Art

Claire Fontaine’s Consumption

December 21, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Match installations are hot! Really beautiful work by Paris-based artist Claire Fontaine at Helena Papadopoulos in Athens, on display now through January 15, 2011. The last image is from a 2004 show at the Front Room. See also the work of Chicago artist Pei-San Ng. (via contemporary art daily)

 

 



Art

Peter Wegner

December 21, 2010

Christopher Jobson

I was originally going to post a series of Peter Wegner‘s Buildings made of Sky as seen over on Booooooom, but after digging through his portfolio for a while I decided to share just about everything else. Raised in North Dakota, Peter Wegner graduated from Yale and now works out of Berkeley, California. His works are part of the permanent collections at the Guggenheim and MoMa in New York, among others.

 

 



Design

Chicago Mirrored Time-lapse

December 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

It's crazy how a simple mirror filter can transform a video into something else. from Craig Shimala on Vimeo.

I’m having difficulty putting into words the awesomeness of this video by Craig Shimala. I think my amazement rests in the simplicity of its production: a GoPro Hero HD mounted to the front windshield of his car, and a mirror effect applied with Vegas Movie Studio HD — and yet the results are mind-blowing. (via gaper’s)

Update: See also Tokyo Sky Drive and Shinkansen ver.2.

 

 



Design

Assembly New York Geometric Terrariums

December 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

One of a kind hand-welded metal and glass terrariums for succulents available via Assembly. (via svpply)

 

 



Documentary Photography

Gh0st L1fe

December 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Gh0st L1fe is a photographic collaboration by Allison Reilly and Miguel Farias, documenting the countless hours today’s youth spend staring into computer screens.

Having grown up surrounded by constantly changing visuals and instant gratification, today’s youth has become fixated on providing their minds with a steady stream of fast paced media. This need is filled by a plethora of video and computer games, tv shows, and websites such as youTube and Facebook. With this time wasting comes the inevitable stress of getting work done at the last minute, accompanied by the excuses and inability to take responsibility for their actions. In order to express the destructive process of procrastination, we chose to take long exposure photographs (about 15 minutes) of youth participating in activities that are classified as time wasters. The overall effect of these photographs are an eerie representation of what comes of these activities. Ghostly and sub-human, the subject of the photograph seems no longer consciously present, and their face, bathed in the light of the screen on which they are fixated, is irradicated and blown out in a white glow. The photographs are lonely and isolating, creating an environment in which human interaction is obsolete and the environment one chooses to live in is self contained, complete with the use of headphones to even isolate ones ability to hear.

(via marieaunet)

 

 



Photography

The embroidery of Daniel Kornrumpf

December 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

When I started working on Colossal in earnest last August I did’t anticipate the rash of embroidery that would eventually makes its way here. This work by Daniel Kornrumpf is astounding.

 

 



Dance Music

The Temper Trap: Love Lost

December 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

It’s beyond me how I haven’t seen this before. A fantastic video for Love Lost by The Temper Trap. The video was directed by Dougal Wilson and shot over two extremely frigid days on Walthamstow Marshes just outside London. (via it’s nice that)