Petros Vrellis made a very fascinating version of “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh. He wanted to visualize the flow of the famous painting and let user can interact with it by touch. The result is stunning! Even the sound responds to the flow.
Made with openFrameworks.
Alerting Infrastructure! by Jonah Brucker-Cohen is a physical hit counter that translates hits to the web site of an organization into interior damage of the physical building that web site or organization represents. The focus of the piece is to amplify the concern that physical spaces are slowly losing ground to their virtual counterparts. The amount of structural damage to the building directly correlates to the amount of exposure and attention the web site gets, thus exposing the physical structure’s temporal existence.
Karen & Christian Boros are art collectors in Berlin. Over the years, their collection grew to a certain point that they decided to give is a permanent home and let the public visit the collection. They bought a former Second World War air raid shelter in central Berlin, did some serious reconstruction work and even built their private home on top of it. Freunde von Freunden, an international interview magazine, that portraits people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes or within their daily working environments, had the chance to visit their private spaces and interview Christian Boros about collecting art and living with the artworks.
Freunde von Freunden also recently released their first book: Berlin, featuring some nice print only exclusives and online highlights of the last two years.
“Thirty Six” is a site specific installation made by Nils Völker. It’s 36 bags which are inflated and deflated by fans, in a controlled rhythm. You can still go and see it at the Art Lab in Gnesta in Sweden, till December 11th.
A videorative portrait is a new kind of digital painting technique developed by Sergio Albiac. He wanted to create a more “realistic” contemporary portrait of the physical and the psychological of a person. He starts with collecting personal videos of the person portrayed, tagged by him/her with relevant concepts and descriptions. Then, using a custom developed tool, the artist “paints with meanings” and generates a video portrait, subtitled with generative personal narratives.
Brakay is the name of the collaboration between Brad Downey & Akay during this years Fame Festival in Grottagli, Italy. This video called “tipping point 2” and the found objects in those narrow little alleys, caught my attention.
Kim Pimmel combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism. Watch it fullscreen!
American tattoo artist Scott Campbell glued a cannon fuse in the shape of “That’s All Folks” to plywood, with a small pipe-bomb strapped to the back. Then he filmed it with his cell phone duck-taped to a sign post and then pressing record.