Sorry, I can reblog Yoshitomo Nara eyes all day long.
UbuWeb offers an eleven-and-a-half-minute reel which features six Bas Jan Ader films, including:
- Fall 1 (Los Angeles 1970);
- Fall II (Amsterdam 1970);
- I’m Too Sad To Tell You (1971);
- Broken Fall (Geometric) [West Kapelle - Holland];
- Broken Fall (Organic) [Amsterdamse Bos - Holland]; and
The second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Alexander Dumbadze. Dumbadze’s new book, “Bas Jan Ader: Death is Elsewhere,” mixes the story of Ader’s life and work in a thoughtful and entertaining way. Published by the University of Chicago Press, it’s the most significant book on Ader’s life and work published to date. Dumbadze teaches art history at The George Washington University in Washington.
Sebastian Schmieg. Search by Image, (2011-ongoing)
Search By Image begins by entering a blank (transparent) image into Google’s reverse image search engine, which is designed to find identical copies of a given image. New images are automatically selected from the results, then re-entered into the same search engine, generating a recursive search process that is repeated indefinitely.
The result is a cybernetic mix between a Rorschach test and a feedback loop; the original blank image accumulates small changes based on the vagaries of Google’s visual identification algorithms, undergoing an endless series of unpredictable, yet allusive transformations.
This version of Search By Image is designed as a loop that will be constantly expanded by a “live” search operating at a rate of approximately seven images per minute for the duration of the exhibition.
Isabella Rossellini, 1988 (Robert Mapplethorpe)
A two-page handwritten resume by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat sold at Sotheby’s for $50,000 USD (approx. £32,000).
Detail. Yoshitomo Nara.