Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rotganzen - Melting Disco Balls

QUELLE FÊTE, 2012

Rotterdam-based art collective Rotganzen created QUELLE FÊTE, a series of art pieces that look like melting disco balls. The 2011 QUELLE FÊTE was a commissioned piece for Wenneker Pand in Schiedam, Netherlands. The 2012QUELLE FÊTE recently showed at Dek22 in Rotterdam.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dennis Oppenheim


Device To Root Out Evil - Dennis Oppenheim


"Galvanized steel, perforated metal, Venetian glass. 
A country church is seen balancing on it’s steeple, as if it had been lifted by a terrific force and brought to the site as a device or method of rooting out evil forces."

Friday, March 9, 2012

Open Source Ecology - Marcin Jakubowski


Shuttleworth Fellowship - Personal Introduction from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo.


http://opensourceecology.org/
openfarmtech.org

 "Open Source Ecology is creating the Global Village Construction Set — the blueprints for simple fabrication of everything needed to start a self-sustaining village. At Factor e Farm in rural Missouri, he's been successfully putting those ideas to the test."




Sunday, March 4, 2012

Julijonas Urbonas


Euthanasia Coaster from Julijonas Urbonas on Vimeo.

Julijonas Urbonas - Euthanasia Roller Coaster 
coaster

"Urbonas describes the experience of riding his "hypothetic euthanasia machine" thusly: "The rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness, and, eventually, death... Celebrating the limits of the human body but also the liberation from the horizontal life, this ‘kinetic sculpture’ is in fact the ultimate roller coaster." It's like something out of the biting sci-fi satire film Idiocracy, except it's backed up by "advanced cross-disciplinary research in space medicine, mechanical engineering, [and] material technologies."