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This is an excerpt from a performance made in part to demonstrate the effect of noise pollution from opencast mining and in part to demonstrate the art heritage of the Vevring community which is about to be destroyed by the mining project (www.bygdasframtid.com). The instruments are part of "Desibel", an exhibit made for the 30th anniversary of the Vevring Art Exhibition (www.vevringutstillinga.no), created by Geir Hjetland. The composition is by Maia Ratkje.
On my I-wish-I'll-see-this-list for the summer: Leviathan by Anish Kap oor in Grand Palais, Paris. This enormous space made from inflated PVC is dedicated to missing artist Ai Wei Wei. Kapoor calls for a worldwide day of action where museums and galleries close for one day in sympathy with Wei Wei.
Canadian artist Nathan Brown makes these really elaborate art pieces, among which are some very delicate rice paper vests. He seems to be inspired by all kinds of folk art, yet he still manages to give his own swing to things. Make sure to check out his blog: http://nathanalexisbrown.blogspot.com
This is a classic!
I was sure that it was already posted on the blog, but I can seem to find it anymore. So here it is, the www.9-eyes.com project. Last weekend I was on the Amsterdam Art Book Fair and saw the publication Jon Rafman made about it. It shows images found on Google Maps. But they are quite bizarre. Cars off the road in a creek. An alien ;). Houses on fire. People lying in the trunk of a car. People walking with guns. Check out the website and be amazed.
(check the similar "images found on Google Maps, the Bridges project on this blog here)
This is the new version of 'Skryf'. An interactive mobile device which writes letters (word/sentences) with sand. Dutch artist Gijs van Bon made it and during special events people can say what they want to write down on the ground with the sand. The machine protects the letters when it's making it. But when it continues its ride to write on the letters will become less readable when the wind blows the sand gently away.
I think it's a brilliant device; a good way of interaction and showing how fragile everything is.
Two things you must see from Jamie Wieck: one is this poster 'The Joy of Cycling' he made for a pitch (didn't win, but it is an excellent and very funny poster). Second thing is 'The 50 things every design student must know'. But it's also worthwhile for the creative professional among us to read this so you'll never forget the things you learned so far.
The very pretty portfolio of Namik Schwartz.
Consume Consume is a blog (tumblr to be specific), with loads of interesting, inspiring or just plain stupid photographs.
Sander Plug is a Dutch product/graphic designer who puts a bit of humour in his design.
Lovely work, take a look. If you have paid attention at the upcoming news, you'd see an overlay in his work, and the upcoming issue of OK Periodicals. ;)
Cancer seems to be cured, but no-one noticed. Why?
When the O.K. Festival exhibition was finished we didn't quite know what to do with all the polystyrene packaging pieces which were used to showcase all the magazines. Maybe we should have heard of Michael A. Salter back than and donate everything to him, so he could make an amazing artwork from it!
Have a look what he does with leftover packaging!
Located in Barcelona’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeon loft. Christian (a Barcelona-based photographer) says its design was inspired by the space-saving furniture aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of a small Japanese home. ~ via monkeedesign
Maybe you've seen it already, but this is one of the really nice projects by Clement Valla. He searched on Google Maps for bridges and found these beautiful glitches. Landscapes with bridges that disappear half the way or transform in impossible shapes. Have a look at the Bridges project or his website for other projects such as the Seed drawings.
Artist's statement: My work focuses on socio-technical systems that raise a number of interesting questions about authorship and human/computer relationships. I explore digital technologies that are not simply new tools to create and distribute copies of things but that also enable new social relationships through which people produce multiples. I treat existing artifacts, existing site conditions, market relationships, or networked and collaborative systems as programmable systems, using simple algorithmic methods: copying, repetition, iteration. When my programs run their course, inherent contradictions and absurd situations result from the very structure of the system itself, producing unfamiliar artifacts and juxtapositions. Like an anamorphic projection, my programs produce distortions that reveal their own underlying logic, but also point to the system as it functions when we fail to notice it- when it works conventionally.
Only a few days ago a had a nice conversation with Sandijs Ruluks a Graphic Designer from Latvia a nice guy and he promised to send me his portfolio website. He did...with this as result. Great work combined on one website all from one guy I really love it.
His website is:
P.s. He also has developed a nice website to build websites with. It's a bit like inexhibit but worth trying out: http://www.berta.lv
Ron Mandos Amsterdam is excited to announce the latest solo exhibition of Levi van Veluw.We warmly welcome you to join us at the opening reception of this eagerly anticipated show on Saturday the 21st of May from 5 to 7 pm, at which the artist
will be present.
Levi van Veluw will showcase new work from a series of new installations, photographs and videos in which he draws from his own childhood memories to thematically and narratively develop his own brand of self-portraiture.
The artist has created 3 “rooms” covered with more then 30.000 wooden blocks, balls and slats respectively. Each “room” is executed as a life-size installation (4m x 2.5m x 2.5m) and will be presented at the gallery together with photographs and videos.
Portrayed in one piece is a desk, a table lamp, a bookcase. The edge of the table is burned by Levi van Veluw as he had an obsession for fire. All of these objects including every inch of the floor, walls and ceiling is covered in the same material: 14.000 16 cm2 dark brown wooden blocks. The blocks are made by the artist and glued on the wall one by one. The works suggest a narrative world behind the abstract portraits.
And there it is...our new website. In 2007 our magazine O.K. Periodicals was launched because of the big succes of the O.K. Blog ....but after a few years we noticed that the O.K. Blog and O.K. Periodicals where growing apart. Now we combined the two. O.K. Periodicals is the overall name which we devide in the magazine (the old O.K. Periodicals) and I Wish I'd Made That (the old O.K. Blog). With new editors and new features we are going to make a new an fresh start.
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In 1993, a convicted murderer was executed. His body was given to science, segmented, and photographed for research. Croix and Frank used that footage to create these 7 photographs. An animation of the 1871 slices was played fullscreen on a computer, which was moved around by an assistant while being photographed in a dark environment. The resulting images are long-exposure Ã¢â‚¬Å“light paintingsÃ¢â‚¬Â¯ of the entire cadaver. Stunning work! Prints are for sale for $700 and all proceeds benefit Amnesty International. ~ via todayandtomorrow
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