UCLA student Takashi Kawashima’s Seasons, is a live shadow puppet/video performance made in collaboration with Togo Kida, Yoshimasa Niawa. Watch the video and if you wait through the explanations, you’ll see the whole performance all the way through. More about the Japanese art of Utsushi-e and Takashi Kawashima.
Archive for March, 2006
Wednesday morning New York’s finest captured a 35-pound coyote in Central Park. It was the first coyote sighting in NYC since 1999. The NYPD, who used an infrared camera from a helicopter to track the canine for a time, suspect the coyote swam Spuytin Duyvil to reach northern Manhattan. It’s likely there is a breeding population in the Bronx, said Michael Klemens, senior conservationist for the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Photos of the Edificio Mirador, an apartment in the Madrid suburb of Sanchinarro designed by Blanca Lle
Bay Area-Iranian artist Seyed Alavi has created a 150 ft woven carpet for the Sacramento Airport that shows an aerial view of a 50 mile stretch of the Sacramento River.
Photos of Southern California karaoke bars by Simone Lueck. Each picture’s exposure lasted the length of the karaoke performance, between 2 and 4 minutes, the duration of the pop song. Also see Lueck’s photos of Cuban television sets. And don’t miss other good series at Polar Inertia, including David Maisel’s aerial photos of LA and Daniil Dugaev’s photos of Polar station at Rudolf Island.
Code M shoes have a 100-song mp3 player with a wireless headset, speakers in the sides and a USB port for updating songs and recharging the 6-hour battery.
San Francisco photographer William Laven has taken a series of photos of unassembled models of airplanes that are being flown in the Iraq War. War Models contains 30 types of airplanes at 1/50th scale. You can see more at his website or at the Folley Gallery in New York, where his work is currently shown.
Scientists have discoverd a Turkish family of 5 that walks on all fours. A study of their heavily callused hands shows they have been walking like this for years. These kids have kept their fingers very agile, for example, the girls in the family can do crochet and embroidery, says Professor Nicholas Humphrey of the London School of Economics. BBC2 will show a documentary on the family March 17 called The Family That Walks On All Fours.
Nice guide from New York Magazine of the Whitney Biennial that opened this week. Also see the Whitney Biennial 2006 website, including films you can watch online.