Miguel Chevalier (France)
Magic carpets 2014 by french artist Miguel Chevalier is an interactive light display spread out across the floor of the former sacré coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco. Covering it with a huge layer of light, the work references the world of biology, microorganisms, and cellular automata – as cells have the ability to multiply in abundance, divide and merge at different paces. Pieces come together, fall apart and transform in shape at rapid speeds. the displayed organic universe mingles with a digital construction of overlapping pixels.
The Disappearing Face of New York
Ten years ago, photographers James and Karla Murray began documenting the unique storefronts that define New York as a wonderfully diverse place to live. After a decade had passed, the pair went back to the same locations, only to sadly discover that many of the charming family-owned stores had been pushed out and replaced by large chains, banks, and generic businesses. The Murrays documented these rapid changes with side-by-side photographs compiled in a book entitled Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York.
JACKIE CHAN PORTRAIT MADE OF 64,000 CHOPSTICKS
…it could only be artist Hong Yi (Red) - the master of creating artistic wonders out of ordinary objects. In the past we’ve seen her craft portraits from coffee stains, rolled up socks and food to name a few.
This time she’s fashioned world-renowned actor Jackie Chan out of disposable chopsticks - 64, 000 of them.
Jackie turned 60 this year on April 6th, 2014 and Red presented him with this portrait at his birthday celebration.
She spent a month collecting chopsticks from cafes, stalls and factories in Zhejiang and Beijing, then tying each of them up to create the portrait that took an entire month to finish.
To see the video of Red in action go to our full story.
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*pics & video stills from Hong Yi (Red) site.
U.K. From Above
by Jason Hawkes
Source: The Atlantic In Focus
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