designboom jan 18, 2013 performance architecture construction with clothes by dantiope performance architecture – construction with clothes by dantiopeintervention 01 ‘performance architecture‘ is conceived as an international ideas competition aimed at choosing proposals for five temporary urban interventions in public spaces featured as controversial by the citizens. the installations intend to draw up architectural and urban strategies that, by reviving performance art approaches, provide new directions as to the roles of architects, artists and designers – while promoting alternative urban practices to the construction of monuments and other traditional structures by facilities, activities and happenings.
Maja Daniels' Touching Series On Alzheimer's Patients Photographer Maja Daniels is studying aging. Her photo series “Into Oblivion,” shows the raw and fragile lives of those living in an Alzheimer’s ward. Working in a geriatric unit in France, the Swedish photographer Daniels spent three years documenting life for the residents. Those suffering from Alzheimer’s were kept in a locked ward as a protective precaution due to their innate tendencies to wander and get lost. “This series documents not only the day-to-day challenges in an often ignored sector, but also the wider implications of the growing populations of elderly in modern society as an increasing life span has coincided with the breakdown of the family unit.
designboom oct 26, 2012 k architectures: théâtre of saint nazaire ‘théâtre of saint-nazaire’ by k-architectures, saint-nazaire, france image © patrick miara all images courtesy of k-architectures paris-based k-architectures have recently completed the ‘théâtre of saint-nazaire’ in saint-nazaire, france, adjacent to remnants of a neoclassical train station destroyed in world war II. the monolithic forms takes cues from a nearby bunker and the concrete surface is stamped with a perforated floral pattern derived from motifs of 17th century silk textiles. at night, a soft glow emanates through the 11.5 meter tall walls, breaking down the appearance of the exterior’s massing. a main auditorium is placed within the concrete building and flanked by the hall, rehearsal area, dressing room. the facades enclosing these spaces are chestnut planks which evoke the stacks of racking found on industrial sites and processes. approach to theater image © patrick miara image © luc boegly
Tongue In Cheek: A Photo Series Of Couples French Kissing Ever wonder what it actually looks like when you’re making out – really going at it – tongue and all? One photographer took it upon himself to shoot couples doing just that. Often tongue on tongue action can be kind of grotesque, and rarely are we given the chance to examine it closely. designboom oct 26, 2012 mirrored room of infinite reflections by thilo frank ‘the phoenix is closer than it appears’ by thilo frankinstallation view, kunsten, museum of modern art, aalborg, denmark, 2011image © studio thilo frank german artist thilo frank has sent designboom images of his project ’the phoenix is closer than it appears’, a large mirror installation that appears to merge into the surrounding space. by revealing a perfectly euclidical core, the visitor becomes the spatial focal point by moving on a swing through the vivid conceived environment. despite its large dimensionality (4 x 4 x 8 m), it creates a disorientating moment where the surrounding room translates a physical reflection, translating the viewer’s body into an imaginary reflection. ‘the phoenix is closer than it appears’ installation view, kunsten, museum of modern art, aalborg, denmark, 2011 video © studio thilo frank rodrigo caula I designboom
Urban Dancer France-based professional photographer Dimitry Roulland has created this beautiful photo series of dancers and gymnasts in urban settings… Image by Dimitry Roulland Dimitry Roulland | via digital photography school Stranger Visions - Sample Locations 6. 1/6/13 12:25pm Wilson ave. and Stanhope St. Brooklyn, NY MtDNA Haplogroup: D1 (Likely ancestry 25% Native American, South American) SRY Gene: present Gender: Male rs12913832: AA Eye Color: Brown rs4648379: CC Typical nose size rs6548238: CC Typical odds for obesity
The City, Incredible Post-Apocalyptic Dioramas of Abandoned Public Spaces by Lori Nix Photographer Lori Nix creates incredibly detailed hand built dioramas of post-apocalyptic scenes. The images in Lori’s series “The City” look like real scenes of familiar public spaces… Lori Nix Cabinets - SANSPARAPLUIE.COM My painting reflects images provided by memories, dreams and experiences. The representations go through an abstract mechanism and are combined randomly, allowing me to create new ideal worlds captured on wood. Each art piece presents fantasy spaces, many times dreamed of and in some way attained through the material concretion. In other words: the quest for an earthly representation of my idea of heaven. This imagery is made up of physical, sensory and cultural representations. The different physical scenarios refer to joyous rituals: carnivals, fairs, and the circus, with their distinctive characters and movements.
Frank Yamrus - Rune Lagu-bouteilles d'eau In this series of typological photographs, plastic bottles that house our drinking water come under the camera’s lens. There are over 3,000 brands of bottled water worldwide, 180 in the United States. In 2006, the global bottled water industry reached $50 billion. Just thirty years ago commercially produced bottled water barely existed in the United States. Today, Americans are the leading consumers of bottled water at 32 billion liters per year.