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Rebeca Mendez (F)
Los Angeles, US
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Rebeca Mendez Design
UCLA, Design|Media Arts
Rebeca Mendez Art
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    Women in Art
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    FEAR and the senses
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    Who gets to go?
    rebecam’s projects
    Branding the Species
    Background: Voyager’s Interstellar record is a disk with encoded information that was attached to two space probes currently making their...

    Design Media Arts at UCLA
    In the 1970s space colonies were considered to be a viable alternative to a life restricted to planet Earth. The design of cylindrical space...
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    In "Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art," Jacquelynn Bass and Mary Jane Jacob see as the primary aim of their book is to elucidate the common ground between the creative mind, the perceiving mind and the meditative mind.

    They begin by studying the influence of Buddhism in American (United States, not the entire continent) culture and specifically in contemporary art-making.

    Works by the following artists are discussed in the book:

    Mariko Mori, Bill Viola, John Cage, Ernesto Pujol, Ann Hamilton, Duchamp, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Marina Abramovic, Sanford Biggers, Kimsooja, and Shang Huan among many others.

    On page 41, they write:

    "2. Humans as a part of humanity.
    ...Who has not been moved, perhaps life-changingly, by the visual images or narratives of other humans—even fictional ones? We don't particularly need a contemplative exercise to get in touch with the feelings of connectedness to other humans, do we?" ... As Vietnamese monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh writes:

    Look deeply: I arrive in every second...
    I am the frog swimming happily in the
    clear water of the pond,
    and I am also the grass-snake who,
    approaching in silence,
    feeds itself on the frog.
    I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones,
    my legs as thin as bamboo sticks,
    and I am the arms merchant, selling deadly
    weapons in Uganda...


    Bill Viola's work follows

    Ann Hamilton work:

    Kimsooja work:

    Mariko Mori work:

    Zhang Huan work:
    Fri, May 23, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: art, meditation, humans
    Sent to project: Design Media Arts at UCLA
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