So is this (1982) - Michael Snow

The film is a text in which each shot is a single word, tightly-framed white letters against a black background. Compared to Snow's recent epics ... it seems almost a throwaway but it's also the most satisfying film he's made in a decade" UBUWEB excerpt



Let There Be Light: Light Paintings and Sculptures

This intriguing installation 'Window Dressing' by Eric Staller forms one of an inspiring collation of light based architecture and sculpture that can be found here at Smashmagazine.


Robert Morris 'Box with the sound of its own making', 1961

"In January 1961, the sculptor Robert Morris created a piece of art by recording the sounds of himself building a box—the racket of the saw and hammer, the quieter moments of measurement and fitting. It took around three hours. When he was done, he put the tape recorder inside the box, pressed play, and sealed it. He called the piece "Box with the Sound of Its Own Making." It is an example of conceptual art and in particular it is reflexive in that it is self referential.

Copy Shop By Virgil Widrich 2001 (Austria)

Making of Movie here


Coral Reef by Mike Nelson at the Tate Britain

Catch the installation at the Tate from 22.07.10. So unexpected and hidden is the work within the space, that the Tate website fails to acknowledge it's presence in its current exhibitions list. I had to ask the assistant at the Turner Prize book stall in order to find out where it was. I have no idea how long it will be there and so I urge you to go at your soonest convenience. There is a film on the Tate website where the artist explains the meaning behind the work


»Wilhelm Noack oHG«, 2009 by Simon Starling.

Simon Starling - "Wilhelm Noack oHG" from Lesley Punton on Vimeo.

Amazing combination of Film and Space in Simon Starlings work, originally read at VVORK


Lego Printer

for more lego gadgets start here at Wired Mag


Theresa Williams - ISD Platform 6 Level 3

This is one of Theresa's Experiments to test the possibilities of bringing film and architecture together in a complex reflexive dialogue

Corridor leader from Theresa Williams on Vimeo.

Selected Level1 Graphic Design Communication Motion Graphic Outcomes

A Film by Alison Coggan and Joshua Stocker

Stuff meets film by Alison Coggan and Josh Stocker from alison coggan on Vimeo.

Joshua Stocker's Inspired outcome based on the words of Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner - Of the Moment from Joshua Stocker on Vimeo.

Selected Level 1 Graphic Design Communication Motion Graphics

Joel Baker's Inspired outcome

First. from cntrst on Vimeo.

Joels blog is here

Below is Tom Brushwoods outcome

Kinetic typography work for Chelsea Coll Art & Design from Tom Brushwood on Vimeo.

Selected level1 graphic design communication motion graphics

Hertz Stings by Joe Mania

Hz (Trailer 1) from joe mania on Vimeo.

Hz (Trailer 2) from joe mania on Vimeo.

Joe's Inspired project
Joes Blog is Here

Inspired (Steve Kudlow) from joe mania on Vimeo.

The Alligator Wine 'live motion graphics' workshop

the 'making of'

Alligator Wine (Making Of) from joe mania on Vimeo.

The Final Movie

Alligator Wine (Final) from joe mania on Vimeo.

Philip Linnemans interpretation of Le Corbusier

Photographs by Amir Zaki

See his Website here

Logorama by H5

Logorama from Marc Altshuler - Human Music on Vimeo.

This is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy + Ludovic Houplain. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short.

In this film there are two pieces of licensed music, in the beginning and in the end. All the other music and sound design are original. The opening track (Dean Martin "Good Morning Life") and closing track (The Ink Spots "I don't want to send the world on fire") songs are licensed pre-existing tracks. All original music and sound design is by, human (www.humanworldwide.com)

What Light (through yonder window breaks) Sarah Wickens 2009

I first saw this a year or two ago at the Royal College of Art animation show, it is a great idea well realised. unfortunately this is only an excerpt - if you get a chance to see the full movie it is highly recommended!

What Light (extract) from Sarah Wickens on Vimeo.

A one minute clip from 'What Light (Through Yonder Window Breaks)', my graduation film from the Royal College of Art, 2009.


Curious and enigmatic models and structures made from reclaimed wood

See his website at http://ronvanderende.nl/


Gehry museum model for Paris

Frank Gehrys Celluloid-like museum proposal for Paris

Busan Cinema Centre

Below are images of the Busan Cinema Centre in Korea by Coop Himmelblau. These images are from the DesignBoom Site here


Critical Design - from the Critical Points Article in the FT

Go HERE to read a really interesting article from the FT about Critical Design
- A term by Dunne and Raby (Authors of the book 'the Secret Life of Electronic Objects') See link to their site in 'GOTO' The image above is off their 'Huggable Mushroom Cloud' - furniture designed to help us deal with our anxiety about the potential of Nuclear War.
A quote from the article: 'Critical design emerged as an idea about a decade ago and was named by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby as they attempted to use design to address aesthetics in what they called “a rapidly dematerialising, ubiquitous and intelligent environment”. The remarkable products they developed at the beginning included the Faraday Chair (which is in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection), a kind of sideboard that acts as a shield from the incessant communication with which we live as electronics begin to take over. The Faraday Chair becomes a refuge, a place to dream, like a child’s den constructed from chairs and blankets."

Film and Space by Rosa Barba

See more of the Work of Rosa Barba HERE


V&A Decode weekend event

Join the V&A for a weekend of free, inventive and interactive digital design activities and events.
Talk with artists, discover new techniques, and be inspired by displays and demonstrations of quickfire creative coding, subversive technology, electronic music,and more.

This weekend of special events is part of the Decode exhibition programme, in collaboration with onedotzero.

Friday Late Event: Decode Lab
Enjoy the opening night of the festival at Decode Lab. See an exciting range of talks, workshops and digital experiments led by Decode artists, and experience the best in digital film and animation at screenings curated by onedotzero.

Weekend Events programme
Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 February
All events are free. Places for some are limited, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Please visit http://www.vam.ac.uk/activ_events/events/Digital%20Weekend/index.html for the full programme.

Jonas Dahlberg

Through the discussions with Sarah Weistner on the MA iSD at Chelsea I was reminded of the work of Jonas Dahlberg which I first saw at the CTRL-SPACE exhibition at ZKM (link to the right) in Karlsruhe.

The work is a play between the real and the imaginary and uses film and photography to immerse the viewer into the imaginary and speculative/propositional world of the architectural model. See more of his intriguing work here


Eric Dyers Cinetropes

Eric Dyers Cinetropes mix the space of the physical machines used to generate the illusion of motion and the space of the images represented within them.
His site is here

The images of the objects themselves are below. You can read more about Dyer's work in Re-imagining Animation by Wells and Hardstaff (Ava Academic)


Tina Franks: Chronomops

chronomops from Tina Frank on Vimeo.

Check out more work by Tina Franks on her Vimeo site


Ceal Floyer, Light Switch 1992

Ceal Floyer’s installations are often inconspicuous or unassuming but make sophisticated use of a number of strategies from such art historical precedents as the readymades of Duchamp and conceptual and minimalist art of the 1960s. Light Switch, one of Floyer’s early works, is a colour photographic slide image of a light switch, projected to scale on a wall at the height one would expect to find a switch in a domestic setting.

Her work orientates around encouraging the viewer to consider something beyond what is presented to them.

Thanks to Dan Gleadall MA iSD for original post

Looks Familiar? Escape Vehicle no.6, Simon Faithfull, 2004

Tony Oursler from Metro Pictures NY Show

Very impressive atmospheric model-making

Check out the series here
Thanks to David Barnett for the link


Nanoengineers created blackest-ever black metal

Boston College Physicist Willie J. Padilla and a team from Boston College and Duke Univ. have nanoengineered a material that absorbs all the light that strikes it. How much more black could it be? None more black.
Be sure to read the responses on BoingBoing


Architectural Furniture + Film

Some examples follow of how furniture could be from film in its broadest context.
I am developing a project called The chair that wasn't there, dealing with notions of furniture design and film/vision.
In this first example by Adelbert Ames (Jr?) We see something that looks like a chair, but only from one point of view. (image from Eye and Brain: The Psychology of seeing, by Richard Gregory, 1966)

There is also the possibility of looking within film for examples or inspiration for furniture. Here we see the outre furniture made by Liz Moore for Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange


Immersion Site

Good Site by Graham Coulter-Smith about Installation Art with references to John Bock and Schneider among others


Iphone apps for navigation

Once you have read this, if you have an iphone, I recommend the acrossair app get it from iTunes

See film of Acrossair below

A guided tour in the palm of your hand

“Design USA: Contemporary Innovation” is on view through April 4 at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, cooperhewitt.org.

Apple have lent 100 iPod Touch devices to offer a guided tour through the exhibition