Archive for November, 2010
The subway underground world exist within perfect darkness, oblivious to the light and sense of vision of the world above the ground. To discover this world was a truly magical experience, Naoya Hatakeyama
Underground series from the Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama is a collection of photographs taken in the vast underground spaces under the mega cities like Tokyo, Osaka or Paris. Japanese photographers Hideaki Uchiyama and Joe Nishizawa have also made some remarkable photo-works in the underground space, but Naoya Hatakeyama’s images are not focused on hi-tech constructions, he is rather capturing the fascinating light conditions when desolate dark tunnels are exposed under strategically placed spotlights.
The photo book Naoya Hatakeyama: Underground is published in March 2000:
Hardcover: 68 pages, 10.9 x 9.8 x 0.6 inches
Publisher: Media Factory, Japan
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Selection of 5/10 images from the series Postcards from forgotten places.
The Shell House is a shell shaped concrete structure designed by the Japanese architect Kotaro Ide from the ARTechnic Architects. It is located in the forest of Karuizawa in Kitasaku, Nagano district (Japan) and has a function of a vacation home.
photography © Nacasa & Partners Inc.
WAVES utilizes a basic construction of a long piece of elastic string and two motors to visualize the presence of people close to the installation. The string between the two motorized chambers reacts to the people presence and movements, it twirls to produce a sine-wave simulation that eloquently resembles both the digitization of real-time sound waves and patterns of flow and connectivity found in natural systems.
The simple act of making the ‘invisible’ visible can produce profound effects in both our understanding of the world around us and the close relationship we have to the natural and built environment that we occupy daily. Although the project may seem like a simple visualization of intangible forms, it nevertheless connects to our visceral side by creating unique sound output and striking visual stimuli that engage with persistence of vision and our connection to the spaces we occupy and their sonic and electromagnetic inhabitants.
More info: danielpalacios: relationships between art, science and technology applied to space and perception
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It is advisable to listen to this in the headphones.
Gerhard Richter has often experimented between the realms of photography and painting, creating a trademark style which blends both media. In his Overpainted Photographs series Richter uses a tension between the applied texture of oil paint and seemingly traditional tourist photos and creates dynamic images with a unique character. A short documentary about this series was made in 2008, when it was for the first time ever exhibited in the Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (Germany): ‘Gerhard Richter’s Overpainted photographs series‘