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Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno

January 29, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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I just spotted this 2009 installation by Tomás Saraceno (previously) at Andersen’s Contemporary Berlin. The exhibition consisted of numerous suspended geometric clouds made from white matte paper along with video, photographic, and sculptural pieces. You can read a bit more about it here. If you liked this, don’t miss Daniel Arsham’s Pixel Clouds.

 

 

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Animation Music

A Layered Papercraft Stop-Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Kijek/Adamski

January 21, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Sit back, turn up the volume and set this video to full-screen. Behold the lastest stop motion music video from animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski for Japanese singer-songwriter Shugo Tokumaru. The video was launched just this morning courtesy of Pitchfork and features a brilliant, continuous parade of what must be thousands of cut paper and foam core silhouettes set to Tokumaru’s quirky track Katachi.

 

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Art

Stained Glass Windows Made from Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley

January 17, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Inspired by Gothic and Islamic architecture artist Eric Standley constructs intricate stained glass windows from numerous sheets of laser cut paper. His most recent work, Either Or Arch 5.1 (top), is made from over 100 sheets alone. See much more of his work in his artworks gallery. (via laughing squid)

 

 



Art Design

Origami Meets Projection Mapping

January 13, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Bristol-based visual artist Joanie Lemercier has been experimenting with light projected onto 3D canvases. This lastest work created for a Birmingham gallery space was created using sheets of A4 paper folded into pyramids onto which he projected light resulting in an interesting organic effect. No video unfortunately, but you can learn more about his work here.

Update: For a similar project check out this geometric photobooth by Method.

 

 



Art

Artforum Magazines Carved into Dripping Waves of Color by Francesca Pastine

December 29, 2012

Christopher Jobson

In her Artforum Excavation Series San Francisco-based artist Francesca Pastine created beautiful, dripping topographies from the colorful pages of Artforum Magazine. Pastine cut each magazine layer by layer with an X-acto blade to reveal narrow bands of the pages within, in some cases interacting directly with art printed on the covers creating new hybrid artwork she refers to as “unsolicited collaborations”—which is brilliant. You can follow more of Pastine’s work on her blog and she has upcoming shows at the Halsey Institute of contemporary Art and Studio Quercus.

 


ArtForum #32, Unsolicited Collaboration with Brice Marden, 2012, 20 x 17 x 5 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas


ArtForum #35, Unsolicited Collaboration with Bruce Naumann, 2012, 41 x 14 x 5 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas


ArtForum #33, Unsolicited Collaboration with Frank Stella, 2012, 20 x 17 x 5 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas


ArtForum #36, Unsolicited Collaboration with Roni Horn, 2012, 20 x 17 x 5 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas


ArtForum #44, Unsolicited Collaboration with Michael Clark, 2012, 47 x 18 x 4.74 inches
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ArtForum #45, Unsolicited Collaboration with Trish Brown, 2012, 22.5 x 18 x 4.74 inches
Artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas


ArtForum #45, Unsolicited Collaboration with Trish Brown, 2012, 22.5 x 18 x 4.74 inches
Artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas

 

 



Art Design

Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka

December 19, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Japanese paper engineer Kota Hiratsuka has been creating beautifully complex origami mosaics that rely on cut and folded geometric patterns. He plans to sell the various templates as downloadable PDFs through his website …though not just yet, so stay tuned. See many more of his works here and on Flickr. If you liked this also check out the work of Matthew Shlian.