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Mark Harden's Artchive Laurence Chellali // Le blog Photofolle I'm Google I’m Google is an ongoing tumblr blog in which batches of images and videos that I cull from the internet are compiled into a long stream-of-consciousness. Both the searching and arranging processes are done manually. The batches move seamlessly from one subject to the next based on similarities in form, composition, color, and theme. This results visually in a colorful grid that slowly changes as the viewer scrolls through it. Images of houses being demolished transition into images of buildings on fire, to forest fires, to billowing smoke, to geysers, to bursting fire hydrants, to fire hoses, to spools of thread. The blog came out of my natural tendency to spend long hours obsessing over Google Image searches, collecting photos I found beautiful and storing them by theme. I feel that my experience wandering through Google Image Search and YouTube hunting for obscure information and encountering unexpected results is a very common one. I hope you enjoyed my first FAQ – Dina Kelberman

[ uncontrol ] Scribbled Wire Sculptures Mysteriously Appear to Float Sculptor David Oliveira wrote to us to tell us about his very interesting wire sculptures. At first glance, it seems as though someone has just scribbled ink drawings on top of existing photos. In reality, the Lisbon-born artist who has a degree in Sculpture and a Masters in Artistic Anatomy from the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts, twists and turns wire until he creates figures and objects. How does his background play into his work? "For me, to be able to 'draw' I must know and understand the object," he tells us. "The knowledge of the anatomy is very important, because the skin stretches and changes according to what is underneath. "The spectator has a very important role, because in order to see, he has to fill the empty spaces with his own memories, creating a bond with the sculpture and his own life experiences." Adding to the intrigue, mysteriously, some of these pieces look like they're actually floating.

Comment les artistes nord-coréens voient Pékin (qu’ils n’ont jamais vue)? La série de tableaux The Beautiful Future, littéralement «Le bel avenir», a été présentée dans le cadre de la Beijing Design Week («La semaine du design de Pékin»). C’est une commande que deux expatriés britanniques vivant à Pékin depuis une vingtaine d’années ont faite à des artistes nord-coréens, propagandistes du régime de Kim Jong-un. Pour être plus précis, ils leur ont envoyé des croquis d’œuvres architecturales contemporaines pékinoises, puis les ont invités à les compléter dans la pure tradition de leur art, à donner leur vision de la modernité dans un pays qu’ils ne connaissent pas (et qu’ils ne connaîtront peut-être jamais). publicité L’un des deux commanditaires, Nick Bonner, explique à Oliver Wainwright du Guardian: «Nous souhaitions montrer comment la Chine aurait pu être, si elle avait perpétué l’idéologie maoïste.» Bird's Nest, Home Of The People («Le Nid d’Oiseau, la maison du peuple») ©The Beautiful Future City Migration («Migration urbaine») ©The Beautiful Future

ertdfgcvb One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years: An incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco Thirty five years ago I had yet to be born, but artist Scott Weaver had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today. The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple “tours” that move pingpong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco, all recreated with a little glue, some toothpicks, and an incredible amount of ingenuity. He admits in the video that there are several toothpick sculptures even larger than his, but none has the unique kinetic components he’s constructed. Via his website Weaver estimates he’s spent over 3,000 hours on the project, and the toothpicks have been sourced from around the world: I have used different brands of toothpicks depending on what I am building. I also have many friends and family members that collect toothpicks in their travels for me. See the sculpture for yourself at the Tinkering Studio through the end of June.