Webcam Venus

Are Botticelli and Hugh Hefner really that different?
A project by Addie Wagenknecht and Pablo Garcia where they asked online sexcam performers to replicate iconic works of art. This piece is an experimental homage to both fine art and the lowbrow internet phenomenon of cams.

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Webcam Venus project is developed for FAT lab by Addie Wagenknecht and Pablo Garcia. Webcam Venus is a work in two parts and will be shown in its entirety at FAT GOLD April 1-13 2013 at Eyebeam NYC.

This post is made possible thanks to Remco van Bladel

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on April 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm, filed under Art, Craftsmanship, Dematerialization, Digitalization, Internet, Selfies, Various, Video. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

A conspiracy theory

Are we the only one who had to think of Gloria, the artwork Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla presented at Venice Biennale, after hearing the terrorist attack at the Boston marathon? Art inspiring reality is a given, but this time we cannot not speculate that it inspired evil.
All our prays are with the marathon attack victims and their families.

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Rijks Museum is now open

Thanks to our dear friends at BULLETT Magazine, we were invited to take part in the grande re-opening of the Rijks Museum Amsterdam, with a seat at the from the front row, as part of the international press. Hereby few snaps from the day. Follow us on instagram for more daily entertainment.

That moment… #RijksMuseum
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#HerMajesty #TheQueen #Beatrix is looking at me #sup @rijksmuseum
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Caribbean swag at #RijksMuseum opening
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Dutch prince #WillemAlexander Instagramming the press #RijksMuseum
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The queen arrives!!!!!! #RijksMuseumOpening
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Police dogs smelling the press before the #queen arrives #RijksMuseum #Opening
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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on April 13, 2013 at 10:01 pm, filed under Amsterdam, Art, Exhibition, Photography, Pinar&Viola. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Gangster disciples, their Jewish swag and Rick Ross

For the April issue of our column at Dazed & Confused, we put the emerging Jewish symbolism in hip hop and the Rick Ross issue under scope. The question still remains: Did the star of David get rap’s biggest rapper shot?

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In the recent months, we have all been entertained with shivers down our spines by the worst kept secret in the rap world, the dispute between Rick Ross and the Chicago-based gang the Gangster Disciples. On October 29th, GD released a YouTube threat for Rick Ross, concerning the Star of David on his mixtape. After that, on 28th January 2013, Mr. Ross crashed his Rolls Royce after another vehicle fired shots at him as he drove home from his birthday party at the famed Miami nightclub LIV. As expected, this shooting alluded to Hebrew-fanatic gang Gangster Disciples, flaunting their sense of humour by shooting him on his birthday. On the other hand, according to reports allegedly “dozens” of rounds were fired at Ross’s car in the drive-by which made 50 Cent speculate that Rick Ross staged his own shooting. Meanwhile, we were bewildered by this Jewish swag which has been the centre of this gangster gossip.

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Hip hop and occult visual imagery is like caviar and vodka: a classic. Especially the speculative masonic Illuminati looks of our favourite Givenchy boys, Jay-Z & Mr. West. Writing an opinion about a subject which is a combination of Jewish symbolism, street gangs, African-Americans and hip hop, while not having a background in any of them and getting away with it is not easy, but the question remains… Why on earth would a street gang associate itself with Judaism? And why is the Star of David the go-to rap symbol of choice?

Folk Nation is an alliance of street gangs based in Chicago and Gangster Disciples is its strongest sub-gang – also one of the most violent gangs in the USA. It is estimated to have over 600,000 members worldwide. The gang uses the Star of David, a pitchfork, 360, GD (their initials) and number 74 (the places of their initials G and D in the alphabet) as their symbol and they are known for carrying a black flag (bandana). Allegedly, the Star of David in the GD pays respect to David ‘King David’ Barksdale who was the original leader of multiple Folk Nation gangs among Gangster Disciples. The letters on the points of the star stand for Love, Life, Loyalty, Understanding, Knowledge and Wisdom.

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The video that Gangster Disciples uploaded on Youtube showing their feelings towards Rick Ross about the Star of David on the cover of his mixtape, The Black Bar Mitzvah, has a history. It has been said that Rick Ross disrespected GD for dropping the name of their leader Larry Hoover in the song “B.M.F.” as a street swag booster which made him millions, as well as for using the Star of David (which is the gang’s major symbol) on the cover of his mixtape, The Black Bar Mitzvah.

The gangster gossip surrounding Rick Ross’ marketing strategies stretches to world-renowned cocaine king-pin Freeway Ricky Ross. First named ‘Teflon’, the Miami MC Rick Ross is currently being sued by Freeway Ricky Ross for using his name.

After the shooting in January, the ex-correction officer Rick Ross is currently being protected by actual police force. It can’t be fun to be Rick Ross right now.

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it’s art baby!

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on April 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm, filed under Craftsmanship, Folk, Research, Things 'n Flings. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

★NEWWW★

We have a fresh ’n tight new website: WWW.PINAR-VIOLA.COM

The site is built by the great Ingo Valente!

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on April 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm, filed under Ecstatic Surface Design, Pinar&Viola, Published. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Happy iPets

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on at 11:22 am, filed under Creatures, Dematerialization, Digitalization. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Versace Hotel now offers a royal pet pamper

Palazzo Versace Australia now offers a deluxe pet package for £351 a night, including a gourmet doggy room service, designer futons and walkies with the doting concierge.

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5 Star dog-friendly hotel opens on the Gold Coast, Australia - 01 Apr 2013

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This article is taken from Dailymail

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on April 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm, filed under Decadence, Fashion, Lifestyle, Other ecstatics, Things 'n Flings, Various. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

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Last but not least, a selection of the recent creative marriage equality profile pics with a P&V addition.

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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on April 1, 2013 at 9:42 am, filed under Gender, Lifestyle, Political glam, Queer, Trending. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Deep fried gadgets

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Image courtesy of Tumblr, Henry Hargreaves

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