Woops, should have put a comma between “Sky Ferreira” and “Naked” up there, but since you’re already here, let’s talk. Earlier this week Hyperallergic and Tumblr announced that they will be presenting “The World’s First Tumblr Art Symposium,” described as “part discussion and part exhibition, explor[ing] the fast evolving artistic landscape of Tumblr.”
Why is Tumblr a medium that is increasingly being used by artists? What does Tumblr contribute to the creative process? These and many other questions will be explored during the March 9 evening conference that invites artists, writers, curators, art enthusiasts, and others to discuss the wondrous world of art on Tumblr.
You can read all about the paradigm shifts and aesthetics of one thing or another over there, but I think everyone involved could probably save a lot of time by just setting up a screen on the side of a Tumblr-y looking brick building and showing this new video, “Wait,” from DIIV, and calling it a day.
What is the Tumblr aesthetic? It’s all on display here in the video:
Remembering the ’90s
Naked women remembering the ’90s
Over exposed pubic hair
Fish eye kaleidoscope
Washed out rainbows, beaches, city skylines, framing a street shot with building brackets, bridges, fire escapes
Sky Ferreria bed head
Eye ball closeups
Waist-high skirt, no shirt
Hot gay dudes making out
Driving on a bridge underneath, like, some clouds
What if reverb looked like something, what would it look like?
The sun, always the fucking sun doing things
Simulacrum of a misremembered day dream
Think that about covers it. What time do you guys need me to show up for my lecture?