I have always been fascinated by the immense network of wires and cables which connect the towns and cities of Japan. During my visit to Tokyo, I was particularly interested in capturing images of the abundant clusters of these nests of wires. Andreas Gefeller manages to create intriguing collages from a number of images; with a great result.
“The Japan Series was photographed in the context of »European Eyes on Japan« in the prefecture Tottori. In the series Supervisions, Gefeller employs a technically elaborate method to scan the surfaces of urban sites. By means of long-term exposure, the Duesseldorf based photo artist has captured a world of starkly utopian quality in Soma. Halbwertszeiten throws an intense light on people and landscapes in the near surroundings of Tschernobyl − 10 years after the nuclear catastrophe.”
Butterfly House is a dramatic architectural sculpture inspired by the lifecycle of a butterfly, a demonstration of experimental environmental design on a liveable scale.
An experiment in zoomorphic design, the remodelled 1930s timber-clad family home traces each change in the butterfly lifecycle.
The larval stage is represented by the steel bridge with curved balustrades that hint at the segmented body of a caterpillar leading to the house, the chrysalis is captured by the staircase, enclosed areas of the house and conservatory and the final winged insect is represented by retractable winged external canopies spread as sun shades over a paved garden space.
The interior of the house is ‘alive’ with colour and a web of fibres, wires and cables, cocooning its inhabitants.
Golden Workshop by modulorbeat and students from the Münster School of Architecture
“German architects modulorbeat and students from the Münster School of Architecture constructed a glittering golden pavilion to exhibit the techniques of medieval goldsmiths in Münster’s central market square. Planned and constructed in just six weeks, the Golden Workshop was installed to accompany an exhibition of the same theme taking place at the nearby LWL State Museum for Art and Cultural History.”
Great source of inspiration for a small project I am intending to work on for a school in Spain. It is an attempt to re-develop an array of existing classroom buildings through the use of an adapted outer skin.
Incredible collection of salvaged items to create these amazing hanging chandeliers. Brings back memories of a Christmas Tree my mother entered into an annual competition made entirely from surplus re-cycled materials.
Check out his website for more of this amazing work.
“Starting in 2004 I have been working on design projects which revolve around the collections of objects. The objects are normally collected in large quantities categorized and assembled in a way that transforms their meaning. My work is about giving banal and overlooked objects a new significance. The finished piece of work takes various forms such as chandeliers, installations, functional and sculptural objects.”
It has been a while not had much luck in finding time to keep this updated but good news is I have all my offers for post grad in September so very much looking forward to that. More updates to follow!
In their series ‘silent world’, paris-based, franco-german artistic duo lucie & simon use tricks of the photographic trade to render the world’s busiest cities free of cars and even people.
Neutral density filters allow photographers to limit light entry without closing the aperture or increasing the shutter speed. The higher the F-stop reduction, the greater the effect, allowing for super-long exposures which make moving objects like people and cars essentially invisible, while only immobile structures remain. Extremely high level filters are used by NASA to analyze star patterns.
In the ‘silent world’ images, lucie & simon leave just one or two people visible in the photograph: ’small intrusions [whose] disconcerting presence disrupts the majestic calm of the streets and squares.‘
Timothy Pakron’s concentrated disciplines are photography and painting, sometimes combing the two. His recent oeuvre focuses on nonrepresentational, non-vanity portraits. Some portraits are about abstracting the face while others have religious narratives. Using the familiarity of the face as a template, his process involves hand painting the developer in the darkroom intentionally revealing certain parts of the negative.