Browsing Archive: October, 2012

Portable Black Hole- Embassy Galleries Annuale

Posted by Tom Estes on Friday, October 19, 2012,

 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One- Tom Estes- Portable Black Hole, June 8th 2012 Remember the Road Runner Show? Simple in its premise, the Road Runner, a flightless cartoon bird, is chased down the highways of the south western United States by a hungry cartoon coyote, named Wile E. Coyote (a pun on "wily coyote"). Despite numerous clever attempts, and the use of a variety of ludicrous devices from that fictitious mail-order company ACME, Wile E. Coyote never catches or kills the R...
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Portable Black Hole at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Posted by Tom Estes on Friday, October 19, 2012,

 Portable Black Hole-Live Art Guerrilla Action  by Tom Estes at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - NYC. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as "The Guggenheim") is a well-known museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. However, while most have heard of Frank Lloyd Wright and Solomon R. Guggenheim few people are familiar with the name Hilla Rebay as she has largely been written out of the history of the museum. Hilla Rabey was a collector and first director of The Museum of Non-Ob...
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Night Cleaning at Mile End Pavilion

Posted by Tom Estes on Thursday, October 18, 2012,

Tower Hamlets Spring Open- Scale and Place

Mile End Art Pavilion 
 Selected by Rise Art and ALISN

Artists Reception: Wednesday 28 March 6-9pm
Exhibition Continues: 30 March - 7 April
Gallery Open: Mon-Fri 2-6pm, Sat-Sun 12-6pm

Tom Estes | Felicity Hammond | Rab Harling | Brian D Hodgson | Thorsten Knaub | Gina Lundy | Patrick Morrissey | Minou Norouzi | Emer O'Brien | Daniel Shanken | Rachel Wilberforce | Mary Yacoob

For the second annual Tower Hamlets Spring Open, ALISN and Rise Art invited artists...

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Tom Estes As an artist I have always leaned toward making Live Art performance work that is participatory or immersive in some way. In my Live Art performance I stage an 'action' and then ask members of the audience to take pictures on a communal camera. In this way, the audience becomes part of the performance, and the pictures are then posted on on-line social networking sites and web sites for another, wider on-line audience. For me, fantasy and illusion are not contradictions of reality, but instead an integral part of our everyday lives. There is a real Peter Pan Syndrome at play in my work and I suppose I would consider myself to be a carnival sideshow conceptualist, combining a bare-bones formal conceptualism with an eternally adolescent, prank DIY comic-approach. At the core of this work is an attention to the flickering, fading definition of our lives as dictated by the computer monitor and the rapid reply of instant messaging. I strive, not to break down these introverted, often self-imposed boundaries, but to look at how dataflow from the virtual realm impacts on the significance and symbolism of real-world human senses. But in doing so, I have begun to generate unexpected questions about how art might be able to inscribe itself on the surface of reality- not to represent itself on the surface of reality –not to represent reality, nor to duplicate it, but to replace it.

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