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

Monday, 21 March 2016

Film Review: Festival des films de femmes 2016/// The Empire of Shame (Samsung story) ***; Tour of Duty ***half; Grandma LoFi; In Three Acts **half

Festival des films de femmes 2016

The Empire of Shame (Samsung story) ***
Documentary revealing the hell thats behind our Samsung phones and computers.

Tour of Duty (Comfort women story) ***half
Documentary about Asian women forced to work as sex worker during war times.  Those who have gone and married US soldiers and found not much of a better life, those who stayed home and be independant, refused to be leached by men, those children who are the unions of soldiers and local women, some disowned, left at orphanage.  The longing for a mother and the hardship of integrating into very conservative Asian society.  Poetically shot, with v clear straight forward information, no soft edging - its tragedy right from the start.  These longings will be impossible to fulfil.  Mother wanting daughters to understand.  Children wanting to find their mothers.  Successful comfort women in business still finds dis illusion in love - just like any women from around the world.  The sequence on abortion was so good.  This woman is a v v strong spirit with human integrity.  She would have made it in whatever position she found herself.  Very very gd, v v courageous women.  

There are v v gd details.  We see her opening her shop, eating straight out of the pot, talking straight to the metis woman that, "shes probably dead. (...dont waste your energy)"  Raining on abandonned concrete shed blocks that shows many many night bar joints. Simple boxes.  Even when new would have been a bit sordid with American soldiers loneliness trying to be fulfilled w soft Asian women... the black and white photo is gd, we see actually what a prettier moment might have been.  The sequence with the metis looking for mom, wearing a red ruffled found dress... old mirrors...  All v v gd with no nonsense endless walks through the neighbourhood.  The art brut painter lady prefers to live in this rainy leaky hut rather than have to stay in us with an even colder/estranged human environment.  We see that her home is v clean and tidy, she is an esthetically oriented person.  And her monologue to her daughter is v sensitive.  Read by someone with a Korean accent English.  V v gd.  The expression on the woman face - of the restaurant owner, is v v gd.  She seemed to be looking into the moments of the various times of abortion.  Her description of the under term babies being dragged out of the wombs.  Like timeless, an existential moment of looking into the future / and past.  Timelessness in her face.

Tragedy cannot be avoided because the situation is created that there will be problems... life, blood, sweat and tears; and understanding.

video trailer 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmybqF0M_Zg


Grandma LoFi (homemade cds by a grandmother) ***
Vintage style, charming, handmade cd, music, kitchen sounds, hand made drawings... a kind of naive music style - almost Art Brut of music.  Cute, charming.  

This film inspired me to look up other composers/musicians that I have long forgotten.
Like, Applebaum, and all the beat box/ percussion/ word artist/ poetic sounds.

An atelier linked to/inspired by this film with 2 musicians leading 15 participants to create a short sound piece which was performed in the reception hall for all visitors.
Instruments used were mostly percussive, banging metal, bottle w seeds, scratching, whisks, chopsticks, survival blankets, elastic over paper tubes... 




In Three Acts  **half
Drama film ‧ 1h 16m
Director: Lúcia Murat
Very gentle dancer /dancing talking about aging, dying. Feminine, full of grace. Gently gently, we see the Catholics /Christians view of dying. Why such a name for a rather beautifully elegant nice body movement film?  I think if the director have used another less "umbrella-envelope" name, more people might have gone to see this docu drama.


Tuesday, 8 March 2016

好奇藝術 Kunstkammer 88: Guqin : Contemporary art and culture

好奇藝術 Kunstkammer 88: Guqin : Contemporary art and culture

Artist-Researcher: 
Shuengit Natasha Chow/ Swannjie Chow

Guqin : contemporary Art and Culture
DGM (Digital Guqin Museum) 

DGM (Digital Guqin Museum)
started in 2007, as a 3d virtual reality/ physical reality research creation project - as a testing research field using the platform of multiple player online game engine virtual reality Secondlife.

Pre-history:
1   1996 - John Thompson played guqin at Francois Picard's home, professor of musicologie at Sorbonne, Paris.  

2   1997 - invited by Lau Chor Wah - to film their guqin making activity at Choi Fook Gai - a Hong Kong guqin making studio, to test the first generation of digital handycam (job for CUHK).  30mn film "HK guqin players"

History of research-creation:
3   2000 - Guqin conference in Changshu, where 200+ guqin players, master players, younger researchers all attended.  DVD of Guqin interactive play project presented at the conference

4   Introduction of Digital Technology for promotion and preservation of Guqin art and culture.  Presented at first conference of Unesco on the guqin in 2001?  (ref here)

5  2004-2006 - Designed and created Half Hundun, Handscroll qin with assistance from Tian Shuang Kun, Zheng MingZhong. (ref here)
   1  Invited Prof Chen Changlin to collaborate on Guqin work, promotion and        
       development of art and culture of guqin using Digital Technology.
   2   2004  Interactive music score works:  1::: Pale Ink, and 2::: Zebrafish; with Teo 
       KhengChong (Pale Ink) (Hong Kong guqin master and professor at APA), and Wang      
       Duo (Zebrafish) (Suzhou guqin master and professor at Beijing University/ Suzhou 
       University)
   3  Presented both work at Shanghai Museum.  (ref. here)

   4  Visited Pang GuoHui string making studio

6  2007 Digital Guqin Museum virtual reality/physical reality project.
Swannjie is an avatar who presents art and culture of guqin to the online sl community.
Concerts were given upon invitation at Chinese culture festivals, research conference, real life/virtual reality musical events (Transmusical at Rennes)

7  2009 Digital Guqin Museum Huakui Mobile Music House 10% presented in Taiwan.

8  2009 summer, learnt to play guqin at Zhao JiaZhen guqin art center in Beijing.  Teacher from Central Conservatory Music, Beijing.  (One month intensive group lessons: 6 in class. Half a day everyday for one month.)

Visited Wang Peng's studio
Visited Tian Shuang Kun's studio

9  2010 Tainan National University of the Arts, Plastic Arts Graduate Research Institute - taught virtual reality story telling

10  2011-2024 Tainan National University of the Arts, Animation and Film Graduate Research Institute - taught art directing/cult film/ story telling.  

11  Publication of virtual reality DGM work at SL conference (best paper), and professional Guqin conference (see ref. color reproduction of research conference proceeding with sl Picture Book)

12  2010 Tainan National University of the Arts, Chinese Musical Instrument Studio under direction of Shan ZheYuan(verify spelling) - created xyz #1, #2 guqins after the Shosoin model in Nara.

Presented xyz Qin Research Creation at Chime, Leiden 2012

13  2015 dec worlds first Carbon Fiber guqin prototype - presented at Guqin conference in Beijing.
Advisors: Shan ZhiYuan (Taiwan), Tian Shuang Kun and many other specialists of guqin makers met at conference.

Visited Suxin silk string studio
Met inventor of new tuning peg.(ref here)

14  2016 First Carbon Fiber Guqin official launch; and first "Who's in the Qin?" (Qin Zhong Ren 琴中人) Qin launch (original creation: Shuengit Chow).  projected date : May 2016

15  Exhibition of Qin Collection of DGM - first: in virtual world+physical space.  2016


1- Fu Xi style: guqin maker: Zhang Jian Hua, Beijing
2- Original design and realisation : Half Hundun style, 
3- Original design and realisation : Handscroll style : guqin maker: Shuengit Chow
4- Zhong Ni style : Wang Peng, Beijing
5- Zhong Ni style : Tian ShuangKun, Beijing
6- Sheng Nong style : xyz#1 (fir) Original research : guqin maker: Shuengit Chow, assisted by Shen zhiyuan, Taiwan
7- Sheng Nong style : xyz#2 (paulawnia)  Original research : guqin maker: Shuengit Chow, assisted by Shen zhiyuan, Taiwan
8- Sheng Nong style : xyz#3 (to be 3d printed with gd accoustic material)  Original research : guqin maker: Shuengit Chow. (on-going)
9- Half Hundun style: carbon fiber guqin : Shuengit Chow (needs to be perfected)
10- Sheng Nong style : carbon fiber guqin : Shuengit Chow (projected date: May 2016)
11- "Who's in the Qin?  琴中人" style : original creation : Shuengit Chow, execution: Tian ShuangKun (projected date: May 2016)

Saturday, 5 March 2016

好奇藝術 Kunstkammer 70: Mobile Walk-in HuaKui Cube Sculpture; Adopt a Cube! 2009 - ongoing


好奇藝術 Kunstkammer 70: Mobile Walk-in HuaKui Cube Sculpture; Adopt a Cube!
Adopt a Cube Project: 2009 - ongoing

HuaKui Cube Project :  Building Blocks for Mobile Small Walk-in Sculptures 


Details here:

http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2010/04/huahui-mobilemusic-housetwo-live.html


Cube List + url + Patronage/ Sponsors/ Adopters


1  Etienne, France ::    
2  Maria, Austria :: 18April2010
3  Fleche Xeno, Oregon, US :: 27Apr2010
4   Miranor Kraus, Japan :: 27Apr2010
http://cyberaquarium.slmame.com
5  Tania Mouraud, France, 28Apr2010, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkmFgQ9fM94
6  Yooma Mayo, Japan, 28 Apr 2010, http://www.wormwheel.com/gallerysyrup/
7  Hamlet Au, USA, 28Apr2010, http://nwn.blogs.com/
8  Leonel Morgado, Portugal, 28Apr2010, http://home.utad.pt/~leonelm/
9  Jeannie and Jimmy Scott, USA, 28Apr2010, www.jimmyscottofficialwebsite.org
10  WangXiang Tuxing, France, 28Apr2010, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9jzCqCrOME
11  Ayiki Takakura, Belgium, 29Apr2010, http://www.live-agora.com
12  Lai Hui Ling, Taiwan, 30Apr2010
13  Prita S, Indonesia, 30Apr2010
14  Somine L, Korea-Paris, 30Apr2010, http://lesbijouxdesomine.blogspot.com/
15  Saito, Tokyo,30Apr2010, http://mistic.slmame.com/
16  Juni L Yeung, Toronto, Canada, 30Apr2010, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZrwx-cvvY4
17  Aw Gregan, France, 1may2010; http://matthieu.walraet.net/
18  WangXiang Tuxing, France, 1may2010, http://wangxiang.wordpress.com/
19  Hilda M, HongKong,1May2010, http://www.bopomofun.com
20  Hilda M, HongKong,1May2010 http://www.bopomofun.com
21  Hilda M, HongKong,1May2010 http://www.bopomofun.com
22  Hilda M, HongKong,1May2010 http://www.bopomofun.com
23  Hilda M, HongKong,1May2010 http://www.bopomofun.com
24  Hilda M, HongKong,1May2010 http://www.bopomofun.com
25  Julien Durand, Paris, France, 1May2010,
26  Don Chow, Vancouver-Tokyo, Japan, 2May2010,
27  Darknekro, Roubaix, France, 3May2010, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogqx4covvV0
28  Henry, NYC, US, 4May2010 http://www.henryshoots.com/blog/
29  Prof Lai Hui Ling, I-Shou University, Taiwan 
30  Artistide Despres, Amsterdam, Netherland, 5May2010, http://artist-id.blogspot.com/
31  In Yan, Tokyo, Japan, 5May2010,
http://www.facebook.com/mitsubuchi
32  Prof Gary Zabel, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 6May2010
33. CoreSl, HK-Polytechnic University, Department of Applied Social Sciences, 7May2010,http://slurl.com/secondlife/HKPolyU%20Campus/102/157/26/
34  Prof Marie-Paule MacDonald, University of Waterloo, Department of Architecture. 7May2010
35  Dep Avro, Kobe, Japan, 7May2010
36  Pyewacket, Melbourne, Australia, 7May2010
37  Esme Qunhua, Vermont, US and Entropy Hax, Nottingham, UK, 7May2010, http://absolutecomputingvt.com/entesdesigns
38  Rob Harrison, US, 7May2010, http://harrisonarchitects.com/projects 
39  lizsolo, Newfoundland, Canada, 7May2010
40 Teksah Pinazzo, Toronto, Canada, 8May2010, http://teksah.wordpress.com/
41  Bonvibre Gans, University of Buffalo, Department of Mathematics, US 12May2010, http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/index.html
42  Sophie Kasei, Paris, France, 16May2010
43  Jesse D Thompson, US, graduate of the Gwen Frostic School of Fine Arts, Digital Artist living in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA; 17May2010.http://cfa.wmich.edu/art/#
44  VIRTLANTIS, Free Language Learning Empowered by Oxford School for English, School in rl, Netherlands, 17May2010,http://www.SLEnglish.comhttp://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA%20VIRTLANTIS/244/84/25
45  Oxford School for English, Real Life Language School, Goeppingen, Germany, 17May2010, http://www.oxfordschool.de
46  Engredients, eLearning Ingredients Solutions, School in Real Life, Netherlands, 17May2010, http://www.engredients.com
48  Colette S, Paris, France, 21May2010
49  Wotthe Dickins, University of Brighton, UK, Master Arts Digital Media Arts, 24May2010
50  Armelle A, Gagny, France, 2June2010
51  Maelis Durand, Paris, France, 2June2010
52  14June2010 : Dr. Allen Partridge, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Department of Communication Media, url: Virtually Human Investigations, Firmament (203, 103, 29)
53  sm 14June2010
54  sm 14June2010
55  sm 14June2010
56  sm 14June2010
57  HM
58  Juliette Chiu 27June2010
59  Don Chow, Tokyo, Japan, 6July2010; http://www.mixcloud.com/onusound/ams-superdubstep-mix-1/
60  Patricia Z, Switzerland, 8June2011 Alexandria 
61  Patricia Z, Switzerland, 8June2011 Frederico
62  Patricia Z, Switzerland, 6July2010
63  Patricia Z, Switzerland, 6July2010
64  SHAN Zeng, HangZhou/Berlin, 29Oct2010 
65  Christopher Evans, London, England, 6Dec2010 http://www.shinjig.com
66  Christopher Evans, London, England, 6Dec2010 http://princescharities.org/
67  Joseph T., 11Jan2015, 
68  Alan C., 11Jan2015
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497  Han Dynasty wood figurines, musicians.  Musee Guimet. 2015

498  "33 artists in 3Acts", Sarah Thornton, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmCTBzZHakg
499  Zen Story by Londoner Monk:Eric Johns


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Friday, 4 March 2016

好奇藝術 Kunstkammer 69 : Paul Klee's notebook, and the art of reading


好奇藝術 Kunstkammer 69 : Paul Klee's notebook, and the art of reading.

http://www.openculture.com/2016/03/3900-pages-of-paul-klees-personal-notebooks-are-now-online.html



























Paul Klee led an artistic life that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, but he kept his aesthetic sensibility tuned to the future. Because of that, much of the Swiss-German Bauhaus-associated painter’s work, which at its most distinctive defines its own category of abstraction, still exudes a vitality today.