Monthly Archives: January 2013

Narcissister

Image

I listened to a interview with her on BAD AT SPORTS. 

I’m glad I found her. Its a fresh take on performance.

In the interview she talks about how America’s Got Talent repeatedly asked her to audition on national TV. She did, but it could never compare to her videos! 

http://vimeo.com/50867908 <<< OMG

http://www.narcissister.com/photos.php

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/23/narcissister-performance-art-envoy-enterpriess_n_2348185.html

http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=JD12faIXpjk&feature=youtube_gdata

 

 

Designing life

http://www.tv.com/shows/60-minutes/watch/j-craig-venter-designing-life-1927316/

This interview and break through science touch on a few of the ideas that influence my work. It is a must see video. watch it.

Marc Quinn

Image

“Self” is a frozen sculpture of the artist’s head made from 4.5 litres of his own blood, taken from his body over a period of 5 months. In interview in 2000, reflecting on the iconic artwork, he remarked, “Well, I think it’s a great sculpture. I’m really happy with it. I think it is inevitable that you have one piece people focus in on. But that’s really good because it gets people into the work.”

Described by Quinn as a ‘frozen moment on lifesupport’, the work is carefully maintained in a refrigeration unit, reminding the viewer of the fragility of existence. The artist makes a new version of Self every five years, each of which documents Quinn’s own physical transformation and deterioration.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/08/marc-quinn_n_1581132.html