This construction made by architect Alexander Lefebre and artist Jetske Verhoeven popped up during the alternative art event Kunstvlaai in Amsterdam. It’s a small temporary movie theatre used to show a film by Jetske Verhoeven about abandoned places. The construction called Upon, refers to ‘once upon the time in the west’ and is inspired by the good old saloon you can find in a stereotypical Western movie. 730 Orange crates were used to create an experience comparable with visiting the dilapidated houses and motels in the Wild West. Here on the prairie the ever blowing wind is always tangible through the open windows and doors of the abandoned wooden cowboy houses. The open spaces in the walls of this cottage provide an additional atmosphere supporting the projected film. Check out the (Dutch) video below to find out more about Upon.
On Saturday the 24th of April the first Augmented Reality flashmob will take place at the Dam Square in Amsterdam, organized by artist Sander Veenhof. Participants can bring their own virtual human statue… “Every square in every major city in the world knows the ‘human statue’ phenomenon. On the Dam square in Amsterdam we’ve the…Read more →
When cities get crowded, inhabitants get amazingly effective in finding space to live, work, sell, and sleep. We’ve written a couple of articles about Hong Kong’s cage homes, informal rooftop communities and tiny apartments. On her Tumblr blog, Betonbabe shows how all kinds of small buildings and other informal structures appear underneath railway viaducts in Tokyo.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 →
Soon a mobile pop-up laundry truck will drive the streets of New York City. It will not only facilitate mobile laundry services but also asks people to donate clothes for charity.Read more →