Olympic Vermin: the alternative Olympic torch relay taking place in London this week.
A short film by Amael Isnard and Leo Bridle.
Blog archives: July 2012
Hypothetically…. If you were part of an extraterrestrial civilization consisting of light beings, and rainbow beings, living within the galactic center, and you were trying to make contact with humanity…. How would you go about initial contact? asks Chad Stuemke on his rather fascinating website (to say at least). Stuemke’s investigations range from searching out the secrets of ancient civilizations and their hidden archeology to probing the present for answers in regards to U.F.O.’s, stargates and humanities greater potentials. And now he has analysed symbolism behind the Olympics. Sit back and enjoy!
… One possibility is you could pick a desired time & location in which billions of earthlings would be observing collectively (2012 London Olympics). With a desired time and location your civilization could beam, translate, or even download your symbolism into artists, architects, or even those folks creating the logos and mascots! But to make sure the people that are awake enough to recognize the symbolism do so, you may also wish to leave a few extra clues. For instance even choosing a company that reflects your cosmic symbolism. This brings us to, who created the rainbow aliens Wenlock & Mandeville?
The 2012 mascots originated within a marketing group entitled IRIS. Iris is of course the Rainbow Goddess. When you go to Iris’s website they seem to confirm our suspicions of an unconscious cosmic download, while revealing a few final clues! In the upper right corner of the home page there is a link for the IRIS (rainbow) PORTAL. Then when you click on the 2012 mascots page… a little blue alien with an elongated skull pops up holding a sign reading, “IRIS (rainbow) NATION!” One final clue… William Henry has pointed out in hid recent book the Secret Of Sion, Iris = Isis = Galactic Center. It appears the rainbow beings have even disclose their location, our galactic center.
Is this a symbolic disclosure??? Has contact been made???
Lisson Gallery opened this week “the broadest single display of Julian Opie‘s work to-date”. As an art lover, you often have the opportunity to see Julian Opie’s work at art fairs, in museums or even in the streets of London, but this show gives you the opportunity to see brand new work in which Opie explores new media and depicts new subjects, while staying close to his iconic style. A must-see for Londoners, others can enjoy the pics on our Flickr!
Which artist doesn’t dream about being the centre of all media coverage? Well, Nate Hill didn’t leave it up to a chance and took action: in his latest piece ArtFagCity.Me, he customized the contents of well-known NY–based art blog Art Fag City, including his name in every post that Paddy Johnson published as of July 5th, 2012 (here you can see the comparison of the two).
Nate promises to to have all new entries from AFC customized and published on AFC.Me within 48 hours – but don’t expect the two different sites to always be perfectly identical as the project is unauthorized and format changes on part of AFC can’t be predicted. So stay tuned, this promises to be a lot of fun!
Dutch artist Niels Post has been spamming the cities of Europe, placing his vinyl-cut adhesive messages on abandoned shopping windows in Berlin, Brussels and most recently in London. They spout the usual con man clichés: proposing business opportunities, promising generous investments and offering lucrative deals. Stylishly designed in Arial (one of the 10 core fonts for the Web) and neatly pasted, they can be mistaken for real ads at first glance. But their luring statement plus the occasional typo quickly reveal that something is not quite right…
Niels has been working with spam texts already for some time (have a look at his Dear esteemed recipient or his Spamlish texts, all hand-sawn and painted in black) but with bringing these fake business proposals in the streets, he creates room for new and rich interpretation of his work. Whether you see it as a way of bringing the virtual into the real world, an original form of street art and tagging, critique on the difficult economic situation or a contrast between the (fake) dream of a fantastic opportunity and the harsh reality of a failed business, it stays funny and strangely relevant – and the more you think, the better it gets!
Have a look at our photo reportage from Niels’ “pasting” in London.
Btw, most of the signs are still there and some have already survived 3 different pop-up ventures, such as the one @ Clerkenwell Road. It looks like they’re quite appreciated, so if you haven’t seen them already, they’re worth the journey! Niels is also currently exposing at the Ampelhaus in Oraniebaum, Berlin.