Keith Lyk

Cycling Wheel
杜象說他喜歡看到作品《單車輪子》展出時被觀眾轉動的樣 - 即使在之後的展覽中觀眾都沒機會再轉動它。《單車輪子》是杜象首件以「現成物」製成的作品:他的本意是鼓勵觀眾與它互動,可惜它卻一直被封印起來,沒有再和觀眾互動。然而,杜象的概念一直被藝術家們重塑及借用。《 Cycling Wheel: The Orchestra 》就借用了《單車輪子》的概念,讓被封印的輪子重新運作。藝術家將輪子本身轉化為控制聲音和光影的機器,把三台單車輪子塑造成表演工。表演把燈光和聲音和輪子結合,幻化成杜象回憶中那飛舞的火焰。

Alexandra Dementieva

Limited Spaces N2
On approaching the piece, the viewer must mount a bicycle and start pedaling at a suitable and steady speed — only then will the projection of a film onto the screen start. In order to watch the film to the end one has to continue cycling without stopping. This work is built around a performance, produced by two actors: a man riding a bicycle and a woman, who, concealed behind the screen, moves depending on the man’s velocity, unintentionally creating changing reliefs which resemble sculptures. The abusive nature of the relationship embodied in the performance clearly draws on the ancient Greek myth about sculptor Pygmalion and his “artwork” Galatea on the one hand, and on the other references more contemporary feminist discourse, something to which the artist is far from being indifferent. The faster the man pedals, the faster and more forcedly the woman moves. Few trained artists could withstand such a speed.

CLIVE VAN HEERDEN AND JACK MAMA

Skin Sucka

A project conceived with Clive van Heerden, Jack Mama (Philips Design Probes) and Bart Hess, Skinsucka explores a vision of our nano technology future whereby bio technology and robotics come together to question our attitudes of a synthetic future. Skinsucka reveals a future where microbal robots live in our shared spaces and autonomously they will undertake menial tasks such as cleaning our homes by eating the dirt. ‘Skinsuckas’ clean the skin, removing the vestiges of make up and providing the remedies to combat the excesses of the night before They swarm over the body extruding metabolized household dirt, dressing the body in a daily ritual of real time, customized manufacture – yesterday’s discarded clothing ready for recycling.” Clive and Jack’s work has consistently brought very diverse skills together in new innovation processes. In the late 1990’s they took designers and other creative skills into Philips Research labs in the Redhill, London and New York and created a specialist studio in London to develop the skills, materials and technologies for a host of Wearable Electronic business propositions in the areas of electronic apparel, conductive textiles, physical gaming, medical monitoring and entertainment.

Tezi Gabunia

Breaking News: Flooding of the Louvre
Natural disaster increasingly linked to a climate change has arrived to the museum of Louvre, which responds to the flooding of Paris in 2018. The artwork also respresents the issue of cultural leftover. Recycling is the main value of the process. By destruction of model that was a part of previous project Put Your Head into Gallery, the leftovers are reconstructed and new meanings and possibilities are created. The flooding of the Louvre Museum speaks about news culture and our fluctuating perception of disasters as it is seen through media. The scale of the disaster is often difficult to assess from news coverage. In the work “Breaking News” flood goes slowly into the room of the Louvre, letting the viewer to gradually watch the destruction of interior. it brings the viewer shochinkly close to what has not happened but easily could have, viewer sees the before and after effect in a highly visualized manner, which is as convincing and threatening, as fake.

Pedro Reyes

Return to Sender
Disarm music box
For the work group Disarm, he was able to use 6,700 weapons confiscated in the Mexican drug war and transform these into musical instruments[…] They play well-known, classical music pieces from the respective manufacturer’s country of origin. A musical box made with Glock pistol parts plays Mozart, Beretta barrels Vivaldi, while Reyes’s weapon of choice for Swiss songwriter Mani Matter is the Carabine. Reyes is concerned with «upcycling» – transforming an instrument of death into a musical instrument that stands for dialog and exchange. He undertakes this transformation process with the conviction that the physical act is always accompanied by an idealistic one and appeals to the spiritual dimension of this quasi-alchemical operation towards the good.

LORENZO DURANTINI

Tower no5 vhs tapes
It’s not hard to recognize that technology trends come and go, but what happens to all of those out of date products that the world no longer uses? Unfortunately a lot of the merchandise takes up landfill space, but there are a select few that step up to the recycling plate with ideas to repurpose the old products. Lorenzo Durantini’s creative vision for the large plastic rectangle VHS units we were all once googley eyed over, has taken to recreating them into powerful art sculptures.

Mark Lawrence Stafford

via highlike submit
“While marketing drives demand and justifies the over-production of consumer electronics, I create sculptural landscapes and video installations from the circuit boards left behind in the wake of obsolescence. The majority of this material would be in landfills or contaminating our ecosystem from the recycling of precious metals and other natural resources.”

Saburo Teshigawara

倉庫勅使川原
Metamorphosis

Saburo Teshigawara´s Metamorphosis, inspired by Kafka‘s novels, is an art work filled with pain and breathtaking beauty. At its centre is the body’s constant changes, the cells constant renewal – the metamorphosis: “Even when we believe we are completely still, our bodies are moving. That movement is life. To stop is to die. Life is like cycling – if you stop you lose your balance and fall over. Life is balance in motion.”

olafur eliasson

オラファー·エリアソン
اولافور الياسون
奥拉维尔·埃利亚松
אולאפור אליאסון
ОЛАФУР ЭЛИАССОН
cirkelbroen bridge
The bridge is made of five circular platforms, and it contributes to a larger circle that will form a pedestrian route around Copenhagen Harbour, where people – cycling, running, walking – can see the city from a very different perspective. As many as 5,000 people will cross this bridge each day. I hope that these people will use Cirkelbroen as a meeting place, and that the zigzag design of the bridge will make them reduce their speed and take a break. To hesitate on our way is to engage in bodily thought. I see such introspection as an essential part of a vibrant city

WERONIKA KRZEMIENIECKA

Cycling lesson

Bai Yiluo

白宜洛 |
Recycling

ART ORIENTE OBJET MARION LAVAL-JEANTET AND BENOIT MANGIN

Felinanthropy

Die ökologischen Anliegen von art oriente objet führten zu Kunst, die offenbar eng mit einer Handwerkstradition verbunden ist, in der Recycling und Wiederverwendung wichtig sind. Ihre Verwendung von recycelten Materialien verleiht ihrer Kunst einen Aspekt des meisterhaften Bastelns. Tatsächlich erstrecken sich ihre Vorstellungen von Recycling auch auf bereits etablierte Ideen, die sie von Beginn ihrer Zusammenarbeit an als bereitwillig definiert haben. Ihre Arbeit in Bezug auf Biotechnologie hat ihnen einen Platz in der BioArt-Bewegung eingebracht (Jens Hauser, Le Lieu Unique, 2004) und sie werden oft zu den Künstlern an der Grenze zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft gezählt. Darüber hinaus können sie als Künstler des sozialen Beobachters oder als Künstler des Anthropologen betrachtet werden, die das Experimentieren mit Systemen fördern, die sie formal analysieren. Darüber hinaus ist Marion Laval-Jeantet als professionelle Praktikerin für Ethnologie und Psychologie mit diesen Problemen konfrontiert. Ihre Vorgehensweise besteht darin, Lebenserfahrungen aus einem direkten Eintauchen in ein Erfahrungsfeld zu gewinnen, auf dem sie die Schaffung einer übertragbaren Vision und eines aktiven Objekts aufbauen.