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A Field of Dried Grass Is Suspended from the Ceiling in 'French Exit' by Artist Tadao Cern

February 26, 2021

Grace Ebert

“French Exit,” (2020-2021). All images © Tadao Cern, shared with permission In Tadao Cern’s sweeping installation “French Exit,” a cloud of feathery grasses looms over the room. The immersive artwork juxtaposes the ephemeral, dried material with the viewers who stand underneath as it creates a soothing and introspective space to consider the notions of farewells, whether it be the close of a party or more profound experiences, like the end of a relationship or death. Cern tells Colossal that the title refers to the colloquialism about leaving a social gathering without saying goodbye. “This is something that I usually do…

 

 



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Floating Black Balloons Explore Contradictions in Artist Tadao Cern's Installations

June 24, 2020

Grace Ebert

All images © Tadao Cern, shared with permission Artist Tadao Cern often considers dualities and contradictions—lightness and heaviness, minimal and intricate, inanimate and lively. He channels these relational tensions into “BB,” installations featuring black balloons that float in parallel planes and incline in rows. “These boundaries are a result of our own mental rule-making, and at the end, we surround ourselves with many limitations,” the artist shared with Colossal. “(The) notion of contradictions is nothing more but a man-made concept…A feeling of nothingness and absence of all the ideas became the objective for me.” Based in Lithuania, Cern has brought…

 

 



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A Hilarious/Disturbing Video of People Being Blasted in the Face with Wind

June 14, 2012

Christopher Jobson

= Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern’s hilarious/disturbing photography project Blow Job was one of the most popular posts on Colossal for quite some time. If the photographs of individuals being blasted in the face with high-powered wind wasn’t enough for you, he’s followed up with this companion video which is every bit as awesome as the photos. Filmed by Spotas. (via vimeo)…

 

 



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Gale-Force Winds Directly to the Face

May 16, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Lithuanian photographer and artist Tadao Cern has been working on a series of hilarious portraits entitled, ahem, Blow Job, that depicts individuals enduring gale-force winds directly to the face. Say goodbye to the next 15 minutes, he’s taken 100 portraits so far. And if you liked these, here’s a similar series by Jonathan Robert Willis from last year. (via behance)…