Canadian artist JJ Levine’s photo series Alone Time is a project in which he transforms one model into two different genders. “By doubling a single body within one frame, I celebrate the human capacity for gender fluidity and call into question the idea of authenticity of gender.”
Danish-Icelandic artist and designer Olafur Eliasson, whose installations we have often featured on the site, is opening a solo show at Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art entitled “Riverbed.” The main work, a giant landscape, will unfold throughout the whole South Wing of the museum in one great sweep – and as a major intervention in Louisiana’s usual administration of art in space, thus giving the viewer the opportunity to think about the aesthetic experience as more than just the encounter between subjects and objects.
Since the beginning of the collaboration it has been clear that a solo exhibition of Eliasson at Louisiana would inevitably be a radical, site-specific exhibition that would take up a discussion of the reality of the museum as an institution and locality, and at the same time focus on local sensory experience in a global perspective.
The transitions between inside and outside, culture and staged nature, become fluid and transitory – and the progress of the visitor through the museum becomes a central issue. Eliasson’s exhibition will be an enhancement of our gaze at the museum, at ourselves and at the world.
In his series “Skin”, Japanese photographer Yusuke Sakai used his camera to explore the unique surfaces of a variety of zoo animals’ skin. Sakai decided to stray away from the usual full form images taken of the animals and got extremely close to capture full frame images of their skin. Because of the scale and compositions of the images, the depicted skins become an abstracted form of themselves through the unique textures and patterns that are the unnoticed norm for each animal. “When seeing an animal, I look at the form, the scale, the motion, and the “animal” to which they all were joined. I thought that I would concentrate on seeing “skin of an animal” by seeing the photograph cut down in time and space,” explains Sakai
"In PERMUTATIONS, each point moves at a different speed and moves in a direction independent according to natural laws’ quite as valid as those of Pythagoras, while moving in their circular field. Their action produces a phenomenon more or less equivalent to the musical harmonies. When the points reach certain relationships (harmonic) numerical to other parameters of the equation, they form elementary figures."- John Whitney
Geometry of Circles - Philip Glass (for Sesame Street)
This week’s selection is x.pose by designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro G. C. Oliveira.
"In the physical realm we can deliberately control which portions our bodies are exposed to the world by covering it with clothing. In the digital realm, we have much less control of what personal aspects we share with the services that connect us. In the digital realm we are naked and vulnerable."
Triple Gear - Henry Segerman
If you take three ordinary gears and put them together so that each gear meshes with the other two, then none of the gears can turn because neighbouring gears must turn in opposite directions. Triple gear avoids this problem by having the three “gears” arranged like linked rings - the gears then rotate along skew axes, and the opposite direction rule no longer applies.
The Dual Half 120- and 600-Cells - Henry Segerman
The 120-cell and 600-cell are shown, which have 120 dodecahedral facets and 600 tetrahedral facets respectively. The left and right objects are dual to each other, which means that the vertices of one correspond to the 3-dimensional facets of the other, and vice versa. This is illustrated in the center object, which is simply copies of the two other objects occupying the same space, interlinking with each other.