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Echoviren is a simple shelter, a hermitage, a place of temporary rest and contemplation of the forest. Spanning 10 x 10 x 8 feet, the translucent white enclosure, stands stark and artificial against the natural palette of reds and greens of the forest.

Smith|Allen is participating in the Project 387 Residency, located in Mendocino Country. In the heart of a 150-acre redwood forest, the collaborative duo has created a site responsive, 3D printed architectural installation (the largest of it’s kind): Echoviren. The project merges architecture, art and technology to explore the dialectic between man, machine and nature.

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A rather unusual post for QBV, but this video is aesthetically so beautifully done that I had to post it. Since we don’t have a category for sports it will be filed under Food, Performance and Video. :)

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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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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 name Lumio is inspired by the idea of an illuminated book. The light turns on when you open the cover and turns off when it’s closed. Lumio illuminates when you need light and stows away compactly when unused, ideal for modern living.

Adjust the lamp as your lighting needs change throughout the day. Use it as a table lamp, a wall sconce, ceiling pendant, ambient lighting, outdoor lighting or come up with your own unique ways to use Lumio.

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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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sigur rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band’s new album valtari. The idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. Among the filmmakers are Ramin Bahrani, Alma Har’el and John Cameron Mitchell.

To see more videos, to 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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I really enjoyed looking at those animated GIFs by motion graphic designer Matthew Divito.  To see more of this particular work go here. Don’t forget to check out Matthew’s Motion Graphics Reel 2K11.

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Just found those music video performed by Kawehi only using a mic, a pedal and her voice. Kawehi has been collecting money on Kickstarter for her upcoming EP and naturally had no problem raising the funds. I’m looking forward hearing her new songs. For all the RSS users, click here to see the video on vimeo.

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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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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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This is a lovely short film that tells the story behind the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster. Its origins at the beginning of WWII and its rediscovery in a bookshop in England in 2000, becoming one of the iconic images of the 21st century. To find out more about Barter Books, go here.

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Light Drive, by Kim Pimmel, is a beautiful stop motion video using long exposure light paining techniques. To get the desired result he used an Arduino device, controlled via bluetooth, to drive a stepper motor. The light sources include cold cathode case lights, EL wire, lasers and others. To see more of Kim Pimmel’s work, go here.

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Made By Hand has just released their latest video on the Brooklyn based beekeeper Megan Paska. As the other two short documentaries I have mentioned before here in this blog, this one is yet another wonderfully part of a series of people doing what they are passionate about. To get more info about Made By Hand go here.

Directed and produced by: Keith “keef” Ehrlich
Director of photography: Joshua Kraszewski

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Dune, by Studio Roosegaarde, is a public interactive landscape that interacts with human behavior. This hybrid of nature and technology is composed of large amounts of fibers that brighten according to the sounds and motion of passing visitors. I could really imagine this installation along the water where I live. It would look so pretty. If you would like to see more work by Studio Roosegaarde, go here.

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Here Comes The Neighborhood is a wonderful short-form docuseries exploring the power of public art and innovation to uplift and revitalize urban communities.
In 2009, Urban Visionary and Placemaker Tony Goldman partnered with Jeffrey Deitch to create the Wynwood Walls. What began with a series of parking lots, loading docks, and drab rundown factory buildings, became a curation of high caliber murals from Futura, Shepard Fairey, OS Gemeos, Kenny Scharf and others. The Walls opened for Art Basel 2009, and now two years later the collection has expanded to include over thirty artists from around the world, becoming a “Town Center” in a district that has grown into one of the largest concentrations of commissioned murals in the World.

To read more about this project and watch all the episodes, go here.

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Years, by German artist Bartholomäus Traubeck, is a record player that can crete piano music from the year ring data of a slice of wood. I have a feeling that I could listen to endless amount of this meditative, nature generated music. The installation includes a modified turntable, a computer, a camera, acrylic glass and veneer. To read more about this work, go here.

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Schau! is a series of interactive shop window installations designed by Britzpetermann, a studio for interactive media experiences located in Bonn, Germany.

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I love the look of those Felt-Tip prints, made by repeatedly balancing a single A1 sheet of paper on the nibs of a set of Pantone pens. Watch the video to get more information about this project from the artist Daniel Eatock, or visit his website here.

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Little Shining Man is a quite beautiful, flying, hand assembled sculpture made from more than 23,000 individual components. The kite, developed by the artist duo Heather Peak & Ivan Morison, was built using the QCK_01 kite joint system designed by Queen & Crawford and manufactured using selective Laser Sintering technology. Little Shining Man reminds me a bit of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest.

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I totally love the idea of those sunglasses made from broken skateboard decks. Crafted entirely in Shwood’s local woodshop, this one-of-a-kind pair of sunglasses was created out of curiosity, just to see what was possible. For more of Shwood’s experiments visit: ExperimentWithNature.com

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DaDa Box, a Semester Project at HfG Offenbach, is a device inspired by the DaDa movement from the early 1910s. Shake the box and it will rearrange and retell the lines from a poem written by Kurt Schwitters. Not only do I like how this little device looks like, I also think it is interesting to play with the concept of language and its meaning. To get more info, visit the projects website here.

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I am really impressed with Arthur Cadre’s performance in this video, made by Alex Yde. Not only are his moves absolutely incredible, but to see how Cadre is in control over every inch of his body and how he seems to defy gravity, is truly amazing and inspiring.

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