GAMMA, your last opportunity?

by Factory Fifteen. [VIDEO]
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
"Gamma" is a short film made by Factory Fifteen. It is a UK based film and animation studio, led by directors Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls and KibweTavares. With "Gamma" a new work in film, animation and architectural representation, to produced the imagined, the unreal and the surreal, in this case, re-imagining the ruins of the Chernobyl exclusion zone as one of the many places devastated by radiation in a post-nuclear future. Chernobyl images are mixed with floating mega-structures and "Nuke-root" organisms that attach to land and buildings in a massive campaign to cleanse the earth of radioactive material.

Todo para contar una historia de limpieza a través de una empresa privada, cuya irresponsabilidad, hace que los organismos que plantea para la limpieza se descontrolen y el remedio sea peor que la enfermedad. Video and "making of" video, below.

SYNOPSIS. In a post-nuclear future, when the earth is riddled with radiation, a new urban developer...


Ai Weiwei, Dissent and Architectural contradictions.

Exhibition in JEU DE PAUME [PAR][VÍDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, Art, VIDEO
The following words are part of an interview with "télérama.fr" on the occasion of the exhibition is being held in Paris about the work of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Accompany some pictures of his little-known architectural projects and a video of Ordos 100, which some have described as architectural zoo. Architectural contradictions explains in this interview in French, which made ​​some extracts.

.../...What led you to architecture? In 2000, China began to bring in foreign architects. Upon arriving, they wanted to see what had been done locally. I had already built my own studio. It encouraged me to make more buildings, sixty six, seven years. And then I had the chance to work with Herzog and de Meuron on the Olympic Stadium also...


Opening DIAMOND INSIDE in Madrid.

metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
“Diamond Inside”, the first Spanish film on Urban Art, opens Madrid on Saturday March 3.

‘Diamond Inside’ narrates the journey to Cape Town where the Urban Art Collective Boa Mistura come into contact with artists and residents of the slums of the city, as Khayelitsha or Woodstock, in order to paint murals that inspire a change in the community through art. The documentary highlights the personal experiences of several people who are struggling to generate changes among the Disadvantaged strata of the population....



by Alary Romain [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Photography, VIDEO
Stenop.es is an experimental visual project using a primitive technique: The Camera Obscura. Applied to an original scale, the project is based on projection from the outside to the inside. Two layers are merging while the landscapes takes place in the interior’s intimacy.

Romain Alary and Antoine Levi are both photographes and cameraman and this website is the outcome of one of their common work.

This video is a part of a pinhole movie project based on the principle of the Camera Obscura. An apartment is completely darkened. A hole is made in a window, letting lights from outside coming in. Projections are taking place everywhere inside.‬

Stenop.es is...


Première [VIDEO] by Taller de Casquería.

by Taller de Casquería. [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Last January was presented in the Raquel Ponce Gallery, the video-projection by Taller de Casquería, "Première" which was sponsored by METALOCUS.

The video is now available, below. More information on Première._


The recording was directed and produced by Taller de Casquería collective. "Premiére._" is a warning to the relationship between viewer, work and space in which both are related. Its main...


Via Streaming: "Seminario Arquitectura e Industria: Construcción Industrializada"

Círculo de Bellas Artes [MAD] 24/02/2012.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, VIDEO
Tomorrow, Friday, February 24, Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad hosts Seminar "Arquitectura e Industria: Construcción Industrializada" in the Circulo de Bellas Artes at Madrid.

The Foundation send us the link, via Streaming, "Seminario Arquitectura e Industria: Construcción Industrializada" for those interested who can not go.



Modern Tide. Midcentury Architecture on Long Island

by Design Onscreen
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA via Design Onscreen
"Modern Tide. Midcentury Architecture on Long Island" brings to mind an impressive list of architects, from Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson to John Hejduk and Marcel Breuer. In this upcoming film, director Jake Gorst pieces together Long Island’s rich architectural history, much of which has been “subtracted from the cultural legacy,” according to the film’s trailer. Some projects, below.

Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island explores the work of the region’s best postwar architects and designers, including Albert Frey, Wallace Harrison, Herbert Beckhard, Frank Lloyd Wright, Horace Gifford, Edward Durrell Stone, Marcel Breuer, Andrew Geller, Philip Johnson, Charles Gwathmey, Barbara and Julian Neski, and others. The film features interviews with architects and historians, as well as friends, families and clients of these...


Ecumenópolis: Berlín Babylon.

COAC. [BCN]. 27/12/2012 19.00 h. [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA via Ojo Cónico
Architecture, Urbanisme, VIDEO
The COAC continues this cycle interesting about the different growth of cities and in this case brings one entitled "Berlin Baylon." The video, trailler is below, shows us rebuild city of Berlin after World War II, the partition and reunification. Do not miss it!

Video below.

Berlin Babylon. Hubertus Siegert, S.U.M.O. Film, Germany 2001, 88'. Original version with subtitles in Spanish.

Monday, February 27, 2012 / 19.30 h. / Pl. Nova 5, Barcelona.



by WOW. Window Display. January 24, 2012.[Osaka] Japan [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Design, VIDEO
With this installation by WOW, Issey Miyake, Spring Summer 2012 Season just started!

This is a wind installation (in line with other installations, which recalls "Maison Hérmes" by Tokujin Yoshioka) for the window display of ELTTOB TEP ISSEY MIYAKE. They use a very light and thin cloth "organdy", and make the most of the characteristics. The fans are controlled, and the cloth is waving in the air as a creature.

The Exhibition. They controlled 8 fans with programming that the cloth is...


Jacob Sutton's L.E.D. Surfer

metalocus, INÉS LALUETA vía Casson Rosenblatt
Design, VIDEO
Here you have an interesting short Snowboarding with night shots, by Jacob Sutton, in which the protagonist, William Hughes slides with a suit led lamps, between the winter snow from the slopes of Tignes in the Rhone-Alpes region of south-eastern France.

Jacob Sutton is fashion photographer and filmmaker.



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