The Tumblr 104uuu has been making the blog rounds for its Klonopin-like effects. Relax, relax, relax, as you scan the peaceful, everyday scenes of landscapes and trains, day or night, rain or shine. And if you’re wondering about the source for the images; they’re based off of animated scenes from movies by Japanese director Makoto Shinkai.
Here’s what to do if you’re stuck in New York this week for the heat wave: Attend a lecture on the history of Goth; learn about modernity, architecture, futurism, and Star Wars at John Powers’s art talk; hang out at Prospect Park and pick up a few art mags at the small press flea. It’s summer, but as these events demonstrate, there’s still plenty to do.
Looking at Vuk Cosic’s “History of Art for Airports” (1997), there’s a GIF or two. The one, above, is for Star Trek. Because someday we’ll beam from one side of the airport with a transporter deck to another transporter deck. Then we’ll disappear—like the non-looping figure above. That’d be an ideal form of transportation, avoiding all those zippy golf-carts.
A description of the “History of Art for Airports,” from Rhizome:
“From Cezanne to Warhol, this “history of art” is redrawn according to the simple iconographic style of airports. But the history doesn’t end with Warhol; a few contemporary net.art celebs are added for good measure.”
And Star Trek, of course.
It’s Friday. There’s very little in the way of art news happening today—so let’s go back and chill with the past. Really, this is just an excuse to watch YouTube vids. Today, we’re saying hello to an old AFC favorite, Klaus Nomi.
Michael: Last Friday night in Baltimore was a scheduling obstacle course. Of the many events we tried to cram into one outing, we ended up sprinting through only a handful. Our evening kicked off with ALLOVERSTREET, a monthly event of simultaneous art openings, performances, and installations
Paddy: Ultimately, we saw some good work, albeit not quite as much as I would have liked. Let it be known that a day in Baltimore is simply not enough time to experience Artscape.