Michael Johansson

January 21, 2010 by

Michael Johansson creates sculpture and installation from found objects, fitting objects together like a puzzle.  The result focuses attention on post-industrial manufacturing and disposability.


Image linked from http://www.michaeljohansson.com


Jessica Stockholder

January 21, 2010 by


Jessica Stockholder’s work operates between traditional genres and corresponding expectations. Embracing vibrant color, improvisatory spirit and a diverse range of found objects and commonplace materials, Stockholder’s complex site-specific installations challenge spatial boundaries, often incorporating and/or overflowing the architecture of the spaces for which they are developed.  Walls, ceilings, and floors are created or cut into, creating spaces that feel at once public and private, together with a sense of being simultaneously inside and outside – or neither.  Generous applications of brightly colored paint to portions of objects and walls blur the line between painting and sculpture.


Image linked from hyperceptions.blogspot.com

Cory Arcangel

January 21, 2010 by

Cory Arcangel works with appropriated media, including video games, exploring reconfigurations of material from popular culture. For example, to create “Super Mario Clouds”, Arcangel hacked a Mario Brothers game cartridge and removed all content except the clouds.  In “A Couple Thousand Short Films About Glenn Gould”, Arcangel used clips from Youtube to reconstruct Glenn Gould’s famous performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.


Image linked from http://www.beigerecords.com/cory/

Jason Salavon

January 21, 2010 by

Jason Salavon’s work offers a different way of looking at the familiar while the processes of its creation operate between conventional media genres.  Using source material ranging from U.S. census and shoe production data to Playboy centerfolds and the IKEA catalog, Salavon codes custom computer software to process, manipulate, and visualize preexisting media in new forms.


Image linked from salavon.com

Diana Eng

January 19, 2010 by
Diana Eng

Diana Eng mixes fashion and technology

Diana Eng is a “nerd and fashion designer” who was on Project Runway. It’s probably just as well that she didn’t win, because I think that might have taken her in a direction that is much less interesting than her current explorations of fashion, technology and art. For example, her Heartbeat Hoodie, a hoodie with a heart monitor that automatically takes pictures of whatever you’re looking at when your heart beats faster, thus creating a catalog of the things that excite you throughout the day.

Heatbeat Hoodie

Clothing that reacts to the wearer's emotional state.