Inspirational

Everything on this page is stuff that I have found, that is in the public domain, that I like, or don’t like, but think it is worthy of remembering. Unless otherwise specified.  I have made some notes on some of the posts.

Copyright remains with the original and is just posted here for my own educational purposes.

Kembra Pfahler

Performer Kembra Pfahler Wants Us All to Change the World

“The time is nigh to act quickly, aggressively, to be explosive,” the iconic American artist tells AnOther

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intimate text messages

Centred on his long distance relationship with Matt G, Tex is built almost entirely through text messages, soaked in selfies, Emojis and unpunctuated web speak.

beau rice bares all in a novel built out of his intimate text messages

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ACCEPT

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/ Art, digital, Inspirational, sad

How Naming Confers Dignity Upon Life and Gives Meaning to Existence

Taken from BP

“Finding the words is another step in learning to see.”

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Treating depression by talking to an avatar of yourself

We speak to a therapist who’s using virtual reality to help people with mental health problems

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/ help, Inspirational, interesting, internet, real, sad, sound

Swipe Right

Taken from Nowness

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Photographers’ most intriguing alter egos

Taken from Dazed Digital

A classic arthouse femme fatale, an Insta-scammer and Warhol in drag: these photographers are exploring the personalities of our second selves

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/ Art, Inspirational, weird, who

The Artist Using Social Media As Her Stage

Taken from Another

From bathroom booty shots to a personal reinvention, a new exhibition explores how Amalia Ulman’s take on Instagram tropes has held the digital sphere captivated

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/ Art, Inspirational, nsfw, online

The digi-pop singer turning her online insecurities into art

Rina Sawayama creates a new sound for internet struggles in this exclusive premiere of new video ‘Where U Are’

Taken from Dazed Digital
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Photography Agnes Lloyd-Platt

 

/ Inspirational, interesting, internet, music

Five Female Artists Turning Hotel Selfies into Art

Taken from Amuse

Check in, take your clothes off and make some art

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/ Art, Inspirational, inspiring, interesting

Liberating our ‘imperfect’ bodies through photography

Taken from Dazed Digital

With the recent news that teenage boys are 3.5 more body positive than girls, it’s time to take representation seriously

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Do You Have to Be Depressed to Be Creative?

Taken from Guff

“The tortured artist is a popular stereotype in mainstream media, with extremely dangerous implications.”

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/ Art, Inspirational, interesting, life, sad

READING DOUBLE

Taken from The Brooklyn Rail

The Book of Ruth

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Follow

Follow

Taken from Fact

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Zac’s Haunted House

This Novel Is Made Entirely of Terrifying GIFs

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Networking the Personal, and Anthropomorphized Technology in Addie Wagenknecht’s Artwork

In much of her work, Austria-based artist Addie Wagenknecht takes the concept of connectedness, and technological networks as a jumping off point, and a means to comment on human interaction. Wagenknecht, the recipient of a 2014 Andy Warhol Foundation grant, member of the Free Art & Technology (F.A.T.) Lab and cofounder of NORTD Labs, who’s shown her work around the world, including at the  Museum of Modern Art and Phillips auction house, has two shows coming up:  subversiv at the GrazMuseum on February 25th, and Panopticon, at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, opening February 13th.

We asked Wagenknecht to talk us through a couple of her most recent pieces.

 

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Symptomatic of a relationship gone sour:

Symptomatic of a relationship gone sour: Heartburn/Nausea is a new book from artist/designer Julia Fox that details just how high the ‘highs’ can be and just how low the ‘lows’ can be. (more…)

/ awkward, Inspirational, nsfw, sad, tramp

Who Am I

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/ Inspirational, internet, who

It’s inspiring

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/ Inspirational, inspiring