[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.

 

 

source:pictureintime

[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

 

[PI] India Song by Karen Knorr

The Witness, Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Karen Knorr’s past work from the 1980’s onwards took as its theme the ideas of power that underlie cultural heritage, playfully challenging the underlying assumptions of fine art collections in academies and museums in Europe through photography and video. Since 2008 her work has taken a new turn and focused its gaze on the upper caste culture of the Rajput in India and its relationship to the “other” through the use of photography, video and performance.

Bhakti, Path of Sants, Shiva Temple, Hampi

Flight to Freedom, Juna Mahal, Dungarpur

The Queen's Room, Zenana, Udaipur

The Gatekeeper, Samode Palace, Samode

The Conqueror of the World, Podar Haveli, Nawalgarh

The Maharaja's Apartment, Udaipur City Palace, Udaipur

The Survivors, Deogarh Palace, Deogarh

source:razorsharp