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I was in a house, there were a number of picture frames leaning against the wall. Black and white photographs. I recognised the work as being mine. The first photograph in particularly was striking, a man sitting and looking at the sea, while another man walked passed behind him. I remember the photograph had won several awards and was published in magazines and books. When I took another closer look at the image I knew that it would make the subject for a very interesting painting.
In this instructable you will follow how a painting is made up using many layers of paint. I have applied acrylic paint with paint rollers and brushes on a wooden panel. It took me several weeks to complete the painting.2000 http://www.instructables.com/id/painting-102/
Friday I picked up my order of canvases (150x100cm)
Saturday, stuck A3 printouts together and hung them in the project room.
The print outs of the drawings is too small, will have to redo them.
Outlined the dark area’s that will be painted grey.
Sunday started to rearrange the studio for the paintings.
Changed the order of the drawings
Monday prepared boxes for storage.
This summer I entered the @diversity competition: innovative ideas for cultural and creative sectors in Europe which is an initiative funded by the European Union.
15 project could win tailor-made coaching sessions to further promote their idea, thereby unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries.
We’ve received 263 amazing and divers looks in the future of the cultural sectors in Europe. The high quality of your ideas obliged us to do a very careful assessment of all your applications and we performed even a second assessment round in order to take a founded decision on the nominees.
Had I won, I would be sitting in an online session with selected coaching experts to coach my project to unknown levels. I did not win and felt like a bad loser replying with this email:
‘That you received 263 amazing ideas is great. It shows that people are thinking and are willing to step into creative Europe.
Unfortunately your rejection does not help us. It seems as if your program is to small to hold the creative minds of Europe.
I hope that you will improve your program so that you carry the load good luck’.
The man or woman that read my email can not do anything, yet I still believe that 247 amazing and divers looks on unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries in Europe will be missing.
Read below about my proposal and in future follow and get involved in the running of the I-object
Name of the idea:
Please shortly describe your idea:
People give certain objects, natural or manufactured, a special place in the world as animated partners of our wishes, dreams and aspirations. This sharing of humanity between people and objects is what the project I-object is about. Artists are asked for an object representing themselves in the I-object display box.
Which sector(s) does your idea apply to?
Creation and exhibition of art objects/ tangible art products.
Which category does your idea apply to
Explain how this idea can change/improve the current cultural landscape
The display-units will showcase small artworks ”I-object”s on a rotating platform. Alongside on a digital screen the artist’s name, title of work, concept and website are displayed. The units are brought to ‘watering holes’ where people gather to relax and talk with no pressure. One could imagine coffee corners in an office building. In this way we bring the art to the people, and place it precisely into the environment were people want to rejuvenate. After a few weeks the display or displays are refreshed with new small art works.
The I-objects will also be linked the I-object website with a QR-code giving people easy access to part II of the I-object.
The actual objects will be gathered from an open call to artists and will manifest craftsmanship but always place it within the context and the qualities of an art work. We expect works to be submitted from a wide cultural terrain.
Internet and app.
A 360 degree video of each object with its detailed documentation will be available on the I-object website and app. People can browse through the works, bookmark them or react on them.
In this way we want to unfold culture and share humanity between people.
Explain how your idea will make use of Information and Communications Technologies
Gathering the object information.
The Gaidaro foundation is well experienced with gathering quality artworks for exhibitions through the use of communication technologies such as the web forums and social media.
Gathering the object.
Once the curator has approved the object the artist will send it by post. On arrival the objects is linked up with the information already present in the database, with the details of the maker and significance of the object. The object is also registered on video rotating it 360degrees. This information is uploaded onto the I-object website and YouTube.
The object in the display unit.
The display unit consists out of a oval wooden container. Our aim is to construct the unit in such a way that a CNC machine from FabLab can duplicate the container anywhere in the world.At this moment our prototype runs with a digital screen and a solar powered rotating platform. The information on the digital screen is passed on through a memory card.
gather objects info through the internet spread info, through internet, apps and digital screen
Please explain the technology part that will make your idea work
What is the target group for your idea.
The I object’s goal is to get the viewer energized and inspired by looking and reading about the object. Our target group are those people interested in contemporary art. In our search to localize the target group we start by exploring the possibilities of tapping into new existing audiences. We start by identifying the places where people choose to be energized and revived, then we determine if the target group has already accepted contemporary art and/or any of these ideas.
A place to start are the coffee pantries or corners in office buildings for professional people. Ernst and Young springs to mind, recruitment agencies, ministries of arts and education, flexible working places for young professionals and multinational offices. We do not want to exclude people that still need to find their way to contemporary art. For this reason the I-object website is easily accessible and display-units can be placed in public libraries and café’s where people come to meet and relax.
The I-object is not limited to one place, city or country. Several display units may exist in an office building, encouraging employees to walk to an other departments and talk to strangers. The I-objects can be run in several cities or countries by engaging local curators whereby the physical objects are exchanged through the post.
Last and not least
The I-object artists and curators form an important target group as the project is a peer-peer exchange of information.
Implementation What are the next steps for your idea?
At this moment we are busy testing out our prototype display-unit, feeling that this is one of the main driving motors behind the project. Once a robust unit is finalized we will manufacture 3 display units for the first trial run. Through an open call for artists we will collect 40 works, document them and upload them on a non-automated website. Multinational businesses will be approached in the Netherlands for a trial period. In the first stages of the project while there is no financial support for advanced IT programming the project will run on DIY php programming skills. Once we have a foothold and the project gains in financial momentum we can invest in programming and automating processes. Once the complete ‘engine’ is made, we can focus on expanding with other participating partners and curators in a multitude of cities and countries.
However through the @Diversity program we hope to get into contact with potential stakeholders, ICT professionals and executives of the cultural industry. This will not only strengthen the project but greatly speed up its development and implementation. Explain what kind of next steps (activities) you would like to undertake to realise your idea and who or which partners you would like to involve in the implementation process.
Explain how you expect your idea to survive in the long run
Not only are we exploring possibilities of tapping into new existing audiences, but also funding. We are basing are idea on 1. a free educational service (such as public libraries) and 2. a paying service by the business community.
In the working place where the I-object display units give the employee a moment to vitalize we expect businesses to subscribe to the service. In the long run we believe that the I-object will improve networking within businesses. The display units allow people to focus their attention on a third thing rather than on each other, making interpersonal engagement more comfortable. People can connect with strangers when they have a shared interest in specific objects. After a trial period businesses can subscribe to the I-object.
It should be noted that the I-Object is a cultural platform and not a gallery or market space. While the objects are in the display units they are not for sale. In this way we want ensure the museum like ambiance of the I-objects and let our cultures unfold.
costs: website, app, programmers, volunteers, display units, transport of display units, maintenance of display units, maintenance of social media. Transport of objects.
income: rent of display-units, web advertising
If you have additional information about your idea, you can add this.
if you like this project please contact me
Two years ago I got bitten by the 3D print bug. It was after reading an article in the Make magazine. The 3D printer enables you to design an object in 3D programs such as Blender and Auto-cad. You upload your design file and the 3 D printer company prints it out and post the object back home to you . The process is not new, in the 90ties a friend of mine working for the motor industry would some times use rapid prototyping for engine parts. But now the 3Dprinter online shops are more common and geared for small models and gift items. Up to then I had been modeling wooden objects using CNC, with the draw back that it is 2 and a half D. You need to CNC mill one side of the plane, then you flip it over and do the other side. (Utsi Mutsi) An object such as the one below would be difficult to mill. Being in awe of the new possibilities available I send out for a material sample package from one on-line print company, went to a 3D printer get together, followed a few blogs, designed a number of objects, rockets, toys. Up to now I have not uploaded a single file to be printed, I still have my discount coupon from the sample package. I found that the image on the screen was more inspiring that the curiosity to have a object printed in a white powder. This has spurred me on the paint the objects that I have made on the screen. From 2011 up to today I have made 20 paintings of 3D object that can be seen on http://www.saatchionline.com/profiles/portfolio/id/342950/p/1
From the toys that I designed two years ago, I have taken the images below.
Just last week Miroslav Mandic send me a beautiful notebook that he recently made himself. Rejected woodcut prints on high quality paper cut into strips and hand bound into a book form.
He tells me that in the beginning he made the books just for fun, then realized that he can communicate with other people on another level. There is also something great in small things and gestures that make people happy.
I think this is brilliant. I can interact in the note book with my own thoughts and sketches.
In this spirit, I too will send an other artist something small as a gesture to happiness.
(I met Miroslav Mandic during the 5th Beijing International Art Biennale)
Good day to you. I will like to know if this painting “man with wings” of yours is still for sale and to know the least price. However, i will make my payment with a cheek, so i will like you to provide me your contact details in the manner below…
If you reply to this, they will tell you that a check is waiting for you at Western Union, but they continue “I have a check of $5000,could you pay the difference first? ” At the Western Union the check is waiting, you pay the difference. Once you get your check it bounces. http://stopartscams.blogspot.nl/
Contact through gallery website like Saatchi.com
I found your beautiful painting ‘two dogs’ on the site. It still for sale? I really love it and would like to buy it immediately for my father who is very ill. The painting would remind him of the dogs we used to have. I am working on an oil rig and can only wire you the money through your personal email.
If you reply to this, you are out side the protection of the on-line gallery and the person will cheat you out of your money like scam 1.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
AWARDS: $15,000 in cash grant
Dig a bit further and you see that you have to pay somewhere between $50-$100 to participate. Do your self a favour and buy a scratch card.
Congratulations again for your wonderful and powerful artworks. It really interesting code to read. As you know this year Berlin will be the Capital of Contemporary Art … and this exhibition will feature the most interesting 15 artists in Europe in 2013 The group show will held at Galerie xx in Berlin from July 6th to August 3rd, 2013. The opening Reception will be Saturday July 6th
There will be a Full color catalogue (English/German). 10 Copies to each artist.
There is a 25% commission of the sale of paintings or if the artist wants to sell.
The artist will be responsible of the transportation of the artworks
5000 postcards for all Berlin in occasion of the Exhibition
The exhibition fee is 650 Euro
Call for 2014-15 Exhibition Proposals
xx Gallery, a 35-year-old non-profit space for new art in xx, seeks exhibition proposals for its 2014-2015 season….The online application consists of up to 10 total digital images…..and a $20 application fee.
What do you think? Thanx for the cash, now you are on their newsletter email list for the 2015-2016 proposal round
Yearly the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam acquires art work for their permanent collection. On 17 November 2011 I uploaded my submission form sending my proposal to the jurors for the selection 2012.
In my proposal I write:
A digital imaged developed and generated in a 3D design program will be reduced back to its lines. I will represent the vectors using coloured embroidery threads on canvas.
As an artist I have to smile at myself, for the journey I am about to undergo will take me through the process of reducing the complexity of the digital computer world in to an image beyond the imagination using paint, needle and thread.
Two years have passed since then and like any traveler I have walked the imaginary path a hundred times. Now I am eager to start the physical journey. A journey beyond the imagination.
For the months to come, I will document my progress on this blog, and hope that you will follow.
An Utsi Mutsi is small drawings or sculpture sketch. This image is a vector drawing. You can download the PDF and print it out. Collect, print, and frame them all.