Christoph Bader (Germany) – wired uk

Christoph Bader (Germany) – wired uk 0513 0711

Processes that produce shapes are a central theme of Christoph Bader’s work: “To me this is a switch from a product oriented thinking to a process oriented way of working. This if often called generative or procedural design. In generative design you as a designer are no longer manly concerned about the outcome or the final product rather you are focused on the process which generates the final result. Designing processes is the business of a generative designer. These processes generate theoretically infinitely many outcomes and as such can be a valuable tool.”

© All images courtesy of the artist

Jamie Baldridge

Jamie Baldridge’s staged and digitally manipulated photographs draw from his fascination with fairytales that started when he discovered a book of fairytales in his grandmother’s attic as a child.

Every artwork begins with writing a small story, then visually translating it into a detailed sketch. He poses his models exactly as visualized, then combines the photos with a variety of digital images to build up the entire scene. His technique is unique and unusual, with the use of several negatives, computer software and the same 3D technology used by the makers of The Lord of the Rings. Months after completing a series, he writes a book which has a story related to every artwork and ties the series together.

“The worlds I create are inhabited by the same archetypal characters that writers like Kierkegaard and Joseph Campbell have illuminated and have, for centuries, served to describe the human experience,” he has said, “all at once profane, tragic-comical, and erudite.”

Eileen Myles

Sorry

I can’t remember the 2nd
time I hurt you—

it was dark & someplace
in that darkness
was the thing I did.

You weren’t the target, I
know that, though
you might’ve been the bow
& the tension
I really think is love.
Nothing ever sends me away.
I’ve got your pain
in my pocket &
it glows in the dark

and in the light
it’s the softest kind
of singing woman’s voice.
That’s who you are. To me, I mean.
Let me hold your shoulders
back so you look
arrogant & beautiful
welcoming me into the warm
sad party. Let this
be the unfortunate hat
I hang outside the door
if only you will
allow me to come in.

[1979]

Eileen Myles