Grönlund-Nisunen “Unstable Matter”
Unstable Matter is a stunning kinetic sculpture by Finnish artists Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen, a.k.a. Grönlund-Nisunen. The moving table contains thousands of small ball bearings that move and crash within the confines of a giant wobbly table. The table is part of several kinetic and magnetized works by the duo that were recently on display at Esther Schipper in Berlin.
Beautifully minimalist and abstract vintage science graphics from the back of books published by Time Inc.
Complement with these vintage science ads and Berenice Abbott’s minimalist, abstract science photography from the same era.
Mantenga limpia Barcelona. Gracias. (Keep Barcelona tidy. Thank you). Original drawing by painter John Morrison ca. 1965.
I had the pleasure of visiting John Morrison’s studio today where he showed me some of his early drawings sketched in the streets of Barcelona in the 1960s, when he arrived in Catalonia.
Kept in a folder he had some twenty or so drawings that capture the atmosphere from the Barcelona of the time. Cars, cable cars, people, policemen, tube stations, street signs and posters tell not only the story of the city but that of a young artist discovering it.
This is a snap I took from a drawing I particularly loved but I guess it would be great to scan the whole set and put it up online for other people to enjoy.
Gavin Bryars - Jesus Blood never failed me yet
(full, audio only, no visual)
Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet is a 1971 composition by Gavin Bryars. It is formed on a loop of an unknown homeless man singing a brief stanza. Rich harmonies, comprising string and brass, are gradually overlaid over the stanza. The piece was first recorded for use in a documentary which chronicles street life in and around Elephant and Castle and Waterloo, in London. When later listening to the recordings, Bryars noticed the clip was in tune with his piano and that it conveniently looped into 13 bars. For the first LP recording, Bryars was limited to a duration of 25 minutes; with the invention of the cassette tape, Bryars was able to complete a 60-minute version of the piece; and later, with the advent of the CD, a 74-minute version.
Paul Rand video-interview illustrated by Rodrigo Barros
Don’t Worry What Happens Happens Mostly Without You
Dimensions: 20cm by 20cm by 4cm
Medium: Spray paint
Material: Stretched canvas
Edition size: Open
He didn’t know how far he would get, maybe a few steps, but he wanted to set the art free from this place. Maybe he would hang it outside, out in the streets. Cutting it out free of it’s frame, he scrambled for the nearest exit.
Che Guevara Lego mosaic
/by Bartosz Kurek