25 March 2008
Synaesthesia is the name of a rare clinical anomaly where people experience unusual and very real sensations, such as the taste of shapes, or the colour of sound.
'The Emotion Organ is a synaesthetic simulacrum machine where players can explore the sensational interplay of feeling, seeing, hearing, smelling and motion. It is also a time machine - a re-engineered pump organ from 1895 that combines both old and emerging technology and builds upon a trajectory of several centuries-worth of ideas about synaesthetic phenomena.
Without electricity it can be played as a conventional musical instrument, but when plugged in the organ produces varying combinations and intensities of sound, light, colour, scent, vibration and movement. When played it stimulates a highly subjective, cause-and-effect sensory immersion. When experienced as a spectator, the subjective affect of the player is modulated through the hypnotic visual effects of a propeller-screen, processed organ sounds and emitted scents.'
23 March 2008
FLOWmarket was initiated in 2004 and is the working label of danish designer Mads Hagstroem. FLOWmarket works within the field of sustainability, design and commercialism. FLOWmarket has due to it´s simple and universal form been able to successfully cross cultural boundaries between Europe, US and Asia where it has received numerous recognitions.
FLOWmarket is a shop designed to inspire consumers to think, live and consume more holistic. The core of FLOWmarket is the scarcity goods collection where present imbalances from the 3 FLOW dimensions (individual, collective and environmental flow) have been addressed and transformed into physical products. Scarcity goods products in the shape of aesthetically designed (empty) packings with humorous and thought awakening prints that consumers can buy in the venue shops or via the online shop. Further on FLOWmarket collaborate with designers and artists around the globe that fits with our mindset, humor and aesthetics.
20 March 2008
19 March 2008
13 March 2008
Michal Chelbin: 'My playground lies between the private and the public, between fiction and documentary. For me, the image is just the tip of the iceberg; it's the gate to a story waiting to be told and which I try to depict in an appealing yet troubling way. This story is about a life full of contradictions on the battle ground between fantasy and reality.' (via)
10 March 2008
11 apr / Session / 22h00
An on Bast [PL]
Pantha du Prince [DE]
Dat Politics [FR]
Underground Resistance [US]
The Model [RO]
[After] Dandy Jack & Sonja Moonear [CH/ CL]
Vali Chincisan / SKVJS [RO] / Suso33 [ES]
12 apr / Session / 22h00
Tom Wilson [RO]
Kalabrese pres. The Rumpelorchestra [CH]
Mungolian Jet Set [NO]
Bjorn Torske [NO]
[After] Magda [PL] [Sunrise event / not included]
13 apr / MNAC / 18h30
Mira Calix [UK]
Khan of Finland [DE]
Jean-Jacques Perrey & David Chazam [FR]
The Absolut Quartet is a multi-instrumental music-making installation combining art and technology to create the equivalent of a classic human quartet. It is an 'automated multi-instrumental orchestral machine, a large-scale electromechanical sculpture consisting of three instruments and thousands of parts, working together to create one piece of music. The main timbre is a marimba played by balls shot from a robotic cannon. Other components include a series of wineglasses played by little robotic fingers and an array of robotic percussive instruments'.
Prepare to be amazed > check the video!
The musical installation is on display at New York and you can get the chance to interact with the machine by logging in to absolutmachines.com. You will enter a 4-8 second theme, and the machine will generate, in real-time, a unique musical piece based on the input melody you have provided. (via)
06 March 2008
05 March 2008
04 March 2008
'Prager photographs her female subjects in a style reminiscent of the great mid 20th Century film directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Douglas Sirk. Amongst the naivety of her compositions and colour palate there is the suggestion of impending narrative. Similar to old style movie stills displayed outside cinemas, Prager’s photographs offer us stories that encourage us to imagine what happens before and after, beyond the edge of the frame. Often shot from an unexpected angle and unusually lit the audience are positioned as voyeurs.'