Scattered Crowd Balloon Installations by William Forsythe

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Stone Gate by Raffaello Galiotto

Stone Gate

Stone Gate

Stone Gate

Stone Gate

Stone Gate

Stone Gate represents a challenge that balances between mass, weight and gravity, and which appeals for its articulated and complex design. The circle is 3,80 m high and 1,20 m deep, and is designed with a system of 20 modular hewn stones laid dry, combined in a structure that becomes self-supporting thanks to the state of compression given by the steel cables circling it and embedded in it. Every hewn stone weighs 500 kg, the total weight is then 27.300 kg.

Via Lithos Design

Exhibition of Valentino at Somerset House

This major new exhibition celebrating the life and work of Valentino will showcase over 130 exquisite haute couture designs worn by icons such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Gwyneth Paltrow in an exciting installation created specially for Somerset House.

Divided into three sections; visitors will start with a private view of Valentino’s world through photographs from his personal archive, offering an intimate portrait of the life of the master. The exhibition then unfolds into a couture fashion show where roles are reversed with visitors walking the catwalk to view a staggering one hundred and thirty Valentino haute couture designs. Valentino: Master of Couture promises to be a journey into the secretive world of Italian couture.

The final section will unpick the painstaking processes of crafting couture exemplified by the stunning wedding dress of Princess Marie Chantal of Greece, demonstrating the beauty of the work of les petit mains who sew each stitch by hand. In addition a specially commissioned group of films will allow behind-the scenes access to the Valentino atelier, where the craft of couture is demonstrated in a series of fascinating samples. Finally, discover more about the man, the icon, by exploring the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum.

There will be a series of talks, screenings and events to accompany the exhibition.

29 November 2012 – 3 March 2013
Daily 10.00-18.00, until 21.00 Thursdays
(24 & 31 Dec: 10.00-16.00, 25 & 26 Dec: closed, 1 Jan: 12.00-18.00)
Embankment Galleries, South Wing
£12.50/£9 concessions

The making of the exhibitio: Part 1

The making of the exhibition: Part 2

Mechanical Insects Made from Old Watch Parts

Chicago-based jeweler Justin Gershenson-Gates has created these scorpions, spiders, and other insects out of old watch parts, and in some instances light bulbs. His work reminds me of Mike Libby’s work in which he uses the inner workings of antique watches, as well as random components from old typewriters and sewing machines, to reimagine real bugs as works of art.

Nihilistic Optimistic by Tim Noble and Sue Webster at Blain|Southern, London

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Studio Roosegaarde Gives Life To Hundreds Of Flowers

 

Right in the center of an invisible circle between London, Paris and Brussels, the city of Lille’s heart is sure to pound throughout the Lille3000 FANTASTIC 2012 festival.  The festival curated by Caroline David from the 6th of October 2012 till the 13th of January 2013, will host hundreds of events and numerous exhibitions. ‘Metamorphoses in public space‘ is one chapter of this art celebration where twenty different international artists have created memorable installations. The LOTUS DOME by Dutch artist and architect Daan Roosegaarde is one of them.

The LOTUS DOME is made out of hundreds aluminum folded flowers which unfold in response to human behavior. Positioned in the shadowy interior of the Sainte Marie Madeleine Church, the flower leaves remain motionless, that is up until a visitor approaches. Initially, they open up one after the other, letting their light glow from inside. This motion multiplies; as more and more viewers come closer and the ‘organism’ that is the large silver dome takes on a more dynamic form. As they walk around it, the light of the invisible, almost living creature, breathing in and out, obediently follows them around, casting intricate reflections around the dark church’s walls.

Sainte Marie Madeleine Church, Lille, France. Photos by Studio Roosegaarde.
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Sayaka Ganz’s animal sculptures made of salvaged plastic

Photos by Sayaka Ganz.

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Photographs by Predrag Pajdic

From:  BENEATH THE SHADOWS THE SOUL WALKS, THE BOOK.

Book available from Tate Modern London.

The UNTITLED Motorcycles of Camdem Town

LEAP films have proved that in just 90-seconds, they can make you come out of your comfort zone and into the world of riding, in search of your true soul. The film is for a London-based bespoke motorcycle maker, Untitled. The film take the viewer on a mesmerizing journey through a desolate London wasteland.

Via Untitled motorcycles.

Rooms to inspire. Trompe L’Oeil.

 

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