29/08/2012

RE-SET. Dutch Pavilion by Petra Blaisse.

Dutch pavilion. 13th Biennale di Venezia. [VEN] Italy. 27/08-25/11/2012 [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA via INSIDE-OUTSIDE
Today is opening to public "La Biennale di Venezia" and nothing better to start with a brilliant proposal. A weeks ago, we showed the first images about the Dutch Pavilion project by Petra Blaisse to La Biennale di Venezia. Now, courtesy of Inside-Outside, the first images and video about the pavilion. To be honest, look very well. Hat tip, to Petra and team!

Below you can watch the video registration of the Dutch Pavilion that was made by Su Tomesen.

Although the images are still a bit mysterious, because yet they do not want to reveal the design yet, her ideas are bright, ideas about architecture itself, so that during the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, a single visit to the Dutch pavilion will not be enough.

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03/08/2012

RE-SET. New wings for architecture. Petra Blaisse in Venice.

Dutch pavilion. 13th Biennale di Venezia. [VEN] Italy. 27/08-25/11/2012
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Although the images are still a bit mysterious, because yet they do not want to reveal the design yet, her ideas are bright, ideas about architecture itself, so that during the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, a single visit to the Dutch pavilion will not be enough. Anyone who wants to experience the full potential of an empty building will return. Hat tip to Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse!!

Perhaps more than once. Every five minutes the situation in the pavilion will be totally different, and anyone who stays for a while will witness a visually astounding transformation. With Re-set, new wings for architecture, Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse demonstrates that architecture possesses the power to start anew. The...

01/08/2012

PINA, a film for Pina Bausch by WIM WENDERS.

"PINA, Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost". By Wim Wenders. [VIDEO]
metalocus, TERESA DEL PRADO.
Art, Photography, VIDEO
We present the 3D documentary that Wim Wenders made as a tribute to the German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch premiered in February 2011 at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).

PINA, a feature-length dance film that was shot in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, shows the exhilarating and inimitable art of the great German choreographer who died in the summer of 2009, inviting the viewer on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: right onto the stage of the legendary ensemble and together with the...

29/07/2012

Three Little Worlds: Klaus Toons at the Architecture Foundation

The Architecture Foundation [LON] U.K. 24/07-18/08/2012
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, Art, Design
Our favorite cartoonish, Klaus Toons, opened a small exhibition at the Architecture Foundation in London. For the latest event in the Three Little Worlds programme, Jimenez Lai's Cartoonish Metropolis host an exhibition of comic work by celebrated architectural commentator and cartoonist Klaus Toons, opened this week, with a conversation between Klaus and Liam Young (Tomorrow's Thoughts Today) last Tuesday 24 July.

Hat tip, Klaus!!

Venue: The Architecture Foundation, 136-148 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU. U.K.
Exhibition: 24 July - 18 August. (NB. Exhibition closed over the Olympic period, 28 July - 10 August). Free entry.

 

26/07/2012

Orbit Tower nominated for Carbuncle Cup, Bad Architecture Award.

Carbuncle Cup 2012: the shortlist. U.K.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA via BD and Londonist.
Architecture, Art
On the same weekend that the Stirling prize shortlist was announced, the nominations for this year’s Carbuncle Cup were also revealed, with the Olympic Park’s ArcelorMittal Orbit tower and the restored Cutty Sark among the final six.

For many this is the proof that an engineer plus an artist, do not make an architect.

The Razzie to the Stirling’s Oscar, the Carbuncle Cup was launched seven years ago at the height of a building boom and seeks to highlight “quite how bad the very worst of British architecture can be.”

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25/07/2012

BANKSY AND OLYMPICS.

Banksy [VIDEO] via BBC
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Art, Design, Recommendations
Olympics begin today, although officially the opening ceremony is on Friday 27 July. Everything is Olympic, we also (see below for some links to news Olympic here) and our known Banksy is not an exception. The East London, the area where are located the facilities for the Games, is one of the points where there are biggest debates about graffiti, actions, counter-actions, accomplishments ... this is the reazon because the authorities have launched a raid and issued a series of prohibitions against graffiti all over London and especially in this area.

The area has not only been a matter to cleaning graffiti by the authorities, but has been heavily used by the army which has placed numerous missile launchers on rooftops of buildings of citizens (the neighbors have complained but the judges have given the reason the military).

On the occasion of this controversy, and defying ...

24/07/2012

The Turrell skyspace at Rice University

Rice University [Houston, TX] USA.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Art, Design, Recommendations
A work by celebrated American artist James Turrell. This installation consists of a 28' square viewing area, enclosed by a grass berm and covered by an elevated, floating 72'x72' roof, with a 14'x14' oculus. The interior space provides a rich, varied experience of the changing light conditions through the oculus. The installation serves as a music performance space for a limited number of people and opened to the public June 14, 2012.

Description:  Standing adjacent to the Shepherd School of Music on the Rice University campus, the James Turrell Skyspace titled Twilight Epiphany is visible from the surrounding Texas Medical Center and many neighboring high-rises...

24/07/2012

MACBA Collection. The demolition as leitmotiv.

MACBA [BCN] 07/06-21/10/2012.
metalocus, TERESA DEL PRADO.
The MACBA Collection offers a new presentation of its collection and recent acquisitions. The exhibition is divided into three chapters in which thematizes the relation between artistic practice and the urban condition. In the first section we have the traces left by the architect Le Corbusier and the writer Jean Genet on their visit to Barcelona in the early thirties. The centerpiece of the exhibition is constituted by the Portfolio Office Barroque, 46 works that testify the ephemeral interventions of Matta-Clark in the last six years of his life. The last part comprises the documentary film by Roberto Rossellini that records the first days of activity of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the impact that caused in the visitors.

Le Corbusier and Jean Genet in the Raval.

Le Corbusier and Jean Genet inspire the first part, that contains as centerpiece the diorama of the Pla Macià (1934). The project sought an urban renewal of the center of Barcelona. In contrast, Jean Genet, who...

23/07/2012

PETRA BLAISSE in Cornell

Cornell University, Ithaca [NY], USA.
metalocus. LUIS DE GREGORIO vía Peter Niessen.
The new Milstein Hall, by OMA office for The Cornell University, is well known and widely published in different media. In its interior spaces, the curtains for the auditorium and workspaces are remarkable. One of the most important collaborators is Petra Blaisse and its Inside Outside company whose proposals are essential to provide a unique filter to the new Milstein Hall.

The auditorium  has 3 vertical glass surfaces that give it its open and transparent character: the angled facade along the passage on the South, and the facades on the North and the West. The program for the auditorium curtain was to darken the space, maintaining the transparency of the facades to a certain degree and therewith the visual connection to the outside.  By using architectural...

23/07/2012

Streb. London, One Extraordinary Day.

By Streb. [LON] U.K. 15/07/2012 [6 - VIDEOS]
metalocus, TERESA DEL PRADO.
Art, Design, VIDEO
The start of the Olympics, on Friday, conditions all the events of recent days in London. For a single extraordinary day, on July 15th, commissioned especially by the Mayor of London and London 2012 Festival, staged as part of LIFT 2012, the London International Festival Of Theatre, Brooklyn's visionary choreographer Elizabeth Streb thrilled London with an electrifying series of daredevil, surprise events right on its doorstep.

A performance of power, daring and beauty that totally disarmed those lucky enough to see it, leaving them gasping in disbelief. The event is a one-off creation by Streb, who is the pioneer of ‘extreme action’ and known to many as the Evel Knievel of dance. Streb and her company push the human body to the boundaries of the possible, creating daredevil feats of extreme athleticism, positioned somewhere...

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