Artists come on. Regardless of how you feel about Paris Hilton nobody deserves to be drawn this way. Somehow the artist captured her messed up hair and her pre-surgery nose. What happen to her ears they are the biggest ears I have ever seen. I understand that we want her to go back to jail but really I can hardly recognize her.
Friday, June 08, 2007
Glaswegian artist Katie Paterson has installed a microphone to get the sound of a dying galcier. The creaking and splashing of Eurpoe's largest glacier can be heard for a simple long distance call.
Apparently Katie Paterson, a final year student at Slade School of Art in London, was strinken with a bout of a fever and during that epsoide she had a hallucination that moved her to mic the giant Vatnajokull glacier.
She hopes that the link will encourage people to connect emotionally with the glacier, she told Reuters from her tent on the Icelandic shoreline.
"It is sad to see a vanishing world."
The work, entitled "Vatnajokull (the sound of)", will continue until June 13.
Only one caller at a time can get through, which was deliberate so people can have a "one-to-one beautiful and intimate moment" with the glacier, she said.
Follow Up: JLA thank you for sending me a link for the actual sound. http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=8659197#8659197
Posted by Sir Lizard at 10:37 AM
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has become less popular since the Iraq war has turned sour. In this year's Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London a artist, Michael Sandle, has created a piece that will be displayed at the show. The piece shows the prime minister and his wife, Cherie, naked as Adam and Eve being expelled from 10 Downing Street, the seat of the British government.
The artist told The Daily Telegraph he was 'so angry with the loss of life in Iraq, the chaos and the futility of war' that he completed the massive work within a space of 10 days.
The picture shows the couple in the center as Adam and Eve and on one side shows British soldiers beating Iraqi prisoners and on the other bodies being piled up.
Sandle has put a price of 85,000 dollars that he believes nobody would pay but if they did he would donate the money to charity.
Posted by Sir Lizard at 10:48 AM
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Follow up: Good News I have recovered all my comments!!!
Posted by Sir Lizard at 5:44 PM
Even though tagging trains has become a prestigious art form by many graffiti aficionados, the Perth commuters did not see it that way. The affected train had to be removed from the tracks to be cleaned up. The train was set to be used for a busy Monday morning run.
A investagation worth of a CSI epsoide was launched. Perth Sheriff Court heard how Halls frequent website that display the work of tag artists. A camera was dumped near to Perth railway station was found to contain several pictures of the graffiti. A face mask also found near the scence of the crime contained Halls DNA. Also it was discoved that the artist is also a self-employed distributer of art-related supplies including spray paint. As the evidence rolled out Halls said he had been on a “sight-seeing” tour of Scotland with foreign friends and was effectively guilty of no more than being in the wrong place at the time.
Well you heard the evidence what do you think?
Article discovered at The Courier
Posted by Sir Lizard at 11:17 AM
Monday, June 04, 2007
I recently posted a article about a artist named Marco Evaristti. The article was about how he lipoed his fat, made meatballs from his fat and served it in a reenactment of the last super. He is making news again. Apparently he is planning to climb France's Mont Blanc to paint its summit red and establish an independent state.
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in western Europe and the paint will be biodegradable. The soveregin state will be named the "Pink State". He plans to do all this raise awareness for environmental issues. He is not releasing that date of his climb because he does not want to let the police know.
The mayor of Chamonix, Michel Charlet, said "He can't say he is defending the environment and degrading a protected site at the same time."
In 2004 Evaristti colored an iceberg off Greenland red as a "artistic protest" over nuclear waste dumped by the United States.
Posted by Sir Lizard at 3:00 PM
Last week Mark McGowan chowed down on dog meatballs made of Corgi to protest against animal cruelty. Now he is moving on to a much bigger project. He plans to bury himself in a mountain of mashed potato. He did not explain why. I have my own theories. Potatoes are constantly tortured. Their eyes are dug out. The are load into potato guns. They are mashed and served up.
I agree with him. Somebody needs to be the voice for mashed potato. Speak up. Tonight I am going to have mashed potato with gravy to add my voice to the protest.