Christophe Avella-Bagur is a French plastic artist born in 1969. A new step of the reflection, he pursues about the human figure, undertook at the beginning of the 21 century.
“Talk about being direct, I do not do science fiction, I do not represent robots. I paint in mind the long line of artists who came before me and with whom I live daily as with friends with whom I entretiendrais relationships spiritual, mystical. I paint the human because there is no other subject
than our good condition. I do not paint a phantasmagoria which I will be the sole possession of the sense, no. My work exposes our current confrontation between the standardization of being, thinking, of living with a man still having his free will, its uniqueness, its faults but also its uniqueness. My works coalescing two worlds: a world where man is a soulless product, leaving a production line of high
standard, interchangeable and therefore worthless, immoral and a second universe where the singularity of Being would be open with the possible blunders, its trial and error, but with its freedom to act and to choose his destiny. That is why my works expose two faces battle for supremacy, for the battle is fierce and no one has won. “ (Christophe Avella-Bagur)
A moving platform guides a pen in their hand to draw a self-portrait, using computer vision to track their face and generate a line drawing. The result is a machine-aided drawing, a self-portrait you could never draw.
An experimental film in which Dutch artists Hugo de Kok and Kay van Vree curious about the forms and shapes food makes when you flatten them.
Hush is a cozy private sitting and sleep pod designed by England designer Freyja Sewell.HUSH is made of a single piece of industrial felt that was water jet cut and stitched together using wool yarn.
HUSH – Open plan offices and public buildings, CCTV, online profile sharing, cameras built into our laptops; never has it been easier for humans to connect, but what about when we want to withdraw? The ‘womb’ shape inspires very different feelings in different people; to me it is a warm, cosy space, for contemplation and rest. There are now 21 cities with populations larger than ten million, and it is predicted that there will be many more in the future. Soaring property prices and lack of available space are causing more and more people to seek alternatives to owning their own home in the city, for example sharing your room with your partner, brother or friend. It is essential to continue to develop new ways of allowing people to comfortably co-exist in these increasingly densely populated environments. By creating an enclosed space HUSH provides a personal retreat, an escape into a dark, quiet, natural space, or state of mind. HUSH can also be transformed to provide more traditional open seating.
HUSH is made from 100% wool felt and its cushions are stuffed with recycled wool fibers.