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.
I just found out about a great public art project by London-based artist and interaction designer Chris O’Shea. He uses a giant LED screen to create a pretty strange Augmented Reality-like installation entitled Hand From Above. Inspired by Land of the Giants and Goliath, Hand From Above encourages the passers-by “to question our normal routine…Read more →
We are glad to announce a very fresh Pecha Kucha Night Amsterdam. It’s all gonna happen next week, on Wednesday July 8, at the venue of Mediamatic in the former ABN AMRO building at the Vijzelstraat. Come along at this 10th edition. Get together, show and tell, celebrate summer, and have a great inspiring night…Read more →
Marseille-based artist Gaëlle Villedary is the woman behind Tapis Rouge!, a grass carpet installation that runs through the entire French town of Jaujac. According to Designboom, this awesome piece of landscape architecture is comprised of 168 rollers of greenery spanning approximately 1,400 feet with a weight of 3.5 tons. It trances pedestrian avenues into the city…Read more →
As you may know we curate and host the PechaKucha Night Amsterdam besides our Pop-Up City activities. We’re happy to announce a new mind-blowing edition that’s taking place at Roest this Wednesday! Expect fascinating ideas, stories and doses of inspiration by twelve enlightened minds, restricted by the world-famous rule of 20 slides x 20 seconds.Read more →