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Kaspian Shore’s Gentle Faces

Kaspian Shore’s acrylic paintings of pale faced boys and girls remind me of old washed out photographs that you find at antique shops that have years of wear and tear.

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Li Hui’s Cage

The exhibition “CAGE” by Chinese artist Li Hui will be shown at the Ernst Schering Foundation’s Project Space on Unter den Linden. In his works, Li Hui creates unreal situations that have a dreamlike quality. In the exhibition room, the visitor is temporarily and randomly surrounded by a cage made of laser beams. Hui uses the cage, which encloses but does not harm the visitor, to explore individual boundaries and demonstrate how people are influenced by purely optical though physically irrelevant barriers. Visitors are confronted with both a liminal and a powerful visual aesthetic experience. The installation not only makes the visitor “inside the cage” examine his or her feelings, the “outside” observers, too, can watch the experiment and behavior of “those trapped inside.”

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Mary Anne Kluth’s Visitor Center

Mary Anne Kluth’s Visitor Center project is a multi-layered series involving ceramic rocks, talks with her geologist father, and detailed dioramas. Here is a description of the project in the artists own words:

My recent work is a conceptual project which began with a simple exercise. I asked my geologist father to describe the formal attributes of his favorite rocks from his collection, which he has been amassing over his entire 40-year career. Then I made ceramic models based only on his descriptions, having no other specific knowledge of the originals. Once I had these ceramic “abstracted rocks”, I then asked my dad to guess which rock sample matched up with which ceramic piece, and got him to tell me basic stories about the places he found each original. I then made dioramas to re-create the scenes he described, and took photographs to document these simulations.

The final presentation is a faux-museum, displaying the c-prints and ceramics alongside the language we used to create them, as well as watercolors made from the original rock samples my dad was thinking of, and infographic paintings elaborating on the ideas and conversations sparked by the process.

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Next Day Flyers Presents: Greedy Hen

Greedy Hen is a multi-disciplinary studio functioning partly as an art collective and partly as a design studio, housing the collaborative works of Katherine Brickman and Kate Mitchell. Working mainly with the music industry Greedy hen creates layered images with a classic vintage feel.

 

Greedy Hen is presented by the online printer, Next Day Flyers. Next Day Flyers offers rack card printing which is quite popular in the tourism marketing industry.

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Robert Mearns

 

Robert Means takes traditional portraiture and gives it a contemporary twist with a little splash of color here and there.

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embodiement: a portrait of Queer life in america

Molly Landreth’s A Portrait Of Queer life In America started as a simple self-portrait project in 2005 but has since expanded into a national archive and an international collaboration with the GLBT community. Molly’s goal with the series is to create images of her community that she can relate to and to tell new stories not typically represented in conversations about queer life.

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mark Pieterson

Mark Pieterson’s illustrations, are weird, bold, and full of dayglo colors, just the way we like them.

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Documentary Watch: The Sound Of Transformers

 

I know you’re thinking “Why is Amir doing a post about a mainstream movie like Transformers?” I know I’d be doing the same thing If I logged onto the B/D site and saw this post. Bust stay with me folks because this is actually a very interesting short documentary about how sound designers came up with all the various sounds for the new Transformers: Dark Of The Moon movie. I personally find it inspiring and interesting to see what great lengths these sound magicians go to to find new and unique sounds for our movie watching pleasure. From shooting guns in the desert to recording the sounds of Airforce rockets going off at miles away these guys go to great lengths to create real and intimate experiences for our listening pleasures. Watch the full documentary after the jump!

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