Posts tagged ‘amazing’

March 16, 2011

Decasia.

by Savvy

The best excerpts from this amazing visual and acoustic experience;

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeEzb-0vf7A%5D

‘decasia’, a film by Bill Morrison

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March 4, 2010

Animal 6th sense.

by Savvy

Daniel Arsham’s Animal Architecture drawings.
i love them all so much.

a)because i love etching,
b)because i love animals and
c)because they are etchings of animals (see b) and floating geometrical shapes. FLOATING. SHAPES.
the juxtaposition of these objects within a natural environment emphasises the contrast between them and highlights the fact that these objects are un-natural? hence defying nature and its laws, such as gravity?

the piece each uses this traditional etching-like technique to portray  pieces of modernist architectural ruins next to animals and lush nature. the animals in each piece are used by arsham to portray what he calls a ‘post-human quality’.” – – you got that right.


‘kangaroo’ by daniel arsham, 2009 (gouache on mylar), courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

intrigued kangaroo stopping to consider this strange object

‘donkey’ by daniel arsham, 2009 (gouache on mylar), courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

silly donkey side-eyeing the reflections

‘owl’ by daniel arsham, 2009 (gouache on mylar), courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

freaky hovering owl chillaxing

‘fox’ by daniel arsham, 2010 (gouache on mylar), courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

sneaky fox most probably about to pounce – – definitely my favourite

‘ostrich’ by daniel arsham, 2010 (gouache on mylar), courtesy of galerie emmanuel perrotin, paris

very confused ostrich about to poke object.

December 16, 2009

“ICETASTIC”

by Savvy

Time for another Katie Paterson.

Langjökull, Snæfellsjökull, Solheimajökull.

Are you wondering what these three long, pretty, almost undecipherable(to meager human beings like I) words are? These are the names of my future triplets.
They will look like this:

Three glacier ice records, played until they melt.

listen.

Sound recordings from three glaciers in Iceland, pressed into three records, cast, and frozen with the meltwater from each of these glaciers, and played on three turntables until they completely melt“.

Awesome.

December 15, 2009

House of Cards.

by Savvy

Who knows what the inside of Thom Yorke’s face looks like?
I do!

My new toy. Playing with data + Radiohead = Amazing.

Just press play.

aaronkoblin – the King.
or play on google code.
watch the making and other
and if you don’t like playing(weirdo), just watch the video.

“Just data”.

No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images:Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes”.

Data. The global archive.


In the same way that a photograph is a memory, so is a video or a movie shot from certain angles. If you were trying to figure out what was slightly to the left of the object or person you recorded, you probably wouldn’t be able to; because you wouldn’t know. Maybe you didn’t notice or maybe you just forgot. Or maybe the footage that contained that information didn’t make the final cut.

When you remember your dreams, my boyfriend claims, you are creating a memory there and then.
Whatever you remember is your memory, that was your dream, that is your movie. If you try to remember something you didn’t see, it probably wasn’t there. Do our eyes take in more than a camera? Or more than a laser? Or more than a sensor? Or is too much information being sent to the brain instantaneously, too many distractions, limited storage space? Are too many things being overlooked?
If the world around us begins to be recorded in data, nothing will be lost. It is not creating a memory, it is re-creating an experience.

December 10, 2009

I heart stars.

by Savvy

Attention, soldiers.

This is by far one of my favourite (despite the fact that I dislike that word), artists. Katie Paterson, I want your job.
Ultimate. That’s the word.

The following is taken from her simple yet elegant website, www.katiepaterson.org

All the Dead Stars —
A map documenting the locations of just under 27,000 dead stars – all that have been recorded and observed by humankind.

More greatness from Katie Paterson later.