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Life Emerges Inside Elaborately Carved Wooden Books
Self-taught sculptor Nino Orlandi, but what we do know is that he can create some magnificent stories through his elaborately carved wood. From a very young age, the Italian artist has been passionate about sculpture and, although he had to put it aside for many years, he has spent the past 13 years dedicated to his passion for the art form.
This series of work is a collection of wooden books in which all kinds of details emerge from the raw material. Hands reach out, trying to escape the confines of the pages, faces seem to appear out of nowhere, and unknown characters are set behind wooden bars, trapped within the various pieces with titles like The Book of Life, The Magic Mountain, and The Book of Dreams. Orlandi has a vivid imagination and his fine works bring the characters of these storybooks to life in front of our eyes.
Opening Reception Thursday, January 16, 6–8PM
Eyebeam’s 2014 Annual Showcase highlights innovative works produced at the organization over the last year. The Showcase celebrates Eyebeam artists’ preeminence in technology-based art and creative platforms through research-based practice. The Annual Showcase will also provide the public an opportunity to engage directly with the artists and creative technologists working at Eyebeam during a day of moderated conversations on Saturday, January 25th, 2014.
Each year, the organization invites between 15 and 20 artists to join its residency and fellowship programs through a highly competitive open call. Selected artists are awarded a generous stipend, access to Eyebeam’s fabrication tools and working space, and the opportunity to interact with the public through installations, exhibitions, performances, symposia and workshops. This year’s Annual Showcase will be the last in Eyebeam’s Chelsea home, as the organization prepares for its exciting move to a temporary home and, in late 2016, to a new space in Brooklyn’s Downtown Cultural District opposite the BAM Opera House.
2013 Featured Artists
Addie Wagenknecht, Carrie Mae Rose, CHiKA, Claudia Hart, Ebru Kurbak and Irene Posch, Elisa Kreisinger, Greg Leuch, Joe McKay and Kristin Lucas, Jonathan Minard, Justin Blinder, Kaho Abe, Katie Torn, Keren Oxman, Laurel Ptak, Lauren McCarthy, Sascha Pohflepp and Chris Woebken, Wyatt Niehaus, WU Juehui, and Zach Blas.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
EXHIBITION: January 16 – February 1, 2014
Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 6pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
MONDAY, JANUARY 20th
Special edition of CT-SWaM: a late night sound art series
Curated by Eyebeam alumnus Daniel Neumann, the series focuses on contemporary sound experiments, electro-acoustic multi-channel performance, social relations, improvisation, lowercase artistic presence and topology.
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th
Eyebeam Artists in Conversation
Noon – 6PM
As part of the Showcase, join participating Eyebeam artists for a full day of invigorating inquiry into critical approaches to emerging technologies and their creative use. Topics will include: Art and Speculative Physics, Fair Use and Creative Rights Online, Opacity and Imperceptibility within Technology, and Bushwick: Learning Lessons from The East Village and SoHo.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1st
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Noon – 6PM
Join Wikipedians, Art Librarians, Feminists, Artists, and others for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to contemporary art and feminism. Eyebeam will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian and reference materials. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support! The event is co-organized by Eyebeam Fellow Laurel Ptak as part of the event series The Very First Year, observing that this is the first year that more women than men were selected as Eyebeam artists.
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HORYON LEE’S OVERLAPPING IMAGES
Korean artist Horyon Lee’s pieces are classified as paintings, although they look much closer to photography. The suggestive and dynamic of his overlapping images, skirt flirts in this case with a highly erotic component, make them visually delightful.
Whoa, is this for real? Animated Hobbit from the 60’s? That’s crazy!
Remember when Bilbo killed the dragon with an improvised crossbow and married a princess and ruled the City of Golden Bells?
First Animated Hobbit - directed by Gene Deitch, produced by Rembrandt Films (by RembrandtFilms)
In anticipation of Peter Jackson’s 2nd Hobbit film release, Rembrandt Films wants to share the FIRST ANIMATED HOBBIT adaptation by NUDNIK’s creator, Gene Deitch!!!
Here’s the story:
In the early 1960’s, animation producer William L. Snyder (founder of Rembrandt Films) told his director and collaborator, Gene Deitch, that he had purchased the rights to an unknown 1927 children’s novel, THE HOBBIT. In order to hold his option, Snyder had to “produce a full-color motion picture of THE HOBBIT” by a certain date in 1966. So to meet this deadline while he tried to interest the studios in a much bigger motion picture, the very first version of THE HOBBIT was produced by Rembrandt Films and directed by Gene Deitch!
Go to www.rembrandtfilms.com/rembrandtanimation.html for more classic animation produced by Rembrandt Films.
Requested by chenipan - Movement & Dynamics
omg i have the book that the spongebob ones are in
Spider-Man art auction! This is a piece that I donated to help raise money for my VCU professor Kerry Talbot’s medical bills for his cancer treatment.
Our books and iPad app teach step-by-step drawing with a unique twist - drawings start with a butt shape. Believe it or not, this approach is grounded in science, using the principle behind the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking - start with a fixed line and see what you can draw with the initial constraint.
We aim to inspire creativity by making learning to draw fun and engaging. The scaffolding we provide allows children’s imaginations to run wild. Children (and most adults) invariably find humor in this most universal of shapes. Kids love wisecracks about butts (sorry, couldn’t help myself :). We take advantage of silliness that is innate by directing it toward creativity. And, by making drawing easy, kids gain confidence.
We think creativity and confidence are crucial ingredients for healthy, happy kids.
BLOG: Sculpture and illusionist extraordinaire Sean Augustine March creates environments out of light and mirrors. In Vanity is a video – digitally unaltered – of one such environment, which visitors were encouraged to experience at a recent show at hip New York design firm Rivington Design House. Stay tuned to liquidtelevision.com for more.