Thursday

Tony Orrico - The Human Spirograph

I don't remember how long ago it was that I did a post on artist/dancer, Tony Orrico, but since that time he's been a busy guy, giving drawing performances of up to four hours and producing some amazing pieces. Check out the videos at the link. This guy gives new meaning to the word ambidextrous.

via NotCot

8 comments:

  1. All due respect, but I find this artistically valueless. The finished pieces are ugly and uninteresting and his "performances" are similarly pointless.

    -AJ

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  2. AJ,

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.

    Paul

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  3. Does this remind anyone else of Julianne Moore's artistry in "The Big Lebowski," or is it just me?

    ~Honeybee Harris

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  4. Hey commenters, cut the guy some slack. What did you accomplish today?

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  5. I'm not even going to approach the A word here with this one, but I did have some thoughts while viewing these images and videos. First, they appeal to me aesthetically. That's a matter of personal taste of course and cannot be argued for or against. Secondly, it occurred to me that many non-human-related things that we find beautiful have no "meaning". We simply either find them to be attractive or we do not. I think of his works as approaching those types of things because his works are a result of his physical patterns and aren't intended to have meaning (in my opinion). You either respond to them or you do not. By allowing others to be present as the work is being created, he's linking them to the experience and the finished piece in a way that seems to surprisingly intimate. Reminds me of Yves Klein, but less shocking, less intentionally provocative, more serious.

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  6. Also unimpressed. And for the record--I accomplish a lot on most days, including artistically. I've never gotten an article, nor bitched about the fact. This guy scribbles for hours and creates something ugly, and gets an article. I'd rather watch someone on ecstasy trip for 4 hours with a box of crayons, to be honest.

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  7. Also--this is a talent shared by many dyslexic people. I'd also prefer to watch him write sentences backwards and forwards at the same time, instead of scribbled nonsense--but hey, to each his own.

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  8. Your voices have been heard. Who knew this would raise the ire of the masses?

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