Jan 20, 2014
Austrian sound artist and architect Bernhard Leitner designed and built the public art space Le Cylindre Sonore in 1987. This project combines architecture and sound design into one, creating a space to listen.
"Le Cylindre Sonore is embedded in a bamboo garden, a valley-like, sunken landscape in the Parisian Parc de la Villette. A sound architecture commissioned and implemented as piece of public art, as intervention artistique, for the Section IV of the park. The upper end of the double cylinder is at the same level as the bordering allees. Coming from the park, one descends a long stairway into the sound space before actually entering the garden. On leaving it, one once again walks through the sound space before one ascends to the park situated on a higher level.
The sound that can be heard from the outside attracts the passersby, inviting them to stop and focus on the static and stationary form. A closed architecture, only covered by the open sky, intended as a conscious delimitation from the spatious park. A cylindric space that allows a concentrated listening of the place, a contemplative rediscovery of oneself in transcendence of the place."
- quoting from Archdaily.com
Jan 17, 2014
Thanks everyone, Overlap keeps growing, feeling more traction than ever. This year we'll be sharing a bunch of work and ideas by our favorite artists, we're creating new events, parties, new workshops, music releases, and the Overlap Studio gets an official launch.
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Jan 15, 2014
Here are some amazing sci-fi illustrations done by Japanese artists around 1970s and 80s.
by Ichimatsu Meguro
by Shuji Tanase
by Kazumasa Nagai
Jan 13, 2014
On January 20th in Prague, Czech Republic, Christopher Willits will have solo and collaboration performances at the Festival Spectaculare.
Monday, January 20th, 2014
@ Palac Akropolis
Národní 4, Praha 1
Christopher Willits performing in Prague (2009), photo by Jan Kruml
Jan 10, 2014
"Jefre Cantu-Ledesma is a multi-instrumentalist and member of several bands, as well as the co-founder of the root strata record label based out of San Francisco, California, United States. Since 1995, he has recorded and toured in the United States, Europe and Japan. Cantu-Ledesma got his start in the band Tarentel. He was one of the founding members and is still a primary figure in the band’s lineup. In addition, Cantu-Ledesma is, and has been, involved in a slew of other musical projects including The Holy See, Colophon, The Alps, Maholy Nagy, Josephine, and Isadore Ducasse, among others. Cantu-Ledesma moved from San Francisco to Germany in 2011, where he currently lives and works."
- from wikipedia
Jan 8, 2014
Here is project "Aberrant Paradise" from San Francisco based designer Myoung Kang -
The thesis investigates the binary condition generated by the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea. The binary extremes between North and South are currently profound: poverty – prosperity, famine – feast, globalization – isolation, progress – arrested (development). Despite the differences and the physical separation augmented by the border, subversive behavior persists in and around the DMZ. Tourism has now gained entry into this war zone, seduced by the ecological haven in the midst of military conflict and tension, supported by increasing popularity in war tourism. In the Joint Security Area, tourism now operates as a negotiator between the North and South; blurring the boundary and offering opportunities for intervention that leverages the subversive activity of the JSA and proliferating extreme binary conditions throughout the DMZ.
More information about this project from her site here.
Jan 6, 2014
Ambient Definitive 1958 - 2013 by Japanese editor, Itaru Mita (三田格), cataloging the works of ambient music globally. This around 270-page book lists out the key albums and artists by eras and categories. It includes Christopher Willit’s Tiger Flower Circle Sun introduced under the San Francisco section. The book contains a total of 700 albums and their cover art for a 55 year period.
post by Alingo