Pretty amazing and epic stop motion by Blu

BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Recursion

Another great minimalist video from Maxim Zhestkov

Cape Town Transport

I came across this yesterday – Capsule 02 – a project Gareth and I did ages ago which tells you about Cape Town Transport and other such stuff.

The content was distributed on a 1.44mb disk (mainly because they were cheap and deemed completely “unsuitable” for a magazine) and won numerous awards. I shudder at the navigation, but the content is still quite fun.

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T-ShirtMaker Ver. 4

But fear not. We will clothe you.
We’re happy to announce T-ShirtMaker Ver. 4 – the Berlin edition. Design your own custom pixel tee goodness.

http://www.radarboy.com/tshirtmaker/

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Light, Light, Tokyo Wonder

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A beautiful minimal instillation by Japanese design studio Curiosity. Ping pong balls magically float in the air, suspended by jets of hot air, at variably lighted. Very nice indeed.

Says curiosity: “The installation is designed based on the idea of design freed from information, history and reference, a place of preserved time and apparent emptiness.

Design is about communication, the challenge of ‘Light-Light’ is to create a connection with a minimum of means. this language should transcend age, culture, history and genre using technology but make it disappear, enclosed in a space that would ultimatly vanish.

“Light-Light” gives the freedom to the visitor to be part of the installation as actor, able to interact, play, brake and recreate. it projects your own desire and dream into a vision where everything seems possible. ‘Light-Light’ is a place of discovery each individual create its own history when encounter the installation, from surprise to curiosity, from impact to intimacy. ‘Light-Light’ is a design liberated from shape and materiality only the experience remains.”

Check the video here:

Here’s a good idea of how it works, even if you don’t speak Japanese:

Check out Curiosity’s site for lots of other amazing stuff here.

Tara Donovan

I came across Tara Donovan’s work a few years ago, but forgot how utterly amazing an inspirational it is:

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Tara Donovan, Untitled, 2003
Styrofoam Cups, Hot Glue

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Stacked Clear Plastic Drinking Straws

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Very nice indeed. More works here: http://www.acegallery.net/artistmenu.php?Artist=8

Enigmatica

It’s nice to see projection mapping moving into a more conceptual realm. Here’s some really nice work from Kit Webster:

“Enigmatica is a work in progress exploring new concepts in combining light, sound and space to create multi-dimensional synesthetic environments. The work experiments with spatial segmentation, illusory oddities and aural expression, freely shifting from order to disconnection and sweeping through the spectrum of colours from softly subtle to psychedelic. By constantly reforming the dynamics within the space, the installation demonstrates the potential for creating new forms of digital sculpture.”

http://kitwebster.com.au

Amazing 3D stop motion

Director Rogier van der Zwaag uses wooden blocks and light to create this amazing stop motion video for the band Nobody Beats The Drum. Not mad about the tune. But the video is super inspiring.

And here’s a quite sweet “Making of” video:

See more work from van der Zwaag at www.100procenthalal.nl

Mapping Projection Goodness

There seems to be a flurry of projection mapping stuff going on recently. It’s interesting to see how the technology is evolving. Here’s some I’ve recently stumbled upon:

Kiégő Izzók recently did a show for the Berlinale. Here’s some of his work:

Next up, awesome minimalist stylee of Stereo Noize:

Next up, the Battle of Branchage by Seeper:

ok, this one I’m not so sure about posting, because the graphics are not my cup of tea. And overall it’s pretty cheesy. But I think it’s a significant step up in production values. So skip the parts where the music and vibe starts to do your head in – especially the New Years bit.

Lastly, this ones been floating around the interweb a bit lately, but still cool. It’s from Lumen and OCD:

Lumen & OCD – Projection Mapped Cityscape from Lumen on Vimeo.

Sculpture of Video Tape

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Lithuanian artist Zilvinas Kempinas uses unspooled video tape as a primary medium in his installations to create beautiful, fluid pieces. I’m quite chuffed he’ll be exhibiting at the Transmediale Future Obscura event in Berlin next week.

More of his work can be found here.

James Turrell exhibits in Germany

My all time favourite favourite artist, James Turrell, is having a huge exhibition in Germany – his largest ever. Wolfsberg is not too far from Berlin – so I’m definitely going to make a plan to get over there. Roadtrip!

There’s not that much quality information about him on the web, so am happy to see this great video about his work:

http://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de

Tasty tasty motion graphics treats

We have some amazing motion graphics treats for you today. First up is Japanese artist Takuya Hosogane:

Next up is Australian designer, Benjamin Ducroz, with this beauty entitled: “Press +”

And I really love this one, Inserting the Mass, by Pylinsky: