9.23.2009

Red haze




Sun hitting the blanket of dust, Sep. 23, 2009
Sydney, Australia.

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/sydney-turns-red-dust-storm-blankets-city-20090923-g0so.html

9.22.2009

Hromovlad (Slovakia)


Split CD "Hromovlad / Slavigrom Perperuna", 2009

Beelphegor - Guitar, Vocals, Programming
Matthias - Guitar
Mysticus - Bass
Slavfist - Drums

Parni Valjak (Croatia/Ex-Yugo)



Matt Mahurin




Hans Hoppe

Samuel Bollendorff


China: Forced march
"Tashkorgan, on the border of Afghanistan and Tadjikistan. This strategic town wakes up to the sound of the Chinese officers yelling during their training in the barracks."

Reem Alasadi


Beautiful agony, SS/AW 08

"Reem previously sold top of the range vintage clothing 13 years ago in Notting Hill. Her stall is at Portobello road market, on the junction of Acklam road. During this time she would practice her flair for displaying classic pieces restyled thus widening the appeal of the garment to more that just collectors of vintage fashion."

Source: http://www.reemalasadi.com

Peak



4pm. Wonam-li, Gosung, South Korea.
Rice field harvesting began today in my village.

9.21.2009

Yozmit






Wedding tree/Arbor vitae

Richard Barnes






Animal logic.
Dioramas!

Pete Davis






Wildwood, Pen Gelli Forest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Forests have always been an important aspect of the landscape, having both social and mystical significance. The history of the development of mankind can be plotted by the importance placed on trees and forests as a means of subsistence. The disappearance of large tracts of forests was one of the earliest consequences of prehistoric man acquiring even the most rudimentary stone tools. The transitions from Stone Age to Bronze Age to Iron Age and beyond, and later to the middle ages and industrial revolution, saw the forests of Britain and Europe fluctuate in both size and importance. Legends, superstitions and rituals connected with woodlands and forests abound. It is hard to imagine any other feature or aspect of the land that has attracted to it such an historic collection of folklore.
In this new work, although concentrating on one motif, I have tried to encapsulate many of the elements of the wider landscape that have featured in my work over the years. Beauty, mystery, myth, spirituality and history are all represented here, all significant aspects of the landscape.

Source: http://www.pete-davis-photography.com

Square depression


Bruce Nauman; Münster, Germany; 2007

Square depression is a project, which was originaly designed in 1977, when Burce Nauman was invited among nine other artists by Kaspar König to do a sculpture for an open space. It was built 30 years later in the campus of the university’s department of natural sciences Munster. Square depression is an inverted pyramid, ‘walk in’ sculpture made of white concrete. The aim was to create a space, where one could experience a feeling of being isolated, helpless and alone.

Source: http://www.landezine.com/?p=633

Vinaros microcostas


Guallart Architects; Vinaros, Spain
Guallart.com

9.20.2009

Beautiful yellows

Eliasson's work reminds me of other decadent, lethargic, melancholic and mystic atmosphere illuminated by this color in addition to his weather project installation in Tate Modern in 2003.


Yoon Si-Nae, 1,000 Years.


Sopor Aeternus, And Bringer Of Sadness.

Yello fog


Olafur Eliasson, 1998/2008

Verbund presents the intervention Yellow fog by the renowned Danish artist Olafur Eliasson directly in the center of Vienna. Yellow fog is Olafur Eliassons fist work of art in public space in Vienna.

The impressive work Yellow fog was first shown in New York in 1998. It is now presented as a permanent work of art in public space. The location for the intervention is the Verbund building and the historic plaza Am Hof, which at dusk turns into a public stage for an orchestration of light and fog.

32 fluorescent tubes are embedded in the pavement along the 48 meter façade of the Verbund headquarters, emitting a specific yellow light, attuned by the artist himself. Daily at dusk fog rises up the façade in yellow light at regular intervals, shrouding the building in an ephemeral veil for one hour.

The fog serves as a fleeting projection screen for the light. It not only obscures the view of space, but also creates a more precise experience of distance and spatial relations. Olafur Eliasson uses fog as a "tool", as an "instrument", to allow us a new perception of urban space, of the building's façade, of the pavement as well as the entire plaza ensemble. Thus the dialogue between urban space and the passers-by is redefined.

The atmospheric quality of a natural phenomenon is thwarted by its placement within an urban environment and the conscious display of its production. The visibility of the artwork's construction is an important aspect of Olafur Eliasson's work.

The perception of Yellow fog is affected by factors such as social components, movement, weather, environment and the recipients' position in public space. When Yellow fog is shown at dusk – the transition period between day and night – it represents and comments on the subtle changes in the day's rhythm.

Source: http://www.e-flux.com/shows/view/6038

Microviews of plants






Source: B.G. Bowes & J. D. Mauseth's Plant Structure

9.19.2009

Three Mexican photographers


Gilberto Chen, "The caretaker of the Virgin", 1995


Francisco Mata, "Crash landed on his belly", 1994


Antonio Turok, "Dump site", 1981

9.06.2009

Squid horizon


At battle.
Sokcho, Gangwondo, South Korea.

9.04.2009

North Korea in machine

video
@ Unification observatory, Gosung, South Korea.