The Swimming Cities of Serenissima

The Swimming Cities of Serenissima

Huck Finn crashes the Venice Biennale: a habitable floating sculpture designed by the NY-based artist SWOON. From the project’s website: “The Swimming Cities of Serenissima is a fleet of three intricately hand crafted vessels that will navigate the...
Attempted Murder of Australian Painter Cameron Sparks

Attempted Murder of Australian Painter Cameron Sparks

Sydney artist Cameron Sparks, 78, is being operated on in Royal North Shore Hospital after his 41-year-old neighbour allegedly attacked him in the backyard of one of their houses at Waverton. The latest reports are that his alleged attacker Peter Grayson, 41, was...
Wednesday Clips 6/3/09

Wednesday Clips 6/3/09

Here’s what’s caught my eye since last time we did this…. *Why not take Aderall? (Chicago Weekly). *Forget the death of print–the revival of cassette tape is well underway. *Joyce Owens tells President Obama to give living artists a shot at the...
The Art Strike: 1990-1993

The Art Strike: 1990-1993

Today, while trolling around the web. I found a link from Eyeteeth about Andy Sturdevant’s research into The Art Strike 1990-1993 on his blog South 12th. “We call for all artists in the U.S. to put down their tools and cease to make, distribute, sell,...

Tuesday’s Video Pick: Gary Panter on VBS.TV

This weeks video pick is Gary Panter on VBS.TV. The five part series checks in with Gary to discuss all of the projects he has been a part of including Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Dal Tokyo, and my personal favorite Jimbo. I would also highly recommend checking out the...

Herb and Dorothy

Herb and Dorothy. I’d like to see this film screened in Chicago. Has anyone seen it here? I didn’t see any mention of an upcoming Chicago venue on the website. Please don’t tell me I’ve missed it. The synopsis, from the film’s website:...