This and other crazy cool gif-portraits, here: http://romainlaurent.tumblr.com/
REAL LIFE INSTAGRAM
Instagram cutouts with colorful cellophane filters have been found affixed to lampposts and walls all around popular London tourist spots - left there by Brazilian Artist, Bruno Riberio (aka. Nitchows).
Nitchow’s project, Real Life Instagram offers us two very unique viewpoints - most of us spend more time looking down at our phones and capturing special moments through the lens instead of soaking it in the old fashioned way, a life where we are constantly tethered to our phones.
On the other hand, Instagram does give us a way to stay in touch with the world, teaching us to become more observant, to pay attention to details. It’s even turned some into amateur photographers.
But where do we draw the line? When do we let real life takeover? Nitchow is hoping that his Insta Instagrams will give people pause - make them take notice of the places and neighborhood the cutouts are highlighting. It’s great to be able to use Instagram as a vehicle to connect and share but how about we put those phones down for a second and enjoy the moment.
*photos courtesy on Nitchow
As if starring in David Bowie music videos wasn’t already the coolest, Tilda Swinton has currently taken up residency sleeping at MoMA. It’s part of an unannounced, surprise performance piece called “The Maybe” that will be taking place on random days all
month year. A MoMA source told us, “Museum staff doesn’t know she’s coming until the day of, but she’s here today. She’ll be there the whole day. All that’s in the box is cushions and a water jug.” - Ben Yakas, Gothamist
…this looks like my type of artistic gig. Sleeping on the job, for the job.
L’ivrogne (The Drunk)
Gilles Barbier, is a contemporary artist from Marseille, France. ‘The Drunk’ portrays the artist as himself (wax figure), with a seemingly unending stream or confusion of thoughts, images and emotions swirling from his mind.
This is brilliant.
My new favorite TED talk…
Artist Kate Hartman uses wearable electronics to explore how we communicate, with ourselves and with the world. In this quirky and thought-provoking talk, she shows the “Talk to Yourself Hat”, the “Inflatable Heart”, the “Glacier Embracing Suit”, and other unexpected devices.
Kate Hartman creates devices and interfaces for humans, houseplants, and glaciers. Her work playfully questions the ways in which we relate and communicate.