Nonsense Lab
Zach Blas Face Cage #1 (Christopher O’Leary)2014

Zach Blas
Face Cage #1 (Christopher O’Leary)
2014

Eben Goff
Flood Cubes
2010-12
sculpture series

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"Steel volumes bolted to the concrete bed of the L.A. River (Ballona Creek) during winter rains in January, 2010. After one week in river, the forms, wrapped with accumulated debris, were unfastened and taken back to the studio."

Michael Heizer
Double Negative
1969-70
land art (and overhead satellite view)
1500’ x 50’ x 30’
Mormon Mesa, Nevada

Mathew LucasBauhausanimated gif

Mathew Lucas
Bauhaus
animated gif

top:

Conrad Shawcross
Slow Arc Inside a Cube III
2008
steel mesh, mechanical system, light
1.2m x 1.2m x 1.8m

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bottom:

Conrad Shawcross
Slow Arc Inside a Cube IV
2009
steel mesh, mechanical system, light
1.2m x 1.2m x 1.8m

Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt)Sphere1959welded brass and steel, painted

Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt)
Sphere
1959
welded brass and steel, painted

Victor Vasarely

top:
Torke-Uy
1956-73

left:
Orion-K
1972

right:
Boo
1978

Department of Biological FlowTraffic Shapingperformancein process

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Traffic shaping is a computer network traffic management technique which delays some or all datagrams to bring them into compliance with a desired traffic profile.

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1. Some math: m is the artist standing within a large embryonic volume made of translucent latex; L is the hose of an industrial vacuum; vt is the rotation speed of a 360-degree camera placed at the origin of the circle, facing the artist.

2. The latex embryo is filled with air to approximately 75% of capacity.

3. The artist begins walking around in a counter-clockwise circle, tethered by the hose to its origin. A switch is flicked on the vacuum, causing air to be slowly removed from within the embryonic volume.

4. The artist continues to walk around the circle at a speed synchronized with the rotation of the camera.

5. Once the airspace inside the embryo is nearly empty, the artist attempts to locate the breathing apparatus.

6. The performance ends when the artist can no longer walk.

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keywords: yoshinori sunahara, horse tether circle, latex vacuum bondage, 360 degree swivel camera, critical art ensemble

Department of Biological Flow
Traffic Shaping
performance
in process

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Traffic shaping is a computer network traffic management technique which delays some or all datagrams to bring them into compliance with a desired traffic profile.

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1. Some math: m is the artist standing within a large embryonic volume made of translucent latex; L is the hose of an industrial vacuum; vt is the rotation speed of a 360-degree camera placed at the origin of the circle, facing the artist.

2. The latex embryo is filled with air to approximately 75% of capacity.

3. The artist begins walking around in a counter-clockwise circle, tethered by the hose to its origin. A switch is flicked on the vacuum, causing air to be slowly removed from within the embryonic volume.

4. The artist continues to walk around the circle at a speed synchronized with the rotation of the camera.

5. Once the airspace inside the embryo is nearly empty, the artist attempts to locate the breathing apparatus.

6. The performance ends when the artist can no longer walk.

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keywords: yoshinori sunahara, horse tether circle, latex vacuum bondage, 360 degree swivel camera, critical art ensemble

Liu Bolin
from the series Hiding in the City
2010
performance and photography

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Hakim Bey: “Absolutely nothing but a futile martyrdom could possibly result now from a head-on collision with the terminal State, the megacorporate information State, the empire of Spectacle and Simulation.”