14 days left until 2012
Until then the FG.Team will be sending out NewYear’s wishes to 14 architects currently on our radar
#1 is dedicated to the Danish Mafia a.k.a 3XN
keep it up guys!
Posted in Xmas Cards
Tagged 2012, 3XN, 3XN architecture, architecture, christmas cards, custom christmas cards, Danish architecture, give pain, greetings, home made christmas cards, New Year's Eve 2011 or 2012, Transient, video art, who, WHOS THE BOSS
lets get it started today with some film/animation knowledge
Trip to the Moon (French: Le Voyage dans la lune) is a 1902 French black-and-white silent science fiction film. It is based loosely on two popular novels of the time: Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon and H. G. Wells’ The First Men in the Moon.
The film was written and directed by Georges Méliès, assisted by his brother Gaston. The film runs 14 minutes if projected at 16 frames per second, which was the standard frame rate at the time the film was produced. It was extremely popular at the time of its release, and is the best-known of the hundreds of fantasy films made by Méliès. A Trip to the Moon is the first science fiction film, and uses innovative animation and special effects, including the well-known image of the spaceship landing in the Moon’s eye.
It was named one of the 100 greatest films of the 20th century by The Village Voice, ranking at #84.
ch ch check out Melies’ video
“The question remains why so many of Méliès’s special effects were performed on the still image. He might have attended the École des Beaux Arts and become a fine artist, and it is clear that his pictorial imagination continued to work in terms of still images throughout his film-making career. Art was the foundation of his creative life and it is as though he continually returned to it as he developed the range of his film style”
Oh yeah! it was good no?
Lets see together
now a much more recent copy of this work
Presenting to you the Smashing Pumkins “tonight” official video / hahah
Posted in Art, Uncategorized
Tagged animation, architecture, cinema, film, George Melies, photography, Smashing Pumkins, tonight I'm fucking you, Trip to the moon, video art
One of the “one and onlys” WOLF THE PRIX has the honor to be featured in our black sunday special!
His architectural style is widely recognized. Every time I see one of his masterpieces I think of ice cream. Numerous stories exist about Wolf running around in his office shouting:
“WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?? DRAW IT FOR YOU!?”
(refering to his inverted cone)
THE TOM (a.k.a West Side DON) was one of the few to renounce the utility of the inverted cone. Eventually, he got sacked!
Apparently not all architects agree with WOLF THE PRIX on his methods and approach. Pete the EIS was brave enough to stand up against the wolf!
The royal battle was recorded during the crit of a student in Wolf’s unit! The EIS was invited but ended up KICKING THE HELL out of the Wolf. —>
AND HE WON!!!!
Peter.the hustler.Cook once again washed us with his light of experience.
It is clear by now that THE EIS and THE WOLF had brought knives into a gunfight.
“The pre-packaged frozen lunch is more important than Palladio”
Sir Peter Cook
Posted in BLACK SUNDAY, feat, Uncategorized
Tagged architecture, Black Sunday, cocaine, crit, Harvard, ice cream, inverted cone, michael jordan of masturbation, Peter Cook, Peter Eisenman, THE TOM, threesome, Tom Wiscombe, video art, WHOS THE BOSS, Wolf Prix
Recently came across this great vimeo channel//Polynoid (+):(really seductive and world-class quality work. ch ch check them out!)
“Polynoid is the design / storytelling loving collaboration of Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay, Fabian ‘Pit’ Pross and Tom Weber.
Drop us a line if you’re interested in working with us, collaborate, or just want to say ‘hi”
Loom tells the story of a successful catch.
Polynoid created a bunch of idents / bouncers for BOSS via Public Motor.
check polynoid’s channel for more videos and updates.
“The Recollector is a 3D collage, created in the computer. Jasper de Beijer has used video game technology to create a virtual environment which is somewhere between a museum, a theatre and a photo archive. The visitor can freely walk around in it like in a physical space.
With the Recollector de Beijer reconstructs colonial history with elements of the archives and brings it to life in a new environment. As an archaeologist, de Beijer digs deeper into material from the archives of Spaarnestad Photo and exposes several layers of our collective memory. As a collector, he creates a shadow archive which is categorised associatively. As a movie director he leads visitors through the show, after manipulating his version of reality. De Beijer shows a clear, enclosed space where the visitor wanders around without a sense of the space itself.
Jasper de Beijer is an artist, born in 1973 and living in Amsterdam, Holland. His main discipline is constructed photography, building all elements in the picture from the ground up.
The main focus in De Beijer’s work lies in the fascination of the source material he finds. Mostly he finds this in historical material; in the periphery of events, where confrontations between worlds or cultures create a new reality.
Following this fascination the need rises to recreate the situation from the found material; so the artist can make his own testimonial which he can manipulate as he sees fit. De Beijer uses any means necessary to reconstruct: mostly building scale models, which are combined with materials made in his studio (costumes, props, studio settings) and computer generated images. He assembles these elements digitally to new images, creating his own unique imagery.”
if you liked the images do not miss the video.
/the collectors’ website (+)
Untiled Faces by Nathan Selikoff:
is an interactive sculpture that mixes a chaotic dynamical system with its “meta” representation, allowing the viewer to explore the somewhat unpredictable four-dimensional parameter space.
This work builds off both my Aesthetic Explorations and my Faces of Chaos series. With the former, I am exploring individual strange attractors—each image encodes four specific parameters. With the latter, I am exploring the space of all possibilities, and each image encodes a range of parameters in a “meta” view of the system.
This is a screen capture of the real-time video component of my interactive sculpture, Untiled Faces, where each of the three frames is controlled with a joystick.
The left-most pane of Untiled Faces shows a small representation of another artwork, Tiled Faces, with a small red square over one image of this 32×32 grid. As the left lever is moved, the red square moves, updating the x and y position, and simultaneously updating both the center and right-most panes.
The right pane shows the image from the left pane, zoomed in. The right-most lever moves a small red target within this image, updating another x and y position, and simultaneously updating the center pane.
The center pane shows a chaotic attractor, whose four coefficients are taken from the positions of the left and right levers. The center lever adjusts the virtual camera that is viewing this strange attractor.
Thus, all three images are linked, and in a somewhat mysterious way, show the relationship between a strange attractor and its Lyapunov exponent.
for any additional info on Nathan Selikoff pay a visit to his website (+)
Three days ago I came across these two great videos made by Astray Films. If interested check also their blog, which has one of the coolest names “moonlight in the morning sun” (+). I dont think I was amazed by what I saw in the video but more by the way things were filmed. You will experience a great skill of filming through different point of views that will make you want more. Just in case you dont have a lot of time watch only the “dark side of the lens” up/up!
Music video for Ben Howard’s ‘Old Pine’
Bens EP is available now on Itunes.
Directed – Mickey Smith
D.O.P. – Allan Wilson & Mickey Smith
Production and post – Astray Films
and two more “happy” videos by allan wilson for the end
Probably you have seen that before (counting 2,5million views on youtube)
One of the few times where and advertisement is treated with a more poetic, artistic touch. The promotion of the new “touch wood” mobile phone (+), is taking place through a “Drill Inc” (+) great video!
great video shown to me by “Idumpsite”(+)
“The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries . All action takes place around NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries . Actual VLF audio recordings control the evolution of the fields as they delve into our inaudible surroundings, revealing recurrent ‘whistlers’ produced by fleeting electrons . Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world? “
Magnetic Movie (+)
“With Magnetic Movie, Semiconductor have tapped into a new and ancient aesthetic of turbulence. We can hear it in the sounds of natural radio-naturally-occurring electromagnetic signals from the earth’s ionosphere and magnetosphere-that course through Magnetic Movie, at times animating the animation, a quick nervous response condensed into static. The sound itself is the product of the combined turbulences of the earth’s molten core, weather systems and electrical storms, ephemeral ionization in the upper atmosphere, and the solar winds. What we hear is underscored with complex and supple orders, in fact, too complex and supple to be ordered. We already have experience of them in the tangible turbulence of water and the crazy convection of fluids combining, tongues of fire and the thermal afterthought of smoke, the ribbons of clouds stiffly blown twisted up a hill. The flux championed by Hericlitus that has awed audiences since antiquity.”