List of Monumental sculpture projects 2015

  • 1 http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2015/02/sunday-robot-play.html
  • 2 http://shuengitswannjie.blogspot.fr/2015/02/interactive-reading-room-tea-house-2015.html
  • 3 http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2014/06/neo-ming-bed-luxembourg.html
  • 4 http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2013/02/yuzi-paradise-tell-moon.html
  • 5 http://swannbb.blogspot.com/2011/09/12th-changchun-international-sculpture.html
  • 6 http://www.saatchionline.com/Shuen-git

Friday, 27 February 2015

Shuengit Natasha CHOW 2015 : Monumental sculptures, guqin instruments, Digital Large Wall Hanging etc





















































Shuen-git Natasha Chow  
Interdisciplinary Artist-Architect

4th May 2016
https://wordpress.com/post/swannjie.wordpress.com/65
Worlds first Carbon fiber guqin instrument.  Ready for stringing. Stay tuned for coming test video.

1// 
http://swannbb.blogspot.com/2011/09/12th-changchun-international-sculpture.html
"Scholar Stone Flower" - stainless steel monumental walk-in sculpture

2//
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2013/02/yuzi-paradise-tell-moon.html
"Tell the Moon" - steel and stainless steel monumental walk-in sculpture

3//
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2014/06/neo-ming-bed-luxembourg.html

"Neo-Ming Bed" - hetre hard wood walk-in small pavilion/bed 

4//
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2013/08/soft-white-leather-room-mobile-music.html
 "Mobile Music" Lambskin soft music house, installation with FMTTM 24/7

5//
http://swannbb.blogspot.com/2010/10/huahui-mobilemusic-10-huahui.html
"HuaKui Cube - MobileMusic" - walk-in sculpture 10% sample, aluminum recycled sheets

6//
http://shuengitswannjie.blogspot.fr/2015/02/interactive-reading-room-tea-house-2015.html
"Interactive Reading Room/TeaHouse" - walk-in cabin, wood, aluminum recycled skin

7// 
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2013/11/sunday-robot-bruce.html
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2013/04/the-3rd-china-wuhu-liu-kaiqu-award.html
"Sunday Robot : Bruce" - stainless steel - model for monumental size robot

8//
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2012/05/lochristi-sculpture-symposium-flanders.html
"Sunday Robot : Picnic" - stainless steel - monumental size robot

9//
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2015/02/sunday-robot-play.html
"Sunday Robot : Playtime" - oak - monumental size robot 

10//
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2015/05/sunday-robot-shows-how-to-cut-tree.html
XiNing China, Appendix to TianGongKaiWu : "Sunday Robot cutting tree  using axe" - stainless steel - monumental size robot 2015

11//
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2014/08/swannjies-new-work-3-string-sanxian-6.html
Sanxian, 6 string Cigar Box Guitar, All Guqin Prototypes 4

12//
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2014/01/princess-ironfan-pyramid-sharm-elsheikh.html 
"Princess IronFan + Pyramide" - Large Paper Wall Hanging Digital Print -

13//
http://www.saatchionline.com/Shuen-git
Other sculptures and art work 

14//
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2015/02/sgc-2015-monumental-sculptures-etc.html
links to sample works

today + yesterday at Exhara.

I sometimes go visit the old sim locations that I know.
Even though it is in the Virtual World, its interesting to see how it has evolved.
Exhara was a lyrical jazzy place w stylish interiors.  Yesterday I went to visit, it is now a sailing club with a map of sl.  This map is interesting.  Even though the blue grass patch is gone. 

Has the club moved? Or in storage?
The Virtual World is only interesting if the graphics and people in it are into something they love.  If it is a replacement for real life business enterprise, it is but a rough reproduction of real life.  

Sl is a very good mock up of real life.


Some Today+Yesterday photos:
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Exhara today : sailing club with airport, map of sl 


Exhara yesterday : blue grass, jazz intimate home

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Shuengit Natasha CHOW 2015 : Monumental sculptures, guqin instruments, Digital Large Wall Hanging etc


Shuen-git Natasha Chow  
Interdisciplinary Artist-Architect

http://swannbb.blogspot.com/2011/09/12th-changchun-international-sculpture.html
"Scholar Stone Flower" - stainless steel monumental walk-in sculpture

http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2013/02/yuzi-paradise-tell-moon.html
"Tell the Moon" - steel and stainless steel monumental walk-in sculpture
 
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2014/06/neo-ming-bed-luxembourg.html

"Neo-Ming Bed" - hetre hard wood walk-in small pavilion/bed 
http://swannbb.blogspot.com/2010/10/huahui-mobilemusic-10-huahui.html
"HuaKui Cube - MobileMusic" - walk-in sculpture 10% sample, aluminum recycled sheets

http://shuengitswannjie.blogspot.fr/2015/02/interactive-reading-room-tea-house-2015.html
"Interactive Reading Room/TeaHouse" - walk-in cabin, wood, aluminum recycled skin
 
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2015/02/sunday-robot-play.html

"Sunday Robot : Playtime" - oak - monumental size robot

http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2014/08/swannjies-new-work-3-string-sanxian-6.html
"Half HunDun, Large HandScroll, xyz#1, xyz#2, 6 string Cigar Box Guitar ", 4 Guqin prototypes 

http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2014/01/princess-ironfan-pyramid-sharm-elsheikh.html 
"Princess IronFan + Pyramide" - Large Paper Wall Hanging Digital Print -

http://www.saatchionline.com/Shuen-git
Other sculptures and art work 

http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2015/02/sgc-2015-monumental-sculptures-etc.html
links to sample works

Pendum Waves, Hiroshi Ishii, Banff World Media Festival 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhMiuzyU1ag 

Pendulm Wave Demonstration

 

Published on Sep 7, 2014
This is a large-scale demonstration of the interaction between period and pendulum length, using 16 bowling balls hung from a wooden frame.

Here are answers to some common questions:

** What am I seeing? How does this work? **
The length of time it takes a ball to swing back and forth one time to return to its starting position is dependent on the length of the pendulum, not the mass of the ball. A longer pendulum will take longer to complete one cycle than a shorter pendulum. The lengths of the pendula in this demonstration are all different and were calculated so that in about 2:40, the balls all return to the same position at the same time - in that 2:40, the longest pendulum (in front) will oscillate (or go back and forth) 50 times, the next will oscillate 51 times, and on to the last of the 16 pendula which will oscillate 65 times. Try counting how many times the ball in front swings back and forth in the time it takes the balls to line up again, and then count how many times the ball in back swings back and forth in the same time (though it's much harder to keep your eye on the ball in back!)

** Who made this? **
This was made by Jeff Goodman, who teaches at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Jeff has some more information and videos about the making of this pendulum wave at http://celophoto.blogspot.com/2012/03...

** Why are they not perfect at the end? **
This large frame is built from wood and is outdoors, which means it expands, contracts, and flexes. Because the position of the frame changes, the cycle lengths are not perfectly aligned. Variable energy loss due to air friction and the striking of the pipe at the bottom (which creates the music) also contribute to differences. Over time, the minor differences become more pronounced.

** Can I get a copy of this video to use in my classroom? **
You are encouraged to use this video for educational purposes! If you are sharing online, please link back to this video. Contact me if you want to use it in other ways or if you need a higher-quality version. This video is available under Creative Commons license BY-SA: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

** How can I make my own? Where can I learn more? **
Here are some links to information about the physics behind this. I don’t have the plans for it, but work through the information at these links and design your own - you’ll learn a lot about physics, math, and construction!
-- http://www.arborsci.com/cool/pendulum...
-- Harvard demo page: http://bit.ly/1qJkBr2
-- AJP paper: http://bit.ly/1xOcYUO
-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6U-0...

** Where is this? **
It was built on private property in the mountains of North Carolina (United States), near Burnsville. It is not open to the public. However, Jeff Goodman and I recommend some places near this that work to make the magic of the natural world a part of everyday life. The joy and wonder in our world that these places foster is *exactly* what drives the creation of amazing things like this pendulum wave!

-- For all the kids in your life, check out Camp Celo: http://campcelo.com
This is a farm-home camp for kids 7-12 (and older kids can work there!). It’s a wonderful place for kids to experience the natural world with independence and joy. No electronic entertainment, just the home-grown variety like this pendulum wave. If you don’t have kids to send there, make a donation to Friends of Camp Celo (http://friendsofcampcelo.org) to help send a child to camp who otherwise wouldn’t be able to go. (I am on the Board of this all-volunteer nonprofit and this video was taken at one of their events.)

-- Right next door is the Arthur Morgan School (AMS): http://arthurmorganschool.org
AMS is a progressive boarding and day school for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders, located on 100 acres of farm and wilderness. At AMS, students learn to question, evaluate, think creatively and work cooperatively.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M8ciWSgc_k

 

 

Pendulum Waves with Philip Glass 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrX2yTGJ6N0 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIzm3eFjrPs
Hiroshi Ishii


Click Clack kinetic sculpture giant Newton's Cradle toy with bowling balls


 JUNE 7-10 | 2015 THE GLOBAL CONTENT CREATION & MONETIZATION MARKET
Banff World Media Festival
The Banff World Media Festival (formerly known as the Banff World Television Festival) is an international media event held in the Canadian Rockies at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The festival is dedicated to world television and digital content and its creation and development.
As well as honouring excellence in international television, professionals from around the world participate in seminars, master classes, and pitching opportunities. Film directors, screen-writers, and producers from PBS, BBC, NHK, ARTE, Channel 4, ABC, Sony Pictures, HBO, CBC, NFB, ICP (Israel Cable Programming), SBS and many other broadcasters and production companies attend the annual event.
Described as "the Olympics of television", the festival provides a global platform for industry members to discuss and debate, and explore current issues, challenges and trends.

Awards[edit]

The festival features an international program competition, the Banff Rockie Awards, which are broadcast on CBC. Past winners include PBS for The Hobart Shakespeareans and No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, ICP for Aaron Cohen's Debt, BBC and HBO for The Children of Beslan, NHK for Children Full of Life, BBC and WGBH for Bleak House, and ARTE for Fellini: I'm a Born Liar.
The awards ceremony also bestows the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award. Past recipients of the award include John Cleese, Dame Edna, Bob Newhart, Martin Short, Tracey Ullman, Kelsey Grammer, Ricky Gervais, Craig Ferguson, Shane Smith, and Suroosh Alvi. Jan Randall was Music Director and Composer for the awards from 1995-2007.

How to use a chainsaw; Avoiding chainsaw kickback

How to use a Chainsaw




Tips for Avoiding Chainsaw Kickback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3v7Dm7KYQc

Preparing Large Logs for the Sawmill ; big cookies

Preparing Large Logs for the Sawmill 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQDjLgNkKCc


 
first reference cut : straight edge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQDjLgNkKCc
12:29 - 12:45  first cut free hand w chainsaw
13:50 - 13:56, subsequent cuts


Logosol M8 | The Swedish Portable Sawmill | LOGOSOL 

portable sawmill

 



cutting big cookies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jadXVtvbgGU

wood interior - entirely in wood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDgmtpFP9VM 

entire environment in wood carving 


chainsaw art timelapse, chainsaw sculpturing

 Traditional Finnish Log House Building Process


Chainsaw art time lapse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TmKzUgWiRU

make a bench w logs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPgrkkQl_F8

Chainsaw cutting : quartering a log, planks from oak using 34"chainsaw; Timbersport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP9ZJufBFiw

Quartering a log w chainsaw



cutting a huge sequoia




contest Stihl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rKvvn9DKe8



Timbersport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYErVhUUHuw


cutting dn oak tree

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LSOaWNOfEQ

video

Friday, 20 February 2015

snap dragon folding guitar

http://www.robinmillar.org.uk/press/tripper-professional-guitar.htm
















https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcgZFyWI_qY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-fetIuQfjU




3 string fretless board zither

http://www.guitarmoderne.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/dino-gq.jpg
This electric instrument is technically a 3-string fretless board zither, played flat lap style with the highest string closest to the player (like a Guqin or a mountain dulcimer). It is strung with the 3 lowest strings of an electric guitar: a .048 tuned up to G, a .044 tuned to A, and a .034 tuned to DGAD is a folded fifth tuning, which gives you open intervals of a major second (G-A), a fourth (A-D), and a fifth (G-D)

http://www.guitarmoderne.com/artists/spotlight-instant-takemitsu

ELECTRIC Violin / ACOUSTIC Violin Differences & Review

ELECTRIC Violin / ACOUSTIC Violin Differences & Review 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUEJMp6pbiA  

 

Interactive Electric Qin by Zhuo Ran // 多媒体交互电古琴 : 卓然

https://www.google.com/patents/CN203338728U?cl=zh&dq=%E5%8D%93%E7%84%B6+%E5%8F%A4%E7%90%B4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GQznVKbKA8m9UeShgsAM&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA


多媒体交互电古琴
CN 203338728 U

Inventors卓然
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/116152233 

 


Interactive Electronic Guqin from momo_Zhuo on Vimeo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBvRMe3T9OM 



Ted Brewer electric violin:
http://shop.tedbrewerviolins.com/products/crossbow 
 


Foldable Dulcimer/guqin electric - Quintin Stephens -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZJQNYLdFuY
dulcimer electric 3 str -master instrument maker -Quintin Stephens - in uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA8Wzp2Z7Q0
Jim Binkley - guqin jazz

Frogs/Toads; Cristal toads...!

http://www.weirdworm.com/top-12-weirdest-frogs/

11.

The Transparent Frog


transparent

This awesome see-through frog reminds us of an educational statue you’d see in your biology class… a statue that would likely have several missing pieces and gum stuck inside. This unusual frog is known as Hyalinobatrachium pellucidum. But since that is unpronounceable to everyone except Wookies most people simply call them glass or crystal frogs for obvious reasons.





Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Jim and Hilda's Lucky New Year Couplet

wood block from stumps : burl to block; cactus juice; sharpening chainsaw; joints; sharpening axe; die grinder

 
 
A die grinder, also known as a rotary tool, is a handheld power tool used for grinding, sanding, honing, polishing, or machining material (typically metal, but also plastic or wood). They are usually pneumatically driven, although electric and flexible shaft drive also exist. Their name comes from one of their earliest and archetypal applications, tool and die work, where they were used to create the precise contours of dies or molds. Especially before the advent of widespread CNC usage, they were heavily relied upon for contouring via manual skill comparable to a sculptor's. CNC now provides much of the contouring for die and mold interior surfaces, but die grinders are still very useful for hundreds of cutting needs, from sculpture-like contouring in the absence of CNC, to cut-off of bar stock, to any of the cutting and grinding needs of fabrication, such as in the work of welders, boilermakers, millwrights, ironworkers (steel erectors), sheet metal workers (such as auto body workers and HVAC technicians), to woodworking (especially cabinet making), hacking, and other hobby or business pursuits. Die grinders are often used for engraving, cylinder head porting, and general shaping of a part.[1]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yDjwjjuoo4 
Making A Marking Gauge (fast, also how to make dowel too)n

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdJnF4do3f8
wood vice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcGaHHIQ52Y 
Making a Simple Marking Gauge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esy25rsWtl4 
How to cut a lap joint with saw and chisel - An exercise in paring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GL_r9FG2Ak 
How To Make Your Own Housing Joint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgQC1NY_TaY 
How to create a strong mitre joint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxvOepMFtb  

 Butt Joint

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgoCqMKIQ3M

Accurate dowel joint. Simple, fast, and easy.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOEYimvaQz4

How to Make Mortise and Tenon Joints with Hand Tools


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lipkjmhDGQw  
Traditional Woodworking Demonstration - Joining (Dovetail & Mortise and Tenon) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqpOLVZFzps
hand crank sander

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIZBwT-VDBY
sharpening an axe  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PptWUQ-p-jE
tenon joint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVzkq7_MP60
sharpening chainsaw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEDPRmYV3dA
loose tenon joint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3qXaz3B0jU 
butterfly joints

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0y3M2h_za8
biscuit joints

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9OY0yO1L-M

parafin is applied to end grain to slow down drying process so it doesnt crack, otherwise its not useful, only gd for firewood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8daFBzR5ThE

wood juice? soak for a few days!
cactus juice!


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Red car / Fire Truck :: 1941 Horch 853




"In November 1945, a team of Brno, Czech Republic purchased this vehicle built in 1941 Horch 853 Sportcabriolet. The car was rebuilt in a fast delivery of fire of six people and the fire engine at the contact point brigade." More photos: http://www.diecast.org/.../forums/lounge/viewMessage.asp...

 



Psychiatrist letter to the young, on FB :: On Fifty shades of grey

Shuengit Chow  

There has been quite a few movies out about bdsm/ various "refined forms of sex play" whether in private home, or clubs, or formal semi-public scenarios, and, also in virtual worlds - very well made, high quality graphics - many many types of play acting... apparently its a game favored by intellectuals - the movie I havent seen it - but because it is a movie, its main purpose is to make commercial success, its not there to "teach" you anything or "cure" you etc. From all the talk, I doubt its anything more than populariing the "thrill" of unknown for the general public. As for bdsm etc, there are famous court cases and report/ficitonal/docu accounts of real life stories a few years ago - concerning a banker and his lover - that is probably as much reality as you will get. And such stories are usually sordid at the expense of the weaker person in the story. Young people /20+ students often talk about bdsm as "playing sm". Its got a hidden glamour of a sort. Another movie which was banned for many years in UK, for cruelty, for a long time is "La Maitresse" with Depardieu and Bulle Ogier. However, I do think, if nobody even heard of it, the attraction is probably is stronger still. There are also sub culture - like bondage practices - in the documentary, by a documentary film maker. " practices; by Hito Steyerl, Detail from "Lovely Andrea", 2007. The world of profit making through sex, images, practices. One of the photographer said, the more the police restricts, bans these publications, the better the sales. Once its not banned, the business goes down hill.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

吹鼓吹小站 主頁 Qin music web

吹鼓吹小站 主頁

http://suona.com/forum/search_results_posts.asp?SearchID=20150215190237&KW=%B8%AF%C3v%C1o

Chinese music news

台北古琴入班; 葛瀚聰 quick paced guqin

新竹古琴教學.新竹市中央路三巷59號~
合真琴社.http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/bohome705
03-5224120

葛瀚聰2007古琴獨奏音樂會~玄聲2

quick paced guqin

 


 

 

 

台北古琴入班新開班,學古琴第一次上課狀況分享

 http://guqin888.blogspot.fr/2014/07/blog-post_30.html

王海燕
http://1www.tnua.edu.tw/~TNUA_MUSIC/members/super_pages.php?ID=members2 

文化大學 藝術學院 中國音樂學系
課目名稱:副修:古琴
授課老師:葛瀚聰 專任副教授
交通大學 合開課程
課目名稱:器樂副修:古琴
授課老師:李 講師 等4位
南華大學 人文學院 民族音樂學系
課目名稱:古琴一(Ⅰ) 、古琴一(Ⅱ)
授課老師:張雅婷 講師
臺北醫大 通識教育中心 學士班
課目名稱:古琴與哲學實踐
授課老師:林文琪 專任副教授
臺北藝大 音樂學院 音樂學系 學士班
課目名稱:傳統樂器(古琴)
授課老師:李楓 兼任講師 、張清治 兼任教授
臺北藝大 音樂學院 傳統音樂學系碩士班
課目名稱:主修-古琴
授課老師:王海燕 兼任教授
臺灣大學 文學院 亞洲藝術學程 學士班
課目名稱:古琴音樂欣賞與習作
授課老師:王海燕 兼任教授
臺灣大學 文學院 音樂學研究所 學士班
課目名稱:古琴音樂欣賞與習作
授課老師:王海燕 兼任教授
輔仁大學 社會科學院 宗教碩職 碩士班在職專班
課目名稱:古琴與東方靈修
授課老師:陳德光 專任教授
臺南藝大 一貫制國樂系 學士班
課目名稱:琴歌與詩詞(一) 、琴歌與詩詞〈二〉 、古琴(主、副修)
授課老師:范李彬 老師
佛光大學 通識教育中心 生活美學學門
課目名稱:中國音樂實作與欣賞--古琴入門
授課老師:游麗玉
臺灣藝大 表演藝術學院 中國音樂學系
課目名稱:琴樂初階
授課老師:游麗玉

welding aluminum cans

welding aluminum cans

http://youtu.be/lJksVs2QT5Q (DIY) tig

http://youtu.be/WSnj8AASuFs  (pro on thick stainless steel) tig

http://youtu.be/w4RrDeUKcH4  mig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZv6DCxTfXI  overview of stick, mig and tig , vgd

Saturday, 14 February 2015

周公解夢全書

http://www.ginifab.com/dream/

周公解夢全書

airy church: Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh

Arch2o Reading Between the Lines  Gijs Van Vaerenbergh -1 
In this unique project by Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh, architecture meets art in a beautiful and gentle way. Made with 30 tons of steel and 2000 columns, and on a fundament of armed concrete this unconventional church provides the viewer with unique perspectives and views from each angel.

http://www.arch2o.com/reading-between-the-lines-gijs-van-vaerenbergh/

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Sunday Robot : Playtime 2015, Luxembourg

Sunday Robot : Playtime 2015






More monumental works here: 
 http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2015/02/sgc-2015-monumental-sculptures-etc.html

Book review:繁花*****

繁花 ***** by 金宇澄, 
Shanghai, publ. online as a series, and published as a complete novel in 2012

 in Chinese, 2013, aug.  ed: Ink, Taiwan

Finished reading this unique, beautiful, sparkling book.
Took me a long time, because so many people coming and going
But what a book, from lawyer to hooker, everybody speaks about their lives.
There are external description, dialogue, clean, clip and economical, and super smart.
There characters with the many twists and turns, the strangely pitiful big shots and ill fated pretty girls.
The totally unshy country girls in hair salons
Old men dying, lovers taking leave of one another, fathers and sons, mothers and daughters
Lust, love, and sex.  Factual sex, no frilly romance.

This should a be very good book for an animation film - beautiful patterns, door ways revealing colorful people and clothing suddenly closing turning into a grey square.  Thats really animation technique.
And, of course, could be a film with real people too.

I could imagine different directors treating the novel in each their own ways.
Now, how many novels are capable of this?

Marc Fornes : assemblage+computation

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Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany

Brooklyn, New York

A small studio deploys computational design and digital fabrication to make inventive structures that define space.

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At first glance, the work of Marc Fornes, founder of Brooklyn-based Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany, seems more like sculpture than architecture. His geometrically complex pieces, developed through computational design and fabrication, include museum installations, public art, and pop-up environments. They appear to take their cues from natural forms including those of crustaceans, plants, and wild animals. But Fornes, who is a native of France but moved to New York in 2006 to work for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, insists that his approach is that of an architect rather than a sculptor. TheVeryMany's formal language, he says, is the product of exploiting curvature to make efficient structures. “With each project, we are trying to produce space and structure,” he explains. - See more at: http://archrecord.construction.com/features/designvanguard/2013/1312-Marc-Fornes-TheVeryMany.asp#sthash.ZkVGP3lE.dpuf



Fornes's objects are usually comprised of thousands of flat elements—hence the name TheVeryMany. These are cut with a computer numerical control (CNC) machine from sheets of aluminum and are held together with rivets to form self-supporting skins. And, although they do not provide shelter in the conventional sense, the finished works define space and are often large enough to occupy. One example is Double Agent White, which Fornes designed and built in 2012 while an artist-in-residence at the Atelier Calder in Saché, France. Made of weblike aluminum surfaces describing nine intersecting spheres, it is now at the FRAC Centre in Orléans (record, October 2013, page 80), where visitors can walk under the roughly 11-foot-tall canopy, 20 feet in diameter, and circulate around its supporting “trunks.” - See more at: http://archrecord.construction.com/features/designvanguard/2013/1312-Marc-Fornes-TheVeryMany.asp#sthash.ZkVGP3lE.dpuf


At first glance, the work of Marc Fornes, founder of Brooklyn-based Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany, seems more like sculpture than architecture. His geometrically complex pieces, developed through computational design and fabrication, include museum installations, public art, and pop-up environments. They appear to take their cues from natural forms including those of crustaceans, plants, and wild animals. But Fornes, who is a native of France but moved to New York in 2006 to work for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, insists that his approach is that of an architect rather than a sculptor. TheVeryMany's formal language, he says, is the product of exploiting curvature to make efficient structures. “With each project, we are trying to produce space and structure,” he explains. - See more at: http://archrecord.construction.com/features/designvanguard/2013/1312-Marc-Fornes-TheVeryMany.asp#sthash.ZkVGP3lE.dpuf

At first glance, the work of Marc Fornes, founder of Brooklyn-based Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany, seems more like sculpture than architecture. His geometrically complex pieces, developed through computational design and fabrication, include museum installations, public art, and pop-up environments. They appear to take their cues from natural forms including those of crustaceans, plants, and wild animals. But Fornes, who is a native of France but moved to New York in 2006 to work for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, insists that his approach is that of an architect rather than a sculptor. TheVeryMany's formal language, he says, is the product of exploiting curvature to make efficient structures. “With each project, we are trying to produce space and structure,” he explains. - See more at: http://archrecord.construction.com/features/designvanguard/2013/1312-Marc-Fornes-TheVeryMany.asp#sthash.ZkVGP3lE.dpuf
Photo © Guillaume Blanc

Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany

Brooklyn, New York

A small studio deploys computational design and digital fabrication to make inventive structures that define space.

- See more at: http://archrecord.construction.com/features/designvanguard/2013/1312-Marc-Fornes-TheVeryMany.asp#sthash.ZkVGP3lE.dpuf
Photo © Guillaume Blanc

Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany

Brooklyn, New York

A small studio deploys computational design and digital fabrication to make inventive structures that define space.

By Joann Gonchar, AIA

At first glance, the work of Marc Fornes, founder of Brooklyn-based Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany, seems more like sculpture than architecture. His geometrically complex pieces, developed through computational design and fabrication, include museum installations, public art, and pop-up environments. They appear to take their cues from natural forms including those of crustaceans, plants, and wild animals. But Fornes, who is a native of France but moved to New York in 2006 to work for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, insists that his approach is that of an architect rather than a sculptor. TheVeryMany's formal language, he says, is the product of exploiting curvature to make efficient structures. “With each project, we are trying to produce space and structure,” he explains.
Fornes's objects are usually comprised of thousands of flat elements—hence the name TheVeryMany. These are cut with a computer numerical control (CNC) machine from sheets of aluminum and are held together with rivets to form self-supporting skins. And, although they do not provide shelter in the conventional sense, the finished works define space and are often large enough to occupy. One example is Double Agent White, which Fornes designed and built in 2012 while an artist-in-residence at the Atelier Calder in Saché, France. Made of weblike aluminum surfaces describing nine intersecting spheres, it is now at the FRAC Centre in Orléans (record, October 2013, page 80), where visitors can walk under the roughly 11-foot-tall canopy, 20 feet in diameter, and circulate around its supporting “trunks.”
Although Fornes has not yet completed any buildings, his projects nevertheless involve a host of practical, real-world concerns. For instance, TheVeryMany served as executive architect for a pop-up store at Selfridges in London that was the product of a collaboration between artist Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton. Here, Fornes had to devise components that would be small and light enough to easily maneuver inside the department store, but also large enough to minimize the need for on-site assembly. The resulting environment, which features elements reminiscent of pumpkins or sea urchins perforated by Kusama's signature dots, represents a technical innovation, says Fornes. It is the first self-supported carbon-fiber shell used in a work of architecture.
Fornes and his team of five employees—all of whom are trained as architects—perform almost every stage of the work themselves. They take each project from conceptual design through development of fabrication files, and they ultimately assemble the pieces on-site. Only one step—the cutting and milling—is performed by others. This process, says Fornes, gives him tight control over the finished product.
TheVeryMany has begun to win more traditional types of architectural commissions: the firm was recently selected for an open-air theater in Columbia, Maryland, and has a house under construction in Fornes's hometown of Strasbourg. Fornes hopes that as his projects grow in size and complexity, there will still be opportunities to build smaller-scale pieces. These are the kinds of projects, he says, that allow him to keep testing new ideas in design and fabrication.
- See more at: http://archrecord.construction.com/features/designvanguard/2013/1312-Marc-Fornes-TheVeryMany.asp#sthash.ZkVGP3lE.dpuf
Photo © Guillaume Blanc

Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany

Brooklyn, New York

A small studio deploys computational design and digital fabrication to make inventive structures that define space.

By Joann Gonchar, AIA

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At first glance, the work of Marc Fornes, founder of Brooklyn-based Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany, seems more like sculpture than architecture. His geometrically complex pieces, developed through computational design and fabrication, include museum installations, public art, and pop-up environments. They appear to take their cues from natural forms including those of crustaceans, plants, and wild animals. But Fornes, who is a native of France but moved to New York in 2006 to work for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, insists that his approach is that of an architect rather than a sculptor. TheVeryMany's formal language, he says, is the product of exploiting curvature to make efficient structures. “With each project, we are trying to produce space and structure,” he explains.
Fornes's objects are usually comprised of thousands of flat elements—hence the name TheVeryMany. These are cut with a computer numerical control (CNC) machine from sheets of aluminum and are held together with rivets to form self-supporting skins. And, although they do not provide shelter in the conventional sense, the finished works define space and are often large enough to occupy. One example is Double Agent White, which Fornes designed and built in 2012 while an artist-in-residence at the Atelier Calder in Saché, France. Made of weblike aluminum surfaces describing nine intersecting spheres, it is now at the FRAC Centre in Orléans (record, October 2013, page 80), where visitors can walk under the roughly 11-foot-tall canopy, 20 feet in diameter, and circulate around its supporting “trunks.”
Although Fornes has not yet completed any buildings, his projects nevertheless involve a host of practical, real-world concerns. For instance, TheVeryMany served as executive architect for a pop-up store at Selfridges in London that was the product of a collaboration between artist Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton. Here, Fornes had to devise components that would be small and light enough to easily maneuver inside the department store, but also large enough to minimize the need for on-site assembly. The resulting environment, which features elements reminiscent of pumpkins or sea urchins perforated by Kusama's signature dots, represents a technical innovation, says Fornes. It is the first self-supported carbon-fiber shell used in a work of architecture.
Fornes and his team of five employees—all of whom are trained as architects—perform almost every stage of the work themselves. They take each project from conceptual design through development of fabrication files, and they ultimately assemble the pieces on-site. Only one step—the cutting and milling—is performed by others. This process, says Fornes, gives him tight control over the finished product.
TheVeryMany has begun to win more traditional types of architectural commissions: the firm was recently selected for an open-air theater in Columbia, Maryland, and has a house under construction in Fornes's hometown of Strasbourg. Fornes hopes that as his projects grow in size and complexity, there will still be opportunities to build smaller-scale pieces. These are the kinds of projects, he says, that allow him to keep testing new ideas in design and fabrication.
- See more at: http://archrecord.construction.com/features/designvanguard/2013/1312-Marc-Fornes-TheVeryMany.asp#sthash.ZkVGP3lE.dpuf
Photo © Guillaume Blanc

Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany

Brooklyn, New York

A small studio deploys computational design and digital fabrication to make inventive structures that define space.

By Joann Gonchar, AIA

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At first glance, the work of Marc Fornes, founder of Brooklyn-based Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany, seems more like sculpture than architecture. His geometrically complex pieces, developed through computational design and fabrication, include museum installations, public art, and pop-up environments. They appear to take their cues from natural forms including those of crustaceans, plants, and wild animals. But Fornes, who is a native of France but moved to New York in 2006 to work for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, insists that his approach is that of an architect rather than a sculptor. TheVeryMany's formal language, he says, is the product of exploiting curvature to make efficient structures. “With each project, we are trying to produce space and structure,” he explains.
Fornes's objects are usually comprised of thousands of flat elements—hence the name TheVeryMany. These are cut with a computer numerical control (CNC) machine from sheets of aluminum and are held together with rivets to form self-supporting skins. And, although they do not provide shelter in the conventional sense, the finished works define space and are often large enough to occupy. One example is Double Agent White, which Fornes designed and built in 2012 while an artist-in-residence at the Atelier Calder in Saché, France. Made of weblike aluminum surfaces describing nine intersecting spheres, it is now at the FRAC Centre in Orléans (record, October 2013, page 80), where visitors can walk under the roughly 11-foot-tall canopy, 20 feet in diameter, and circulate around its supporting “trunks.”
Although Fornes has not yet completed any buildings, his projects nevertheless involve a host of practical, real-world concerns. For instance, TheVeryMany served as executive architect for a pop-up store at Selfridges in London that was the product of a collaboration between artist Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton. Here, Fornes had to devise components that would be small and light enough to easily maneuver inside the department store, but also large enough to minimize the need for on-site assembly. The resulting environment, which features elements reminiscent of pumpkins or sea urchins perforated by Kusama's signature dots, represents a technical innovation, says Fornes. It is the first self-supported carbon-fiber shell used in a work of architecture.
Fornes and his team of five employees—all of whom are trained as architects—perform almost every stage of the work themselves. They take each project from conceptual design through development of fabrication files, and they ultimately assemble the pieces on-site. Only one step—the cutting and milling—is performed by others. This process, says Fornes, gives him tight control over the finished product.
TheVeryMany has begun to win more traditional types of architectural commissions: the firm was recently selected for an open-air theater in Columbia, Maryland, and has a house under construction in Fornes's hometown of Strasbourg. Fornes hopes that as his projects grow in size and complexity, there will still be opportunities to build smaller-scale pieces. These are the kinds of projects, he says, that allow him to keep testing new ideas in design and fabrication.
- See more at: http://archrecord.construction.com/features/designvanguard/2013/1312-Marc-Fornes-TheVeryMany.asp#sthash.ZkVGP3lE.dpuf