Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Competition : Urban SOS

Call for creative response:

Urban SOS, an open ideas competition, is challenging students from around the world. This call is open to individual designers or teams of up to four graduate and undergraduate students. Its aim is to illicit innovative responses to stressed urban areas that have the potential for lasting improvement.

There's cash involved for those who need a little more motivation. 20,000 usd in prize money gets the ball moving.

For more info visit:
Urban SOS

Get the PDF: download

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Update: Object+ : 03.03.09

Recent Wood Firing : New Stones Excavated

Upcoming Exhibition:

This is small preview focused on the object portion of this project. The body of work will manifest as an installation. Objects will find their place among an environment that I will leave as undisclosed for the time being. Work will be on exhibit @ J Fergeson Gallery beginning May 1 to May 30, 2009.

Opening reception : Saturday, May 9th from 5pm to 8pm.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Who needs stairs? : Carsten Holler @ Tate

I mean really, what fan of art who loves taking a minute from the hustle of the world would pass this is up? I have written a little on the idea of urban play and this pretty much pegs its union with art. As part of The Unilever Series the Tate exhibited the work of Carsten Holler from October 2006 to April 2007. This work is one that could certainly be appreciated at a distance. I'm sure you get the impression and if you have a great imagination you could probably day dream about sliding down these tubes. But, the best part is that you can. These works are perhaps only fully experienced by actually taking them up on their offer. The aesthetic is in the motion and act of sliding down these spiraling conduits.