- GIF Free For All, a show launched in conjunction with Computer Art Congress 4 – CAC4 Rio de Janeiro and curated by Bill A Miller has some great work to view. Expect a few highlights from us later on in the day. [Master-list2000]
- NEW INC has announced their members. Lots of new names on this list. [NEW INC]
- Does David Lynch have a point? [Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts]
- Art has changed. Contemporary Art Daily’s spread of photos and video from “Made in LA” includes Amanda Ross-Ho’s Untitled Satellite Image, in which women discuss the subtle movement of a spinning ball (2014) next to Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose’s Nailed, in which Flanagan nails his balls to a piece of wood (1989). [Contemporary Art Daily]
- An artist in Alberta has covered his 800 acre property with artwork and copyrighted it in an effort to stop oil corporations from drilling on his land. Apparently, a document his lawyer drew up claims that any disturbance of the top six inches of land constitutes a copyright infringement. This makes no sense to us. Maybe the Art Law Blog or the Art Law Office can explain whether this article is bullshit. [Daily Kos]
- It’s fashion week. No link. Just a warning to avoid the Meatpacking District if possible.
- Eh, shit. Doubts are emerging over whether Detroit’s bankruptcy plan is feasible. [Reuters]
- Columbia visual arts student Emma Sulkowicz will carry her mattress with her everywhere until her alleged rapist is brought to justice. She claims that she was raped in her own bed, and she’s one of 23 students who filed a federal complaint against the school for mishandling rape cases. Two other students have claimed that Sulkowicz’s alleged rapist raped them, too. Alleged rapist is still attending Columbia. [New York Magazine]
- Not only are there recipes for sandwiches, there are listicles of favorite sandwich recipes. [Serious Eats]
- Which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, ThunderCat, Or Fraggle Are You? [Clickhole]
Like a TV screen gone kaput. Like a poison-filled horizon. Like a …? I don’t know what’s going on in this GIF exactly, but I like the haziness of it; that stands in contrast to so many of the hard-edge GIFs we typically see. Thanks, Sabrina Ratté.
As of 2011, North Korea has earned $160 million in commissions from international governments to build and export colossal sculptures. These monuments, with their smooth unwrinkled hands, joyous smiles, and innocent demeanor cover up humanitarian catastrophes with a hokey grin. Thus is the aesthetic of Disney Despotism.
The speed of this GIF is incredible: it whooshes left to right, without any metronome-like regularity. So it’s kind of like listening to someone play piano in 4/4 rhythm, but who breaks with that regularity every several notes. Just because they can, and because they know how. Originally this GIF was part of the Wrong Biennial. Though the GIFs on that site have been removed, you can still see Yoshi Sodeoka’s Plan 9 Channel 12 Pavilion here.
Scott Gelber, we’ve all been there.