Februar 2014

Wild Beasts – Present Tense

Wild Beasts - Present Tense Ihre Kunst der kleinen Schritte haben die Wild Beasts über nunmehr vier Alben ausgebreitet, gerade so, dass es richtig spannend bleibt. Eine der wichtigsten Bands der Gegenwart.

Abandoned Olympic Venues

What happens to Olympic facilities after the games are over? Some are turned into training facilities, theaters, concert halls, museums and so on. But many of them are abandoned. Check out this great series of 30 haunting images from past Summer and Winter Olympics which now lie abandoned and overgrown.

Athens 2004 Summer Olympics

Diving pool at the Aquatic Center

Diving pool at the Aquatic Center

Field Hockey Stadium

Field Hockey Stadium

Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics

Mount Igman Ski Jump

Mount Igman Ski Jump

Overgrown Bobsled Track

Overgrown Bobsled Track

Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics

Main Swimming Stadium

Main Swimming Stadium

Main Swimming Stadium

Main Swimming Stadium

Stainless, Alexanderplatz

Filmed in Tokyo, New York and Berlin, filmmaker Adam Magyar positioned himself on trains as they pulled into subway stops, filming the waiting crowds at 50 frames per second using a high speed camera. The shot is steady and smooth, no shaking or swerving. His videos are 56 times longer than reality. The sound is the train’s sound, slowed down by the same scale. Visit his vimeo site for more videos.

Adam Magyar – Stainless, Alexanderplatz (excerpt), 2011

High speed video recording in Berlin at U2 Alexanderplatz station (2011).

Absence of Water

»The absence of water« series by Gigi Cifali: »Having been built in the late Victorian period, public lidos and baths were at the peak of their popularity in the 1930s. Gradually, living conditions and tastes have changed, resulting in a drop of attendances, leaving the public pools uneconomical to run. Many fell into decay and many were emolished. Symbols of civic and architectural pride in Victorian times, today only a handful of them remain as a representation of bygone era.

CHADDERTON BATHS OLDHAM, dimensions 220 ft x 80 ft, opened 1937 - closed 2007

CHADDERTON BATHS OLDHAM, dimensions 220 ft x 80 ft, opened 1937 – closed 2007

SOHO MARSHALL POOL LONDON, dimensions 70 ft x 30 ft, opened 1931 - closed 1997

SOHO MARSHALL POOL LONDON, dimensions 70 ft x 30 ft, opened 1931 – closed 1997

HORNSEY BATHS LONDON, dimensions 165 ft x 66 ft, opened 1932 - closed 1988

HORNSEY BATHS LONDON, dimensions 165 ft x 66 ft, opened 1932 – closed 1988