TIME BASED GLITCHES BY MARC HOROWITZ

by Ariadna Zierold

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Los Angeles, California based Marc Horowitz works in painting, performance, video, photography, and social practice. In a practice that combines traditional drawing, commercial photography, and new media, Horowitz turns American culture on its head to explore the idiosyncrasies of entertainment, class, commerce, failure, success, and personal meaning.

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Horowitz is presenting a new series of paintings and sculptures that explore the idea of time-based glitches and how a glitch can occur in lived experience. A glitch can be mundane—like the malfunction of a screen or speaker—but the time-based glitches Horowitz refers to are disorienting, creating rifts in time, space, and perspective. The works are designed to demonstrate the way in which a glitch—typically considered a mistake—might produce new spaces and new feelings with unexpected value.

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The paintings begin with underpaintings replicating prints by New York-based mass printmakers Currier & Ives, active in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These underpaintings—which reference the very early conception of the American dream, the idea of manifest destiny, and the beginnings of American exceptionalism—are then overlaid with disparate forms and areas of color. The sculptures exhibit a similar approach, with the artist taking the traditional sculptural portrait format of the bust as a point of departure and creating an unexpected composite through the addition of new forms and materials.

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Marc Horowitz / ‘You can’t do that to them,’ the wiser, older Architect said. / Nov 5 – Dec 16 @ Ever Gold Projects in San Francisco.

‘STUDIO VISIT’ BY NICOLAS SASSOON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Vancouver, Canada based Nicolas Sassoon has been working on massive GIFs that span the width of a browser and actually require scrolling. His latest work, Studio Visit, depicts a studio space complete with wall panels, a brick fireplace, and multiple LCD screens. Today Sassoon is one of the most interesting artists working in the field of GIF-making and new media. He shows all over the world and has been included in exhibitions at the New Museum, the Museum of the Moving Image, and the New Orleans biennial Prospect.

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The body of work Sassoon has been producing there is called Pandora, which is the name of the street where the artist has lived, off and on, for the past four years. The series’ title also refers to small actions that have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences, and perhaps even to the darkness of the Internet. Sassoon’s pared-down aesthetic reflects that somber mood.

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Pop Pop Bang

POP POP BANG from Thomas Brown on Vimeo.

A collaboration between creative director Anna Burns and the photographer Thomas Brown. Through the use of various mediums the pair have curated an exhibition that explores the masculine world of B-Movies and juxtaposed it with the traditional British landscape. Using the themes of said movies – girls, guns and explosives – and twisting it against a very British backdrop these two challenge not only the premise of each subject but also the use of their chosen medias. The duo created a wall of umbrellas displaying elements of the classic B-Movie and located them within three landscapes – one being the forest, then London’s docklands and finally the grounds of Suffolk Manor house. Director – Thomas Brown Creative Direction/ Concept – Anna Burns Music – Meanred DOP – Ryan Hopkinson & Tom Turley Editing – Ryan Hopkinson, Mariana Delellis, Alex Berry and Thomas Brown Colorist – David Andrews @ Phoenix Bespoke, Alex Berry @ Ladoja & Sons Camera assistant – Sam Hofman, James Bryant, Anthony Prothero Rigging – Karmer Set building Ltd Compositing and Title Design – Mari Delellis Lopes, Laurie Gibbs Art Department Assistants – Cera Macy, Glenda Goldschmied, Katherine Webb, Robert Eaton, Louise Porter, Michelle Yarham, Nicole Grey, Gemma Banks Logisical Support and show installation – Karmer Set building Huge Thanks – Tim Sillis, Abi Hodson @ 167 Productions, Location Partnership, The Crossleys at Somerleyton, FCP students at Saint Martin’s, David Payne and Trevor Smith.

Skype’s Corporate Headquarters in Clausen, Luxembourg make you want to work in an office

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We didn’t expect Skype to have such amazing corporate offices, but then again, when you are a multi-national, new media company, and you are in Clausen, Luxembourg, your offices are going to be amazing like this.

ArchDaily has the office photos, provided by Skype’s office architects, WAM.

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Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog. No joke.

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Maybe we are the last to the party, but there really is/was a blog started by some smart grad students called  “Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog,” which was, in short, pop-culture written with Medieval Chaucerian language. Example: “A fayre ladye of a far londe offreth me hir loue!” (Sexy female from an exotic realm seeks release.) You get the idea.

PopMatters has an essay about the blog, and new book, and  the cool story behind the whole project. Its worth your time to check out the site.

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