[NSFW] Gunter Gleiben Glauchen Globen

by Art Fag City on April 19, 2010 · 3 comments Events

POST BY PADDY JOHNSON

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“Most of Gunter Brus’ works contain aspects that are seen as controversial and out of one’s comfort zone, but this just seems to add to the somewhat endearing factor of his art.” Wikipedia

I don’t consider pulling one’s teeth out in the name of art endearing, but leave it to Wikipedia to put a happy face on Viennese Actionism. Speaking of inexact pleasing digital default correlatives, David Carson‘s video above, pairs a body mutilating video by Gunter Brus with an endearing iTunes visualization of the remixed lead line of Def Leopard’s “Rock of Ages”, “Gunter Gleiben Glauchen Globen”. Carson told me in his studio yesterday that the line is basically gibberish in German, a borderline offensive gesture for the same-titled show exhibited in Berlin. I’m not entirely sure I understand the purpose of the gesture past provocation, but I liked the video because it provides one of the best examples I’ve seen of the default nature of computer visualizations: indiscriminate beauty. It also makes me wonder whether it’s possible to create a disturbing information graphic without pairing it with something as gruesome as Gunter Brus’ work. If it exists, I haven’t seen it.

Disclosure: Carson was one of hundreds who gave to AFC’s end of the year Fundraiser.

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    wow.. this is a very interesting piece here, with an excellent choice for a soundtrack.. very mesmerizing, and almost hypnotizing.. I love it!

  • http://www.defleppardvault.com asmodeus718

    wow.. this is a very interesting piece here, with an excellent choice for a soundtrack.. very mesmerizing, and almost hypnotizing.. I love it!

  • http://www.defleppardvault.com asmodeus718

    wow.. this is a very interesting piece here, with an excellent choice for a soundtrack.. very mesmerizing, and almost hypnotizing.. I love it!

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