Friday, 30 April 2010
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
A History of Taxidermy: Art, Science and Bad Taste
An Illustrated Presentation By Dr. Pat Morris, Royal Holloway, University of London
Date: Thursday, April 15th
Time: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: The Coney Island Museum
Should taxidermy be viewed as art, science, or bad taste? And why is it so interesting? Dr. Pat Morris’ illustrated lecture “A History of Taxidermy: Art, Science and Bad Taste” will explore these topics and more. His talk will range over the history of stuffed animals, considering how a small-time taxidermist business operated in the 19th century and exploring the many diverse and amusing uses of taxidermy and the taxidermist’s products ranging from major museum exhibits to stuffed pets, hunting trophies, animal furniture, kitten weddings (see above, Walter Potter, circa 1890s), frogs eating spaghetti and squirrels playing cards. He will discuss in detail the work of anthropomorphic taxidermist Walter Potter and his eponymous “Museum of Curiosities,” as detailed in his own lavishly illustrated book on that topic, which will be available for sale at the lecture.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
watching this becomes strangely addictive after a while.
"barcelona born, hong kong based designer bernat cuni created these abstract volumes based on pornography images found online. each form is generated using an algorithm that turns it the two- dimensional image into a thee-dimensional object. cuni created three series of works using this concept golden, carnal and fetish. the golden series is depicted in a glossy gold finish, while fetish is a shiny black reminiscent of leather and carnal is based on skin tones. the series is executed in archival
prints on canvas and as sculptures generated using the volume’s data. each work is titled using an anagram of the image’soriginal file name. for example, ‘peak bin best pain’ was actually originally named ‘pink panties babe’. the full list of anagram is listed on cuni’s website."