"COLOGNE’S OFF-SHOW FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Starting in August 22nd till 31st 2008 „ARTRMX COLOGNE VOL.01” is a topic based art festival that presents contemporary photography, street art, painting, graphics and video art in an extraordinary frame – a platform for lively exchanges between international artists, collectors, gallery-owners and art interested people.
The artrmx cologne vol. 01 exhibitions take place in different locations (such as galleries, apartments, empty buildings or off-locations) throughout Cologne. To participate in these exhibitions, the artrmx e. V. invites artists to send in their work or their series in regards to the given subject for 2008 „WHERE IS MY MIND?“. In collaboration with artistic advisors, the artrmx e. V. will assemble and distribute the work among the different exhibition spaces."
"COLOGNE’S OFF-SHOW FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Die „art bodensee 08" ist ein Fixpunkt im internationalen Kunstmesse-Kalender. Seit 2001 ist die „art bodensee" sommerlicher Treffpunkt für Kunstfreunde, Sammler, Kuratoren und interessiertes Publikum aus Süddeutschland, der Schweiz, aus Liechtenstein, Österreich und Südtirol.
"Questo concorso si rivolge ai giovani artisti emergenti o aspiranti tali, al di sotto dei 35 anni (ossia tutti quelli nati dopo il primo gennaio 1973). Il Circolo Culturale Bertolt Brecht ha pensato di dedicare proprio a voi questa opportunità totalmente gratuita: compilando il form apposito in ogni sua parte e mandando via mail n. 4 immagini in formato .jpg (max 800x600 pixel/max 250 kb per immagine) dei propri lavori all'indirizzo indicato, si parteciperà alla web_competition!"
Si svolge dal 16 al 20 luglio, a Certaldo, MERCANTIA, il “Festival internazionale del teatro di strada” - giunto alla 21° edizione - punto di riferimento in Italia e all’estero per questo tipo di spettacolo che, dopo aver festeggiato le venti edizioni, propone un progetto teatrale nuovo: da un lato rimane la grande kermesse dionisiaca e coinvolgente, fatta di
musiche, colori e grandi spettacoli scenografici; dall’altro crescono le atmosfere rarefatte, per pochi spettatori, con spettacoli creati appositamente per una torre, un giardino, una cripta.
Mercantia - 21 Festival internazionale del teatro di strada 16-20 Luglio 2008, Certaldo (FI)
The word "camouﬂage" comes of common use in Europe during WWI. It seems that its etymologic origin, dated from the '700, meant "to blow a gust of smoke at someone's face in order to disorientate him."
In England, it was Daily News that ﬁrst used the term camouﬂage, on the 25th of May of 1917, to indicate the action of hiding something from the enemy. The word was immediately transferred from the military uses into daily life through the expression "eggs camouﬂaged in a scramble", or often to ironically denounce a bluff: "he is nothing but camouﬂage."
In the artistic context, the wish or the need to become 'smoky' or invisible has a quite curious but at the same time signiﬁcant origin, in an expression used by Franz Marc in a letter he wrote from the battlefront to his wife (quoted in "Transformations: Camouﬂage and Land Art" from Helmut Friedel). In this letter, the artist expressed the need to build some "Kandinskys" in order to make invisible the trenches in which he and his soldiers were hidden.
Exactly 70 years later, before starting his series of "Camouﬂages", Andy Warhol asked the following to one of his assistants: "What can I do that is abstract, but not really abstract?" In other words, it seems that mimicry, in its most appropriate and ﬁercely assumption of camouﬂage, can offer a different point of view from that of the artistic abstract models of the '900 (and obviously contemporary), including those radical experiences such as monochrome, located between a farewell and a suspension in the inner deﬁnition of painting.
Camouﬂage is the title of a show that will be developed in two stages at the Gentili Gallery in Prato. Curated by Helmut Friedel and Giovanni Iovane, the ﬁrst exhibition will exhibit works by Enrico Castellani, Isa Genzken and Imi Knoebel.
Enrico Castellani's works have been rigorously expressing over decades (and without mimicry) this suspended condition of painting as a "promise" of an autonomous and authentic space (further beyond the minimalist tautologies).
On the other hand, Isa Genzken did a series of monochrome paintings (untitled "Basic Research") and of concrete sculptures that strongly represented an efﬁcient answer to Minimalist and to its phenomenological neutrality.
The works and installations of Imi Knoebel "destructure" decompose the idea of monochrome as a presentation of "primary structures.
RA DIOHEA_D / HOU SE OF_C ARDS - Google Code:
"Radiohead just released a new video for its song 'House of Cards' from the album 'In Rainbows'.
No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.
Watch the making-of video to learn about how the video was made and the various technologies that were used to capture and render 3D data."
Foo Camp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
"Foo Camp is an annual hacker event hosted by publisher O'Reilly Media. O'Reilly describes it as 'the wiki of conferences', where the program is developed by the attendees at the event, using big whiteboard schedule templates that can be rewritten or overwritten by attendees to optimize the schedule. The goal of the event is to reach out to new people who will increase the company's intelligence about new technologies, and to create opportunities for cross-fertilization between people and technologies that are on the O'Reilly radar.
Some have described it as a meta-birds-of-a-feather session, that gets smart people together to discuss technology issues. This style of event has also been described as an unconference."