“The Birdsong is Deafening” by Photographer Teva Cosic

Based between Naarm/Melbourne and Gimuy/Cairns, Australia, artist Teva Cosic’s research and practice explore the complex tensions of family and cultural history as they intersect with broader notions of identity, migration, and belonging. “The Birdsong is Deafening,” currently ongoing, contemplates the endlessly shifting landscape between memory, loss, and place. “It reflects upon the relationship I have to my hometown of Cairns and the in-between spaces of growing up with a multicultural identity,” she explains.  Reuniting with familiar spaces and objects from her childhood, Cosic uses her camera to trace over these…

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A Colorful Macro Photo of Beach Sand Reveals Infinitesimal Fragments of Coral, Quartz, Shells, and Plastic

 Photography #beach #macro #plastic #pollution #sand July 29, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Macrofying, shared with permission A stunning macro image by Ole Bielfeldt lays out the individual elements that comprise a dusting of sand from a Mallorca beach, revealing a piece of microplastic embedded within the colorful composition. “Although to the naked eye this looks like very clean natural sand, pieces of microplastic, as seen in the last image, can be found when viewed under the microscope,” says the Cologne-based photographer, who works as Macrofying. The prevalence…

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Industrial Materials and Rugged Topographies Converge in Jacqueline Surdell’s Knotted Tapestries

 Art #chains #ribbon #rope #sculpture #tapestry #textiles July 29, 2021 Grace Ebert “We Will Win: Our Banner in the Sky (after Frederic Edwin Church)” (2020), cotton cord, nylon, paracord, fabric, and ribbons, 84 x 108 x 12 inches, 120-inch bar. Photo by Ian Vecchiotti. Images courtesy of Jacqueline Surdell and Patricia Sweetow Gallery, shared with permission Chicago-based artist Jacqueline Surdell sutures lengths of rope, fabric, and silky ribbons into sprawling abstract tapestries that hang from walls and standalone armatures in textured, colorful masses. Swelling clusters of knots and ties,…

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Monumental Cardboard Bridges Float in the Sky in Temporary Installations by Olivier Grossetête

 Art #architecture #bridges #cardboard #hot air balloons #installation July 29, 2021 Grace Ebert Architecture en Fête, Villeneuve lez Avignon, France (2015). All images © Olivier Grossetête, shared with permission Temporarily seen hovering above small European towns or balancing on a river in floating canoes are elaborate bridges designed to be constructed and demolished in a matter of days. The ongoing work of Olivier Grossetête, the cardboard-and-tape pieces are entirely hand-built by the French artist and local residents. Each ephemeral installation, which Grossetête refers to as “utopian building(s), temporary and…

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