Earth Day with David Byrne: David Byrne's Tight Spot, presented under the High Line in 2011, is an inflatable audio installation of low frequency pulses, tremors, and rumbles which emanate from the 40-foot globe. Byrne has commented on the phenomenon of “humans squishing their planet,” noting that Earth is no longer a “planet of clouds, deep blue oceans, beige deserts and swaths of green jungle.” Read more about Byrne’s installation here.
Celebrate 4/20 with Creative Time Reports! They’ve got 13 different ways of looking at cannabis, courtesy of 13 different artists—like Fred Tomaselli, Roe Etheridge, and Tom Sachs. Read the whole thing.
Powerwashing day at the Domino Sugar Factory! Before the work on Kara Walker’s project could start, the production team spent several days powerwashing the floor, which was completely covered in molasses. ‘Twas quite the sticky situation.
“For young people, education has become as commercialized as anything else in modern life. Over the course of a single generation, education has been transformed from a relatively affordable public good into a social necessity priced as though it were a luxury item.”
Read Astra Taylor’s “How to Get a Whole Generation to Sell Out” for Creative Time Reports, in which she argues that our country’s medieval student loan system forces young people to give up on their dreams.
On Monday, Rwanda launched a week of official mourning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1994 massacres in which more than 800,000 people were slaughtered in just 100 days by ethnic Hutu extremists, targeting members of the minority Tutsi community and political opponents. While the rest of the world stood by, however, some people stood up.
“I come, I draw and I go. This is a world of speed. I can do a project every week no matter where it is on the planet. You, as the audience, do not give me more than a few seconds of attention. I create art for those few seconds.”
Dan Perjovschi shared the process behind his drawings that ironically address the Crimean occupation and other political and economic issues. Read (and see) more on Creative Time Reports.
“My favorite response to the sign was from a 17-year-old high school student in Boston. She said: ‘Capitalism can’t work for everyone. If it did, it wouldn’t be capitalism.’”
In a new piece for Creative Time Reports, artist Steve Lambert wrote about Capitalism Works for Me! (True/False), his 2013 project in Times Square where he solicited personal opinions on capitalism from passersby.
Loving these behind-the-scenes photos that (former Creative Time Global Resident) Swoon has been posting on her Instagram! She’s working on a major site-specific installation at the Brooklyn Museum, called “Submerged Motherlands,” which opens on April 11.
Photographer Álvaro Laiz has traveled the Mongolian steppes and deep into the Venezuelan jungle in an attempt to pursue and portray the different ways identity is reflected in cultures around the world. The resulting series Transmongolian and Wonderland focus on how transgender people in Mongolia and Venezuela interact with their respective societies.
"I’ve always been interested in the concept of identity linked to the idea of considering ourselves a unique character," Laiz told PolicyMic. "But at the same time we are living in a society that tries to uniform us. Transgender people usually live in between two genres without being fully accepted by one or the other."