[PI]Michael Haussman’s “Gravity”Installation

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For this installation at Young Projects in Los Angeles, Michael Haussman shot five different subjects on a trampoline and gave each a specific prop and background. As the artist says, “to the normal viewer, a person jumping on a trampoline is just a figure moving up and down and their expression is a blur of motion. To capture this action and emotion, all the subjects were shot at 2,000 frames per second.

source:Zaeega

[PI]Beautiful impressions that clothes make on skin

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Scout Paré-Phillips is an artist and musician based out of Chelsea, New York, and Baltimore, Maryland. In this fabulous and rather erotic series of photographs, the artist removes the model’s clothing leaving us with fleshy tones and only impressions. The imagination is allowed to run wild with the before and the after.
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[PI]FLUO HOUSE

Instant Hutong | marcella campa & stefano avesani | Posted by devidsketchbook.com

 

Instant Hutong | marcella campa & stefano avesani“fluo house is a site specific meet-up space made of colorful tapes and created on occasion of Beijing BaiYe – Beijing White Night on 22-23 March 2013, in which for 24 hours visitors could enjoy 24 different events and encounters around Dongsi area in Beijing. We chose a half destroyed little room within a demolition site and we decided to deal playfully with this idea of temporary, ephemeral, fading and rebuilding. After removing dust and debris, the back wall was decorated with a graphic illusion as starting visible sign to mark our intervention. Visitors could take fluorescent stickers and reflector adhesive strips and use them to fill the remaining walls.”

 

Instant Hutong | marcella campa & stefano avesani | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
Instant Hutong | marcella campa & stefano avesani | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
Instant Hutong | marcella campa & stefano avesani | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
Instant Hutong | marcella campa & stefano avesani | Posted by devidsketchbook.comInstant Hutong | marcella campa & stefano avesani | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
Instant Hutong | marcella campa & stefano avesani | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
Instant Hutong | marcella campa & stefano avesani | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
Instant Hutong | marcella campa & stefano avesani | Posted by devidsketchbook.com

 

The invention of the daguerreotype in 1839 made portraiture much more commonplace, as many of those who were unable to afford the commission of a painted portrait could afford to sit for a photography session. This cheaper and quicker method also provided the middle class with a means for memorializing dead loved ones.

These photographs served as keepsakes to remember the deceased. This was especially common with infants and young children; Victorian era childhood mortality rates were extremely high, and a post-mortem photograph might have been the only image of the child the family ever had. The later invention of the carte de visite, which allowed multiple prints to be made from a single negative, meant that copies of the image could be mailed to relatives.

The practice eventually peaked in popularity around the end of the 19th century and died out as “snapshot” photography became more commonplace, although a few examples of formal memorial portraits were still being produced well into the 20th century.

 

 

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[PI]100pound of rice

the largest artwork ever made out of rice, Saeri Kiritani, a NY-based artist who originally hails from Kanazawa, has been named one of the winners of the National Portrait Gallery’s 2013 portrait competition. Titled, 100 pounds of rice, Kiritani glued together over 1 million grains of rice to create a 5-foot high portrait of herself. Even the hair is made from rice noodles.

source:Junkculture