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Captive Landscapes

Brooklyn-based artist Daniel Kukla photographed the interiors of animal enclosure at 15 different zoos across the US and Europe. He says in his Artist Statement: »We, as humans, go to great lengths to satisfy our desire for a connection with the natural world, especially in our interactions with wild and exotic animals. Zoos are the primary site for this relationship, but they often obscure the conflicts inherent in maintaining and displaying captive wild animals.«

Captive Landscapes

Captive Landscapes

Captive Landscapes

Captive Landscapes

Captive Landscapes

All images © Daniel Kukla.

Your Waste of Time

Famous Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson is well known for his sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light and water. In 2013 he placed several massive pieces of ice that broke off from Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, in a room that was cooled down below 0°. The oldest ice in the glacier is estimated to have originated some 800 years ago. »Your Waste of Time« took place as part of EXPO 1: New York in New York City (he first exhibited ice in 2006 in Berlin).

»Your Waste of Time« by Olafur Eliasson

»Your Waste of Time« by Olafur Eliasson

»Your Waste of Time« by Olafur Eliasson

Artwork © by Olafur Eliasson, 2013. Installation view of EXPO 1: New York at MoMA PS1.

Waffle Bike

Waffle Bike by Tom Sachs is a waffle-maker-bicycle that has been converted into a mobile station with several peculiar features. A cage on the back houses the chickens and on the front side the bike stores other ingredients and supplies needed for the preparation and consumption of waffles, including an electronic waffle maker, forks, a refrigerator storing whipped cream, and lingonberry jam. Mobile waffle making, fresh eggs straight from the chicken, real whipped cream – it’s a pretty sweet interface device!

Waffle Bike by Tom Sachs

Waffle Bike by Tom Sachs

Waffle Bike by Tom Sachs

All images © Tom Sachs.

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).

Crustypunks

Image © by Steven Hirsch

Image © by Steven Hirsch

»We’re all poor, white trash squatters, scum fucks, losers, throwaway kids.«

If you are walking through New York’s East Village, you may find a group of street wanderers. These, photographer Steven Hirsch says, are the Crustypunks. He started a project several years ago to capture candid portraits, letting them tell their stories. Here is one of them:

»My father was an attempted cop killer, he was doing twenty years to life for shooting a police officer three times. He was serving five years in CCI corrections and my mother met him visiting my uncle who was an incarcerated Hell’s Angels. As my mom would tell you, she fucking fell in love with a felon. Got a petition with three thousand signatures on it and got my dad released in five years served, five years probation. He got out impregnated my mom. I was born two months premature and I was dying.

I got into punk rock music and squatting when I was thirteen years old. By fifteen I had been in jail, was kicked out of high school and I had a son on the way. In two thousand one, January third, my son Seth Alan Parker was born. At that moment I knew that I would never stick a needle in my arm or ride a train or ever do anything that would ever threaten me being there for him. I’ve traveled all over America, just not on trains. I’ve stayed in the dirtiest squat houses. I’ve cried over dead friends. I’ve cried over live friends. When I was eighteen years old we started a crew, it’s called the Dirty South Crew. We’re all family. We’re all poor, white trash squatters, scum fucks, losers, throwaway kids. Some of my friends died from overdoses. Some of them killed themselves. Some of my friends are still alive and wish they were dead. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one left that’s still normal. I look around me and just see all this disease and drugs and just hopelessness.

I don’t see these racists, these capitals, these sexist, these homophobes, these class action you know yuppies tearing us apart. I really hope all these kids stop sticking needles in their arms and start putting ideas in their fucking heads cause they’re losing their souls and it’s breaking my heart.«

One Hour Exposures Capture

Great series of black and white photos by American photographer Matthew Pillsbury. Using large format cameras, he captures images with hour long exposures. The results are ghostlike, sublime and beautiful.

Titian's Pesaro Madonna - Basilica dei Frari 2013

Titian’s Pesaro Madonna – Basilica dei Frari 2013

Giampaolo Seguso Viro - Murano 2013

Giampaolo Seguso Viro – Murano 2013

Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge

Scuola Grande di San Rocco 2012

Scuola Grande di San Rocco 2012

Getty Station

A really exceptional art space has opened in the middle of Chelsea on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan a while ago. Gallerist and art collector Michael Shvo bought an abandoned gas station where he has installed a temporary art exhibition. »Kids don’t really see sheep in the middle of New York at a gas station,« Shvo said and picked up Francois-Xavier Lalanne’s sheep sculptures. The installation is one of many planned artworks that will appear in the location before Shvo finishes constructing a luxury building in place of the former gas station. Business as usual what we might call.

Getty Station

Getty Station

Getty Station

Getty Station

Getty Station

All images © collabcubed.