1. Looking at Google Street View. (via)
2. Looking at Apple Maps. (via)
by Regula Bochsler & Philipp Sarasin
|© Regula Bochsler|
|© Regula Bochsler|
They can be found in every Albanian town and city, but no one knows how many there are: the lapidars. Their amazing form, architecture, and sculpture is unique to Albania, and the Albanian Lapidar Survey is the very first attempt to photograph, document and geotag every single one of them to preserve this important cultural heritage for future generations. The final publication will also include contributions from renowned theorists in the field of socialist realism and monumentality.
|© Coop Himmelb(l)au|
“The idea of democratic legitimation of power is so widespread today that no nation can do without building such a place, at least in name, for a representative popular assembly,” described commissioner Dr. Christian Kühn. “What do these places look like? And how are they connected to a public whose trust in democratic formation of will seems to be dwindling around the globe?”
The exhibition at the Austrian Pavilion sets out to find answers to these questions from various vantage points. (via)Definitely something to look forward to.
A group of army men looking a bit disturbed is confined to a bunker. When one of them discovers a dial showing that a countdown has begun, everyone panicks.What is going to happen at the end of the countdown? In this heavily tense atmosphere they all sink gradually into deep madness. (via)
“ I wanted to make tracks that had subtle depth and longevity but were simple and hooky enough to work on the dance floor. They've been tried and tested many times in different ways at all of my recent live shows. It was also really important to tie the oscilloscope imagery visuals into the art work. All in all I was hoping a singular, potent slab of techno that could be matched with accompanying visuals for the live show.” - Clark
Confluence: A convergence of two streams or flows into one point. This film explores microscopic worlds, structures and meanings that exist beyond the naked eye. Confluence was shot using speciality macro lenses and microscopes shot in 4K resolution to bring a hyper-realistic image to life. Confluence was filmed as part of the exhibit Mental Fabrications. (via)
ALBANIAPotential Monuments of Unrealised Futures
Edi Hila, Adrian Paci
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture
Curator: Beyond Entropy (Jonida Turani, Stefano Rabolli Pansera)
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
Curator: Gezim Pacarizi
Venue: Arsenale Pavilion
1. Involvement, engagement, participation for access and inclusion of disabled people
2. Social justice
3. Negotiating the Past/Storytelling
1. Have maximum duration of 6 months (implementation period is 1st June – 8th December 2014)
2. Involve partnerships with non‐museum organizations
3. Involve groups of people (beneficiaries)
4. Show clear evidence of community engagement (where appropriate)
5. Be at least part‐funded from within the museum (at least 20% of total cost)
6. Is subject to quality financial reporting.
7. Be evaluated and a brief evaluation report submitted.
This year's theme is “Dare to Repeat”:
- Repetition as one of the most used strategies in contemporary art, literature, music, theatre, dance and film.
- Repetition not as occurrence of the same, but as the difference and creative activity of transformation that produces variations through the act of repetition.
- Repetition as a new experience, encouraging new discoveries and experiments, with different expressions emerging each time.
- Repetition produced via difference and not mimesis.
- Repeat = to begin anew again.
- Repetition as transformation, as concept between identical, different and seemingly like, copy and original, primary and consequent, bringing about a reflection on contemporary issues.