Robert Montgomery: the Post-Situationist Tradition

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Robert Montgomery works in a poetic and melancholic post-Situationist tradition. He’s created a number of projects that disrupt and hijack illuminated advertising billboards as well as working more directly with custom-fabricated signage. I clearly am in love. [via an email from Rose]

Outpost Journal: Art, Design, and Action from the Fringes

An interesting project to look into … Outpost Journal is a biannual, non-profit print publication on innovative art, design and community action from cities that have been traditionally underexposed beyond their local contexts. Founded in 2010, Outpost aims to give wider exposure to artists and activists from smaller cities back in more recognized centers of artistic […]

Dynamite Wildflower Guerillas

Guerilla gardener(s) started a website documenting their efforts. It’s simple and makes me very ready to embrace the impending summer. They write: throw sseeds some of them take some dont take some grow then somebody cut it down the bastards. why would someone cut it down i dont know. if it rains too much the […]

I made an iPhone App and so can you !!!

  For one of my last projects with Sigi Torinus as part of my BFA degree I made an iphone App. I was able to speed up a usually lengthy process by skipping over the coding portion of creating the app. This was made possible by using Buzztouch, a web-based content management software (CMS) out of Montery California […]

Immaterials: Light painting WiFi

Immaterials: Light painting WiFi from Timo on Vimeo. This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs. A four-metre long measuring rod with 80 points of light reveals cross-sections through WiFi networks using a photographic technique called light-painting. This builds on a technique that […]

Steve Lambert: It’s Time to Fight

Two things I can’t get enough of — Steve Lambert and huge text signs. Lambert’s latest work, It’s Time to Fight was installed recently in Pittsburgh, PA over a waffle shop. Text-based work continues to inspire me; it’s accesible, layered, timely, and tactical. It can be hidden in plain sight. If you catch it, it can […]

REPOhistory: Lower Manhattan Sign Project

Stock Market Crashes by Jim Costanzo as part of REPOhistory’s Lower Manhattan Sign Project I’m making my way through Gregory Sholette‘s epic Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture. Writing as a participating artist and now dark matter art archivist / dare I say historian of sorts, Sholette writes on an incredible […]

Janine Marchessault & the Leona Drive Project

Photo by wyliepoon. A couple months ago I attended a talk hosted by Janine Marchessault on the Leona Drive project, which is a collaboration between The Public Access Collective and L.O.T. : Experiments in Urban Research (Collective). Justin mentioned the Leona Drive Project back in 2009, but for a refresher: The Leona Drive project commissioned artist […]

Required Reading: A Users Guide to Demanding the Impossible

A great downloaded book/PDF is available over at Half Letter Press. A Users Guide to Demanding the Impossible by the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination presents a very accessible and readable overview and introduction to the history of art+activism based practices. Well worth the half-hour or so that it will take to read through it. The […]

This Probably Isn’t Helping: When Gateways Fail

Physical civic improvements are an important step for Windsor. Our gateways, if you’re unfamiliar with the city, are a bit lack-luster at present. Where gateways do exist, the markers are underdeveloped, poorly executed, and are the kind of “this could literally be anywhere” design strategy. Why do gateways matter? Physically and visually defining space is […]

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