1962

August 7th, 2012

1962 is project by Raphaël Bastide which isn’t that easy to explain. 1962 are sculptures conceptualized using a revision control system and represented physically. Euh … again, Raphaël made a sculpture and documented it on github, a service primarily used by programmers to document and save their code. Then he started to make changes (revisions) to it and also documented those on github. Now you can build that sculpture, thanks to the documentation and you can even modify it as long as you document it on github and let Raphaël know.
It might sound quite nerdy and it is, but it is still very interesting to see this kind of workflow in the process of creating art.

found via @arambartholl

Asobi

August 6th, 2012

“Asobi” is Yasutoki Kariya’s version of a Newton’s cradle, which you probably know as a desktop toy. Yasutoki made a version with light bulbs which illustrate the transfer of kinetic energy. If you look closely to the video, you will notice that the outer bulbs don’t touch the other ones. But it’s still a very nice installation.

found at collosal

Further Abstracts

August 2nd, 2012

Further Abstracts” is a beautiful series of animated gifs by Alma Alloro. Love them!

found at I like this art

Folded Piece – Take Two!

July 24th, 2012

“Folded Piece – Take Two!” by Egon van Herreweghe.

found at fette

Impetus and Movement – Ars Electronica exhibition in Berlin

July 11th, 2012

Tonight I went to the opening of ‘Impetus and Movement‘, the 3rd Ars Electronica exhibition at the Volkswagen Automobil Forum Unter den Linden in Berlin.
I was very eager to go because I knew that the installation ‘Particles‘ by Daito Manabe & Motoi Ishibashi would be there. ‘Particles’ is an illumination installation of seemingly floating lights. It’s actually a quite complex installation. Just watch the video and you’ll understand why I wanted to see it.
Unfortunately, it didn’t really work at the exhibition. I can imagine that this isn’t the easiest installation to build up.
Anyhow, there’re 11 other installations and 6 video artworks at the exhibition which make it definitely worth it. You can go and see it till September 16th and it’s free!

Mirror Wall

July 4th, 2012

Mirror Wall by Jeppe Hein.

A huge mirror is mounted onto a wall. When visitors enter the space the mirror starts moving subtly and wavelike. Visitors facing the mirror will be irritated by the vibrating reflection of themselves and their surrounding. This sensation causes not only a vague feeling of dizziness but also a latent distrust of one’s own eyes and spatial perception.

found at kiameku

Corner I & III & IV

July 2nd, 2012

There are 3 new artworks on my wishlist: Corner I, Corner III and Corner IV by Tauba Auerbach. They’re ‘just’ white, woven canvases.

found at BOOOOOOOM!

Mouth Factory

June 28th, 2012

Mouth Factory‘ by Cheng Guo is one of the cooler projects I’ve seen lately. Cheng has build a series of functional machines specifically designed to be operated by the mouth of the user, which includes chewing drill, teeth lathe, tongue extruder, mouth breath rotational molding and vacuum form machine.

The project explores the capabilities and versatility of this wondrous organ and correlating facial expressions, re-contextualised within the realm of production. As a comment on human enhancement, the project aims to explore the aesthetic of production through a series of performative devices. By focusing on the mouth, the production devices acquire a fantastic quality that amplifies and render visible the reciprocal relationship and effects between our body and our tools.

chewing drill

inhaling vacuum form machine

teeth lathe

tongue extruder

blowing rotational molding machine

found at adafruit

Untitled Endless Cut

June 20th, 2012

Somehow I really like art made with stuff you can buy at the hardware store. Untitled Endless Cut by Jacob Dahlgren.

found at dvdp

Pulse Machine

June 19th, 2012

“Pulse Machine” is an electromechanical sculpture made by Alicia Eggert and Alexander Reben.

This electromechanical sculpture was ‘born’ in Nashville, Tennessee on 2 June 2012, at 6:18 PM. It has been programmed to have the average human lifespan of babies born in Tennessee on that same day: approximately 78 years. The kick drum beats its heartbeat (at 60 beats per minute), and the mechanical counter displays the number of heartbeats remaining in its lifetime. An internal, battery-operated clock keeps track of the passing time when the sculpture is unplugged. The sculpture will die once the counter reaches zero.


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