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Shanghai-based artist Lu Yang likes to refer to her hyperactive, gender-bending, body horror constructions as “stupid art.” Of course, there’s very little that’s stupid about it, but it is extremely absurd and filled with a dark sense of humor. “All my works are based on some very bad things, death and disease. And I wanted to […]

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Memory Hole is art. The people behind Everything Is Terrible have kicked off a YouTube channel that brings together the weirdest home movies from the ’90s and gives them a little VHS-Tim and Eric-style post-production treatment. According to the editor, the videos are from the archive of “the longest running prime-time television series in history.” (That’s America’s Funniest […]

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ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week Sean Capone discusses the evolution of Sunshine/New Paintings, his commission to beautify a luxury hospitality environment and the perils of being self-employed. I thought it would be interesting to look back and sort out what I […]

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Inspired by researching artificial islands, SABE KST’s conceptual vandalism, paintings of Arcadia, and the work of Gordon Marta Clark, Jack Smith and Anais Nin, this is Mass Arcadia, a new video by artist Miles Pflanz (embedded below, NSFW). Tired of his work being yanked off YouTube and not down with paying Vimeo HD-conversion fees, Pflanz put up his latest video where faux utopians spray painting each other’s junk […]

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Artist Eva Papamargariti‘s new piece New Nosthetics for online exhibition space Channel Normal is many things. A light beige open digital space becomes riddled with dynamic structures, maybe insects, maybe instruments — forms consuming and vomiting bits of each other, breathing, sticking, gyrating — all the while a computerized voice drones on about the rendering process, narrating mutations. My favorite part is when the rainbow-iridescent caviar-bubbles erupt […]

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Ways of Seeing (1972) has been sweded by a massive group of digital, new media and web-based artists. Debuting in New York on September 6th, Ways of Something (2014) keeps the original audio track of John Berger’s seminal BBC program, but replaces all visuals with 60-second artworks, reworking the art history doc into relevancy and insanity. “I encouraged the artists to […]

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From Australian artist Andy Thomas, here is a visualization of a bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The artist specializes in “audio art forms” like these. It’s immaculate and hypnotic. Watch the render go from abrupt to undulating, feathery to fluid.  (GIF: Prosthetic Knowledge)   […]

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Cyriak: I’ve no idea what this video is. It crawled out from some dark corner of my computer after evolving from the virtual maggots that feast on rotting film footage. Holy Hell, no. […]

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An upcoming AES+F exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London has been cancelled. “Maybe it was an internal problem, or maybe it was a result of something in the political atmosphere,” AES+F art collective member Lev Evzovi told the Calvert Journal. “We just got an email that for some reason the exhibition was cancelled. The political atmosphere […]

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New York based artists Mike & Claire create surreal videos incorporating performance, design and digital art. Their newest work, Fried Eggs, is a bizarre take on the popularization of gender critique. There are eggs everywhere, being cooked, served, eaten and gagged on. There’s also a strong element of police brutality in the video, albeit enacted in […]

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