The guys over at Arkitip have done it again with their eighth Curated series, this time with collage/graffiti artist José Parlá. I love José’s work, it’s so filled with texture and ideas and life and his writing looks like some kind of alien language. It’s great to be able to see him work like this, how he layers all these random bits of papers and found objects, how he ages and distresses his tags. I have to give props to my buddy Felipe Lima for directing this gem, he really capture the energy of his work.
Yesterday, we saw how errant robots could make houses look fat, and today we’re looking at work from digital artistHugo Arcier and his series of digitally degenerating forms. As Arcier describes his work: “All my 3D objects are afflicted with a degenerative disease. Gripped by terror, they understand what fate awaits them. Gradually they disintegrate, face after face they lose their appearance, with a fatal outcome.” For whatever reason, watching the shape of the body become more and more abstracted seems less fatal than it seems fascinating.
The body forms remind me of these body forms, which were created for Air’s album Pocket Symphony by artist Xavier Veilhan who has a larger body of faceted sculptures. Among much amazing work is this, a monumental yellow portrait of his friend Sophie.
There’s something really nice about this video made by Casey Neistat (of the Neistat Brothers) that’s dedicated to running. It was made over a three week period where he would take his camera along with him as he trained for this year’s New York Marathon. As someone who hates to run (bikes for life) I can definitely relate to the “mind games” you play with yourself in order to get out of running. It’s never easy to get up on a cold, rainy day and get your ass moving.
A forgotten future was hidden in plain sight from filmmaker Evan Mather until he went hunting for it in his hometown, Baton Rouge. He was surprised when he found what was left of the Union Tank Car Dome, a geodesic dome designed by Buckmister Fuller: “this was supposed to be a world famous piece of architecture and here it was, a genuine ruin, rusting away in the wilderness.”
At the time of it’s completion, the geodesic structure featured the largest free-span in the world. Within the 384-foot-diameter dome, a giant turntable sorted and shuffled rail cars until the standard size of rail cars changed and the turntable didn’t. For decades the unmaintained dome served as storage, and it was razed in 2007.
And now you can stream Evan’s movie about the structure’s realization and demolition.
Stop-motion is one of the mediums that never fails to impress me. The sheer amount of time and effort put into making still images appear to move when combined is something that I certainly don’t have the patience for. But the folks over at Andersen M Studio certainly do as evidenced by the video above, created for the New Zealand Book Council. What they’ve done is animate a piece of Maurice Gee’s book Going West, creating a piece that’s both enthralling but also kinda’ creepy in the Nightmare Before Christmas kinda’ way. Just watch and see how crazy they got with the details, like the tumbleweeds and towns and every other little detail.