CONNECTING CREATIVE COMMUNITY
Dec 4, 2013
Mark Dorf is an artist originally from in Louisville, KY. Among his works, he uses photography as a tool to explore humanity and its interactions with the natural landscape. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Here is his series titled HOST -
"HOST navigates the ways in which we interact with our landscape through our growth as a human race. We are constantly expanding our presence on this planet, and consequently reducing our natural landscape of which we are forever dependent upon for our physical materials for further development. This creates a very unique relationship between man and its natural surroundings - we are simultaneously destroying our environment that creates the materials that we need to further sustain our expansion, and jointly we are creating synthetic reproductions of that environment to farm those same elements for our consumption. Through this interruption we are destroying our original womb and losing our original referent and instead manipulating those original elements to create our own genetic makeup for our constructed worlds. Creating busy cities of commerce typically sings of fortitude and strength, when in fact we are slowly creating our own swan song. Through the creation of the urban landscape, new norms arise – no longer do we worry about survival and intelligent exploration, we now obsess over productivity and growth. This preoccupation with ideals and urban normalcy is ultimately destructive as we forget what is actually sustaining us in the first place."
Dec 2, 2013
"An audiovisual meditation on life, fate, the forces of gravity and how to break free from all the weight ... not really, this is nothing more than some pretty visuals. Filmed on the Red Epic with EF lenses, graded in DaVinci Resolve, edited with the Adobe Creative Suite. We hope you'll have as much fun watching as we had creating."
Video by A Common Future
Additional Sound Design by Joe Nattrass
Song by Holy Other
Nov 29, 2013
Nov 27, 2013
Andrew Binkley is an artist originally from Nebraska. He went to Kansas City Art Institute majoring in painting and afterward lived in China and Thailand for three years. As an artist, he uses different approaches and media to explore notions of time and patterns of human behavior. His works have exhibited and displayed in numerous galleries and museums internationally. He currently lives and works between Guangzhou and Hawaii.
Here is one of his recent projects Just Being -
"Just Being delves into the practice of meditation in which a myriad of experiences may arise, but by being still and present in this very moment, one begins to see the inherent impermanence of all phenomena, of thoughts, of time, of the self. The ephemeral patterns of arising and passing away of the body, breath and mind are depicted through the use of time-based media of photography, which has the potential to portray stillness within movement and movement within stillness.
Photographed within the meditation hall of Nan Hua Si in Southern China, the monastery of the 6th Patriarch of Zen (7th cent. AD), a Buddhist monk and nun are presented in the four meditation postures of sitting, standing, walking and lying down. These four basic postures are essentially all of our bodily positions, alluding to the practice of meditation being a practice of letting go and of mindfulness in all postures, in all activities of the day."
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
More events to come soon.
Shortcircles performing in the Aquarium area
Mophono and Manitous jamming in the East Pavilion
Four-Panel projecting works by California College of the Arts faculty and students in the Forum Theater
Interactive works by CCA students in the African Hall
Christopher Willits and percussionist Jeff Pierre performing at the Aquarium area
Christopher Willits performing (image by @samueljkim)
Nov 20, 2013
ana 'back, again' + morphosis 'a shaping' + onions
Using anamorphosis, the video installation Onion Skin, created by Oliver Ratsi on the ANTIVJ visual label, deceptively creates a digital mirage of spatial dimensions by "peeling" away geometric elements and leaving behind a perception of volume and space.
Post by Myoung