Category Archives: art

What would wine grown on Mars taste like?

From Edible Geography

Scattered across the globe, scientists working in these unearthly greenhouses attempt to optimise an extra-terrestrial agriculture, re-learning the precise irrigation, fertilisation, and drainage needs of domesticated crops as they adapt to extreme environments.

This construction of alien terroir — a combination of simulated geologic and climate conditions and innovative human craft — is a form of remote sensing, a survey device no less useful than a satellite or rover in generating new forms of planetary knowledge, whether they be agricultural, sensory, or embodied.

Trusto Corp Art-Bombs An Abandoned Theme Park

My city…

NightFall from Colin Rich on Vimeo.

“I took that for a sign.”

Have been reading Ionesco’s “The Hermit” and though it’s a new book the binding is old; each time I turn the page, the glue is so brittle it just breaks and a few more pages fall out. I can’t help but think it’s some sort of brilliant, if unintentional, metaphor for life and our insatiable hunger for the new.

Rot

From IO9 “It’s 50% face-paint, 50% stop motion, and 100% ghoulish.”

My City!

Simon Rouby became fascinated by the ongoing painting and repainting of traffic lines on the freeways and streets of Los Angeles, like some vast and unacknowledged readymade art project. (Read More)

Hollywood

“This is a beautiful place,” said Sullivan.

“You mean this house or…”

“I mean the whole setting; it’s idyllic; it’s what everyone dreams of: the perfect climate, wonderful colors, houses like this. It is all like a dream, including these people.”

“They’re unusual.”

“They’re more than that,” said Sullivan. “I think they’re children; they’ve never grown up; they’ve never stopped to think much about themselves and why they’re doing the things they’re doing. It’s a race for money mostly, and when they get it, they don’t seem particularly pleased. No, this place frightens me.”

The City and the Pillar

Blighted by Kenning

“An apple ‘contaminated’ with synthetic DNA encoding for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

Truth

“Untitled” by Barbara Kruger

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…brilliant.