Artist Cornelia Konrads creates sculptures that blend with nature and defies gravity. She works with natural materials in a natural environment. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes.
This is the animation done by Globaïa for the short film ‘Welcome to the Anthropocene’ commissionned for the Planet Under Pressure conference.You will see all the Roads, air and ship routes On the Entire Planet. Watch it, it’s breath taking!
Within a human lifetime, the face of Earth has been transformed. Cities now dominate the landscape, and even if people disappeared tomorrow, cities would remain one of the Anthropocene’s most visible and enduring legacies.
In 1950, only 29% of people lived in cities. Today more than half do, and that proportion is expected to reach 70% by 2050. In 2008, the global urban population exceeded the number of people dwelling in the country for the first time in history. By 2025, there will be about 600 cities of a million people or more.
Recently, urban growth has shifted from Europe and South America to Asia and Africa. Asia’s urban population is growing faster than that anywhere else. It passed the billion mark in 1990, and is expected to reach 3.4 billion by 2025. In the next couple of decades, more than 275 million people are projected to move into India’s enormous city centres. In Africa, meanwhile, only 40% live in cities, but this is changing fast.
Historically, cities had to be sited near water and fertile land. Today, global distribution networks mean they can spring up all over the world, even where there are few natural resources.
This frenetic urban growth is a big cause of environmental change. It drives loss of agricultural land, changes in temperature and the loss of biodiversity. Cities consume two-thirds of the world’s total energy and account for more than 70% of all energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. But people living in cities often have low carbon emissions because of efficient public transport systems and the fact that people often live closer to their work.
NYC artist, Jordan Eagles, works solely with gallons upon gallons of blood obtained from a slaughterhouse. By manipulating the blood through heating, burning, aging, mixing with copper, adding foreign materials, and then encasing it in plexiglass and UV resin, Jordan is able to capture an array of organic designs.
It’s shaped like a caterpillar. It’s colored like a caterpillar. It even has what appear to be spines running along its back, a feature common in many species of caterpillars. But this is no caterpillar.
In fact this picture represents nine European Bee-eater scrammed together on a single branch. Their resemblance to the larval form of butterflies The photographer José Luis Rodríguez named the photograph Oruga de Plumas, which translates to “caterpillar of feathers.”
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At The Creators Project Technology and art came together this past weekend. Treachery of Sanctuary installation by Chris Milk is one of the standout works at Fort Mason.
At once beautifully serene and violently foreboding, the interactive work took visitors through three different experiences of flight. The series of 16-foot by 22-foot tall projections had visitors take center stage—transforming their shadows with a succession of Hitchcockian poetic gestures using motion-sensing Kinects. The first panel saw the shadow decompose into a flock of birds, the second had birds swooping down to tear the shadow apart in a scene straight out of Birds (and our worst nightmares), and the third transformed visitors into bird-like creatures with impressive-looking wings.
The Spain-based artist’s sculptural installation at Casa de America, Madrid depicts a cavalcade of books streaming out of the side of a building. The whirlwind of literature defies gravity and draws attention with its size.
Makoto Tojiki works hundreds of optical fibres and LED lights, exploring its use in installations, figurative sculptures, as well as kinetic pieces. “No Shadow” series is inspired by the interconnectedness of light and shadow and how they can be manipulated and controlled. Tojiki begins his creative process by breaking down the light and the shadow to capture the essence of their symbiosis resulting in fleeting images that are as ephemeral and enigmatic as shadow itself.
Song Map is a new litho print by Dorothy made up of song titles.From Highway to Hell to Penny Lane, Itchycoo Park to Heartbreak Hotel. And just like places in our own neighbourhood, some are really good and some are best avoided like the plague – remember Love House by Sam Fox?
For the real music geek there’s an A-Z key of all the songs featured on the map with the bands that sang them.
We are pleased to share images of the new edition of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec‘s exhibition album that is currently presented at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery in Weil am Rhein. For the first time, album features formal studies, freehand drawings and sketches that are originals.
Meet Maddie quickly become one of the most popular dogs on the internet. She stands on all kinds of things.
Theron Humphrey says;’Maddie standing on things is “a super serious project about dogs and physics.’ Read More…
Photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton shot this awesome video of pro snowboarder William Hughes riding the slopes of Tignes in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France wearing a suit made by John Spatcher.
Sutton, who has created work for the likes of Hermès, Burberry and The New York Times, spent three nights on a skidoo with his trusty Red Epic camera at temperatures of -25C to snap Hughes carving effortlessly through the deep snow, even enlisting his own father to help maintain the temperamental suit throughout the demanding shoot. “Filming in the suit was the most surreal thing I’ve done in 20 years of snowboarding,” says Hughes of the charged salopettes. “Luckily there was plenty of vin rouge to keep me warm, and Jacob’s enthusiasm kept everyone going through the cold nights.”
Exhibited at the Maison & Objet 2012 show, ‘I.Rain’ by Thierry Gaugain is poetic installation created to bring us an atmosphere of Chill light rain, like in a magical world.
In the video, the movement of a pair of drumsticks is recorded via motion sensors, and visualized in the form of an evanescent, arcing path. The format allows for kinetic patterns to emerge and fade away, evolving in three dimensions as the drummer’s performance unfolds.
Polish artist Odaibe created Portrait of the Ghost Drummer to explore the graphic qualities involved in playing on a drum kit. “Besides being a musician, a drummer when playing is unconsciously engaged in an elaborate choreography,” explains Odaibe. “The drum sticks are the extensions of drummer’s hands like a brush is an extension of the painter’s hand.”
When Manhattan Born created Furball spot their goal were to take an expressionless object and giving it personality. In the Computer Art tutorial they explain how to bring a shape or object to life and make it ‘dance’ to music. You’ll learn how to create an animation involving complex expressions and dynamics in Cinema 4D. These techniques are key to choreographing your object to the audio track.
We’ll also explore keyframe animation, lighting, colour schemes, editing in a 3D format and how to implement an efficient workflow. Ultimately, the goal is to hold a viewer’s attention through the movement of an object, without the use of dialogue. often, simple ideas are the best.
The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now. Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, serving as a giant white canvas.
The white room is gradually obliterated over the course of the exhibition, the space changing measurably with the passage of time as the dots accumulate as a result of thousands and thousands of collaborators.
Korean Do Ho Suh has created this large sculptural installation made of thousands of multicolored miniature plastic figures with their heads and arms turned skyward carrying a glass plate. The plastic figures are holding the weight of the individual visitor who steps onto the floor.They represent the diverse and anonymous masses of people who support and resist the symbolic floor.
London designer Paul Cocksedge completed a sculpture resembling pieces of paper caught in the breeze. Installed in the courtyard of a hotel in Lyon, the 25-meter long ‘Bourrasque’ sculpture was completed for the city’s annual Festival of Lights. Read More…
The work came about has part of an event sponsored by YouTube and TBWA Italy last month. They invited young motion graphics designers from around the world to create online ads for the top 100 brands in Italy for an event in Milan. Kim chose the pixel graphics aesthetic for two of the three briefs she was given.
Design the future of your brand with Youtube’ is the 2011/ 2012 advertising campaign for Youtube Europe. Youtube Europe asked to create pieces that represent Youtube Europe’s 100 biggest companies, and I’ve participated in the show in Milan, Italy, as a motion graphic designer. Each brand’s creative director chose one word to describe what they believed to be the future of their company. And I created pieces for IKEA, FASTWEB and ASPIRINA. For IKEA, the keyword was “Easy living” For FASTWEB, the keyword was “Innovation and simplicity” For ASPIRINA, the keyword was “Simplifying” backstage videos