Tuesday, 27 September 2011

L.A. Artist Chris Burden imagines future traffic flow with Hot Wheels

Chris Burden estimates that every hour 100,000 motor cars circulate through the city of L.A.
and he foresees the end of the free running car which he dynamically demonstrates with his latest art work Metropolis II a kinetic sculpture that took four years to build.

Here is a short documentary video about Chris Burden's work and neatly entertaining at that.

The art work will soon be available to view at Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA). It includes 1,200 custom-designed cars and 18 lanes; 13 toy trains and tracks; and, dotting the landscape, buildings made of wood block, tiles, Legos and Lincoln Logs.

"Hot Wheels is a brand of die cast toy car, introduced by American toymaker Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1996, when Mattel acquired rights to the Matchbox brand from Tyco." (Source)

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Mystery Pic, bird moonlights as a rabbit ?

Hopefully someone may care to say in the comments what they believe this intriguing creature is ? Or, could the photographer have merely captured an image of some kind of ordinary water bird when it had kind of obscured its head ?

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Gravity defying Frozen Moments from Li Wei

A contemporary artist from Beijing, Li Wei, became deeply affected by the rapid economic change and development of China over the past decade.

He sensed the impact on people's perceptions and emotions moving from the wide open spaces of farmlands to the very small confined living spaces of high rise apartments.

Upon deciding to drop out of studying painting at art school, Li Wei realized his ideas through performance art, photography and digital manipulation to document this shift in people perceptions and emotions.

Li Wei here in the video below documents his rationale, techniques, technologies, highlights and outputs of his amazing gravity defying frozen moments.

The video here made by The Creators Project's, but be sure to drop by Li Wei's website to see more of his unreal work.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

World water shortages: Watershed

World water shortages are now more apparent than ever. The present dire situation in Somalia and the huge drought in Texas, USA to name a few bears this environmental degradation out.

"The United Nations estimates up to 750,000 people may die as a result of the drought and subsequent famine in Somalia. That figure eclipses the death toll of the Asian tsunami and Haiti earthquake combined."

Here below is a short film entitled Watershed from Temujin Doran, which is a brief explanation of how the planet's freshwater reserves have become depleted and is based on figures taken from the 2006 Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, no less.

Visit the world water council to learn more, and or submit your ideas.

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