back on sale! – Blog – BERG
Schulze's wonderful weird projection map poster of NYC is back on sale.
art  maps 
april 2013 by warrenellis
The latest Jonathan Keats emanation | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com
"The dozen canvases at Team Titanic are all painted with pheromones instead of pigments. The pheromones are produced by the artist in his studio, collected from his pores while he watches the news on TV, and labeled for their emotional content based on how the news makes him feel. Suspended in linseed oil, they’re mixed on his palette to make a blend of feelings such as anxiety and elation. He then trowels these olfactory paints onto his canvases so thickly that they might take centuries to dry: an aromatic impasto from which the pheromones gradually disperse."
april 2013 by warrenellis
Geometries of Utopian Desire | Notes on Metamodernism
"The triangular figure that hangs in the night sky in each of these images, a digital cutout of the aurora borealis, is echoed in the equilateral segments of the domed architecture beneath. As a kind of occult ritualistic symbol, the triangle motif here seems to signify the return to a faith in the more primitive geometries of a bygone Euclidean age; one in which truth and beauty appeared one and the same, linear and attainable, yet mystical in their absoluteness."
art  architecture  pol 
november 2012 by warrenellis
BLDGBLOG: Object Cancers
"...object cancers: bulbous, oddly textured, and other dramatically misshapen errors that only appear in 3D-reprinted objects. Chairs with tumors, mutant silverware, misbegotten watches—as if the offspring of industrial reproducibility is a molten world of Dalí-like surrealism."
fabbing  printing  physibles  art 
february 2012 by warrenellis
Simon Faithfull Escape Vehicles
"“Like all works in the Escape Vehicles series no.1 [1996] and no.2 [1997] are tinged with the melancholy of failure. "
art  space 
september 2011 by warrenellis
After the Deluge: Alex Lukas at the Guerrero Gallery
"Rising from the muck, much like the urban wastelands of JG Ballard’s novels, Alex Lukas’ remnant landscapes present viewers with a future vision of our ruined present. These works on paper hover into one’s vision, offering fleeting memories of great cities, lost and then rediscovered. Cities or their fragments are inundated with water, scrub, marsh, and creeping vegetation. Older industrial ruins are covered with graffiti—signs of life without the existence of people or other animals. These scenes of a world, after an unnamed disaster, skirt the line between aestheticizing decay and asking revealing questions of meaning, memory, and mortality that arise when gazing at ruins."
cities  sf  art 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Meanders is a generative system driven by the interaction of growing agents.
art  generative 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Happy Birthday Marian?
Marian Churchland's birthday wish list made me smile
june 2011 by warrenellis
McConnell Art, A Gallery of Contemporary Cartoonists
selling original art by Brandon Graham James Stokoe Marian Churchland Marley Zarcone
art  comics 
may 2011 by warrenellis
U B U W E B - Film & Video: Marcel Duchamp - Jeu d'échecs avec Marcel Duchamp (1963)
"This film records an in-depth interview with Duchamp which took place five years before his death, at the time of his first ever one-man show (at the Pasadena Art Museum). It records for posterity Duchamp talking about his life, his ideas on art, why he chose to continue living in America after fleeing France in 1915, and why he virtually abandoned his work as an artist in 1923"
art  video  history 
february 2011 by warrenellis
Ladies: sew a synthesizer with needle and thread. | Beyond The Beyond
"Build a synthesizer in a new way using needle and thread instead of soldering iron and fabric instead of circuit boards. Syntjuntan is an ensemble of female composers, musicians and instrument builders and they will give a workshop where you literally stitch together a synth using needle and thread!"
tech  art  bruces  music 
january 2011 by warrenellis

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