Barcelona – OFFF conference & more – May 2012

Posted on | May 22, 2012

This is a visual summary of my first visit to the OFFF conference in Barcelona. It was   f a b u l o u s   and I can only recommend those who are interested in art, design, new production techniques and beautiful imagery to go there next year. Great speakers, cool atmosphere and let’s just not talk about the location which wasn’t perfect but focus on the many many many highlights. Scroll down and don’t miss to watch the ‘SHE’ film that Brosmind and Upper First created for the festival. Very cool. My conclusion: massive inspiration, great talents and the feeling that people don’t just create when there’re big budgets. There is lots of passion involved. Oh, and one more message from I love Dust: Stop doing what you don’t like to do.

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ROA

Posted on | May 20, 2012

I met Belgian street artist ROA for a MEET & GREET during the opening of his exhibition at Inoperable Gallery in Vienna in August 2011. When asked about his current work, he mentioned how content he is – after many years of spraying illegally in backyards and for zero cash – to be invited to draw colossal pieces whether for a gallery or for commercial reasons. If you want to hire ROA for an art piece in your city, I’ve got his contact – contact me on dk@cowsinjackets.com

I have been following his work since I encountered his first piece ‘squirrel’ at Shoreditch in London in Early 2011. The images below have been taken from 2011 till now.

 

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Memo Akten

Posted on | May 16, 2012

Memo Akten is a visual artist, director, musician and engineer from Istanbul, Turkey who is working at the intersection of art and technology. Developing and appropriating new technologies, he explores processes of visualizing the invisible; extracting and amplifying the unseen relationships within images, space, movement, sound and time. Driven by the urge to make the seemingly impossible, possible; and awaken our childlike instincts to explore and discover new forms of interaction and expression; he invents new ways of creating and performing images and sound. His work ranges from live music/dance/theatre performances, large-scale immersive interactive installations, music videos; to online works and mobile applications.

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Lucy McRae

Posted on | May 16, 2012

Trained as a classical ballerina and architect, Lucy’s work fascinates with the human body. Her work straddles the worlds of FASHION, TECHNOLOGY and THE HUMAN BODY. In the piece shown below, Lucy McRae consulted as a Body Architect in the Probes Programme at Philips Design. The programme accelerates a vision for next generation sensitive technology. The Skin Probe dresses explore emotional sensing technology conceiving dresses that blush and shiver. Clive van Heerden – Director , Jack Mama – Creative Director, Team – Nancy Tilbury, Lucy McRae, Rachel Wingfield, Matthias Gmachl, Stijn Osserfort, Bram Osserfort, Ollie Niemi , Oliver Gondorf, Sita Fischer.

 

 

rAndom International

Posted on | May 16, 2012

rAndom create artworks and installations that explore behaviour and interaction, using ‘light’ and ‘movement’. The studio is based in a converted warehouse in Chelsea, London.

One of their latest installations (April 2012) is ‘Future Self’, a performative light installation, presented in a unique intercreative collaboration with choreographer Wayne McGregor and composer Max Richter, and commissioned by MADE. It studies human movement by mirroring interaction in dance, light and sound, while exploring the present and future self.

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