georgechamoun:

This is what I’ve been working on for the last three weeks. It’s the result of a workshop in Fine Arts with the theme “icons” (computer icons/celebrities/fashion icons/religious icons, etc).

I chose to work with movie icons from two different eras. This project has been a lot about ideals, patterns and anatomy. I named the project Iconatomy from the words “icon” and “anatomy.”

I have worked with a collage technique, but in a computer, which for me is a first. I am really pleased with the end product and I want to develop this concept further.

(Click here to see more of my art.)

Edit: Two things people are wondering about that I thought I could make clear.
1. The pictures are not morphed in any way. What you see is a collage of two different people in each picture. Did it take me a long time to find the right pictures? Hell yes it did! :-)
2. People are commenting on the “comparison” I’m making with these pictures. About that, I just want to say that I am not comparing anything here. Sorry if you feel that your favourite actor or actress was “paired up” with someone you don’t like.

Thank you everyone for liking it so much, I’m really blown away by the feedback I’m getting!

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© 20011 by George Chamoun.
All rights reserved. These images may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of George Chamoun.

WOW!! This is INCREDIBLE matching! I’m still amazed that he found such uncanny fits.

garconniere:

The Free Shop by Basil AlZeri will challenge traditional notions of home,  living archives, sense of belonging and most importantly emotional and  materialistic attachment. The Free Shop is an interactive  project that relies on both the structure of the installation and the  artist’s presence at the site at all times in order to facilitate the  process. The quotidian transaction at The Free Shop is quite unique as it does not resemble typical daily transactions.
On January 6, 2010, the artist lost nearly half of everything he  owned, created and was given in a house fire. These events led him to  question how attached we as a society are to material goods and how  often we take things for granted and prompted him to challenge others to  reflect on similar questions. 
The artist’s belongings that survived the fire will be on display in The Free Shop alongside all the new items he’s acquired since the fire for the public  to examine, choose from and take. Each visitor-customer from the public  is welcome to examine “the products and personal items”, to ask  questions and choose one item they believe they have the need for.
 
Basil AlZeri is a  multidisciplinary artist who works in performance and interactive art  forms. AlZeri’s performance/installation pieces were shown with CCP -  Winnipeg, (2011), Performancar O Morir festival in Mexico,  (2011). He attended START House/residency in Amman, Jordan, (2010).  AlZeri is an art educator and an art community worker.
(via Nuit Blanche)
i wish i could go to this. it sounds amazing.

Ha, sounds like a clever idea for a yard sale ;)
but seriously. It does sound really interesting. And I would like to claim the glitter.

garconniere:

The Free Shop by Basil AlZeri will challenge traditional notions of home, living archives, sense of belonging and most importantly emotional and materialistic attachment. The Free Shop is an interactive project that relies on both the structure of the installation and the artist’s presence at the site at all times in order to facilitate the process. The quotidian transaction at The Free Shop is quite unique as it does not resemble typical daily transactions.

On January 6, 2010, the artist lost nearly half of everything he owned, created and was given in a house fire. These events led him to question how attached we as a society are to material goods and how often we take things for granted and prompted him to challenge others to reflect on similar questions. 

The artist’s belongings that survived the fire will be on display in The Free Shop alongside all the new items he’s acquired since the fire for the public to examine, choose from and take. Each visitor-customer from the public is welcome to examine “the products and personal items”, to ask questions and choose one item they believe they have the need for.

 

Basil AlZeri is a multidisciplinary artist who works in performance and interactive art forms. AlZeri’s performance/installation pieces were shown with CCP - Winnipeg, (2011), Performancar O Morir festival in Mexico, (2011). He attended START House/residency in Amman, Jordan, (2010). AlZeri is an art educator and an art community worker.

(via Nuit Blanche)

i wish i could go to this. it sounds amazing.

Ha, sounds like a clever idea for a yard sale ;)

but seriously. It does sound really interesting. And I would like to claim the glitter.

calling all feminist artists, illustrators, designers

kusamapyjamas:

via karaj:

we want your art and/or design skills for a poster publicizing an upcoming conference hosted by the academic journal women & performance

the conference is a big deal for us and we will be putting posters up all over the place—at NYU and other nearby schools and at other feminist events. we don’t have a big budget, but we would be able to pay you something, and you would get lots of publicity. 

interested? please email me at managingeditor@womenandperformance.org with some links to your best work and we will take it from there. thank you!

As you view the MTV VMA performances tonight turn off the sound and just watch the dancers! Then imagine what the stage would look like without those amazing dancers! Recognize that none of those dancers’ will be credited at the end. Only those of us who know them will know their names. Now think about how much creative freedom, economic stability and empowerment those dancers would have if they were the featured artist, performing in their own productions, and stopped dancing BEHIND the music artist.

Safi A. Thomas

Artistic Director

The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory 

(via safithomas)