A series of nine photographs in which the artist Zhang Huan’s face gradually becomes covered in ink and traditional calligraphy.
The text on the artist’s face consists of words, names, and stories related to his cultural heritage—words with personal meaning to him. The dots on his face in the first photograph represent moles and their connection to one’s fate. In Chinese cultures, it is said that having moles in certain areas on the face symbolizes good luck and fortune.
By the last picture, Huan’s face is completely covered in ink. Though the words on his face are about his character and fate, they ultimately obscure his entire identity. The piece seems to say that traditional words and ways of thinking can erase the things that make us individuals.
[Image and description found here.]
Updated: Corrected spelling of performance artist’s name Zhang Huan & added link: https://www.theartstory.org/artist/zhang-huan/
“Bob, the copier’s out of toner.”
“Okay. I got it.”
“The copier is out of toner, Bob. Please take care of it.”
“Yeah. I got it.”
“Dammit, Bob, the copier needs more toner.”
“Okay, okay. I got it.”
“Bob, why is there no toner in the copier room?”
“I got it.”
Bob went to lunch and never returned.
Moral of the Story: Don’t piss off Bob, and never try to vacuum spilled toner.
I know how to reroute it.
Okay, those aren’t tumors, but I stole the image, accidentally set Contrast to 11, and now it’s completely awesome. You’re welcome.
[Original image found here.]
White walls, fender skirts, glass packs and tuck ‘n roll upholstery. What more do you need? Blues, burgers and beer, babe.
Click on the image for a bonus and rock out. That’s for you, Lily.
Nope, it’s not an art project. The video from the LA Times kinda sorta explains it… In any case, 400,000 black balls are saving the planet or something.
[Image from here.]Vodpod videos no longer available.
[Just a reminder: Tomorrow, 17 June 2008 – Firefox Guinness Book of World Records Download! Pass it on!]