Archive for the ‘connected perspectives’ Category

synchronicity

09Jul15

An open space enables an architecture of attention. Individual objects all have their own identity but they come together to produce a new powerful whole. Organizations should experiment with the synthesis of the experiences of a single, seamlessly unified entity to identify triggers that guard the human choices for automnomy, privacy and identity.


Willard Wigan creates micro-sculptures that you cannot see with the naked eye. He creates his sculptures from a grain of sand and he uses eyelashes to paint. The sheer complexity of the task to create these tiny worlds of wonder inside the eye of a needle or on the top of a pin, generates deep respect for […]


The Serpentine Gallery (London) is famous for its temporary pavilions. This year’s architect Peter Zumthor from Haldenstein in Switzerland has created a walled garden together with landscape architect Piet Oudhof. The Pritzker jury praised Mr. Zumthor’s use of materials. “In Zumthor’s skillful hands, like those of the consummate craftsman, materials from cedar shingles to sandblasted glass […]


Basic functional forms combined with sheer handicraft seem to be the top runner, not only for architects, but also fashion, retail and other designed items. Back to basics is something the modernist painters also had in mind when they tried to capture the bare essence of art (a madonna with child could be stripped to […]


The difference between graffiti and urban art is a thin line. The mayor of Amsterdam wants to fight “this pollution of public spaces” by banning graffiti. At the same time there is a movement that asks for more freedom to use the public space as “free-art podia”. Both sides appeal to the quality of life […]


Full experiences are often synonym for events that trigger all senses: image, sound, taste, smell and feeling. If you stage these conditions you influence someones state of mind because the sensual triggers are connected to our memories. Artist like WT Schippers – peanut-butter-floor (Boijmans van Beuningen), Job Koelewijn – baby-powder-wall (de paviljoens), Wolfgang Laib – bee-wax corridor (dePont) make you aware […]


public art

23Dec10

In the slipstream of engagement public art can become a toy of social-media-aficionado’s. Public art includes any work displayed within public spaces, with the goal of being accessible to everyone. It refers to works of art in any media that have been planned and executed with the specific intention of being sited or staged in the […]