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One Thousand Means of Escape

January 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from Berlin-based artist Astrid Bin, described as “one thousand paper airplanes are suspended in flight, like flocking birds, or swarming insects.” Reading her bio I’ve decided she’s probably a pretty cool lady:

S. Astrid Bin is a British-Canadian interdisciplinary artist. Past endeavors have included baiting and then unbaiting 100 mousetraps with her hands, making a picture of a pigeon from 538 pieces of toast, documenting an attempt at making a million dollars in a year, locking herself in a disused bank vault for ten nights, making light into a drawing medium, sending hundreds of postcards to an empty building, shaving her head, and occupying a phone booth for 24 hours. She likes to play with, manipulate, study, test and provoke the audience in meaningful ways. She has received death threats, hate mail and international press.

More photos over here.  (via lustik)

 

 



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Yves Rossy’s Jet-pack Aerobatics

November 18, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Earlier this month Yves Rossy became the first man in history to complete aerobatic loops with a jet-pack. I recommend doing an HD full-screen for maximum jet-pack goodness. (via devour)

 

 



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Fiona Banner Installs Fighter Planes at Tate Britain

November 14, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Some great shots of Fiona Banner‘s latest installation at Tate Britain. Fiona has suspended an enormous Sea Harrier nose-down from the ceiling just inches off the floor and polished an upside-down Sepecat Jaguar so visitors can see their reflection in it.

For Banner these objects represent the ‘opposite of language’, used when communication fails. In bringing body and machine into close proximity she explores the tension between the intellectual perception of the fighter plane and physical experience of the object.

(via we make money not art)

 

 



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