15.06.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Marie Peter-Toltz

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A selection of paintings exploring femininity and creative identity by New York City-based artist Marie Peter-Toltz. Creating a dialogue between poetry and art, Peter-Toltz’ latest exhibition saw her work placed alongside that of American poet Michael Bernicchi. Check out more images, as well as Bernicchi’s poetic responses, below!

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My Son’s Room – In Response to Shakti

My son doesn’t know the past as I do;

his room – three walls in jungle motif, like a wild fort –

one with blank canvas – canopy bed set

like a prince traveling the Nile,

Ganges, reaching out to new lands.

He doesn’t see himself

strolling on protected shores

in the footsteps of Divine Mother,

bathing in the mist

ten thousand years ago.

To my son, the world is new;

his room is just a room

filled with stuffed animals

and jagged crayon marks

that don’t fracture time.

He doesn’t see my hand in his,

feel its brush in the wind,

or understand that the polka dots

on the border

are portals to his past.

 

 

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Untitled – In Response to L’éternel Feminin

My mother wears my sins at her feet

like socks woven from the fabric

of her own past –

identity dependent on

which version of Genesis you subscribe to;

I can’t see my mother being young

enough to be – Chicago at eighteen – dancing,

smoking, painting herself as she walked

through Colombia, Equador, Peru, changing

phases along the way with

Ixchel’s guiding hand.

I wonder how she surrendered

backpacking the world, exploring herself,

content now in the background of her own creation.

Most of all, I

wonder if

I was worth it.

 

 

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Je suis – In Response to Je Suis le Tigre dans la Montagne

I used to wander as a child

like a tiger on a mountain under the bare sky

at night, manipulating the stars

by connecting dots as an atlas into mesh blankets,

and the sky became a web to explore.

I would trace the ancient maps

with my fingers as if led on a hunt

seeking self through Kurtz’s heart,

the expedition carving ivory lines

across the night,

across the same paths

my grandmothers walked,

the ones they wove through silk roads

to the east, looking back at the

journey ahead, whispered Je suis.

 

 

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Marie Peter-Toltz’s Website

Marie Peter-Toltz on Instagram

Michael Bernicchi on Twitter

 













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23.09.16 by Staff

35mm Camera Made Entirely with 3D Printing

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SLO is a 35mm camera created by 3D designer Amos Dudley, every part of which is 3D printed, including the lenses (although those took about 5 – 6 hours to be sanded down by hand). Designed with a modular lens and shutter system, the lenses can be swapped in/out and longer exposure photos achieved using the shutter buttons along the top. More images of SLO below! You can also check out Dudley’s blog here, where he documented the entire project.

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Artist Spotlight: Judy Kepes

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Drawings by artist Judy Kepes. More images below.

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Photographer Spotlight: Nils Ericson

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Photos from “Iowa” by Brooklyn-based photographer Nils Ericson. Fantastic work. More images below.

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22.09.16 by Staff

Botanical Sculptures Made From Recycled Paper by Artist Kate Kato

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A selection of intricate sculptures by artist Kate Kato. Inspired by botanical illustrations and a love of nature, her pieces are constructed out of recycled materials and natural dyes. See out more images below or at Confluence Gallery (in Washington) October 15 – November 19.

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22.09.16 by Staff

Watch: “Chilly Gonzales & Peaches” by Patrick Doyon

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Excited to officially release the first video in our 6-part series of animated shorts for Red Bull Music Academy. Highlighting stories of unique musical collaboration, this inaugural episode features Chilly Gonzales and Peaches reminiscing about the first time they met.

Visuals by Academy Award-nominated animator Patrick Doyon and sound and music by Luigi Allemano. Check out the full video over at Booooooom TV!