untitled drawing experiment 2014 (a drawing made by the touch of others) kevin townsend
72 pages (11” x 17”) were each buffed for 1 hour with graphite and bare hands, folded and stacked. (as seen here)
18 participants are given white cotton gloves and are allowed to touch, handle and engage the pages in any way they desire with the instruction that they are to return the pages to the stack and pile the gloves on the floor when they are done.
The resulting drawing is made on the gloves and is a record of the participants’ touch
The stacked pages are bundled (as they were left) with cotton twine
Pae White - Metafoil (2011) - Curtain design for the Oslo Opera House
"For the main stage curtain of the Oslo Opera House, the L.A.-based artist scanned images of crumpled aluminum foil and sent the scans through a computer numerically-controlled loom which transformed the pixels into a massive tapestry of cotton, wool, and polyester. Here’s what Pae had to say:
Metafoil takes advantage of the captive gaze of the audience, introducing a foil, a false reflection, an illusion of depth, a novel typography that disrupts expectation and challenges perception. My work has attempted to subvert the viewer’s expected relationship to an everyday object, nudging them off balance, encouraging a deeper look. My goal is to cause viewers to stop and consider the bits and pieces of our lives that are most often overlooked, perhaps suggesting a more comprehensive reconsideration of the world around us, even to ask ourselves: What is important to us? What are we seeing? What are we not seeing?”
These moldscapes by Hans Jörgen Johansen are carefully cultivated on 2-foot-square pieces of organic material (mostly wheat flour and bread) and then carefully photographed. Johansen does not use any form of photographic manipulation.
"I was looking for the ugliest, most polluted, most anti-architectural building in the most anti-ecological condition I could find. Back then, the whole suburban area of Barcelona was full of cement factories and pollution. The challenge was to change the use, to transform the place, to reinvent a new aesthetic, and to make this industrial, ugly object into something beautiful,’ Bofill says in our new issue, and a new aesthetic he has achieved: a thoroughly surreal mixture of industrial heritage, high tech interiors and Catalan Civic Gothic style."