Doku über das “Jejune Institute” von Jeff Hull in San Francisco: “Their mission is to provoke discovery through visceral experience and pervasive play. As creators of the Jejune Institute, an award-winning immersive narrative experience, Nonchalance was successfully able to re-engineer the way audiences interact with media, the space around them, and each other. Utilizing automated environments, pirate radio broadcasts, guerilla masonry, and lock boxes within lock boxes, Hull’s work represents a warp zone that transports audiences between hyper realized fantasy worlds. Previously as a street artist with an ambition to infuse more variability and play into the civic realm, Jeff created Oaklandish; a decade-strong community arts organization with 20 consecutive “Best of the East Bay” Awards to it’s credit. He is also the founder of inner city playground activities such as the Urban Capture the Flag League, the Lake Merritt Radio Regatta, and the Liberation Drive-In which spawned an international movement of rogue parking lot movie screenings.” Via: Laurence, merci!
“Copyright 2010″, 2010
“wwwwalk”, 2012: Augmented-virtuality application, using the video camera function, it captures and displays the immediate environment as a background of any website
“Field Recording is the ploughing of an ’12000 inch’ vinyl record into soil and recording the sound of the creation (contact- and directional-mic’s). The final piece consists of this video and the recorded sound cut into real vinyl (12″).”
“S.M.S. or Smoke Messaging Service, takes your device to the next level. Based on millennia of experience this iPhone hardware addon offers you safe, long distance, visual communication for free! Smoke is one of the earliest technologies for long distance visual communication. This iPhone addon offers you the advantages of ancient technology TODAY!”
“Dennis De Bel graduated in June’07 as an Interactive Media designer at the Willem de Kooning Art Academy, in Rotterdam. In June’09 he completed the master-course Media Design at the Piet Zwart Institute, also in Rotterdam. Currently he is teaching at the Willem de Kooning Academy and closely related to Worm, Rotterdam.” Und gerade erst erschienen: Bels erste und großartige Künstlermonographie “A Very Hard Cover Book” (20 Euro).
* Freiheit für Pseudonyme: “My Name Is Me”
* “Die Revolution im Dienste der Poesie” – Fernando Sanchez Castillo, Democracia, Santiago Sierra in Berlin, ab 8. September im Kreuzberger Senatsreservenspeicher: “Jenseits der Kunsttrampelpfade werden ab dem 8. September im Kreuzberger Senatsreservenspeicher sowie im Berliner Stadtraum Werke von drei der engagiertesten Künstler Spaniens gezeigt, aber auch neu entstehen. Bekannt für ihre kritischen Werke, die kompromisslos Missstände unserer Zeit sichtbar machen, beleuchten die drei PositioFERNnen erstmals gemeinsam das Spannungsfeld von Revolution und Ästhetik. In ihrer Reflexion von gesellschaftlicher Transformation, medialer Revolutionsästhetik sowie dem Verhältnis von Macht, Kunst und Wirtschaft widmet sich die Ausstellung einem Thema, das aktueller nicht sein könnte, wie schon ein flüchtiger Blick in die Tagespresse zeigt.”
* Kidult vs. Kenzo: “Kidult from NY strikes again street of paris, in reaction to their “Flower Tag” Fragrance Ad Campaign, which is actually inspired by the graffiti movement. let the revolution begin….” Via
* Neuer Kunstplatz in Kopenhagen: “Superkilen“. “The square is painted in red tones and in rectangular shapes. When viewed from above, it looks like a three-dimensional skewed shape. The square is a part of the urban park ‘Superkilen’, a long stretch which also contains a green and a black zone. Each zone facilitates different activities. Superkilen is located in Nørrebro (north-west), a multicultural part of Copenhagen with 60 different nationalities represented. To reflect the community, the park will be furnished with imported elements like benches, bins, trees, playgrounds, ping-pong tables, lamp-posts and signage from 60 different countries.” Via
* Yeah, LOL-Sex-YouTube-Game: Dry Hump: The Game “is a strange set of interactive YouTube vids where you guide either a short-shorted, midriff-baring dude with flowing blonde locks or a neon-clad, disinterested hipsterette through a series of delicate seductions by clicking one of two annotated popups which lead to either rejection or fully clothed coitus -the latter accompanied by trippy slo-mo effects and psychedelic color warps, which totally makes up for not actually having sex.” Via
* Verdammt komisch: Nerds und ihre Shirts inkl. Erklärungslinks.
* Schönes Projekt: “Conceptual Devices“. Aus dem Manifest: “Design should not be based on formal principles – but always on an idea of society. Designed forms represent possible social orders and a lot of their contradictions. Design is everything. Anything could be designed. Everyone is a designer. Design allows social innovations. Often it is not made by designers.” Via: Linktipp
* Unglaublich, aber wahr: al-Qaida veröffentlich jetzt ein eigenes Hochglanz-Frauenmagazin
* Schöne Entdeckung bei Pop-Up City: “Urban Hacking To Sell Bratwurst Along The German Highway”
“Luzern glänzt” – so heißt die neue Kampagne in Luzern im “Kampf gegen achtlos weggeworfenen Abfall”. Und dafür wurden nun 16 Abfalleimer zu Spielen umfunktioniert. Nachdem ich erst vorgestern diese Rutsche entdeckt habe, bekomme ich so langsam wirklich das Gefühl: Es scheint ein Umdenken bei den offiziellen Stellen stattzufinden. Und auch wenn diese Ideen aus Luzern jetzt so aussehen, als wären sie exakt von Künstlern wie The Wa, Mr Talion oder Démocratie Creative kopiert (der Mülleimer-Basketballkorb von The Wa, Himmel & Hölle von Mr Talion, Korbwurf am Mülleimer von Démocratie Creative), finde ich es trotzdem beeindruckend. Denn immerhin wird da mal etwas Neues versucht. Ich glaube wirklich, dass unsere Städte nur davon profitieren können, wenn sie sich mehr zu einem Abenteuerspielplatz verwandeln. Und die spannende Frage ist dann auch: Wenn offizielle Stadtmöbel immer mehr wie Street-Art aussehen – was macht dann der Street-Artist? Ich freue mich schon auf die nächste Umdrehung… Via
Mobiler Blumenkübel von Jan Martinec & Johana Střížková: “The transformation of Fiat Bravo into a flower pot is a gesture of free will to us. We bought a functional car only to make it become a one tree forrest in the middle of Prague’s quarter Karlin – a public installation. The car still has valid technical check paperwork, license plate and other paperwork. We play by the rules, but a different game. We have created a situation which by its arrangement defies pragmatism; it is a strike to weak spot of reason. It is subversion against materialism. Functional vehicle has been used as a flower pot; parking place has been changed into a miniature playground/meadow. Although the keys are in the shaft is buried under tons of dirt. There will be no ride today.” Via: Mail, thx!
Noch eine Woche! Jetzt Ideen einreichen (PDF, englisch) für das Perffusion-Festival 2011 in Strasbourg (Deadline 29. Mai!): Ob unsichtbares Theater, Performances, Guerilla-Architektur, Workshops, Street Art, Spielplätze – ein gesamtes Gelände soll neu bespielt werden! REBEL:ART ist auf jeden Fall dabei! Alle weiteren Infos hier:
WHAT IS IT ?
Perffusion – territory where anything is possible – is an exeperimental reinvestment project of public spaces from a neighborhood with the mobilization of its inhabitants. In 2011, for its third edition, the project lands in the “Gare – Laiterie” quarter of Strasbourg from September 19th to 25th. It will be a week of interventions to explore every possibilities of the urban environment! Program: visual installations, sound, digital projects, workshops, performances, residencies, flash mob, urban furniture, artistic journey – on facades of vacant premises, walls, green spaces, fallows, furniture, playgrounds, places… made by more than 30 to 60 local, national and international contributors.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The artist, the urban planner, the architect, the engineer, the landscaper, the activist, the disruptive, the artist, the designer, the dancer, the musician, the graffiti artist, the baker, the pharmacist, the office worker… and any other person wishing to live the experience of the intervention in the public space and who wants to make from the “Gare-Laiterie” quarter a territory where anything is possible!
TIPS AND AREAS OF INTERVENTION
Present a realistic project able to be self managed and which does not requires heavy physical means. Pooling of means, resources of the urban environment are
the foundations of a good Perffusion project. If it can help you, a video tour of the neighborhood is avalable here: www.perffusion.com.
A PUBLIC SPACE… WITHOUT PUBLIC
Full of unexpected riches or poorly exploited, the street welcomes and opens the doors of its fertility. Find new features to street furniture (car park, dustbin, phone boxes, traffic signs …), Experience a ground signage, paint, display, perform, disturb, mess up … are all possible actions. In the continuity of choreographies, flash mobs, plays… and
other activators of sensations. You conquer your audience!
POPULATED AREA… INTERVENTIONS TO SHARE
… with the inhabitants of nearby residences. How to awaken the curiosity of hundreds of families, allow your senses to open their mind to their living spaces. An objective of “better living together” to organize around fun interventions and workshops or interactive projects.
A DESERT IN NOMANSLAND AREA
This is the paradox that gives all its interest to the experimental reinvestment of the “Gare – Laiterie” quarter. Old warehouses, vacant lots, abandoned parks… are all areas to fertilize with plants, actions and interactions: furniture, shared garden, landscaping…
Foto: NeSpoon: “Merry Xmas”, 2010
* Jetzt aber: FROHE WEIHNACHTEN & HAPPYHAPPY 2011!
* Schachteln – in Hamburg. Via: Mail, danke!
* David John Anderssons “Analyse urbaner Kommunikationsguerilla” (PDF)
* “ÜBER LEBENSKUNST ist eine Initiative für Kultur & Nachhaltigkeit. In der Community setzen sich Querdenker_innen aktiv für eine zukunftsfähige Welt ein und vernetzen sich. Machen Sie mit und stellen Sie Ideen & Projekte vor!” Via: Mail
* “Weder activism noch art und nicht mal rebel, aber im nächsten sommer bestimmt schön anzuschauen: http://www.inwinter.net – Ausblick von meinem Zimmer auf den Volkspark Friedrichshain.” Danke, Fabian!
Swoon geht wieder nach Haiti und hat ein Support-Print im Angebot: “I am headed back to haiti next week! There is a lot going on there, but we will be very cautious, promise, promise, promise. So, i am writing to bug you for a little tiny bit of wind in our sails. I have just released a print to support our second trip. It’s a drawing of one of the boys from the villages where we are working. It’s a large edition, priced really affordably because we are hoping to cast our net for support very wide, to include people who might not always buy artwork, but who are interested, at the same time as being interested in supporting haiti!” Und darum geht´s:
“The Konbit Shelter Project was created with the idea that a group of artists, engineers, architects and builders could pool their individual knowledge, resources and time to make a lasting difference in postearthquake Haiti. Konbit Shelter is a rebuilding initiative, which uses domestyle structures and the super-adobe technique of earth bag architecture to create sustainable, inexpensive and dependable housing for the people of Haiti. While the structures are extremely resistant to natural disasters, they also have the major benefit of being comprised of 90% earth and requiring no specialized scaffolding and understructure to build – making it a viable option for the people of Haiti to continue building on their own once they learn the method. At the center of this project has been NYC-based Swoon, whose intricate wheatpastes and paper-cutouts have been seen on the walls of countless cities and galleries. While humanitarian architecture and street-based art that Swoon is known for appear to be vastly different mediums, the concepts behind them remain the same to her: “To bring things of beauty to people where they are, where they need it. To turn up where you are not expected to be, and to make everything out of love.” During the summer of 2010, the team behind The Konbit Shelter Project traveled to the village of Bigones, Haiti with the goal of educating and employing the local residents while constructing a community center using this technique. Now, the team will be returning again on December 21st to begin construction on single family homes, and the sale of Swoon’s Walki print will immediately go towards funding the construction of these homes.
The efforts of the individuals involved in The Konbit Shelter Project are an amazing example of people doing everything in their power to give back. While we who make up the general public don’t always have the time and resources to do incredible things like this on our own, it’s important that we support those who take it upon themselves to do what we can not – which is the idea behind the sale of Swoon’s Walki print. The Walki print itself is an immediately touching portrait by Swoon of a boy named Walki who lives in the village of Bigones and spent time with the Konbit Shelter team at the community center building site this last summer. The print is made of a three-layer screenprint on handmade Indian jute paper measuring 13″ x 21″ and is limited at an edition of 300 – all proceeds from the sale will go towards support of the Konbit Shelter Project. The print will only be on sale for a limited time until January 1st and is priced affordably at $125 so that as many people as possible can be involved with this unique project. The print is available exclusively online at the Upper Playground Web Store.” Via: Mail, danke Matthias!