If you are in Helsinki! I will speak today about my work… and also on Thusday a bit on site at Gallery FAFA for the group show Colour as Material.
Symposium details as follows: Auditorium, Finnish Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki.
Joseph Albers work and Johannes Itten’s colour course at Bauhaus have formed the basis of colour theory teaching in art schools in Europe and USA. The symposium will revisit the thesis of the relativity of colour as proposed by Albers. The exhibition and symposium will aim to extend the thesis of Albers that perception of colour relies upon the relative or contextual by looking at contemporary attitudes to material, the interaction of colour as a material.
How are artists disassembling colour and investigating it today? How the materiality of colour relates to memory and experience? What & how does the colour matter in contemporary art?
This is a part of ongoing collaboration between the Academy of Fine Arts (the Painting study programme and General Studies), the University of Northumbria (NewCastle) and The Slade School of Art , UCL (London).
Symposium 27th March, at 10.00–16.30, Academy of Fine Arts, Auditorium
10.00-11.15 Harald Arnkil “Factual facts and actual facts – colours and reality”
11.15-11.45 Helen Baker “Colour as Material Evidence”
11.45-12.15 Silja Rantanen “Colour Chart as a Statement”
13.15-14.00 Jessica Eaton: “Light and Additive Color”
14.00-14.30. Charles Danby: “Red / Cyan Color Matter”
14.30-14.45 Sue Spark: “Dirt as Material”
15.00-15.30 Lisa Milroy: “Black and Blue”
15.30-16.00 Riikka Stewen: “On Red”
Open forum discussion 28th March at 10.00–13.30, FAFA Gallery
Helen Baker, Stig Baumgartner, Heather Boxall, Charles Danby, Jessica Eaton, Lisa Milroy, Markku Pääkkönen, Sarah Riseborough, Jukka Rusanen, Rachel Sharp, Marie Søndergaard Lolk*, Sue Spark, Estelle Thompson*, Timo Tähkänen, Markus Tuormaa, Jill Wann, Jo Volley*
chair: Tarja Pitkänen-Walter
*presented by artworks only
iphone test for something or other that may or may not “happen”
After having my studio robbed I am testing light and effect/affect with my iphone. All my analogue gear is safe and sound - and people seem to think that this puts me in the good. The reality is: the thief, having walked out with everything digital I own, has in fact created the equivalent of stealing an entire darkroom from me as well as abilties that were the entire phenomena/reality that Polaroid once offered for large format in terms of testing.
So that said - I am no joke working through things with an iphone as proofing device, and I have made a new tumblr for the phone or other shitty digi capture devices. (These shitty digi capture devices are creating the light leaks of the future - right?) I have also lost most of my “casual” or “personal” snapshots of the last three years due either theft or hard drive failure or phone bs. So from now on I post the best of here:
I’m a little obsessed with trying to write maintainable, clean code. I’m not yet really good at it, but try to become better every day. It started to become more of an obsession than usual when I realized that a lot of the projects I work on will someday be taken over by other people, and I don’t…
Hellz yes. The people complaining the most vocally about skeuomorphism today don’t understand what it is. Skeuomorphism is not “having real life textures”. It’s replicating cues from other contexts to provide meaning. If we got rid of it completely no one would be able to interact with their computers.
As an aside, the UI formerly known as Metro is a good example of what happens when you go slightly too far in the opposite direction on the spectrum.
Avia caption (at COFFEESHOP COMPANY)
В первые аргментированные доводы о том, что рельсы это далеко не идеальный фейрмворк, а навязываемая ими архитектура быстро превращается в кашу я услашыл от Кирилла Мокевнина.
В этот момент я получил подтверждение посещявшим меня в последнее время мыслям, что-то с этими рельсам что-то не…