Do you see the tumble-weeds rolling through your Facebook invites? Have you walked the streets of Chelsea and assumed an evacuation order had been issued for the flood zone? No, check your email. It’s not the end of the art world as we know it; everyone is just in Switzerland for Art Basel. Except us. […]
Earlier this week we posted a link to VICE’s tribute to the late Internet video-art visionary Eric Fournier, better known as their alter-ego Shay Saint John. Known for their jerky, repetitive motions, Shay Saint John’s brief oeuvre has naturally inspired more GIFs than you can shake a mannequin leg at. May she “keep doing that hand thing” forever:
Over at the Lower East Side gallery 247365, artist Brian Belott has opened Dr. Kid President Jr. one of the stranger shows you’ll see this summer—an exhibition comprised of 34 counterfeit paintings of found children’s art. The paintings are hung salon style on the gallery walls and the only clue that they are made by anyone other than a child is their surface. Each is painted with PolyColor on canvas. (PolyColor is a high end version of tempera.)
This glorious GIF first appeared three years ago on the Brooklyn-based blog Best Roof Talk Ever with the genius quote: “Let 2012 be remembered as the year we brought the mid-nineties back to life with overpriced tickets to 3D renderings of things I thought I forgot about.”
The blogger, Nick Divers, is of course referring to the 2012 resurrection of murdered 90s rapper Tupac Shakur as a hologram performing to concert-goers. That year, the 1997 blockbuster Titanic (itself a nostalgic look back on 1912) was also re-released as a pricey 3D experience.
Is the technology of the future always destined to resurrect the past? It’s 2015 and I’m blogging about a GIF from 2012 about holograms from the 1990s about steamships from 1912 named after mythical beasts from ancient Greece.
Maybe in the 24th century a nostalgic Starfleet officer will recreate this very moment on the holodeck. In the 1990s, Star Trek characters were, after all, obsessed with holographic recreations of the past.