Piccadilly Community Centre 2011 Installation view, Hauser & Wirth Piccadilly, London, England Photo: Guilhem Alandry Artists — Christoph Büchel — Images and clips — Piccadilly Community Centre — Hauser & Wirth.
Midas-touch Dutch duo Blommers / Schumm have been making the world look cooler for years. Their brilliant photoshoots and set design for the trendiest magazines are so consistently excellent that we barely even have to look at one of their projects before we whack it on It’s Nice That. This one, though, is by far […]
SOUP is a description given to plastic debris suspended in the sea, and with particular reference to the mass accumulation that exists in an area of The North Pacific Ocean known as the Garbage Patch. The series of images aim to engage with, and stimulate an emotional response in the viewer by combining a contradiction […]
Evan Roth “Launch Twitter. Check Twitter. Close Twitter.” Multi-Touch Finger Paintings Ink Tracing paper iPod Touch 2.3in x 4.4in Paris 2011
Performers form a “human sculpture” on Sunday during a piece entitled “Bodies in Urban Spaces” by choreographer Willi Dorner. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal) Bodies in Urban Spaces – Photo Journal – WSJ.
This Is How Daddy Cries.
From the Rice Gallery: Oliveira uses tapumes, which in Portuguese can mean “fencing,” “boarding,” or “enclosure,” as a title for many of his large-scale installations. The term makes reference to the temporary wooden construction fences seen throughout the city of São Paulo where Oliveira lives. It also refers to the weathered wood Oliveira uses as […]
today and tomorrow – Page 16 http://www.jan-kath.de/ They are based on classic patterns from Italian wall coverings and Indian saris. The carpets are produced by weavers at manufacturing sites in Kathmandu. But their final look is caused by acid, which makes the patterns fade and disappear. The customer cannot only define the color, materials, size, […]
Once Zhuangzi dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn’t know he was Zhuangzi. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuangzi. But he didn’t know if he was Zhuangzi who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or […]
Geoffrey Chaucer (1434 – 1400 ) , Upper Thames Street Charles Dickens (1812-02-02 – 1870-06-09 ) , 48 Doughty Street Sigmund Freud (1856-05-06 – 1939-08-23 ) , 20 Maresfield Gdns NW3 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-05-22 – 1930-07-07 ) , 12 Tennison Road, South Norwood, SE25 Virginia Woolf (1882-01-25 – 1941-03-28 ) , 22 Hyde […]
BUSK — LetterCult.
P28 “Myths are the stories societies live by. They provide ways of conceptualising and understanding the world, and therefore they are crucial to a society’s efforts (always in the interests of dominant groups) to construct and maintain a sense of self-identity (in terms of acceptable sameness and unacceptable difference). For Barthes myth attempts to become […]
The Practice of Everyday Life examines the ways in which people individualise mass culture, altering things, from utilitarian objects to street plans to rituals, laws and language, in order to make them their own. Published in French as L’invention du quotidien. The Practice of Everyday Life begins by pointing out that while social science possesses […]