Mixed media paintings by artist Michael Reedy
An adjustable cocoon designed by Forrest Jessee, a project on the idea of personal space in relationship to the human body and its surrounding environment, inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s practice of Dymaxion Sleeping (which involves four 30-minute naps over a period of 24 hours and explores the material requirements for such conditions) .
The Suit is comprised of structural 3D pleats of EVA foam and provides various levels of support where the user needs it the most, allowing constant airflow between the inside and outside.
The project is currently on tour throughout Europe in a show, Futurotextiles 3
Vietnamese-born photographer and artist Binh Danh has created “Ancestral Altars”,
a body of work using leaves as his canvas.
In 1975-79, almost 2 million people lost their lives to murder and famine when the Khmer Rouge forced the urban population into the countryside to fulfill their ideal of an agrarian society. The Khmer Rouge—organized by their leader Pol Pot—arrested, tortured, and eventually executed anyone suspected of belonging to several categories of supposed “enemies,” such as foreigners who were ethnic Vietnamese. In a Security Prison coded-named S-21, which was once a schoolhouse, 14,000 men, women and children were tortured and killed. Their testimony was meticulously documented to justify their execution. When Cambodia was liberated by the Vietnamese in 1979, barely a dozen survived S-21.
While visiting this museum, I documented much of the interior. I roamed the rooms and hallways and imagined the horror taking place in front of me. As part of the the victims’ testimony, photographs were made of them. Today, what is left of the memories of these people are rooms and rooms of those portraits. The portraits are witnesses to history and they speak to us, holding us accountable. To honor these lives, I made altars of the dead—a place where we can meditate on history, the present moment, and our own mortality. I believe that even when faced with the truth that we will die someday, we can live a good life and do good for others.
Welcome to the pleasure universe! Wear your condom and roam as you wish! Pleasure planets, comets and entire ecosystem of creatures and environments comprised of genitalia and porn clippings are designed by illustrator James Jean
Guided by street trial star Danny MacAskill and directed by Stu Thomson for Channel 4′s documentary Concrete Circus. The music is horrible and totaly kills the action so I would recommend watching it with some hardcore sonar background.
A crew of demolition workers in Paris discovered a mysterious wooden box hidden in the ruins of a condemned building. The box contained a collection of photographs depicting a hedonistic world filled with drunken devils, sinister skeletons and scantily clad women. An anonymous note found buried among the glass images added:
‘“This is the work of my life, it is thus that I dreamed of Hell. If my visions are true, then the wicked may rest assured, the afterlife will be sweet for them to bear.”
What the demolition workers discovered that day was a series of photographs known as Les Diableries, The Diabolical. Each scene in the series was composed of an elaborate diorama sculpted out of plaster and clay and embellished with miniature props. Created in Paris during the 1860s, the series was printed in the form of stereoscopic transparencies.’
How to see cross-eyed stereoscopic images:
- Click on images to enlarge / set video to full screen and pause it.
- Place index finger between images at bottom.
- Focus on your index finger.
- Slowly bring your finger towards your nose, staying focused on your finger, but paying attention to the background images in your peripheral vision. You will notice that instead of two images, there are four images floating about.
- Continue bringing your finger closer to your nose- you will see the two middle images moving towards each other.
- When the two middle images are aligned, or are on top of each other, stop moving your finger. You will now see three images in the background. The middle one contains the left/right images overlapped.
- Slowly remove your finger from your field of vision, while keeping the middle two images aligned.
- Gradually force your focus out to the combined left/right image in the middle.
More info on “Les Diableries” here.
Images retrieved from flickr user Depthandtime‘s collection.
More vintage stereoviews here.
Video’s audio track is “The Three Shadows – part II” by Bauhaus.
Link to video.
Roller coaster images found @rollr-coastr.tumblr.com
Swiss artist and comedian Ursus Wehrli is famous for his Tidying Up Art books, where he takes famous artworks by the likes of Chagall, Seraut, or Paul Klee, and “tidies” up the images by carefully organizing them into component pieces, or by creating clever infographic-like variations.
Must see: his hilarious TED talk in 2006.
An advertisement series for a pain relief cream by SAATCHI & SAATCHI, Milan. Excellent visualisation of effort and pain just by distorting the perspective of the image.
No to contemporary art (2006+2007) by Patrick Guns.
Unfortunately we can’t find any info on this brilliant stunt. If you know something, please tell, we absolutely have to be there…