Archive for December, 2008

In an ideal world

December 18, 2008

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In an ideal world I would grow by eating mushrooms, get money by jumping at brick blocks and have one main enemy, who I can defeat by jumping on his head, throwing blocks at him or pushing him into the fire .

In an ideal world I would have lots of little creatures, who help me cope with the challenges that lie ahead of me. I would also have 4 loyal friends who would fight instead of me, and sacrifice themself with the aim of getting me through life.

In an ideal world I would know that there are 8 worlds, I need to survive, if I fail, I have three more attempts and in the end I would be greeted by a princess who would give me a kiss and a trophy. And if I do something really stupid, like jumping into a trench, I would always have another try.

I would also have a moustache.

On that note…

December 14, 2008

I´m impressed by his reactions though.

Somewhere

December 11, 2008

Is the name of a multi-disciplinary creative company run by artists Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie.

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I discovered them by watching Bata-ville, a film about a coach trip to the origins of the Bata-shoe making empire – Zlín in the Czech Republic. Former employees and “others” are led on a journey, which first seems like a holiday trip but soon becomes much more than that. “We are not afraid of the future”, the founders Thomas Batas maxime, hangs as a question above the whole “adventure”. The documentary is easy to watch and entertaining but still there is a lot more to it.

It left me curious as to what other projects they did. And I really like every single one…all projects have something artistic to it but still provoke, propose a question or trigger thoughts of some sort. I also like how they often seem to integrate everyday people into their projects.

Nina Pope is also tutor in the Design Interaction Department at the RCA. I need to have a tutorial.

http://www.somewhere.org.uk/

Un Concert à Emporter

December 7, 2008

Whoever loves music, and everything that surrounds it – this project is amazing.

My favourites…

Bon Iver

Beirut

The Arcade Fire

http://www.blogotheque.net/

Yumm….

WIP Show Impressions

December 6, 2008

Royal College of Art | 9th – 14th December 2008

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The Land of Cockaygne | Ann + Yoonna

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Work In Progress Part 2

December 5, 2008

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We created this website for our Work In Progress Show. It´s almost set up – more pictures soon.

http://www.landofcockaygne.com/

What is the ideal world?
How realistic is Utopia?
Or is that a contradiction in itself?

Every second new developments take place the world over.
Newspapers mirror the social currents of time.
Can mixing the information together randomly give it a new significance?

Utopia is interpreted as being a “no-place land.”
The Internet can also be considered as a “no-place.”
It is virtual, not physical.
In fact, it is a super-democratic micro-world.

This project provides us with our own personal playground.
It doesn’t make sense – or maybe it does?
This is our Land of Cockaygne.
Everyone is invited to add to it.

Work In Progress Show Teaser

December 1, 2008

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One of many images created for the Work In Progress Show at the RCA next week.

More information to follow shortly.

9th – 14th December 2008 | Royal College of Art | London