aMAZEme is an installation by Brazilian artists Marcos Shaboya and Gualter Pupo. A labyrinth made out of 250,000 books that forms the shape of educator’s JL Borges unique fingerprint. The following is timelapse footage of the build.
“Inspired by visualizations of particle collisions at LHC CERN, wordcollider accelerate two phrases against each other on a collision course. The collision split the words up in their letters, their elementary particles, so to speak. After collision, wordcollider visualize a signature for each letter, based on their phonetic characteristics.” See more by Steffen Fiedler
Bear71 is an amazing project from Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison. Produced by the NFB, the project premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Bear71 is a heartbreaking tale of a grizzly bear who after years of of being documented by wireless motion sensored trail cams is struck and killed by a train.
I co-created the installation as well as assisted with extending the social narrative of the project.
Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.
Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms.
“My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception,” he says.
Jonathan Harris’ work centers on memory. We Feel Fine was a powerful data viz project that captured memories by crawling the web for the phrase “I feel” or “I’m feeling” the result was a stunning and moving project. Now Jonathan has a new project entitled Today.
When Jonathan Harris ( http://number27.org ) turned 30, he began a simple ritual of taking one photo a day and posting it to his website before going to sleep, along with a short story. He called this project, ‘Today’.