Harold Berg donates a film about Matta-Clark to the MACBA

metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
In a world premiere, the film My Summer 77 with Gordon Matta-Clark, about Office Baroque, one of the artist's last building cuts, in Antwerp, will be shown for the first time. Berg has also donated the film Office Baroque by Cherica Convents and Roger Staylaerts.

MACBA, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, presents My Summer 77 with Gordon Matta-Clark (1977-2012), a film never before seen, on the creation in Antwerp of Office Baroque (1978), one of the artist’s last building cuts. Promoted by Harold Berg, the film was made and produced by Cherica Convents.

Invited by the Internationaal Cultureel Centrum (ICC) of Antwerp (Belgium), Gordon...


BLANCANIEVES a film by Pablo Berger.

By Pablo Berger. Arcadia Motion Pictures. 28/09/2012 [3-VIDEOS]
metalocus, TERESA DEL PRADO.
After the the previous versions of the popular tale by the Grimm Brothers, "Snow White" by Tarsem Singh, "Snow White and the Huntsman" by Rupert Sanders, is the turn of the Spanish director Pablo Berger with an original vision of the 20s Andalucia. Besides being nominated for an Oscar this year.

BLANCANIEVES, by Pablo Berger, shot in black and white and silent, is a fusion of images and music that tells the story of Carmen (Snow White) played by Macarena García, a beautiful girl with a childhood tormented by his terrible stepmother, Encarna (Maribel Verdú). Running away from her past, Carmen will undertake an exciting...


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...



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