Steam of Consciousness heißt die terminatoreske Steampunk-Skulptur von Christopher Conte. Die Dampfe sieht nicht nur fantastisch aus, sondern ist auch voll funktionstüchtig. I love the smell of Esbit in the Morning!
I only select objects that have been used and discarded. My goal is for each object to transcend its origin by being integrated into an animal/ organic forms that are alive and in motion. This process of reclamation and regeneration is liberating to me as an artist.Mehr Getier gibts auf ihrer Webseite unter Motion, Displays und Scrap Metal.
This para-functional invitation – is a result of three years of research based on function paradoxes within design objects and designed spaces. One of the most important element in the project is human’s inherent wish to find one’s own space, to have a secret, to differ, to find such place from which one could watch others but could stay unseen at the same time. The other aspect is a will to be higher, to be raised over the ground – this is the instinct of safety. The idea was inspired from the author’s enjoyment to spend time on roofs and from admiration of old roofs since childhood ...
The project rrrrrrrroll is made by a group of friends from Japan. They were all thinking how cool it would be to produce something while just hanging out together when they started to make their amazing animated pictures. The small GIFs are showing people or objects turning around their own axis. Most of the pictures have been produced on a short trip where the group of friends spent half the time shooting and just had fun being together. The reason the gifs are rolling is because they wanted to make the animation as minimal as possible and also because they wanted to make something that expresses flow of time.(via iGNANT)
The 2.4Ghz project uses a wireless video receiver to hack into wireless surveillance cameras. This device (which is now part of consumers popular products), can be used for wireless surveillance cameras, but it can also be used for parents to monitor their children. Such systems are becoming more popular as they get cheaper. But what most users of those devices don't realise is that they are broadcasting the signal. This project (on-going) has several layers. Initially, I have been walking around different towns in Europe to collect and record footage received with the device ... The second part of the project ... consists of placing the device in the street to reveal the presence of the cameras and to make obvious the fact that anyone can receive those signals. The third stage of the project consists of a series of workshops: 2.4GHz Workshop, where participants are invited to explore the CCTV wireless networks of their city by searching and recording 2.4GHz surveillance video signals. The recorded material is then compiled into a movie of the event.(via rebel:art)
"Fotoarbeit nach Kriterien der Conceptual Art an über 4000 semiotischen Selbstverständlichkeiten im Wiener öffentlichen Raum von 2004/06. Ein spontanes Spiel mit Proportionen und Flächen, Formen und Farben, Licht und Schatten sensibilisiert in gezielten Ausschnitten die Aufmerksamkeit für die detailreiche Schönheit und Komplexität eines wenig bewusst beachteten Bereichs der urbanen Lebensumgebung. Aus diesem flüchtigen Grundmaterial - bereits etwa 40% der Sujets sind heute nicht mehr aufzufinden - entstanden zwei grossformatige Werke, die diese Lebenszeichen einer sich rapide ändernden Stadtlandschaft im künstlerischen Kontext bewahren. ..."(via swiss miss)
ScreamBody is the first of the series of Wearable Body Organs. ScreamBody is a portable space for screaming. When a user needs to scream but is in anynumber of situations where it is just not permitted, ScreamBody silences the user’s screams so they may feel free to vocalize without fear of environmental retaliation, and at the same time records the scream for later release where, when, and how the user chooses.
Graffiti Technica is dedicated to the progression of hardcore electronic art and 3d graffiti.(via robot:mafia)
Human Interface is a piece for two dancers and two industrial robots by dancer-choreographer Thomas Freundlich. The programmed movements of the robots are mechanically precise, yet surprisingly human. The robots are like animate beings with their own personalities, the equals of their human dance partners. The groundbreaking technology used in this production enables safe movement – for the first time ever – within the immediate proximity of industrial robots. The spacious Pannuhalli stage at Helsinki's Cable Factory provides an interesting post-industrial backdrop for the unprecedented encounter between robots and humans. "One of the most fascinating aspects of working with industrial robots is our incredibly strong tendency to see machines as living, even conscious creatures. Strangely, the robots often seem to be at their most interesting when they're programmed to move least like machines. If you make the robot move like a bird, dinosaur or some weird creature we don't even have a name for – well, all of a sudden you get involvement, you get empathy, you get a genuine emotional connection with a machine that's designed to weld cars. This I find incredibly fascinating, as it leads us into some very deep pathways of thought in evolutionary biology and psychology." -TFWer zufällig in Helsinki ist, kann sich das Spektakel bis Ende Mai live anschauen. Ich muss mich wohl mit den übrigen Pressefotos und dem Teaser begnügen.
From Dirty Harry to Andy Warhol, guns continue to fascinate. From Guns N' Roses to guns and butter, they're potent metaphors in today's pop culture. And what's a gun without a bullet? Taking a cue from the cultural zeitgeist, I began thinking about "The Big Bang" after seeing a sales display of bullet-proof plexiglas that had projectiles embedded in it. The plexiglas captured the fragmentation of the bullets and provided a visual record of the energy released on impact. As I began to explore this concept further, I also was intrigued by the psychological tension created between the jewel-like beauty and the inherent destructiveness of the fragmented projectiles. Many of the images resemble exploding galaxies, and visions of intergalactic bling sublimate the horror of bullets meeting muscle and bone. In fact, Susan Sontag described the camera as "a sublimation of the gun" -- load, aim and shoot. My interest in the project grew out of the pervasiveness of guns as cultural symbols and America's long-held affection for guns as part of the country's heritage. This seems particularly relevant in Texas where it's estimated that there are 51 million firearms -- two guns for every man, woman and child in the state. Professionals in law enforcement at the Public Safety Institute at Houston Community College fired the shots into the plexiglas used in the series. The photographic images were made in the studio -- well after the gunshots were fired.
It's made for TEDxSummit, an unprecedented gathering of TEDx organizers from around the world-- and the video celebrates "the power of x" to multiply great ideas.
“Vom Bleiben“ in collaboration with Daniel Schulz, documents the moment in which the night at the techno club is over and the visitors have left the location. It is the moment in which the traces of the event become visible. The cleaning-lights illuminating the room evoke a sense of awakening in the visitors. When the clubs close at daytime, we enter their rooms and the battlefield that has been left behind. As soon as the last visitors have left and the cleaning-light has been turned on, we start to photographically record the present scene and atmosphere. The moment before everything is put back in order exists only for a short time. Due to the long exposure time technically required, we artificially extend this moment, the time of exposure matching real time. We have set ourselves the task to document the often only temporary existence of techno clubs over a longer period of time.(via KFMW)