Roy Andersson

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
A sense of depression is reflected in his reluctance to use close-ups or camera movement, yet Andersson has quite an eye for beautiful set-ups even within the restrictions he’s given himself. His sense of humor is deadpan and misanthropic yet humanist. Andersson’s dour wit isn’t far from Louie. A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting On Existence expects the worst from the human race but holds out a slim hope for the best.

Rob Seward

Death Death Death
File Festival
“Death Death Death” is book written by an algorithm. It utilizes a word association study conducted by the University of South Florida between 1976 and 1998. It contains over 10,000 words and their associations to each other. “Death Death Death” traces a path from each word to the word death. The book starts off with the words most closely associated to death. The beginning reads like this: Life – Death Funeral – Death Coffin – Death. Later, it takes several associative leaps to get to death: Enthusiasm – Spirit – Soul – Death Folly – Funny – Sad – Death Bahamas – Paradise – Heaven – Death Waggle – Wiggle – Worm – Maggot – Death. Reading soon becomes humorous, as every line reads like a joke-death is always the punchline. “Death Death Death” is 405 pages, contains an index so you can find any word, and a detailed description of the algorithm. Death Death Death was nominated for the 2010 File Prix Lux in the Digital Languages category.
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Los Carpinteros

ロス·テロス
ЛОС-КАРПИНТЕРОС

Los Carpinteiros é um coletivo fundado em 1991 pelos artistas Marco Antonio Castillo Valdes (1971), Dagoberto Rodríguez Sánchez (1969) e Alexandre Jesús Arrechea Zambrano (1970), sendo que o último fez parte do grupo até 2003. Realiza desenhos, esculturas e instalações e discute temas relacionados à arquitetura, ao design e à política, aproximando constantemente arte e sociedade e construindo seus trabalhos de forma inusitada e muitas vezes com humor.

Martin Kersels

Tumble Room
Mr. Kersels was born in Los Angeles and attended UCLA for both his undergraduate and graduate educations, receiving a BA in art in 1984 and an MFA in 1995. His body of work ranges from the collaborative performances with the group SHRIMPS (1984-1993) to large-scale sculptures such as Tumble Room (2001). His interest in machines, entropy, sound, and dissolution has produced work that examines the dynamic tension between failure and success, the individual and the group, and the thin line between humor and misfortune.

E.V. DAY

Butterfly
E.V. Day ist ein in New York ansässiger Installationskünstler und Bildhauer, dessen Arbeit Themen wie Sexualität und Humor unter Verwendung schwerkraftwidriger Aufhängungstechniken untersucht. Sie hat ihre Arbeit als “futuristische abstrakte Malerei in drei Dimensionen” beschrieben. Day erhielt ihren MFA in Skulptur von der Yale University School of Art. Die erste Arbeit in ihrer Exploding Couture-Reihe, Bombshell, wurde in die Biennale 2000 des Whitney Museum of American Art aufgenommen und befindet sich jetzt in der ständigen Sammlung des Museums. Sie hatte zahlreiche Einzelausstellungen, darunter die Installation G-Force von 2001 im Whitney Museum in Altria, in der sie Hunderte von Riemen in Kampfjetformationen von der Decke hängte, und eine zehnjährige Übersichtsausstellung im Jahr 2004 im Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art an der Cornell University. Bride Fight, eine Hochspannungsreihe aus zwei sich duellierenden Brautkleidern, wurde 2006 im Lever House als Teil ihrer Sammlung ausgestellt.

JEREMY BAILEY

ДЖЕРЕМИ БЭЙЛИ
제레미 베일리
ג’רמי ביילי
ジェレミー·ベイリー
Important Portraits

Powered by humor and computer vision, his work wryly critiques the uneasy relationship between technology and the body while playfully engaging the protocols of digital media.