I just landed in Sao Paulo for the Nova Festival.
This Friday my exhibition “Everything Dies” opens at Kunstverein Arnsberg in Germany.
There will be mirrors, there will be projectors, and I will be there too.
Opening: Friday, March 30, 19:00h
Exhibition: March 30 – May 20
Königstraße 24, Arnsberg, Deutschland
Sponsoren: RWE, Carl-Jürgen Schroth, Marianne Cramer, Stadt Arnsberg, Interprint GmbH, Sparkasse Arnsberg-Sundern. Freundeskreis: Dieter Henrici, Berlet-Elektrofachmarkt, Menke Gebäudereinigung, Gebro Haustechnik, Wesco, Zakowski Generalplanung.
I am always surprised about how slow the human brain is. Maybe it’s just me, but I think most humans need quite a bit of time to process input and come up with new ideas. It can take me years to come up with solutions for problems. It takes even longer to process feelings, to really understand how I feel.
I understand how it works for computers, their circuitry is limited. Old computers are slow, new computers should be faster but then the software becomes clunky and you need even faster hardware.
I wonder if our circuitry is limited… maybe our software is a mess… maybe both.
It’s all relative, but if you ask me my brain feels slow.
This weekend all weekend a hackathon art music technology event in San Francisco.
Organized by The Creators Project (Vice Magazine + Intel).
Who would have thought I would be showing work together with David Bowie
This weekend it is time for the Resonate Festival in Belgrade, Serbia.
I’m excited to speak in a lineup of great artists, designers, musicians and technologists.
See you there!
I remember this art history class many years ago. The professor mentioned that the original meaning of the word “aesthetics” is “the intensification of perception”.
I have never been able to find that quote anywhere. I’m not sure if it really heard it that day or if I imagined it, but it still makes a lot of sense to me.
I always felt an artist should behave like a magnifying glass… absorbing what is around you and bringing it to a focal point. If the focus is sharp enough it can create a fire.
I care a lot about finding ideas.
I love the feeling; there is a void, and you think for a while, and there it is, an idea.
I have no idea where ideas come from. I do remember when and where I found most of my ideas. Some came from looking at cartoons, others from being alone, and others from being bored. Some ideas are combinations of many triggers, some are just pure observations. In general I get ideas mostly when I’m alone.
It would be nice to discover a pattern, a method, to find a way to find an amazing amount of amazing ideas. I thought I saw patterns. I noticed I get good ideas when I’m bored. I would go for walks in nature just to be alone for a while and see if ideas would come to me in huge quantities. They didn’t.
I seem to always have ideas for moving images. I wonder if humans have specific talents, if brains are geared in certain directions… Some people have a talent for melodies, and others for stories, and some people have it all.
Where do you find most of your ideas? It would be cool to see patterns, perhaps there are methods to enhance the brain, certain foods or behaviours. Please leave your thoughts in the comments.