RAIN ROOM at Barbican.

By rAndom International. The Curve, Barbican Centre. [LON] U.K. [VIDEO] 01/10/2012 - 03/03/2013
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Art, Design, Exhibitions
Rain Room is a hundred square metre field of falling water through which it is possible to walk, trusting that a path can be navigated, without being drenched in the process.

As you progress through The Curve, the sound of water and a suggestion of moisture fill the air, before you are confronted by this carefully choreographed downpour that responds to your movements and presence. Water, injection moulded tiles, solenoid valves, pressure regulators, custom software, 3D tracking cameras, wooden frames, steel beams, hydraulic management system, grated floor, 100sqrm, Barbican.



Out of the Woods: Adventures of Twelve Hardwood Chairs.

Royal College of Art. [LON] U.K.
metalocus, TERESA DEL PRADO.
Art, Design, Publications
The life of an object can be as varied as our own, with a beginning, middle and end that can span continents and generations. This idea is what the new publication of the Royal College of Art Design Product in London tries to communicate through twelve short poems about each chair designed by students from this institution.

Yet much of people's experience of objects is limited to seeing them in a momentary state of perfection, on a shop shelf or in a magazine. It is a snapshot in the life of a product that has come to dominate the whole process of designing, and its production and its robustness, is scarcely ever communicated. The unfortunate effect of this is that the very real environmental cost that every manufactured object incurs is hidden from view.



By Ana Morcillo & Jonathan Rule. [Amposta - Tarragona] Spain. 1-31/10/2012
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Something that begins to characterize Spanish architecture, (forgetting past and present tears), is his wit and brilliant realization of a low budget proposals. Today we present the first award won by the team led by Ana Morcillo and Jonathan Rule, an art installation on the suspension bridge of Amposta creating a visual and audible threshold between city and nature.

This summer, as she told us yesterday, Ana read here the publication of the contest proposed for this project, and said and done, they took part and won. A nice idea and brilliant execution in its result, which emulates and reinterprets some proposal by Olafur Eliasson at the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, in...


THE CCA and MELVIN CHARNEY (1935-2012).

The Canadian Centre for Architecture. [Montreal] Canada. 17/09/2012.
Architecture, Art, Design
The CCA (Canadian Centre of Architecture) is saddened by the passing of Melvin Charney on Monday. Over the course of his career, artist-architect Melvin Charney was involved in many projects that united the fields of art and architecture. His work took both a celebratory and critical perspective of the urban environment.

A native of Montreal, Charney studied architecture at McGill and Yale University before moving to work for different firms in Paris and New York in 1961. In 1964 he returned to Montreal to accept a position in the architectural department at the Université de Montréal. Appointed...



Awards. Fundación Santander. [4 VIDEOS]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Tomorrow, October 1 at 19:30. at the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences of Spain will be the award of Videotalentos, a competition for students by Fundación Banco Santander and Openbank, with interesting proposals.

The winners, in Videotalentos, were "Dreams are the matter we are made of", (Spain), and "Ofelia"/ Ophelia, (Mexico), selected as the big winners of the first Videotalentos contest: art as a pretext. Both...


"COPYCAT", Empatia e invidia come generatori di forma, 2012 by CINO ZUCCHI.

By Cino Zucchi [Milano] Italy. XIII Biennale de Venece. [VEN] Italy. 29/08-25/11/2012 .
metalocus, CARMEN RUIZ.
Cino Zucchi has contributed to the exposure of the 13th Biennale in Venice with his "copycat". Responding to the event's theme of "Common Ground", develops a sequence of objects connected by subtle variations so porpagando imitation and innovation.

The study Cino Zucchi Architetti is constantly seeking solutions for contemporary living space in the context sensitive...


AMO and Prada Real Fantasies Fall Winter 2012.

AMO's Real Fantasies for Prada. As every season, Prada continues with the succesful series of Real Fantasies and in collaboration with the research office created by Rem Koolhaas, AMO.

In this issue of "Fall Winter 2012", they offer us a kind of  "retro-future" very close to the one represented in Gataca, with a video with a visual aesthetics which follows others we had already published here, PLAN OF THE CITY o Delirious New York visual.

For the...



Centro Conde Duque [MAD] 28/09-06/10/2012
metalocus, ALICIA FARO
Art, Design, Exhibitions, VIDEO
Disney presents the exhibition "The art of Frankenweenie", about de film Frankenweenie, directed by Tim Burton, it will visit seven countries including Spain. It can be seen in Madrid from 28 september to 6 October, 2012.

The film is animated with the technique "Stop Motion" (frame by frame) and will debut on October 11, 2012. Directed by Tim Burton and the same producer of Alice in Wonderland. on 11 October, 2012. Directed by Tim Burton and the same producer of Alice in Wonderland.

In the exhibition will find from the first sketches made by Burton himself to the puppets and the sets used...



Exhibition. Eva Ruiz Gallery.[VIDEO] Madrid. 20/09-14/11/2012.
metalocus, CARMEN RUIZ.
Art, Design, Exhibitions, VIDEO
Eva Ruiz Gallery opens exhibition "Essay on the ruin" by Luis Úrculo, interesting proposal that speaks of the fall from power and the representative of monumental architecture. Starting with compositions and structures made of domestic objects disposed in a state 'neoclassical' ideal, shown its collapse and decay. This exhibition will be shown to the public from 20/09-14/11, 2012 in Madrid.

Albert Speer, Hitler's architect commissioned to most large projects in the...


On the crime scene

GALERÍA ELBA BENITEZ [MAD] Spain. 20/09-03/11/2012
Without the mug shot or standing behind the bars of a jail, a criminal ends up becoming diluted into "ordinary people", an anonymous person. Elba Benítez Gallery presents the exhibition "Ex Offenders" by the South African photographer David Goldblatt. A series of black and white portraits of convicted people and the scene where the crime was committed.

David Goldblatt asks himself who really are the people beyond the criminals; " Monsters? Ordinary People? Could be my children? Are they like you and me? I wanted to go beyond the statistics, meet personally some offenders, photograph them and hear from their own lips the stories of their lives and actions". All the offenders pictured are people who had...



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