Vdrome

Vdrome is an online platform that offers regular, high quality screenings of films and videos directed by visual artists and filmmakers, whose production lies in-between contemporary art and cinema. Each screening is presented during a limited period, as in a movie theatre. Vdrome makes available a program of exceptional artists’s films and videos that are selected due to their importance, quality and innovative strength, many of which are only shown in the context of film festivals, exhibitions or specific surveys, being therefore of very limited access. Vdrome is an initiative conceived and promoted by Mousse.

Vdrome has a permanent viewing location at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Detroit.

On the False Democracy of Contemporary Art | e-flux

"Today, art is predominantly an institute, and contemporary art is the embodiment of this condition of hyper-institutionalization, in which art practice itself is subsequent to the institution, while some time ago art practice anticipated in its contingency the institutional tools of recording it. I say “institute” and not institution, because it is no longer a question of bureaucracy governing creative practice, but rather of creative practice. Or it is a piece of art not being possible without first internalizing contemporary art as institute, implicitly posited as its principal and primary motivation for production."

7 Famous Quotes About the Future That Are Actually Fake

No Original Research

‘No Original Research’ New series of 11 art websites created from content found on Wikipedia. no-original-research.com via Eva roth

Extract from Sir Ebenezer Howard’s book “Garden Cities of To-morrow”, first published in 1898.

"Six magnificent boulevards—each 120 feet wide—traverse the city from centre to circumference, dividing it into six equal parts or wards. In the centre is a circular space containing about five and a half acres, laid out as a beautiful and well-watered garden; and, surrounding this garden, each standing in its own ample grounds, are the larger public buildings—town hall, principal concert and lecture hall, theatre, library, museum, picture-gallery, and hospital. The rest of the large space encircled by the ‘Crystal Palace’ is a public park, containing 145 acres, which includes ample recreation grounds within very easy access of all the people.
Running all round the Central Park (except where it is intersected by the boulevards) is a wide glass arcade called the ‘Crystal Palace’, opening on to the park. This building is in wet weather one of the favourite resorts of the people, whilst the knowledge that its bright shelter is ever close at hand tempts people into Central Park, even in the most doubtful of weathers. Here manufactured goods are exposed for sale, and here most of that class of shopping which requires the joy of deliberation and selection is done. The space enclosed by the Crystal Palace is, however, a good deal larger than is required for these purposes, and a considerable part of it is used as a Winter Garden —the whole forming a permanent exhibition of a most attractive character, whilst its circular form brings it near to every dweller in the town—the furthest removed inhabitant being within 600 yards."

Extract from Sir Ebenezer Howard’s book “Garden Cities of To-morrow”, first published in 1898.

"Six magnificent boulevards—each 120 feet wide—traverse the city from centre to circumference, dividing it into six equal parts or wards. In the centre is a circular space containing about five and a half acres, laid out as a beautiful and well-watered garden; and, surrounding this garden, each standing in its own ample grounds, are the larger public buildings—town hall, principal concert and lecture hall, theatre, library, museum, picture-gallery, and hospital. The rest of the large space encircled by the ‘Crystal Palace’ is a public park, containing 145 acres, which includes ample recreation grounds within very easy access of all the people. Running all round the Central Park (except where it is intersected by the boulevards) is a wide glass arcade called the ‘Crystal Palace’, opening on to the park. This building is in wet weather one of the favourite resorts of the people, whilst the knowledge that its bright shelter is ever close at hand tempts people into Central Park, even in the most doubtful of weathers. Here manufactured goods are exposed for sale, and here most of that class of shopping which requires the joy of deliberation and selection is done. The space enclosed by the Crystal Palace is, however, a good deal larger than is required for these purposes, and a considerable part of it is used as a Winter Garden —the whole forming a permanent exhibition of a most attractive character, whilst its circular form brings it near to every dweller in the town—the furthest removed inhabitant being within 600 yards."

"We will build you a pool of your style, shape and lifestyle, however, above are popular pool shapes you may want to consider."

"We will build you a pool of your style, shape and lifestyle, however, above are popular pool shapes you may want to consider."

ARRAY OF UFO SHAPES

The array is intended only to convey some idea of the variety of shapes that have appeared, it does not give an adequate impression of the relative frequencies with which the different shapes have appeared. In fact, the images most commonly appearing in my total sample show either a small point, formless blob, or fuzzy ellipse of light in a night sky, or else a dark, more or less distinct ellipse (like that shown in D9) against a lighter sky. With very few exceptions, such as the rocket- or “cigar”-shaped object with “exhaust trail” (G9), which allegedly was photographed over Peru in 1952, the more well-defined objects appear to be some variant of the “Saucer” or “domed disk.”

ARRAY OF UFO SHAPES

The array is intended only to convey some idea of the variety of shapes that have appeared, it does not give an adequate impression of the relative frequencies with which the different shapes have appeared. In fact, the images most commonly appearing in my total sample show either a small point, formless blob, or fuzzy ellipse of light in a night sky, or else a dark, more or less distinct ellipse (like that shown in D9) against a lighter sky. With very few exceptions, such as the rocket- or “cigar”-shaped object with “exhaust trail” (G9), which allegedly was photographed over Peru in 1952, the more well-defined objects appear to be some variant of the “Saucer” or “domed disk.”

Alice Constance Austin, Civic center of Llano del Rio, 1916

Alice Constance Austin, Civic center of Llano del Rio, 1916

Jean Jacques Moll, Napoléonvile, 1809

Jean Jacques Moll, Napoléonvile, 1809

Jules Egil & Josef Lackner, Anti City 1964-1965

Jules Egil & Josef Lackner, Anti City 1964-1965

Voting closes on Wednesday for the Internet Art Microgrants. So…. vote.

http://rhizome.org/commissions/grant/internet-art-microgrants

Voting closes on Wednesday for the Internet Art Microgrants. So…. vote.

http://rhizome.org/commissions/grant/internet-art-microgrants

Paolo Soleri, Asteromo, Space City, 1960

Paolo Soleri, Asteromo, Space City, 1960

Meister Coehoom, pentagonal urban fortification, 1718

Meister Coehoom, pentagonal urban fortification, 1718

Why We Walk

Why Walking Helps Us Think