Sunday, November 27, 2016

Simulacra 2 [The Hyperreal] Curated by Kerwin Kendell & Nixter Jeelvy

 
"The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth - it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true". (Jean Baudrillard)
 
Goran Dimov: Skopje, Macedonia
                        
                       Usually I photograph life; in those moments when we try to hang out.
                        These photos are a different selection of someone else's vision,
                     or version of life; except it does not seem, nor do they conform, to    the everyday construct of what is generally expected in life.
They radiate an energy all their own, a specific quantum field that cannot be graphed, only sensed. They no longer exist by our human values, free of that coffin; they are the hyperreal [but only to those who have the right eyes. "do you see?" (1)]
                               
                          1. Interview With The Vampire - page one, chapter one. 
 
 
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Nikola Dzhildzhiev: Skopje, Macedonia
 
Art has the power to heal. Art has the power to create new life and open new horizons. If the soul is to repair itself, art can be the medicine which will effectuate this repair. Those with the power to create, therefore, bear the heavy burden, the duty of providing this medicine. Rejecting the merely interesting and pleasing in favor of that which inspires a restorative process within the damaged psyches of today is key to creating art. While much effort has been expended on being ‘socially-conscious’, very little effort is put into being spiritually-conscious, in creating art which will soothe the deep gashes that modern society leaves on the human spirit.


 
Skyhook's Dropkick
 
Phone Home
De Orbi Ferenda
Authority 2
 
Ashley Garner: New York City
 
 
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Synaesthesia is described to be the confusion of senses; like hearing color or feeling pain from sound. According to NPR 1 in every 27 people have some form of synaesthesia. 
Words, music, our consciousness, our body, indeed the entire universe is nothing more than vibration of energy. The rate this energy vibrates is called the frequency. Rocks, emotions, people and even planets differ from each other, and everything else, because of their unique vibrational frequency. Therefore by 'tuning' your brain to certain frequencies using brainwave entertainment and other techniques, it is possible to experience different states of consciousness.
This series of images explores this phenomenon in a variety of different states based off of color theory, experimentation, and exploration of the imagination.
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Leni von Geleva: Skopje, Macedonia

 

History or fabrication, a person or a puppet? Art or just shit?
Within the confines reality lurks the shadows of what we create, perfect imperfection, simmering with love and intense dissatisfaction at the awful truth; they are but a flawed copy out of our mold. Yet we, ourselves exist on "The Thirteenth Floor" [1], carbon copies of our alien maker [s], unable to live with the truth; created because we could be, not because we are special. Designed to fill a role, like a cell phone. But is there not some beauty in this?
1. Title of the film adapted from the novel "Simulacron 3" 

 
Life - accidental meeting between the
umbrella and the toilet seat
Quantum Leap Into the Past
Puppet
Egoiste

Kerwin K Williamson: New York City
 
Most of us become more attached to our environment at the point of being unable to leave it. And yet how we perceive ourselves is usually based on false, or one sided beliefs and concepts. As technology changes our lives, urban environment, renders obsolete all doubt, propelling us into uncharted digital territory, all is changed, revamped and so are we. re-examination of reality immersed within the digital may trigger or subconscious to assert itself; breaking through to the other side. In this case a simulacrum will be created, which is not just a copy of the original, but becomes truth in its own right; the hyper-real.
 
 
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                              Melani Digit: Skopje, Macedonia

Ethnovision 001 is a multimedia installation using different media between art and technology [fashion, photography, video, mapping & projecting]. The installation is the next work of Ethnovision 1&2, projects by the artist, in which there was shown her fashion collection inspired by Macedonian ethno patterns. The concept of the project embraces the fading of traditional values, a process that makes them traditional. The clothes have extracts that are cut from the same, in a shape of triangles, diamonds and other geometrical elements found in the ethno motives.
 
If you would like to purchase any of the artwork, please contact Kerwin Kendell @ 1-347-328-7903 (Kerwinares@yahoo.com). Or, if you would like to know more about the artists:https://www.facebook.com/goran.gle, https://www.facebook.com/nixter.jeelvy, http://studiophoenix.blogspot.mk/search?q=Melani+Dimitrovska, http://cargocollective.com/Neuerotik,
http://www.ashleyggarner.com/, www.fotoblur.com/people/kerwin

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