OFFF — синтез цифр, рождающий будущее через настоящее. Лучшие из тех, кто создает пост-цифровое в современном мире, делятся будущим с теми, кто ждет его. 5 и 6 июля, OFFF и Санкт-Петербург столкнет культуры, дабы создать что-то новое из прошлого и настоящего, собрать вокруг себя людей, желающих приближать его так быстро, как это возможно.
329 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, toluene tank
Permanent installation. DC-motors, cotton balls, filler wires, power supply, lighting system, bench foundation, toluene tank (1951). Dimensions: ⦰ 9.4m x 12.8m height / ⦰ 30.8 x 42 ft. Located in Dottikon, Switzerland. Architecture and consulting by Hannes Zweifel. Assisted from Studio Zimoun by Florian Bürki, Ulf Kallscheidt, Janis Weidner, Marlene Hirtreiter and Annie Rüfenacht. Making-of video by Florian Bürki. Lighting system designed and developped by Davide Groppi. Landscape architecture by Hannes Zweifel and Samuel Interbitzi. Project coordination on-site in Dottikon by Bruno Bachmann. Constructive engeneering by Hans Jörg Baumann and Arthur Hauser. Book: concept, project management and graphics design by Raffinerie AG. Photographies by Zimoun and Janis Weidner / Studio Zimoun. Video by Zimoun. All right reserved © Studio Zimoun.
Making-of Video by Florian Buerki: vimeo.com/67285859
«Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.» bitforms nyc
«The sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful, mechanized works of playful poetry, their structural simplicity opens like an industrial bloom to reveal a complex and intricate series of relationships, an ongoing interplay between the «artificial» and the «organic». It‘s an artistic research of simple and elegant systems to generate and study complex behaviors in sound and motion. Zimoun creates sound pieces from basic components, often using multiples of the same prepared mechanical elements to examine the creation and degeneration of patterns.» Tim Beck
«Zimoun creates complex kinetic sound sculptures by arranging industrially produced parts according to seemingly simple rules. Using motors, wires, ventilators, etc.., he creates closed systems that develop their own behavior and rules similarly to artificial creatures. Once running, they are left to themselves and go through an indeterminable process of (de)generation. These quasi autonomous creatures exist in an absolutely synthetic sphere of lifeless matter. However, within the precise, determinist systems creative categorioes suddenly reappear, such as deviation, refusal and transcience out of which complex patterns of behavior evolve.» Node10
Compilation video: vimeo.com/7235817
Next exhibitions: zimoun.net/events.html
Video archive on Vimeo: vimeo.com/zimoun/videos/sort:plays
bitforms gallery nyc: bitforms.com
Galerie Denise René Paris: deniserene.com
This is an experiment made with node.js and processing. For more information : behance.net/gallery/14700923/Lost-days
An experimental/experiential, character-driven, semiotics-derived fashion documentary.
Starring Sayuri Oyamada
Produced by Bryan A. Edens and adv collective
Executive producer Bryan A. Edens
Written by Alessio De Vecchi & Daeun Ko
Directed by adv collective
Art direction by Alessio De Vecchi & Daeun Ko
Direction of photography by Ben Vaccaro and Gemma Fleming
Editing, post-production and CG by adv collective
Score and sound design by Ayumi Hatai
Mastering by Chuck Zwicky
Shot at Beekman Palace, New York City, during the 23 October Maison Martin Margiela for H&M launch event.
Event production by villa eugénie and SenovvA
Lighting by TINC productions and Arc3Design
Choreography by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
Installations by Frederique Chauveaux, Noemie Goudal and Daniel Arsham
Lasers by Eliav Kadosh
Frank McMinn, Francis Wong, Brian Hahn and Brian Offindani
Special Thanks to Organ Armani for painted fruit
EXHIBITION IN MILANO
DASHBOARD - The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale Curators Art Show
Dashboard is an embassy group exhibition. It’s a physical representation of The Wrong, featuring artworks by all curators involved in the organisation of the biennale, curated by Kamilia Kard and David Quiles Guilló.
The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale
KALPANY artspace via Piranesi,12 Milano
Vernissage: January / 23 / 2014 / h18.30
Free enter. The exhibition will be open from January 23 to February 20, 2014 by appointment.
Dashboard features artworks by
Miyö Van Stenis
A Bill Miller
Systaime Alias Michaël Borras
Erik H Rzepka
Gerhardt Rubio Swaneck
Julia Borges Araña
In the Veneer series, Van Veluw introduces wood as a material in his work. Using different types of wood for different works, Van Veluw bends this relatively rigid material to his will by applying it to a replica of his face. This results in a myriad of cracks and grooves that testify to a notable tension of material and form. Included in this series are two sculptures that play with the viewer’s sense of scale. Veneer III has a height of 150 cm, whereas Veneer IV is merely 12 cm tall.
In the photographic versions of these sculptures, Van Veluw utilises photography’s ability to frame its subject matter and manipulate the viewer into thinking both objects are the same size. Veneer IV has a seemingly rough mosaic texture, yet in reality its surface is very smooth. The viewer, however, unaware of the modest size of the work, is unable to make this distinction.
Natural transfers: This series of work originates from the idea of transforming the face through the use of a material that is already present, rather than using an external element. Simply applying hair to the contours of the head transforms the portrait and the associations conjured up by the materials themselves. Hair becomes a strange and macabre material with a claustrophobic effect, rather than an aspect of human beauty.
For the Light series, Van Veluw covered his head with strips of light-generating foil. Photographed in total darkness, the highly radiant bright blue light produced by this material, allows it to stand out like an autonomous object. The features of Van Veluw’s face have disappeared, only its shape remains discernible through the mass of light strips. Light becomes form and exists independently from its base, the original subject. This ‘invisibility’ of the human subject informs the formal qualities of these images.
As the shadow of night falls across the American West a lone man begins his work. Far from the confines, calamity, and culture of society, multimedia artist and storyteller Jeff Frost sifts through the visual dregs of places and people who once were.
Combining still and time-lapse photography with motion, music, and art, Frost reveals a world rarely seen. Rooted in science and the exploration of space, Frost’s work explodes with light, fire, and sound, utilizing 2D and 3D perspective, leading the viewer on a unique visual journey through worlds both real and imagined.
- written by the amazing photographer and human being, Daniel Milnor
Knockout Quotes from the free eBook: store.blurb.com/ebooks/327392-flawed-symmetry-of-prediction
"Frost’s video footage of the desert and abandoned houses in the American Southwest is certainly stunning in its own right, but it was his incorporation of three perspective-bending optical illusions — and his use of time-lapse as a medium to expose the reality behind those illusions — that really sold us."
"…a glimpse of a world without limits."
- Brooklyn Street Art, Steven P. Harrington
"[Flawed Symmetry of Prediction] is a monumental thing."
- Jeff Dunas, Palm Springs Photo Festival co-founder
"Very creative and sick."
- Tom Lowe, Astronomy Photographer of the Year
"Jeff Frost shows us the future of the 21st century book in his audio and visual feast, "Flawed Symmetry."
- Eileen Gittins, Blurb Books CEO
"Jeff Frost is the author of this new video made frame called Flawed Prediction of Symmetry. She asked him several months of work plans, and melds contemplative and discrete graphics interventions."
- allcityblog.fr, translated from French by Google
"A breathtaking combination of time lapse and 3D optical illusion."
- Coilhouse Magazine + Blog
- Allison Nazzareno, Hater
Title opener for one of Al Jazeera TV shows - ‘On My Responsibility’.
Client: Al Jazeera - aljazeera.com
Creative Director: Helio Vega
Senior Producer: Mohammed Malak
Designers: Mostafa Ibrahim, Mohammed Maksoud
Production Studio: Ars Thanea - arsthanea.com
Executive Creative Director: Peter Jaworowski
Director: Karol Kolodzinski
Art Director: Karol Kolodzinski, Michal Lisowski, Pawel Szklarski
Lead 3D Artist: Pawel Szklarski
Technical Lead: Patryk Habryn
Animation: Patryk Habryn
3D Artist: Pawel Szklarski, Patryk Habryn, Artur Szymczak
Compositing: Karol Kolodzinski
Concept Artist & Storyboard: Michal Lisowski
Production Director: Marcin Molski
Producer: Joanna Bak
Simulation: Dash Dot Creations
This film took 300,000 photos, riots, wildfires, paintings in abandoned houses, two years and zero graphics to make. It changed my entire life.
Circle of Abstract Ritual began as an exploration of the idea that creation and destruction might be the same thing. The destruction end of that thought began in earnest when riots broke out in my neighborhood in Anaheim, California, 2012. I immediately climbed onto my landlord’s roof without asking and began recording the unfolding events. The news agencies I contacted had no idea what to do with time lapse footage of riots, which was okay with me because I had been thinking about recontextualizing news as art for some time. After that I got the bug. I chased down wildfires, walked down storm drains on the L.A. River and found abandoned houses where I could set up elaborate optical illusion paintings. The illusion part of the paintings are not an end in themselves in my work. They’re an intimation of things we can’t physically detect; a way to get an ever so slight edge on the unknowable.
Early in the process I mapped out a very interconnected narrative structure. It took a long time to fill that narrative structure in, and when I finished editing the film after seven solid weeks of being holed up in a dark room I had no idea if it was something anyone would want to watch. I almost cut the film into pieces before realizing that outside influences were pressuring me to make that decision, and that I was happy with it as it was.
It took a long time to come to the creation side of the original premise. It finally took form in a collaboration with sculptor, Steve Shigley, as well as 15 amazing volunteers who moved full sized tree sculptures 450 times over two nights to create the stop motion climax of the film (see the behind the scenes film, Story of Abstract Ritual for the tale of their monumental effort: vimeo.com/frostjeff/soar).
The idea I wanted to explore was the creation of culture as a conscious creative act, but without the trappings of dogma from institutions or even from ways of thinking. The circle of inverted trees became a small piece of the world with personal meaning where I could mark significant events, contemplate and reflect. That circle still stands, and I still visit it regularly. Several people who have been there have told me that it’s come to mean something special for them as well. They each have their own fascinating way of interpreting the power inherent in those trees.
This film is art for the sake of art. It was made with much generosity, from the people who let me crash on their couches to the people who backed the Kickstarter to people who just wanted to pitch in: thank you. This would not have been possible without your help.
Every spare cent I make goes back into creating art. If you’d like to see me keep doing what I’m doing please consider purchasing a download or a print at jeff-frost.com, or PayPal me at email@example.com
Thanks for watching!
Dynamic Perception provided motion control gear for this project. They’re a great company run by an awesome dude (hi Jay!), and their product is rugged and reliable. Check them out dynamicperception.com/?Click=4195