Department International is a collaborative design practice via London & NYC. via Department International.
Wonderful food-stuffed still-lifes from photographer Per Johansen via Its Nice That : Wonderful food-stuffed still-lifes from photographer Per Johansen.
It’s Nice That : Graphic Design: Amazing Norwegian archive on show after 50 years in an attic!.
In this new video art clip from San Diego-based filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker, we watch as a 4-minute shot from the Washington Street bridge in San Diego is deftly edited, sorted, and compressed resulting in perfectly color-coded traffic. Kuckenbaker notes: The source footage for this video is a 4-minute shot from the Washington Street bridge […]
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 […]
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Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson | Colossal.
Romain Laurent – One Loop Portrait a Week.
My Things 2001 – 2009 by Hong Hao above, began 12 years ago, with all the goods that the artist consumed being scanned piece by piece to create a visual diary, then categorised and made into a collage. via Creative Review – Oil fields, sex dolls and a 12 year diary of consumption.
It’s Nice That : Photography: We finally celebrate the brilliant mind of Kevin van Aelst.
via RoosBros. Fear in a field. Fear expanded – 2012 is an artwork by Ryan Everson in collaboration with Jason Garcia. The further away you go, the more the big mirror clad letters are merging into the landscape.
Things Organized Neatly.
Geometric Coin Sculptures by Robert Wechsler Artist Robert Wechsler (previously) was recently comissioned by the The New Yorker to create a series of coin sculptures for their October 14th money-themed edition. Wechsler used a jeweler’s saw to cut precise notches in coins from various currencies and then joined them together in several geometric forms. While nine pieces were selected […]
Photographs by Marco Anelli. From the book:PORTRAITS IN THE PRESENCE OF MARINA ABRAMOVIC (Marco Anelli © 2010) http://www.marcoanelli.com/portraitsbook_e.html Portraits taken during the MoMA’s exhibit of performance artist “Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present”. Abramović sits at a table in silence, and museum guests can sit across from her and stare. Some people couldn’t handle […]
It’s Nice That : Art: Excellent project makes portraits of women from censored Iranian packaging.
Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion | Colossal.
Choros from Michael Langan on Vimeo. Released three weeks ago after a year on tour at various film festivals, Choros is the latest experimental art film from director Michael Langan the explores the movement of the human body, specifically the motion of dancer Terah Maher. Choros follows in the steps of Eadweard Muybridge, Etienne-Jules Marey, and Norman McLaren, all […]
Time-lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs NY-based photographer Shinichi Maruyama created these lovely photographs using nearly 10,000 individual photographs of a nude dancer in motion. The abstract images remind me of Japanese ink wash painting, as if the figures were cread by the stroke of a thick brush, which is not unsuprising considering […]
Solar System Lollipops via Solar System Lollipops | Colossal.
ap of Maine and Explanation from Samuel Gridley Howe’s Atlas of the United States Printed for the Use of the Blind, 1837. More information here. via even*cleveland: ‘you feel the eastern boundary line running north and south’.
The pre-Islamic rock art of Arabia at Bir Hima, carved into the eastern foothills of the Asir Mountains, is one of the most important rock art sites in Saudi Arabia. Most of what youll see dates from around 5500 BC, athough there are more recent examples scattered around. via saudi arabia bir hima petroglyphs | […]
Ontario-based ceramicist Steve Irvine caught this wonderful long exposure shot of fluttering moths swirling around a floodlight at night. Via National Geographic: Fluttering wings leave lacy trails as moths beat their way to a floodlight on a rural Ontario lawn. The midsummer night’s exposure, held for 20 seconds, captured some of the hundreds of insects engaged in […]
Wooden box with Horseshoe Magnet Demonstrations.
, Fathom and Fray.
Photo © Edwin Deen, Niels Post, Ampelhaus Using some color pigment, an electric tap, a few meters of hose and a plain garden sprinkler, Deen transformed a simple garden sprinkler into a smile-inducing artistic device. I have the sudden urge to put on a white painter’s uniform and start prancing through this thing. The rainbow sprinkler […]
A Floral Gradient by Jake Evans | Colossal.
via Video Timelapse of Kurt Perschke’s Giant Inflatable RedBall UK Project | Colossal. This summer, New York artist Kurt Perschke brought his famous RedBall project to the UK for the first time, installing his massive inflatable red ball in a total of 20 sites around the country. Photos of the public installations flooded the news and photo sharing sites […]
We’ve seen some odd student projects in our time here at CR, but this must go down as one of the oddest: two Kingston students created human photograms by swallowing 35mm film, then, erm, expelling it, and recording the results Luke Evans (above) and and Josh Lake (below) are in the final first year of the BA […]
There are 3 new artworks on my wishlist: Corner I, Corner III and Corner IV by Tauba Auerbach. They’re ‘just’ white, woven canvases. via Corner I & III & IV – today and tomorrow.
Matt Richardson created a camera which doesn’t deliver a photo but a description of the photo it made. Eh what? After the shutter button is pressed, the Descriptive Camera sends the photo to Amazons Mechanical Turk for processing. Somewhere someone receives this photo and writes a short description about what’s on the photo, that person […]
News : Florian Rivière ~ Urban Hacktivist.
Ikko Tanaka (January 13, 1930 – January 10, 2002) via
Book cover by Sulki Choi and Min Choi, via Performance, Ethical Politics – Gimhongsok – Sulki & Min.
Found here: even*cleveland: placing them back in order. Reminded me of this project.
sabine finkenauer via Sabine Finkenauer > miscelaneous.
Ben Long: Moving Landscapes via It’s Nice That : Ben Long’s brilliant blurred billboards on show in Birmingham.
even*cleveland: bulles géantes.
Impermanent Sand Paintings by Andres Amador | Colossal.
A nonmaterial definition of the book comes hand in hand, it seems to me, with a nonmaterial definition of reading. In the widest sense, I think the term simply means paying attention to what’s in front of you and trying to make sense of it. Fish do this as they swim through the water. […]
“Here language is built, not written.” Robert Smithson, the collected writings
The book reader of the future (April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics) via
Street politics is the modern urban theater of contention par excellence […] Simultaneously social and spatial, constant and current, a place of both, the familiar and the stranger, the visible and the vocal, the street represents a complex entity wherein sentiments and outlook are formed, spread and expressed in a unique fashion. Asef Bayat
TMMC book cover Edited by Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares Khatt Books, Amsterdam 2010 Highly illustrated 396 pages in color Languages: Dutch, English, Arabic Size: 21 cm x 28 cm Soft cover with flaps The Typographic Matchmaking in the City project is a design research project investigating new approaches for bilingual lettering and poetic narrative for public space. […]
Parallèlement à la violence de la répression, une deuxième guerre fait rage : la guerre des graffiti pour le contrôle des images et des slogans. Les murs se font le champ de bataille des graffeurs pro et anti gouvernementaux. Dans le Midan, au centre de Damas, un quartier autrefois célèbre pour ses restaurants, les […]
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Jérôme avait vingt-quatre ans, Sylvie en avait vingt-deux. Ils étaient tous les deux psychosociologues. Ce travail, qui n’était pas exactement un métier, ni même une profession, consistait à interviewer des gens, selon diverses techniques, sur des sujets variés. C’était un travail difficile, qui exigeait, pour le moins, une forte concentration nerveuse, mais il ne […]
Trisha Brown, Revolution via Trisha Brown: Drawing on Land and Air | Exhibitions | USF CAM Contemporary Art Museum | Institute for Research in Art.
Pictures taken by Hazel Larsen Archer while she was a student at Black Mountain College. MONDOBLOGO: black mountain college dance.
Shane McAdams, an artist and writer living in Brooklyn, NY, created stunning paintings by just using ball point pens and resin. His technique involves some sort of elaborate method in which the chosen pen has its cartridge removed and its contents blown out on panels before the whole lot gets taken […]
This is not a spot of whimsy, people. This kind of thing really does happen. In fact, you can watch a real-life example (with a less-threatening fish substituted in for the piranha) in a video taken in Alabama’s Bankhead National Forest. The good news: The butterflies are not really carnivorous, per se. The bad news: […]
The World’s Largest Dodgeball Game (Ballon Prisonnier in French? Any one to confirm?) via The World’s Largest Dodgeball Game | Colossal.
Chris Killip, ‘The Library of Chained Books,’ Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, UK, 1992. In the Middle Ages, when monasteries were the closest equivalent to a public library, monks kept works in their carrels. To increase circulation, these works were eventually chained to inclined desks, or lecterns, thus giving ownership of a work to a particular […]
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