Inspired by the super moon on May 5th, LUNACY is a tribute to all things dark, mysterious, and other-worldly. Dream The End partnered with jewelry designer Bliss Lau on a special Limited Edition piece entitled "Ray of Moon" available exclusively for sale on DreamTheEnd.com, and photographer Kava Gorna, on the video introduction to the edition.
Annette Messager was born in Berck, France, in 1943. She has exhibited at The Hayward Gallery in London, the Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes in France, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany. She is represented by the Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris and currently lives in Malakoff, Paris.
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Anton Bragaglia was born in Frosinone, Lazio in 1890. A visionary of Italian Futurist photography and cinema, Bragaglia began his work in film and photography after working as an assistant director learning from directors Mario Caserini and Enrico Guazzoni. He opened his own art gallery, the Casa d'art Bragaglia, in 1918, which featured works by modernists such as Balla, Depero, De Chirico, Boccioni, Klimt and Kandinsky. He wrote several lectures and pamphlets regarding Futurism and opened his own theater company in 1922, directing over fifty productions. He passed away in Rome in 1960.
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Born in 1601, the "last Renaissance man", Anthanasius Kircher, was a 17th century German Jesuit scholar notable for his studies in the fields of Oriental studies, geology, and medicine. Kircher is considered a premodern root of postmodern thinking. He passed away in 1680.
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Auguste Garufi was born in 1961 in Utica, New York. After receiving his Bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University and his Masters from Purdue University, Garufi exhibited in Intra Ibi, Guthrie Contemporary, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, Guthrie Contemporary in Houston, TX, Creon Galllery in New York, the Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Museum of Art and Design in New York, and the Guthrie Contemporary in New Orleans. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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San Antonio, Texas based poet and graphic designer, Ben Judson is a contemporary American poet who graduated from St John's College. Judson's work has been published in limited edition books called "waves without sea", at the University of Texas Press, The Texas Observer, the San Antonio Express-News and in several gallery installations.
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Bette Burgoyne was born in Seattle in 1959. She moved to San Francisco to teach art after graduating from Cornish College of the Arts in 1986. She received her MFA at Mills College and has taught at several universities since. Burgoyne has had solo exhibitions at New Langton Arts, Southern Exposure, Mincher/Wilcox and Headlands Center for the Arts and group shows at "A Labor of Love" at the New Museum NYC and the touring exhibition "New World (Dis)Order" hosted by National Museum of Women in the Arts Washington DC. She currently lives and works in Seattle.
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Black Pus is the solo project of Rhode Island based Brian Chippendale. Born in 1973, Chippendale is best known as the drummer and vocalist for the bands Lightning Bolt and Mindflayer. His work in Black Pus includes the saxophone, keyboard, drums and vocals.
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Originally an industrial death metal band, Black Rain morphed into an electronic project of New York City based Stuart Argabright and Shinichi Shimokawa. Commissioned to create an original score for the Robert Longo film, Johnny Mnemonic, the duo's work didn't actually make the cut but later found its way onto an audiobook edition of William Bigson's Neuromancer and collected on an album. Black Rain is featured on the Blackest Ever Black label, through which was released the LP, Now I'm Just a Number: Soundtracks 1994-1995.
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Pen and ink illustrator Bryan Proteau is from San Francisco, California.
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Currently represented by Bipolart, Carlos Valencia is a self-taught artist with a background in graffiti. He was born in 1971 and grew up in California. He lives and works in New York City. His works have appeared at Nada Art Fair: Miami Beach and the New York Art Book Fair at MoMa PS-1, and most recently in exhibitions at the Art Directors Club and Picture Farm galleries in New York.
Caspar David Friedrich was born in 1774 in the town of Greifswald. He was a German Romantic landscape painter best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes. He began his studies in art as a youth. He studied in Copenhagen until 1798, before settling in Dresden. Friedrich’s work brought him renown early in his career. Nevertheless, his work fell from favour during his later years, and he died in obscurity in 1840. The early 20th century brought a renewed appreciation of his work, and in the late 1970s Friedrich regained his reputation as an icon of the German Romantic movement and a painter of international importance.
Christian Francois Bouche-Villeneuve was born in France on July 29, 1921. He was an enigmatic writer, photographer, filmmaker and multimedia artist who pioneered the flexible hybrid form known as the essay film. He worked and traveled under the pseudonym Chris Marker, because it was pronounceable in all languages. His films are shocking, innovative and often autobiographical. During a 1985 exhibition, the artist Gordon Matta-Clark took Marker on a tour of his work, which resulted in the creation of the film Matta. He is best known for his films concerning time and memory, "La Jetée" and "Sans Soleil". "La Jetée"(1962) was the basis of the 1995 Hollywood movie "12 Monkeys" starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. Mr. Marker continued traveling and producing well into his 80's. Little is known about the artist due to his refusal to take interviews or be photographed, inspiring an elusive character that is furthered by his work. He died July 29, 2012 at 91 years old.
Born in 1925, Daphne Oram was a British electronic musician and composer. Creator of the "Oramics" technique in electronic sound, Oram was educated at the Sherborne School for Girls and was offered a place at the Royal College of Music in 1942. Instead of attending, the talent took at position as a sound engineer and music balancer at the BBC. During this time she began experimenting with synthetic sounds and tape recorders in addition to composing music. Her electronic compositions won her acclaim for play soundtracks and she soon installed her own studio, Oramics Studios for Electronic Composition in Tower Folly. She was awarded a grant from the Gulbenkian Foundation to support her developments in the "Oramics" sound technique. She passed away in 2003.
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David Benjamin Sherry was born in Woodstock and lives and works in New York. He has had solo exhibits in Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Schlechtriem Brothers, Berlin, and OHWOW, Los Angeles. He will have a solo show at Salon 94 Freemans from May 18th, 2012 to June 16.
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Artist and designer Giuseppe Randazzo was born in Turin, Italy. His work aims to breach the division between art and science, by means of his self developed optimal packing algorithm over a surface. His virtual stones in Stone Fields were created by several fractal subdivision strategies and the density and size of the stones were driven by a mix of attractors and scalar fields in a C++ console application code.
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Part time professor at the Université du Québec a Chicoutimi, Guy Laramee was born in Montreal in 1957. After attending Concordia University for his BFA and MA, as well as receiving an MA in VIsual arts from UQAM, Laramee's sculpture work exhibited widely in Canada and the United States. His work is in permanent collections at the Collection Allan Chasanoff in New York and the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec, among many others.
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Joel Peter Witkin is an American photographer born on September 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York. Witkin's work draws heavy influences from artists like Picasso, Balthus, Goya, Velasquez, and Miro. In 2000, Witkins received an Ordre des Arts des Lettres by the French government and the Augustus Saint Gardens Medal from The Cooper Union School of Art in 1996. Many of Witkin's photographs are a part of the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
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Kansuke Yamamoto was an influential Japanese photographer and poet, born in Nagoya, Japan in 1914. He attended both the Nagoya Second Commercial School and Meiji University. It is cited that Yamamoto may have encountered surrealism and dadaism through the magazine "chine". Yamamato's work has been exhibited all throughout Japan and the rest of the world., including Konica Gallery in Tokyo and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He passed away in 1987.
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Illustrator and Graphic Designer Kilian Eng was born in 1982 in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2010 Eng graduated from Konstfack, University of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. Eng has done work for clients such as Miami Horror, Tesla Boy, and Acne Production. He is currently experimenting with animation as story telling.
Max Capacity is a Santa Cruz based artist who is known for his instinctive and primal approach to digital material. Many of his GIFs and videos, whether commissioned or personal, feature samples from VHS tapes and typical 80s iconography. His visuals can be found on Flickr, and he has over 270 videos on Youtube and Vimeo pages.
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The British surrealist comedy group, Monty Python, were Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Together they created the television series, "Monty Python's Flying Circus", which first aired on the BBC on October 5, 1969.
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Muga Miyahara is a Japanese photographer born in Tokyo, Japan in 1971. She studied at the College of Visual Arts and Kuwasawa Design School. Miyahara has exhibited throughout Japan and Europe, in particular CPF gallery in Tokyo, Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan, and the Micheko Galerie in Munich. She continues to live and work in Japan.
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Raised in Maryland, NIcholas Alan Cope is a photographer who graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 2004. The young artist has worked for numerous commercial and editorial clients and his solo work has been featured in Interview Magazine and Conveyor, among others. He received the Communication Arts Photo Annual Award in 2011 and was selected for PDN's 30 in the same year.
One of the major English Romantic poets, Percy Bysshe Shelley was born in 1792 in Sussex, England. He attended Oxford University, where he began publishing his work. He was expelled from Oxford in 1811 due to the publication of a pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism. His mainstream following did not begin until long after his death in 1822, before his 30th birthday, due to his political radicalism.
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Semiconductor is comprised of UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Their video work features astrological and geographical phenomena and has received recognition from Gulbenkian Galapagos, Smithsonian Artists Research and the NASA Space Sciences. Their work is part of several international public collections and has been exhibited globally including Venice Bienniale, The Royal Academy, Hirshhorn Museum, BBC, ICA and the Exploratorium.
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Shogun Kunitoki is a band from Helsinki, Finland. Their debut album “Tasankokaiku” was released in 2006. Their second album “Vinonaamakasio” was released in 2009 on Fonal Records.
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The German artist, Stephan Guggisberg's oil works have been featured at the Gallery Parrotta Cotempory Art gallery. Having studied under the painter Neo Rauch at the Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany, Guggisberg has exhibited across Europe.
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Born in 1974 in Brussels, Belgium, Stephan Balleux is a painter and visual artist. Balleux’s work is held in collections including Ixelles Museum, Brussels and numerous private collections. He holds a master from the HISK, Belgium, and has lectured at Tellic Art Exchange, L.A., and at the Brussels's University. Balleux is represented by Think.21 gallery, Brussels. He currently lives and works in Berlin.
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Born in 1932, poet, novelist and short story writer, Sylvia Plath is a renowned American writer. She was born in Boston and attended Smith College and Newnham College. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956. Following a lifelong struggle with depression, she committed suicide in 1963. Her confessional poetry won a Pulitzer Prize in 1982.
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The British astronomer and chemist, famous for his revolutionary work in astronomical photography, Warren De la Rue was born January 18, 1815 in Guernsey, UK. Educated in Paris, the scholar is famous for his pioneering work in the application of the art of photography to the field of astronomical research. He received many awards during his lifetime, including the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1862 and the Royal Medal from the Royal Society in 1864. He passed away in 1889.
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Fantasy artist, Beksiński, was a Polish painter, photographer and sculptor born in 1929. Born in the southern town of Sanok, Poland, Beksiński studied architecture in Krakow. After working as a construction site supervisor, his interest in artistic endeavors grew. His first exhibition in Warsow in 1964 brought major success that continued the rest of his lifetime. He was murdered in the spring of 2005, after which his hometown dedicated a museum to the artist.
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Known by his stage name, machinedrum, Travis Stewart was born in the early 1980s in Eden, North Carolina. The electronic muscision helped launch Merck Records and owns the New York-based Normrex Records. Stewert goes by several aliases, such as Syndrone and Sepalcure, the latter under which he recorded a song for the 2010 film Black Swan.
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