Kraftwerk 3D Concert: Radio-Activity

January 8th, 2015

Yesterday I had the chance to see Kraftwerk, on of my all-time favorite bands, in Berlin. They’re currently performing their 3D shows “The catalogue: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8″, each representing one album, at the Neue Nationalgalerie, a modern art museum. As you might know, that building was designed by Mies van der Rohe and is a true classic. It’s fair to say that seeing Kraftwerk playing in the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, is a one time opportunity, especially as the building will be closed for renovations for the next five years.
Yesterday was concert #2: Radio-Activity (1975), not their best album in my humble opinion. The 3D visuals made the first 30 minutes fly by quickly, so that Kraftwerk could play their greatest hits for the next hour and a half: Autobahn, Spacelab, Das Model, Die Mensch-Maschine, Tour de France, Die Roboter, Boing Boom Tschak …
I don’t know if it was a concert or an art performance, it was for sure something I’ll remember for a long time. If Kraftwerk ever plays in your city, get tickets!

Disclaimer. I was invited by Volkswagen, a partner of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, who supports the concerts.

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Autobahn

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Man Machine

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Tour de France

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Die Roboter

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Boing Boom Tschak

Dynamic Monochrome

February 14th, 2013

I’m a fan of Jan Maarten Voskuil and this the Green painting from his Dynamic Monochrome series.

Jan Maarten Voskuil

Voltage

January 23rd, 2013

Voltage is the title of Iris van Herpen‘s latest couture collection. 2 outfits are actually 3D printed flexible outfits. The first one is a cape and skirt, which is a collaboration with Neri Oxman from MIT’s Media Lab. The second one is a black dress, a collaboration with the architect Julia Koerner. Both use a different 3D printing technique to achieve these result. The rest of the collection is also worth a look, it’s not like anything else out there.

Voltage by Iris van Herpen

Voltage by Iris van Herpen

Voltage by Iris van Herpen

Voltage by Iris van Herpen

SangSik Hong

June 3rd, 2012

Here are some very impressive sculptures made of straws by SangSik Hong.

Prismatica

February 29th, 2012

Prismatica” is a new piece by Kit Webster. He attached pyramid-shaped crystals to an LCD screen and made a programmed geometric animation precisely mapped to the vertices of the crystals, illuminating them individually and in formation. The animations are further refracted through the geometry of the crystals in accordance with the shifting perspective of the observer, which in turn alters the way the illuminations appear and interact with reflections of surrounding lights within the space.

Still Life

January 26th, 2012

Still Life by Scott Garner is an interactive gallery piece that takes traditional still life painting into the fourth dimension with a motion-sensitive frame on a rotating mount.

found at CreativeApplications.net

One Piece at a Time

January 17th, 2012

“One Piece at a Time” is a project by Jonathan Brand. It’s a paper 3D version of a 1969 Ford Mustang which he used to have but had to sell to buy a diamond engagement ring. It’s almost as complete as the original, the body and interior were completely refinished but not its mechanicals. The details of the car are based more on his memory and a few photographs.

found at It’s Nice That

Little Shining Man

December 22nd, 2011

“Little Shining Man” is kite conceived by Heather and Ivan Morison, designed by Sash Reading, engineered and fabricated by Queen & Crawford. It features 1700 3d printed connectors, carbon fibre rods and cubenfibre aerospace fabric. It just looks beautiful.

found at creativeapplications.net

Frank Kunert

November 10th, 2011

These photographs by Frank Kunert aren’t just some Photoshop wizardry. He first build each model by hand and then photographed them. I guess you agree that the results are stunning.

found at trendland

STB

November 3rd, 2011

STB is a series of hand drawings by Peter Jellitsch. He’s not interested in depicting something that he has seen in the real world, his interest lies in transforming something that he has seen in the virtual world. Amazing work.

found at but does it float


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