Art

Kinetica Artfair 2011

February 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Several photos and videos from the third annual 2011 Kinetica Artfair going on this very moment in London through February 6.

An unusual event now in its third year, this London fair brings together kinetic, electronic, robotic, sound and light art works. […] An edgy underground atmosphere pervades the exhibition, both literally, being held in the vast basement space of the Ambika P3 gallery, and stylistically with a host of international artists who are, in the best sense, geektastic.

Photos by Alex Robertson and there’s many, many more of them. (via coolhunting)

 

 



Design

The Knit Fort: A Flexible Playspace

February 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

When I was a kid we were lucky to have a stick, an old car tire, and and on a really good day maybe some mud. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, and there’s nothing wrong with this incredible play structure, either. The Knit Fort is a gorgeous playspace created by Matt Ganon Studio. The carefully interlinked walls allow for a flexible, organic form that can be pushed and pulled to create new shapes and spaces.

The assembly technique, similar to knitting, allows the addition or subtraction of columns responding to the site context without altering the design. Depending on the scale, the surface can remain elastic allowing the occupant to manipulate and deform the profile. The shape can be expanded or contracted to alter the apertures of the space. The participatory aspect of the surface prolongs the process of creation and allows fine tuning the boundary of the space.

If I was a kid this would cease being a fort and quickly become a permanent residence. (via ok great)

 

 



Design

Laura Zindel

February 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

There’s nothing greater than when cool things appear in my inbox … hint, hint. Awesome bowls and plates by Laura Zindel, available at Blackbird. (thnx, jeff!)

 

 



Art

Kyung Woo Han

February 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Green Room is an installation by South Korean artist Kyung Woo Han who has an MFA in Film, Video and New Media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With nothing more than a little paint, some furniture, and clear wire he’s created one of the most stunning spacial visual effects I’ve encountered in a long time. To fully appreciate what’s going on you can catch a video on his site as someone (presumably Han) navigates the space. (via look in art)

 

 



Design Photography

Film Lamp by Davide Groppi

February 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Love the concept of this modular LED film light by Davide Groppi. Each individual unit containing 10 slides can be attached to another for a potentially unlimited stream of photos or colors. (via mocoloco)

 

 



Art

Armelle Caron

February 3, 2011

Christopher Jobson


New York


Montpellier


Berlin

French artist Armelle Caron abstracts urban city plans into organized components.

Caron deconstructs cities, identifies fragments, classifies blocks by size and shape. All meaning, memory, void and heritage is kept away by decontextualization. The urban assemblage of the “villes rangées” relies on analysis, order, rhythm, dimension, typology, strata.

The installed prints were accompanied by similar wooden cutouts that could then be organized similarly by visitors. (via things magazine / pytr75)