Jon's art picks
Some of my favourite art videos on Vimeo - video art or documentation videos that I stumble upon and like, and much from the Scandinavian art scene. I will add one or two videos each week. Enjoy!
The videos in this third issue of Jon's art picks focus on creation of artificial nature. It includes two documentation videos from Vernissage-TV. Ai Weiwei's sunflower seeds at Tate Modern is perhaps one of the most well known works of 2010. This video, that was shot at a press meeting, is as much about the photographers trying to catch the artist and his work, as about the work itself.
Another video from Vernissage TV is an artificial 800sqm cloud created by Transsolar and Tetsuo Kondo Architects for the Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2010.
The third work, the classic "Der Lauf der Dinge" by artist duo Fischli + Weiss from 1987, is an absolute favourite of mine. Enjoy the ride!
Jon's art picks #2 features three works that deals with sensibility and the body in various ways. It includes Regina José Galindos work Punto ciego from 2010, in which her body functions as a sculpture for an audience with visually impairment.
The second pick is a video that was included in a dance piece titled 3 ways to master a kiss or a twentyfiveminutes kiss at your neck, choregraphed by Aitana Cordero Vico.
The third video – Little Death by Sam Taylor Wood - deals with the body in quite a different way.
Welcome to the first batch of videos at Jon's art picks, which features Tove Kjellmarks moving performance with 50 mechanical animal robots and two videos of Mattias Härenstam: the surreal Hundekälte and the beautiful Portrait of a man reminiscent to my father.