Pagan Poetry was brought to life by Diane Schuh, a french landscape architect and artisan/sculptor. Her designs are mainly influenced by ethnology, shamanism and native cultures such as the Inuit. Each of her pieces is a wearable representation of these cultures and traditions.
Mainly working with simple and modest materials such as brass or copper, she has the ability to manipulate these to create completely unique pieces of jewelry such as amulets, necklaces, collars or even a body harness.
On Sunday, November 16th, multi-instrumentalist Danish electronic artist Trentemøller performed at Chicago's Park West Venue. Anders Trentemøller is a Copenhagen based producer who started his musical career in the late 1990's with different indie-rock projects before delving into electronic music in 2006 with the release of his innovative debut album The Last Resort. With tracks such as “Take Me Into Your Skin”, “Vamp”, “Moan” and “Miss You”, The Last
The show at Chicago’s Park West opened with the maximal electronic industrial piece “Still on Fire”, a track off the latest 2014 album titled Lost, then worked its way into the more minimal “Miss You”. Each song merged into the next seamlessly creating an ethereal cinematic score for the night.
Resort is a fusion of abstract, minimal ambient sounds methodically composed together to create dark and disturbingly beautiful sonic experiences. Four years later Trentemøller released Into the Great Wide Yonder, the second album building on the melancholic sounds from the last but with the addition of Marie Fisker’s hauntingly seductive vocals in songs such as “Sycamore Feeling” and “Even Though You’re With Another Girl”.
Visually the set had an avant-garde mesh installation that rose up from the ground midway through the show. This combined with haze and light projections allowed for an intimate yet immersive audiovisual experience with the musicians on stage.
Unique mixture of granite stones, concrete columns and slender stalactite the Cisterns are a major challenge for the arts. In 'Andante' exhibition artist Christian Lemmerz attempts to fill the space in a beautiful way.
Location plays its own role in the exhibition entitled 'Andante' from the music where it denotes a quiet, gradual pace.
The Cisterns can hold 16 million litters of water, which they did until 1933, but even today, water seeps into the rooms and collects in large puddles that favourably reflects Lemmerz' light formations in the middle of the darkness. Darkness was complete - in the first several minutes - where you couldn't barely see a meter ahead.
Candles sticking small holes into nothingness, indicating particularly beautiful places in the halls, which offers both stalactites and strange protrusions.
It appears as a large living sculpture - a sea of candles that illuminates the dramatic staging.
Lemmerz` artistic approach is and will be as clean aesthetics and an empty ritual of silent drama.
CA lives and works in Munich. His paintings are deeply influenced by the old Japanese aesthetic principle of Wabi Sabi, which sees beauty in the fleeting and grace in imperfection and is characterised by both, melancholia and a certain vitality which only exists in focusing the present.
CA uses acrylic colours which he mixes with natural materials like ash or sand to achieve multiple layers of textures and structure as a distinctive feature of all his work. Mostly collected on the ocher fields of La Pro- vence, the sand is being processed along with little stones, pine needles and small parts of wood to retain its natural composition.
To appreciate the fading nature of all things instead of fighting it, to realize the beauty in imperfection and to value individual expression and attention to detail as crucial creative principles mirror the life of CA which in turn becomes visible in his art.
His exclusive sales exhibition, installed in the private showroom of hide[m] in Munich is displayed from November 10th 2014 until January 31st 2015. By appointment only.
Eternal sense of quantum leap in this Ray Of Light installation showing top model Carmen Kass as an hologram flying over ethereal dimensions. Fascinated by science at wide - from physics to human
ones - filmmaker Asa Mader delivers this
experimental perception of a woman travelling a somber yet luxurious black hole in search for a source of pure light. Atmospheric energies to complete this scavenger hunt
in a crave for refined origins.
Panoramic 35-meter holographic projections shown in the Piazza Strozzi in Florence during the sartorial summits Firenze4Ever and Pitti Immagine Uomo
2012, Asa Mader's collaboration - with
luxury fashion label Jay Ahr’s Artistic Director Jonathan Riss and FashionLab, an experimental design center for 3D technologies, and Dassault Systèmes - tastes like forever never dies.
The brand new Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris is for eight nights the venue for Kraftwerk's performances revisiting their eight albums as a 3D visual experimentation.
Embodying the cornerstone of electronic music, the band would face a crowd of insiders masked in plastik-paper glasses, 7 to 77. Strong manifestations of joy and amazement would turn into the whole panel of childlike onomatopoeia. All of us, big kids in front of the Christmas Tree - opening side after side the wrapping paper containing here a
collectible miniature train or a remote-controlled car, there a A.I. metallic robot who would end up marrying the fanciest seventies plastic doll-model in some directing for toys. As yes we believe that allowing yourself to outdated passions is above all a sign of human intelligence and taste. Turning us all, children of once upon a time, into creative people.
Behind the plastic is the flesh, under the metallic skeleton flows the blood - warm & blessed from the atomic nuisance - under the robots are the emotional beings - filled with souvenirs and a taste for sharing it with the young generations. Old-fashioned transcending the time space to gather a discernible craze - the Technopop 3D live operates a mutation on a double impact: the show as we have known it upgraded to other dimensions; the way the public would perceive this shift.
And in front of a polished graphism, simple yet refined animations of the soundtrack of some troubled moments of history. Sovietik visions, psyche hallucinations of black and white interpretation, computerized desires, autobahn of a colorful mood, misleading train tracks blurring one’s mind. No human substance to fill the eyes - not before the replay of Das Model at least - but a fierce ability to reach the sensitive strings of our rational substance.
Precursors without a doubt, Kraftwerk starts where the musical science surpasses the fiction. Travelling back to their anti-nuclear research laboratory to remember that the best qualifier to describe their works shall naturally be science-fictional. This intangible notion under which visionaries explain in advance to their contemporaries what the future will be. If in SOME/THINGS' position over the place of the artists, there's no such concept as being a fan - thus from time to time a deep respect for founding fathers
and innovative genius can clearly be deciphered. No doubts the emotions enhanced by Kraftwerk 3D's performance will stick in our memories and in our eyes shining of sweet nostalgia. Golden-Age syndrome? We would rather satisfy our artistic choices by witnessing what happens around us now - and this event proved that lie somewhere lively particles of hope ready to explode anytime and calling for the edge of a new artistic-humanistic era.