PETER GREENAWAY

بيتر غريناواي
彼得·格林纳威
פיטר גרינווי
ピーター·グリーナウェイ
피터 그리너웨이
Питер Гринуэй
The Pillow Book
Beautiful to behold and impossible to forget, THE PILLOW BOOK is auteur Peter Greenaway’s erotically-charged drama about love, death, revenge and the indelible nature of our earliest memories. Each year on her birthday, Nagiko (Vivian Wu) would became her father’s canvas, as he painted the creation myth in elaborate, elegant calligraphy on her body. Years later, she continues the practice with a succession of lovers, including a bisexual translator (Ewan McGregor) who becomes a pawn in an escalating game of vengeance against her beloved father’s exploitative publisher. Told in a series of chapters and featuring innovative cinematography and picture-in-picture techniques, Roger Ebert called THE PILLOW BOOK “a seductive and elegant story [that] stands outside the ordinary.”

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Bill Vorn

Copacabana Machine Sex
Copacabana Machine Sex is een 30 minuten durende burleske muzikale robotvoorstelling met uitsluitend biomorfe machines als acteurs, muzikanten en dansers. Mijn doel is niet om een ​​echt cabaret na te bootsen, maar om een ​​metaforisch spektakel te bedenken als antwoord op de vraag: “Wat zou er gebeuren als machines op een cabaretpodium zouden staan?” Esthetisch gezien is de set een vreemde hybride mix tussen de klassieke Broadway-kitsch en de donkere industriële look van mijn eerdere werken. Zoals het meeste van mijn werk is het een verkenning van robotachtige vormen en bewegingen door middel van muziek, geluid en licht.

THOMAS HEATHERWICK

种子大教堂
大教堂的建筑是Heatherwick 2003年在英国埃塞克斯(Essex)的Sitooterie II作品中的精美画。英国馆的最初设计策略确立了三个目标,以满足外国联邦办公室的主要期望,即该馆应成为世博会上最受欢迎的五个景点之一,但要用其他西方国家的一半预算来建造。第一个目的是设计一个展馆,其建筑风格是其所展内容的直接体现。第二个想法是确保在其周围有较大的公共空间,以便游客可以放松身心并选择进入凉亭建筑,或者从一个安静,无排队的有利位置清楚地看到它。三,在其他数百个相互竞争的展馆,活动和计划中,它将是独一无二的。

SHU LEA CHEANG

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“Para quem não a conhece, Shu Lea Cheang é uma figura da net art e do movimento ciberfeminista que surgiu na década de 1990. Na época, morando em Nova York, ela também era membro ativo do coletivo de vídeo ativista Paper Tiger Television (assim como a cineasta francesa Nathalie Magnan). Desde então, o trabalho de Cheang tem lidado com “questões que incluem sexo, futuro, gênero, ecologia, dinheiro, mídia e comida [para] englobar filme, instalação, trabalho online, processos sociais e intervenção direta nos sistemas sociopolítico, técnico e estético, e os imaginários que os compõem ”. Matthew Fuller

SASHA WALTZ

Heilig
Sacre ist Waltz’ kraftvolle Version von The Rite of Spring. Die Bühne ist verraucht und ein Kegel aus Steinen und Asche liegt im Mittelpunkt wie die Überreste eines Feuers. Paare dringen auf die Bühne ein und bilden zerlumpte Gruppen, die zerbrechen und sich neu formieren: entlang der Geschlechtergrenzen zerbrechen oder in unterschiedliche Teile zersplittern. Obwohl sie das Stück am Ende mit zu vielen Unterszenen überfrachtet – wirklich zu vielen Riten – ist Waltz großartig darin, die wilden Energien ihrer Tänzer gleichzeitig zu ordnen und zu entfesseln und die Bühne mit Bildern von Geburt, Sex und Tod, von wilder Konformität zu spießen und nackte Revolte.

Cassie Mcquarter

Angelas Flood
Angela’s Flood (El diluvio de Angela), inspirado en el panel central de El Jardín de las Delicias, es un paraíso construido para personajes femeninos, un espacio alegre que cuestiona los reiterados comportamientos violentos y sexistas a menudo asociados al mundo de los videojuegos. El título procede de la protagonista, Angela Belti, una musculosa luchadora de la serie Power Instinct (Atlus, para Arcade, 1993) cuya apariencia desafió el estereotipo de los videojuegos retro llenos de mujeres esbeltas y semi desnudas. Una variedad de sprites, entre ellos personajes marítimos, pequeños elfos e insectos, conviven en esta utopía elaborada en 2000 líneas de HTML.

BILL VORN

Copacabana Machine Sex
Copacabana Machine Sex es una actuación de robot musical burlesco de 30 minutos que presenta solo máquinas biomórficas como actores, músicos y bailarines. Mi objetivo no es imitar un cabaret real, sino idear un espectáculo metafórico en respuesta a la pregunta: “¿Qué pasaría si las máquinas estuvieran en un escenario de cabaret?” Estéticamente, el decorado es una extraña mezcla híbrida entre el clásico kitsch de Broadway y el oscuro aspecto industrial de mis trabajos anteriores. Como la mayoría de mi trabajo, es una exploración de formas robóticas y movimiento a través de la música, el sonido y la luz.

Richard Quinn

Spring Summer 2019
Quinn’s clothes conjure a couture fantasy, with unabashedly extravagant shapes and lavish embellishments. This season the look veered between thigh-grazing confectionary frocks and a more dramatic voluminous silhouette that tumbled to the ground and swept the floor. The floral cocktail dresses of last season were even frothier this time around, bold in the shoulder and replete with handfuls of bows along the sleeves. If that sexy, legs-for-days line evoked frivolity, then the longer, grander gowns readdressed the balance.
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PHILIPPE MÉNARD

COMPAGNIE NON NOVA
P.P.P.

A artista francesa Philippe Ménard discute sexo e identidade através da fusão do gelo no espetáculo “P.P.P” – Position Parallèle au Plancher, que, traduzindo para o português, quer dizer: posição paralela em palco. Uma instalação composta de três refrigeradores grandes, robôs gigantes, malabares e um teto de gelo, que derrete durante a apresentação, serve de cenário para a performance.

Milo Moiré

MIRROR BOX
Milo Moiré’s Performance Mirror Box ist eine gesellschaftliche Reflexion der menschlichen Sexualität. Es ist ein erweitertes Reenactment des Tapp- und Tastkinos (1968) und eine Hommage an die aussergewöhnliche Künstlerin VALIE EXPORT, die mit ihren Kunstaktionen bereits in den 1960er Jahren für die Frauenrechte eintrat. Künstlerin Milo Moiré setzt ihren Körper als Instrument, gar als Waffe ein um Machtstrukturen darzustellen und aufzubrechen. Offensiv sucht sie nach dem weiblichen Ausdruck sexueller Selbstbestimmung und lotet die Grenzen der Kunst und der bürgerlichen Moral aus.

ren hang

任航
РЕН ХАНГ
Com suas imagens, o jovem artista, de apenas 30 anos, explora a sexualidade de um jovem chinês desinibido e oprimido por um país onde o controle e a censura são rotineiros. E daí deriva o sentido desta obra: uma provocação assumida e empenhada. Suas imagens teriam a mesma força se fossem tiradas na França? Ren Hang perturba, muitas vezes apontado, ele não quer deixar seu país: “Eu amo meu país, e ser criticado assim me motiva a viver na China ainda mais.” Ele defende a liberdade de criar e viver plenamente sua sexualidade.
Em vez de longos discursos, Ren Hang coloca suas fotos em primeiro plano. Ele não deseja comentá-las, nem mesmo expandir seu trabalho, as imagens são suficientes por si só.
“Não quero falar muito porque não gostaria que as pessoas acreditassem que tenho controle sobre minha visão da fotografia e da vida. »Ren Hang

Carlos Motta

Patriots, citizens, lovers was developed in conversation with Ukrainian journalist Maxim Ivanukha as a commission of the PinchukArtCentre’s Future Generation Art Prize 2014 and is composed of ten urgent interviews with Ukrainian LGBTI and queer activists who discuss the critical and dire situation of lesbian, gay, trans and intersex lives in Ukraine in times of war[…] Social invisibility, physical and psychological abuse, political violence, and a deeply patriarchal culture frame the context for the difficult work of LGBTI activists who denounce discrimination and demand the transformation of the system.

BEHNAZ FARAHI

Caresse du regard
Pour Caresse du regard, Farahi a travaillé avec AutoDesk, PIER9 (où elle est actuellement artiste en résidence) et MADWORKSHOP pour créer une cape couvrant la poitrine recouverte d’une belle couche de plumes en forme de plumes. Bien qu’elles semblent douces au toucher, les piquants peuvent en fait détecter le regard d’un autre (un homme, comme le montre la vidéo ci-dessous) et se dilater et se contracter lorsque ses yeux se déplacent autour du corps. Un microcontrôleur connecté à la caméra de la cape peut également détecter l’âge et le sexe du spectateur, aidant peut-être le porteur à discerner ses motivations.

Jake Elwes

Cusp
A familiar childhood location on the Essex marshes is reframed by inserting images randomly generated by a neural network (GAN*) into this tidal landscape. Initially trained on a photographic dataset, the machine proceeds to learn the embedded qualities of different marsh birds, in the process revealing forms that fluctuate between species, with unanticipated variations emerging without reference to human systems of classification. Birds have been actively selected from among the images conceived by the neural network, and then combined into a single animation that migrates from bird to bird, accompanied by a soundscape of artificially generated bird song. The final work records these generated forms as they are projected, using a portable perspex screen, across the mudflats in Landermere Creek.

Roger Hiorns

罗杰·海恩斯
A retrospective view of the pathway

His work revolves around the contemporary problem of understanding the meaning and significance of the world. It uses objects and behaviors that are opposed to the more conditioned and appropriate approaches of its predecessors and contemporaries. Hiorns has worked with Naked Youths, antidepressants, jet engines, buried airliners, steroids, sexual activity, and crystallization. In order to identify dominant objects and behaviors in the Western world, she asserts the need for an awareness in harmony with the world’s process, a necessary awareness for progress in improving this disappointing time for the development of human potential.

DUMBTYPE

LIEBHABER (LOVERS)
Computergesteuerte Fünfkanal-Video- / Toninstallation mit fünf Videoprojektoren, einem Achtkanal-Soundsystem und Diaprojektoren […] Als Bild  schlägt ein Liebespaar häufig eine Burg der Ausgrenzung vor. Mit der sexuellen Befreiung der letzten Jahrzehnte hat das Wort nun mehr mit körperlicher Kopplung zu tun als mit der Erhabenheit der „wahren Liebe“. AIDS hat dieser Paarung eine neue Dimension der Vorsicht hinzugefügt. Die lebensgroßen Tänzer in Lovers haben kein Leben mehr. Die nackten Figuren werden auf die schwarzen Wände eines quadratischen Raums projiziert und haben eine spektrale Qualität. Ihre Bewegungen sind einfach und sich wiederholend. Sie gehen hin und her, laufen und rennen mit tierischer Anmut. Ihre Handlungen werden im Laufe der Zeit vertraut, so dass es eine Überraschung ist, wenn zwei der durchscheinenden Körper in einer virtuellen Umarmung zusammenkommen. Diese angeblichen Liebhaber – mehr überlappend als berührend – sind physisch nicht miteinander verflochten.

Richard Hoeck and John Miller

Mannequin Death
Jarring and violent yet strangely hypnotizing, the video references the Kantian sublime landscape and the “sex appeal of the inorganic,” which, the Italian philosopher Mario Perniola argues, marks the transition from an organic, bodily sexuality to an inorganic and artificial one.

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MARGOLIS BROWN

THE BED EXPERIMENT ONE

Witness as the covers are pulled back to reveal the rites and rituals of the untamable Homo Sapiens in its favorite nesting place — a giant bed! Like a bizarre nature documentary THE BED EXPERIMENT tracks four males and four females, who while confronting their deepest fears and desires, balance the witty and weird against the painfully true to life.

“As the piece proceeds, the focus shifts from mating rituals to the antics of lovemaking, from the battle of the sexes to baby worship, and from dreams of conquest to nightmares of disembowelment. The bed turns from the cradle of civilization into a hospital cot, from a sultry desert to a tundra of monsters. As the scenes evolve — the performance is a 60-minute continuum — the tone mysteriously oscillates between extremes of farcicality or pathos. How the performers effect these wondrous transformations is one of the Adaptors’ most singular professional secrets”. Alan M. Kriegsman

TZUSOO

SCHRÖDINGER’S BABY
Schrödinger’s Baby(2019/20), TZUSOO alludes to the popular thought experiment devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. Schrödinger proposed a scenario in which a cat is locked in a box with an unstable radioactive atom that could potentially begin to emit radiation and release a toxic gas. However, there is no way to say with certainty when or indeed whether this will happen without opening the box. The result is a paradox, with Schrödinger asserting that the cat enters a state of superposition that makes it impossible to say whether it is alive or dead.The South Korean artist translates this famous paradox into the reality of her own life, creating a digital baby in virtual space. Based on her inner grappling with potential motherhood, TZUSOO bought the digital model of a developing embryo, refining it according to her own ideas. She is free to determine the sex, skin colour and other characteristics or to dispense with all specifications so as to avoid stereotyping. In Schrödinger’s Baby, TZUSOO thus discuss core aspects of her work including reflection on gender and origin for which she also draws on her personal experience as a South Korean artist in Europe.

Charlotte Thrane

Store Krop / Big Body

More people die in bed than anywhere else. For natural as well as for unnatural reasons. We spend up to a third of our lives sleeping. Souvent it happens in bed. From time to time we also have sex there.

Duran Lantink

Hologram Collection

Duran Lantink est un designer néerlandais basé à Amsterdam. L’objectif de Lantink est de produire des collections à la fois durables, éthiques et innovantes, ayant travaillé avec diverses communautés telles que la communauté des sans-abri à Amsterdam et les travailleuses du sexe au Cap. Lantink est connu pour son engagement dans l’recyclage dans la mode, en utilisant des vêtements de luxe jetés pour produire ses collections.

Shu Lea Cheang

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Taiwan in Venice 2019
“For those who don’t know her, Shu Lea Cheang is a figure of Net art and the cyberfeminist movement that emerged in the 1990s. Living in New York at the time, she was also an active member of the activist video collective Paper Tiger Television (as was French filmmaker Nathalie Magnan). Since then, Cheang’s work has dealt with “concerns including sex, futures, gender, ecology, money, media, and food [to] encompass film, installation, online work, social processes, and direct intervention in the sociopolitical, technical and aesthetic systems, and the imaginaries which co-compose them,” writes Matthew Fuller

DUMBTYPE

LOVERS
Computer-controlled, five-channel video/sound installation with five video projectors, eight-channel sound system, and slide projectors […] As an image, a pair of lovers often suggests a castle of exclusion. With the sexual liberation of the last few decades, the word now has more to do with physical coupling than with the sublimity of “true love.” AIDS has added a new dimension of wariness to this pairing. The life-size dancers in Lovers are drained of life. Projected onto the black walls of a square room, the naked figures have a spectral quality. Their movements are simple and repetitive. Back and forth, they walk and run with animal grace. Their actions become familiar over time, so that it is a surprise when two of the translucent bodies come together in a virtual embrace. These ostensible lovers–more overlapping than touching–are not physically entwined.

Tod Machover

Death and the Powers

Science fiction and poignant family drama combine in one of the most stunning, cutting-edge operas of the 21st century, with a libretto by former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, coming to the stage of the Winspear Opera House in a production directed by Diane Paulus, designed by Alex McDowell (Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report) and conducted by Nicole Paiement (TDO’s The Lighthouse).This visually spectacular robot pageant by MIT Media Lab’s Tod Machover tells the story of a terminally ill billionaire, sung by Robert Orth, who downloads his consciousness into “the System” and proceeds to use all his powers to persuade his loved ones to join him there. Without bodies, without the possibility of touch, sex, suffering, and death — are we still genuinely human?Explore these existential questions and much more in a piece Variety described as “playful, lyrical and…mesmerizing.” Also starring Joélle Harvey as Miranda, Patricia Risley as Evvy, and Hal Cazalet in his Dallas Opera debut as Nicholas.

Adam Martinakis

Ses œuvres me semblent trop interconnectées, elles se concentrent principalement sur les thèmes du corps, son rapport avec la vie, la mort et la sexualité à l’ère numérique. Générées par ordinateur, ces sculptures numériques ont un caractère photoréaliste et surréaliste, qui selon lui est «un mélange de futurisme post-fantastique et de symbolisme abstrait». Bárbara Anjos

Arnaldo Morales

Electro-cución
“I am fascinated with the physicality of low-tech manual devices and mechanical systems. I am aroused by their shapes, sounds, and gestures, which are beautiful descriptions of their own functions. Industrial materials—stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, plastics, and rubbers—seduce me. Artifacts of disappearing industry, I find strange and beautiful shapes in their debris that allude to sexual operations, violent actions, mysterious purposes. Their potential triggers my thought process.”

AES+F

Inverso Mundus
The title of the work, Inverso – both an Italian “reverse, the opposite” and the Old Italian “poetry,” and Mundus – the Latin “world,” hints at a reinterpretation of reality, a poetic vision. In our interpretation, the absurdist scenes from the medieval carnival appear as episodes of contemporary life in a multichannel video installation. Characters act out scenes of absurd social utopias and exchange masks, morphing from beggars to rich men, from policemen to thieves. Metrosexual street-cleaners are showering the city with refuse. Female inquisitors torture men on IKEA-style structures. Children and seniors are fighting in a kickboxing match. Inverso Mundus is a world where chimeras are pets and the Apocalypse is entertainment.

Filip Custic

(ego hiperrealista) + (juguete del viento) =
Custic combines models, costumes and various other objects that inspire him, using them to give form to abstract concepts surrounding humanity and its evolution. Spirituality, religion, relationships and sexuality are all explored through a lens preoccupied with fragmentation, pataphysics, optical balance effects and technological art.

robert gober

Untitled Door and Door Frame
Robert Gober’s work focuses around the themes of sexuality, relationships, religion, politics and nature. Working mostly in sculpture, surprisingly Gober doesn’t use found objects as a part of his work, but recreates these found objects himself and handcrafts them in his studios. Objects such as sinks, doors, cribs, chairs and body parts feature heavily in his work but yet all meticulously handmade. All the objects and installations in which Gober creates have a certain humorous element to them be it the half body that sticks out from the wall or the sink that has legs coming out of it.

Faith Holland

Visual Orgasms
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Visual Orgasms exaggerates this mandate to ‘make-visible’ by creating excessive moving image collages that depict metaphors for orgasm with no actual depiction of sex.
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Thomas Heatherwick

Seed Cathedral
shanghai world expo uk pavilion
The cathedral‘s architecture was an elaboration of Heatherwick’s 2003 work of the Sitooterie II in Essex, United Kingdom. The initial design strategy for the UK Pavilion established three aims to meet the Foreign Commonwealth Office’s key expectation that the pavilion should become one of the five most popular attractions at the Expo, but built using half the budget of other Western nations. The first aim was to design a pavilion whose architecture was a direct manifestation of what it was exhibiting. The second idea was to ensure a significant area of open public space around it so visitors could relax and choose either to enter the pavilion building, or see it clearly from a calm, non-queuing vantage point. And thirdly, it would be unique among the hundreds of other competing pavilions, events and programmes.

Francesco Cavalli

Eliogabalo (Heliogabalus)
Written in 1667 by Italian composer Francesco Cavalli, the opera is based on the life of the Roman child emperor Heliogabalus, who anointed himself a sun god and was known for overt displays of wealth, power and sexuality.more

LEAH SCHRAGER

Sunset Blvd
Leah Schrager est une artiste numérique et une interprète en ligne. Elle est le modèle, la photographe, l’artiste et le distributeur de ses images. Ses œuvres visuelles appliquent une esthétique picturale aux formes corporelles et tirent souvent leurs matériaux de sa pratique conceptuelle en ligne. Ses performances en ligne sont @OnaArtist (Instagram 3m) et Sarah White (The Naked Therapist). Avec ces performances, Schrager explore les thèmes de la sexualité, de la représentation et de la distribution. Sa pratique est située dans un foyer contemporain d’injustice, de réveil, de célébrité, de célébrité et de commercialisme féminin qui cherche à explorer la biographie et le travail des femmes dans la société mondiale d’aujourd’hui.

LEAH SCHRAGER

Sunset Blvd
Leah Schrager is a digital artist and online performer. She is the model, photographer, artist, and marketer in/of her images. Her visual works apply a painterly aesthetic to bodily forms and often draw their material from her conceptual online practice. Her online performances are @OnaArtist (Instagram 3m) and Sarah White (The Naked Therapist). With these performances, Schrager explores themes of sexuality, representation, and distribution. Her practice is situated in a contemporary hotbed of female (in)appropriateness, arousal, celebrity, fandom, and commercialism that seeks to explore female biography and labor in today’s global society.

Leah Schrager

Infinity Selfies
Leah Schrager is a digital artist and online performer. She is the model, photographer, artist, and marketer in/of her images. Her visual works apply a painterly aesthetic to bodily forms and often draw their material from her conceptual online practice. Her online performances are @OnaArtist (Instagram 3m) and Sarah White (The Naked Therapist). With these performances, Schrager explores themes of sexuality, representation, and distribution. Her practice is situated in a contemporary hotbed of female (in)appropriateness, arousal, celebrity, fandom, and commercialism that seeks to explore female biography and labor in today’s global society.

ALLEN JONES

ألين جونز
亚伦·琼斯
앨런 존스
Аллен Джонс
アレン·ジョーンズ
אלן ג’ונס

Jones is best known for his sculptures, paintings and prints incorporating female figures. His sexually charged early works, with their provocative eroticism, have, over the years, given way to more stylised, lyrical compositions often involving elements of performance such as fashion shows, dancing and cabaret. more

MARIA MARTINS

“O impossivel”

They touch. They bite. They get warm. They penetrate. They are made. They get rid of. They stick their tongues in. They put the body in. They get body. They split up. They exist.
They want to be one. It is impossible (“O impossivel”). Which means that a single body, as you would like, is impossible. It can not. For a moment yes, for a moment they can. But no, they can’t. Impossible. They cannot be one. Despite the bites. Their bodies are different. They were born and will die self-absorbed, in themselves. Between them there is an abyss, a discontinuity. But they want to be continuous, they want their bodies to be one body. Since they cannot, they celebrate the sacrifice of the meat. “Essentially,” says Georges Bataille, “the field of eroticism is the field of violence, the field of rape.” Isn’t it violent, perhaps, to want to break the discontinuity of the other closed in on itself? Isn’t it violent to force the discontinuity of the other to be a continuous whole with him? O impossível by the Brazilian Maria Martins (1894/1973) shows the excesses of sex (take note: excess, sex). Or impossível is the moment in which the organs swell with blood and gush sexuality. The moment when animality makes us gloriously human.

Milo Moiré

with Jean Paul Gaultier & Antoine de Caunes
“MIRROR BOX”
Milo Moiré’s Performance Mirror Box ist eine gesellschaftliche Reflexion der menschlichen Sexualität. Es ist ein erweitertes Reenactment des Tapp- und Tastkinos (1968) und eine Hommage an die aussergewöhnliche Künstlerin VALIE EXPORT, die mit ihren Kunstaktionen bereits in den 1960er Jahren für die Frauenrechte eintrat. Künstlerin Milo Moiré setzt ihren Körper als Instrument, gar als Waffe ein um Machtstrukturen darzustellen und aufzubrechen. Offensiv sucht sie nach dem weiblichen Ausdruck sexueller Selbstbestimmung und lotet die Grenzen der Kunst und der bürgerlichen Moral aus.

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.

Evelyn Bencicova

ecce homo

The expressive capacity of the human body is infinite. A naked body, beyond any sexual connotation, is pure art. Conceptual photographs about the idea of the body is what Evelyn Bencicova brings us in her series Ecce Homo (Latin term that means “here is the man” and which is cited in terms of violence or war), in which we see a lot of bodies pile up and form strange sculptural forms. At no time do we see any faces, which helps to depersonify each of the participating actors. The result is somewhat disturbing: we do not know why those bodies are there, or what they are trying to do. It is a mix between choreography, aesthetics and a theatrical performance. Of great artistic sensitivity, there is something in these figures that evokes the feeling of a human collective. Feelings to the surface.

ilanio and iimuahii

ILANIO REUBIN AND ELENA SLIVNYAK
SUPREME BEINGS FASHION SHOW

The Supreme Beings Fashion Show will reveal the avant-garde concepts of two local fashion designers, Ilanio Reubin of Ilanio and Elena Slivnyak of IIMUAHII, at the spacious SOMArts Cultural Center on Thursday, March 1st. The two runway shows will showcase 8 imaginative looks from each designer, as well as two short improvisational performances by Butoh (contemporary Japanese) dancers which we find very fitting for the two creatives.Though different in aesthetic, both designers hail from similar backgrounds and aim for analogous goals. Ilanio (San Francisco Art Institute) and Elena (Academy of Art) both found the retail and fashion corporate worlds too constrictive and mass-produced, and thus ventured into their own imaginative ones.
Ilanio works to create “visually stunning fashion concepts that explicitly disregard wearability, saleability, and practicality; that embrace advanced definitions of sexuality and gender; and that defy the commercially-mandated boundary between the fashion and art worlds.” For Elena of IIMUAHIII, her avant-garde aesthetic is manifested in an intricately-crafted sportswear line.Although we’re dreaming of being in Paris (but really, when are we not?), we’re excited to watch Ilanio and IIMUAHII strut and represent San Francisco’s undeniable talent in their nontraditional fashion show and hope to see you all there as well!

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STEVEN MEISEL

Стивен Майзель
ستيفن ميزل
史蒂芬迈泽尔
스티븐 마이젤
סטיבן מייזל
スティーヴン・マイゼル
Meisel non nasce come fotografo, bensì come illustratore di moda, sua primordiale passione. Uno dei suoi primi lavori d’illustrazione è per lo stilista Halston. Mentre lavora per una collezione femminile, si reca all’agenzia Elite dove viene autorizzato a fare provini fotografici alle modelle. Da qui inizia una collaborazione e un doppio lavoro: in settimana si dedica alle collezioni, e nei weekend alle modelle (una di loro è Phoebe Cates). Scatta le foto nel suo appartamento a Gramercy Park oppure per strada. Poco dopo alcune modelle portano le foto alla redazione di Seventeen e i redattori ne rimangono conquistati. Il successo di Meisel è in parte dovuto all’apprezzamento per il suo stile da parte di “regine della stampa” come le direttrici di Vogue Italia e Vogue USA, Franca Sozzani e Anna Wintour. Per Vogue Italia è stato l’unico fotografo per la copertina negli ultimi 15 anni. Ha curato campagne adv per Versace, Valentino, D&G, Calvin Klein (per il quale ha creato dei servizi fotografici molto controversi), Prada, Lanvin, Mulberry e Anna Sui. Meisel è inoltre accreditato della scoperta di molte top model, tra cui Linda Evangelista e James Rousseau. Ha reso famose Heather Bratton e Coco Rocha ritraendole spesso su Vogue Italia. Tra le sue muse Stella Tennant, Karen Elson e Kristen McMenemy. Oggi è rappresentato dall’agenzia Art + Commerce. È famoso anche per aver fotografato Madonna nel 1992 nel libro Sex, anche se Meisel è uno dei pochi che non ha un solo libro dedicato soltanto alle sue opere. Un libro che raccoglieva alcune sue foto intitolato Steven Meisel fu pubblicato in Germania nel 2003.

GIUSEPPE RANDAZZO

Джузеппе Рандаццо
transmutation
Transmutation#01 is a generative system composed of two interacting multicellular agents in a Voronoi spatial configuration. Each cell owns a color/saturation information. The cells interact with each other and with the other agent. The two agents are different. The circular one, the most active and in evolution, constantly tries to reorganize its shape and color structures, connecting similar colors in concentric formations. Moreover the saturation and shape of its colors aggregates are influenced by the duration and proximity of the interaction with the other pluricellular agent, whose motion is abstract and immutable. The metaphor at the heart of this system is a reference to the subject of the 2012 Gender Docufilm Festival in Rome, from which the video was commissioned, that precisely addresses the issues related to the the reengineering and the transmutation of the sexual, physical, mental identity, through the collision / confrontation with the external reality. Coded with Processing, rendered with 3Delight (via Processing). In collaboration with Filippo Ulivieri, music by Massimo Dolce.

BART HESS

바트 헤스
巴特·赫斯
בארט הס
Барта Хесса
Shaved

时尚电影制片人巴特·赫斯(Bart Hess)的《性感短片》(Sexy Short)展示了紧剃的艺术 设计师,动画师和摄影师Bart Hess光滑的新影片中的极致无缝刮胡效果,慢慢展现出色调人物的诱人曲线。 受到目前在奥林匹克游泳池中与之搏击的游泳运动员的空气动力学形式的启发,赫斯得到了一对剃须刀的帮助,这些剃须刀操纵着两米长的刀片,将修饰的机械动作变成了一种奇特的催眠性能。 赫斯承认:“对我来说,工作上的重要是一种疏远感。”他在后期制作中添加了白条,使这部电影的怪诞感觉更加复杂。 “我想向观众展示一张可能无法立即识别的图像。”