Margaret Coleman, Work in Progress, 2012. Garbage, Mixed Media.
Jon Rafman’s much talked about Google Street View’s project brings together accidental moments, beautifully captured at random by the unknowing Google street cars as they document our big, old world house by house, bared bum by bared bum. The photos capture rare snippets of everyday life in an eye opening, beautiful, sometimes disturbing, often hilarious way. (lostateminor.com)
“Emotions like grief, fear and despair are as much a part of the human condition as love, awe and joy. They are our natural and inevitable responses to existence, so long as loss, vulnerability and violence come with the territory of being human. These are the dark emotions, but by dark, I don’t mean that they are bad, unwholesome or pathological. I mean that as a culture we have kept these emotions in the dark—shameful, secret and unseen.”
“Every dark emotion has a value and purpose. There are no negative emotions; there are only negative attitudes towards emotions we don’t like and can’t tolerate, and the negative consequences of denying them. The emotions we call “negative” are energies that get our attention, ask for expression, transmit information and impel action. Grief tells us that we are all interconnected in the web of life, and that what connects us also breaks our hearts. Fear alerts us to protect and sustain life. Despair asks us to grieve our losses, to examine and transform the meaning of our lives, to repair our broken souls. Each of these emotions is purposeful and useful—if we know how to listen to them.”
- Miriam Greenspan, 2003
For I feel like shit I am working with dying portraits…
Portraits who are dead as in terms of dead paper
Portraits who are dead because of a death person
Portraits who are dead
Museo del Barrio - Alberto Borea’s installation ‘Rainbow (Arcoiris),’ constructed out of discarded plastic bags.
bbook: “One Hundred Live and Die” 1984
I’m surprised when the work appears beautiful, and very pleased. And I think work can be very good and very successful without being able to call it beautiful, although I’m not clear about that. The work is good when it has a certain completeness, and when it’s got a certain completeness, then it’s beautiful.
Benjamin Verdonck - Belgian artist is playing with the balance between real and unreal.