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Kanye West Famous music video. Image of the day #19

Normally I don’t do posts about celebs, but this image had to make it to my ‘Image of the day’ shortlist. When I first saw this hilarious still from Kanye West’s latest video ‘Famous’ I couldn’t believe my eyes. What was he thinking and God knows why he pulled this off? Kanye debuted this video with a special viewing party the 24th of June and appeared to invite potential lawsuits over it 24 hours later. Kanye, controversial but al least remarkable when it comes to branding and marketing,  know’s how to shock and loves it. This time he created a video of several wax re-creations of celebrities including Taylor Swift, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown and his own wife Kim Kardashian, laying naked in bed beside him. From Swift we know he hates her guts and West uses every opportunity to piss her off (even more). “It’s not in support or anti any of …”[the people in the video] West explains to Vanity Fair, “it’s a comment on fame.” Kanye ‘shelled out $750,000’ just for the nude wax figures in the Famous video and must …

Crossroads by Bruce Conner. Image of the day #18

Opening this weekend at MOMA is a major monographic museum exhibition of works by Bruce Conner. ‘It’s All True’ surveys the late artist’s 50-year career with over 250 objects from film to painting to performance. One of the foremost American artists of the postwar era, Conner touched on various themes of American society following WWII, from the rising consumer culture to the dread of nuclear apocalypse. It’s because of this legendary picture that Conner made it to “Image of the day”. The film still from CROSSROADS (1976) comes from a daring film in which Conner epitomizes the horror and fascination with nuclear bombs, as well as with the capacity of art and cinema to create a powerful record of death and destruction on an unimaginable scale. For their structural innovation and daring subject matter, films like A MOVIE (1958) and CROSSROADS (1976) have become landmarks of American experimental cinema. Connor’s exhibition runs from this Sunday July 3 2016 until October 2.  

The Floating Piers by Christo. Image of the day #17

I first saw the drawings of this project and when later images of the nearly finished work appeared, you felt it straight away: this project was going to be world news. I’m talking about The Floating Piers, the astonishing temporary art installation of Bulgarian 81 year old artist Christo. The project consist of three saffron paths that link Monte Isola to the mainland, and a smaller island called San Paolo to Monte Isola. The Floating Piers parcours is 16 metres wide and 5.5 kilometres long. Technicaly it is a titan’s work: 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers rise just above the surface of the water. © Instagram The Floating Piers Over the next 16 days, 40,000 visitors are expected to walk The Floating Piers. You can walk on the waters of Lakelseo until the 3rd of July. Although the floating piers installation is free and open to the public, the organisation cannot guarantee …

Google Glass medical revival. Image of the day #16

 When I read recently that a new study highlights a surprising application for the blacklisted product Google Glass, I realized that this could open interesting perspectives for the future. We all remember that Google cancelled the commercial production  of Google Glass in January this year. Unexpected because the product was highly hyped and got enormous amounts of media attention, despite the 1500$ price tag. Expected on the other hand, as the ‘in-your-face device’ had a lot of haters too.  The few users were even nicknamed “Glassholes” or ‘voyeurs’. There was a ban over the computerized eyewear by bar owners and casino’s as many were afraid of the indiscretion and the loss of privacy using the product. Also movie theaters were not happy with the device as it could record easily any shown movie. But while all this was happening and debated in the public eye, doctors were experimenting with the same device in completely other area’s of expertise. They used Google Glass during countless surgeries to live-stream a first-person view of a procedure for colleagues …