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“Mien Me” is an ongoing project by Alexander Benz He started it in late 2015 and is based on his earlier work where he has used high speed film to document people around him in a nonintrusive way.

 

Most subjects in his work are strangers and he often only gets a brief moment of interaction. He is interested in the relationship between people and their every-day environment, how they fit into this world, metaphorically and literally speaking.

 

The work happens naturally, but most of the pictures are reenactments of something seen at that very moment. An instant that is slightly staged there and then only, blurring the line between documentary and purely set up photography. He likes to portray the people he photographs as intimate as possible and show what the person radiates naturally, reflecting an identity based on his observation.

Link: abenz.com

 

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Those beautiful Crafted Systems products, by Aurelie Tu, are uniquely woven from 100% natural wool felt and assembled by hand. By nature they are textured with varying degrees of dimension and lift to the surface. They exhibit both a simple, geometric modern appeal and also a warm, hand-crafted quality. For more information go here.

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“Through digital communication like Facebook, Twitter, online dating and personal websites, the representation of our personality becomes more and more streamlined. We have the possibility to project an idea of how we are as a person into the world around us, but with the constant option of censoring information and invent fictional characteristics. Never have we had access to so much information about each other, and never has the information been so unreliable.”
To read more about this project and see more work by Johan Rosenmunte, go here.

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Dropping, by Alberto Seveso, are fluid sculptures made of mixed ink and oil, captured using high-speed photography.
The title is very important to Alberto, because it is a tribute to the master of the dripping technique, Jackson Pollock. To see more of his work, go here.

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Time Tilings are wonderful site specific video projection interventions by Pablo Valbuena. Having worked with several outdoor video projections myself too, I can’t help but still be fascinated by the effect it has on its immediate surrounding.

Pablo Valbuena writes: ”Architecture is judged by eyes that see, by the head that turns, and the legs that walk. Architecture is not a synchronic phenomenon but a successive one, made up of pictures adding themselves one to the other, following each other in time and space, like music.”

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Phoesy is poetry made by using a phone and its auto suggested words when tweeting or texting. Start a poem by choosing a word or topic you would like to write about. After that you can only select from the auto suggested words to create a meaningful sentence.

The idea behind Phoesy is to express yourself in a relevant way by using the limited amount of options given to you by your smartphone. The auto suggested words are a combination of your vocabulary used when communicating with others, as well as preset suggestions created by your phones software.

To get more info about this and to read more poems, go here.

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Exploded Flowers is a new photo series by artist Fong Qi Wei, showing the radial symmetry of flowers and individual floral components. This series is inspired partially by Todd McLellan’s Disassembly series. The series placed second in the International Photography Awards

To see more of this beautiful body of work, go here.

 

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Lovely project by New York based product designer and illustrator Sadi Tekin. Chickpeas placed and photographed in the streets of New York City. To see more work by Sadi, go here.

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A Million Times is the latest piece by Stockholm based studio Humans Since 1982 made for Victor Hunt Gallery. The installation is made of 288 single clocks. The installation can be controlled via an iPad using customised software.  To see more work by Humans Since 1982, go here.

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The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in José Guizar since chance put him in that town. A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught his restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city. This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up. José Guizar is a Graphic Designer living in New York City. To see more of his wok, go here.

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New York: Night and Day is a combination of non-traditional video time-lapse and animation. Philip Stockton filmed day and night scenes from around New York City and combined them back into single sequences using rotoscoping techniques. The piece explores the relationships between night and day, by compositing together scenes shot in the same location over a time period ranging from 4 – 8 hours. It feels like a wonderful collage of time and space.

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Just came across those fascinating photographs by  Jay Mark Johnson, depicting our surrounding a bit different than we are used to. Basically, everything that is moving becomes visible and everything that is standing still shows up “blurry”. Here is a brief explanation of the slit camera technique he is using to record those images:
Johnson produces photographic images that challenge the norms of perception. Employing a process that is distinct from conventional photography, he creates works that merge the recording of space and time into a single, linear “spacetime” continuum. The resulting photographs are akin to both seismographs and electrocardiograms in that, as timelines, they begin on the left and end on the right. The horizontal length of the image conveys an uninterrupted and fluid measurement of a brief span of time, varying in duration from 10 seconds up to 45 minutes. Text by ACE Gallery

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Line 02 by Thomas Vailly is a versatile and low tech way to produce fluid and organic plastic shapes. Latex sheets are like numeric surfaces, and can be stretched, scaled and blown to create an infinity of fluid volumes. Line 02 is a dialog between 3D-modeling, rapid prototyping, craftsmanship and design. To get more information about Line 02, go here.

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This wonderful umbrella installation is a part of an art festival called Agitagueda in Agueda, Portugal. They are located in a small town just south of Porto. The photographs were taken by Patrícia Almeida. To see more of this series visit her Flickr page here.

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Measure, by Fabrice Le Nezet is a physical representation of the idea of measure. The objective was to ‘materialize’ tension in a sense, to make the notions of weight, distance and angle palpable. This work lies in the context of his search for purification around raw materials such as concrete and metal. Therefore he used simple shapes which catch light and transcend the volume structure. To see more work by Fabrice Le Nezet, go here.

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Found In Nature is an interesting photo project by New York based photographer Barry Rosenthal. While working on another project, called Photobotanicus, Rosenthal came across discarded objects found on beaches, collected and rearranged them before documenting the materials found. To see more of this particular project, go here.

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I just love this series of pictures of flying houses by France based photographer Laurent Chehere. Naturally it seems that the pictures have been inspired by the movie UP, but without the houses being cute nor using balloons to make them float. To see more images by Laurent Chehere go here.

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Watertower is a new sculptural artwork by Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin. For the US premiere of his internationally recognized Icon series, Fruin has created a monumental water tower sculpture in colorful salvaged plexiglas and steel. Watertower will be mounted high upon a water tower platform to become a part of the DUMBO, Brooklyn skyline.

Fruin, who often works with reclaimed and discarded materials, has composed Watertower from roughly one thousand scraps of plexiglas. It includes such details as interior and exterior access ladders and an operable roof hatch. The locally-sourced plexi came from all over New York City—from the floors of Chinatown sign shops, to the closed DUMBO studio of artist Dennis Oppenheim, to Astoria’s demolition salvage warehouse Build It Green!NYC.
Watertower opens June 7th, with daily light shows beginning at dusk and continuing to morning. Situated on the rooftop of 20 Jay Street the sculpture will be viewable from the parks and streets of Dumbo, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, FDR Drive and Lower Manhattan.
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With Nurture Studies, Diana Scherer presents an archive of flowers she has grown from seed over a six-month period. Rather than letting the flowers grow in open soil, she has forced each plant to develop within the confines of a vase. Only at the end of the process does she remove the plant’s corset, exposing roots that retain their shape as an evocation of the now absent vase. To see more of her work, go here.

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This is a promotion music video made of 960 records to create 1 minute and 20 seconds worth of wave form. Each of the records had to be individually cut to a specific size, hand labeled, hand numbered and then finally polished before shooting them in sequence. To get more information about this project, go here.

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Daniel Palacios creates machines that can scan and visualise the flow of visitors (Waves, 2006-07) or objects that communicate with their viewers by means of artificial intelligence. These are works that create snapshots of reality and pose questions about perception, memory, time and space. To see more of his work go here.

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If you’ve ever wondered how much of any food you can fit into a plastic bottle, look no further. Mæt, by  Danish artist Per Johansen, consists of reproductions of meat, vegetables, pasta and other foods which are claustrophobically placed in various synthetic plastic containers. At first glance the images might look somehow appealing, but as more time you spend looking at them as more they turn into something decadent, disgusting and incarcerated. To see more of those lovely images, go here.

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I just love those installations by Paige Smith, a graphic designer and artist located in Los Angeles. She has been using paper in 3D to create those sculptures that come in all sizes and fit in the holes of buildings and pipes found while walking around. The finished shapes represent geodes, crystal, quartz, or any mineral formation that you would normally find in nature. To see more of this particular work, go here.

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This is a beautiful video documenting the workflow of Sue Paraskeva while sculpting her extraordinary porcelain pieces. The video was shot and produced by Jamie Isbell. To see more work by Sue Paraskeva, go here.

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Thomas Demand is a German artist turning memories into paper sculptures. After doing some research online I found quite a few photographs of his installations that are equally intriguing. They can be found here, here and here. There is also an additional interview by Monocle.

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