Years – Bartholomaus Traubeck

Every now and then I come across another artist that is working in a similar vein as myself. Bartholomaus Traubeck has modified a turntable to play slices of wood. The tree rings provide the data that is processed by a programmed system used to create piano music. The system is the same for each tree slice, but each tree provides strikingly different results: A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall... Read More

The Way It Is

The Way It Is There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change.  But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get hurt or die; and you suffer and get old. Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding. You don’t ever let go of the thread. ~ William Stafford Read More

Tim McFarlane

I’ve recently discovered Tim McFarlane’s work. The more time I spent with it, the more it intrigued me. Check it out for yourself. Below is an interview from Artblog Radio. And if you want more check out Tim’s blog where he writes articulately about his creative process.     Find a lot more great art on The Art Blog Read More

Nathalie Miebach Translates Weather Data Into Form And Sound

Nathalie Miebach articulately explains the systems that she creates that dictate the shape of her sculptures and music: ‘it is the numbers that control the form, not [her]…. and together these variables not only construct the form, but they also reveal behavioral relationships that may not come across in a two dimensional graph.’

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How Shea Hembrey Became 100 Artists

This is a new favorite TED Talk find. I’m feeling a tad bit envious of Shea Hembrey. Not because I wish I had done what he has, I don’t wish that, but because I love the way that he asked a question that was based on the frustration he felt with the contemporary art world (a frustration that I have felt oh-so-often!) and went about solving it with such gusto. I love contemporary art, but I’m often really frustrated with the contemporary art world and the contemporary art scene. A few years ago, I spent months in Europe to see the major international art exhibitions that... Read More

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