Tuesday, October 29, 2019

WEIHNACHTSAUSSTELLUNG - CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION - INFELD HAUS DER KULTUR - INFELD CULTURE CENTER

WEIHNACHTSAUSSTELLUNG  INFELD HAUS DER KULTUR
CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION - INFELD CULTURE CENTER



ERÖFFNUNG - OPENING
Freitag 29. November 2019 um 19:30 Uhr
Friday November 29th 2019 at 7:30 PM



OTTO RAPP


Über meine Werke: Das sind universelle Archetypen, die tief im Inneren eines kollektiven Unterbewusstseins zu finden sind; während scheinbar ausserirdisch und fremd, sie sind gleichzeitig auch seltsam vertraulich. Ich nehme die Betrachter in ein Gebiet, das sie nur vorher noch in einer anderen Existenz, wie auch in Träumen, betreten haben. Es ist eine 'Methode in diesem Wahnsinn' doch entsteht Alles durch Ausschluss von bewusster Führung. Die Arbeit wächst scheinbar von alleine, wie Eisblumen auf einer Fensterscheibe.

About my work: These are universal archetypes that may be found deep inside our collective unconscious. While seemingly extraterrestrial and alien, they are also strangely familiar. It will take the viewer into an area that they might have been before in another existence or have entered in their dreams. It is a 'method in this madness' but everything arises  by elimination of conscious guidance. The work grows seemingly by itself, like frost flowers on a windowpane.


BOGOMILS GEMÜSEGARTEN - BOGOMILS VEGETABLE GARDEN

TIAMATS NACHKOMME - OFFSPRING OF TIAMAT

DAS BIEST VON BABYLON - THE BEAST OF BABYLON

DE ES SCHWERTBERGER

2015 habe ich einen neuen Werkabschnitt begonnen ,das „Neolithikum“, in dem ich das Thema der „Steinperiode“ (1970-1980) wieder aufgegriffen habe.
Mein Bestreben  war es aber, durch Einbeziehung meiner abstrakteren Malweise der letzten Jahrzehnte ,  neue Vorstellungswelten, also frisches malerisches  Terrain zu entdecken.
Das Zusammenspiel der Metaphern MAUER und STERNE eröffnet eine neue PERSPEKTIVE DER TRANSZENDENZ ,die in eine kollektive Lebenswelt  jenseits der Mauer weist. 
In diesem Sinne zeigen die ausgestellten Werke auch , wie ich durch die "Methode der Verwandlung“ meine Inhalte erweitere.

I started a new body of work in 2015, the „Neolithic“, in which I picked up the theme of the „stoneperiod“ (1970-1980) again.
Yet it was my intention to discover new minds capes, fresh painterly territory through the integration of my more abstract painting style of the last decades .
The interaction of the metaphors WALL and STARS opened up a new PERSPECTIVE OF TRANSZENDENCE into a collective sphere of life beyond the wall.
In this sense the exhibited works show also, how I expand my contents through the „method of transformation“.


ENTGRENZUNG -  DISSOLUTION

JENSEITS DER MAUER  -  BEYOND THE WALL

TRANSZENDENZ  -  TRANSCENDENCE

CORNELIA SIMON-BACH


Erstellt der Künstler tatsächlich seine Bilder oder ist seine Vorstellungskraft letztendlich nur eine Art magischer Empfangsapparat, Antenne und Verstärker? Der Künstler ist Empfänger zahlreicher Botschaften, Weisheiten, Symbole und Gleichnisse und kennt den Absender nicht. Der Träumer ist eine Brücke zwischen Schlafen und Wachen. Er ist die Brücke, die die beiden Ufer verbindet. Aber jeder für sich ist nur eine Hälfte, bis beide zusammen ein Ganzes ergeben.

Does the artist actually create his imagery or is his imagination in the end only a sort of magical reception apparatus, antenna and amplifier? The artist is the recipient of numerous messages, wisdoms, symbols and parables and does not know the sender. The dreamer is a bridge between sleeping and waking. He is the bridge connecting the two shores. But each by itself is only a half, until both together make a whole.

INNENWELT/AUSSENWELT - INNER WORLD/OUTER WORLD
TRAUM DER UNERLÖSTEN - DREAM OF THE UNREDEEMED

NACH DER FLUT - AFTER THE FLOOD

besuchen sie die Webseiten der Künstler - visit the websites of the artists:


INFELD HAUS DER KULTUR

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Another one bites the Dust

I have not checked lately about some of the art sites I joined, but until just now, there was a link listed here on my Blogger to a site ZEIGDEINEKUST: it does not exist anymore, except for some remnants that make no sense - see it here: http://www.zeigdeinekunst.de/ ◄ but careful, it may not be safe, so check it out in safe mode. I find it sort of goofy that they actually maintain a domain like this with bad web pages.

Checking the Internet Archive for my particular page, I found this: https://web.archive.org/web/20130821093647/https://www.zeigdeinekunst.de/zdk-portal/userProfile/show/6830


​DEEP DREAM AND GIF CREATOR

Please Note:
I had dealt with this subject before  but a recent conversation on Steemit made me dig up some old post there:

👁‍🗨DEEP DREAM - GIF Generator and Deep Dream Video
I am using some from that post, and also from my Website Page DEEP DREAM and Blog DEEP DREAM AND GIF CREATOR. So here is a summary of it all, with some updates and new images created.

As if I had nothing else to do -some time ago I was surfing the net and found these sites where you can create great stuff with your photos. Deep Dream I had used before, when it was in beta, but now you have to sign up/sign in. It is free, and there are many more effects to chose from now.

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below is the original image from Hawaii
on the right is another more sophisticated Deep Dream portrait, 
using one of my own paintings as a filter.


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Of late I had made use of the Deep Dream Generator quite often. It is almost addictive, once you get started. I had been trying it when it first was introduced. At that time, it was a simple site with basically one Deep Dream style. I think I found the site via an article like this: Google robots dream up crazy psychedelic pictures using 'inceptionism' AI neural networks. Trying it out, I was hooked! For a time after that, I was not using the site and found when accessing it again, you had to create a account and log in. It is still free to use, but vastly improved since its early days several years ago. Because now, in addition to pre-set styles, you can upload your own styles as well.

SOME EXAMPLES OF DEEP DREAM Images I created
to see them all, check my DEEP DREAM SITE.


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And here it is - the ULTIMATE DEEP DREAM FREAK SELFIE


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I blogged about this, as well as a GIF Creator Program in September 2016:
DEEP DREAM AND GIF CREATOR.
At that time, I had combined photoshop images of my portrait with Deep Dream and created a GIF using this
GIF GENERATOR WEBSITE



Making animated GIF images is a little complicated in Photoshop, so when I was looking for a tutorial, I found this website where it is easy to create animated GIF: all you have to do is upload your images, select the parameters and voila, done! This one here is also my first test, using images I had on hand (some of which were photo-shopped, some previously created in Deep Dream).

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eventually, I put together many different Deep Dream images of a close-up of my eye and created this

VIDEO - ARTISTS EYE



👀

But there are other sites where you can create fun GIF images to use as Avatars, for example.


I sorted through these sites and found the best AVATAR site, such as the NEWTON CRADLE which I had used for a while now as a funny closing pic on my Steemit and WeKu blogs.


Using the same image,
a more subtle "Starry Eyes"
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the possibilities are almost endless - and playing with it can indeed become addictive!
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....... and this makes me wink at you:
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Are you ready for more crazy stuff?

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here is another video, where I went totally off the rails and got extremely silly - at the end, it uses progressions of a Deep Dream.

Warning: Mindbogglingly stupid content!

OTTO FREAK

the distortion effects are from a app on my computer called Cyberlink YouCam.


this is a ink drawing I cranked through Deep Dream with one of my own patterns (from a painting)

This concludes this installment of my infrequent blogs, I hope you enjoyed it and the provided links are useful to you. 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Project Weku Community : [Contest Announcement] The ''We Are WeKu'' Contest...

previously posted on Blogger:

Project Weku Community : [Contest Announcement] The ''We Are WeKu'' Contest...: Contest Announcement, The ''We Are WeKu'' Contest �� Support By @Kevin Dear Community, Project Weku Community ...

DETAILS - from the original source on WeKu:

[Contest Announcement] The ''We Are WeKu'' Contest 🧡 Support By @Kevin

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Dear Community,

We are so happy to see WeKu become a healthy platform. The WeKu official team supports this community with many different delegation projects and we all are thankful for this support. Many quality content creators and community members are earning handsome rewards from blogging like no other platform.
I have witnessed everything from almost the beginning and feel the positive improvement. Thank everyone who invested their time to support this community, we are finally able to see the result of our hard work.
WeKu platform is at its very beginning and has a to continue on a long improving process. This platform needs our support. Our LOVE for the community will be the key of success and WeKu needs us all.
Recently, WeKu has become more than just a platform for many of us. It has become a duty, a home and we want to see the success of WeKu.

No matter who we are, WeKu official team, moderators or users. We all played a big part in the success of this platform. All of us are like a small piece of a puzzle but when we put all those small puzzles together, we become something greater.

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“We Are WeKu” 🧡 The Contest

I would like to start my first contest. Please show your support to WeKu community and participate in this wonderful contest.

How to participate

  • Take a picture of yourself, your friends, your family or your beloved person, holding a sign with the words “We Are Weku” (Hand writing or printing)
  • Write a short description about what you can do to support WeKu community
  • Post on your WeKu blog ( use #united-weku #contest )
  • Share the post link on any social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.) or share the link on another Blockchain social platform
  • Comment on this announcement with your post link and the proof of your promotion on the other social media platform
Every user, community leader and moderator are welcome to take part in this contest.

The contest period

Monday 18.02.2019 until Thursday 21.02.2019 (only 4 days, please hurry up!)
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Your rewards

  1. The Whitelist curators: @Whitelist@siamcat , @saimegh@taifkhan@zahidsun@wekunewbies@friendsgroup and many other curators will support every participant with our curation
  2. The top 10 winners will receive some amazing rewards. 🤩 100% upvote from our WeKu CEO Kevin ( @kevin ) PLUS 🤩 100% upvote from Busters ( @wekubusters )

See you soon at the contest! ''We Are WeKU''

@siamcat 🧡
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You can join WeKu - just follow this referral link:
https://deals.weku.io/pick_account?referral=artofthemystic