Friday, May 26, 2006
My Little Ponyglitch Theatre Invite
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Thursday, May 11, 2006
I have just purchased the City of Villains online game and have begun to create my own team of "Villains"...their most "villanous" acitivity, however, is to not properly partake in the game's comic-book narrative. Instead, this team will perform "Happenings" and other art-events in this space to totally distract and subvert the game-play of active heroes and villains...how evil is that?
Anyways, here is the Mastermind behind the Fluxus League of America (working title)...
His name is Con Ceptual. I have not finished assembling the team but here is a sneak preview below of the other collaborators in cultural crime....
Con Ceptual in action
Beethoven The Fifth
Here is Douglas Davis, a media arts living legend both online and offline.
It will be up to him to save the world by subverting the whole idea of "heroes versus villains"...through conceptual art performances, he will help Con Ceptual to distract these rogue cartoon characters from wanton violence and destruction.
His main blog site is
If Missus Mao had her way, The Cultural Revolution would be back in full force. Thank goodness for the unifying forces of Globalization. If this was still the late 1960s should would never have collaborated with such powerful forces of democracy represented in Professor M, Beethoven The Fifth and Douglas Davis.
just one of the Beuys
Through my usual obsessive Google searches, I found a Cyber Extruder program that can scan a jpeg image of a portrait and automatically convert it into an expressive and animated 3D avatar head.
I used something similar for my "Persistence of Hockey" series (ca. 2001 - pix coming soon) based on the "Face in the Game" option in Electronic Art's Classic game "NHL 2000".
Anyways, I have been thinking about Joseph Beuys alot these past few years.
My friend Douglas Davis has been phoning me saying that his old friend Joseph speaks to him in his dreams long after his death.
Perhaps this is one Golemic method to bring the Teutonic Titan back to life....
more autobiographical than we previously thought...
It did not take me that long to realize that if faces could be scanned into 3D avatars, then any jpeg image could be scanned and come to life in the form of an avatar face. This lead me to think about the personification of abstract art.
So, I uploaded a standard Jackson Pollock abstract-expressionist painting and sure enough, the software was able to locate a face - what creeped me out is that the face it managed to find was none other than Jackson Pollock himself...how haunting is that?
Rothko Avatars (Field of Dreams)
...realizing that I had a whole potential series on my hands, I decided to extrude avatar faces from additional abstract paintings from the 20th Century Visual Arts canon.
With these two Mark Rothko colourfield paintings, I noticed that the software had difficulties recognizing a face within the field but even in the thickest of abstract fields, a face can emerge. The eerie part is that the bottom face still looks like Jackson Pollock...that, I cannot explain without resorting to conspiracy theories ;-) My next face-off might be with Ad Reinhardt...
The Greatest Scan Ever Told...
I was googling some "Create your own" sites and I eventually found "Create your own Transformer"...Yes, I was foaming at the mouth while creating my own Transformers.
It is unfortunate that Hasbro owns the rights to any created Transformer on this site, otherwise I would be turning this into a more public project.
Well, at least I had fun with the colour combinations - there was not much customization potential overall though but I managed to waste about 30 minutes creating this...they are all untitled as I do not want to give Hasbro any free ideas ;-)
I made 3 in total....here are the other two...