Entitled “IRC Dance Movement” and mounted on the soundtrack “Signal the Captain” by Of Porcelain, this beautiful three-minute short movie about the movements of breakdancing collective Dutch Illusionary Rockaz is realized by Shueti.
SOFTlab has produced an installation at the Bridgegallery in the lower east side of Manhattan. The multi-colored, temporary structure consists of 5,000 uniquely shaped panels held together by binder clips, creating volumes branching tunnels throughout the gallery space.
This project was fully founded by the on-line community by creating an interesting project at the kickstarter website were they offered a small ownership of the installation by engraving your name or a message in exchange of a small donation so when the installation is eventually disassembled, they will be shipped to their respective donor’s home. You can check out a map of some of the contributors to this project here.
Imploring the very essence of a livable space for birds this time, the Spanish art group Luzinterruptus have come up with a vivacious installation called the Urban Nest .
It is a cosy series of lighting embellishments for scaffolding. Over 130 colored birds were placed in the yellow, plastic balls that were put in place to prevent accidents involving the scaffolding joints.
Tim Noble and Sue Webster are an incredible artistic duo based in England who have worked on a variety of related projects experimenting with trash and projected shadows.
Their notable pieces are made from piles of rubbish collected from London streets. A light is projected against the pile, and the shadow on the wall creates an entirely different image, typically one of the couple themselves: this is not at all apparent from looking directly at the pile.
In “Pixcell” series Kohei Nawa often exploit the tactile nature of surfaces. He covers the surfaces of objects with glass beads of various sizes. The outer layer suggests a molecular structure, and also references the pixel of the computer screen. The outer layer suggests a molecular structure, and also references the pixel of the computer screen. Fascinated by how we navigate objects in the virtual world via the internet, Nawa enters keywords into web search engines and creates sculptures based on the images that are returned, with his objects — such as taxidermied animals — sourced from online auction sites.
Clemence Joly focused her final degree project on the study of French meat, crocheting wool selected pieces of meat and sausages the most iconic, such as pig’s head, steak, roasts, sausage. Her project is called “The Wool Butchery” and you can view a gallery of eighteen images at the link.
JEFF NISHINAKA, paper sculptor, was born in Los Angeles and gained international recognition in the past fifteen years through his unique representational art forms in 3-Dimension. He pioneered paper sculpture in the US advertising, promotion, and publishing fields. Since then he has worked non-stop as the premiere paper sculptor in both commercial advertising, illustration, and fine art. Generally using Strathmore 2-ply and 3-ply kid finish papers (and sometimes using watercolor paper or handmade papers), he tears and cuts the paper into three-dimensional sculptures to which he applies color with an arsenal of techniques.
Commissioned by Corona’s Save the Beach campaign for World Environment Day, this pop-up rubbish hotel in Rome was created by German artist HA Schult to highlight the importance of preserving Europe’s beaches. And it’s built almost entirely from rubbish collected from the sands of our wonderful continent.
The Save the Beach campaign is inviting people across Europe to report and nominate endangered beaches throughout the summer, by visiting www.coronasavethebeach.org. The winning beach will be recovered and cleaned later this year by brewing company Corona. Last year, website users chose the Italian beach in Capocotta as the recipient of the Save the Beach clean up.
Recent recipient of an AJAP prize – a French distinction by the Cultural Ministry to promote young architects – Stephane Malka’s ambitious designs will be exhibited in La Cité de L’Architecture et du Patrimoine until September 5th. Malka has completed this design in an effort to unite the forsaken, the marginalised, refugees, demonstrators, dissenters, hippies, utopians, and the stateless of all kinds. He describes this conceptual design as ‘a colonisation of neglected public spaces by the participation of a non-specialised labour collective that elaborates on prefabricated and hijacked construction systems arguing ‘my methodology seeks to promote public participation as an act of resistance against urban restrictions.
Dutch artist Wieki Somers is using the ashes of dead people to create common household objects using a 3D industrial printer. The actual sculptures are made out of human remains and show that even in post-life you could become a bird or a toaster.
Artist Wieki Somers said the project demonstrates the fragility of life and questions our attachment to inanimate objects.
These highly-dynamic sculptures by visual artist Claire Morgan are captivating on so many different levels. Many of the animals in her artwork seem to evoke a potential for freedom and life’s poignant vulnerability. The relationship between movement and stillness is compelling in her installations, while the compositional patterns she creates form a beautiful rhythmic tone.
“Blake, What I Like” is a music video directed by Paul Bryan Sovnger that has been shooting in the subway of Paris made with an Olympus i-SPEED 3.