Thursday, August 12, 2010

Unconventional Art

Today’s TED playlist exhibits art that transcends the museum wall. These speakers, all artists or creators, talk about their unusual means to remarkable ends. Jonathan Harris creates digital artscapes out of Eskimo feasts, balloon wishes and the Internet’s feelings. Robert Lang revolutionizes a centuries-old paper pastime through simple (or maybe not-so-simple) mathematics. Vik Muniz finds art supplies in unlikely places — dirt, chocolate, diamonds, clouds. Miru Kim explores massive abandoned underground places — and then photographs herself in them, nude, to bring these dark spaces into sharp focus.