Posts Tagged ‘susan wolff

12
Nov
11

Susan Wolff : ‘Madonna’ Series (Photography)

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madonna 1

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‘Madonna 1’
Susan Wolff
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madonna 2

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‘Madonna 2’
Susan Wolff
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madonna 3

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‘Madonna 3’
Susan Wolff
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madonna 4

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‘Madonna 4’
Susan Wolff
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madonna 5

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‘Madonna 5’
Susan Wolff
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madonna 6

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‘Madonna 6’
Susan Wolff
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What is the nude for me in 2011?

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I did my first nudes of course, in university. I later studied life drawing in a practicum with a professor for drawing in Aachen and stayed on as studio assistant for 6 months. He was an artist who loved the female form and concentrated on the torso with emphasis on the breasts. Privately, he had done exquisite works on the female sexual parts, which I found his best. Really striking.

I started with torsos and moved on to nude portraits. Graphite on large paper was a combination of touch on the paper and the sight of the uncountable variations of shapes and shadows. This year I found that I had started with the quick, abstract nude sketches that I had started years ago and then I wanted to work with the camera. I started with macros and then into the fragmentary full body as well as ones with movement and overexposure.

But what it is for me, I still can’t answer completely. It is only the beginning of the search and exploration. What is the human form? Early Christianity created bodies that were representative of the spirit after the Greek concentration of the physical perfection. I loved those drawn-out ethereal figures and the embodiment of spirit in the flesh.

Later the saints, why were they all nude? The prostitutes and models of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the break-up of the surface by Picasso were new ways of seeing. The gorgeous, rotund beauties of Reubens and Rembrandt have been turned into gross flesh by such artists as Jenny Saville, or Lucien Freud. This is not a comprehensive statement on life painting or photography. But what is the nude for us now? Our over-abundance of perfection or pornography? What? [extract : the human form]

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Susan Wolff : More Works

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24
Jun
11

Y SIN EMBARGO magazine #28 : me/END/you (independent)

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Y SIN EMBARGO magazine #28, me/END/you (new!, free, independent)

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Y SIN EMBARGO magazine #28, me/END/you (new!, free, independent)

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ON PAPER  /  READ ONLINE

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Concerned with being constantly updated, with obtaining the latest model of who knows what, with wearing the badge of the modern, informed, up-to-date consumer.

Undermined by ubiquitous messages that insist in reminding us that there’s always something better, that what we have is nor will never be enough, is bound to be old, of the last season or, which is the same but not, of centuries ago, which in consumption is equal to an era.

What if we decide not to be?

What if we decide not to run in pursuit of a future made into a gadget, a SUV or a trendy shirt?

It’s then that we realise we’re forced. That was seemed an option is nothing but a way to mask the fact that the objects themselves force us to discard them.

-They have a voice of their own and take command.

The operating system is no longer compatible with the software we need to install, the laptop does not have the required input for the new peripheral, the Ikea table didn’t resist the move, the soles of the shoes we bought last spring have come apart.

All of this thoroughly programmed to support a system that in turn supports us. To keep a job, to support the job of those who support ours, to not break a cycle of purchase-disposal-purchase beyond which we panic just to look.

And while we once again prepare to update, we fill up the trash bin with wasted resources. We dispose of the work of others: work designed to be thrown away. Objects with a programmed expiration date, which serve their only function without errors or delays: to make sure we remember to make our next purchase.

Is this the only way to keep the cycle?

How long will resources be able to support a race without (a) finishing line(s)?

Will we wait until then to imagine alternatives?

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edit, direc & comple by fernandoprats

art direc & desig by Estudi Prats

virtual soport by Rivera Valdez

biotrans by Alicia Pallas

video by Raquel Barrera Sutorra

music by Albert Jordà / Nevus project

almostopen (now also on the ipad) by dou_ble_you

tapcover & back: ‘Recycled memories’ & ‘Keep in touch’ images by Brancolina

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with…Roman Aixendri, Vivi Cecilia Atencio Arrojas, Brancolina, Hernán Dardes, Wilma Eras, Oriol Espinal, Rosa Delia Guerrero, Thomas Hagström, H.O., Kozology, Françoise Lucas, Graciela Oses, Paula Palombo,
Alicia Pallas, Leonie Polah, fernandoprats, Miguel Ruibal, Jef Safi, Susan Wolff and dou_ble_you

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from… a coruña amsterdam antwerp barcelona buenos aires campredó grenoble

hispalis irapuato london mar del plata nijmegen struer tarragona terrassa toronto

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21
Sep
10

Y SIN EMBARGO magazine #25 : “just a memory”

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The subject of this Y SIN EMBARGO is memory, its role, its functions, its updates upgrades, its new roles, dynamics, places and functions, and to go beyond in the forcing of logic or critical readings around these questions, the present issue will not have a permanent existence, available, ubiquitous, at hand, as a part of the shared memory that we humans have on the web; on the contrary, it will be lost, it will be a work sent directly to the void, where nothing supports it, as a fragile, dubious entity, or a pile of organized energy in a dissipative medium. Just like our old memories, or all that we cannot download from our heads (or access anywhere).

YSE#25, just a memory, will cease existing on October 5th, 2010.

El tema de esta Y SIN EMBARGO es la memoria, su rol, su papel, sus funciones, sus updates upgrades, sus nuevos roles, dinámicas, lugares y funciones, y para forzar aún más la lógica o las lecturas críticas en torno a estas cuestiones no tendrá una existencia permanente, disponible, ubicua, a la mano, como parte de la memoria compartida que los humanos tenemos en la red; por el contrario, se perderá, será trabajo enviado directamente al vacío, donde nada lo sostenga, como un ente frágil, dudoso, o un cúmulo de energía organizada en un medio disipativo; como nuestros antiguos recuerdos, o todo lo que no podemos descargar de nuestras cabezas (o accesar en sitio alguno),

YSE#25, sólo un recuerdo, dejará de existir el 5 de Octubre de 2010.

Y SIN EMBARGO magazine #25

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