mar 132011

OakOak is a French artist who likes to play with urban elements. I must say I like his game. Watch more pics after the jump.

OakOak s’amuse à détourner le mobilier urbain. Il fait preuve d’une grande créativité et surtout ne semble pas trop se prendre au sérieux. C’est agréable et on meurt d’envie de croiser un jour dans nos villes une de ses petites créations urbaines. Plein d’autres photos après le saut…

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oct 182010

Remember Banksy, the invisible outlaw artist who is as creative as he is wanted by the cops. Now, you’ll know everyhting you need to know about him as he has chosen to reveal himself to the public and to give us an exciting glimpse into his day to day life.

Vous connaissez Banksy, cet artiste anonyme qui s’amuse à recouvrir les murs du monde de ses grafs imaginatifs tout en étant recherché par toutes les polices. Et bien voilà, dans cette vidéo. Banksy révèle sa véritable identité ! Et il nous permet de voir comment il vit au quotidien. Finalement, il est assez ordinaire.

sept 282009

L’artiste Walter Willems a invité Han Bennink, un des meilleurs batteurs de Jazz, à  jouer sur une batterie en fromages hollandais. Je suis heureux de vous présenter un improbable et noble emploi de la nourriture pour le corps, les oreilles et le cerveau.

Cheese Kit Diptych is an installation by artist Walter Willems consisting of two drum kits. In one, full rounds of real (mainly Dutch) cheese sit atop drum stands; in the other, plastic cheese replicas usually found in store display windows are employed. In this absurd setting Willems reinforces the international stereotype of the Dutch by using a classic Dutch export product as its main ingredient.

Cheese Kit Diptych was created specifically to be played by world-renowned Dutch improvisational jazz drummer Han Bennink. Bennink, ambassador of the Dutch free jazz scene, is known for his ability to drum on any surface, teeming with humor, virtuosity, and creativity through his animated style. Willems considered his installation incomplete until Bennink played both of the drum kits.

The drum performance by Han Bennink was recorded on June 17, 2005 at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art where the Cheese Kit Diptych installation was a featured artwork in the Demons Stole My Soul: rock ‘n roll drums in contemporary art exhibition. As part of the performance Bennink also played a conventional drum kit and a pair of wooden shoes. [YouTube]

Directed and produced by Walter Willems.
DVD available at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada.

août 012009

Try looking  for Banksy on the Internet, and as in Terry Gilliam’s movie Lost in La Mancha, you’ll never get close to the man. It sucks, but that’s life. So instead of telling you who is Banksy or write stuff like « Banksy is great, Banksy is a genius », I’ll just say something i’m sure : Banksy doesn’t want you to know who he is. Today, the only little thing we know about the guy  is through his pieces of art. That is quite odd in itself as you certainly know most artists want you to know them more than their production. We are living in a world where we have to know the artist before knowing his work. We have to appreciate the artist to appreciate the work. Here, we only have the work and no artist.  Is Banksy a woman ? Is (s)he alone ? Is Banksy the name for a collective ? Can a (wo)man alone be as creative as him (her) ? Who cares ?

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