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.
Our friends of Mediamatic and Partizan Publik recently launched the Amsterdam Biennale last friday, which is the first crowdsourced, user generated biennial in the world. In fact the biennial is an exposition coming with a broader project entitled Mediamatic Travel. This travel project is a contemporary open source travel network with yet 66 participating guides…Read more →
Hello people. I want to dedicate this post to the fantastic personal work of Sweden-born and Berlin-based photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson. Give yourself a few minutes to click through his series of realistic photos of impossible scenes. Much of his graphic work has a strong spatial focus, which makes it very interesting for architecture and urbanism enthusiasts….Read more →
It’s called a “celebration of technology” by Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Recently an impressive international team of architects, artists and engineers presented their plan for The Cloud, a massive, highly sustainable, sculptural structure meant to display images and data high in the sky above London. The Cloud was shortlisted in a competition set-up by mayor Boris Johnson, who intends to build a remarkable attraction in the future Olympic Park. The jury still has to decide which submission will be commissioned, but the team behind The Cloud (including writer Umberto Eco and architects from the MIT), couldn’t resist leaking some details. The design draws on the dreamy inflatable structures made by Argentina-born and German-based architect Tomas Saraceno.Read more →
BLA BLA is an interactive movie installation by Montreal-based director Vincent Morisset. It has been presented in museums in Rotterdam and Tokyo, but in Montreal it was set up outdoors for the first time as part of the International Digital Arts Biennial.Read more →