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.
Together with an Austrian artist, advertising office Jung von Matt has launched a series of ‘leaking’ power outlets to show that energy is wasted every second and everywhere. The urban intervention was meant to get people’s attention on the regardless waste of energy. The installation speaks to the German energy company RWE which takes a…Read more →
Free entrance! With the Big PechaKucha for Japan Lottery! On Wednesday 27 April we are organizing a special PechaKucha Night Amsterdam devoted to supporting Japan. This ‘on the road’ edition will be hosted at the Smart Urban Stage, a pop-up theater traveling through Europe (click here for the address). We have selected a bunch of…Read more →
Almost nothing sounds as good and relaxing as the sound of falling rain drops in Summer. Kouichi Okamato, designer and CEO of Shizuoka-based lighting and product design company Kyouei Design, created a remarkable record entitled ‘Endless Rain’, which contains an endless loop of Summer rain on one side and loops of single rain drops on the other. The…Read more →
Markets are definitely among the most attracting urban places, linking communities and people of differerent cultural backgrounds. The temporary floating market, that popped up July 6 in North Amsterdam is an experiment aiming to find out what markets could mean regarding the neutralisation of spatial and cultural barriers. The Johan van Hasseltkanaal forms a spatial…Read more →