Berlin, Visions in Motion celebrates the fall of the wall

Berlin, Visions in Motion celebrates the fall of the wall

Collater.al Contributors · 1 month ago · Art

It was exactly on 9 November 1989 that the Berlin Wall was pulled down. Its fall was significant both for Germany and for the whole world. From its inception, it symbolised the separation of a nation and the differences between people, ideologies and politics.
But let’s take a step back almost sixty years: The Wall was considered the concrete symbol of the imaginary borderline between the pro-western European areas. It surrounded West Berlin and divided the city in two for 28 years, from August 13, 1961 until November 9, 1989, when the East German government was forced to declare the reopening of the borders with the Federal Republic.

The foundations of the wall were erected almost overnight. Around midnight on 13 August, army officers rolled miles of barbed wire through the city to the outlying countryside. This event became known as the “Barbed wire Sunday”. Although the complex process of physical and ideological reunification of the country took about a year in total, November 9 is considered a reference day. To celebrate this anniversary, Los Angeles-based artist Patrick Shearn – renowned for his large kinetic installations that he calls “Skynets” – was commissioned to create a commemorative work for this date.
The commissioned work continues the dynamic series of ultra-light floating art installations, mounted in such a way as to appear as floating in mid-air.
The name of the installation is Visions in Motion and was exhibited to the public from 4 to 10 November and The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin was chosen as the host location as it had previously been used as a dividing line.

The kinetic work covers an area of about two thousand square meters and thirty thousand partially reflecting ribbons that give movement thus decorating the city. The colours of the ribbons are yellow, light blue/blue and purple. The choice of the use of these shades was not a coincidence but studied as they recall and convey the idea of hope and the possibility of change, improvement, progress but also the memory of the Cold War.
Developing historical awareness is the first objective of this installation to ensure that nothing is forgotten and to prevent what happened in the past from being repeated in the future.

Visions in Motion | Collateral2
Visions in motion | Collater.al
Visions in motion | Collater.al
Visions in motion | Collater.al
Visions in motion | Collater.al
Visions in Motion | Collateral2

Visions in Motion | Collateral2

Text by Anna Cardaci

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WRDSMTH, when the word becomes street art

WRDSMTH, when the word becomes street art

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 month ago · Art

WRDSMTH is the name of an emerging author, screenwriter, former advertising copywriter and street artist: yes, we’re talking about one person. Born and raised in the Midwest, he moved to Los Angeles and started working in Hollywood, following the great American dream.

Over time, the artist has identified his style as a perfect mix of past and present. WRDSMTH has defined his art as “a unique combination of stenciling and wheatpasting”, a technique that has allowed him to make his mark not only on the walls of Los Angeles but also on those of various parts of the world.

The thoughts and messages become indelible as if to put a fixed point within a world that is constantly changing and that does not guarantee any certainty.

Follow WRDSMTH on Instagram.

WRDSMTH è il nome di un artista poliedrico di Los Angeles che scrive sui muri pensieri e parole indelebili. Dai un'occhiata alla nostra gallery!
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Factourism, facts and curious anecdotes become original illustrations

Factourism, facts and curious anecdotes become original illustrations

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

Did you know that iPhones are dirtier than the toilet seat? And that, on average, an IKEA Billy bookcase is sold every 5 seconds? 

If you’re always looking for curiosities and strange and unusual anecdotes then Factourism is for you, but we’re going step by step. 

Factourism is a site that was born in 2018 with a single intent, that of telling “real facts from the real world with real sources” through funny images and cartoons with a strong impact. 

The site is the work of the Copenhagen-based infographic agency Ferdio, which every day tries to turn information into images and stories. 

The most interesting aspect of Factourism and the reason why I suggest you not only look at their Instagram profile but also go to the site is that each illustration is accompanied by the source, often renowned newspapers and magazines. In this way, even the most skeptical, those always ready to dispel and give their opinion, will have to give in to the evidence. 

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

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Traces, The Krank installation with 500 trash bags

Traces, The Krank installation with 500 trash bags

Giulia Guido · 4 weeks ago · Art

More and more often we find ourselves reading disconcerting news about the situation of our Planet. The problems are many, climate change, the extinction of entire animal species, pollution, the accumulation of waste. We have dozens and dozens of data available, on how much we consume, how much we recycle, how much time we have before the situation becomes irrecoverable, but these are numbers that are difficult to concretely visualize. 

This is why The Krank, a Greek artist who lives and works in Berlin, has decided to show, through a truly suggestive installation, how much waste we produce and cannot recycle. The work is called Traces and was set up in the X LANE cultural center, during the Graphic Days #14 exhibition held in October. 

The entire floor of one of the building’s halls was covered with 500 black trash bags. A sense of bewilderment pervades the viewer who, used to seeing a maximum of ten bags together, is completely surrounded by them. In addition, the installation is also illuminated by red lights, to give a further sense of imminent danger. 

Traces by The Krank makes us think, soon the streets of our cities, the beaches, the parks could have the appearance of this installation. We hope not.  

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Studio Studio Studio, Edoardo Tresoldi’s new interdisciplinary project

Studio Studio Studio, Edoardo Tresoldi’s new interdisciplinary project

Giulia Guido · 4 weeks ago · Art

It is called Studio Studio Studio and it is expected to be the next masterpiece by Edoardo Tresoldi, but this time it is not one of his emblematic installations of wire mesh and industrial materials, but a real interdisciplinary reality with the aim of creating hybrid cultural projects involving from time to time different creatives. 

Studio Studio Studio’s first project is not long in coming and it will see the light in Saudi Arabia soon, on the occasion of the Diriyah Oasis festival curated by the Dubai Designlab Experience studio.

It is called Gharfa and consists of an experiential pavilion that in its highest part will reach 26 meters high and that will investigate and will be focused on the close relationship between man, landscape and architecture.




Gharfa is the result of a work born from the collaboration between Edoardo Tresoldi – obviously – and Alberonero, designer known for his interventions focused on the use of color and on how this can convey emotions to the viewer, Max Magaldi, Italian musician and father of the so-called “sound murals” (“murales sonori“), or site-specific sounds of entire public spaces, and Matteo Foschi, garden designer and founder of Odd Garden Studio who with his installations specialized in the design and construction of gardens, green spaces, and contemporary installations has changed the classical concept of gardening.  

We don’t know yet what Gharfa will look like, but taking into account the skills of the four Italian artists and their previous works we can only expect something truly extraordinary. 

Edoardo Tresoldi Studio Studio Studio Gharfa | Collater.al 5
Edoardo Tresoldi Studio Studio Studio Gharfa | Collater.al 5
Edoardo Tresoldi Studio Studio Studio Gharfa | Collater.al 5
Edoardo Tresoldi Studio Studio Studio Gharfa | Collater.al 5
Edoardo Tresoldi Studio Studio Studio Gharfa | Collater.al 5
Edoardo Tresoldi Studio Studio Studio Gharfa | Collater.al 5
Edoardo Tresoldi Studio Studio Studio Gharfa | Collater.al 5

Photo by Aruallan
Photo by Cristiano Coini
Visual Identity by Derein

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