Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Monday, 6 December 2010
Gabriel Dawe was born in Mexico City where he grew up surrounded by the intensity and color of Mexican culture. After working as a graphic designer, he moved to Montreal, Canada in 2000 following a desire to explore foreign land. In search for creative freedom he started experimenting and creating artwork, which eventually led him to explore textiles and embroidery—activities traditionally associated with women and which were forbidden for a boy growing up in Mexico. Because of this, his work is subversive of notions of masculinity and machismo that are so ingrained in his culture. By working with thread and textiles, Dawe’s work has evolved into creating large-scale installations with thread, creating environments that deal with notions of social constructions and their relation to evolutionary theory and the self-organizing force of nature.
After seven years of living in Canada and gaining dual citizenship as a Mexican-Canadian, Gabriel moved to Texas to pursue graduate school at the University of Texas at Dallas where he is presently a candidate for an MFA in Arts and Technology. His work has been exhibited in Dallas, Houston, Montreal, Toronto and Barcelona.
Sunday, 5 December 2010
ilhan koman hulda festival, a journey into art and science exhibition
Ayvansaray Caddesi No:33 Balat - İstanbul
22 September - 31 october
video and sound design by Candas Sisman
commissioned by Plato Art Space (Plato collage of higher education)
FINE COLLECTION OF CURIOUS SOUND OBJECTS is a project by Georg Reil and KAthy Scheuring frm the university of applied Sciences Wurzburg-Schweinfurt.
very inspiring interactions schems with object and sounds reactions.
realized with arduino and processing .
From the author:
FINE COLLECTION OF CURIOUS SOUND OBJECTS
The arrangement includes six exceptional exhibits from the world of sounds and acoustics. At first sight looking trivial, each object incorporates a very unique ability.
The magical character of each object is accompanied with a little story, almost completely concealing the existence of technical components such as speakers or sensors. Only small connection ports as well as the uniform black finishing point to thier unusual abilities.
In form and functionalty all these exhibits pursue John Maeda’s „Simplicity“. They are enjoying to use, they are surprising and one wants to explore and investigate them.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Friday, 29 October 2010
Poland-based BEYOND standards is a collaborative design and production studio led by Karolina Tylka (product designer) and Szymon Nawój (interior architect). They are dedicated to research material, technology and space relations, with a focus on searching for the coherent ideas in every product, space and process designed.
At 100% Design, they launched the Coffee Bench, a movable bench and table that is a smart use of space. Inspired by the need to have coffee in the garden with no space for the cup or newspaper, they designed a smart, rotating unit that can be easily adjusted based on your needs.
Manuel Vason was born in Padova Italy in 1974. Whilst studying at the University of Social Science, Padova, he decided to become a photographer and moved to Milan. In 1998 he moved to London and whilst assisting some of the most highly regarded photographers in the fashion industry he started the project ”Exposure” a publication on Live Performance Art (Black Dog Publishing, 2001). In September 2003 He graduated from Central Saint Martins in Fine Art.
Manuel Vason’ fashination for the human body found its best manifestation when associated with the notion of Performance. His work could be viewed as series of studies on the possibilities of the human body’s expression.
Thursday, 28 October 2010
“Bodies in Urban Spaces, besides being a wonder of organization and stamina, was a model of public art: free, fun, and transformative.”—Philadelphia Inquirer
At sunrise and sunset, audiences will be led by performers through the streets around Wall Street. As they walk along narrow cobblestone streets, they will encounter dancers transforming themselves into “human sculptures” that extend seamlessly into the surrounding architecture. The performance trail has been determined by Willi Dorner, the work’s Vienna-based choreographer, with the goal of intensifying the experience of the neighborhood, its history, its present, and the relationship of urban design to the human form.
Willi Dorner Bio:
Willi Dorner is a choreographer, curator, and video artist who combines disciplines to subvert and question our perception of movement and dance. He has been active as a choreographer in Vienna since the late 1980s and is regarded as one of the most important choreographers working in Europe today. His pieces have appeared in festivals and venues in Europe, Africa, North, and South America and China. His recent work, Bodies in Urban Spaces was created in France and has since toured in Austria, England, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the US. He has also worked as a guest choreographer for the Vienna State Opera Ballet, the Dance Theatre Ireland in Dublin, and the Scottish Dance Theatre.
Movie clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
" KiBiSi has designed the Brick series for Versus. The series consists of a pouf, a chair, a two and three seater. KiBiSi set out to make a sofa with strong architectural references since KiBiSi partner Bjarke Ingels couldn’t really find the right architect’s sofa for his apartment.
The point of departure was a classic brick bond forming the cushion pattern. The cushions are tied together and fixed with a tailor quality button. The button, also designed by KiBiSi, is molded of fiber concrete – Yet another architectural reference. Bjarke Ingels of KiBiSi says: “What is a sofa but a pile of pillows for maximum comfort? Turning the habitual modularity of sofa design into a virtue, the Brick explores the tectonic of bricklaying to stack sandbag like cushions into architecture for comfort.” "