I have a huge soft spot for art projects that deal with the translation of digital concepts into real world objects. I'd like to showcase two such projects I've come across recently.
Opale is a Paris-based band comprised of Sophia Hamadi and Rocío Ortiz. Last week a remarkable teaser video for their upcoming album popped up online.
Ghostly International, our discerning friends who have given us so much good music over the years, have slowly moved away from being ‘just’ a record label and branched out into art, style, pop-up shops and most recently: sugar. More specifically, they’ve created a remarkable limited art edition of Beacon’s new album ‘The Ways We Separate’. Housed in a sculpture cast in sugar and epoxy, the latest Ghostly innovation should make an eye-catching addition to your record collection.
The latest edition in the AIAIART series comes with a generous helping of the feminine touch. Caroline Sillesen is a young illustrator/artist with a distinctive black/white graphic aesthetic and a deeply personal style. Have a look and a listen.
The Gravity stool is invented by the Dutch Artist Jólan van der Wiel, who uses it to craft interior design and furniture with unique tactility and shapes.
The L.A.-based musician Nosaj Thing released “Eclipse/Blue” a few months ago. The track is great but the video is...hard to put into words. The visual made by the artist Daito Manabe who teamed up with takcom, Satoru Higa, and MIKIKO to direct this masterpiece, is produced by the Creators Project, the ongoing, seriously fruitful collab between Intel and Vice. The video expresses a hypnotic compelling perceptional universe of optical illusions and movement.
It gives us no small amount of childlike joy to feature Copenhagen street art legend huskmitnavn in the AIAIART series. As some of you may remember, we once did a USB project with the very same artist a few years back and it’s no secret that we’ve always been fans of his subtle, quirky and very often straight up hilarious work.
For me, one of the kewl things about photographing fashion week is that they're often done at venues that you don't see every day. The other one is, of course, that there are beautiful people everywhere you look, and sometimes they're scantily clad. These then are a handful of snapshots with nary a model in sight.
A stack of cardboard boxes in a room at the MNAC Contemporary Art Museum in Bucharest, Romania seems banal at first glance. It looks like a couple of warehouse guys had a couple beers too many during lunch, which prompted them to mess around in the stockroom, but the artist Zimoun actually cleverly arranged these boxes in collaboration with architect Hannes Zweifel and this sound sculpture installation is in no way a simple device.
Hans sent us these photos and asked if we could include a poem by Frank O' Hara. A request that it would utterly boorish and philistinic of us to deny... Keep it coming, Hans.
In which Hans went to take some memorable photos of the three winners of this year's prestigious art prize. Take it away, Hans.
We asked our young, talented friend, Anton to make us a video that touched on the theme of sound and was relevant to what we do. This yielded a mini documentary about a young, Drake-loving, Copenhagen-based poet who poses poignant, intelligent questions about authenticity and his role in a social media-saturated technological reality where the notion of self is becoming an increasingly fragmented and elusive idea.
Hans works in mysterious ways. That is, he went to a Danish pro wrestling event to take some photos of big, sweaty, bear-y men doing the Danish version of the WWF. As they say in Starship Troopers: 'Would you like to know more'? Then click on the photo already.
In which Hans hangs out at artist and The Avant Garde Diaries Contributor Andreas Emenius' Studio and does an AIAIAI version of MTV Cribs. Take it away, Hans.
This week's post from Copenhagen-based creative Hans Bærholm is a sort of visual diary from the world's oldest operating amusement park called Bakken. Placed in northern Copenhagen, it's only open during spring/summer, which you can probably tell from the melancholy, people-less images.
It's an honor and a privilege to present the first AIAIAI post from our latest contributors, the truly awesome Copenhagen-based visual artist collective known as Dark Matters. First up is a feature on their recent trip to Poland's Unsound festival where they discovered a new muse in the form of Wojciech Fangor. Take it away, boys.
AIAIAI’s old buddy and ex-graphic designer, Christian Zander, is a multitalented visual artist whose thoroughly impressive work we thought it pertinent to feature on our blog. The Emperor was kind enough to accommodate and will thus be contributing right here on the regular. To start things off, here’s a colourful video he made in collaboration with Silviu Visan for Copenhagen-based purveyors of affecting melancholy, the awesome I Got You on Tape.
Copenhagen-based architect, photographer, and new AIAIAI contributor, Hans Bærholm, sent us these utterly breathtaking photos of Rudolph Tegner’s Museum and Statue Park, which is placed in Dronningmølle in the immediate vicinity of Elsinore.
Artist, director, designer and photographer, San Diego-based creative Charles Berquist is an innovative jack of all trades who manages the rare feat of mastering it all. Teaming up with our American pals over at Ghostly International, the talented visualist has created a series of hazy, enigmatic prints for Ghostly’s expanding, new label of visual artists.
Have you ever been standing in pouring rain – without getting wet? The 'Rain Room' is a hi-tech indoor rainstorm that falls heavily everywhere except on the individual walking through it.
Imaging being able to watch 3 dimensional sounds. This abstract thought is now attempted. With ‘Cylinder’, a series of sculptures, Andy Huntington and Drew Allan are instantiating sounds via sound data analysis and 3D printing.
Coming to a London street near you! AIAIAI and acclaimed Japanese sound artist, Yuri Suzuki, have realized an ambitious design- and sound art project involving an eye-catching 'Sound Taxi' that records the surrounding noise of London and turns it into music. The Taxi is driving around London now and livestreaming from the entire trip!
It must be the feeling of an endless gratitude in the air that makes this festival such a special place to be each year. We do not recommend missing this one. Starting today, September the 2oth!
A highly likeable piece of interactive art that elegantly expresses the strength and beauty in the collective human effort.
Give yourself a ten minute break from instagram and phone cameras by watching the Los Angeles-based photographer Ian Ruther's documentary about capturing the moment using silver and light.
If in Paris, make sure to swing by Galerie Daniel Templon and see the german artist Ulrich Lamsfuss' latest exhibition: Afternoons in Utopia. And also check out the video above - that Lamsfuss is an interesting guy.
Check out this amazing Hunter S. Thompson inspired animation 'Metamorphosis' made for Good Books. A rambling rant in classic gonzo style, which will leave you feeling 'somewhere on the edge of Barstow'