Wednesday, 26 May 2010

JK Keller - or the guy who enjoys working!

I came across this video of JK Keller, a guy who decided to 'live his life faster' so he spent 8 years taking daily portrait photos of himself to assemble them in the below video. I am not saying that the originality of the idea is what is valuable in here, but the persistence and the perseverance. There is a sense of madness in what JK Keller does, not everyone has the guts to actually cross the bridge and do the action.

Living My Life Faster - 8 years of JK's Daily Photo Project from JK Keller on Vimeo.

So I went on checking out his other projects, it turned out he's pretty much involved in counting aspects of is life, archiving, categorizing... For instance this is another example of what he's practicing: 'Fingerspelling Matchbooks', 2005.

check out his website:

Friday, 21 May 2010

YAS get it right

It's year 2019, the launch of the first Arab spaceship, the 'star wars' style typographic introduction explains, I specifically appreciate the organic aspect, the shots of the vernacular and the non existence of the spaceship in this which I interpreted as a sweet type of mockery.

'Symphonies' by Dan Black

Inspiring practices: two versions of 'symphonies' a musical piece by Dan Black a version featuring Kid Cudi and another version remixed by Passion Pit.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Brainstorming on Screen - Frame - Canvas etc...

Elaborating on the idea of 'Narrative Leftovers', or the narratives that fall outside the frame, I was thinking of what could challenge these borders, the first thing that came to my mind was Fatness or Obesity.

Baudrillard spoke of the Obscene as an extension from the worlds of obesity and the scene.

Then I thought of the excess in general; Super Richness for instance.

Obesity and excess richness could never fit in the frame. The frame being the 'politically correct', the 'norm as set by the society'.

Then I looked back at Sigmund Freud's book 'Civilization and Its Discontents'. He discusses the individual's quest for instinctual freedom and civilization's contrary demand for conformity and instinctual repression. By creating laws that prohibit certain acts like killing for instance and the punishments that are set for each broken rule instills perpetual feelings of discontent in the society's citizens.

Then again I thought of iPad, the new 'screen', quoting Jony Ive, Senior Vice President, Design - Apple's iPad

The face of the product is pretty much defined by a single piece of multi-touch glass, and that's it, there's no pointing device, there's not even a single orientation. There's no up there's no down, there's not a right or wrong way of holding it. I don't have to change myself to fit the product; it fits me. 0:56 > 1:15

watch the iPad video on

Inspiring Practices: Faraday_101 by Andy Stiff

Faraday_101 from Andrew Stiff on Vimeo.