Using bacteria, ants, and scents in the making of art

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I happened upon this interesting video about Anicka Yi, who was the winner of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize. In this clip, she discusses the materials in her installations – in this case, three different art works where she has used cultivated bacteria, ant colonies, and a custom scent. One comment that stood out as […]

The Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers

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I received an e-mail from my sister this morning, telling me that her daughter’s high school, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (in Bethesda, Maryland), has a new project: a “pop-up museum” called “The Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers.” The pop-up location is an empty shell of a former suburban restaurant, and the project is meant to […]

Typewriters, 35mm Film Cameras, and Donkeys: Slivovitz does it all

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I received an e-mail from JazzNearYou with a promo for a “1-man label” called “MoonJune.” Considering that Artsology is a 1-man operation, I’m always interested in 1-man (or 1-woman) operations of just about any kind. I like the description of what MoonJune aims to be: “progressive music exploring boundaries of jazz, rock, ethno, avant, and […]