Slum Vacation is a performance project by California artist Phil America, in which he builds a house to live in Thailand’s largest marginal settlement area for 30 days.
»Klong Toey, with an estimated population of 120,000 inhabitants one of the largest slums in Asia, is located in central Bangkok. This district also houses the Bangkok University Art Gallery, one of South East Asia’s most important non-commercial art spaces, in which Slum Vacation was first displayed alongside a sound and video installation.« Visit SlumVacation.com for more info.
All Images © Phil America.
Across a number of projects in the last few years, the French art collective Hehe has created four working versions of alternative rail vehicles.
Radeau de Sauvetage, Géographies variables, L’école européenne supérieure d’art de Bretagne, Lorient, 2013
Although summer season is long gone, there’s no reason to clear out your garage of old paddling pools. Here is a simple way to create a unique garden feature. But be careful: use of technology under the age of 10 is detrimental to early swimming experience. »Paddling Pool Fountain« by dutch artist Helmut Smits.
Paddling Pool Fountain, 2003, inflatable paddling pools, buckets, water pump, 3-head spray head, PVC, wood, tarp, glue, paint.
All Images © Helmut Smits.
Not Red But Green by Per Kristian Nygård at NoPlace Oslo. It’s time to get ready for the snow season. Where is the snowmaker?
Not Red But Green, NoPlace Oslo, 2014
All photos © Jason Olav Benjamin Havneraas.
A surreal video slideshow of nightmareish, grotesque and apparently static characters by Donato Sansone aka Milkyeyes. You should also take a look at this clip. Scary!
Large inanimate objects, at this state radically defunctionalized, appear not to be out of this world but in the same time they seem so familiar. Filip Dujardin has been working on a series since 2007 whose humor and entertainment value is accompanied by references to art history: »Fictions presents wonderful objects in conceptional subjectivity and is full of jocularity and persiflage. With the aid of a digital collage technique consisting of photographs of existing buildings in and around Ghent, the city of his birth, the artist creates buildings that have been ingeniously imbedded in the landscape and whose construction would be impossible—fabrications in the true sense of the word.«
All images © Filip Dujardin. »Fictions« published by Hatje Cantz Verlag. Buy.
Last month we haven’t published a podcast episode, alternatively you get today a new volume of our Aqual(o)unge mix series. You can listen / download the thingie at our friends of Progolog, it’s the door no. 2 in their advent calendar of the year 2014.
I think this time we have the most danceable mix of the whole series, especially in the second half you should feel the urge to jump around (my hopes). Also you should consider that it will probably take more than 6 months this time before we bring out the next no. 13, so don’t hesitate and catch the thing…
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:00:00 — 137.4MB)