zaterdag 30 oktober 2010

Sebastian Wickeroth

 Sebastian Wickeroth - the castle of discipline mischpoke

 Sebastian Wickeroth - exile on cottage street

Sebastian Wickeroth - Strategie der Steine 3

Sebastian Wickeroth (°1977 - lives and works in Düsseldorf)

donderdag 28 oktober 2010

Graphic Surgery

 Graphic Surgery - Concrete Jungle (Rügen, Germany 2010)

 Graphic Surgery - On/Off (Sweden 2010)

Graphic Surgery - Wild Wood (Sweden 2010)

woensdag 27 oktober 2010

Christian Hoerder

Christian Hoerder - „Ohne Titel“ (2003/2004)
Akademie - Mainz.

Christian Hoerder (°1969)

Andre Kruysen

 Andre Kruysen - Close Enough

 Andre Kruysen - Over Vedra

 Andre Kruysen - Portable prototype

Andre Kruysen - Prelude

maandag 25 oktober 2010

Sarah Straßmann

Sarah Straßmann - The Void

"In her series of room images, Sarah Straßmann focuses on the depiction of the invisible, the visualisation of emptiness – and, ultimately, on disproving its existence. " (txt: Sarah Straßmann)

zondag 24 oktober 2010

Guillaume Amat

Guillaume Amat - Nebuleuse

"The project called 'Nebuleuse' (Nebula) is part of a reflection on the question of World War II heritage, the French coast and its conservation. In the form of a photographic proposition, I tried to show how the hand of man and the hand of nature can mix or be in conflict." (txt:  Guillaume Amat)

Spora Architects

Spora Architects - Fővám tér
(photography: Tamás Bujnovszky)
This underground railway station is by Hungarian firm Spora Architects and currently under construction in Budapest. (txt & link via Dezeen)

vrijdag 22 oktober 2010

Brian Ulrich

 Brian Ulrich - Copia - Dark Stores - Dominick's 2 (2008)

  Brian Ulrich - Copia - Dark Stores - Marshall Fields (2009)

 Brian Ulrich - Copia - Dark Stores - Pep Boys 3 (2009)
"Over the past 7 years I have been engaged with a long-term photographic examination of the peculiarities and complexities of the consumer-dominated culture in which we live. This project titled Copia, explores not only the everyday activities of shopping, but the economic, cultural, social, and political implications of commercialism and the roles we play in self-destruction, over-consumption, and as targets of marketing and advertising. " (txt: Brian Ulrich)

woensdag 20 oktober 2010

Dan Holdsworth

 Dan Holdsworth - No Echo -Untitled 11 (2003)

Dan Holdsworth - No Echo -Untitled 08 (2003)

Dan Holdsworth - Untitled 09 (2003)

dinsdag 19 oktober 2010

Simon Terrill

 Simon Terrill - Crowd Skeleton (2009)

 Simon Terrill - Arsenal v Fenerbahce (2009)

Simon Terrill - Bank of England 9am (2009)

"From the series Erased Crowds. These works involve the erasure of bodies and character in order to examine the traces of a human presence, the stain of a passing event on the surrounding architecture. They are made through multiple exposures on a single negative, where densely populated scenes form an image that initially appears vacant and void of people. Coloured smears and hazy stains are the only bruises that the film retains during this extended moment of photography." (txt: Simon Terrill)

maandag 18 oktober 2010

Russell Leng

 Russell Leng - New Nature Systems 9

 Russell Leng - Landscape Painting 7 (Stormy Night)

Russell Leng - New Nature Systems 7

"My work is characterized by geometric forms interacting with organic marks. This is seen in a variety of ways, such as a rigid line next to a loose application of paint or gradient. I notice these relationships in nature as well; a tree breaking through a concrete sidewalk, or a housing development by a river.  I want to examine these relationships between natural and built landscapes, conjuring a new sense of place. By confronting the viewer’s perception of landscape, I aim to question how these unceasing amalgamations change how we identify with our environments, and perceive ourselves in them." (txt: Russell Leng)

vrijdag 15 oktober 2010

Pablo Valbuena

Pablo Valbuena - N 51º2’50”  E 3º43’42”  (2010)
(pictures: Het Nieuwsblad)

New large scale public installation commissioned by Almost Cinema-Vooruit and Lightfestival Ghent.
Back façade of Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium.
Oct 13 - Oct 23   2010, everyday from 20h to 0h
more info:

woensdag 13 oktober 2010

maandag 11 oktober 2010

Staal Christensen

Staal Christensen - Waving grass
a facade for the newly opened site for waste collection of the municipality of Veldhoven

(link via Designboom)

vrijdag 8 oktober 2010

Art & Urbanism

(Guest post for Ecological Urbanism)
"The second series on the topic of Ecological Urbanism (EU) will focus on space and the design thereof. What we would like to discuss is how space, as a product of cultural and social organisation, has to be reconfigured in order to allow for a more sustainable performance. With a focus on space as the raw material in cities we want to discuss aspects of sustainability on a much more substantial level, as a change to how we create, use and interact with urban space and most important include the so called 'user' , the citizen as a fundamental part of the discussion." (txt: Fabian Neuhaus)
Follow the discussion on:

As author of the PYTR75-blog, I want to focus on the concept of merging art with urbanism. Here are some examples of artists researching and interacting with urban areas, sometimes on an abstract level. They take urbanism and architecture as a starting point for experimentation. The outcome is a diverse ensemble of projects that reflect how artists incorporate the idea of (ecological) urbanism.
Some artists alter the condition of urban places with (temporary) installations. Urban interventions react with the users of public space and are clearly visible in our daily environment.
Other artists use the morphology of the built environment to create a stand-alone artwork, ready to travel the world in museums.

#1 Krystian Czaplicki aka Truth (Poland)
"Truth works within the urban space. He creates installations in places that he picks intuitively. First the idea for the work appears, then later comes the desire to implement and see it in reality. The physical space in which it appears is essential. The work without the place cannot exist. You can’t just simply cut it away and present it on a different background; it sinks deep into the city like a parasite." (Text by Ewa Laczynska-Widz)

 Thruth - sanok poland (2007)

 Thruth - lodz poland (2007)

Thruth - london england (2008)

#2 Allison Kudla (USA)
"Capacity for (urban eden, human error): the system uses a computer controlled four-axis positioning table to ‘print’ intricate bio-architectural constructions out of live plant cells. Suspended in a clear gel growth medium, these cells continue to divide and flourish, gradually filling in the construction. The algorithmically-generated patterns drawn by the system are based on the Eden growth model and leverage mathematical representations of both urban growth and cellular growth, thereby connecting the concept of city with the concept of the organism." (Text by Allison Kudla)

Allison Kudla (born in 1980)  is interested in using digital media to preserve and discover environments that are in a continual state of flux.
Allison Kudla - capacity for (urban eden, human error)

#3 Krijn De Koning (NL)
“Krijn de Koning (born in 1963 in Amsterdam) has build some large works in public environment and deals with the idea of architecture and place. His site-specific interventions change the way that a visitor perceives the place. It turns around, breaks through, and sometimes only points out the elements that condition the visitor on the place that he is in.” (Text by Krijn De Koning)
 Krijn De Koning - Hilversum (1999)

Krijn De Koning - Blandy Les Tours FR (2008)

#4 Xing Danwen (China)
Xing Danwen (°1967 Xi'an, China)  is interested in cultural narratives and the friction created by globalization and the proliferation of new urban constructions. For the project ‘Urban Fiction’ she has photographed actual architectural maquettes of buildings that are being created in China, and has then inserted herself within them, as different "characters". (Text by Rachel Hulin)
 Xing Danwen - Urban Fiction, image 17 (2004)

 Xing Danwen - Urban Fiction, image 0 (2004)

#5 Edith Roux (FR)

Euroland (2000) - 34 photographs of peri-urban landscapes in Europe taken with a 4x5 view camera.
"Crossing the barrier that held it back over the centuries, the city is now spilling outwards, incontinent, beyond walls and ditches. It has reached the countryside, which it now occupies and transforms. The city is spreading out in every direction, with a preference for well-travelled axes and grids. The rounded perimeter of the city limits has been stirred up, and punctured. It now spreads out star-like, its edges uncertain." (Text by Gilles Clément)

 Edith Roux - Euroland 26

 Edith Roux - Euroland 3

Edith Roux - Euroland 25

#6 Stephanie Beck (USA)
"My work is inspired by images of archaeological sites, architectural history, aerial photos and my own explorations through various cities. My strongest influence at the moment is the city where I currently live, Philadelphia, where buildings are in a constant state of construction and destruction. I enjoy seeing the bones of these structures, on top of which strong skin is hung, yet which is so easily torn down again. I see these buildings as surrogates for ourselves, revealing our attempts at order and stability despite, or because of, our very human frailties." (Text by Stephanie Beck)
 Stephanie Beck - Township (2008)

 Stephanie Beck - Harbour (2008)

Stephanie Beck - Pattern Of Place (2007)

#7 Nathan Abels (USA)
"These images are a response to natural processes and the noticeably unnatural human habitat. They depict the effects of construction and destruction – each image functioning as a visual pause; a contrast in this persistent turbulence." (Text by Nathan Abels)
 Nathan Abels - Untitled

 Nathan Abels - House Train

Nathan Abels - Layout