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Martin Creed / Work No. 336


Sitting it Out on Flickr.

British artist Stephen Wiltshire has managed to draw the manhattan skyline from memory. These were drawn after a half hour helicopter trip over the city. 
Stephen Wiltshire was diagnosed with autism at the age of three and he has an unusually powerful photographic memory. He can look at the subject of his drawing once and reproduce it accurately with photographic detail, down to the exact number of columns or windows on a building.Found at

David Hockney’s new videocollages
Hockney is making “joiners” with HD video now, instead of polaroids. He always has brilliant things to say, but I loved this bit about drawing as image-making:
For him, drawing is not merely a matter of making lines with a tool; it’s fundamentally about constructing a two-dimensional image of three-dimensional space.
And that it’s all about using new technology to find new ways to make images:
An exhilarating aspect of Hockney’s approach is that it widens art history into a unified account of pictures, images, of all kinds—handmade, photographic, cinematic, televisual. They are all part of the same story…A basic point for Hockney is that all art is based on technology. The paintbrush, as he says, is a technological device.
Really great piece. Love Hockney.

serge salat: beyond infinity immersive installation (via designboom)

»Shredded money«, 2008 by Christodoulos Panayiotou.  The dune-like installation (5 meter hight and 7 meters diameter)  consists of shredded bank notes. Following an agreement with the Central  Bank of Cyprus, shredded Cypriot pounds were collected in January 2008  when the country entered the Eurozone. The work which represents the  whole wealth of the Island at this transitional moment comments on the  charged historical moment and the specific symbolic value of the cypriot  currency.
My recent works! 
If you’re around in Ontario, Canada, please come to the University of Guelph and check out the Shenkman Lecture series and open studio tours  on March 20th, 2013!!! Hopefully I will see you all soon? 
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Plus Dave Hickey is giving a lecture that day! Oh my!