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05.27.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, artist Alex McLeod talks about his digital work inspired by an interesting ceiling and unsatisfaction. I was commuting to teach at Guelph University twice a week last term and would spend hours in the coach terminal. […]

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05.05.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, Lebanon-born Brooklyn-based artist Ramsey Nasser talks about his Arabic programming language artwork قلب . Arabic programming languages with the honest goal of bringing coding to a non-Latin culture have been attempted in the past, but have failed without […]

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04.28.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, Brooklyn and web-based performance artist and playwright Ann Hirsch speaks candidly about Twelve, a digital media piece inspired by her cybersexual preteen relationship with an older man, which was turned into an app and censored by Apple for […]

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04.21.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, Brooklyn-based artist Am Schmidt talks about Fierce (Untitled), an endurance performance where she wore Abercrombie & Fitch graphic shirts and Fierce cologne every day for one year inspired by Tehching Hsieh’s One Year Performance, Sincerity by R. Jay Magill […]

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04.14.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, Brooklyn-based artist Rhett Jones talks about his feature film The Villains inspired by Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise, Marshall McLuhan and the proliferation of DIY new media. He also premieres the project’s next stage as a Search Engine Generated Artwork […]

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04.07.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Brooklyn-based artist Clement Valla talks about a new series of images and sculptures based on explorations of archeological, archival and digital junk piles. His solo show “Surface Survey” opens at TRANSFER Gallery on April 19th. After my […]

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03.31.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Ekaterinburg-based urban intervention and street artist Tima Radya talks about Figure #2: Game — a giant, dynamic sculpture welded from steel, lifted by cranes and exploding with two billion ruble bills. (Translated from Russian.) I wanted to show the project […]

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03.24.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Hudson, NY-based artist Parker Shipp shares a vast collection of notes about her sculpture HUSK, inspired by natural disasters, ubi sunt, Japanese Gutai and the Neolithic sculptures of Nevalı Çori and Göbekli Tepe. HUSK is currently on view […]

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03.17.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Kate Wilson, talks about the Swiss and celestial inspirations of her Geometric Mechanics series for WAG — “a mini 3-dimensional, single room gallery that fits into people’s pocket.” In 2012, I began working on a series of drawings inspired by […]

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03.10.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Eva Papamargariti – architecture and time-based media artist currently based in Greece — presents her digital video RandomAccessData, influenced by radical utopian groups of the ’60s, post-internet art theory, Isaac Asimov and “minimalist in a rapper’s body” Kanye West. The idea […]

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