CONCERT DETRITUS BY ROSE EKEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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While working at punk music venues as a teenager in Copenhagen, Rose Eken developed a fascination with concert detritus. The objects she was made to clean up after an event (cigarette butts, drug paraphernalia, beer cans, discarded clothing, and lost cell phones) became emblems of punk rock culture, which she now reproduces in the form of hand-painted ceramic miniatures.

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Sculpting objects found in concert halls, kitchens, studios and similarly ubiquitous locations, Eken methodically replicates detritus often placing them very systematic in a grid, suggestive of scientific categorization. Her arrangements and sheer amount of production assume an anthropological quality, documenting and preserving the relics of a culture and celebrating a history in process.

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BIZARRE SELFIES BY DAVID HENRY NOBODY JR.

by Ariadna Zierold

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David Henry Nobody Jr. has been called the “bad boy” of Interventionist performance art, a visual artist who has earned a celebrity following for his works in diverse mediums, including installations and works with fabric and fashion. Since starting his career in the 1990s, David has inserted himself into social communities to produce his work, creating a bridge between art and life. The Brooklyn, New York based artist has recently taken his work to the social community of Instagram, a series of bizarre visual-collage selfies titled “Resemblagè”.

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Sometimes the biggest problem people have is what to do with a wooden dinosaur

Posted from The Citrus Report

That is the problem in Post Mills, Vermont, where a man’s trash-turned piece of art in the form of a dinosaur is apparently causing a lot of problems in the community. The piece is 25-foot-tall, 122-foot-long, quite impressive that one man, one Brian Boland created. (He has some volunteers, but it was his vision.)

How did he do it?

He cut a huge pine tree into four pieces and, using a back hoe, planted them as the bases of the four feet. Then, over nine days and using dozens of volunteers, the ersatz sculpture began taking shape.

A splintered 2-by-4 here, the rotted belly of a guitar there, half a ladder from a child’s bunk bed here, Boland and his volunteers worked under basic ground rules: No saws, no rulers and no materials other than what was in the scrap pile.

According to Yahoo,“The state Division of Fire Safety, meanwhile, told Boland that if he couldn’t get a structural engineer to attest to the sculpture’s safety, he could not allow people to congregate underneath it. Boland has since wound a strap around the legs to keep people from walking under the belly of the beast.”

Posted By The Citrus Report