NEW PROJECT GTAV/Streetphotography
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«A simulacra is an object that does not refer to any underlying reality, but claims to be this reality itself.»jean baudrillard
The photographic performance of this project is to overlay a material reality with a virtual one, erasing the border between the two worlds
Through my wanderings in the game, I observes the surrounding elements with the same look that I uses in my artistic practice in the real world. I strives to demonstrate that photography is not a reality but a means to disclose a tiny part of our vision and perception of the world around us, and to show dissolution/fusion of phenomenal reality within virtual worlds.This series is also a response/adding to the proliferation of visual projects that take place in virtual spaces. It is a questioning about the notion of border and territory
I have developed a methodology and a creative process for this series. Using my DSLR, I takes screenshots\photography of my wanderings in the game. Places of interest are marked and located on the map using the game’s GPS system. I would often return in a given virtual location, depending on the light or time of the day, color, and weather.
Through this creative process, within the virtual environment built by a private video game company, I ask questions about the legitimacy and the authorship of artwork created this way. This photographic series raises the question about the possible disappearance of the photographic medium as we know it. Our environment tends to be more and more dematerialized, workspaces are now to be found in the Cloud, relationships and social exchanges take place increasingly in virtual networks , while gamers compete on online networks.
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Motoi Yamamoto - Floating Garden
Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto is back with an amazing, new installation all made out of salt. Floating Garden resembles the ominous image of a tropical storm, similar to the satellite shot you’d see during a weather forecast. Using ordinary table salt, Yamamoto meticulously constructs his incredible works, this time spending more than 10 hours a day for over a week on the floor of The Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
The artist started working on the installation on February 24 and just completed it last night. The opening reception is tonight and it will remain on display until April 12. The salt, which was donated by The Morton Salt Company, will ultimately be dispersed into the Great Salt Lake.
For those unfamiliar with this artist, Yamamoto began working with salt in 1994 after his sister, just 24 at the time, died of brain cancer. In order to cope with her death, he began making art that reflected his grief. In Japan, salt is used as a part of rituals in some funeral ceremonies and also used to ward off evil spirits and welcome good ones.
The first question! The question that must never be answered, hidden in plain sight. The question you’ve been running from all your life. Doctor who?
SCRUB DUB DUB GOAT IN A TUB
How can you not reblog a soapy baby goat
Goats make me laugh because when they make goat noises their tongue goes out.
what do you guys think he is saying?
I think MEEEHHHH
I MEAN IN GOAT LANGUAGE. WHAT DOES MEEEHHHH TRANSLATE TO?
In this situation is means STOP WASHING MY BUTT!!