Gli Occhi Dicono Tutto, Salmoiraghi & Viganò’s touching campaign

Gli Occhi Dicono Tutto, Salmoiraghi & Viganò’s touching campaign

Giulia Guido · 2 months ago · Art

There are so many details and facets that populate our days and our daily lives that we take for granted. One of these is certainly the sight, the possibility to see people, faces, objects, colors, landscapes, which makes us happy, but also the causes of our pain. Because after all, there are things that only a glance can tell. 

It is precisely for this reason that the second Thursday in October is World Sight Day(WSD), called by the World Health Organization, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and the World Union of Blind and Partially Sighted People to raise awareness on the prevention of eye diseases. 

For the occasion, Salmoiraghi & Viganò has created a touching spot that celebrates in every way the sight and everything that it can make us live. Gli Occhi Dicono Tutto, directed by Federico Brugia, is a series of common moments and phrases related to eyes and eyes. Perhaps after seeing him “Roll your eyes“, “Feast your eyes“, “Don’t even have eyes to cry“, “Don’t believe in your own eyes” will have another meaning.  

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Skaparkollektivet Forma, 17,000 sculptures for the refugees

Skaparkollektivet Forma, 17,000 sculptures for the refugees

Claudia Fuggetti · 2 months ago · Art

Seventeen thousand, this is the number of sculptures exhibited in a new installation by the Swedish collective Skaparkollektivet Forma. The group has tried to draw attention to the individuality of 17,000 young Afghan refugees that the Swedish government intends to repatriate. Unaccompanied minors arrived in Sweden in 2015, for a total of 23,500 in that year, and were fully integrated into their adoptive communities. However, the government seems to have changed course and has decided to back out.

Working with 1,500 volunteers, Skaparkollektivet Forma created small sculptures to represent each individual affected by the planned government uprooting. The works are glued to 34 looms in groups of 500, which allows for an easily transportable touring sculpture.

The collective’s work has had such a resonance that some young people have been allowed to stay, but it seems that most of the refugees will be repatriated.

“In the migration debate, living human beings tend to turn into anonymous volumes: we wanted to understand what this five-digit number actually represented. The installation makes the number 17,000 visible and above all shows that behind each number there is a person, there is a personality, a story, a work of art”.

The work was initially exhibited at the Liljevalchs art gallery, which is an independent public gallery in Stockholm.

Follow the collective on Instagram to stay up to date.

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Skaparkollektivet Shape, 17,000 sculptures for the refugees | Collater.al
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+ Pool Light, the floating installation by Playlab Inc & Family

+ Pool Light, the floating installation by Playlab Inc & Family

Claudia Fuggetti · 2 months ago · Art

+Pool Light is a public installation created by the PlayLab Inc &Family  team of NY and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. The work of art has the task of restoring in real-time the physical condition of the water off pier 17 of the East River of Manhattan.

The data collected is displayed on an online dashboard that indicates whether the current water conditions are safe for swimming or not.
The installation measures 50 x 50 feet (15 x 15 meters) and consists of a series of LED lights, arranged in such a way as to create a cross.

“The project recognizes the “+” sign as a symbol of positivity, indicating the positive steps we have taken to improve water quality since the Clean Water Act of 1972. Conceptually, it is also a symbol of inclusiveness because the water that surrounds us does not belong to a single group, but to everyone”.

+Pool Light is designed to inform the public about water conditions in an accessible and engaging way.

“We wanted to find a way to empower people with the data and visually engage them with what is happening in the water in front of them”.

A series of sensors, part of the Fluidion alarm system, connect to the installation to take water samples, analyze them and detect their levels of salinity, toxins and harmful pathogens. When the levels of Enterococci, a bacterium that Fluidion analyzes, are safe for swimming + Pool Light illuminates the teal, but if high levels of harmful pathogens are detected it turns pink, warning the public that it is not safe to enter the water.

The brightness, frequency, and sharpness of the lights indicate the levels of oxygen, turbidity and pH present in the river.
The sculpture also changes its direction according to the current flow, moving clockwise when the water flows north and counterclockwise when it flows south.

Pool Light will be on display in New York until January 4, 2020.

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Idontgiveaseat, the Instagram profile you need to know

Idontgiveaseat, the Instagram profile you need to know

Giulia Guido · 2 months ago · Art

It was 2015 when Julien Potart, a Parisian filmmaker, opened Idontgiveaseat, an Instagram profile where to collect and share all the photos of the fabrics that cover the seats of the means of transport

Yes, this is Julien Potart’s little and curious obsession. All of you have traveled by bus, coach, train or plane and you will surely have been enchanted by the patterns of the typical velvet-like upholstery used to cover the seats. 

Flying over the amount of dust and bacteria that this fabric accumulates, Julien began to photograph everyone he saw. 

Over time, Idontgiveaseat has intrigued more and more people, collecting followers on followers who, in addition to appreciating the shots, have begun to contribute to the gallery, sending photos from all over the world. 

But don’t just look at the images, because every time Julien Potart specifies where the photograph was taken, inviting you to find common elements. You’ll find that the patterns of French transport seats are similar to those in Australia, while they’re completely different from those in Germany.

In our gallery, you will find a selection of them. 

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Breaking Bad’s pop-up arrives in Los Angeles

Breaking Bad’s pop-up arrives in Los Angeles

Giulia Guido · 2 months ago · Art

On the occasion of the release of the highly anticipated El Camino: the Breaking Bad film, available today on Netflix, Sony Pictures Consumer Products has decided to open a pop-up entirely dedicated to the series event that has marked the history of television in the last decade. The Breaking Bad pop-up will open on October 16th at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles. 

Inside, visitors will find sets that recreate in every way emblematic places of the series where to be photographed. The food does not go into the background, in fact, you can enjoy a meal designed specifically, some items on the menu, for example, are the Heisenburger Sliders, the Full Measure Grilled Cheese and the Loaded SAULsa Nachos, all served by staff dressed in the famous yellow suit. 

It is not yet known how long the pop-up will remain open, but certainly until the end of the year and the tickets are already available on the official website. Don’t let them get away. 

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