Chiharu Shiota’s interactive installation celebrates numbers

Chiharu Shiota’s interactive installation celebrates numbers

Claudia Fuggetti · 4 months ago · Art

The gallery of Muzeum Śląskie is hosting the installation Counting Memories by the artist Chiharu Shiota, inside the spectator is immersed in a sea of desks and chairs in old-style wood.

For those who do not yet know her, Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese artist who lives and works in Berlin, known for her large installations that incorporate familiar objects inserted into networks of suspended wires. In Counting Memories, wires emerge from each desk, forming a dark cloud that consumes the entire upper part of the room with high ceilings; inside the tangled cloud we find numbers entangled.

The spacing of the desks offers visitors the opportunity to pass under the arches as they wander around the installation. In each of the nine desks, stacks of paper and pencils are available to viewers to answer suggestions such as “What number means to you and why”, “Numbers tell the truth” and “How many memories do you have?“.

Each number defines us individually but also connects us universally. Numbers comfort us, we share dates that are important to us and help us understand ourselves. Our history is delineated by numbers. In this way, the woven string reflects our history, while the numbers represent the most significant dates we know”.

What’s your number?

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L'installazione interattiva di Chiharu Shiota celebra i numeri | Collater.al
L'installazione interattiva di Chiharu Shiota celebra i numeri | Collater.al
L'installazione interattiva di Chiharu Shiota celebra i numeri | Collater.al
L'installazione interattiva di Chiharu Shiota celebra i numeri | Collater.al
L'installazione interattiva di Chiharu Shiota celebra i numeri | Collater.al
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Nicole Rifkin and her melancholic and colorful illustrations

Nicole Rifkin and her melancholic and colorful illustrations

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Art

Beautiful women, strong women, safe women, but always alone. They are the protagonists of Nicole Rifkin‘s illustrations, a young artist who lives and works in Brooklyn from more than ten years. It is the city, its lights and its atmosphere that inspires the artist, who offers an all-female vision of the world. 

In addition to the subjects, never taken for granted, the aspect that most intrigues Nicole’s works is the style she has chosen to speak to her audience. We are faced with illustrations in which colors are of great importance, but are never exaggerated or too many, and are used to create a sharp contrast between light and shadow. 

Nicole Rafkin’s modus operandi foresees a first design phase developed on paper and a second realization phase during which the artist relies on digital. 

When the work is finished, the illustrations give a portrait of a small glimpse of our world, but with an atmosphere that recalls the police of the 90s, creating a sort of bewilderment in the viewer who invites him or her to continue to look at them. 

Discover a selection of Nicole Rafkin’s illustrations in our gallery. 

Nicole Rifkin | Collater.al
Nicole Rifkin | Collater.al
Nicole Rifkin | Collater.al
Nicole Rifkin | Collater.al
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Nicole Rifkin | Collater.al
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MENstruation, the Thinx commercial in which men also get their periods.

MENstruation, the Thinx commercial in which men also get their periods.

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Art

If we all had them, maybe we’d be more comfortable with them. 

This is the thinking behind MENstruation, Thinx‘s first national campaign. 

If you don’t know it, Thinx is an American company that produces a line of lingerie made with a new technology that allows you to do without the pad.

Born four years ago, in the last times it has collected more and more consents and appreciations that have prepared the ground to the first great national campaign. 

For the MENstruation video, Thinx relied on the professionals of the BBDO New York advertising agency and director Rachel McDonald. 

In the commercial we see men in situations that are considered normal for every woman and girl: staining the bed at night, dropping tampons from the bag or lending oneself a pad. 

It’s a campaign that makes you think and reflect and perhaps, for the first time, the advertising of a product for menstruation is aimed at men and not women. 

MENstruation, the Thinx commercial in which men also get their periods.
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MENstruation, the Thinx commercial in which men also get their periods.
MENstruation, the Thinx commercial in which men also get their periods.
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Positive Feedback: stop and listen

Positive Feedback: stop and listen

Collater.al Contributors · 3 months ago · Art

Positive Feedback is a kind of conscious-stop and go from schizophrenic Milanese turbo-routine dominated by meetings, small talks, queues, and back-and-fort in the subway.

Positive Feedback was held at Pirelli HangarBicocca last Friday (Oct, 8th) by the creative unit Threes in collaboration with Lorenzo Senni (Presto?! Co-founder).

Like a thief in the night – among The Seven Heavenly Palaces by Kiefer, it went on stage a proper ode to the free musical experimentation thanks to masters of ceremony like Curtis Roads, Floriam Hecker and Lorenzo Senni himself: a climax session started from Curtis’ relaxed rings, passed slowly through the psycho-acoustics compositions of Hecker and ended up with the acid-flashes curated by Lorenzo Senni.

Soundwaves generated by conscientious “disturb” that induced emotional spinnings, instant headache and simultaneous external-internal points of view.

The dark corners, lap-dance remains, gin tonic and blurry neon marked the after-show at Ex-Cinema Aramis – Striptease with no effective stop of thoughts-vortex.
Ewa Justka, Tasho Ishi e Donato Dozzy have masterfully continued the journey adding some clubbing-verve till late night by letting us just the silence of Viale Padova.

Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al
Positive Feedback | Collater.al

Text by Marco Gardenale

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The Tetro light show at the Intercontinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu

The Tetro light show at the Intercontinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

The Intercontinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Originally a hospital – the oldest in the region – it has since been used as a hotel and has undergone massive renovation over the past three years. The Hotel-Dieu reopened in its new guise last year, but only a few days ago it officially celebrated its opening, offering guests and spectators a unique spectacle. It was a lighting show curated by the French creative agency Tetro

Inside the large 32-meter high dome, the symbol of the building, images were projected ad hoc sewn onto the shape of the dome, exploiting its depth above all. 

The fil rouge that was followed in the creation of the projections was the journey, but declined in different ways: from the great journeys of explorers in 1700 to expeditions to the depths of the seas and oceans, up to space missions. 

The spectator, seated in the atrium and with his nose upwards, is wrapped in these images made with plays of light and transported for a few minutes into a parallel universe. 

Watch the video to discover the full projection! 

Tetro al Grand Hotel Dieu di Lione | Collater.al
Tetro al Grand Hotel Dieu di Lione | Collater.al
Tetro al Grand Hotel Dieu di Lione | Collater.al
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