Monday, April 03, 2006

Art as Index (the fruits of our labor...thanks!!!)















64 comments:

Anonymous said...

attributions?

mountain man said...

Max Ernst
Henri Michaux
Robert Rauschenberg
Robert Morris
Morris Louis
Andy Warhol
Yves Klein
Nancy Spero
Janine Antoni
Pat Steir
David Hammons
Gary Kuehn
Cai Guo-Qiang
Roland Flexner
Ingrid Calame

Anonymous said...

These look amazing together.

Anonymous said...

Ingrid Calame doesn't fit.

Anonymous said...

She projects and traces "found" marks, like if Lisa Ruyter did paintings from photos of splotches.

mountain man said...

They are made from the stains traced on streets and sidewalks. Traced stains. Seems right to me. There is definitely a step in-between the original stain and the final image, distancing it a bit, but still I think it's an interesting path within the idea of index.

Why doesn't it fit? Curious.

mountain man said...

It's just one point along the continuum, maybe.

Putty said...

You should make up a name for yourself, anon. It's friendly.

Meredith said...

I feel like there are more artists we could think of...but who?

mountain man said...

Actually I am still trying to think of burn/smoke drawings.

Putty said...

Yves Klein had some burn paintings, right? Who else?

Meredith said...

I am succumbing into old age. I am 13.

Succubus said...

So cum.

Meredith said...

I am trying to, it's not working.

lupis said...

I just wanted to repeat myself: Hello! I had the most splendiferous evening with all of you ! so many happy glowing times with so many fine people. I loved the tower of taste treats, and the thrilling, many actions a minute dancing. blammo!

randy said...

Hi Meredith,
Were you at this shindig at Ned's the other night?

mountain man said...

Hiya Lupis. I would like a repeat of that evening very soon. It is time to re-dance and re-eat, re-drink, etc. It was great seeing you and your wacky great lady who I love.

Meredith said...

No Randy, I was not invited. It's ok.

mountain man said...

Meredith, if you had appeared earlier I definitely would have invited you. Are you exciting?

randy said...

I know Meredith, I wasn't invited either. I did go to Dark Pond though and spied on Gwendoline. She is so hot, but she dances funny, real hippie like.

mountain man said...

Explain her dancing. Does she smile broadly?

Svetlana said...

So MM, as to your nude-i-tude, I said it once and I'll say it again. These folkls at threadbared.blogspot can be hilarious. Go stockingpeople.

randy said...

vertically.

mountain man said...

I love nude-o-tards. I love threadbared. Thank you for mentioning it again, it is very special. I am white.

randy said...

Sorry,
Gwendoline dances like she wanted to be an ice dancer and her parents couldn't afford skates. Plus there is a wobbly atrophy to her musculature, probably due to her Vegan lifestyle playing with fairies. Still, she is so hot.

mountain man said...

She sounds spastic.

randy said...

More loosey-goosey.

The Capt'n said...

This is fantastic, MM.
And plus it's gotten my tiny tired brain working again.
Stains are conceptually very interesting to me.
I'm trying to remember the name of the artist guy, I think from Taiwan or China, not sure, but anyway he does the pyro/burning thing. I think he's done some fireworks shows, and a piece using the smoke trails from choreographed fighter jets, and last year here at the San Diego art museum they showed his very large (10' x 30'?) drawing made by laying out gunpowder and you know, lighting it. The drawing was of a massive & beautiful tree.
But I can't remember his name or where he's from.
How's that for helpful?

mountain man said...

Capt'n, it sounds like Cai Guo=Qiang, who is third from bottom. I just learned about him from FB.

Anything else you come up with would be welcome!

Stains are mucho important to me as well. Panty stains, pit stains, etc.

Randy, I am sure you are expert in this field, no?

Meredith said...

I have made up a new drink: vodka and birch beer. Mmmmm.

X's for Eyes said...

I am practicing my deep knee bends alone. I am out of shape, I need to re-invigorate. Please help. Help me to go to the pain arena to make deep knee bending easier. I avoid it so, I want to be nimble again.

randy said...

Meredith you need a good birching.
And yes MM I do have a degree in staining.
PhDeeeeeeeelicious.

Spiritual Plumber said...

Cone here Randy, I believe you are a fixer upper.

vapor eyes said...

I have a staining problem meself.

randy said...

Cone, cordon, or camptie?

Spiritual Plumber said...

Cone. Cone.

dangle said...

My goal this week is to procure the ups and downs so that I may move sideways.

GAS said...

Pine.

mountain man said...

I am ready to be mushed into dashes and dots, the snazzy kind. Please push me into the falls.

gAS said...

Gush.

mountain man said...

Gassy?

aldo nova said...

I am ready for urine on copper--WOW.

blue vinyl gift of forgetfulness said...

I'm rapt.
Are you wrapped?

Girl in a Sling said...

yeah

skid marks said...

I am impressed with these works.

mountain man said...

I love those Warhols.

Mantan Moon said...

I love those whore walls.

mountain man said...

Where's the whore? I am ready to beat her with raw fish and mealy worms.

Stacey said...

You rang?

mountain man said...

My thumb is hurting real bad like from the laptop mouser. Ouch. This is wrong. I must cease.

gAS said...

Wherever.

The Capt'n said...

MM, I was wondering if that was the same guy. This early onset Alzheimer's is a bitch.
Now I'm stumped for any other names.
Rosemarie Trockel? I don't know if she would be right for your concepts.

The Capt'n said...
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onmushrooms said...

check out these spore drawings

http://www.jimtoia.com/finalinstallments/danceofthelumberjack.html

slutonmycouch said...

so many anal sores from spliffing them all up my hole.

vapor eyes said...

I am fixing a hole now.

blue vinyl gift of forgetfulness said...

Slutonmycouch, you are lost. You need a special kind of love that can't be bought. Get off the couch; that is where the hole is.

vapor eyes said...

The hole of the couch just fell through my hole.

sneaker of the hearing impaired said...

I can't hear you.

Alto sax said...

I wouldn't mind having a slutonmycouch.

svetlana said...

call me
I'll bring Boris, he's a real slut.

salt Water said...

tears

Corny said...

MM are you OK? Did you make it out alive? I barely escaped with my life.

eva said...

Hurrah: Yves Klein.

Was it Robert Henri who celebrated the trace? ...something like "art is what you leave behind, the trace of your being."