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Fonografia Collective
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"Fonografia Collective believes in empathetic and culturally-sensitive documentary storytelling about everyday people around the world. We find and craft compelling stories about human rights, politics, the environment, and social issues (or any combination thereof) and share them with the general public using radio, oral histories, photography, the printed word, multimedia, public installations, gatherings and events.

Since 2005, we've been working together to advance our vision of a more inclusive and diverse approach to nonfiction storytelling, focusing on communities across the U.S. and Latin America that are often underrepresented or misunderstood by the mainstream media or the public. As consultants with a variety of institutions, nonprofits, and individuals, we strive to do the same. We also run Story Tellers, a social media platform connecting storytellers from around the world to gigs, funding, collaboration opportunities, and to one another.

We are producers and board members of Homelands Productions, a 25 year-old independent documentary journalism cooperative. Until Spring 2017, we collaborated with public radio station KCRW on a year-long multimedia storytelling series about aging called "Going Gray in LA." At present, we are developing a storytelling project about the Bowtie in conjunction with Clockshop, an arts organization in Los Angeles, and California State Parks.



Ruxandra Guidi has been telling nonfiction stories for almost two decades. Her reporting for public radio, magazines, and various multimedia and multidisciplinary outlets has taken her throughout the United States, the Caribbean, South and Central America, as well as Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border region.

After earning a Master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley in 2002, she assisted independent producers The Kitchen Sisters; then worked as a reporter, editor, and producer for NPR's Latino USA, the BBC daily news program, The World, the CPB-funded Fronteras Desk in San Diego-Tijuana, and KPCC Public Radio's Immigration and Emerging Communities beat in Los Angeles. She's also worked extensively throughout South America, having been a freelance foreign correspondent based in Bolivia (2007-2009) and in Ecuador (2014-2016). Currently, she is the president of the board of Homelands Productions, a journalism nonprofit cooperative founded in 1989. She is a contributing editor for the 48 year-old nonprofit magazine High Country News, and she also consults regularly as a writer, editor, translator and teacher for a variety of clients in the U.S. and Latin America. In 2018, she was awarded the Susan Tifft Fellowship for women in documentary and journalism by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Throughout her career, Guidi has collaborated extensively and across different media to produce in-depth magazine features, essays, and radio documentaries for the BBC World Service, BBC Mundo, The World, National Public Radio, Marketplace, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Orion Magazine, The Walrus Magazine, Guernica Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, National Geographic NewsWatch, The New York Times, The Guardian, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Atlantic, among others. She’s a native of Caracas, Venezuela.


Bear Guerra is a photographer whose work explores the human impact of globalization, development, and social and environmental justice issues in communities typically underrepresented in the media.

In addition to editorial assignments, he is consistently working on long-term projects, and collaborates with media, non-profit, and arts organizations, as well as other insititutions. His photo essays and images have been published and exhibited widely, both in the United States and abroad.

He was a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism for the 2013-2014 academic year at the University of Colorado - Boulder; a 2014 Mongabay Special Reporting Initiative Fellow; as well as a 2014 International Reporting Project Health and Development Reporting Fellow. In 2012, he was chosen as a Blue Earth Alliance project photographer for his ongoing project "La Carretera: Life Along Peru's Interoceanic Highway". Other recognitions have included being selected for publication in American Photography (2005, 2015, 2016) and Latin American Fotografía (2014, 2016, 2017); an honorable mention in the 2012 Photocrati Fund competition for the same project. Bear has also been a finalist for a National Magazine Award in Photojournalism (2010).

A native of San Antonio, TX, Bear is currently based in Los Angeles.

For more information, a CV, or to order exhibition quality prints please contact Bear directly.

Editorial clients/publications (partial list): The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Le Monde, The Atlantic, Orion Magazine, The Boston Globe Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, OnEarth, ProPublica, National Public Radio, BBC's The World, California Watch, High Country News, Quiet Pictures, Texas Monthly,, Earth Island Journal, O Magazine, Glamour, Ms. Magazine, NACLA Magazine, Yes! Magazine, SEED Magazine, The Sun, The Walrus, Guernica, and others.

Nonprofit/NGO clients & other collaborators: International Rescue Committee, Doctors Without Borders, Lambi Fund of Haiti, Children's Environmental Health Institute, Community Water Center, Environmental Water Caucus, Collective Roots, Other Worlds Are Possible, Immigration Justice Project/American Bar Association, Fundacion Nueva Cultura del Agua (Spain), Chinatown Community for Equitable Development, St. Barnabas Senior Services, Jumpstart, Global Oneness Project, Quiet Pictures."
bearguerra  ruxandraguidi  radio  photography  audio  storytelling  everyday  documentary  humanrights  politics  environment  society  socialissues  print  multimedia  oralhistory  art  installation  gatherings  events  inclusion  inclusivity  diversity  nonfiction  latinamerica  us  media  losangeles  kcrw  fronterasdesk  sandiego  tijuana  kpcc  globalization  sanantonio  fonografiacollective  srg  photojournalism 
september 2018 by robertogreco
MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies Special Collection
"Welcome to the online repository of MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) Special Collection, part of the Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) Archives and Special Collections.

The CAVS Special Collection documents a nearly 45 year history of collaborative and time-based productions generated by the tenure of over 200 internationally recognized artist-fellows. This digitized, “virtual museum” includes images, publications, posters, documents, portfolios, videos and other materials of historic importance documenting the process of creating art-science-technology projects at CAVS. This site presents experimental ways in which to explore collection materials.

The Works page connects users to CAVS art works and projects, which can be browsed chronologically, or by subject or format.

The People page provides several methods for browsing artists, scientists, and others affiliated with CAVS.

The About page includes more information about CAVS, ACT, and this project.

You may also browse a randomized 3-dimensional environment of collection materials below (double click an image to view the item record)."

".@ACTMIT launched the online repository of the CAVS (Center for Advanced Visual Studies) archive! Super excited for this weird and wonderful website, and the important works within: "

"More Shannon Mattern Retweeted Ann Lui
So much amazing material here, documenting an important center for experimentation in art/science/tech -- and such a fitting interface. A great case study for ppl studying + developing digital collections." ]
archives  art  installation  cvs  mit  science  technology  experimentation  collections 
february 2018 by robertogreco
Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms is the first monographic exhibition in the United States devoted to Brazilian artist Lygia Pape (1927–2004). A critical figure in the development of Brazilian modern art, Pape combined geometric abstraction with notions of body, time, and space in unique ways that radically transformed the nature of the art object in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Covering a prolific, unclassifiable career that spanned five decades, this exhibition examines Pape's extraordinarily rich oeuvre as manifest across varied media—from sculpture, prints, and painting to installation, photography, performance, and film."

"A selection of video excerpts from the exhibition Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms, on view at The Met Breuer from March 21 through July 23, 2017."
lygiapape  art  2017  film  performance  photography  installation  brazil  brasil  bodies  body  time  space  1950s  1960s 
july 2017 by robertogreco
7 billion Others
"In 2003, after The Earth seen from the Sky, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, with Sybille d’Orgeval and Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire, launched the 7 billion Others project. 6,000 interviews were filmed in 84 countries by about twenty directors who went in search of the Others. From a Brazilian fisherman to a Chinese shopkeeper, from a German performer to an Afghan farmer, all answered the same questions about their fears, dreams, ordeals, hopes: What have you learnt from your parents? What do you want to pass on to your children? What difficult circumstances have you been through? What does love mean to you?

Forty-five questions that help us to find out what separates and what unites us. These portraits of humanity today are accessible on this website. The heart of the project, which is to show everything that unites us, links us and differentiates us, is found in the films which include the topics discussed during these thousands of hours of interviews.

These testimonies are also presented during exhibitions in France and around the world (Belgium, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Russia ...), and on other media such as book, DVD or on TV."

[Saw this at MOPA:

"A ground breaking, multimedia exhibition, 7 billion Others brings voices and compelling video portraits from more than 6,000 individual interviews filmed in 84 countries by nearly 20 directors. For its premiere in the United States, the 30-week presentation will allow visitors to identify what separates and unites us by giving direct access to individuals as diverse as a Brazilian fisherman, a Chinese shopkeeper, a German performer and an Afghan farmer. These interviews touch on our most visceral emotions and pose many thought-provoking questions and answers that speak to the human condition." ]
yannarthus-bertrand  interviews  international  global  humans  humanity  sybilled’orgeval  baptisterouget-luchaire  video  film  documentary  installation 
may 2015 by robertogreco
Andrea Dezsö
"Andrea Dezsö is a visual artist who works across a broad range of media including drawing, painting, artist's books, cut paper, embroidery, animation, sculpture, site-specific installation and permanent public art. Dezsö's large-scale permanent public art has been installed in two New York City subway stations and at the United States Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. Community Garden, Dezsö's mosaic in the New York City subway was awarded Best American Public Art in 2007. Dezsö is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been featured in many books, magazines, and CD covers, and by The New York Times, Sony Music, and Candlewick Press. Dezsö exhibits in museums and galleries around the world, and teaches widely. She is Assistant Professor of Art at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Dezsö is represented by the Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York and the Pucker Gallery in Boston."

Artist Statement

"I wanted to be alone in quite an unusual, new way. The very opposite of what you are
thinking: namely, without myself…” – Luigi Pirandello

In my drawings, paper cuts and paintings I tell stories. My visual narratives range from the
mystical to the absurd and I often use traditional techniques to express non-traditional or
subversive content. I am drawn to the visually unusual, weaving together psychological,
historical and ornamental themes, and find unspeakable beauty in the natural world.
Sometimes in my dreams I fly, although not as often as when I was a child in Romania, then
I flew every night.

In one way or another, many of the images I’ve been creating lately touch on the idea of
disappearance and absence. There is a sort of absence when a space has never been
inhabited, and then there is a different sort of absence that is left behind when something
or someone has been removed and is no longer present. It’s more of a negative imprint.
I feel that I’m disappearing sometimes, liberated from the confines of a particular self, a
reward I experience through my studio practice, the cessation of self-preoccupation and
andreadezsö  art  artists  embroidery  animation  sculpture  installation  romania  dreams 
august 2014 by robertogreco
alex trochut's glow-in-the-dark installation asks visitors to think twice
"spanish illustrator, designer, and typographer alex trochut presents a new body of work at kinfolk 94 in brooklyn new york. ‘think twice’ is an immerisve, glow-in-the-dark installation which explores the duality of subjects within a single, two-dimensional work on paper. the relationship between objects that share similar aesthetics — but differ greatly in meaning — are expressed through a graphic technique developed by trochut called ‘binary prints‘. the process results in two completely separate images shown on one surface — one which appears in light, and one which appears only in the dark. for the collection of motifs present for ‘think twice’, roses morph into sink drains, lipstick to bullets and wedding rings to handcuffs, revealing — through the luminous technology — both their similarities and differences."
alextrochut  glowinthedark  2014  duality  art  phtotography  kinfolk94  installation  ninary  binaryprints 
august 2014 by robertogreco
The Blanton Museum of Art | Facebook
""Converging Lines" closes Sunday, but we're reliving the installation process in a new time lapse video that shows how Wall Drawing #797 came together with the help of wall drafters from the LeWitt Estate, The University of Texas at Austin students, and Blanton staff members. This week is your LAST chance to visit this drawing and others before the exhibition closes May 18!"
sollewitt  timelapese  art  video  process  installation 
may 2014 by robertogreco
Helen Marriage: Art interventions
"Helen Marriage is a co-director of Artichoke, a creative company which enables artists to create breathtaking, city-wide art installations in places like downtown London. “These life-changing moments, the joy that you see on the faces of these audiences, that is not a frivolity.”"
helenmarriage  art  publicart  poptech  artichoke  installation  spectacle  2013 
november 2013 by robertogreco
DIRTI for iPad, World's first tapioca interface | USER STUDIO
"a 570cm3 dish that contains about 8.600 seeds of dry tapioca grains

Our research led us to wonder if and how we could change the relationship that humans have with tangible controllers: at the time (2011) we were working on trying to control thousands of particles on the screen in the most natural, intuitive fashion possible. We figured there was no better way than by actually controlling real world particles! So when creating this new "DIRTInterface", we set our minds on making something a little less accurate, while a lot more subtle, constantly adapting, almost alive. Tackling the cold, abrupt interaction that traditional controllers impose on us... It was all about interaction design politics ;)

Ok, so what's DIRTI in the first place?

It's the World's first tapioca interface! No really, it enables you to control your computer or your iPad with tapioca or anything else that's semi-transparent and that you can mold, like vanilla ice cream for example. Any non-opaque material that's either granular or liquid will do just fine. It's kind of a real-world interface. And the acronym stands for Dirty Tangible Interface. Tacky? Yeaaaah, we love tacky!

You, the user, interact with your machine by moving the material around in a sand-blasted dish. Anything that you're going to produce from within the Dirty Tangible Interface can not be 100% accurate, but it's infinitely refined, expressive and subtle. And you can't cancel any action or go back to a previous, default position, but you can control any graphics or sounds coming out of your machine with amazing expressivity, just like with real world instruments. Say, a violin. Not even kidding. And who wouldn't like plunging their hands in ice cream?!"
dirti  interface  tactile  touch  ncmideas  particles  texture  software  programming  installation  tangiblecontrollers  controllers  input  via:markllobrera  userstudio  glvo  maisondepetits  centquatre  rolandcahen  diemoschwarz  ircam  raspeberrypi  ios  ipad  destronics  topophonie 
july 2013 by robertogreco
Margaret Noble
"I create experimental, interdisciplinary installations and performances. I use found and designed objects with time-based media to activate environments. My work is influenced by the power of sound and visual media to trigger human beings to physically move their bodies through gesture and dance. I push myself to create visceral moments; I work towards activating imaginations.

Underneath my art practices lies a series of narratives. These stories explore environments, societies and the problems of communication. My work plays with time travel as I move between historical myths and future fantasies. I use symbolic sound, image and text to uncover the manipulations of mankind upon nature, space and itself."

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margaretnoble  art  sandiego  interdisciplinary  installation  performance  narrative  sound  dance  mcasd 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Resource Centre - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
"Curatorial Research Associate Ryan Hill talks with Sol LeWitt draftsmen Lacey Fekishazy and Roland Lusk about the process of installing a Sol Lewitt artwork."
drafting  craft  art  installation  2008  interviews  sollewitt  hirshhornmuseum 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Abra Ancliffe – The ReHistory of a Lost School: Asbury Community School
"The Asbury Community School in Albuquerque, New Mexico existed from 1978-1985; during which time I attended as a young girl. It was a non-traditional school with an open campus, a diverse student body and curriculum that included yoga & self-directed learning. Asbury closed its doors in 1985, after which the school disappeared and its existence faded. I gathered the memories and traces of the students, teachers and parents of Asbury in order to reinstate the history of the school into its former buildings and the Sawmill neighborhood of Albuquerque. By engaging the ethereal nature of memories, the fuzzy and fractures fragrnents become a testimonial to a lost school and begin to fill a gap in the history of the buildings. The memories are placed back into the rooms and spaces in which they first occurred and a palimpsestual history emerges."
temporalspaces  temporality  atemporality  lcproject  childhood  mapping  maps  asburycommunityschool  glvo  installation  2009  place  space  memory  schools  abraancliffe  art  albuquerque 
may 2012 by robertogreco
Moment Factory | HOME
"Moment Factory is a new media and entertainment studio specialized in the conception and production of multimedia environments combining video, lighting, architecture, sound and special effects to create remarkable experiences.

Since its beginnings in 2001, Moment Factory achieved more than 300 events, shows and installations in Canada, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East for such clients as the Cirque du Soleil, Disney, Céline Dion, Microsoft, the National Capital Commission in Ottawa and the City of Lyon.

Our team of 60 talented individuals occupies a dynamic, multifunctional 20 000 square-foot space in Montreal, Canada. In our industrial studios we develop, design and produce the groundbreaking—often interactive—new media installations for which we have earned our reputation as industry leader, building mockups and testing prototypes prior to executing our vision."
multimedia  video  sound  experiencedesign  architecture  events  montreal  installation  design  interactive  momentfactory 
march 2012 by robertogreco
Museum of the Near Future 1 - Anni Puolakka, Jenna Sutela, Anna Mikkola (Eds.) - ourpress
"Museum of the Near Future (MNF) is an apparatus for looking sideways at and intervening in urban situations and institutions. It presents itself as social installations—such as literary circles or other temporary communities—which are set up on museum premises. Producing space for imagination and discourse, these parasitic installations attempt to destabilize perceptions of what is possible, and desirable, between the now and the next in a given area.

The first iteration of Museum of the Near Future took place at the Museum of Finnish Architecture’s dormant villa in Helsinki during autumn 2011 and in collaboration with Berlin-based Motto Distribution. MNF I explored micro-political and experimental modes of participation in Helsinki, a city undergoing grand urban transformations, such as its rapid expansion to centrally located former harbour areas or the recent identity-defining missions. Composed of a thematic book society/shop in an underused institutional facility, & involving…"
annamikkola  annipuolakka  jennasutela  pop-upmuseums  pop-upgalleries  situationist  urbanism  urban  lcproject  glvo  social  pop-ups  temporary  participatory  installations  parasiticinstallations  installation  2012  mottodistribution  helsinki  berlin  finland  books  okdo  museumofthenearfuture  museums 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Theaster Gates
"Theaster Gates is an artist and cultural planner. In his performances, installations, and urban interventions, Gates transforms spaces, institutions, traditions, and perceptions.

Gates’s training as an urban planner and sculptor, and subsequent time spent studying clay, has given him keen awareness of the poetics of production and systems of organizing. Playing with these poetic and systematic interests, Gates has assembled gospel choirs, formed temporary unions, and used systems of mass production as a way of underscoring the need that industry has for the body.

When Theaster is not making art for museums, he is committed to the restoration of poor neighborhoods, converting abandoned buildings into cultural spaces that allow not only new cultural moments to happen in unexpected places, but raising the city’s expectations of where “place-making” happens and why."
placemaking  culture  installation  space  place  lcproject  restoration  performance  chicago  urbaninterventions  glvo  theastergates  urbanplanning  urbanism  urban  art 
december 2011 by robertogreco
Arne Quinze - Wikipedia
"Arne Quinze (born 15 December 1971, Belgium) is a conceptual artist best known for his unconventional and controversial public art installations. Quinze also creates large and small sculptures, drawings, paintings. In his late teens he started out as a graffiti artist in Brussels."<br />
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arnequinze  art  sculpture  architecture  belgium  brussels  publicart  installation 
august 2011 by robertogreco
NuPenny: Portland
"NuPenny exists as a traveling art installation under the guise of an inaccessible toy store. On the surface, & viewed as a retail establishment or typical sales model, NP seems fundamentally flawed in connecting w/ those who desire to take its products home. True enough. But on another level the storeʼs reason for being is as a realm of carefully manufactured objects of desire that have not (or perhaps cannot) find either their place or time in the world. The first appearance of this toy store installation was in Waterville, Maine in January of 2010. Four months later & w/out notice NP closed in Waterville & moved to another town."

"Conceptually each toy is my interpretation of a song lyric, poem or literary work that has affected me. By using the NP/Teletype code card that is available on this site you can easily (though perhaps not quickly) read the ʻtextʼ on each toy, box & placard. More toys will occur, & arrive in the store over time, as I have the means to make them."
art  toys  sculpture  desire  consumerism  maine  nupenny  objects  glvo  edg  srg  randyregier  installation  via:anterobot 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Local Projects
"Local Projects is a media design firm for museums and public spaces. We create a diverse range of installations from large environmental interactives, websites, and mobile applications, to simple experiences composed of thumbtacks, vellum, or conversation.<br />
While innovation drives much of today’s design, we’re interested in creating projects that can endure. For us at Local Projects, interaction design is more than just controlling technology. We create media that is integrated into architecture, and that connects people with the world and each other. We look to create experiences that inspire awe and wonder.<br />
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Many of our projects are about co-creation: gathering visitor stories, or collecting opinions, or memories. We’ve learned that the most incredible material emerges when you create a platform for visitors to communicate."
design  art  culture  architecture  history  mediadesign  museums  publicspace  installation  environment  web  internet  environmentaldesign  localprojects  experience  lcproject  cocreation  community  communication  change 
may 2011 by robertogreco
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Profiles: Nick Cave
"My work, clothing & fiber-based sculptures, collages, installations, & performances, explore use of textiles & clothing as conceptual modes of expression & pose fundamental questions about human condition in social & political realm…

I believe that what happens in my studio & living life as an artist are the single most important things I bring to the classroom. Artists must design their own pathways, work through plateaus in their work & understand that they will find themselves humbled by the very process of art-making.

I encourage my students to build their work w/ conviction, come face-to-face w/ truth of what they are attempting to create, & be open to experimentation.

I have been lucky to have been mentored by talented artists who taught me to challenge myself & build level of confidence & trust in my creative judgment…I hope to provide my students w/ knowledge that their art making holds the possibility for acting as a vehicle for change on a larger, global scale."
nickcave  art  performance  textiles  classideas  performanceart  design  collage  assemblage  life  living  teaching  education  learning  artists  glvo  cv  sound  interactive  sculpture  installation  expression  humancondition  society  politics  sensemaking  experimentation  doing  making  understanding  self  confidence  trust  wearable  fabric  sewing  change  costumes  dance  soundsuits  tcsnmy  interdisciplinary  multidisciplinary  crossdisciplinary  pedagogy  howwework  wearables 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Animate Field on Vimeo
"Animate Field presents a cloud of low-hanging fiber-optic filaments which create a volumetric mass for participants to directly engage in by physically occupying and moving through it. The red lit endpoints of the filaments are locally activated by people’s positions in the cloud. As the participants wade through the thicket of hanging filaments, their movement through the field creates trails of yellow light which persist as a kind of temporal residue, leaving a ghostly memory of their presence and their traveled paths. <br />
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The mass of hanging fibers delicately grazes the skin of people whose physical presence in turn causes ripples and waves of movement throughout the mass.<br />
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The field of lights in Animate Field constitutes a type of mediated architectural “skin”, but unlike most applications of this concept, this skin takes on volumetric dimensions and makes direct contact with the body."
justinlui  interactive  installation  video  thesis  fiber  architecture  design  space  movement  mass 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Olafur Eliasson Develops New Installation Specially for ARKEN's Most Striking Gallery
"Eliasson personally describes his works as “experiments.” The artist employs light, colour and natural phenomena like fog and waves to test how physical movement and the interaction of body and brain influence our perception of our surroundings. A central idea is to get us, the viewers or users of his works, to examine the conditions of our perceptions through individual experience, enabling us to reassess our concepts of what it means to be and act in the world."
art  olafureliasson  experimentation  science  experience  installation  perception  color  light  fog  waves  body  brain  surroundings  bodies 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Art Wants to be Ninety-Nine Cents | Scott Sona Snibbe Blog
"Over the past few days my first three apps became available on the iTunes store: Gravilux, Bubble Harp, and Antograph. I’ve been dreaming of this day for twenty years: a day when, for the first time, we can enjoy interactive art as a media commodity no different from books, music, and movies. But is there a market for this new medium?...From 1988 to 1997 I refined my aesthetic for screen-based interaction, noting that the cursor is the only thing on the screen with true personality, since through the mouse it’s the connection from your body to the computer. For years I created gestural interactive programs inspired by the abstract masters like Lye and Oskar Fischinger, but I couldn’t find an audience...then Apple announced the iPad...the perfect medium for interactive art. The still mostly a tool for your working life...the iPad is an object of leisure: a portable screen for our precious free time. So what do you do with a recreational screen?"
ipad  iphone  experimental  interaction  installation  art  cinema  exhibition  interface  innovation  music  sound  scottsnibbe 
july 2010 by robertogreco
The Builders Association
"Founded in 1994 and directed by Marianne Weems, The Builders Association is a New York-based performance and media company that creates original productions based on stories drawn from contemporary life. The company uses the richness of new and old tools to extend the boundaries of theater. Based on innovative collaborations, Builders' productions blend stage performance, text, video, sound, and architecture to tell stories about human experience in the 21st century. From BAM to Bogata, Singapore to Melbourne, Minneapolis and Los Angeles to Budapest, The Builders Association's OBIE award-winning shows have toured to major venues the world over."

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artists  art  business  borders  culture  newmedia  multimedia  technology  interactive  media  theater  nyc  performance  globalization  installation  sound  film  design 
june 2010 by robertogreco
shin egashira [via:]
"Shin Egashira is an artist/architect, Diploma Unit Master of the Architectural Association School of Architecture (, Founder/organizer of Koshirakura Landscape Workshop ("
architects  architecture  installation  japan  artist  photography  glvo  tcsnmy  greatartists  building  design  landscape  mechanics  classideas  shinegashira 
june 2010 by robertogreco
ball nogues studio: tablecloth
"the table cloth is comprised of 268 tables and stools linked together collectively to create a 'fabric' that hangs from a steel beam on the east wall of the courtyard. when the table cloth meets the ground, it unrolls to form an intimate 'in the round' performance area. visitors can sit on the tables and stools within this area. because of the work's size and the materials used, its presence within the space will help reduce reverberation and alter acoustical phenomena within the space."
ball-nogues  art  design  furniture  installation  space  tables  architecture  losangeles  ucla 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Theodore Watson - Funky Forest Moomah Edition
"‘Funky Forest’ is an interactive ecosystem where children create trees with their body and then divert the water flowing from the waterfall to the trees to keep them alive. The health of the trees contributes to the overall health of the forest and the types of creatures that inhabit it. The Moomah Edition of ‘Funky Forest’ expands on the original by introducing four seasons each with a unique environment and creatures to match. Each season also features an interactive particle system. For example in Fall leaves falling from the trees blow in the wind and in winter it snows. The Moomah edition is permanently installed at the Moomah Children’s cafe in New York City."
installation  ecology  illustration  inspiration  trees  water  interactive  children  art 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Michel de Broin - Nuit Blanche
"Mirror ball, 1000 mirrors, 7.5 meters in diameter.
art  paris  sculpture  light  sky  stars  astronomy  installation 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Recent Departures
"Recent Departures is a collection of artifacts from the Project G-581 disaster. The objects on display are pieces to a puzzle. Along with the objects are expert’s opinions and observations of where the pieces fit. " [see also: AND]
recentdepartures  puzzles  installation  bmd  arg  glvo  art  design  artifacts  objects  books  tcsnmy 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Art Meets Energy Consumption Visualization (in Helsinki) - information aesthetics
"Inspired by the Ars Electronica Golden Nica-winning Nuage Vert project, Pixelache, an informally organised network of electronic art festivals, and Helsingin Energia, one of the largest energy companies in Finland, are collaborating to produce artworks related to the collective energy consumption in the Helsinki area. A selection of artists were invited to submit proposals for artworks, of which the very best will be built within the public space in Helsinki or presented as online web projects. The proposals for these artworks can be found at the "Art & Energy" [] webpage."
helsinki  energy  visualization  electricity  design  art  green  installation  finland  consumption  power 
january 2010 by robertogreco
The Art of Jim Denevan
"Jim Denevan makes freehand drawings in sand. At low tide on wide beaches Jim searches the shore for a wave tossed stick. After finding a good stick and composing himself in the near and far environment Jim draws-- laboring up to 7 hours and walking as many as 30 miles. The resulting sand drawing is made entirely freehand w/ no measuring aids whatsoever. From the ground, these drawn environments are experienced as places. Places to explore and be, and to see relation and distance. For a time these tangible specific places exist in the indeterminate environment of ocean shore. From high above the marks are seen as isolated phenomena, much like clouds, rivers or buildings. Soon after Jim's motions and marks are completed water moves over and through, leaving nothing."
jimdenevan  design  art  landscape  big  large  installation  contemporary  photography  environment  food  nature  artists  drawing  land 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects: Contexto y Sistema de Trabajo / Spanish Subs on Vimeo
"“Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects: Contexto y Sistema de Trabajo” es un nuevo corto de 0300TV.
pezovonellrichshausen  chile  architecture  art  architects  installation 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Uberorgan [see video at:]
Tim Hawkinson and the Uberorgan are featured the Art:21 episode,"Time." Seeing and hearing the piece, even on the small screen, is impressive, and Hawkinson explains how he came about creating such a voluminous, volume-driven work of art.
timhawkinson  time  uberorgan  art  tcsnmy  installation  mechanical  kinetic  sound  sculpture 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Maker Profile - Kinetic Wave Sculptures on MAKE: television on Vimeo
"Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reuben’s artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or a powerful ocean eddy, his work is elegant and hypnotic. Also, learn how ocean waves can power our future. Learn more about Reuben at"
reubenmargolin  design  kinetic  sculptures  art  sculpture  installation  math  tcsnmy  visualization  diy  waves  ocean  topography  kineticsculpture 
october 2009 by robertogreco
ben wilson: 'seebikesaw' for brooks england
"UK designer ben wilson designed 'seebikesaw' for brooks england (one of the world's
bikes  biking  play  fun  brooks  saddles  design  installation  interactive 
september 2009 by robertogreco
Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet
"pioneering artist residency & collaborative exhibition project that, for the 1st time on this scale, uses contemporary art to investigate the changing nature of some of the most biodiverse regions on earth & the communities that inhabit those regions. Organized by UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, in partnership with international conservation organization Rare, Human/Nature sent eight of the world’s most thoughtful and innovative artists to eight UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites around the globe for two mini-residencies. Through harnessing the power of art, we hope to build global support for the protection of environmental biodiversity, & to create a new model promoting conservation worldwide. The project will address many themes, including: the relationship between the natural environment & human culture; assumptions about the value of preserving biological & cultural diversity; & global exploration & exchange."
art  environment  sustainability  activism  nature  artists  consumption  residencies  glvo  earth  exhibition  installation  mcasd  sandiego  conservation  contemporary  photography 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Golan Levin makes art that looks back at you | Video on [see also:]
"Golan Levin, an artist and engineer, uses modern tools -- robotics, new software, cognitive research -- to make artworks that surprise and delight. Watch as sounds become shapes, bodies create paintings, and a curious eye looks back at the curious viewer."
technology  art  science  visualization  interactive  robots  installation  future  golanlevin  cognition  sound  tcsnmy  voice  text 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Art:21 . Gabriel Orozco [via: see also: AND
"born in Jalapa, Veracruz, 1962, studied at Escuela Nacional de Arte Plasticas in Mexico City & at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain. An avid traveler, Gabriel Orozco uses the urban landscape and the everyday objects found within it to twist conventional notions of reality and engage the imagination of the viewer. Orozco’s interest in complex geometry & mapping find expression in works like the patterned human skull of “Black Kites,” the curvilinear logic of “Oval Billiard Table” & the extended playing field of the chessboard in “Horses Running Endlessly.” He considers philosophical problems, such as the concept of infinity & evokes them in humble moments, as in the photograph “Pinched Ball,” which depicts a deflated soccer ball filled with water. Matching his passion for political engagement with the poetry of chance encounters, Orozco’s photographs, sculptures & installations propose a distinctive model for the ways in which artists can affect the world with their work."
art  artists  mexico  gabrielorozco  photography  sculpture  installation  glvo  conceptual  philosophy  mapping  maps  urban 
june 2009 by robertogreco
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center: Exhibitions: Leandro Erlich: Swimming Pool
"Erlich has constructed a full-size pool, complete with all its trappings, including a deck and a ladder. When approached from the first floor, visitors are confronted with a surreal scene: people, fully clothed, can be seen standing, walking, and breathing beneath the surface of the water. It is only when visitors enter the Duplex gallery from the basement that they recognize that the pool is empty, its construction a visual trick fashioned by the artist. A large, continuous piece of acrylic spans the pool and suspends water above it, creating the illusion of a standard swimming pool that is both disorienting and humorous."
art  installation  illusions  argentina  sculpture  leandroerlich 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Encastrable, guerrilla art residencies inside DIY megastores - we make money not art
"Encastrable is a series of guerrilla art residencies held inside gardening and DIY megastores in the Paris area. The project, which i discovered it while i was visiting the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris a few weeks ago, was initiated by Paul Souviron and Antoine Lejolivet. At no cost at all, the young artists have at their disposal a huge array of material that they can grab, move, superimpose, and organize onto temporary installations and sculptures. Authorization of the manager of the establishment is obviously never requested."
art  consumption  walmart  contemporary  bigbox  megastores  wmmna  installation  temporary  glvo  guerillaart 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Sisyphus Office Exhibition, Houston 2009. on the Behance Network
"The artists involved in the project are collaborating with businesses and offices in and around Houston in order to highlight art as an integral and necessary distraction in our day to day life. The artists and offices involved in Sisyphus Office are working physically and conceptually with the notions of existentialism, capitalism, artistic romanticism and deadpan slapstickism as a means to examine the artifice that keeps us clinging to reality and distracted from the void. Sisyphus Office is about punching the clock, and then punching it again…but harder the second time. It’s about transcending the mundane through the beauty and absurdity of distraction. It’s about recognizing the comedy in the tragedy of the day to day… and then waking up again to do the same thing all over again the next morning."
art  work  humor  houston  drawing  typography  installation  office  design  via:migurski  2009  handdrawn  illustration  culture  collage 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Dream it, build it - Arts - Entertainment -
"Architecture and art are being merged, in theory and practice, as never before, writes Ella Mudie."
art  architecture  glvo  urbanism  installation  melbourne  losangeles 
april 2009 by robertogreco
A TIME AND PLACE - Christian Moeller
"The installation consists of a circular wooden platform 12 metres in diameter, on which 56 vertical steel posts extend 5.5 metres up toward the ceiling. Each of the steel posts is connected to a touch-sensitive sensor system. This forest of vertical steel posts is an interface through which light and sound can be physically experienced and controlled. Visitors touching the posts can evoke a soundscape which always results in a harmonic whole whatever the conceivable combination of interactions. To accomplish this, the acoustical structures were perfected within a physical modeling system."
art  architecture  installation  christianmoeller  sound  light  soundscapes 
april 2009 by robertogreco
yuri suzuki: 'the physical value of sound' exhibition at clear gallery, tokyo
"the 'record' was chosen not just because of the commonness in its time, but because of the simple structure and characteristics of the media. 'sound' is recorded on this media in an extremely direct and physical way which allows it to be played simply by amplifying the vibration between the record and the needle dropped upon it. in addition sound can be visually seen and read through the density of the grooves pressed on the record. it could still be said that the record is the most modern, and the finest media in the field of analogue recording technology."
audio  sound  installation  art  music  vinyl  analog 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Kim Beck I Ideal Cities I Works
"Using images of architecture and landscape, Kim Beck makes drawings, prints, paintings and installations that survey peripheral and suburban spaces. Her work urges a reconsideration of the built environment - the peculiar street signs, gas station banners, overgrown weeded lots, and self-storage buildings — bringing the banal and everyday into focus."
kimbeck  artists  nature  green  design  landscape  sculpture  architecture  installation  portfolios  art  cardboard  glvo  via:reas  cities  suburbs  publicstorage  space  builtenvironment 
february 2009 by robertogreco
haque :: design + research :: Haunt
"Using humidity, temperatures and electromagnetic and sonic frequencies that parapsychologists have associated with haunted spaces, this project aims at building an environment that feels "haunted": a non-visual architecture."
via:kazys  usmanhaque  technology  art  paranormal  psychology  architecture  installation  perception  audio  design  science  code  poetry  physical 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Marie Lorenz
"My work combines psycho-geographic exploration (most prevalent in my ongoing project ‘The Tide and Current Taxi’) with highly crafted, material work (drawing,printmaking, and installation in visually based narratives). I use boats and navigation in my artwork to create an uncertain space. My belief is that uncertainty brings about a heightened awareness of place. When we feel unstable we see more. In my very first boat projects in the canals around Providence, Rhode Island, I was struck by the perspective that navigating a city waterway allows. We see the city from below street level. The people and cars are gone. The city seems empty and it allows an unusual encounter with architecture and structure."
psychogeography  geography  glvo  art  artists  boats  nyc  manhattan  community  water  taxi  sculpture  installation  landscape 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Chris O'Shea - Audience
"Audience, conceived by rAndom International, is an installation consisting of around 64 head-size mirror objects. Each object moves its head in a particular way to give it different characteristics of human behaviour. Some chat amongst themselves, some shy away and others confidently move to grab your attention." Forgot to bookmark this after posting the video:

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electronics  attention  mirrors  chrisoshea  openframeworks  installation  art  creativity  glvo  interactive  interaction  tracking 
october 2008 by robertogreco
sevensixfive: Invasive Species
"This project takes the detritus from the constant construction and destruction of Baltimore's built environment into the park to form new patterns and structures embedded in the ground like reverse archaeology"
art  architecture  installation  urban  geometry  decay  baltimore  landscape  ecotopia  environment  visualization  cities  urbanism  urbandecay  glvo  invasivespecies  fredscharmen 
september 2008 by robertogreco - Robert Irwin: De-objectifications for Philosophic and Actual Bodies
"Robert Irwin’s new work, "Prologue: X 183", is the first of a two-part installation on the third floor of the Dia Center for the Arts in New York City. The entire space is divided into 18 chambers by fine white mesh scrim, a material that Irwin first discovered being used as window coverings in Amsterdam in 1970. At Dia, the scrims are stapled to their supports like stretched canvases and soar to the ceiling to define the open, cubed areas. As in most works of this kind, the forms are determined by the artist, but it is the viewer who activates the paths."
robertirwin  art  architecture  space  sculpture  installation  1998  light 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Two Running Violet V Forms, 1983 , Robert Irwin, Stuart Collection, UCSD
"For his contribution to the Stuart Collection, Two Running Violet V Forms - his first permanent installation in California - Irwin was drawn to the eucalyptus groves east of the Mandeville Center and adjacent to the Faculty Club. The contradiction inherent in this man-made forest appealed to him; the geometric regularity of the grid of trees is balanced by the infinite variety of light and detail which the natural setting nevertheless provides. Irwin installed two fencelike structures in V-forms amidst the trees. The "fences" are blue-violet, plastic-coated, small gauge chain-link fencing supported by stainless steel poles which average twenty-five feet in height. The structure maintains a constant elevation as the hillside terrain drops gently beneath it. Purple flowering iceplant, echoing but not matching the color of the chain link, is planted under the fence."
robertirwin  ucsd  lajolla  sandiego  art  installation  1983 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Robert Irwin Essay by MIchal Govan [via:]
"By Irwin's measure, a work of art succeeds when it challenges our perceptions to such a degree as to cause us to reconsider our environment and invest it, and ourselves, with greater potential. In the case of his work at Dia:Beacon, it was only after he had sensed and assessed the degree to which he had carried out his responsibilities to solve practical problems, as well as the total aesthetic effect of his myriad of individual and dispersed gestures, details, and proposals—some of which are described in his drawings in the following pages—that he was satisfied that his efforts operated within those terms and could be considered a work in his oeuvre and in Dia's collection."
robertirwin  michaelgovan  art  space  installation  Dia:Beacon 
september 2008 by robertogreco
"GreenPix is a groundbreaking project applying sustainable and digital media technology to the curtain wall of Xicui entertainment complex in Beijing, near the site of the 2008 Olympic Games. Featuring the largest color LED display worldwide and the first photovoltaic system integrated into a glass curtain wall in China, the building performs as a self-sufficient organic system, harvesting solar energy by day and using it to illuminate the screen after dark, mirroring a day’s climatic cycle"

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sustainability  visualization  green  olympics  digital  design  technology  art  architecture  video  china  led  beijing  display  installation 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Networked_Performance — Adriene Jenik + particle group [San Diego]
"New-media art installations that caution visitors about a future when books are relics of the past, and nanoparticles represent a pervasive threat to human health, will be on display starting August 4 at the gallery@calit2 on the campus of the University
events  sandiego  todo  art  newmedia  installation  future 
july 2008 by robertogreco
ISEA 2008 - The Juried exhibition - we make money not art
"Finally, We Hear One Another is a work by Kelly Jaclynn Andres that enables people to experience each other's soundscapes. Collaborating with the Mixed Reality Lab, Kelly made bonnet's fitted with a speaker and an extra 'ear' - a cone at the back of the
wmmna  soundscapes  sound  mixedreality  wearable  installation  glvo  games  wearables 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Core77 / design magazine + resource / post
"Open Tables is an installation that recycles real architectural objects (such as fireplaces, doors, windows etc), and combines them with open source aggregator software, digital media and interactive technologies to create a real time, three dimensional
installation  architecture  design  ubicomp  everyware 
july 2008 by robertogreco
MAKE: Blog: Nature meets data in Montreal
"This installation on display in Montreal, Canada by Uruguayan artist and architect Juliana Rosales focuses on the relationship between built and natural environments and the occupants of both spaces. The project uses an Arduino and custom circuitry to mo
architecture  space  sensors  make  arduino  art  installation 
june 2008 by robertogreco
David Byrne’s New Band - Lyricism in Girders, Harmony in Rusty Pipess -
“not suggesting people abandon musical instruments & start playing their cars & apartments, but do think reign of music as commodity made only by professionals might be winding down” +
davidbyrne  art  music  nyc  installation  architecture  buildings 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Displacements – today and tomorrow - "immersive film installation by Michael Naimark. He filmed 3 people in an archetypal Americana living room..."
"The camera was standing in the middle of the room and rotated sowly. Afterwards he spray-painted the whole room white and placed a projector at the same spot of the camera. The result is a strange augmented reality effect."
culture  film  photography  installation  art  space  time  via:kottke 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Nina Katchadourian - The Mended Spiderweb series
"In the forest and around the house where I was living, I searched for broken spiderwebs which I repaired using red sewing thread. All of the patches were made by inserting segments one at a time directly into the web. Sometimes the thread was starched, w
art  nature  sculpture  spiders  photography  installation  repair  biology  ninakatchadourian  repairing 
april 2008 by robertogreco - The Singing Plant is an installation that lets the audience interact with a natural plant.
"When the plant is touched it gives feedback in the forms of sounds and light. The more people touch the it, the more enegetically it responds. The sound gains volume and the light in the room grows from dim to bright."
plants  interface  art  installation 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Nuage Vert [see also:]
"Every night from the 22 to the 29 of February 2008, the vapour emissions of he Salmisaari power plant in Helsinki will be illuminated to show the current levels of electricity consumption by local residents."
activism  sustainability  technology  helsinki  design  energy  monitoring  environment  art  visualization  finland  installation 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Robot 'plays back' dreams - we make money not art
"Using recorded brainwave activity and eye movements during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep to determine robot behaviors and head positions, "Sleep Waking" acts as a way to "play-back" dreams."
robots  sleep  robotics  installation  art  dreams  brain 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Intelligent Travel: How Is Your City Feeling?
"The result is a very public display of the emotional status of the city, sparking conversations about how we interact with each other and influence our feelings."
city  psychology  display  visualization  happiness  art  installation  information  infographics  data  cities 
february 2008 by robertogreco
do-ho suh - interview with the contemporary korean artist who now lives and works in new york
"sculptures are architectural environments, beautifully & meticulously crafted. whether addressing dynamic of personal space vs public space, or exploring fine line between strength in numbers & homogeneity, constructs site-specific installations that que
art  dohosun  architecture  space  identity  korea  installation  interviews  via:cityofsound 
february 2008 by robertogreco
"Nuage Vert" - Artists Are Growing a Green Cloud in Helsinki
"Every night from 22-29 Feb 2008 vapour emissions of Salmisaari power plant in Helsinki will be illuminated to show current levels of electricity consumption by local residents...laser ray will trace cloud during night time, turn it into a city scale neon
datavisualization  energy  finland  lasers  activism  art  design  environment  behavior  green  information  data  visualization  sustainability  electricity  helsinki  installation 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Stan's Cafe Theatre Company: Of All The People In All The World
"uses grains of rice to bring formally abstract statisitcs to startling and powerful life. Each grain = one person and you are invited to compare the one grain that is you to the millions that are not. Over a period of days a team of performers carefully
people  rice  visualization  population  statistics  demographics  information  infographics  installation  performance  world  international 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Wubi - The Easiest Way to Linux
"Wubi is an unofficial Ubuntu installer for Windows users that will bring you into the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other application. If you heard about Linux and Ubuntu, if you wanted to try the
ubuntu  Linux  opensource  windows  installation  software  free  howto  vista 
january 2008 by robertogreco
TODO interaction & media design
"we do work that people like to spend time with we are designers musicians geeks stalkers we are an open space for learning" "we listen, ask questions, research, take risk, make mistakes, like busted knees, solve problems, are happy, we'll never retire "
advertising  agencies  architecture  space  entertainment  collective  design  newmedia  processing  programming  interactiondesign  interaction  installation  graphics  games  gaming  italy  interactive  interface  electronics  visualization  glvo  artists  agency  mobile  multimedia  technology 
december 2007 by robertogreco
the Iaakuza chronicles: iK News | "I want to erase architecture" (Kengo Kuma)
"When Kuma saw the Palazzo della Ragione for the first time, he imagined carps swimming in the air: flying fishes are the methaphor for architecture interpreted as a continuity of experience, rather than static."
architecture  japan  kengokuma  interiors  installation  design  fabric 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Subtopia: Squatter Imaginaries
"One of the most intriguing facets of Dionisio Gonzalez's photographic constructions is that they immediately question the viewer's knowledge of what a "slum" actually looks like and what are the political forces that shape slums."
architecture  art  cities  installation  photography  poverty  slums  favelas  brasil  dionisiogonzalez  lebbeuswoods  urban  urbanism  landscape  neighborhoods  planning  design  squatting  bryanfinoki  squatters  politics  culture  brazil 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Uncommon Projects, LLC.
"ounded in 2003 to address a burgeoning need for expertise in the creative integration of interactive technologies. Based in New York, Uncommon is passionate about technology, interactivity and digital media. We have a history of creating robust and simpl
agency  nyc  hacking  technology  collaboration  audio  installation  interactive  internet  make  innovation  video  web  software  projects  glvo 
november 2007 by robertogreco
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