JORG NIEHAGE

Samplingplong
File Festival

Randomly selected, acoustically usable finds (electronic junk, relays, plastic toys,compressed air valves, pneumatically operated components) are combined with cables and tubes. Via a device controlled by computer, they are turned into interactive instruments. An improvised ensemble evolves, from which – per mouse-over and mouse-click -short miniature compositions of dense rhythmic clicks, hisses, whirs, hums and crackles can be elicited. A tapestry of sound bursts forth from the floral-like web of cables and tubes. The installation can be used by the projected mouse-cursor: rolling over the improvised instruments causes small sound events. Activating the installation by rolling over its parts enables the user to play spontaneous improvisations. Clicking these objects starts short programs of loop-like compositions. Small “techno-compositions en miniature”, rhythmic patterns of analog (or real) sounds; a physical low-tech simulation of electronic, digital music, perhaps an ironic comment on interactivity.

JANNIS MARKOPOULOS

ДЖЕННИС МАРКОПУЛОС
Cartoon Skull Mask

“The mask is an object worn over or in front of the face of a skull to hide the identity of it and by its own features to establish a part of a cartoon being. This essential characteristic of hiding and revealing personalities or moods is common to all masks. As cultural objects they have been used throughout the world in all periods and have been as varied in appearance as in their use and symbolism.
The wearer of the cartoon mask is considered to be in direct association with the spirit force of the mask and is consequently exposed to personal danger of being affected by it.The wearer of the cartoon mask is a skull and the person behind to the skull is not under the living persons.The ironic combination of two inappropriate items is to the stoic thinking to owe.”

GYÖRGY LIGETI

ג’רג’ ליגטי
Дьердь Лигети
ジェルジ·リゲティ
Le Grand Macabre

In the mid-70s, Ligeti wrote his only opera, Le Grand Macabre, loosely based on the 1934 play, La Balade du grand macabre, by Michel De Ghelderode. It is a work of absurd theatre that contains many eschatological references.After having seen Mauricio Kagel’s anti-operatic work Staatstheater, Ligeti came to the conclusion that it was not possible to write any more anti-operas.[citation needed] He therefore resolved to write an “anti-anti-opera”, an opera with an ironic recognition of both operatic traditions and anti-operatic criticism of the genre. From its brief overture, a mixture of rhythmic sounds scored for a dozen car horns, to the closing passacaglia in mock classical style, the work evolves as collage of sonorities ranging from a grouping of urban sounds to snippets of manipulated Beethoven, Rossini and Verdi.

MAURO PERUCCHETTI

Мауро Перуккетти
MICHELANGELO 2020 A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN
“Mauro Peruchetti’s work is a mixture of Minimalism and Pop, fused together with an elegance and an ironic wit that seem typical of a certain kind of Italian sensibility.” Edward Lucie-Smith

NOPER & SAINT MACHINE

FEED ME
FEED ME is a ludic experiment that explores the relation between the artwork and its public. With a self-ironical approach, the project is calling the subjects of monstrous and perpetually insatiable Tra to her feeding ritual: the entire exhibition is a live organism that feeds on the energy produced by the movements of the public. It is an interactive multimedia capsule that carries a dynamic platform where everything moves, pulses and reacts to motion on a common rhythm. The exhibition space is structured in narrowing concentric circles, creating several worlds that include each other and cocoon around a magical protection space, thus the public is activated on several levels.

banksy

班克斯
バンクシー
БЭНКСИ
jobs
on migrant crisis

Всемирно известный британский художник граффити раскритиковал европейские страны за нежелание принимать беженцев. В своей новой работе, на стене приемного центра беженцев в Кале, он изобразил основателя компании Apple Стива Джобса, несущим в одной руке старую модель Apple Computer, а в другой котомку черного цвета. К граффити прилагается текст: «Основатель Apple Стив Джобс, сам сын сирийского мигранта».

ironichumorpublic art

Philippe Grammaticopoulos

Les Ventres
This story of “Les Ventres” (“The Bellies”) is a thought about our epoch, an ironic and critical vision of the food-processing industry. The agribusiness uses the scientific progress to make a profit, to the detriment of the public health. The story finds a place in a world polluted and denatured by experiments, where all men eat only giant snails. In this context, a man explores a giant empty shell which becomes the gate of hell.

Philippe Grammaticopoulos

The Bellies
In a very industrialized world, where humans only eat transgenic food, some plates make for surprising dishes… This story is a thought about our epoch, an ironic and critical vision of the food-processing industry. The agribusiness uses the scientific progress to make a profit, to the detriment of the public health. The story finds a place in a world polluted and denatured by experiments, where all men eat only giant snails. In this context, a man explores a giant empty shell which becomes the gate of hell.

Anthea Hamilton

Project for Door (After Gaetano Pesce)
37 anni, Anthea Hamilton è già riuscita ad affermarsi sulla scena artistica britannica e internazionale. Presentando opere ibride tra il kitsch e il surreale, l’artista inglese si interessa alla rielaborazione di immagini e ai modi di rappresentazione mediali moderni. Di grande teatralità, le sue opere rivedono sotto una nuova luce oggetti, capi d’abbigliamento o immagini pre-esistenti, in un processo che vede come protagonista la messa in discussione della loro immutabilità – dove significante e significato vengono scomposti e riassemblati in combinazioni spesso ironiche e mai scontate.

REBECCA HORN

ريبيكا هورن
רבקה הורן
レベッカ·ホルン
레베카 호른
РЕБЕККА ХОРН
Unicorn

La obra de la artista alemana Rebecca Horn tiene algo en común con el arte feminista norteamericano, algo, pero no todo. Lo suyo es una sensibilidad más europea, en el sentido de que está abierta a sutilezas y, sean cuales fueren sus referencias a las políticas del cuerpo, al humor. El trabajo de Horn es oblicuo, mágico e irónico y no tiene nada de ese tono de queja que hace de la obra de sus hermanas transatlánticas un lamento monótono.

nelson leirner

HOMENAGEM a Nelson Leirner
R.I.P
Nelson Leirner (S.Paulo-1932) é pintor, desenhista, cenógrafo, professor da Faculdade de Belas Artes do Rio de Janeiro e realizador de happenings. Em 1966 funda e integra o Grupo Rex ao lado de vários artistas hoje consagrados. Em 1967 é premiado na IX Bienal de Tóquio. Tornou-se hoje um dos mais expressivos representantes do espírito vanguardista dos anos 1960, tanto no Brasil, quanto no mundo. Sua ideia central é popularizar o objeto de arte e introduzir a participação do público. Além disso, uma de suas características são as críticas irônicas ao sistema de arte,

LAURENT MIGNONNEAU ET CHRISTA SOMMERER

The Value of Art
¿Y si un lienzo pudiera generar su propio precio? ¿Y si hubiera una forma más pragmática para establecer el valor de una obra de arte? Christa Sommerer y Laurent Mignonneau han intentado contestar a estas preguntas con The Value of Art (Unruhige See), una irónica instalación interactiva, formada por una serie de pinturas clásicas, cuyo valor cambia en relación al interés que generan en el público.

Philipp Schaerer

ФИЛИПП ШЕЕРЕР
Digital Bildbau No 02

The series of images with the title “Bildbauten“ deals with the effect and the claim to credibility of images of architecture that appear to be photographs. Frontal views of fictional architectures serve as an example. By means of their exaggerated and orchestrated way of representation, they model themselves on the object- like appearance and the formal language of contemporary architecture in a rather ironic way.

GIUSEPPE RANDAZZO

Джузеппе Рандаццо
stone fields (Using computer algorithms)

This project has started from a search for a 3d-objects optimal packing algorithm over a surface, but evolved in something rather different. I love the work by Richard Long, from which this project takes its cue. The way he fills lonely landscapes with arcaic stones patterns and its eroic artistic practice, in his monumental vision, is in strong contrast with this computational approach that – ironically – allows virtual stones creation and sorting in a non physical, mental way, a ‘lazy’ version, so to speak. The virtual stones created from several fractal subdivision strategies, find their proper position within the circle, with a trial and error hierarchical algorithm. A mix of attractors and scalar fields (some with Perlin noise) drives the density and size of the stones. The code is a C++ console application that outputs a OBJ 3d file.