NOVEMBER 13-22, 2015 – MARSEILLE, FRANCE
Free entrance from 12pm to 7pm
Protests aren’t just limited to demonstrations […] Some have taken a quiet yet bold and defiant stance, using enormous and pointed pieces of street art to vent their frustration with the EU and Greek government. The pieces range from murals on partially collapsed buildings to sweeping wheat pastes spanning multiple building stories. In bright color and striking drawings, they demonstrate the difficulties facing the Greek people.
Greece’s gorgeous street art shows anger about bailouts
by Dustin Drankoski (June 29, 2015)
Photo : A man walks past a graffiti made by street artist N_Grams that read “NO” in German but also “YES, IN” in Greek language in Athens, on Sunday, June 28, 2015 (Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press).
“Onformative”, an independant studio for digital art and design located in Berlin, is tracking faces all over the surface of the Earth, using satellite photos provided by Google Maps. The process called pareidolia we use to detect meaning in vague visual stimuli (clouds, inkblots, but also everyday life data : familiar faces, known objects…) and usually implemented by the temporal lobes of the human brain, is partially managed by advanced face detection algorithm and face tracking library, pushing the automatic face tracking capabilities far beyond those of your digital camera…
Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, The Man in the Moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse. It also makes miracles happen when people think they found the Virgin Mary or Jesus Christ in a piece of toast !
The great interest of bodypainting seems to be the possibility it offers to directly ‘paint’ the reality (and what more perfect part of the real world than the human body ?) without, however, having to make any kind of representational work.
You don’t copy anything, you don’t try to imitate a model, or to reproduce on paper what you see. You don’t bother with representation anymore, you just put the paint on the bodies themselves, and the power of painting simply ‘shines’… In such case, the reality, the body, is used to its best potential in the service of the painting itself, not the other way around.
Have you seen the little people of Slinkachu ?…
This artist from London has been abandoning miniatures since 2006, leaving them to a life of vagrancy, dangerous adventures, but also humour and beauties, in a world created by us humans !
His work brings together street art, installation art and photography, and has been exhibited worldwide in art galleries and museums.
Ready to change your point of vue on our good-old-world ?
Photo : © Slinkachu