donderdag 30 oktober 2008

The Gospel According to Brian O'Blivion Lost At Sea Feauture

Dutch street poet and guerrilla artist Laser 3.14's latest project "The Gospel According to Brian O'Blivion" will have a short run from November 8th to the 13th at The Chiellerie in Amsterdam.

Constructed as the artist's vision on "the interrelatedness between humanity and omnipotence of technology," the show will combine his subversive political and philosophical texts and art with the audio constructions of local ambient composer Pieter Nooten, who designed his audio art specifically for the exhibition and will be familiar to fans of the venerable 4AD record label, which released the "fragile songs and dreamlike soundscapes" of Sleeps With The Fishes, a collaborative album with Michael Brook, a decade ago.

Curated by the "anthropologists in art" team of Blaton & Rypson, the program examines the cyclical, often deconstructing symbiosis between mankind and the technologies it creates. "Already, our cosmology of truths has been supplanted by an amorphous and infinite number of hyper-realities and truisms," Laser 3.14 muses. "What of our organic autonomy? Will we transmorph into neo-anthropomorphic techno-beings?"

The exhibition is the latest in a series of public works by the artist, who recently completed the ominous black and white short film Cadence, and was the subject of a 2006 LAS feature. "The Gospel According to Brian O'Blivion" opens on Sunday, November
8th, at 5pm and will be available for viewing four afternoon hours daily.

Check out the LAS site here: www.lostatsea.net





woensdag 29 oktober 2008

The Gospel According to Brian O'Blivion youtubed

Check it out here:
www.youtube.com
Greetings: Laser 3.14

zaterdag 25 oktober 2008

DREAMS OF HAVING SILVER WINGS

Don't blow the horn on my behalf
I know the blowing won't last
My mind just had a brush with wit
Baby I'm just trying to make the symbols fit

You have magic in the palm of your hand
Darling that's a special thing
I close my eyes
and dream of having silver wings

I
I see my face a 1000 times in the broken glass
Baby I didn't know how I come to have so many faces
enough to last

A crack in the wall
I can see the world through the slit
The feeling of love makes the feeling of feeling lost shift

Whenever you feel sore and sorry
When you never hear that you're worth something
When you never hear that you're worth a dime
Whenever you feel that love's a crime

Love jumps through a burning ring
Baby just close your eyes
and dream of having silver wings

Close your eyes
Kiss the sky
And never bow down
and dream of having silver wings

I THE BEAST

I rip the meat from the bones with my fangs
I thump my chest and I roar
I shrug my head when bored
I hunt and gather 5 days a week
I the beast

I am nondefiant a conformist
Preoccupied about financial risks
When I’m cut yes I bleed
I the beast

I hunt you down following the trail of you pheromones
I copulate till you’re sore
I roar triumphantly
a couple of times at least
I the beast

I wear a suit and I wear a tie
I lost my hair
I don’t know why
I long for more and more money out of some strange need
I the beast

ORVILLE HAS LILACS

The papers say they’re considering dropping the bomb
It’s ominous prospect to the old and the young
How did this come to pass?
How did this come to be?
Orville has lilacs
If we really saw them
we could’ve been set free

Praise love
Cut us loose
Please let us go
This throttle contract causes damnation and woe

Hoping for better days
a change in our ways
a love that truly obliterates the way we behave

Live up to the prospect of light after gloom
Lilacs strewn
Let your energy fuse with together
with the lights surrounding the moon

vrijdag 24 oktober 2008

The big Zaishu painting day

Artists at work

October 18, 2008

Our big Zaishu painting day was a brilliant success and we produced some awesome artwork. It was great to see the collaborative spirit and sharing of techniques and work practices between the artists. Everyone was buzzed by the inspirinig energy and sensational creations that were produced!

check them here: http://zaishu.wordpress.com

and here on flickr: www.flickr.com

donderdag 23 oktober 2008

maandag 20 oktober 2008

SATURDAY THE 8th OF NOVEMBER

“There was a slight mistake in the text.
The show will open on Saturday the 8th of November”


From SATURDAY 8 - 13 November 2008 The Chiellerie presents:

“The Gospel According to Brian O’Blivion”

Laser 3.14
(soundscapes by Pieter Nooten)
(curating anthropologists in art: Blaton & Rypson)

“Kneel down before the omnipotent screen!”

The enigmatic guerrilla-poet and visual artist Laser 3.14 will unleash his vision on the interrelatedness between humanity and omnipotence of technology. In a reality where mankind is driven to self-consuming meta-consumption by the very technologies he has created, how far can and will our symbiotic relationship with the digital and the cathode-ray tube go? Already, our cosmology of truths has been supplanted by an amorphous and infinite number of hyper-realities and truisms. What of our organic autonomy? Will we transmorph, as Laser suggests, into neo-anthropomorphic techno-beings…?

Next to the works of Laser 3.14, the exhibition will be completed with soundscapes by Pieter Nooten which he specially composed for this exhibition.

Opening Saturday 8 November: 17:00 – 20:00 o’clock
8 - 13 November, 2008 in The Chiellerie

Contact: Anthropologists in Art: Blaton & Rypson: e-mail: blatonrypson@gmail.com

The Chiellerie, Raamgracht 58, 1011 KC Amsterdam
tel: +31 (0)20-3229448
Open daily, 14-18 pm. Website: www.chiellerie.nl




vrijdag 17 oktober 2008

New silkscreen 03


I did a new silkscreen series.
The measurements of this one is 60x80 cm

New silkscreen 02


I did a new silkscreen series.
The measurements of this one is 60x80 cm

New silkscreen 01


I did a new silkscreen series.
The measurements of this one is 60x80 cm

woensdag 15 oktober 2008

dinsdag 14 oktober 2008

“The Gospel According to Brian O’Blivion” opening Saturday the 8th of November 2008

Note: there was a mistake in the text the show will open on Saturday the 8th of November



From 8 - 13 November 2008 The Chiellerie presents:

“The Gospel According to Brian O’Blivion”

art works by: Laser 3.14

(soundscapes by Pieter Nooten)
(curating anthropologists in art: Blaton & Rypson)

The enigmatic guerrilla-poet and visual artist Laser 3.14 will unleash his vision on the interrelatedness between humanity and omnipotence of technology. In a reality where mankind is driven to self-consuming meta-consumption by the very technologies he has created, how far can and will our symbiotic relationship with the digital and the cathode-ray tube go? Already, our cosmology of truths has been supplanted by an amorphous and infinite number of hyper-realities and truisms. What of our organic autonomy? Will we transmorph, as Laser suggests, into neo-anthropomorphic techno-beings…?

Besides the works of Laser 3.14, the exhibition will be completed with soundscapes by Pieter Nooten which he specially composed for this exhibition.

“Kneel down before the omnipotent screen!”

Opening SATURDAY 8 November: 17:00 – 20:00 o’clock

8 - 13 November, 2008 in The Chiellerie

Contact: Anthropologists in Art: Blaton & Rypson: e-mail: blatonrypson@gmail.com

The Chiellerie, Raamgracht 58, 1011 KC Amsterdam tel: +31 (0)20-3229448
Open daily, 14-18 pm. Website: www.chiellerie.nl


maandag 13 oktober 2008

THE BEAUTY OF SILENCE

THE YEAR ZERO

I’m looking a Pilates
There’s a crowd between the both of us

The clock of justice ceased
I’m looking at Pilates
He knows I’m not going to be freed

I look up to a silver sun
of you I dream sweet Mary

We are all trapped
But I tried to get through
Now it’s all up to you
To taste my new

zondag 12 oktober 2008

zaterdag 11 oktober 2008

The world premiere of The Urban Cookbook

The International Amsterdam Film Festival kicks off on Thursday October 16 with the world premiere of THE URBAN COOKBOOK,
a short documentary full of raw poetics linked to music and street-art by British filmmaker and writer King Adz.

Presented in collaboration with Thames & Hudson and the American Book Center with a street food party in De Balie, where King Adz himself will be cooking urban recipes he collected in New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and London. With artists Hush, Brad Downey, and Laser 3.14

Click here for photos of the London launch

donderdag 9 oktober 2008

HUGO KAAGMAN AND LASER 3.14 COLLABORATION AT THE RAI

REMEMBER ME

Remember me
after I slip into the great fatigue
Let my body slide into the sea

Place a marking
think of me
or it’ll be like I have never been
Remember me

The love I gave to you
and yours thrived inside of me
Remember me

Please forgive the lament I had in me
Some farewells should never come to pass or be
Remember me

My love tough I’ve turned to dust
my love will transcend time
it will burn in through love’s universal energy
Remember me

GOD’S FLIGHT SEEMS DELAYED

Planes penetrate the concrete
Television preachers telling me to donate more
They scream: ‘If YOU refuse
you’ll be Babylon’s whore’

Wall street’s crashing
Greed sends everything spiralling down
Black Monday till the next Monday
till the next Monday
What goes around comes around

In the Middle East grows an atomic beast
End it before it goes down
Can’t see the kingdom in yeast
or the glory in a child’s frown

Sometimes love is not enough
It’s given away to the ones
screaming the worse stuff

Sometimes I get pulled under
gasping for air
Coming up back again
to find you’re not there

This world is a strange beast
what did you say about seeing the kingdom in yeast?

maandag 6 oktober 2008

MEDUSA CRIES AND PETRIFIES

Please don’t be afraid of me
I live in a cage of solitude
and want to be free

Want to look into one’s eyes
without them being petrified
want to hear their eternal breath
without it being their last gasp

Want to leave this island
and witness the sun’s 1000 births
want a life free of hurt

Want to be firm snow and not the sleet
Perseus oh Perseus
please set me free

zondag 5 oktober 2008

HOW CAN PEACE BE SO VIOLENT?

Let’s invade under a white flag
Let’s turn white into black
Let’s shatter their bones with stones
Let’s be the fangs the mouth of a fiend
Let’s lie to the universal being
Let’s deprive the good from light
Let’s force the weak into a fight
Let hate be called love
Let’s imprison the white dove
Let’s make ingenuity feel like it’s not
Let’s halt freedom to a stop
Let’s steal from the begging bowl
Let’s listen to a nuclear winter’s howl

A child isn’t born with a gun in its hand
So how can peace be so violent friend?

THE BOY WHO HATED TO LIVE

Push a nail into my skin
Drag my back across the road
Lie to me about paradise after sins
Tell me more of these things

Tell me about the diseases in our meat
Tell me about the economically sunken fleet
Tell me I can’t escape
Tell me one good thing for heaven’s sake

Tell be about being incarcerated straight after birth
Hit me hard on the place where it hurts
Tell me that I’m a good boy
Tell me I’m a person and not a toy

Tell me we can salvage order
Tell me there truly are no borders
Open my eyes
Tell me about the bliss of life
Open my eyes
Take me away from this ludicrous strife

vrijdag 3 oktober 2008

"ABC Gives: Building a Room to Read"

The American Book Center is pleased to invite you to the opening reception for the exhibition
"ABC Gives: Building a Room to Read"

5 October 2008

The American Book Center has invited artists from a wide variety of mediums
to work on the theme of the charity "Room to Read", which builds libraries
and schools in developing nations, and offers scholarships to girls who
might not otherwise be able to finish their education. A percentage of all
sales will go to support Room to Read (www.roomtoread.org).

The exhibition will kick off with festive activities on October 5th -
2PM: free workshop for children ages 8-16. (see workshop description below)
4PM: Reception and Silent Auction, hosted by Kim Chandler (Chair, Room to
Read NL)
5:30 PM: Live auction with Auctioneer Mark Wilson (host, The English
Breakfast Show)

Participating Artists: Gunilla Andersson, Katja Berkenbosch, Jan Doense, Jo
Holdaway, Cobie Houniet, Mara Leibum, Laser 3.14, Corinne László, Christina
Mitrentse, Tashi Norbu, Chantz Perkens, Jonas Ranson, Tia Renee Ryan, Etta
Säfve, Harald Seiwert, StoryPeople/Brian Andreas,
Peter Vlot, Nick Walker, Rene Zuiderveld. Curators: Donna DuCarme and
Gunilla Andersson

"
ABC Gives: Building a Room to Read" is at the ABC Treehouse 3-26 October,
and is open for public viewing Thursdays-Sundays, 1-6pm

Become a Story Person - Art Workshop for young people
5 October, 2PM

"My favorite thing is the wind she said & my second favorite is chocolate
but I just do that so I don't get too skinny & blow away." - StoryPeople

In this drawing workshop, we'll use StoryPeople (www.storypeople.com) as
inspiration to help young people (aged 8-16) create works of art based on
their very own 'favorite' things. The workshop will be taught by Nick Walker
& Stephanie Rodriquez. And while your child is being creative, you can enjoy
a relaxed preview of the exhibition!

Nick Walker has taught drawing at The Art Academy of Utrecht and The
International School of Amsterdam, as well as at festivals such as the
Visual Arts Festival in Leiden and the International School Theatre
Festival. The children he has taught Art to range in age from 8 to 18.
Stephanie Rodriguez has worked several years with kids with the objective to
let them discover new ways to look at the world and themselves. She has been
working with them mainly in the fields of dance and theater.

For more information, or to sign your child up for the workshop, visit
www.treehouse.abc.nl

woensdag 1 oktober 2008