Tunnel of Light is the MAD Architect’s project in Japan

Tunnel of Light is the MAD Architect’s project in Japan

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 year ago · Art

“Tunnel Of Light” is the art installation created by Beijing MAD Architects studio, at the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel in Japan. The 750-meter gallery, which is part of the Echigo-Tsumari 2018 Triennale, has been transformed into an exhibition space with five installations representing nature elements of water, fire, earth, metal, and wood. The artistic event features 160 works of art created in many villages in rural prefecture of Niigata, but the particular position of this installation has the potential of offering panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, composed of hardened lava rock formations.

The architect’s intention is to redevelop the region by exploring the relationship between man and nature in a semi-abandoned area with an older population. In the installation dedicated to water, “Light Cave”, we find a pool that projects beautiful reflections on the ground, as if it were an extension of the landscape itself; “The Drop” represents the fire through a series of convex mirrors with orange backlighting. ‘‘Expression Of Color” symbolizes earth through a passage at the entrance of the tunnel illuminated by multiple color lights and ambient music, while metal is represented with “Invisible Bubble” from a capsule-shaped structure with a public toilet, covered from a metallic film. Finally, “Periscope” representing wood, is a hut of this material that includes a café, a shop and a wellness center.

The result is very interesting and you can see it both in our gallery and on MAD Architects’ site.

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Clemens Behr told us about his installation for FestiWall 2018

Clemens Behr told us about his installation for FestiWall 2018

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Art

The fourth edition of FestiWall, the international festival of public art held every year in Ragusa, will host a Clemens Behr’s site-specific exhibition.

Behr is a German street artist who comes from the world of graffiti but has always been passionate about Futurism and Dadaism. He is known for his installations made of cardboard pieces, plastic bags, and scotch from packages, which come to life in both public and private places. His works always manage to enter into dialogue with the environment that surrounds them and start from the selection of waste material that he tries to find directly in the places that will then host the final work.

For the FestiWall, Clemens will create an installation with the materials found inside the Lanificio, the ex-textile factory that will host the exhibition.

This is what he told us about his work.

“It was very great to find such a big number of potential materials for my works, at first it was even a bit too much material to choose from as our plan was that I’ll just see what to do after my arrival.

But I saw the air ventilation panels already in some photos before and so I worked mainly with them, as the platform in the middle of the garden was reserved for my work, I had to come up with something rather big or similar size, so it was a good bet.

The work itself grew natural through its practical determinations by the material itself as it was kind of a system to screw the parts together I tried to do this in my manner and just tried to build/paint with the steel tubes, creating a complex volume. While working it always reminded me a bit of a dazzle-ship but I tried to keep its shape as abstract as possible. As the material is quite reflective for light and sound I decided to record some sounds and put some fluorescent lights with it. I wanted to create a very industrial feel as I have witnessed by driving by some power plants on various tracksides. In the end the sculpture was painted with black shapes to break down the shapes of it as the color was good to mime its own shadow play.

The other work outside was made more or less spontaneous. as the ground is kind of an unused area (which I find mostly attracting) it was a perfect place to place another work and try out some more of the material yards potential.

It is quite obvious, that the work corresponds to the building block behind and plays with its colors and shapes. It is to be seen as an abstract painting overall though.

I was very pleased to have such a warm welcome and a lot of helping hands and especially being able to freely choose and work within the area and its mess and chaos of forgotten materials.”

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Captive State is the new sci-fi movie with John Goodman

Captive State is the new sci-fi movie with John Goodman

Andrea Jean Varraud · 1 year ago · Art

Captive State is the new sci-fi thriller by British director and producer Rupert Wyatt. Chicago has been governed for a decade by alien military forces, some of its citizens try to wrestle free of such a morbid control. Not everyone, however, is against the “occupation”. Some prefer to serve the protector government which, as can be seen from the trailer, has managed to restore safety, order and bring jobs to an apparently dying city. This movie’s strength is an Orwellian scenario almost impartially depicted. The lives of different characters intertwine, giving the viewer a 360degrees vision of all that happens in such a distant and (hopefully) unlikely future. This interesting narration, however, is reinforced by an incredible photographic, scenographic and special effects work. The trailer scenes reveal a plastic, almost surgical city in which the inhabitants are replaceable as insects. The question: is such a result worth the effort.

The cast features numerous well-known faces, including John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Argo, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and many other masterpieces), Vera Farmiga (Beates Motel and the Departed) and Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly.

Captive State will see the light in American theaters on March the 2nd.

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Ale Giorgini opens his shop on Etsy with a limited edition illustration

Ale Giorgini opens his shop on Etsy with a limited edition illustration

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Art

After Giulia Bernardelli aka Bernulia, it’s time for Italian illustrator Ale Giorgini to open his shop on Etsy.com, the global marketplace dedicated to creativity.

The artist, illustrator, and cartoonist, curator, among other things of Illustri, the festival of Italian illustration, has chosen Etsy to open his shop online where he can sell and tell his artworks to an audience of creative people and Made in Italy’s fan.

To open his shop, Ale has created a limited edition illustration, available until sold out only on Etsy.com, which tells that little part of the summer that manages to warm the heart during the rest of the year, its wonderful atmosphere.

On this occasion we had the opportunity to know him better and to let him tell us something more:

“I don’t remember a single moment in my life when there wasn’t a pencil and a piece of paper.
Over the years, the tools have evolved: today I draw directly on a screen with a pen that I never have to tip.
But the need to speak with images has always stayed the same, until it became my profession today.
My drawings do not tell the story of fearless heroes and do not explore intimate feelings.
They do not hide levels of interpretation about the meaning of life and there is no cryptic message to leave to posterity.
I like to draw simple “moments”, where shapes and colors can give a few minutes of comfort from the gray and snatch a smile from the viewer.
I think we need more smiles out there, now more than ever.
A platform like Etsy allows me to reach even more people and be able to multiply those smiles.
I’m sure I’ll be able to multiply mine, since I’ve already seen works by extraordinary artists and I want to hang them on the walls of my house!
Starting the day surrounded by objects and images that put the mood in, I think it’s already half the work.
And this is the spirit behind the image that I created exclusively for Etsy.
I open my shop on the marketplace a few days before the end of summer and I feel that I already miss the heat, the sea and the days that seem never to end.

So I thought of fixing in a drawing the color and warmth of a party on an imaginary beach, a tiki party at sunset between waves, music and colorful cocktails.

It’s a draw for everyone who, like me, wants to have an open window on summer all year round.”

Ale Giorgini is the second of the 4 artists who opened his own shop on Etsy, giving the opportunity to his works to be purchased and hung on the walls of homes around the world.

If you too, like Bernulia, Ale, and the last two artists that we will be presenting here in the next few months, have a passion for handmade products and for creating unique objects, you just have to open your Etsy shop and join an immense community in which 2 million sellers and almost 35 million buyers live together.

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Short video for Breakfast – The short Mice, a small story might remind you of something

Short video for Breakfast – The short Mice, a small story might remind you of something

Giulia Guido · 1 year ago · Art

Sometimes the best works come out of the schools of Art and Animation. This is the case of Mice, a small story, the year-end project of a group of young students from Isart Digital.

Isart Digital is a French school specializing in video games, animation, and 3D animation. For the production of the video, the help of the Parisian animation studio The Yard VFX was fundamental.

We follow the story of a group of mice who, in a dark underground tunnel, find a golden ring with strange powers. Not far from them an owl and his slave rats are watching them. At this point, the owl sends his minions against the three mice to take possession of the mysterious object.

You will obviously notice a certain resemblance to the plot of one of the most famous trilogies in the history of cinema. Can you tell which one?

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