Drafts of Nelson Garrido´s work censored by Flickr

The Autumn Cover of Fuel Magazine features the work of Nelson Garrido, one of the most important Venezuelan contemporary photographers, whose drafts for his most recent body of work Como enseñarle arte a una liebre muerta (Homenaje a Joseph Beuys) – How to teach art to a dead hare (tribute to Joseph Beuys) were erased from Flickr.

The Autumn Cover of Fuel Magazine features the work of Nelson Garrido, one of the most important Venezuelan contemporary photographers, whose drafts for his most recent body of work Como enseñarle arte a una liebre muerta (Homenaje a Joseph Beuys) – How to teach art to a dead hare (tribute to Joseph Beuys) were erased from Flickr.

It is amazing the way censorship works. Sometimes and under certain circumstances a boop, a cock or a nipple become the center of discussion and moral debate for institutions, media and the government. Our own body becomes a bizarre image when presented naked, aroused or enjoying sexual pleasure. But censorship does not work that fast and intensely when images of war, exploitation, brutality, cruelty or pain are featured to scare audiences or keep them ¨educated¨.

Art and popular culture both produce images we consume and stay in our minds, different purposes and narratives make a huge difference between a  contemporary work of art and a work of  commercial photography, both can feature nipples, boops, cocks or blood, but the text underneath and who they serve, make the big difference.

Next censorship could go to hate speech, racism, sexism, gender violence, corporate greed, religious fanaticism, state terrorism or the morning news, maybe then the joy of our own bodies will become a liberating and growing experience for all.

cover fall 2010

the look of garrido´s profile on flickr

You can enjoy Nelson Garrido´s Art at http://portafolio.nelsongarrido.com/

Get free FUEL MAGAZINE at http://www.flickr.com/groups/fuelmagazine/pool/show/

The 2010 Summer Cover of Fuel Magazine is Damaged

DAMAGED BY Richard Brooks is the body of work we have chosen this summer to be featured as the cover of FUEL. His worked seemed clean direct and had this kind of tragic beauty that caught our eye.

DAMAGED by Richard Brooks, is the body of work we have chosen this summer to be featured as the cover of FUEL. His images seemed clean, direct and had this kind of tragic beauty that caught our eye.

Richard says: ¨I used dolls to represent victims of people trafficking. The dolls are resin based and, like the people they represent, fragile. The full series starts with a set of black and white portraits that speak of the ideali…sed image of the person who is then damaged by being trafficked.I chose a map as a device to address the issue of people trafficking, influenced by a couple of Guardian articles – a 2008 article included the key phrase “down your street” and a 2009 article included “across small towns and large cities”. The repetition of the map and the smaller images is indicative of the recurring nature of the problem of human trafficking. I was shocked to discover that there are currently more people enslaved by people trafficking than at the height of the transatlantic slave trade.The colour portraits, represent the damaged individuals.The prints are deliberately in glossy, reflective laminate. This was chosen so that the work interacts with the viewer, with the viewer glimpsing something of their own reflection. This added another layer to the work that speaks of our shared culpability in the suffering caused by people trafficking.

Other contributors participating in the summer issue of FUEL are:

Ingri Haraldsen, Claudio Parentela, Alvaro Sendra, Gracie Weinrib, Lavv Photography, Kara Seaman, Whathetreesee, Volathevist, John Broadley, What Surreally Matters, Studio Zlamal and Levi Miller.

Click and enjoy at
http://www.flickr.com/groups/fuelmagazine/
http://www.rwbfineartphotography.com/Damaged.html

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FUEL MAGAZINE : The Power of Arts 2010

Five months ago and after being tired of reading and watching printed and online visual magazines, where the hands and thoughts of an editor clearly state a line of thinking, we decided to create a space where artists themselves could be the actual editors and think for themselves what to publish as a personal decision and as an act of sharing.

The content would reveal what the real art world is today, what the real artists want the readers to see and read and what is done when participation is open. As a collective construction FUEL MAGAZINE has reached today 365 contributions from 60 photographers, artists, illustrators, designers, painters etc.

The nicest thing about FUEL is that it is entirely made by participation, those who put their works in our pages, choose carefully what to offer to themselves and to our readers.Completely visual, FUEL is being constructed by all of us and let us know more about what the real art world is today, than any other specialized magazine online.

Come and participate, think well before adding your content, and then give us all and give yourself the best that you got.check out the current content, grab a cup of tea, enjoy and take you time to think about these images at

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Una nueva mirada, amplia y muy frugal

Proponemos ampliar la mirada de quienes como nosotros quieren atreverse con proyectos nuevos y exigentes.

A partir del 2009, en Algo Bueno Studio hemos buscado ampliar la mirada hacia nuestros clientes y proyectos abriendo la puerta a nuevos retos y colaboraciones.

Hablando mucho cada día nos hemos dado cuenta que la creatividad no ha de tener límite y que abordar nuevas experiencias y encargos nos plantea retos que hasta el momento han sido super nutritivos.

Nuestra primera experiencia nueva fue la concepción de páginas web ágiles y rápidas de producir para Sitges Royal Rooms y Secot para las cuales miembros del BTC colaboraron con creatividad y alegría. Abrimos la puerta a los eventos de broadbar, creamos la red de emprendedores online EBCN con base en nuestra colaboración con Barcelona Activa y nos lanzamos a crear Videopolis como muestra de video urbano viajero. El Postgrado de coolhunting ha terminado con éxito su primera edición y Amor Universal está apunto de florecer.

Al finalizar 2009 vino la concepción de la presencia en Forest Day 3 del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Colombia , un proyecto complejo desarrollado en tiempo record y producido desde su concepto hasta su montaje final y del cual se pueden ver detalles en nuestro wall. En Julio haremos la producción de una videoinstalación y un concierto en HKW en Berlin.

Un libro, una película, un programa radial o un megaevento…otra campaña, no lo sabemos. Creemos que hemos aprendido a verlo todo frugalmente y aprovechar nuestros recursos al máximo.

Proponemos ampliar la mirada de quienes como nosotros quieren atreverse con proyectos nuevos y exigentes. Siempre esperamos nuestro próximo reto con emoción y estamos abiertos a lo desconocido, nuevo y complejo, ojalá en colaboración con nuevos amigos o en red con diferentes paises.

Historias Urbanas Viajeras

traveling video festival featuring urban stories from cities around the globe.

Las historias que producen las ciudades reflejan los valores y formas de pensar de la cultura en la que se generan. Representan valores en constante cambio, que eventualmente conectan o se contradicen, en una época de cuestionamiento y constante revisión.

Videopolis recorre las ciudades a través de las historias de sus creadores y su manera de ver y vivir la cotidianidad, la política, el amor, las reivindicaciones, la sexualidad, la espiritualidad y las relaciones interpersonales.

La vida en cada ciudad, hace que sus narradores expongan temas y discursos que allí se hacen relevantes y vigentes, cuando en otras latitudes no se repara en ellos o constituyen un tema tabú y esa es la escencia de Videopolis, ver desde afuera temas que vivimos adentro.

Con un ánimo reflexivo e integrador, Videopolis ofrece formas de ver la vida que cada espectador toma e interpreta dese su propia realidad. En cada ciudad que visita, Videopolis recoge nuevas historias y puntos de vista que ayudan a nutrir este catálogo de experiencias e identidades que dialogarán en su siguiente parada con nuevos espectadores

En 2010, Videopolis presentará historias procedentes de Barcelona, Miami, México DF, Caracas, París, Londres, Girona, New York, Cali, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Sabadell, Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Tampa y Medellin.

Incorporará en su recorrido nuevas narraciones procedentes de Helsinki, Berlín y Londres en el primer trimestre del año y está abierta a presentar e incl nuevas propuestas en ciudades Europeas y Americanas.

Videpolis es una muestra itinerante audiovisual, que presenta impresiones sobre la vida urbana en diferente ciudades alrededor del mundo a públicos en otras ciudades y latitudes. Videopolis establece diálogos entre personas y culturas, contrasta opiniones y fomenta la conversación sobre nuevos temas en cada ciudad que visita.

Barcelona se hace eje de Videopolis a partir de 2010 y desde allí viajará a diferentes ciudades de América y Europa, para establecer conexiones entre historias locales y foráneas a través de historias de vida en vídeo.

para mas informacion sobre videopolis puedes visitar

http://www.vimeo.com/groups/videopolis

http://www.youtube.com/user/Videopolis2010

http://www.algobueno.eu

Communication Skills for the Deaf and Functionally Diverse

ASU (Artistas Sordos Unidos) United Deaf Artists from Catalonia (Spain), have asked us to design a program on Social and Professional Communication skills specially designed to provide deaf people with tools to socialize and make their professional growth easier.

Communication Skills for the Deaf and Functionally Diverse
Communication Skills for the Deaf and Functionally Diverse

ASU (Artistas Sordos Unidos) United Deaf Artists from Catalonia (Spain), have asked us to design a program on Social and Professional Communication skills specially designed to provide deaf people with tools to socialize and make their professional growth easier.

The interaction between the deaf community and the hearing community in most countries is determined by the approach each community has on each other and the bridges that can be built to bring both groups closer.

Even when we can hear and talk, our communication levels with Functionally Diverse groups ( blind, deaf, mute, etc) is very limited. When communication codes change and new languages appear social groups tend to separate instead of learning new codes to interact. As a majority, the hearing community does not really make the effort to establish links with non-hearing non-seeing members of society.

So minorities usually make this effort and develop a kind of bilingualism (lip reading + sign language) to be able to participate in societies not ready for the Functionally Diverse.

The program Algo Bueno has designed for ASU considers both sides: the understanding of hearing peoples codes and points of view, the limitations of hearing people to learn new codes and the enhancement of communication true visual and written codes and tools.

internet for example becomes a great place for professional and social development of non-hearing + hearing interaction since there we are strongly visual + text oriented.

This and more is being discussed and built at these workshops in Barcelona lectured by Daniela Violi a member of our Creative Talent Bank.

Retrovisor eco-electronica joins our Talent Bank

retroVISOR is a musical project that blends rock, electronic rhythms, Latin beats and elements from Colombian music. One of the main interests is the support of Visuals that create an atmosphere, so the music is not only heard but also seen. http://www.algobueno.eu

The New Hot Band in Latinamerica joins our Talent Bank

A fantastic mixture between electronica, folk, native and pop will make us dance, think, sing and wander. highly recommended for your ipod. retroVISOR is a musical project that blends rock, electronic rhythms, Latin beats and elements from Colombian music. One of the main interests is the support of Visuals that create an atmosphere, so the music is not only heard but also seen as in live cinema.

Formed in Bogotá during 2004, retroVISOR is integrated by musicians and artists who have been working the fields of academic music, jazz, world music and Visual Arts.

Social and environmental consciousness, a reflection on the role of technology in our lives and the contrast between the old and the new are among the themes that inspire their work.

Their first work, Amazonas S.O.S., has was released in April 2007 as an independent self produced work. The single that names the Album Amazonas S.O.S reached the top 5 on independent radio stations, Gaitan has also been featured in Top Ten charts.

Rolling Stone Magazine, voted Amazonas S.O.S as one of the ten Colombian records of the year. retroVISOR received a nomination for the Shock Awards 2007 as Best New Alternative Artist. Booking and Toura are available from Algo Bueno Cultural Management

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