In two days a fourteen year nightmare might come to an end. It will be hard to find any focus or catch any sleep in the next 48 hours. Draw shoes, prototype, edit, write are irrelevant tasks.
How do myths come about?
A young skinny guy has been relentlessly touring Venezuela. In three months he has visited more than three hundred towns. The crowded streets await him everywhere. They catch his pace, the ladies reach for him and leave him written notes with needs and wishes. When he looses a shoe, the whole town is immediately on a mission to find him a new pair. His instagram photos are full of messages of euphoric blessings and euphoric love.
There are photos of him receiving blessings from Shamans and of his visits to the great Catholic sites around Venezuela, like El Cristo de la Grita. He told a story of a man who gave him a set of keys, the last thing he received from his kid before he died in the hands of violence. The man and his kid (in heaven) wanted Henrique to keep them. He represents hope, our future.
His journey could be compiled in a book of stories. Like the fishermen who took him on their humble boat to his destination when government protesters barricaded his way through the highway. Or the soldier that stopped his car and gave a short and cold 30 sec speech: “Listen carefully, you have to win these elections. We cannot keep living like this. The Armed Forces maintain their commitment to democracy. So keep going and win the elections.”
Henrique has become the representation of the kind of Venezuelan we want to be. Relentless, hardworking, honest, caring, selfless, healthy, humble and visionary. He has blessed our ears with pretty words that will hopefully leave behind all the hate and resentment that has been forced upon us for the past fourteen years.
It has been a very hard “battle”. We have had many disappointments in the past few years, along with terrifying stories of violence. We have been given false promises, insulted, hated, robbed, forced out and have seen our country fall into ruins. We have impatiently waited for people to wake up and do what we consider is the right thing.
We now have two days left to wait and see. G-D WILLING, we will enter that lit path.
Installation at Whitney. #inspiration
Frosted plexiglass pieces hung with nylon string and video projections on them. A dark room and floating videos with defined edges.
Rim/Lip prototypes - 2009 - Museum board.
Stacking Plates Prototypes - 2009. Museum Board.
Models inspired by the archaeological dig I attended at Tel Dor - 2009. The excavation and reading of pottery shards would constantly bring up the questions of how and why the differences and changes in the style of pottery occurred? The pottery rims would play an essential role in identifying these objects, their time and creators. Elements like diameter, shape, thickness, color and decorative painting were taken into consideration.
Today’s typical milk carton is of worldwide use. I consider it to be the modern vessel and its lip, a new kind of rim.
The Knife - Heartbeats.
I will always regret not having seen this somewhat creepy but incredibly visionary Swedish duo live.
Installation by Yayoi Kusama.
An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. While illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most people. Illusions may occur with more of the human senses than vision, but visual illusions, optical illusions, are the most well known and understood. The emphasis on visual illusions occurs because vision often dominates the other senses. Some illusions are based on general assumptions the brain makes during perception. These assumptions are made using organizational principles, like Gestalt, an individual’s ability of depth perception and motion perception, and perceptual constancy. Other illusions occur because of biological sensory structures within the human body or conditions outside of the body within one’s physical environment.
The term illusion refers to a specific form of sensory distortion, it describes a misinterpretation of a true sensation. For example, hearing voices regardless of the environment would be a hallucination, whereas hearing voices in the sound of running water (or other auditory source) would be an illusion.
(Loosely taken from wikipedia)
Creatives enrich this world by finding more interesting and more beautiful experiences. We will make sacrifices because to us it is more important than just money.ME EB.
Colombo - Spazio Elastico.
Gianni Colombo’s art installation is up at the New Museum now. A dark room, a couple of UV bulbs and white elastic strings that shine and slowly move. The space is divided in equal segments that the spectator traverses. It’s like being inside a 3D software, and it’s so cool.