7 01 2013

This young artist has discovered some interesting things. This animation of a house is one of them.

I am really into this gif thing in the last time, they are just so much better than just pictures, like a mix between picture and film, how awesome is that? So this project is made by INSA and Stanley Downwood. To be honest: I looked at the other works of them alone and I didn’t like them because it is so simple and stupid so I’m surprised that I like the project they did together. But as this is the case I wanted to show it to you guys, so here it is:

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Laurent Chehere

19 09 2012

Laurent Chehere has created this wonderful series called flying houses. It is both amusing and intriguing. It suggests the impossible. But makes it look ordinary as if it might exist in some alternate  universe.

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Jean-Paul Bourdier

17 08 2012

Jean-Paul Bourdier. I’m not sure if you can ever tire of using the human body as the central figure in anything. In Bourdier’s pieces the body is the landscape. Fascinating stuff. But would it have been as appealing as say using a raccoon?

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22 06 2012

This festival has to be seen to be believed. The stages are like huge sculptures. Wosal

Lifestyle Amour

 This year again will the Bregenz Festival be held in Austria. It’s a grand spectacle every year again. Opera singers, artist from all over the world come to perform on this prestigious Festival. And not only the artists are amazing, also the stages are unbelievable pieces of art!

If you want to know more, or want to buy tickets to see it for yourself, click here.

The stage is a massive floating stage on Lake Constance, and this is the centerpieve of the annual Bregenz Festival in Austria. The stage hosts opera productions famous for their extraordinary set designs. Audiences up to 7.000 people can be placed to watch the enormous spectacle. Performances can be watched through the end of August.

The Marvelous Floating Stage of the Bregenz Festival

photo via The Telegraph

Some stages of the past years

The Marvelous Floating Stage of the Bregenz Festival

photo via AP/Rudi Blaha

The Marvelous Floating Stage of the Bregenz Festival

photo via EPA

The Marvelous Floating Stage of the Bregenz Festival

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The Marvelous Floating Stage of the Bregenz Festival

photo via Reuters

This stage was designed by…

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The Shock of the New 08: The Future That Was

21 06 2012

So many of my ideas, my reactions to the art world appear in this program. I almost remember seeing this many years ago. I feel like I was used. As a blank tape I seemed to have recorded so much. Which makes me wonder about any so called original ideas I thought I had. I love the program. Like I love my own thoughts. Agreeing with ideas is a form of vanity. This is a long program, almost an hour. But its a great story.





Bizarre Yugoslavia

16 06 2012

They appear like images from some alien planet. Or the creations of some alien race that has landed and then abandoned earth. Like the statues on Easter Island, there is a mystery about them. Why were they built? They are letters of a lost language. Metaphors in a forgotten history. And just plain bizarre.

http://www.cracktwo.com/2011/04/25-abandoned-soviet-monuments-that-look.html

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Joana Garrido

23 04 2012

I want to say that I love this artist’s work. Joanna Garrido. I like the work. But I’m not blown away by it. The larger piece with the tenement building is outstanding. And I’m tired this evening. Maybe I feel like the people in this building.

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John Pugh

1 04 2012

I wish this guy had done some work in my town. John Pugh. Not much of a name. Terrific artist. I do wonder if at some point an artist will do murals like this, but they will be visual screens (televisions) that will change as the day gets longer, and the light changes, and people might even move around in them. Just a thought.

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3 03 2012

this is so odd. i don’t want to ask the question about the source of this idea. i may get an answer.

 

Gathering Moss while Wandering

This installation by Spanish artist Ana Soler reminds me of the end of a successful game of solitaire. She stitched together 2000 tennis balls with filament to make them appear as if they were bouncing.

The piece, Causo-Efecto (Cause-Effect) is installed throughout spaces at the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain. See a short video of the process at the source link and visit her website (linked above) to see some of her earlier suspended installations.

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1 03 2012

Many years ago I suggested to a friend that he paint gas stations. I wished I’d taken my own advice and photographed them. These paintings by Meghan Dauphinee of convenience stores and other various stop shops are wonderful.