Friday, July 30, 2010

Packing tape Installation

Viennese/Croatian design collective For Use/Numen.

The team uses nothing but packing tape to create huge, self-supporting cocoons that visitors could climb inside and explore.

Installed three times in the past year, the next deployment will be next week from June 9–13 at DMY Berlin's International Design Fair, which is now in its 8th year.

The installations, which look like the work of horrifyingly large arachnids, grew in scale and scope as the year progressed, first deployed inside a small Croatian gallery, then an abandoned attic during October’s Vienna Design Week.

At the last installation inside Odeon, a former stock exchange building in Vienna, the group used nearly 117,000 feet and 100 pounds of tape. “The installation is based on an idea for a dance performance in which the form evolves from the movement of the dancers between the pillars,” explains For Use’s Christoph Katzler. “The dancers are stretching the tape while they move, so the resulting shape is a recording of the choreography.”

The installation’s over-the-top theatricality comes easily to the collective, who design sets as well as furniture for the likes of Moroso and Element. In September, they’ll create a tape installation in a public space in the center of Frankfurt, and a five-star design hotel on the Croatian coast is forthcoming.

Community Sculpture // Call for Volunteers (Lexington)

Interested in helping with a community sculpture? Contact Lexington Art League.
The folks at Lexington Art League (LAL) are seeking volunteers for help in installing Matt Burke’s community art project. The project space is the front lawn of the Loudoun House and will be on view through June 2011. The project starts the week of August 9th: email Bianca Spriggs at if you’re interested in participating.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Advice for the class of 2010 (and others?) by way of Matt Snow

This link and posting comes to us by way of Matt Snow, GC art alum from 2006, who is a web designer at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Thought I'd pass it along. Check it out...Hey other alum out there -- send us a link to something you think we should share with the department. We'd love to hear from you!

If I Knew Then What I Know Now:
Advice for Young Creatives

Never content to accept conventional wisdom, creatives love to learn things the hard way. But is it absolutely necessary? We chatted with a handful of 99% Conference attendees about the things they wished someone had told them when they were just starting out. A shortlist of the takeaways: never sacrifice what you love, find great collaborators and share your ideas, learn how to say no and stay focused, and always, always stick to your guns.

video link

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ImPrint exhibition opportunity

An exhibition opportunity for works that are under no specific theme but must use printmaking processes and elements of typography. Inkjet or digitally printed works will not be considered for review. Entries are not limited to flat work, but 3-D works and book forms can also be submitted. Processes may include, but are not limited to, letterpress, silkscreen, etching, engraving, or lithography. Please consider applying some of your works from ART 300: Printmaking, ART 370 Sketchbooks, ART 370 Book Arts. The entries will be submitted through a digital application available through the link below. Accepted works will be featured in a printed catalog and available for cash awards. Entries are due on Friday, September 10th. If you have any questions please follow the contact information on the online call.


Sunday, July 11, 2010



The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), New Orleans' premier venue for contemporary arts, seeks an energetic individual to provide leadership and creative direction for its visual arts program. We're looking for a dynamic, visionary curator who has the desire and ability to take an already highly-regarded visual arts program to the next level of innovation and impact not only locally, but also nationally and internationally. See full posting at:

    Minimum Qualifications

  1. BA degree in a Visual Arts field.
  2. Minimum 5 years experience as a curator in a visual arts institution of note and/or independent curator of notable exhibitions.
  3. Extensive background in, and knowledge of, contemporary art.
  4. Knowledge of best practices of contemporary art museums and arts centers.
  5. Demonstrated leadership and management ability.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in partnership with people of diverse backgrounds.
  7. Commitment to working collaboratively, including artistic and curatorial collaborations.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, ability to do public presentations.
  9. Fiscal responsibility/accountability

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Worth the watch

A great talk about creativity and play from one of the creators of Ideo.