Rear Window Timelapse

by Jeff Desom [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
REAR WINDOW loop (2011) is a visual installation by Jeff Desom based on footage from Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" (1954). He dissected all of Hitchcock's Rear Window and stiched it back together in After Effects. He stabilized all the shots with camera movement in them. Since everything was filmed from pretty much the same angle he was able to match them into a single panoramic view of the entire backyard without any greater distortions. The order of events stays true to the movie's plot.

All footage taken from the original Rear Window (1954) directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

The order of events is pretty much as seen in the movie. More info: jeffdesom.com/hitch/

Hungarian Dance No. 5
composed by Johannes Brahms
arranged for easy listening by Hugo Winterhalter


El Google Art Project goes one step further and grows.

by Google [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Art, Design, VIDEO, Recommendations
Google has launched the second phase of its project Google Art Project, an extension which incorporates 151 new partners in 40 countries and multiply by 30, the digitized works. Using a combination of technology and experienced by Google, from now, those interested in the art may discover, not only paintings but also sculptures, street art and photographs.

In total will be show more than 30,000 works of art from 151 museums in 40 countries, including Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Peru, will be accessible on Internet with image quality 1,000 times higher than that of a camera, in the program  "Art Project", "Art Project", which Google has presented at the...


"Secrets and lies". GUTUN ZURIA - V International Literaty Festival of Bilbao.

Alhóndiga.[Bilbao]Vizcaya / Bizkaia. Spain. 16-22/04/2012 [VIDEO]
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Gutun Zuria (White Letter) will be running from the 16th to the 22nd of April. During these days AlhóndigaBilbao will feature round tables, lectures, concerts, book signings, etc., which will once again put Bilbao at the centre of contemporary literature.

Gutun Zuria Festival is an appointment with the great figures of the world of literature and a place to discover new authors who want to make of Bilbao an annual gathering of reference in the field of literature. In the present edition American literature will be the guest presenting figures as important as Bill Keller and Chuck Palahniuck.



ODETTE at ellocal48

ellocal48. [BCN] 04/04/2012. 20,30 h.
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
A proposal in Barcelona. The cinema returns to ellocal 48! and will start the cycle "Film on wednesday" with the film "Odette Toulemonde" on Wednesday, April 4 at 20:30.

Venue: Asociación cultural ellocal48. c/ Trafalgar 48 int. 2º  08010  /  Barcelona.

Date: April 04, 2012 at 20.30 h.

ellocal48 is an interdisciplinary area that combines a working platform related to creativity and design and cultural area open to the public. The cultural association aims to promote the encounter between different artistic disciplines and expressions open...


21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

por SANAA. [VÍDEO] por by Tramnesia
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, VIDEO
Good architecture dont have time and this museum is the test. About it, many architects we talk, remember and reference in any conversation. Some time ago, talking to one of my students, Angela, we remembered and analyzed the volumens, the spaces. Francisco J. Saenz de Oiza commented that the architecture is learned by copying (not plagiarizing, but emulating) and this is an example for this. I found this video, along with which we presented last Friday on "Library Umimirai in Kanazawa," which completes the vision of this city, that for many is unknown but certainly worth a visit if you go to Japan. Enjoy the video.

Below, an interesting text also by Tramnesia, video's authors, and although are more than 140 letters of Twitter, as a friend said a few days ago, it is worth reading.

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (21CM) is located in Kanazawa, a small arts-minded city on the western coast of Japan. Opened in 2004, the museum occupies a prime position...


America's Dead Sea

by Jim Lo Scalzo. [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Years ago when Actar pubished the fourth issue of Verb talking about the design of new atmospheres, effects and experiences in the age of real artificiality show us the impact of this area in USA. Deep in the desert of southern California sits one of the worst environmental sites in America—a former tourist destination that has turned into a toxic soup: the Salton Sea.

The sea was born by accident 100 years ago, when the Colorado River breached an irrigation canal; for the next two years the entire volume of the river flowed into the Salton Sink, one of the lowest places on Earth. The new lake became a major tourist attraction, with resort towns springing up along its shores. Yet with no outflow, and with agricultural runoff serving as its only inflow, the sea’s waters grew increasingly toxic. Farm chemicals and ever-...


Silent world

by Lucie & Simon. [VIDEO]
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
The silence of the world, like a quotation, is suddenly endowed with an oppressive eloquence. A few days ago someone said that the new architects architects are differ from previous generations because in photographs of their projects appear people. I'm not so sure about this idea, but it's always disturbing to see the architecture without its main users.

"Silent World" was awarded by the Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation prize, and received a Grant from the CICRP center Marseille, European Year of Culture 2013.

Urban places that we all remember and that are important references in our visual memory. These places are usually crowded and when we see them empty, remind us apocalyptic visions. We realize the difference between space and place...


Kanazawa Umimirai Library

By Coelacanth K&H Architects Inc. [Kanazawa] Japan. [VIDEO]by Tramnesia.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, Projects, VIDEO
This video and project is about Umimirai Library, a public library in the western part of Kanazawa, a slow 20-minute drive from the city center. Designed by Coelacanth, an architecture firm based in Tokyo, and opened in June 2011, the three-story self-described “cake box” was intended to invigorate this sleepy area of town, a low-lying neighborhood of dreary houses and big box stores that lacked any hubs of activity or real public space. But ask the man on the street about it and you’ll most likely encounter a blank. Even the video author went and inquired at the Tourism Center for directions and even they had to google it.

The building is a large white box perforated with hole-punched windows that light up the interiors naturally in the day and at night glow out like portholes of a giant ship. There is a maritime feel to the place, probably unintended, or maybe since it was designed by a firm whose name evokes the ancient deep sea the contrary feelings of floating and drifting and being submerged are all by design. We could easily imagine how much we’d love coming...


Vimeo Festival + Awards Judge: Kasumi

by Vimeo Festival + Awards
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Design, VIDEO
Kasumi took home the Remix category prize at 2010 Vimeo Festival + Awards for her video BREAKDOWN, and she’s returning this year to judge the same category. Congratulations on the selection of the jury!

 Videos below and here.


Kasumi is a media artist uniquely blending film and live-performance into dynamic videoart. Known internationally for her innovative work, she employs...


PGGM Mateo's office building in Netherlands

by Adrià Goula. [VIDEO]
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, Projects, VIDEO
Vídeo about new building for the head offices of PGGM insurance company in the municipality of Zeist (Utrecht, Holland).

This project addressedpggm_localizacion the need to increase the surface area of the existing building and recover the parkland in which it is set, while maintaining the relation between the construction and its setting. The result is a building that mimics its natural context, creating a visual and aesthetic harmony and integrating the existing building by making the most of its full potential. More information, below "...



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