Photographs by French photographer and poet René Maltête (1930-2000).
"Beacon seeks to inspire others by sharing its curiosity about contemporary visual art through the delivery of a programme of regular events and one off curated projects.
Beacon is a visual art organisation based in Lincolnshire in the East Midlands. It was set up in 2004 by John Plowman and Nicola Streeten. In 2006 Beacon Artproject Limited became a not for profit company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales. Registration No 5809581. In June 2009 Beacon achieved charitable status."
(Beacon Art Project, UK)
Fig.2 Published on 2 Oct 2012 by Beacon Artproject, "Interview of the Week: Laura Mahony on Amanda Coogan's performance workshop".
Fig.1 Amanda Coogan, live durational exhibition for the Beacon Art Project at Ascoughfee Hall.
"Sometimes it's simply looking at a particular behavior in a new way that evokes a range of emotions. Photographer Tabitha Soren has created a series of photographs, Running, that stir up feelings of panic, tension, curiosity, and concern. Tabitha's photographs have power in their simplicity, and it's as if one edge of her photograph is the past and one is the future, creating an in-between narrative that captures a story in flux. As viewers, we are caught in a pivotal moment of cinematic tension, requiring us to imagine what came before and what comes after each image. The photographs become a series of short stories that seem to shout 'get me the hell out of here.'"
(Aline Smithson, 23 May 2012, Lenscratch)
"The Fox Is Black, formerly Kitsune Noir, was started in April of 2007 as a way of sharing interesting ideas with likeminded people. The blog has now become a staple in the design community as a destination for creativity and fresh ideas. Updated daily, the blog shares a melange of topics ranging from design, culture, music, and films. Every Wednesday we release a new desktop wallpaper on The Desktop Wallpaper Project, a way to decorate your computer background with the work of the best illustrators, designers and photographers in the world."
Fig.1 Hans Andersson‘s "Time Twister" clock.
Fig.2 Fleet Foxes, animation by Sean Pecknold using illustrations by Stacey Rozich.
Fig.3 Lei Lei/Raydesign "My… My…".
"The collective unconscious has manifested itself in the material world thru what we call the "world wide web". Massive collections of profound & compelling imagery are now readily available to us the human race, all at arms length.
I have assembled a huge assortment of random images collected thru incidental search engine excavations, which cannot be placed into any specific image folder such as landscapes, architecture, people, textures, etc. Therefore, these orphans of momentary conceptual definition must be placed into a folder labelled 'misc'.
This blog has been created in recognition of this phenomena & simultaneously of the marvel of complex information systems dedicated to data manipulation & storage. Propelling us ever exponentially further thru our evolution to a final destination. Wherever and whomever that might be.
Join me Tim Razo, in my quest for inspiration and visual stimuli in our vast ocean of thought. A social commentary (or visual playlist; and unrepentant stolen image diary if you will), with only idealistic positivity as a goal, is what we shall find."
[an eclectic selection of visual design artefacts]