Coachella 2019, a look at the installations

Coachella 2019, a look at the installations

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 year ago · Art

As per tradition, Coachella 2019 is not only a music festival and aggregation but also a kind of open-air museum as far as contemporary art is concerned. Let’s see together which installations were the protagonists of the 2019 edition:

Sarbalé Ke by Diébédo Francis Kéré

Sarbalé Ke is the name of the installation composed of hypnotic triangles distributed over 12 towers, which Diéédo Francis Kéré, an architect originally from Gando, has installed on the site of Coachella of Indio.

The artist was inspired by the baobab tree, which in this case is revisited in a creative way, to create multifunctional structures.

“In my culture, the baobab is the most important tree, it is the place where people meet, celebrate and discuss. It also attracts animals. It’s spiritual”.

HIPO by Dedo Vabo

According to the duo of artists Dedo Vabo, a group of hippos has built this rocket topsy-turvy to reach the space. The installation was named Hazardus Interstellar Perfessional Operations, or HIPO and also includes a laboratory-mission control center.

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Spectra by NEWSUBSTANCE

NEWSUBSTANCE wanted to explore the relationship between light and landscape of the festival, creating Spectra, a structure that change depending on the situations. As NEWSUBSTANCE explains:

Le installazioni protagoniste del Coachella 2019 | Collater.al

“The festival is enriched by beautiful sunrises and sunsets that roll over the landscape, and it is precisely these iconic explosions of color that we wanted to capture in the design”.

In fact, Spectra has not disappointed the expectations just like in the last edition of 2018, giving unforgettable speeches to all participants of the 2019 edition.

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Colossal Cacti by Office Kovacs

Colossal Cacti is the work by Los Angeles-based Office Kovacs, composed of various colored installations and blocks designed on the figure of the cactus.

In addition to its aesthetic function, Colossal Cacti also plays a functional role: the offset platforms also provide seating, while the corner armrests extend upwards to provide shade from the sun.

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Overview Effect by Poetic Kinetics

If you’re thinking, have I not seen him before? Yes, you’re right, because the astronaut is from far-off 2014. The proof?

The Los Angeles-based studio Poetic Kinetics dirtied his suit to give an idea of the passage of time:

“All over its body there is evidence, or clues, of the fantastical story of where it went”. 

The sculpture is also able to come alive and can project on the helmet the names and faces of those who are present at the festival.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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Mismo by Sofia Enriquez

Painter Sofia Enriquez was inspired by ornamental paisley to create Mismo. They are wooden structures painted with bright colors to contrast the neutral colors of the desert. Amidst flowers, flames and faces, the installation left the public speechless with its detailed finishes.

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Andreas Levers and the mystery of the city at night

Andreas Levers and the mystery of the city at night

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Photography

While everyone is taking pictures of him working, while everyone is asleep he takes pictures. I’m talking about Andreas Levers, a photographer based in Potsdam who spends his nights in the streets of the city trying to capture their most mysterious and dark side. It’s not the first time we’ve talked about his series At Night, but after three years we were very happy to discover that Andreas didn’t get tired of this magical subject and kept shooting. 

The nights that attract the photographer the most are those dark, cold nights when the fog falls and covers the top floors of the skyscrapers and allows you to see only what is really close to you. The rest remains a mystery, amplified by the white lights of the street lamps and neon lights, unable to penetrate the mist. 

But while the light, of course, cannot reveal what is beyond the visible, our mind has already embarked on a fantastic journey: like Andreas Levers, we too walk in the dark, trying not to be seen, as if we were following someone, or as if someone were following us. 

The calm, the awareness of being alone, the only awakenings surround us and accompany us once again in scenarios that never lose their charm.

We hope that At Night will never end, that like us can’t wait to see the next picture, Andreas Levers can’t wait to go down the street, when the city falls asleep and the magic becomes reality. 

Check out the new shots from the At Night photo series below and to stay up to date on Andreas Levers’ work go to his website and follow him on Instagram

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Cinematography – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Cinematography – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Giordana Bonanno · 6 days ago · Photography

Friday is here, again, and this weekend we’ll have some time to dedicate to our favorite hobby: watch a movie. If you run out of ideas don’t worry, you won’t waste time because we have already chosen The Grand Budapest Hotel, a movie that everyone has seen once in their life, but two are always better than one.

It’s certainly Wes Anderson‘s most intricate and interesting film and most likely also the director’s aesthetic and narrative masterpiece. It won nine nominations at the Oscars in 2015, triumphing in the categories “Best Costume”, “Best Set Design“, “Best Makeup” and “Best Soundtrack”; at the Globe, instead, the film won as “Best Comedy or Music”.

(Still undecided whether to watch it?)

The story is certainly as bizarre as the characters in it, sometimes so intricate that it seems impossible to get out of it, yet there’s nothing impossible inside that mysterious hotel because everything is suspended in a surreal, earthly world.

Wes, with the director of photography Robert Yeoman, creates every single scene taking into account the most imperceptible details in order to produce perfect images even in the pause; the color choices are his strong point, all the films have a palette of reference so as to conquer memorability among the memories of anyone who has already seen them.

Colors play an important role since they determine two types of scenes: for the harmonious and calm ones the selection of soft and pastel colors prevails, while the pressing and alienating ones they appear under strong color combinations. Needless to say that photography represents the key element in the cinematographic realization and needless to say that in this Wes is its master.

There is no doubt: his aesthetic and artistic imagination is unique, but there are those who, letting themselves be inspired, have built their photographic work on a chromatic choice and framing at the limits of precision. This is the case of Teresa Freitas, a young Portuguese photographer who, through her shots, shows us common scenes with meticulous attention to the elements that build them, proposing something that perhaps we have already seen but never through this perspective.

Did you know: for the outdoor shots of the hotel Wes used a 3-meter-high scale model, made entirely by hand because if this had been done on the computer, in the director’s idea, it would have appeared to the audience too offset from reality.

Film: Comedy
Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Stefan Zweig (inspired by the writings of), Wes Anderson (screenplay)
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric

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London in lockdown, photos of Jan Enkelmann

London in lockdown, photos of Jan Enkelmann

Emanuele D'Angelo · 6 days ago · Photography

When we think of London, we immediately think of a city with chaotic rhythms, frenetic and tireless, like any self-respecting modern capital. Because of the pandemic, however, everything came to a sudden halt almost suddenly.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, following in the footsteps of his illustrious colleagues all over the world, has frozen the entire city until at least June, waiting for the contagion curve to slow down.

The English photographer Jan Enkelmann decided to document the deafening silence of his city, never seen before.
So on 23 March, the night the lockdown was announced, the photographer climbed on his bike to admire deserted London, never seen like this in 20 years of his life. A few weeks later, he took his camera with him and decided to capture the whole thing.

Like many others I felt compelled to document the lack of crowds in usually crowded locations. But looking at the set of images I have made over the last weeks, I feel this project has taken on a life of its own. Maybe these photos are less about the lack of human presence and rather about the stillness of a city being allowed a breather to reveal a beauty that often goes unnoticed.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 5 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs. 
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @davidecannavo, @carla_sutera_sardo, @eyepyre, @m_streetphoto, @kei_scampa, @_hartemis, @matteotriola, @userid019, @wonmin.9, @erikaconlaci.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on next InstHunt.

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