This week Hamburg’s urban intervention and critical lifestyle blog Urbanshit reports about a great project made by the Russian artist Leonid Tishkov. The project called ‘Private Moon’ was executed back in 2004 and 2005 but I never got to know about it before this week. The images that Tishkov took while hanging around with his ‘private moon’ are stunningly pretty and animate the fantasy of a dream landscape. Last year the light installation was showed in Linz while the city was European Capital of Culture. I don’t know to what extent this moon can be hired for party’s and manifestations, but I would love to order myself one.
Recently, the Japanese city of Fujisawa installed camera stands for mobile phones at scenic spots that are popular to share with friends at home. Created by Sunpole, the stand has a slot to place any type of smartphone in. The stand can be rotated 360 degrees and is positioned at just the right height and distance to include everyone in the frame to allow for a perfect ‘Kodak moment’.Read more →
Sandro Engel and Holger Michel, two interaction design students in Hindesheim, Germany, came up with STREETPONG, a pretty nice concept for an urban game that could be installed in every city in the world.Read more →
In The Netherlands we don’t have callable phone booths, so as a youngster I was fascinated by American thrillers in which someone passed a public telephone that suddenly got called. Most of the times the hell broke loose as soon as that curious pedestrian answered the call. (I think you all know the movie Phone…Read more →
For the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, artist Yayoi Kusama created a truly fantastic do-it-yourself art installation for children. The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition that runs from december 2011 till March 2012. “What happens if you give a thousands of stickers to a thousands of…Read more →