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Performance Art Piece of the Day: For her latest project, “The Birth of Baby X,” Brooklyn-based performance artist Marni Kotak will give birth to an actual baby in front of local art patrons at Bushwick’s microscope gallery.
The birth will be followed by a long-term piece called “Raising Baby X,” which Kotak describes as “an ongoing performance art project that re-contextualizes the everyday act of raising a child as a work of art.”
For the project, Kotak will document every aspect of her child’s life, including, but not limited to, food, education, healthcare, discipline, “and simply loving the child.” Her experiences will be presented in the form of weekly podcast videos and, ultimately, “an anthology of memoirs.”
How long-term is “Raising Baby X”?:

The long-term project will ultimately encompass the overall span of the child’s life from birth through attending college and developing an independent life.

I sincerely hope the only performance art taking place here is the mock-description of a performance art piece only a truly twisted person would even contemplate.
[marnikotak / animalny.]

thedailywhat:

Performance Art Piece of the Day: For her latest project, “The Birth of Baby X,” Brooklyn-based performance artist Marni Kotak will give birth to an actual baby in front of local art patrons at Bushwick’s microscope gallery.

The birth will be followed by a long-term piece called “Raising Baby X,” which Kotak describes as “an ongoing performance art project that re-contextualizes the everyday act of raising a child as a work of art.”

For the project, Kotak will document every aspect of her child’s life, including, but not limited to, food, education, healthcare, discipline, “and simply loving the child.” Her experiences will be presented in the form of weekly podcast videos and, ultimately, “an anthology of memoirs.”

How long-term is “Raising Baby X”?:

The long-term project will ultimately encompass the overall span of the child’s life from birth through attending college and developing an independent life.

I sincerely hope the only performance art taking place here is the mock-description of a performance art piece only a truly twisted person would even contemplate.

[marnikotak / animalny.]

(Source: thedailywhat)

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I’ve been viscerally aware of Simon Birch’s paintings for some time, but it wasn’t until stumbling onto his latest series, Laughing With a Mouth Full of Blood, that I really stopped to consider his staggering talent. The paintings from this series use bold, bright color that’s applied in angular, almost geometric brush strokes creating these wonderful portraits. Birch is a U.K.-born artist of Armenian descent who now lives and works in Hong Kong. He’s represented by Future Industries where you can see many more paintings from this exhibition. (via nevver)


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Otto Bjornik “I am a storyteller. My tales are a rich mixture of precious childhood memories and fairy tales. I weave together lines to celebrate the beauty and elegance of nature and human form. And sprinkled within that tapestry are touches of whimsy that bring to mind the wonderment of childhood and play. It is my way of rekindling youth with a wink and infinite mirth”

(Source: sweet-station.com)

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Miranda July’s movie replicas inspired the Adobe Remake project, which invites the public to create their own artistic replicas. Here are two of the first entries.

On the left is the remake of Henri Cartier-Bresson's “Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, 1932″ (done by Ollie Jarman), and on the right is the remake of Caravaggio's “Narcissus” (by Max Zerrahn).

Click here to enter your own work.

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David Brock, MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERY DAY

I blogged about this project a while ago - David Brock’s new year’s resolution of 2009 was to make something cool every day. Here are four of my favourites:

fatal paper airplane crash

stubble self portrait (drawn with a toothpick)

sock puppet in the nude

shark

Check out the whole project here: http://talent.adweek.com/gallery/Make-Something-Cool-Every-Day-2009/171640

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