the _i am man parade_

the parade can begin

the idea from simon danny to break some glasses, total of eight big plates was awesome.
just look after for his art, great stuff.

what a great parade, even the rain that came down not one day before and not and day after could stop the sunny energy of the parade. it was just one hour, from portikus to the mmk in frankfurt. arto lidsay did a great job. we felt like in a brazilian carnival without a samba school.

ayaka okutsu did design and coordinated the whole costume making for the event and she was one of the main organ of the parade. ayaka drawing and works soon will be all over.

philosophers, including udo kittelman looking like a pro-smoking in european streets demonstrator, and scientists like ilja karilampi and agassi bangura, were looking very serious but daniel birnbaum kept them cheerful all along the way.

we had some very surprising and risky performances like the one by jorma foth

it was a bit like a circus, but what else, it is a _kunst parade_ but is was artists parade afer all.

and the crowd in the rain was a very elegant one with style of their own as you can see below,

the torso from ryan siegan-smith with the several parts cut off and parade along side by side in was really intense. there was the man. here you can see ryan in as silver super hero and magni and nake man on the right.

at artsite.tv is a really good video of the event.
enjoy it as much we did.

thanks to avi dehlinger for the great photos of the event.


the globalized crystal ball and "if everyone wants a better world, why don't we have one?" question

bahram sadeghi will continue his search for an answer to the question "if everyone wants a better world, why don't we have one?" the result will be presented during the evening. part six of the visual foreign correspondents is a work by the Israeli artist ronen eidelman. he will be present to introduce his work.
thanks to ozz for the tip.


amy granat and the materiality of film

it is very nice to see today somebody using film in such an elegant way like amy granat does. the works of amy granat are very much in tune with the materiality of film. her use of old material as appropriation or her use of the film negatives to construct new images give us a great insight in this old but ever changing media. in her solo show at basis in frankfurt give us a good idea how much still there to be explore around this fine beauty that is "film" itself. in one of her installations she creates a celebration of the fine moment of the film leftovers. black and white film may sounds nostalgic but it is a great way to see the future of the film abstractionism that is yet to come to the big screens or maybe will stay in the small screens and black cuber for ever. maybe amy will be able to bring it to the big screen one day. her drawings and big photo images are also part of this great show. amy works remind us of the great the tradition of film pieces by viking eggelin, like symphonie diagonale to mantion one of his masterpieces of 1927.

in the art side we have him with "anemic cinema" ,1926

what strikes me in the work of amy granat is the fine tuning that she is able to perform in combining the old and the new films technics. her installations are not made using film projectors in an eternal loop mode, they are visual sculptures.

below is amy granat at work in her installation at the "confort moderne" show in paris.

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