Posts Tagged ‘animation’

Kota Ezawa: Gardner Museum Revisited at Christopher Grimes Gallery

Kota Ezawa. Gardner Museum Revisited, installation view, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Christopher Grimes Gallery.

In 2013, Kota Ezawa once gave a presentation at the California College of the Arts about a man in Japan. As he explained it, Ezawa saw a man talking on CNN, with the name of “Kota Ezawa” printed in the bumper graphic at the bottom of the screen. This onscreen Ezawa was a scientist, and as Ezawa watched the interview, he became intrigued. The name[…..]

Laurie Anderson: Heart of a Dog

Laurie Anderson, Heart of a Dog, 2015 (still). Courtesy the artist and Abramorama Entertainment.

Artist Laurie Anderson opens Heart of a Dog by recounting a rather bizarre dream. Illustrated on the screen through sketchy black-and-white drawings and narrated in Anderson’s calm, comely voice, the artist gives birth to her dog, Lolabelle, the spectral rat terrier who becomes in some ways (though in others not) the star of the film. After being presented with her bundle, Anderson’s dream self feels very[…..]

Fan Mail: Jonas Holmer

Jonas Holmer. Endless Rainbows (video still), 2012; looping video installation. Courtesy of the Artist.

A computer programmer by day and an artist and musician by night, Jonas Holmer has created a body of work shaped by multiple frames of reference and methodologies. The Stockholm-based artist produces digital and installation works that explore the play between technology, music, and aesthetics. Holmer has an eye for creating illusions of depth. Endless Rainbows (2012) is one example of how the artist utilizes graphic and[…..]

Stacey Steers: Night Hunter at Catharine Clark Gallery

Stacey Steers. Lillian on Bed with Eggs, 2011; Video clip of Night Hunter; Film 35mm to HD Stereo sound. 15:30. Courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery.

Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or event. If you are interested in submitting a Shotgun Review, please click this link for more information. In this Shotgun Review, M. Rebekah Otto reviews Stacey Steers’ Night Hunter at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. Experimental animator Stacey Steers currently has work on view in Night Hunter at[…..]

World of Glass: A Conversation with Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg

The work of Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg is defined by duality. A partnership between artist and musician, their stop-motion animation videos and haunting audio tracks precariously balance horror and humour, immersing child-like puppets in a world where perversion, violence, aggression, and power dominate. In their latest exhibition in London, the artists explore the medium of glass and its materiality – fragility becomes threatening and[…..]

From the DS Archives: Nathalie Djurberg

Today, From the DS Archives brings you the work of Berlin-based artist Nathalie Djurberg. Nathalie’s work, which features motion animation, installation, sculpture and drawing, will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Stop. Move. at Blum and Poe opening Saturday November 6th. Stay tuned for coverage of that exhibition which includes the work of Djurberg, Hirsch Perlman, Robin Rhode and Matt Saunders. This article was originally[…..]

Best of 2009

Happy New Year from everyone at!! We are continuing our Best of 2009 coverage for one more day. Don’t miss our exclusive interview with Allison Schulnik to be published later this month in conjunction with her upcoming solo exhibition, Home for Hobo, at Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles. Best of 2009 Allison Schulnik: Hobo Clown Originally published on July 15, 2009 It’s unfortunate[…..]