Road map behind perspex at the Bisti Wilderness New Mexico with little, though accurate information.
October 18 is the official release date for the Michel Banabila & Radboud Mens 12 inch.
It comes in a full colour matte cover and a glossy full colour innersleeve. The record itself is white with a touch of silver. The artwork and design was done by me.
De eerste recensie op Mousique.nl
You can buy this gem by sending an email to: info(at)gercoderuijter.com
Price: € 12,50 plus shipping.
A recent post on Edible Geography reminded me of these strange pivot circles I had found in Google Earth. Some of these circles were just too big and they seemed squeezed from the sides:
According to the article on Edible Geography: “These overlooked corners (in the square grid, red) make up a not insubstantial percentage of a farmer’s available land. On a typical 160 acre “quarter section” in the American mid- and southwest, tessellating pivot circles will leave up to 24 acres, or 15 percent of each field, thirsty.
For me, living in the Netherlands, this is hard to understand. A Dutch farmer will do anything to use every percentage of the land he owns.
If you take a closer look you can see why the oversized circles are shaped this way: at the end of the pivot is a hinge. This hinge is extending the pivot in the corners of the square and irrigating a substantial part of these corners.
Sometimes you can find small pivots turning in the empty corners between the big circles, although very rare..
We Like Art organiseert van 5 t/m 8 september 2013 in samenwerking met 40 topgaleries een tentoonstelling gericht op een nieuw publiek van potentiële kunstkopers: Start Buying Art. Het evenement in het Machinegebouw van de Westergasfabriek vindt plaats tijdens de aftrap van het nieuwe galerieseizoen en biedt werken tot maximaal €1.500,-.
Start Buying Art is een tentoonstelling vol betaalbaar werk van kunstenaars met een museale of internationale carrière. Deze eerste editie van Start Buying Art heeft een groot draagvlak onder belangrijke galeries, ruim 40 doen er mee. Samen met We Like Art selecteerden zij 100 toonaangevende kunstenaars, die vaak speciaal voor dit event nieuw werk, een editie of een multiple maakten. Alle werken zijn maximaal € 1.500,- en zijn duidelijk geprijsd. Daarnaast zijn alle werken te koop via de KunstKoop regeling van het Mondriaanfonds.
Van mij is het hierboven afgebeelde werk Take Root (Inkjet print op dibond 25x25cm.) in een editie van 5 te koop voor € 750,-
5 – 8 september 2013 | 11.00 – 19.00 uur, entree 5 euro
Westergasfabriek, Machinegebouw, Pazzinistraat 8, Amsterdam
Best known for bird’s-eye-view landscape photography, Gerco de Ruijter (Dutch, b. Vianen, 1961; lives and works in Rotterdam) mined Google Earth for the images he montaged into his stop-frame animation “CROPS” (2012). The hypnotic four-minute video work opens in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Black Box space Aug. 12.
De Ruijter’s still photography has been distinguished by the various devices he has deployed to launch his camera aloft, including an elongated fishing rod, which he customized with a timer, and a kite, which he operated by transmitter. The resulting vistas, devoid of both people and horizon lines, make actual locations read as simultaneously “real” and abstract, a perspective also pursued in “CROPS.”
Where in the past de Ruijter has organized his photographs into series by carefully selecting from among the pictures shot by his own lens, for “CROPS” he repurposed “found” views recorded by aerial cameras for Google Earth. Each image is of one of the countless center-pivot irrigation plots that dot the American southwest. These de Ruijter cropped and oriented to fit a fixed geometric template—a circle circumscribed within a square—then sequenced into an animation.
More than 1,000 pictures make up the rush of imagery, the colors shifting with the seasons and the types of crops planted. The irrigation machinery appears as a clocklike “hand,” and its clockwise movement segments the plots into various swaths. The diversity of effects produced within a rigidly prescribed format is emphasized with a shuffling, stuttering electronic score by Michel Banabila. Outside the “CROPS” installation hangs “Contact Sheet #2 (time)” (2012), de Ruijter’s inkjet print of a grid devised from select still frames from the video.
De Ruijter has said, “What is similar in my work and that of abstract geometrical painters is foremost that we do not dish up a story or a deeper meaning. The viewer sees nothing but the image itself.” At the same time, the artist is extending the tradition of Dutch landscape painting by training his eye on the natural world not as wilderness but as it is cultivated by human endeavor.
CROPS is shown as an installation piece in the Black Box series.
The exhibition runs from August 12 until November 12 2013
More information on the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in this link