art: September 2011 Archives


A thousand people have stripped off and floated naked in the Dead Sead to take part in a Spencer Tunick photo shoot.


Famous for his flesh-based photos, Tunick has previously snapped masses of naked people in all sorts of locations and settings - including this tribute to LS Lowry.

He says his latest shoot was intended to draw attention to the fact that the Red Sea, water level is currently dropping nearly four feet a year.

So he convinced 1,000 people -- aged from 18 to 77 years old -- to enter the salty lake and pose for a series of images.

275x250.jpg Movie bosses at Warner Bros have come up with a interesting way to market the Steven Soderberdh film Contagian -- a living bacteria-based billboard advert.

The 'viral marketing' seems an apt fit for the film which follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days, though is still decidedly gross.

Scientists were recruited to create the two specially made Petri dishes and a range of specially grown coloured bacteria which was installed in an abandoned shop window in Toronto.

Over a period of five days mouldy movie advert -- made from bacteria including penicillin, mould and pigmented bacteria -- then grew into the bizarre billboard.

275x250.jpgAn author has been left red-faced after an embarrassing typo made it through to the ebook version of her romantic novel.

Susan Andersen had meant part of her novel 'Baby, I'm Yours', to read: "He stiffened for a moment but then she felt his muscles loosen as he shifted on the ground"

But unfortunately for her, the 'f' in shifted was replaced by a 't' -- meaning he did something altogether different on the ground.

Speaking of the blunder, Andersen said:" "Shifted - he SHIFTED! I just cringe when I think of the readers who have read this.

"Hopefully, it's only in the iBook version that I bought, but if it's in yours as well, please let me know. I've contacted the editor and pray this will be promptly fixed.


John Schuepbach is better at playing Tetris than you -- not content with making lines disappear, he uses the falling blocks to create images.

Recently he recorded himself playing the classic game and creating an image of the Nintendo character Luigi in the process. Yes, during a live game.

Schuepbach carved out the impressive image by keeping the right coloured bricks and lines in place, while clearing the ones he didn't.

This one attempt took him more than an hour and we dread to think how many attempts it took to get it right… but we're certainly glad Schuepbach didn't have anything better to do.

275x250.jpg An artist and photographer has created an amazing series of dinosaur images by 'painting' them with nothing more a torch, a camera and a lot of talent.

Darren Pearson (Darius Twin) uses a method known as light graffiti to create his stunning 'Light Fossils' images, which have become a huge hit online.

The method involves setting a camera to a slow shutter speed and then using a LED torch / flashlight to draw the image mid-air in the time it takes the shutter to close.

The result is a photograph with an impressive graffiti-like dino image -- luckily anyone who saw it being created wouldn't fear a dino invasion… they'd have just seen a series of morse code-like light dots.




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