Japanese Artist - Ryoji Ikeda
Visual Art Through Large Data.
Using the entire data set of a Honda Civic, Ikeda created an audiovisual composition on a three-screen projection where the car is broken down and transformed into a series of data visualizations and sound pieces—generative blueprints—where numbers and images cascade across the screens. “It’s like a human, the many organs in it, and that inspired me,” says Ikeda in the video when talking about the car.
#love #visual data
Posted on Tuesday, April 24th 2012
Reblogged from Christopher Kuehl
Artist Tom Sachs takes his SPACE PROGRAM to the next level with a four week mission to Mars that recasts the 55,000 square foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall as an immersive space odyssey with an installation of dynamic and meticulously crafted sculptures. Using his signature bricolage technique and simple materials that comprise the daily surrounds of his New York studio, Sachs engineers the component parts of the mission—exploratory vehicles, mission control, launch platforms, suiting stations, special effects, recreational amenities, and Mars landscape—exposing as much the process of their making as the complexities of the culture they reference.
At Park Avenue Armory, 16 May – 17 June 2012.
Posted on Wednesday, April 18th 2012
slips and shifts
Posted on Monday, April 9th 2012
Reblogged from Magnificent Ruin
Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, The Killing Machine, 2007
Partly inspired by Franz Kafka’s ‘In the Penal Colony’ and partly by the American system of capital punishment as well as the current political situation, the piece is an ironic approach to killing and torture machines. A moving megaphone speaker encircles an electric dental chair. The chair is covered in pink fun fur with leather straps and spikes. In the installation are two robotic arms that hover and move- sometimes like a ballet, and sometimes attacking the invisible prisoner in the chair with pneumonic pistons. A disco ball turns above the mechanism reflecting an array of coloured lights while a guitar hit by a robotic wand wails and a wall of old TV’s turns on and off creating an eerie glow. (video of installation)
Artists of the day: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller
This would make the greatest cover for Shepard’s Geography of a Horse Dreamer.
Posted on Tuesday, February 14th 2012
Reblogged from BlackBook
“BIG love NYC” is a 10-foot tall glowing heart sculpture consisting of 400 transparent, LED lit acrylic tubes. A collaboration between Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Times Square Alliance, Flatcut, Local Projects and Austrian company Zumtobel, the installation celebrate Valentine’s Day, utilizing the flow of people, air and touch to bring the heart to life.
The transparent tubes refract the lights of Times Square, creating a cluster of lights around the heart. The hovering heart will appears to pulsate as its tubes sway in the wind. When people touch a heart-shaped sensor, the heart glows brighter and beats faster as the energy from their hands is converted into more light. “The heart reflects what Times Square is made of: people and light,” states Bjarke Ingels. “The more people, the stronger the light.”
Via Domus | Photos by Ho Kyung Lee
Posted on Friday, February 10th 2012
‘L.O.V.E.’ by Maurizio Cattelan, 2010. Photograph by Zeno Zotti.
Posted on Tuesday, November 8th 2011
Reblogged from Wallpaper* magazine
Produci, consuma, crepa
Posted on Sunday, November 6th 2011
Reblogged from THINGS CAUGHT IN MICHÆL'S EYE
I’d rather be in the middle of a situation than over on one side either looking in or looking out. Surfaces seem to imply that what’s interesting is either in front of them or behind them.
Interiors are elusive. You can’t ever see an interior. Like eating an artichoke, you keep peeling away exteriors until there’s nothing left, looking for the essence of something. The interior is something you can only believe in, which holds all the parts together as a whole, you hope.
The line is a whole, an identity, for a particular place and time. I assume that this identity can be sensed by others.
Posted on Tuesday, September 27th 2011
Reblogged from Aileen Kwun