The Sandpit

 

A day in the life of New York City, in miniature.


Die Welt als Entwurf

 

“der zeitgeist hat keine antworten mehr. wir entwerfen weil wir suchen, nicht weil wir wissen. (…) es ist heute der entwurf selbst der offen legt. nicht mehr der zeitgeist. im entwurf wird gezeigt, was vor sich ging, was sache ist. die antworten liegen nicht mehr im raum des geistes, sie liegen in der sache.”

 

otl aicher, die welt als entwurf  1991


Invented Shadows


 

The above picture shows a sketch for the intervention “Invented Shadows” by luzinterruptus.

It was presented at the “fete des lumiers lyon 2009” and at “nuit blanche paris 2010”. Unfortunately it was never realised…

 



Writing as a Physical Act

 

Beautiful video of the calligraphy work of Frank Ortmann doing a cover for Max Gold, spotted on Public School.

This video is actually the first time I got in contact with calligraphic work – I like it a lot because for me it shows the whole process of writing as a completely physical act – it is all about exact pressure, speed and direction in the right moment…


Watching you Watch me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By using a one way mirror the photojournalist Moa Karlberg photographs passer-bys observing themself. I love this portraits because of their voyeuristic element and because they are capable of capturing that insecurity this strangers might felt while watching themself in public.

The project itself is actually about the debate how close you can get to a person without acting illegal. Also take a look at her other pretty moving projects.

 

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Pictures via Public School

 

There you will also find this interesting “conversation”:


The Truffle

 

This video shows the amazing building process of “the truffle”. Also guest star Paulina plays an important role in the design of this unusual cottage at the “Costa da Morte” in Spain.

Video by EnsembleStudio.


Back to the Future

 

Irina Werning calls herself a “nosy photografer” because of her passion for old photos. In this series she invited people to travell back to the future – and this is what they found.

“I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.”  Irina Werning

 

 

 

 

CECILE IN 1987 & 2010, France

 

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