Kseniya Simonova

Ukraine Got Talent


Stroboscopic image of the hands of Russian conductor, Efraín Kurtz.
Photo by Gjon Mili, 1945.
8th Apr 201405:241,334 notes
Carlos Amorales, Coal Drawing Machine, 2012Installation: machine, coal, steel, epoxy paint and paper bannersVariable dimensions

Exhibited for the first time in a former coal mine in Belgium, at Manifesta 9 “The Deep of the Modern”, this paper labyrinth generates from the output by a machine which draws with coal. By making an analogy between the mine’s excavated underground and Hell, the drawings are repetitive patterns of magic symbols that can invoke demons but which also are considered to be the predecessors of the electronic circuits that are in use today. The machine functions through the span of the exhibition, it’s output accumulating day after day. The Coal Drawing Machine, an installation, questions the tension between the hand made quality of the traditional coal drawings and the fact of these being industrially produced by a machine. It is a piece that recalls the myth of robots and machines becoming sensible, as for instance in the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick, later filmed as “Blade Runner”.

Mirror Mosaic
drawing by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Alongside her dizzyingly beautiful mirror sculptures, Monir is also exhibiting a series of felt-tip drawings. These colourful sketches from the 1970s are somewhat like metro maps for imaginary cities. Still, five of her famous disco balls catch most of the attention. Monir tells an anecdote about the disco ball. “In New York in the Sixties I saw children playing with a plastic ball. That was unimaginable for me. I brought the ball to the studio and asked a colleague to make a leather one. But that was impossible. He laughed and suggested designing one in fibreglass, which was a new material at the time. And out of that grew the idea of covering one with mirrors, a technique I have refined over the years.”

Juegos y torneos, Ciudad Abierta, 1972-77 
31st Mar 201403:096,044 notes


Film on Drugs

Sarah Schoenfeld applied droplets of common drugs and mind-altering chemicals to previously exposed film negatives, and these are the crystalline creations she was left with. More intoxicating photos at her site, part of the series All You Can Feel.

(From top, L-R: ketamine, caffeine, estrogen, opium, adrenaline)

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Book Design | Zobeide by Italo Calvino - Samira Rahimi.

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richard buckminster fuller.
the geodesic dome.
montreal, canada.
24th Mar 201404:382,167 notes


London-based artist Zadok Ben David created this incredible installation using 12,000 cut steel botanical specimens modeled from old textbook illustrations, each embedded in a thin layer of sand. On first encountering the sprawling array of plants they appear completely black, thus the installation’s title: Blackfield. However when viewed from the opposite side, a field of black turns into a wall of color.


Josh Tonsfeldt
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The Infinite Library

The Infinite Library is an ongoing project by Daniel Gustav Cramer and Haris Epaminonda.
It is primarily an expanding archive of books, each created out of pages of one or more found books and bound anew. The online catalogue serves as an index.




A couple of prints from the fall semester.

Levitating Edifice
hard ground and soft ground etching with aquatint, 29x29”, 2013

A buoyant structure, free, afloat, and adrift
hard ground and soft ground etching with aquatint, 40x29”, 2013

Christian Villacillo

Absolutely love these, Christian!

Theses deserve more attention-



Bioartis Haari Tesla (behance) - "Macrocosm and microcosm is an ancient Greek Neo-Platonic schema of seeing the same patterns reproduced in all levels of the cosmos, from the largest scale (macrocosm or universe-level) all the way down to the smallest scale (microcosm or sub-sub-atomic or even metaphysical-level). In the system the midpoint is Man, who summarizes thecosmos." - I was doing some researches  and I found experiment with miniatures of space so I decided to try my own. The result has been nebulae, galaxies and supernovae  transformed into microorganism.

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Anila Quayyum Agha, Intersections, (2013).
Opaque  by  andbamnan