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Artist’s Notebook:
Jonas Lund

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Jonas Lund talks about We See In Every Direction!  a Web browser for collaborative, synchronized surfing made for Rhizome’s online exhibition series The Download. The idea started when Zoë Salditch invited me to do a piece for Rhizome’s The Download. […]

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Artist’s Notebook:
Greg Leuch

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Greg Leuch talks about WhatColor.IsTheInter.net, presented with support from Eyebeam Art+Technology Center. It sounds cliché, but WhatColor.IsTheInter.net began in the shower sometime in mid-November 2012. I forget exactly what triggered the thought process, but I remember pondering how would […]

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Artist’s Notebook:
Brenna Murphy

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Portland, Oregon-based artist Brenna Murphy shows detailed notes, 3D renders and workflow screenshots — the artifacts that make up “the states of pattern consciousness” inside her “cohesive ecosystem” and the piece Moon Cavern from her solo “Lattice~Face Parameter Chant” […]

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Artist’s Notebook:
Gordon Holden

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Hartford-based artist Gordon Holden (who is not a painter) talks about his painting diptych Black Rainbows… we think. I sat down to think about where the idea came for the Black Rainbow paintings, because standing and thinking is […]

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Artist’s Notebook:
Austin Lee

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, artist Austin Lee talks about his cartoon-inspired digital action painting. I lost the original video that was the inspiration for Slapstic (Action Painting), but my friends Kati Gegenheimer and Dan Flaherty were nice enough to make a reenactment video. […]

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Artist’s Notebook:
Jonathan Monaghan

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Washington D.C.-based artist Jonathan Monaghan talks about his 15-minute HD CGI animation Mothership, “a seductive but ultimately vacuous simulation” in “a kind of hermetically-sealed world” of Romantic painting-influenced spaceships and flying, quivering cow-blob. The initial inspiration and research I do for […]

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Have a Good Weekend: Kathleen Hanna, Art and Happiness

Here’s some art, film, music and other stuff happening in NYC so you can Have a Good Weekend. Drop your suggestions in the comments or to tips@animalnewyork.com. FRIDAY 41°F NIGHT 28°F The Punk Singer opens at IFC Center: See the bio doc of Bikini Kill frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, pioneer of the “riot grrrl” movement. Finally. Hell yes. (Manhattan, $13.50) The Great […]

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What Happened at the First Phillips Digital Art Auction

This weekend, digital art went big time. Have you recovered yet? Most of the digitally-focused artists at Paddles On! have never been inside an auction house before. If curator Lindsay Howard was not at Phillips to give me a tour of all the works for sale before the auction, I am not sure I’d have ventured to this particular […]

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Molly Soda on Park Avenue: Checking Out Paddles On! Phillips

Nicolas Sassoon’s Waterfall 6 is in the window of Phillips (starting bid: $800) and it’s not as disorienting as I thought it would be. I remember when I would stare into its pulsating glowing waves online and later, fiddling Rafaël Rozendaal’s responsive gradient websites until happy. Right now, IfNoYes.com is projected in its own room at Phillips (starting bid: $4,000), with a […]

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Germany’s First New Media Art Fair Looks Promising

“Media Art is the art of today, the art that people will remember in the future,” director Unpainted Annette Doms tells ARTinfo. In January 2014, Unpainted will become Germany’s first-ever fair for new media and video art and will show “algorithmic plotter-drawings, computer animation, collages, photography, net-art, software art, interactive art, sculpture.” Artist Rafaël Rozendaal is slated to give “an […]

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