Ínsula, a collaborative GIF set between Chilean artist Jon Jacobsen and Colombian fashion artist Daniel Ramos Obregón shows the transformation of one body affected by its inner projections.
Ramos Obregón and Jacobsen found their subject, dancer José Tomás Torres, on Facebook and did all their collaboration on Ínsula over social media, bringing the GIF set’s message about online persona in full circle. Ínsula was presented at Quartier Général Centre d’art Contemporain in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland earlier this year as part of the programming for the exhibit Monsieur L’ordinateur where Jacobsen also showed his 2014 artwork, The Present.
by JADE MOYANO
The Artist Alejandro Duran creates beauty from trash.
What is the Washed Up Project?
Washed Up is an environmental installation and photography project that transforms the international debris washing up on Mexico's Caribbean coast into aesthetic yet disquieting works.
More than creating a surreal or fantastical landscape, these installations mirror the reality of our current environmental predicament. The resulting photo series depicts a new form of colonization by consumerism, where even undeveloped land is not safe from the far-reaching impact of our culture of disposable products. The alchemy of Washed Up lies not only in transforming a trashed landscape, but in the project’s potential to raise awareness and change our relationship to consumption and waste.
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In Brooke Holm’s photographic series ‘Arctic’, she explores the unique landscape of the northernmost region of the world. On an expedition that started in search of beauty, silence and isolation, Holm discovered more than just a visually arresting natural environment.
There was an obvious fragility to the North that awakened an inner desire to protect it. Holm’s work reveals the Arctic’s rare aesthetic in an effort to raise awareness, not only of its existence, but also of the prevailing impact of a changing climate. The exhibit will be on view from August 8 to September 27 at Koskela in Sydney, Australia.
by JADE MOYANO
Philadelphia-based photographer Andre Rucker has created this series of conceptual still life photographs to illustrate the versatility of nature.
“Produced Illusion” as he calls the series, is exactly what it sounds- a well styled, produced, illusionary view of everyday objects repurposed.
Styling by Dewey Saunders