MOCA has launched the first and only dedicated contemporary art channel to be part of YouTube Original Channels:
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents MOCAtv, a new contemporary art
video channel for the expanding, international, online audience
interested in visual culture. Developed as a digital extension of the
museum’s education and exhibition programming, MOCAtv is the first and
only dedicated art channel to be part of YouTube’s original channels
announced October 2011, and is part of YouTube Education, a collection
of more than 700,000 videos on a wide range of educational topics from
math to science, history to geography. Views of educational content on
YouTube more than doubled during 2011 and in just the last year, the
number of subscribers to YouTube’s educational channels also more than
doubled. MOCAtv will add curated and original videos to inform, educate
and engage this global, interactive audience about contemporary art and
its intersection with film, video, music, performance, dance, music,
comedy, and more.
The YouTube Curated By Chris Johanson clip is one of many videos I'm excited about. So stoked for the upcoming programming.Tune in... art is for everyone, especially you!
I work in this building and watched JR install this piece. What a fun three days. I'm inspired every day that I walk through the doors and feel lucky to be enveloped by such a strong piece of art. For more info: Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles
Wednesday, February 22, 7pm W. M. Keck Lecture Hall Intro by Hsinming Fung
Peter Trummer is Professor and Head of the Institute for Urban Design & Spatial Planning at the University of Innsbruck. He was Head of the Associative Design Program at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam from 2004 to 2010. Trummer practiced architecture with UN Studio before establishing his own firm in 2001. He is currently writing his doctoral thesis on "population thinking in architecture." He lectures, teaches and is invited as a critic at the Berlage Institute, Architectural Association, University for Applied Arts in Vienna, IAAC, SCI-Arc, University of Pennsylvania and Rice University. Recently he has published Essays in AD, Arch+, Hunch, Volume and Manifold.
"Ludwig Hilbereimer has argued that a single building is no longer an 'object,' but only the place in which the assemblage of single cells assumes physical form. The intent of this lecture is to argue that from the viewpoint of urban flow of capital, the disciplinary problem being to understand any urban figure as an aggregation of inhabited cells. The lecture will demonstrate this thesis on several design projects developed within the last six years."
Buff Monster recently painted the wall outside of the downtown Standard Hotel and here's what he had to say about it:
I first worked with The Standard back in 2006 I believe, when I did an installation at the Hollywood location. They didn’t have this wall Downtown back then. Anyway, I drew a little sketch, packed up my trusty Scion xB, called Tim to come down and help me, called Dan from 33third to do video (33third.com sells spray paint, and you’ll get 10% off your order by entering code BUFFMONSTER). I called some friends in the media, and got to work. I spent two days working on the wall and I’m really happy with how it turned out. My dad, who is facing 24 years in federal prison, even came by to help paint (More on my dad, and progress photos of the wall, on Rob’s post on The Hundreds). The Standard even made a signature Buff Monster dessert which will be on the menu until my wall comes down (towards the end of Feb).
Looking forward to visiting the mural next time I'm in downtown LA!
Signal | Noise worked with the Swiss design agency Unit, a multi-creative platform, on two interactive experiences for Hermès's flagship store in Geneva. The result: a sexy, Daft Punkish-table I'd like to work at. Hoteliers! I'm pretty sure people would linger at this bar a long while or even better, clients would enjoy flirting with one another from across the lightstreams.
The event was held at the Musee D'Art et D'Histoire, Geneva, in two of it's main exhibition halls.
The theme for the evening was the meeting of handcraft and technology, in the first room we created an iPad application which invited guests to leave their hand print on the evening. When they placed their hand on the iPad a stylised animated sequence 'scanned' their hand and projected it as part of a composite Hermès logo on the end wall of the space.
For the second room, we designed and built a six metre interactive monolith interwoven with "digital stitches" - arrays of infra-red sensors and LEDs, which allowed guests to create and control strips of light in the minimal, high-gloss surface. In turn users' gestures also controlled large projections of iconic Hermès images projected in the space.
Eames Demetrios shared this short film with me earlier today. I was excited for its launch. I've never seen a rapper/actor talk about mid-century modern design with so much gusto. Of course, the local knows what's up.
Ice Cube walks around Case Study House #8 aka the Eames House dropping knowledge about the dynamic Eames duo. Classic. I love his remark, "Each freeway [in LA] has its own personality... the 405 -- "bougie" traffic. The 110, haha, that's gangster traffic right there!" Ice Cube comparing music sampling to how the Eames built is fantastic: "You know taking something that already exists and making it something special -- you know, kind of like sampling."
Check out this dope teaser video by Sage Seb of "Art in the Streets: The Murals Project". Following the MOCA street art exhibition, friends Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf and RETNA took their art back to the streets. Congrats to all three!
Jason Payne and Eric Owen Moss discuss Rawhide, which will be on view through September 11, 2011.
Opening reception to follow the discussion.
Lectures and discussions are broadcast live online at http://www.sciarc.edu/live
The SCI-Arc Gallery is open to the public daily from 10am-6pm. Parking and admission are free. No reservations are required. Building entrance and parking lot are located at 350 Merrick Street, between 4th Street and Traction Avenue. Southern California Institute of Architecture, 960 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Etnies' founder/owner, Pierre-André Senizergues' ambitious plans to build a completely skateable home in Malibu are under way. I've seen a few skate-centric homes before where parts of the house were skateable. But I've never seen a home that was 100% built for skating. More info:
Imagine a city of the future where skateboards are used as the primary form of transportation and recreation – in and out of your home. A utopia city for skateboarders would mean that a skateable path, like a ribbon connecting everything together, links each building in an unending ability to keep in motion on your board. The PAS House takes this concept and brings it to life through an architectural project mixing a modern single family home with a skateboard ramp structure – all from an environmentally-driven perspective.
Here's a sneak peek at Lulu's Dogtown digs (it was totally inspired by our surf/skate neighborhood and all the outsider artists we know). I'm not exactly sure what constitutes a nursery, but I guess it's that too. Lulu's room has been a work in progress for over a year and we finally finished it this week. While there are still a few things to tweak, it's pretty much done now. I've never seen another room like it and I'm stoked with how it's turned out.
If you follow the kick ass kid's shelter blog, ohdeedoh, they'll be profiling it soon. I'm also trying to catalog everything in her room for a future post, but since some of you have been following the room's progress, I thought you'd enjoy a look now.
Thank you to all our artist pals for the art on her wall and to all our friends for picking up such unique gifts for Lulu. It goes without saying that our kid is loved and one lucky little gal!
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, 2011 Time: 9am-5pm both days Admission and parking are free
This popular event celebrates JPL's accomplishments with exhibits and demonstrations about the Laboratory's ongoing research and space exploration. Many of the Lab's scientists and engineers are on hand to answer questions about how spacecraft are sent to other planets, how scientists utilize space technologies to explore Earth and how researchers are searching for planets beyond the solar system.
The Open House is a fun and educational experience for children too, with special hands-on activities designed for kids. Admission and parking are free.
The following items are not permitted at this NASA/JPL Event: weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets, segways, and all types of skates including skateboards. No bags, backpacks or ice chests are allowed, with the exception of small purses and diaper bags.
Your entry on NASA/JPL property constitutes your agreement that you, your vehicles and your personal belongings are subject to inspection.
JPL is located at 4800 Oak Grove Drive in Pasadena, off the 210 (Foothill) Freeway at the Berkshire Avenue/Oak Grove Drive exit. Parking is available near the Oak Grove main gate and the eastern boundary of JPL, accessible from Windsor Avenue via the Arroyo Boulevard exit off the 210 Freeway.
Swoon and Upper Playground Present: The Walki Print for The Konbit Shelter Project
New York based artist, Swoon, has teamed with creative lifestyle brand, Upper Playground, to release the limited edition Walki print - 100% of the proceeds from the print will go towards support of The Konbit Shelter Project.
The Konbit Shelter Project was created with the idea that a group of artists, engineers, architects and builders could pool their individual knowledge, resources and time to make a lasting difference in post-earthquake Haiti. Konbit Shelter is a rebuilding initiative, which uses dome-style structures and the super-adobe technique of earth bag architecture to create sustainable, inexpensive and dependable housing for the people of Haiti. While the structures are extremely resistant to natural disasters, they also have the major benefit of being comprised of 90% earth and requiring no specialized scaffolding and understructure to build - making it a viable option for the people of Haiti to continue building on their own once they learn the method.
Final Projects: Group XXX September 11-12, 2010 Opening Reception: Friday, September 10, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House 835 N. Kings Road West Hollywood, CA 90069
Please join us for the 30th Final Projects presentation by the MAK Center's Artists and Architects-In-Residence.
Architect and aspiring historian from India, Zameer Basrai has conceived a project deeply rooted in the social elements of urban planning. He criticizes the fragmentation of American cities, be it through the built environment or forces such as marginalization, racism, or gentrification. Basrai's final project, Urbanism Alone, will present a series of photographic works documenting such action at three such sites: 5th St. & Main St., the Los Angeles River near downtown, and the Westwood neighborhood. Through these, he seeks to explain and locate the "abstract forces" defining urban life in Los Angeles.