April 30, 2009
April 28, 2009
April 26, 2009
Press Release on Pink Rabbit
Artesina, Piemont, Italy
2005 – 2025
“The things one finds wandering in a landscape: familiar things and utterly unknown, like a flower one has never seen before, or, as Columbus discovered, an inexplicable continent; and then, behind a hill, as if knitted by giant grandmothers, lies this vast rabbit, to make you feel as small as a daisy.
The toilet-paper-pink creature lies on its back: a rabbit-mountain like Gulliver in Lilliput. Happy you feel as you climb up along its ears, almost falling into its cavernous mouth, to the belly-summit and look out over the pink woolen landscape of the rabbitís body, a country dropped from the sky; ears and limbs sneaking into the distance; from its side flowing heart, liver and intestines.
Happily in love you step down the decaying corpse, through the wound, now small like a maggot, over woolen kidney and bowel. Happy you leave like the larva that gets its wings from an innocent carcass at the roadside. Such is the happiness which made this rabbit. i love the rabbit the rabbit loves me.”
After almost 5 years of knitting the rabbit found its final place in the italian alps (close to Cuneo). It waits there to be visited by you. You might even take your time or check back every now and then as the rabbit will wait for you 20 years from now on.
follow the pink rabbit.
April 25, 2009
I’ll introduce several Ji Lee projects:
The Bubble Project
50,000 bubble stickers have been printed. They have been continually placed on top of ads on the streets of New York. They are left blank, inviting passersby to fill them in. I photograph and archive the results. This project instantly transforms the intrusive and dull corporate monologues into a public dialogue. Our public spaces are returned back to the public. Since its launch in 2002, the Bubble Project has become a global project. Bubblers all around the globe are bubbling their own towns.
To see more of the bubble project: http://thebubbleproject.com/
3D Chess Board
The three-dimensional chess board adds an extra dimension of physicality to the game’s battle field.
Nine Circles Numbers
NCN are new numbers based on a visual logic of arithmetic progression. Unlike the Arabic numbers, which are a set of abstract symbols, the use of NCN does not rely on memorizing the shapes of each number, but rather on counting the elements contained in its nine-circles grid. NCN allow us to see that numbers can be mysterious, playful and beautiful.
Instead of showing the weight, this scale tells the person what to eat according to the weight.
All-In-One Card Stamp
Why buy many cards for different occasions if you can have an “One Card for All Occasions Stamp”? It saves time, money and headache.
Visit his site to see more: http://pleaseenjoy.com/
April 24, 2009
Ad for the UK newspaper The Guardian.
The Fresher is a supplment for University students included within the pages of The Guardian pages every year. This advertisement is representative if a student’s lifestyle—flat sharing and the endless stack of dirty dishes. The bodycopy is wedged in between the plates and crockery The bodycopy presents many of the topics modern day students–”having a hangover” or “Eating beans”–in a ironic way, mixing 3D with photographic techniques.
April 23, 2009
“BMW’s MINI division will debut its first color-morphing car in Singapore in June. Called the MINI Chameleon, the car changes color according to weather conditions. For example, on a rainy day, the car’s paint brightens to improve visibility while on a sunny day, it lightens to reflect heat and cool down the vehicle. The color-morphing technology was made possible due to a special treatment called FeintPaint by Spanish company Payola Forlids. Cars treated with FeintPaint comprises tiny magnetic iron oxide particles which can interact with a low grade magnetic field to change the spacing of the particles, and hence its ability to reflect light and change color. The color changes take effect in seconds, and should be quite a sight to behold! Though it could be frustrating if you’re the owner, and you’ve no idea where you last parked your car in a multi-story car park. ”
I wish FeintPaint technology could be used on other things as well, such as hair-dye would’ve been fun.
April 21, 2009
“Ron Mueck (born 1958) is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor working in Great Britain.
Mueck’s early career was as a model maker and puppeteer for children’s television and films. He moved on to establish his own company in London, making photo-realistic props and animatronics for the advertising industry. Although highly detailed, these props were usually designed to be photographed from one specific angle hiding the mess of construction seen from the other side. Mueck increasingly wanted to produce realistic sculptures which looked perfect from all angles.
In 1996 Mueck transitioned to fine art, collaborating with his mother-in-law, Paula Rego, to produce small figures as part of a tableau she was showing at the Hayward Gallery. Rego introduced him to Charles Saatchi who was immediately impressed and started to collect and commission work. This led to the piece which made Mueck’s name, Dead Dad, being included in the Sensation show at the Royal Academy the following year. Dead Dad is a rather haunting silicone and mixed media sculpture of the corpse of Mueck’s father reduced to about two thirds of its natural scale. It is the only work of Mueck’s that uses his own hair for the finished product.
Mueck’s sculptures faithfully reproduce the minute detail of the human body, but play with scale to produce disconcertingly jarring visual images.
In 1999 Mueck was appointed as Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London. During this two year post he created the works Mother and Child, Pregnant Woman, Man in a Boat and Swaddled Baby. In 2002 his sculpture Pregnant Woman was purchased by the National Gallery of Australia for AU$800,000.”
April 20, 2009
April 19, 2009
Eugenio Recuenco is a photographer from Madrid, Spain, who works mostly in the publishing and advertising fields. Compared to others, his personal style has been referred to as “cinematographic” and “pictorial”. His photography often features surreal settings and heavy filtering. His work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue and Madame Figaro.
Eugenio Recuenco’s Fairytale Inspired Photos for Vogue Espana
Beauty and the Beast
Little Red Riding Hood
The Princess and the Pea
The Pied Piper of Hamelin