March, 2011

Can’t Stop: Happy Tech at Triennale Bovisa, Milan

Though the fields obviously aren’t mutually exclusive, technology and art have shared a love-hate relationship through the ages. At moments adversarial, art puritans fear drastic change in the application of new technologies to art disciplines, and staunch technologists fear a contamination of science by ‘softer’ art practices. However, at their most collegiate, art benefits from the potential of new technologies to both alter people’s perceptive[.....]

History and Ownership: Interview with Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez, still from Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997). 68 minutes.

Karin Sander at n.b.k.

My natural tendency, when looking at trash in an art gallery, is to play detective and treat the waste as anthropological evidence. For her solo show at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Karin Sander has cut six holes in the floor of the gallery’s administrative office where trash cans used to sit. Located directly above the gallery, the administration’s waste now falls down from the office space[.....]

Fan Mail: Interview with Amy Revier

Each month, DailyServing selects two artists to be featured in our Fan Mail series.  If you would like to be considered, please submit to info@dailyserving.com a link to your website with ‘Fan Mail’ in the subject line.  Keep checking the site – you could be the next artist featured! For this edition of Fan Mail, Austin, TX based artist Amy Revier has been chosen from[.....]

From the DS Archives: Nick Cave and Phyllis Galembo

This Sunday, From the DS Archives invites you to reconsider the work of American artist, Nick Cave. Featuring Cave’s signature “Soundsuits,” the traveling exhibition Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth is currently up at the Seattle Art Museum through June 5th. Today’s DS Archive pick is from Cave’s exhibition with Phyllis Galembo last summer at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.[.....]

Pulling Data: Interview with David Bowen

David Bowen‘s solo exhibition, drift, recently opened at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC. Bowen investigates the intersection of mechanical and organic systems; his practice is driven by an interest in the collection and visualization of data. His materials include simple robotics and electronic components, integrated with natural elements and information systems. Two of Bowen’s kinetic sculptures, Fly Lights and Tele-Present Wind, are currently[.....]

Too Serious for a Series

L.A. Expanded: Notes from the West Coast A weekly column by Catherine Wagley There’s a video—one of many—that’s been circulating the web since last Friday. It’s called “Tsunami Hitting City of Kamaishi” and it lasts for a grueling four minutes and thirty-eight seconds. The first thirty seconds show a view of the Pacific coast that’s relatively calm, though overcast. Ships float by distantly and you[.....]