A German artist collective stole a Joseph Beuys artwork from a Münster museum and gave it to an institution in Tanzania—and made a rollicking video about their stunt.
In this footage, artist William Cobbing wears a giant ball of clay on his head. He slices off layers with a wire to reveal a gooey, dripping face.
“Human Computers: RR63+WP.png” is an installation/performance by Jeff Thompson that opened at Locust Projects in Miami last weekend. Over the course of six hours, 13 performers slowly decoded a single PNG file entirely by hand using only pencil and paper worksheets.
Kids on TikTok are live streaming themselves sleeping. Andy Warhol who?
Conceptual art at its best!
This could go on forever.
“Don’t go unnoticed. Follower is a service that grants you a real life Follower for a day. A no-hassle unseen companion. Someone that watches, someone that sees you, someone who cares.”
a project by Lauren McCarthy
Student Debt by David Horvitz
“Media Burn integrates performance, spectacle and media critique, as Ant Farm stages an explosive collusion of two of America’s most potent cultural symbols: the automobile and television. On July 4, 1975, at San Francisco’s Cow Palace, Ant Farm presented what they termed the “ultimate media event.” In this alternative Bicentennial celebration, a “Phantom Dream Car”—a reconstructed 1959 El Dorado Cadillac convertible—was driven through a wall of burning TV sets.”
more documentation here
“Hyper Current Living is a performance by Ryder Ripps in which he “lives” and “works” at Red Bull Music Academy between April 28th and May 5th 2013 – he’ll be drinking Red Bull and creating digital stuff at hyper speed. In the stream, our output is valued by its proliferation and its likes and favs – what incentive is there to spend 4 years writing a novel if it will just be a link in a stream lasting a few hours? The piece brings this trait into light by designating a time and space to the creation of such fragmented, short interactions native to social media.”
ART SCHOOL HAZING RITUAL (AFTER DUCHAMP), 2012 – performance
“Cycle of Experimental Art”, (1968), Rosario, Argentina by Graciela Carnevale:
In the context of Fascist Argentina, Carnevale invited an audience to an exhibition where she locked them inside the gallery for over an hour without prior notice or explanation, until the crowd finally decided to smash the glass to escape.
The de/Rastra oscillographic synthesizer is a real-time audio/video instrument and computer-interfacing device that allows a performer to generate visualizations intrinsic tocathode ray tube technology while simultaneously creating the acoustic analog of the displayed imagery.
“I would be humiliated if I found out that anything I did actually became a commercial success.” – Lydia Lunch