Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Joe Sola leaps through his studio window in his videoStudio Visit, 2005. He trained with a movie stuntman to prepare for the piece.
an excerpt from ArtNews' article "Biting The Hand That Feeds Them":
"The premise behind Joe Sola’s 2005 video piece Studio Visit is simple. Over a period of two years, he invited collectors, curators, and critics to his Los Angeles studio to talk about his art. He would turn on the video camera, chat amiably for a few minutes, and then take a flying leap out the closed window in an explosion of shattered glass. His guests would dash to the window, only to find Sola chortling on top of a pile of strategically arranged cardboard boxes eight feet below. “People would scream with fear and pleasure at the same time,” he recalls. He repeated this act 22 times."
read the whole article here
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Manifest Destiny - Mark Reigelman & Jenny Chapman Manifest Destiny by Mark Reigelman & Jenny Chapman Published on Friday, 24. February 2012 0 inShare email Digg Digg
"Using a 19th century style and vintage building materials, this temporary rustic cabin is attached to the Hotel des Arts and about 40 feet in the air above the Restaurant le Central. Measuring about W7 x D8 x H11, the dwelling is meant to be homage to the romantic spirit of the Western myth and a commentary on the arrogance of Westward expansion, sticking out like a sore thumb in the city’s dense landscape."
Monday, February 20, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
"A team of French designers have taken recycling to an extreme by building a gigantic mechanical elephant sculpture using over 45 tons of reclaimed wood and steel. Built as a part of the Machines of the Isle of Nantes."
Le Voyage à Nantes from levoyageanantes on Vimeo.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Hosts Henrik Elvestad and Johan Golden play bubble football (Funballz) in a match between local top league rivals Sarpsborg 08 and Fredrikstad. This bit was shown on sports entertainment show Golden Goal on the Norwegian TV channel TV2.
Check out http://www.funballz.com for more info on the bubbles.
Check out their electroshock soccer. It is almost better!