By Cory Doctorow at 12:06 pm Mon, Feb 20, 2012
"Circuit Skull" is a prizewinning piece by Graham Rudge from the Yukon School of Visual Arts, entered in a Bank of Montreal competition.
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I hear by declare this Etchpunk.
[grumpy old man mode]
You’re probably going to hate me for saying this but… what exactly was so special here…?
If it would still work, then I’d say “Wow” but as it is it looks (to me) like quite a bland
Mosaic glued to a skull.. Out of motherboards or something.. A bit like this: http://lh6.ggpht.com/-cPrB6S-TRSc/SB5GZVjK5PI/AAAAAAAAAh4/QUYYnRF07es/computer_skull.JPG And like I said, bland, unlike this: http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/the-asus-motherboard-mona-lisa.html , Doesn’t look like there’s gone any thought in placing the shards on the mold other then “this fits here and this fits here”. Except for maybe the speaker-ear (like we didn’t see that one coming) and the thingy on it’s forehead (also incredibly original) .
I could go on but I guess I’m just disappointed the jury was so easily impressed.. I mean ..a skull.. really? http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2011/10/04/skull_made_from_utensils_nxjby.jpg [/grumpy old man mode]
If some of the circuits still worked, THAT would be cool.
Well, it’s better than Palo Alto’s damned circuit-board egg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_DNA
Despite fire and vandals, this insultingly-literal homage to the birthplace of silicon valley still rots in Lytton Plaza. Ugly as sin from the start (not to mention sharp), the FR-4 and epoxy is now yellowing from exposure. Or urine.
[/grumpy old man mode] I left my last one unterminated. It’s caused problems.
It has no cheekbones
This makes me so angry! last year I submitted a portfolio of work almost EXACTLY like this to the AP college board and I received a 3 out of 5 and this guy gets a fancy award!?!?!
(jazz hands) Art! (/jazz hands)
I’m seeing what you’re doing there.
(jazz hands) Busted! (/jazz hands)
That made me smile when I saw it this morning. Thank you.
I thought this post was about a Regretsy entry.
my cat would try to eat this
Wow, a bunch of crap glued to a plastic skull with no design or finesse or artistic anything. Awesome. 8^|
Nah, its crap, sorry. High school effort if that. Nothing personal to the artist, BTW: i do not condemn anyone on looking at one bit of their art.
Cannot fathom why this got on Boingboing.
Shoot I made something classier myself.. and it was classier cos i really did give myself a proper good dose of carcinogens using an angle grinder. Man, that circuit board stuff really stinks when it burns.
You know, the more i look at it, the more i think its really poorly made pisstakingly bad. However, its got a lot more going for it than the munga that wins thousands in the “sculpture” prizes in my town.
Do a google image search for “Batman Elektronik Berlin”. Ayse Batman does stuff like that for years now. Here’s an article about her and her brother: http://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/der-schrottomane/5831838.html (german).
Thank you for posting about Graham Rudge’s “Circuit Skull”. You can find out more about the unique foundation year visual arts program offered by the Yukon School of Visual Arts at http://www.yukonsova.ca.
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