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Der Lauf Der Dinge (The Way Things Go)

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By Soren Dahlgaard in Video on Tuesday 9 October 2012

This was one of the first contemporary art works I saw when I started art school in 1995 and I thought: if this is art, then I want to make art. It’s great to see simple, low-tech everyday objects, such as a ladder, a chair, and a tire, transform into an ambitious composition of great […]

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The Painter: an hilarious story about an artist in his studio

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By Soren Dahlgaard in Video on Tuesday 9 October 2012

Legendary LA artist Paul McCarthy has been very influential for me. This video, The Painter (1995), is an hilarious story about the artist painting in his studio wearing a stupid big rubber nose and a kind of dress you might wear in a mental institution. After a painting session with huge paint brushes and enormous […]

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Explosions in the Sky by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang

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By Soren Dahlgaard in Video on Monday 8 October 2012

Check out this video of the master of fireworks, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, creating his Black Rainbow: Explosion In The Sky. It’s as fast as painting the sky gets, I think.

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Beam Drop: a video by Chris Burden

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By Soren Dahlgaard in Video on Monday 8 October 2012

This is an example of an amazingly cool approach to sculpture and public art. The process and the method of making this sculpture is the work and the final result is very cool, too. It’s a very muscular and male approach to making art to drop heavy iron beams from very high in the air […]

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TED Talk by brilliant Brazilian artist Vic Muniz

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By Soren Dahlgaard in Tech on Monday 8 October 2012

Vic Muniz is incredibly inspiring and a very nice guy. I spent one day with him in Brazil in 2011 because we both had a show in an art space there called ECCO Contemporary Art Center. He often remakes iconic images and artworks using chocolate, sugar, trash, and string in unexpected ways. It’s the rare […]

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