” I am a multi media Canadian artist who is interested in language and communication; how knowledge is transported and transcribed between humans and other species. I am interested in inter species communication. I have chosen to sculpt and draw collaboratively with the honeybees for the past 14 years. My research has included the bee’s use of sound, sight, scent, vibration, and dance. I am studying the bee’s use of the earth’s magnetic fields as well as their use of the pheromones (chemicals) they produce to communicate with one another, with other species and possibly with the foliage they pollinate.” – Aganetha Dyck (artist statement).
Richard Dupont, Untitled (#5), 2008, pigmented cast polyurethane resin, 80″ x 26″ x 23″, Edition 3 + 1AP
passive/aggressivness at it’s best
Insert a coin. Your selected piece of china will fall to the bottom of the vending machine. It will shatter. This project by artist Yarisa and Kublitz. If you feel better when you do it, because the designers contends that this machine will make you feel better.
Berlin artist Nils Völker has created a wall of 108 supermarket bags controlled by a computer to create what he called One Hundred and Eight. Originally he was aiming to create a “screen” of bags. “I thought I could use it to display words or video. But it’s just 108 pixels,” he said. When asked whether the work was a critique of consumer culture, Nils responded, “There’s no message. I just think it’s very cool.” It sounds like the ocean to us. —Sam Schlinkert/ Flavorwire
Knitting with Loaded Shotguns (safety off) by Dave Cole
Kate MccGuire uses found and repurposed materials to create intricately layered yet conceptually elegant installations and sculptures such as a map of the Americas made out of dozens of sheets of carefully burned paper or her feather pieces that seem like giant creatures turned in on themselves or fluid masses erupting from broken pipes.
Mikael Alacoque takes familiar and nostalgic objects to the core to create a new sinister image sculptured with abstract moulding techniques. His dead dogs, in particular, have fantastic symbolism, with ice-cream smashed on their little heads. Alacoque is interested in public monument and much of his work revolves around the need to investigate the way in which society records events and people by casting them in metal and stone.