Designer Revital Cohen’sThe Immortal installation consists of five hacked life support machines so that they each keep one another alive. Each machine is circulating liquids and air in attempt to mimic a biological structure.
The Immortal investigates human dependence on electronics, the desire to make machines replicate organisms and our perception of anatomy as reflected by biomedical engineering. Watch a full video of this piece in action after the jump. (via)
Adrianne Techasith’s work brings on a smile! This Los Angeles based photographer combines the small with the big, the real with the pretend, to prompt narratives that only an imagination could tell… or re-tell.
We’re not in Kansas anymore. French artist Laurent Monnet creates warped digital illustrations that decompose the figure into flat applications of mind-bending shape and texture. It’s clear that Monnet, a student of the traditional arts by day, let’s himself go wild with these. I like how they simultaneously recede and melt while bouncing away from their muted backgrounds in sharp contrast. Definitely interested to see what this guys continues to do going forward.
Employing their characteristic lightness of touch to approach existential questions surrounding such topics as the function of art and politics in society, The Old Boys’ Club advances the notion of the young girl as embodiment of the capitalist machine and the meaninglessness of modern life. This concept, initially put forth by the anonymous collective, Tiqqun, in its 1999 publication, Premiers matériaux pour une théorie de la jeune fille, is a post-Situationist theory in which society is described as submissive to the “figure of the Young Lady.” In their statement, The Old Boys’ Club writes: “Premiers Matériaux… is a controversial essay, insolent and impressive… yet the book doesn’t provide any possible solutions in order to change society. La Destitution de la Jeune Fille tries to humbly define some humorous territory where the Young Lady can be dethroned.”
Vilnius, Lithuania based artist Dziugas Valancauskas‘ work is a mix of creative typography and bold illustrations. His work explores different style: from clean, vectorized illustration, to more loose, handmade lines. Not only is he a graphic designer/illustrator, he also was the art director for a Suicide Dj’s video, Sea Boat.
Looking through Brooklyn-based artist Steven Ketchum’s illustrations is like watching half of a television show interrupted by an unfocused screen. The figures in his drawings seem confused….either by themselves or each other.