May 9th, 2011

FRAMED* – a platform for new art forms – was first conceptualized by Yugo Nakamura of tha ltd. to display diverse forms of expression including interactive art, web applications, motion graphics & illustration in everyday interior spaces. FRAMED* looks and is a display, but with an integrated computer. The interesting thing is the integration with an iPhone app which lets you choose which piece to display but also allows you to interact through the touchscreen with digital artwork. The iPhone app has also a build in store to buy and install new works. I think it’s quite an interesting concept for a digital art market. I wouldn’t having a FRAMED* on one of my walls …

Fire Painting

April 26th, 2011

Fire Painting is a cybernetic construction made by Sanela Jahić. The viewer can set off explosive levels of kerosene by subtle movements of a sensory data glove. The image can be manipulated, yet it constantly escapes control.

found at vvork

Sebastian Hempel

April 19th, 2011

It was real delight to browse through Sebastian Hempel‘s oeuvre on his website. Here’re just 5 of his installations, but there’s much much more to discover.

Machine Paintings

April 1st, 2011

In 1977/1978 Anton Perich built a painting machine, an early giant paintjet printer. Since then he’s been making these amazing Machine Painting. I really like them. You can see one of his machines in action in the video below.

found at A Shaded View on Fashion

The Stupid Orchestra

March 22nd, 2011

Michael Petermann arranged around 200 historic electric household appliances like a symphony orchestra and called it The Stupid Orchestra. You can see the 35 minutes performance every hour at the MKG Hamburg till April 30th. Below you find a teaser video. I’ll go and see it in around 3 weeks, I’m looking forward to it.

found at trendbeheer


February 17th, 2011

I guess it won’t take long anymore till USB sticks will become disposable, maybe they even are already. The Russian design studio Art. Lebedev already designed one: Flashkus. It’s made of cardboard so can write directly on it. I like them.

found at designboom weblog

Face Visualizer by Daito Manabe @ Transmediale

February 8th, 2011

Last Friday I had the chance to see Daito Manabe perform with his Face Visualizer live during the Transmediale festival in Berlin. The Face Visualizer is a tool which lets people’s faces move artificially in sync with music through electroshocks produced with the Max/MSP programming platform. I’m pretty sure you’ve seen the videos of his first tests like these ones here.
He performed together with Ei Wada, who definitely was quite surprised by some of the electroshocks.

video by ledo224

© Jonathan Gröger / transmediale

© Jonathan Gröger / transmediale

The day before the performance, Daito held a presentation of his work at the agency I work for. Not only was he kind enough to do so, he also brought me a present: my own Pa++ern t-shirt. Pa++ern is a project he did together with Motoi Ishibashi, it was basically an embroidery machine connected to twitter.


February 2nd, 2011

Robo-Rainbow is one of Akay his “Instruments of Mass Destructions”, a.k.a. “complicated technical solutions to aide in simple acts of vandalism”.

Why Knot?

February 1st, 2011

Why Knot? is a kinetic sculpture by Seth Goldstein which continually ties and unties a necktie.

found at triangulation blog

Dynamic Structure 29117

December 17th, 2010

Dynamic Structure 29117 is the latest kinetic object by Willem van Weeghel. 32 independently moving lines generate constantly changing ordered and random structures that appear and disappear.

found at CreativeApplications