Members of the Red Warriors, an antifascist gang in France, 1985. Red Warriors used violent force to remove Neo Nazi gangs from France and provide safe spaces for immigrants during the rise of white nationalism and an outbreak of violent crime against people of colour. They formed a squat called “L.U.S.I.N.E” and were consideredthe most effective gang to counter nazi violence, working to instill fear in their opposition.
This animation represents the entire data set (1,871 slices) of the male cadaver from the Visible Human Project. The animation was played fullscreen on a computer, which was moved around by an assistant while being photographed in a dark environment. The resulting images are long-exposure “light paintings” of the entire cadaver. Variations in the movement of the computer during each exposure created differences in the shape of the body throughout the series.
There is little information to be found online about mixed media artist Kuinexs. “Photodissolutions” describes the manner in which this artist creates his or her pieces. Kuinexs layers paint solvents on top of photographs, often allowing the painted image to extend beyond the photo itself. These gritty images are enhanced with the use of flesh-tone paints, hiding the original subject and leaving more to the imagination.
Greg Dunn’s captivating imagery is designed to be both stirring and educational. Inspired by early 20th century drawings of neurons in the brain, and traditional Japanese and Chinese ink drawings, Dunn’s paintings show an almost shocking contrast between pastel backgrounds and stunning black or white neuron-shaped skeins that splatter into the foreground with the urgency of captured lightning. Look again, and you may think you are looking at an underwater scene – neurons like octopi dancing together, or regions of the brain like blooming deep-sea clams or curling sea snails. The viewer may forget momentarily, while seized by the aesthetics, that these are artistic depictions of what happens in very tiny spaces of our own heads when we think, feel, and perceive. In this way, Dunn creates an ironic feedback connection with the viewer, where the viewer’s neurons fire while looking at adaptations of firing neurons.
Greg Dunn identifies as a visual artist, but his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania was in neuroscience. In his own words, he always attempts to, “walk a line between photorealism and interpretation” as he paints. Citing the brain as the most complicated object in the known universe, Dunn’s work is not necessarily an attempt to simplify the non-simplifiable, but an attempt to portray the beauty of the brain, and perhaps in doing so, making an understanding of neurons more accessible to a wider audience.