Marion Fayolle (b. 1988, Ardèche, France) - 1: Naughty Train, 2013 2: The Moon, 2013 3: Illustration for the book History of O Grand Journal!, 2012 4: For Muze Magazine, 2012 5: For The New York Times, A Formula for Happiness article, 2013 6: Illustration For A Philosophical Novel, A Search Of His Soul, 2011 7: For The New York Times, The Diagnosis Of Mental Disorders, 2013
Aaron Hegert, Transition/Template for Transition, (2012)
-From the Artist Statement
Transition/Template for Transition, an ongoing project, is an attempt to actively explore the flux and shift of particular spaces from their intended uses, to the secondary, more devious, forms of use that are hidden in their utilization. I want to access a certain mode of “making” that is more akin to consumption than it is to production. To begin, I took an explicit example of clandestine spatial consumption, a concrete ramp (transition) illegally built by local skateboarders in a derelict business park, and the wooden template for that transition, found on site, as subject matter for my photographs. These objects, and the perception that preceded their becoming, act as a blunt edged metaphor for a more general inquiry into the practice of catalyzing a space that is characteristically vulnerable: a space that is vulnerable to multiple associations; to manipulation by users who are not its maker; to a push from what it is, to what you want it to be.
During the progression of the project, I have looked at these subjects both in and out of context, both as documents of, and models for, a critical spatial practice. And though I have integrated some environmental details and some experiments influenced by these observations, I have returned to the original transition and template repeatedly because of the simplicity of their formal and material qualities, and the complexity of the spatial and perceptual shifts they mobilize.
Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim of New York-based practice STPMJ have designed an “Invisible Barn”, a project that was awarded a notable entry for “Folly 2014” – a competition led by The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park. The contest invites young and emerging designers to propose contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly, traditionally seen as a small-scale building or pavilion positioned within a garden or landscape.
Opening this Saturday (April 26) at the Art Museum of Lugano in Switzerland, 36 ventilators, 4.7m³ packing chips is the new installation by Zimoun, the Bern-based artist known for his architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Zimoun yet again extends his installation inventory. Converting nine of the museum’s towering window spaces into ‘ventilation chambers’ (four ventilators are installed in each window) and filling them with polystyrene, Zimoun unleashes a perfect ‘plastic storm.’ Congregating into a mass that’s neither solid, gaseous nor liquid, the flakes perform a violent, otherworldy dance. With the phenonema trapped behind glass, we get to watch in wonder from the safety of the outside.
More at Creative Applications here Zimoun is also featured in Creative Application’s new magazine HOLO, which you can find out more here