Primal Matter / Dimitris Papaioannou

A new seventeen minutes synopsis of the performance Primal Matter, documented live during the Athens Festival in 2013.  Throughout the work the two dancers struggle between matter and mind, creator and creation.

The performance was conceived, visualized and directed by Greek artist Dimitris Papaioannou
Performed by Dimitris Papaioannou and Michalis Theophanous

Filmed by Stefanos Sitaras

yesterday’s tomorrows


From a ’67 magazine ad: the legentary amphibious + convertible Amphicar Model 770, pulling the ab fab 4.30m long amphibious + fully equipped mobile home Suleica F430 SwimmCaravan, both sold briefly during the 1960s in the USA by German companies.


Mirror Wall / Jeppe Hein


The Mirror Wall, 2009, an interactive installation by Danish artist Jeppe Hein. The following description is provided by the artist: When visitors enter the space the mirror starts moving subtly and wavelike. Visitors facing the mirror will be irritated by the vibrating reflection of themselves and their surrounding. This sensation causes not only a vague feeling of dizziness but also a latent distrust of one’s own eyes and spatial perception.
via saatchi gallery

On a tour of inspection..



I have been meaning to post these images for quite some time, and the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide yesterday, flooded by an ocean of crocodile tears from the international community provides a bloody good occasion to do so.

Found at Siris, these photosouvenirs are from Judge E. Gorlia‘s second journey in the Belgian Congo (ca. 1915 ). Gorlia was a keen amateur photographer and at the time acting as an alternate to the public officer at one of the seven tribunals of first instance (sic). In the description text you’ll find the following lines:

The hammock was the only conveyance available for travel on land. It was swung beneath a bamboo pole carried on the shoulders of two strong African men. They could travel 20 to 30 miles a day. In normal time, there were four pairs of men for the hammock, two men carrying at a time. Men strong enough were almost impossible to find because they were likely to go off to work in the mines.




Belgian Congo transportation



a world full of choises

Jordan Wolfson robotic sculpture

Jordan Wolfson animatronic sculpture

Jordan Wolfson @ David Zwirner gallery


Wall-mounted animatronic sculpture / full sized fishy witch blonde – robot dancer, created by New York-based artist Jordan Wolfson in collaboration with Spectral Motion studio.

Installation views and video from artist’s exhibition at David Zwirner gallery.

via prosthetic knowledge


Serena Mitnik-MillerUntitled watercolor on paper, from the solo exhibition Inbetween by San Francisco-based artist Serena Mitnik-Miller, at Joshua Liner gallery, NYC.

Hank Butitta Bought a Bus

Hank Butitta bought a bus 7 Hank Butitta bought a bus 2

Hank Butitta bought a bus 3


As his master’s final project, architect Hank Butitta transformed a school bus into a mobile home, equiped with a kitchen, bathroom, beds, storage and flooring from reclaimed wood panels.

Find more and follow his travels at Hank Bought a Bus.

via ny daily news

some previous posts on mobile living:

De Markies by Eduard Böhtlingk

The travelling Academy of UnNatural Science

Del Popolo mobile pizzaria truck

Keg apartments from tanker tracks by Aristide Antonas

Opera house  by YSIN

tree house elevator / Ethan Schlussler


Ethan Schlussler built a bicycle-powered elevator to access his tree house in Idaho.