Top Ten Favorites viewed from Museum of Quai Branly, PHQ4 Biennale des images du monde 2013, Paris, France :
Sound very very good.
Details next to me:
One young girl 16ish? and two pals horsing around and one guy held down the other guy so the girl could smear glossy paint on his cheeks... gloss was transparent, with nice sparkles . In a few minutes time, the two were kissing lovingly together and her helper disappeared.
Musicians seen on 13Sept2013
"Rose Tube" chair, photo: Gilda Raffenel, Place de Clichee
9 Rubber ball on white metal frame chair
Colorful round balls you could design like a pixel screen for seat and back.
Nice. Made in Poland.
8 Reed surfaced bed, reclining object, rug, small coffee table top - all very warm and nice to touch. The reeds are untreated. So better to use in a dry environment. from Eucuador
7 Folding shelves with many piano hinges, and a knitted type of mesh covering for lamps. Very soft, clean, nature good feelings. By a German designer
6 Square shaped hot tub - Jacuzzi on a terrace. The shape is very inviting and cheerful for social gatherings unlike a regular tub which has privacy connotations
5 Clothing using batik - very colorful patterns beautiful formal attire. Modzik boutique
4 Mattress/cushions made of mousse tied with large elastic bands.
3 Modular tiles made of cardboard, or medium (fiber boards) to re-combine into a wall screen.
2 fine textured concrete moulded into triangular bands, stacked together into various shapes for table base, lamps
1 Sofa/arm chair with an old jean type of thick textured cloth, with patch works (as if its an old thrown about rug) stuffed onto a fauteuil, with a pocket for drink. An idea thats a "hand made, return to nature, or recycled" themed arm chair.
Top Ten Favorites viewed from Ars Electronica 2013, Linz, Austria : theme::
Total Recall: Memory
Projects that I would have like to participated in, or done myself in someway.
10 Human scale snow globe as living room (jpeg)
A fun welcoming private/public space with sofa and tv, magazines, installed like a snow globe displayed in the public central square.
9 Old vinyl disk re shaped into a salad bowl, in Lentos boutique
The old black vinyl record has been heat stamped into the shape of a salade bowl. Re-purposing the old vinyl records, each one is unique.
8 Film Animation: Centrifuge Experiment, on Youtube.
Very well made animation, very humorous.
7 "Voices of women" a historical account of how women's voices were represented in a talk by a scholar. ref.
Well researched and important information for everyone to know.
6 DIY book scanner, low cost open source project.
Very helpful for everyone
5 Head gear/HD video cam for filming footage on site: Beehive (jpeg)
4 DNA sequencing code: transcribing alphabet into 4 letter codes (jpeg)
Fun transcribing machine. Maybe very useful in the right context.
3 DNA stockage of data (jpeg)
extrordinary ! (more detail coming)
2 Hiroshi Ishiguro and his double: a robot, (jpeg)
Especially useful for elderly people who needs companion, and exploration of the question of "What is human?" as expressed by the Professor.
1 Cosmopolitan Chicken; (jpeg) Portraits of the lineage of his exhibit, a very handsome cock.
Top Ten Favorites viewed from Chaumont-s-Loire, Garden Festival 2013, France :
Theme: Gardens of the senses
Cafeteria is v bad, awful machine type hot-chocolates w water, and tiny tiny scoop of ice cream... v bad.
9 Small terrace for drinking tea garden - Japanese landscape artist
8 The sniffetes :: headphone for smelling fragrance is a nice installation
1 New Chinese Garden section, all participants permanent installation
Theme:: En vie / Alive, 2013, Paris, France :
9 nano magnetic genes injected into plant seeds, they grow into responsive plants to magnets.
8 plants growing roots which form laces naturally
7 artificial fabric grown from tea bacteria
6 small house grown from vines
5 cactus which grows human hair - with gene modification
4 white feather interactive chandelier installation in the main hall
3 man made crystals
2 honey bee made vase
1 Industrial objects formed from growing calabash plants
Top Ten Favorites viewed from Venice Biennale, 2013, Italy :
9 Ivory Coast pavilion. Very nice boats, heads, paintings.
8 Psychiatry, spiritual teachers' sketches, private luxury album, methods, personal "spirit directed" automatic giant size drawings/paintings, voodoo drawings :: there was a continuous demonstration of teams of two people: while one does a free form improvisational sounds/music/personal lyrical/singing non verbal expressions with the other accompanying partner who responded to the sounds with qi-gong like, body extension, eyes closed, exploration of the internal energy of their body with spirit directed like movements. These are all very interesting. Looks like the analytical type of art work is one trend that has been the past main scientific investigation methods - art as a scientific investigation - are now merging with the older, alternative spiritual, the self directed internal (usually more Eastern philosophy rooted, mysticism) is now more coming into view - maybe due to the large number of people who needs spiritual guidance, psychological illness - artists are turning to looking inside the "unscientific" approach to a better spiritual life. There are many many such work all very interesting, including "art brut" artists, amateur high quality obsessional works, automatic spirit induced "voodoo" type of work, "dada", and also a "collect all" mad hand made scrapbook fantasy collection. All in the main building at Giardini site.
7 "Grosse Fatique", Camille Henrot 13mn film
6 stone collection with geometric shapes inside - by nature
5 379 small architecture models of imaginary houses, church, small buildings made by a professional accountant in his spare time
4 Children puppet in plaster (not shown in his life time) created by a professional photographer for his own private viewing, never exhibited in his life time.
3 Chinese pavilion : with the Suzhou embroidery of birds; using traditional high quality embroidery technique with a still life oil painting image. Beautiful, and anonymous because its made by workmen commissioned by the artist.
2 Ai WeiWei prison installation
1 Museum of Everything; from UK, installed their work at the Green house; Giardini installations; boutique with friendly design objects of everyday covering almost everything. Art Brut artist exhibition from the 70s, Hippy culture.