17/04/2012

Henrik Vibskov — How to Fashion Art

by Gestalten [VIDEO]
metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN
Art, Design, VIDEO, Recommendations
To describe Henrik Vibskov as merely a fashion designer would be a vast understatement. As an artist, passionate musician, innovative stage designer, and head of his trendsetting eponymous fashion label he is at the vanguard of a new generation of creative multi-taskers. Gestalten.tv visited him in his Copenhagen studio for a chat about music, colors, the first comprehensive monograph of his remarkably versatile creative vision and (not) being your typical Scandinavian designer.

Henrik Vibskov is the first comprehensive presentation of his remarkably multifaceted creative vision. Many of the enlightening texts and project descriptions are written by Vibskov himself. They offer deeply personal insight into the twisted yet tantalizing worlds that he creates on a daily basis.

Forty years ago Henrik Vibskov was born in the backcountry of Denmark. Ten years ago he founded his fashion label...

15/04/2012

Unnamed soundsculpture

By onformative. Via ChopChop and Onformative. [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Art, Design, VIDEO, Recommendations
The body – constant and indefinite at the same time – »bursts« the space already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the otherwise invisible space.

The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating a moving sound sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For our work we asked a Laura Keil, a berlin based dancer to interpret a musical piece – Kreukeltape by Machinenfabriek – as closely as possible with the movement of her own body. She was recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the images was later put together to a...

14/04/2012

Zhang Yimou Portrait by Red (Hong Yi)

Red (Hong Yi) [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Art
Zhang Yimou made ​​portraits in an original way. The proof in the sequel...made of bamboo sticks, pins and...socks?!

"Zhang Yimou is a famous Chinese film director, who directed the movies Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Memoirs of a Geisha, and also was the art director for the Beijing Olympics. Many of his movies reflect the beauty of the Chinese culture, through the use of bamboos and traditional costumes. I thought Zhang Yimou's portrait done in a Shanghainese laneway, with bamboo and laundry would be perfect for this project.

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13/04/2012

Open Call for Volkswagen fellows at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1 [NY] 30/04/2012
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
The Volkswagen Fellows will assist in research, writing, correspondence and other tasks required to produce a large-scale, international exhibition at MoMA PS1 in 2013, which will be made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Candidates should have strong knowledge of both Mac and PC platforms, MS Office, and Photoshop. Proficiency with InDesign is also preferred.

Fellows must have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate professionalism and superior judgment. They should be comfortable liaising with artists, galleries and other institutions during the organization and implementation of the exhibition.

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13/04/2012

Parkinprogress : open call for 20 residency in Nottingham U.K.

Parkinprogress [Nottingham] U.K. 7 - 16/09/2012
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Parkinprogress is a nomadic mobility programme supported by the European Commission which is meant to link the main European countries’ big cities, to make emerge a vast community of artists and cultural actors able to work together on transdiciplinary projects at an European and international scale.

Parkinprogress moves around 6 different places in 6 different countries. At each step, the artists and professionals explore a park or an urban green area to create a strolling promenade nourished by different artistic propositions to share with the public.

In Nottingham from 7th to 16th September 2012, the Castle grounds and...

12/04/2012

City of Citizens. LIEU D'ÊTRE at PARIS.

by Compagnie ACTE. Gare de Lyon / Place Henri Frenay [PAR] France. 1-2-3/06/2012 [ 2 VIDEOS]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
This choreography "Manifesto for Inhabiting Utopia" created by Annick Charlot for the Lyon Dance Biennial in 2010, is having a good travel. This proposal, for nomadic cities, will have its next stop on days, 1 to 3 June 2012 on the Henri Frenay square next to the Gare de Lyon in Paris.

The proposal is imbued in the current dynamics in which through the active participation of citizens on public space of cities, this space is again of them. The company will invite to 80 Parisians to participate and be complicit in the action. Sincerely, Hat tip!!

In the 70's, the capital of France suffered some transformations such as the Place Henri Frenay, next to the Gare de...

12/04/2012

PechaKucha Night Sevilla Vol.12

PechaKucha [SEV] 12/04/2012 at 21.00 h
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
If you are in Seville a good option is PechaKucha Night Sevilla. Today April 12th in the Alameda Theatre in its original format of ideas. For those who do not know what PechaKucha, is a multidisciplinary meeting that brings together 14 speakers creative with different profiles, which exhibit their projects in six minutes and forty seconds.

Each presentation lasts 6'40 ", ie 20 slides of 20 seconds each time that the guests-speakers present their ideas. A classic and fun idea, with large doses of creativity and innovation, in a relaxed and playful.

Pecha Kucha Night Sevilla Vol.12 be held at the Alameda...

11/04/2012

SEXY BOOKS FOR ALL AGES

Publishing and Contemporary Art Events. Matadero [MAD] 19-21/04/2011
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Art, Publications
"Sexy Books for All Ages". Publishing and Contemporary Art Events is a reflection on independent publishing related to contemporary art, an activity that, since the 70s and, in particular, spurred on by the advent of conceptual art, has become increasingly important. With. Damián Ortega (Alias Editorial), María Berríos (vaticanochico), Alessio Ascari (Kaleidoscope), Jaime Vallaure (Entreascuas Editores), Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, François Piron (Paraguay Press), Álex Grifeu (CRU), Javier Peñafiel, María Fusco (The Happy Hypocrite), Ferrán elOtro (Save as… Publications), Francesc Ruíz, Glòria Picazo, Mariano Mayer (Script y Rodolfo Temperley), Dora García, Javier Codesal and Julián Rodríguez (Periférica).

Today it is essential in the development stages and for the success of many artistic projects using books as a medium or as a means to an end in itself, as well as for theoretical approaches that are currently established and those in the process.  An independent editor's activities are similar to those of an exhibition curator, since he or she must set out and define work areas, write speeches and find the most appropriate format, offering ...

10/04/2012

GREENVIA: Transferencias de innovación social al espacio público.

INTERMEDIAE. [MAD] Call open until April 10. Workshop 26-28/04/2012.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Greenvia is a project that proposes to rethink and work on urban space as a common space of citizenship. Its aim is to encourage the transfer of social innovation processes that generate the practices associated with citizens' initiatives, to public space. Worker process would build on the possibilities of action of these initiatives on the river of Madrid. This group of architects has the web tool, Vivero de Iniciativas Ciudadanas / Nursery Citizen Initiatives, as an observatory from which to map out these social initiatives, incorporate new concepts in social innovation, document the progress of the project and study the applicability of these practices in civic projects field of architecture and urban.

It advocates a workshop organized between 26 and 28 April. The co-creation workshop "Transfers of social innovation in the public space" are aimed at developing an international participation protomodelo initiatives. Its aim is to promote consultation and participation processes that listen and respond to forms of organization and self-organization of citizens, placing value on the production of knowledge and experience of the community in decision-...

09/04/2012

"Ganz Licht und frei in der Frankfurter Küche" [Light and Free in the Frankfurt Kitchen]

Por Darya von Berner. Ernst-May-Haus [Frankfurt] Germany. From 12/04 to 20/05, 2012.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
The installation Ganz Licht und frei in der Frankfurter Küche (Light and Free in the Frankfurt Kitchen), by Darya von Berner is a tribute to the architects Ernst May (1886-1970) and Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897-2000). It takes place in the Ernst-May-Haus, the prototype house of the New Frankfurt, inside of the world’s only almost completely preserved Frankfurt Kitchen ‘in situ’.

The kitchen represented in its day, the introduction of a rational furniture design, electric light, as well as functionality and time savings in terms of movements.

Darya von Berner changes the design of this first ‘modern kitchen’ in her intervention, if lightbulbs replaced candles and kerosene lamps in former times, today a supple and flexible light tape is used to trace paths on floor and kitchen furniture surfaces.

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