tagged: animation

Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Xaviera López

by Christian Petersen
‪Xaviera López is a Chilean animator who was an early adopter of the short video app Vine. Alongside a few likeminded souls she helped reveal the creative potential of the deceptively limited platform. The challenge of packing ideas, depth, and emotion into a maximum of six seconds has lead to a new visual language that has spread across all motion-based mediums. López creates hallucinatory, visual poems that expertly utilize traditional drawing and animation techniques in a uniquely modern... [more]
Posted by Christian Petersen on 9/7/16

Unsuspend These Animations: On Digital Bodies and Agency at the Hirshhorn

by Art Vidrine
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A self-conscious avatar, pair of floating lips, and President Obama walk into an art show…    What seems like the beginning to a potentially funny joke is actually half of the nearly mirthless exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum. Eschewing humor as a staple of animation and postmodern critical tool, the show soberly promises to introduce the audience to six contemporary artists using computer animation to “challenge conceptions of reality” and... [more]
Posted by Art Vidrine on 9/3/16

Uterusman: A Superhero in the Age of Artificial Reproduction

by Vivian Xu
Shanghai artist Lu Yang’s world is one of death, disease and genetic manipulation, where the politics between the natural and artificial, human and machine play out in the most disturbing ways. As the prodigy of the video artist Zhang Peili, often referred to as the father of Chinese video art, Lu has established herself as one of the youngest and most successful media artists in China today, with a practice that spans five continents. Her work draws influence from culture, manga, sci-fi,... [more]
Posted by Vivian Xu on 5/30/14

Glitter and Doom: Allison Schulnik + Bradley Rubenstein

by Bradley Rubenstein
Allison Schulnik’s second New York solo exhibition at ZieherSmith, Eager, included a startling array of painting, sculpture, drawing, and film, creating a beautiful, yet haunting world. Her work is currently on view in a solo exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. Schulnik talks with Bradley Rubenstein about her new show, her dance background, the difference between working in New York and Los Angeles, and, of course, cats. Allison Schulnik, Blue Dancer... [more]
Posted by Bradley Rubenstein on 3/31/14

My Avatar and Me: An Interview with Jacolby Satterwhite

by Stephanie Berzon
The digital age is currently facing certain adaptations that bring into question the modern’s faithfulness to understanding the past; texting incoherent typos being confused with Freudian slips was not considered by the original teacher and therefore could nullify the slip of the tongue theory. Psychological models in human development did not anticipate dualism in identity formation: the physical being and the digital projection of it via an online profile. Jacolby Satterwhite welcomes all to... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Berzon on 12/1/13

Less Than Kind

by Stephanie Cristello
Commercials set to an uplifting loop of an indie song – the violins, the slow crescendo of choir voices, a gratifying and persistent drumbeat – this sound is reified, a ubiquitous, and entirely digestible image of faux-celebration used to market a feeling of . This over-heartened and insufferably “inspirational” attitude strikes an irritating nerve in some, but the trope of the live-for-today individual is often hard to criticize, or even notice, in its calculated blandness. Desensitization to... [more]
Posted by Stephanie Cristello on 8/9/13


by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
I could watch Jordan Wolfson’s Raspberry Poser for hours and hours, which is to say far longer than downtown parking affords. Having the large-scale projection all to yourself in the middle of the day, splayed out or dancing on wall-to-wall white carpeting is a pretty sweet, cozy thing. The third in the artist’s new (and suddenly signature) series of hybrid CGI, hand-drawn animation, and live footage videos (following Con Leche, 2009, and Animation, Masks, 2012), Raspberry Poser is the first... [more]
Posted by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer on 1/15/13

Open Studio

by Liz Glass
The idea of the artist’s studio still smolders with mystery and allure. In reality—and often the harsh lights of a fluorescent panel—most artists' studios splay out on kitchen tables or better resemble banged-up versions of the crisp white cubes that will later (maybe) showcase their labors. Owing in part to the long-standing mythology that surrounds the idea of “the artist,” and the re-orientation of the conceptual turn in post-War art that concentrated on the process of art and not its end... [more]
Posted by Liz Glass on 4/8/12