Thursday, November 26, 2009

Whats your perception of urban space?


MY PLAYGROUND - PREVIEW from KASPARWORKS on Vimeo.

MY PLAYGROUND

A documentary film by Kaspar Astrup Schröder about movement in urban space.

The film explores the way Parkour and Freerunning is changing the perception of urban space and how the space is changing the traceurs and freerunners.


Mainly set in Copenhagen the film follows the making of the first dedicated parkour park in the world. Designed by the danish team, Team JiYo.
The film also travels around the world to Japan, United States, United Kingdom, and China to explore the common understanding of exploring the urban space seen from a traceur and freerunners perspective.





Founding architect of B.I.G. Architects, Bjarke Ingels in participating in exploring a untraditional path in perceiving a new approach to urban architecture and together with Team Jiyo he travels to Shanghai and Shenzhen to meet with a different people and culture. Does travelling to the other end of the world change our understanding of movement in the urban space that surrounds us?


Featuring

Freerunners and traceurs from Japan, China, United States, United Kingdom and Denmark
Architects
Urban Planners
Politicians
Philosophers

Premiere at Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture on the 6th of december 2009


Released on dvd in the end of january 2010
, The film will be approximately 30 minutes long.



Visit
kasparworks.com for more information

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Marble Pavillion

Our friend Dimitri Tsigos from TDC send us this images of the "construction" of their "MARBLE PAVILLION" which will be displayed this next weekend at the Interior Design show in Greece.

Its a nice piece of CNC marble ribs, TDC always doing nice work in greece, if you are around dont hesitate to experience it live!

http://www.interiordesignshow.gr/


check some of the work by Dimitri and TDC clicking here

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

FRAGMENTS OF 'CITY'

Evgeny Kiselev is a freelance illustrator based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The diverse work of Evgeny Kiselev oscillates between the rigors of symmetry and prolific excess.

Several compositions begin with vivid tiled patterns that are mirrored again and again until they can no longer be contained and are forced to push beyond the confines of their logic. Others, emerge from a single outline that manifests the controlled lawlessness of the work. Each piece achieves a complexity of color and layer that continues to build infinitely into the space of the page creating a warping spatial depth.

this images belong to his "CITY" series.




check Evgeny's website <<-----

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pictures for Photographs, Miles Aldridge



Miles Aldridge is famous for his decadent colour-saturated fashion photography in magazines such as Vogue and Numéro, but the sensual sketches that inform his photographic work are scarcely known.



Book Pictures for Photographs addresses this discrepancy by exploring the delectable relationship between the sketches and photographs. The book opens with the manic drawings with which Aldridge fills sketchbooks in preparation for fashion shoots. Scrawled in pen or pencil, these black-and-white sketches generate ideas for potential photographs and map out series of pictures like a film storyboard. Sometimes dotted with raunchy hand-written notes such as “green/yellow bra” or “painting nipples with lipstick”, Aldridge’s sketches are crucial to his photographs.



The second half of the book presents Aldridge’s photographs, which are often as much about sex as they are about fashion. Here we experience the opulent onslaught for which Aldridge is known: a blonde woman eating lobster and caviar with an exposed breast, an erotic couple in a darkened limousine, a school girl surrounded by her teddy bears, and even crying Madonnas. By setting Aldridge’s monotone drawings and the amplified, Pop-inspired colour of the photographs against each other, Pictures for Photographs offers an as yet unseen insight into Aldridge’s imagination and working processes.



Miles Aldridge will be signing copies of Pictures for Photographs at Colette on the 19th November.The signing will take place between 6-7pm. Colette / 213 RUE SAINT-HONORÉ / 75001 PARIS











Book is published by Steidl and you can buy it online here.

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