Posts Tagged: "art"

Crosswalk art

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Pedestrians collaborate with artist by walking. As people crossed the street they’d walk through a pad of green paint. Their footprints became the leaves that filled the tree.

Green Pedestrian Crossing by Jody Xiong

hat tip (m0iety)

What can you do with 250,000 books?

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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.

Hat tip Colossal.

Samuel Rodriguez

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Loving this new work by Samuel Rodriguez. If you’re in the Bay Area, Rodriguez has a show that opens July 20th @ the 1 AM Gallery.

Hat tip booooooom

Wordcollider

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“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 – Jeremy Mendes & Leanne Allison

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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.




Brian Dettmer – book sculptures

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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 Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.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.

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Jonathan Harris – Today

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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.

From youtube:

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’.