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Schlagwort: Art


Schon etwas älter und bisher an mir vorbeigegangen sind diese Plattenbaufliesenaufkleber des in Litauen lebenden Künstlerkollektivs Gyva Grafika.

In Lithuania, we often see public spaces neglected. A lot of people live in the cleanest apartments but once they step outside the situation changes. Stairwells, yards, and other public spaces are often ignored and not looked after. For this reason, we have decided to balance these daily surroundings and introduced the outside to the inside. A classic look of local facades were chosen. Photos were taken in a local neighborhood and transformed into blocks. For different cultures and history experiences, people will look at this project differently, but for us it is our usual facades that we grew up with. These building were built during the Soviet Occupation and are becoming extinct with the EU sponsored renovation projects, but we still have proper time to say goodbye. Not to neglect, but just to accept all, and move forward to a better and more optimistic tomorrow.

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Ein sprechendes Klavier

Ein normales analoges Klavier, das von einer computergesteuerten mechanischen Maschine gespielt wird, und es klingt, als würde jemand sprechen. Deus Cantando ist das Werk des Künstlers Peter Ablinger. Er nahm einen deutschen Schüler auf, der einen Text rezitierte, und komponierte dann eine Melodie für den mechanischen Spieler, die wie die Rezitation klang. Jason Nobles darüber:

This is not digital manipulation, nor a digitally programmed piano like a Disklavier. This is a normal, acoustic piano, any old piano. The mechanism performing it consists of 88 electronically controlled, mechanical “fingers,” synchronized with superhuman speed and accuracy to replicate the spectral content of a child’s voice. Watching the above-linked video, it may seem that the speech is completely intelligible, but this is partially an illusion. The visual prompt of the words on the screen are an essential cue: take them away, and it becomes much harder to understand the words. But it is still remarkable that the auditory system is able to group discrete notes from a piano into such a close approximation of a continuous human voice, and that Ablinger was able to do this so convincingly using a conventional instrument (albeit, played robotically).

(Direktlink, via Kottke)

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Künstler malt realistische 3D-Kopie eines Bootes, das sein Nachbar auf Anweisung der Stadt hinter einem Zaun verstecken sollte

Hanif Panni hat auf den Zaun seines Nachbarn ein 3D-Mural gemalt und den Prozess in diesem Zeitraffervideo festgehalten. Sein Nachbar hatte kurz vorher einen Brief der Stadt bekommen, dass er sein Boot bitte schön hinter einem Zaun zu verstecken hätte, um es so vor den Blicken der Öffentlichkeit abzuschirmen. Die Reaktion ist schon ein bisschen Punk.

My neighbor has a sea-faring vessel which he parks on the side of his home. A few weeks ago, he received a letter from the city stating he needed to build a new fence to hide said vessel from view of the street. After reluctantly building the fence and driveway, he presented a sassy idea to me that would require my artistic skills.

(Direktlink, via Nag on the Lake)

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Einen Schädel aus Epoxidharz und Holz schnitzen

BM Sculptures hat aus Epoxidharz und Holz einen Schädel geschnitzt. Ziemlich robuste Angelegenheit. Und weil das nicht schon genug wäre, hat er den fertigen Schädel dann auch noch mal zu duplizieren versucht.

Ich habe diesen Schädel aus 6 Gallonen Epoxidharz und Walnussholz geschnitzt. Dann habe ich versucht, den Schädel zu duplizieren, indem ich ihn in Silikon gegossen und eine Form des Holzteils gemacht habe, aber das stellte sich als ziemliche Herausforderung heraus.

(Direktlink, via The Awesomer)

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Toastende Schreibmaschine

Ritika Kedia hat eine Schreibmaschine gebaut, die Buchstaben auf Toast brennen kann. Ob die wer braucht, kann ich freilich nicht beurteilen, wenn aber ja, gibt es diese toastende Schreibmaschine.

Ritika Kedia’s Toaster Typewriter burns letters onto a piece of bread using heat-resistant wires formed as alphabets and embedded into food-safe clay boxes. The playful technology has three parts: the repurposed typewriter where the shaped wires and food-grade clay letters are placed, the interchangeable clay alphabets, and the recycled bread toaster that holds the bread while the user types their custom messages onto it. Every bread the user makes, every key they press, every letter they arrange, they can create a custom breakfast or snack greeting using the Toaster Typewriter, maybe starting with ‘SOS’ after waking others up so early.

(Direktlink, via Designboom)

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Charles Schulz zeichnet 20 Minuten lang Peanuts-Comics

Eine Zusammenfassung von Videoclips, die Charles Schulz beim Zeichnen seiner legendären Peanuts-Comicstrips zeigt.

Unfortunately, I’m not highly educated. I’m merely a high school graduate. I studied art in a correspondence course because I was afraid to go to art school. I couldn’t see myself sitting in a room where everyone else in the room could draw much better than I and this way I was protected by drawing at home and simply mailing my drawings in and having them criticized.

I wish I had a better education but I think that my entire background made me well-suited for what I do. If I could write better than I can, perhaps I would have tried to become a novelist and I might have become a failure. If I could draw better than I can, I might have tried to become an illustrator or an artist and would have failed there. But my entire being seems to be just right for being a cartoonist.

(Direktlink, via Kottke)

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