Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ben Woodward attended Rhode Island School of Design, and is one of the founding members of Space 1026, a Philadelphia-based artist collective. Here are a couple of his paintings on slabs of wood:

The Problem with Self Examination

Losing Your Face

At a Safe Place

Last night I watched Volume 4 of the Charles and Ray Eames collection. You know this married couple as the creators of the legendary "Powers of Ten" video for IBM. "Design Q&A," the first short film in this volume, is both hilarious and illuminating. Other cool things on this disc include "SX-70" an introduction to the polaroid camera that becomes a meditation on the nature of photography, "Goods" an excerpt from the Norton lectures in Poetry (and the only available version of an Eames 3-screen slide show), "Fiberglass Chairs," "Copernicus," and the "IBM Math Peep Shows."