People on Twitter think Cy Twombly died today.
Yet more great imagery from Cloaque, the website that is a self proclaimed “digital landfill.” This GIF is a screengrab from the video project cloaque.mov, by Chris Timms, Carlos Saez + Dmntia, Rollin Leonard, Jasper Elings, Anthony Antonellis, Emilio Gomariz, and Claudia Mate. The movie is like a Mac OSX themed LSD trip, and the music, by Yoshi Sodeoka definitely augments this trippiness by a sizable factor.
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to get lost in the Cloaque universe. It’s often perverse, usually absurd, and always attention consuming.
Maria Lassnig, who passed away last May, seems to have been used to pain. In her retrospective at PS1, paintings portray “body awareness”, with fears, anguish, suffocation, and limbs dissolving existentially into space. In her famous portrait “You or Me?”, Lassnig holds a gun to her head while aiming another at the viewer, a gesture which reads as being your own worst enemy.
This is what makes her video “Kantate,” or “Cantata”, so special. Lassnig sings the song of her life’s ups and downs, which we’ve read about in the wall texts– bad luck with men, isolation, and self-deprecation. But for all of the loneliness that comes through in the painting, we finally get to see the love of her life: art.
Click through to watch the video on YouTube. Unfortunately this doesn’t come with subtitles, but scroll to the “about” section for the English translation.
Tom Hancocks has made an animated GIF dreamworld out of a windowless, hypermodern house in an alien landscape. This is definitely a throwback to early computer games like Myst with maybe a little bit of Freud mixed in there. The project is called “Idle Self” and invites viewers to browse through rooms of the house as if they were representations of the mind at work.
Idle Self was part of a larger project called ANI GIF, an online gallery curated by Daniel Rehn and Sarah Caluag. Their last project was published in November 2013.
According to the masters of ironic hyperbole at VICE, the magazine’s annual photography issue is an event of biblical proportions. More specifically, it’s “a cultural barometer that has been used by historians since the age of Talbot to determine which artists are on the front lines of photography in any given year.”