Collection: part 2

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by Dan Nie

project one self-portrait Lee Miller

Lee Miller took a self-portrait in Adolf Hitler's bathtub in 1945 Munich, this picture will be a normal photo if it wasn't in Hitler's bath, this picture make me think a lot how the location changes our reaction to an image. If she took a photo in Hitler?s living room, I don't think the impact will be as strong as the bathroom. Bathroom is a very private personal place, because we all exposed in bathroom that is the place where people are most relaxwhich also make it the most sensitive place. I want to experiment my project with bathroom to see how will my photos come out.download.php?file=1310653&view=130682&em
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project two archway life Alan Fletcher

Alan Fletcher is one of the most influence graphic designers; his works has a very personal visual style that developed from tradition of both Europe and North American.

He published a book called ?The art of looking sideway? in 2001, in this book he showed more side of him text, note also sketches. What I am studying is his sketches, not the sort that spend forever to draw, those quick ones. What interest me the most is his ability to capture the spirit of the subject in very few actions, for example few lines, marks and his clever use of color in order to recreate the view that was in his eyes. By looking at his sketch you can imagine the location, people, and mood. I would like to use this simple clear method in my work as well, use less to tell more. (use little touch maybe few lines or just marks to capture views of archway).

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project three Luke Brooks

Luke Brooks is an graduate of central saint martin, his work are focus on the texture of the clothing, his collection in A/W 2012 was so amazing, all of those different techniques built a rich and modern style that I never seen in others work. There are so many excitement in that collection, I like how those garment was so naturally made, it all seem so effortless, some may seem even wrong, but I like this awkwardness very much. There is beautiful knitting that combined with so many different materials; I would really like to try those techniques in future. Consider the amount time I have for this project; I will focus on creating this lose and careless style in my work, and try to understand some basic change of knitting first. After all this is the first time that I try to knit anything.

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project three Leutton Postle

Leutton Postle is an Luxury knitwear label which is comprised of long?time friends and collaborators Sam Leutton and Jenny Postle. The pair met at Central Saint Martins in 2005 on their BA. When I first saw their design my eyes were full of this gentle and clam colour, they freely embraces colour and combined with unusual surface texture and rich pattern to create beautifully knits, not like Luke Brooks wrok, their texture give me an more organize feel, although there are tone of them all mix together. With no doubts , there are extraordinary attention to detail in each garment but they do not look serious and tight, in fact their looks are very fun innovative and elegant at same time, this is what I am most amazed by. I like their color so much. Those colour are so pop, cut and clam at same time, and just can?t help to introduce them in my project, and see how it goes.

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project four Brighton documentary

project four Brighton seawater treatment doctor

Richard Russell (26 November 1687[1] ? 1759)[2][a] was an 18th-century British physician who encouraged his patients to use a form of water therapy that involved the submersion or bathing in, and drinking of, seawater.[4][5] The contemporary equivalent of this is thalassotherapy,[6] although the practice of drinking sea water has largely discontinued.

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no.2 Leisa Rich

Leisa Rich ha a unique understanding of the world as it reflect in her works, I like her installations very much, especially ?beauty from the beast?, in this installation she used so many media and techniques in this installation, there are tones of shapes, texture, color in this large textile pieces, I like the madness in her work, it like a exploration of  fun, but because her choose of color the whole thing seems little bit dark, in fact all of her work are little bit  dark to me , I am not talking about the color, I am talking about the atmosphere of her works. Personally I would not use her color scheme, but I would love to try multiple media in my future works.

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no.4 Mimi Jung

Mimi Jung is a young female artist who come from a fine art background. Her textile works are definitely not the traditional craft making, she use weaving and knit to create works that like paintings, her chose of color and texture are very delicate and gentle, because of those reason above , the look of her works is very fragile almost vulnerable, also very romantic. Like the touch of a woman. I personally like art pieces that are clam and peaceful, and I do feel peace in Mimi Jung?s work. I like how she play with scale and texture, for example in her sculpture she used very fine woven to create very large scale sculpture, this Contrast really made it interesting. those textile piece are so effortless, it?s clear there is a lot consideration that were put into them, but somehow Mimi jung managed to create a lose feel, this is what I admire the most about her. her work is not full of different media or techniques, but they stand strong in their own right, this inspired me to think deeper in to my work, i should focus on use a simple technique into it extreme.

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no.6 Christien Meindertsma

Christien Meindertsma is a designer that does all kind of art, I am focus on her knit works. she knits things on needles that look to be the size of broomsticks, she did not use fancy techniques or mix media, she only used knit and vegetable dye. because she used gigantic yards to knit, those items have a odd look, like knit made by giant, I don?t usually use this word but they are very cute. It?s always interesting to see an object from different angle, in her case they don?t even look like same thing anywhere. This make me think differently how should I develop my project, maybe i should not only push it to a new thing, but look at my current work in another perspective, and try to present my work through that odd perspective, maybe by doing that I can give it anther life. looking deeply into my thing and be patient, don?t rush to ?new?, new thing does not mean better thing.

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no.8 Hanne Friis

Hanne Friis come from a fine art background, what draw me to her is her large sculptures. ?shades of black and bule, it is made from denim fabric by handsome. when I take the first look of this sculpture, I was invested by it?s organic shape, this flowing feeling within the sculpture. then I take a closer look, i see all those fabric is wriggle along like a rock under the sea which has sculpted by the water. Then I look even closer, I discover there is not only black and blue, but mixture of color, the color I see at first is actually not there, it is created by my eyes, when my eyes mix all those color together I see this rich blue.although there only one techniques in this textile sculpture but it has tones of texture. the rough texture contrast with flowing shapes generate a fun impression, I like it a lot, again it?s proved if you take one method to an extreme it will surprised you in an unimaginable way.

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no.10 Victoria Udondian

Victoria Udondian is a contemporary artist who represent todays Africa art, she create installation by using mix media, I can easily sense her Africa background from her work, her work is full of energy there is layer of layer materials, I like the loseness in her work, this breath of freedom is everywhere. There is many techniques in her textile installations, all those mix media made her work more like a painting, rather than stitch and knit, I say brushes in her work. This is what attract me to her work. She has a strong character which is very insiring, this a uniques style make me wonder should I introduce my culture background into my work as well.

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NO.12 Nick Cave’s Fabric Sculptures

Nick Cave is an American fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance artist. his sculptures have the most exquisite details, there are so many techniques in his work I can?t even start to count, he has a really talent of making pattens, there are so many beautiful pattens in his works, the color combination are just so out of the ordinary, not like the common type of the crazy this is a whole other level of madness, I love his work so much because all those amazing texture, odd shapes, colors?everything about his work.

Another thing that I admire about him is not like traditional sculptors, some of his fabric sculptures are wearable. I always like artist who push the boundary in art world, but his work is innovation and easy to accept, he managed to balance it just right. this is very difficult to accomplish but he did it.

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no.15 Installations of Sugar and Candy

This series of installations were made by two artists Pip and Pop (Tanya Schultz and Nicole Andrijevic). They used eatable sweats to created those large scale fantasy world. Those installations are cute and sweet, the fact they are actually sweet made them even more interesting, I do like artist not only use materials to create a feeling that they want, but the material itself already has that feeling physically, this way of course is more difficult, but the final outcome will have more strength as well. pip and pop are inspired by drawings on children?s story books, creation myths, Buddhist cosmologies, video games and folktales. those elements reflect in their work. What I admire the most about their work is how innocent and childlike they are, once we grow up it?s hard to go back to that childlike behavior, and hard to make those baby feeling staff anymore, we become logic and trace logic and hard to lose a little bit. Their works are remainders, remains people to find their elves, the little child that inside everybody's heart.

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no.17 Plywood Tumor Installations

Henrique Oliveira is a Brazilian artist, I love this plywood tumor project,  because I sensed a mysterious power of universe in this project. those sculpture looks like wood, so subconsciously I thought of power of nature, but because they twist in a spanning way, it remains me of time and space, the mysterious relationship between time and space. I love how those organic sculpture interact with space. I?m amazed by how powerful are those sculptures once the are putted in a special space. Oliveira took the forms from natural and made them very alien like, but oddly I don?t feel artificial, I feel natural. although they are intimating the spaces around them, I feel clam and peaceful looking at them.

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no.19 CHEWING IN VENICE

These photos are a lot of fun. Luxembourger artist Simone Decker created them in 1999. Decker is interested in perspective shifts and often explores the way public space is arranged. she used photographic trompe l?oeil devices, Decker includes the streets and squares of Venice as the backdrop for her oversized gum sculptures; a proposal for sculptural work. I liked it first because the cuteness and color of it, then when I started to research it I realized it was made in1999, it add something more to it, I believe in that time this is must something innovative, chowing gum are consider rude in my culture, you shouldn?t chowing them in front of oldies, you shouldn?t through it in the public space, but seeing them in such big scale and putted in public space is ironic for me, I like the humor in it.

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no.21 creative use of fabric dye

no.23 Shibori tying

There are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibori, it can be dyed afterward to achieve different pattens.

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no.28 hand embroidery

no.30 Origami Pleat

Origami Pleat was designed by Reiko Sudo

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no.32 D30 IMPACT PROTECTION

D3O is a ground breaking impact protection solutions company that licenses a range of unique patented smart materials. The market-changing D3O® technology is used to produce a shock absorbing material which can be found in a range of products across the motorcycle, sport, footwear, electronics, military and workwear sectors. I?m interesting in one material that they supply which is D30 Gel which is a substance used in impact protection due to its energy absorptive properties. In its raw state it flows freely when moved slowly, but on shock, locks together to absorb and disperse energy, before returning to its flexible state.

Their website   http://www.d3o.com

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NO.32 D30 Gel

NO.34 Protocells trainer

NO.34 Protocells trainer

Shamees Aden's Protocells trainer would be 3D-printed to the exact size of the user's foot from a material that would fit like a second skin. It would react to pressure and movement created when running, puffing up to provide extra cushioning where required. Aden is from a CSM women?s wear background, she developed the project in collaboration with Dr Martin Hanczyc, a professor at the University of Southern Denmark who specialises in protocell technology.

Shamees Aden's website   http://shameesaden.com

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no.36 Chinese Martial Arts

no.36 Chinese Martial Arts

Shaolin temple has two main legacies: Chan (?), which refers to Chan Buddhism, the religion of Shaolin, and Quan (?), which refers to the martial arts of Shaolin. In Shaolin, these are not separate disciplines and monks have always pursued the philosophy of the unification of Chan and Quan (????; chan quan he yi). In a deeper point of view, Quan is considered part of Chan. As late Shaolin monk Suxi said in the last moments of his life, "Shaolin is Chan, not Quan." On the Quan (kung fu) side, the contents are abundant.

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no.38 Ponyo trailer (Japanese animated fantasy film)

no.38 Ponyo (Japanese animated fantasy film)

runhilde is a fish-girl who lives with her father Fujimoto, a once-human wizard/scientist who now lives underwater, along with her numerous smaller sisters. One day, while she and her siblings are on an outing with their father in his four-flippered submarine, Brunhilde sneaks off and floats away on the back of a jellyfish. After an encounter with a fishing trawler (the net of which is scraping the trash-strewn bottom of the harbor), she ends up stuck in a glass jar. She drifts to the shore of a small fishing town and is found and rescued by a small boy named S?suke. Splitting the jar open, S?suke cuts his finger in the process. Brunhilde licks his wound when he picks her up, and the wound heals almost instantly. After taking a great liking to her, S?suke renames her Ponyo and promises to protect her forever.

watch the full film from               http://www.letv.com/ptv/vplay/2085630.html

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no.40 My Neighbor Totoro trailer (Japanese animated fantasy film)

no.40 My Neighbor Totoro (Japanese animated fantasy film)

In 1958 Japan, university professor Tatsuo Kusakabe and his two daughters, Satsuki and Mei, move into an old house to be closer to the hospital where their mother Yasuko is recovering from a long-term illness. One day, Mei sees two white, rabbit-like ears in the grass and follows the ears under the house. She discovers two small magical creatures who lead her through a briar patch and into the hollow of a large camphor tree. She meets and befriends a larger version of the same kind of spirit, which identifies itself by a series of roars that she interprets as "Totoro".

watch the full film from                   http://www.letv.com/ptv/vplay/2092557.html

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no.43 Your body language shapes who you are

no.43 Your body language shapes who you are

"Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes. So, this is two minutes. Two minutes, two minutes, two minutes. Before you go into the next stressful evaluative situation, for two minutes, try doing this, in the elevator, in a bathroom stall, at your desk behind closed doors. That's what you want to do. Configure your brain to cope the best in that situation. Get your testosterone up. Get your cortisol down. Don't leave that situation feeling like, oh, I didn't show them who I am. Leave that situation feeling like, I really feel like I got to say who I am and show who I am." - Amy Cuddy

Amy Joy Casselberry Cuddy (born 1972) is an American social psychologist known for her research on stereotyping and discrimination, emotions, power, nonverbal behavior, and the effects of social stimuli on hormone levels. She is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit.

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NO.45 Strange answers to the psychopath test

NO.45 Strange answers to the psychopath test

When I got back to London, Tony phoned me. He said, "Why haven't you been returning my calls?" I said, "Well, they say that you're a psychopath." And he said, "I'm not a psychopath." He said, "You know what? One of the items on the checklist is lack of remorse, but another item on the checklist is cunning, manipulative. So when you say you feel remorse for your crime, they say, 'Typical of the psychopath to cunningly say he feels remorse when he doesn't.' It's like witchcraft, they turn everything upside-down." 

And then he phoned me. And you know what, I think it's right that Tony is out. Because you shouldn't define people by their maddest edges. And what Tony is, is he's a semi-psychopath. He's a gray area in a world that doesn't like gray areas. But the gray areas are where you find the complexity. It's where you find the humanity, and it's where you find the truth. And Tony said to me, "Jon, could I buy you a drink in a bar? I just want to thank you for everything you've done for me." And I didn't go. What would you have done?

- Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist, author, documentary filmmaker and radio presenter whose works include the best-selling The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004). He has been described as a gonzo journalist,[2] becoming something of a faux-naïf character himself in his stories.[3] He is known for his informal, but sceptical, investigations of controversial fringe politics and science. He has published nine books and his work has appeared in British publications such as The Guardian, City Life and Time Out. He has made several BBC Television documentary films and two documentary series for Channel 4.

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project one self-portrait Sarah Lucas

Sarah Lucas is an artist well known by it's groundbreaking self-portraits. Through her career she has continued to appropriate everyday materials to make works that use humor, visual puns and sexual metaphors of sex, death, Englishness and gender. The reason that I study her is because the way she delivers her massage is very abnormal, not only because she used fired eggs is also how she put herself in the environment. I feel she is out of place, but at same time belong to there. I don't know how to describe this felling, this conflict in her picture are often strong, but once she pit them all together and present it to the viewer, they become natural. In my self-portraits project, I want to show how I oddly interact with the world, and how I see myself work with the world. This is very personal to me, and just because is very personal, is hard to show other, by studying Sarah Lucas?s photos helped me to think about myself less serious and so I can try something out of my comfort zoon

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project two archway lifeJulia Rothman

Julia Rothman??s style is warm and chic. I really like the general atmosphere in her works, I am trying to study the way that she work and hopefully taking it into my work. Her illustrations are often not realistic but give you a clear vision, 3D is still 3D, although everything is flat. There is almost none straight line in her drawings, what I admire the most is although there is no straight line the whole image is well calculated to give you the impression of the reality. Make the imperfect perfect, taking the best of the life and enlarge it to a dream like world. The romantic sense is everywhere in her work, maybe is because of those childlike lines and marks, I would introduce this method into my work and try to capture the romance in the ordinary life.download.php?file=1310890&view=130682&em

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project three Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay was one a central figure of the Paris avant-garde, she lived at a time the technology rapidly developed; this big background had a strong impact in her work. She was influenced often by her life, for example she did lots of painting about music, dance, and lights. When I first walk into the exhibition before I see the image, color shined into my eyes, those were her early paintings, her Russian background and influence by Paul Gauguin really showed in colors. Those painting were vibrate and powerful. Then there one exhibits really cote my eyes ?cradle cover?, in this stage she began to apply the theory that she created with her husband Robert ?simultanism? to a variety of forms. This patchwork cradle cover is one of the forms. This really makes me think about the definition of art. I always believed life is art, but a lot of people think paintings sculptures are higher than textile design or product design which is not necessarily true. Sonia was always expending her art world, there were so many different forms of art that she tried in her life. She was a real living art piece. I would really want to take this into my work, and create effortless and natural work.                                                          

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no.1 Ana Teresa Barboza

What I love the most about Ana Teresa Barboza's works is she use very common and basic materials and techniques, but outcomes are magnificent. She often use the contexts of natural, landscapes is most. Interesting to me, she used lots of vibrant colors to contrast and enhance each other to give a rich feeling.  Although embroidery is a very controlled way of working, her works give me a lose feeling, I think this is because she did not limited on the surface of the fabric but extend outward make it to three dimensional pieces. She use knit a lot, by adding lose knit to embroidery, it added a breath in to the whole work, made it freer in a way. she has a strong personal style which seems very playful and energetic to me, I would like to try to introduce some of her methods into my work.

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no.3 Alicia Scardetta

Alicia Scardetta is a Texas born, Brooklyn-based artist, she use weaving to create most of her work, weaving is a such basic technique, but she made the most of it, as you can see in her work it?s full of surprise. When I first look at her textile pieces, my inner thought was ?okay is nice looking bright wall hanger.? But once I look more details in to it, I see so much in just a little wall hanger. The color combination does not seem random to me but well calculated, it create a illusion in my eye, the more I look into it, the more lost I am. by laying them in a way that people don?t normally do, Colors that I am very familiar to become hard to recognize. Also by giving them geometric shapes, she created a unique style. I like how she uses yards of different texture to give this contrast of light and weight. By weaving thing and thick together, it made the fragile more fragile and rough even rougher. I admire the precise in her work, although personally I like work that more lose, but I do think is important to have a little bit odder. I would try this style of weaving and make it to my style.

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no.5 Nike Schroeder

Nike Schroeder has two distinct types of work, one is embroidery illustration, another type is more abstract by use thread to represent dripping paints, I like her illustration better, especially the collection called fundamental reports that she did in 2012. This project is based on old photographs from the 1940s and 1950s. I like how she flow those thin black line on very fine surface to illustrate people from old times, she also added pop color thread in to the image, every single line in collection is very light, because of this reason all those image are dream like, breathtaking beauty. she used thread created an another world, those human figure softly become alive, it?s hard to put this feeling in words. I am amazed by how alive those illustration are, it?s clear that they are not detailed observation drawings, but everything in those image are so vivid, maybe it?s because it?s illustrated to nike?s version of world so it provide an escape from really world to viewers. I like doing illustration as well, by studying Nike Schroeder , I realize I need to find my vision of world.

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NO.7 the underwater fight-sayuri sasaki heman

no.7 sayuri sasaki heman

I can even begin to say how amazed i am by this breathtaking textile installation which handmade by Japanese American artist Sayuri Sasaki Heman. This installation is called ?underwater fight? which featuring a landscape of handmade fiber barnacles,jellyfish,corals, and other creatures that reside on the sea floor. I have seen quiet a lot of designer that use gentle color scheme and approach their work in a delicate way, but Sayuri Sasaki Heman is one of the kind, he use fibers which are finer than thread to magically created those vivid features that under the sea. it?s unbelievably well made, it?s so well sculpture it doesn?t look like man made anymore, you know it?s not the really jellyfish, but it?s just so amazing that looks like a creation of miracles. because it?s made from fibers so it has movement that other materials can?t have. because of the nature of the material it give the whole installation life, although there is no wind it moves because of air. magnificent work, this opened a whole different level of textile art for me, make me thinking about possibility out there, i should not only limited on traditional textiles or textiles that for fashion, i should push myself harder to think as a textile artist and don?t overthink about can I do it, but how can I do it.

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NO.9 Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdamusing

Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdamusing use techniques. Currently, her work focuses on creating large, interactive textile environments. for example ?textile playground? I have to say I am shocked by her determination, textile environment is not a concept for her she made it real. she used simple basic textile techniques knittingcrochet, and knot making to create a strong particle textile installation or shall i say world, it?s so vibrate not only because of its bright colors also the patten and shapes as well. somehow it reminds me of the children?s story candy. She is a very brave artist because this art work has to have the ability to interact with people, it has to be very safe, she must have a very good knowledge of materials. I like her color combination very much her color combination is pop but comfortable it light your eyes up without confuse your mind, unlike Alicia Scardetta?s. Consider it?s intention is to create a textile environment for people, she did a wonderful job on keeping the surprised without intimidating people. I like how she created this odd volume and how this volume change once it interact with people, I also like those balls that hanging in the midair, they look like dropping water to me, because it?s shape it add more movement in to this installation. This large textile art piece is like a wonderland there is countless detail in there, is hard for me to study every single of them, I think this is why I find it charming.

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NO.11 Twisted Dancers Become Human Sculptures on City Streets

Cie Willi Dorner is an Austria-based artist, Dorner had a project about body and space, He used group of dancer and place them in awkward arrangements in selected sports. The imagines of this art performance are striking, Dorner placed them so weirdly that in my first glance I couldn?t tell they were human bodies, but blocks of colors. The concept of use human bodies to create sculpture is groundbreaking. This project no doubts is a shocking project, I can?t say it?s beautiful as eye pleasing, I feel irritation when I look like those imagines, on another side it means this is a power it give viewer a strong impact. It?s also make me think about the relationship between human and environment, after being top of the food chain for so many centuries, we created a new type of environment called city environment, nothing is organic in there, but we are organic, by arrogant human bodies in odd way and place it to the thing that we created, make me question about what is organic, I like it just because it make me think and question.

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NO.13 performance art meets inflated sculptures

swiss artist victorine müller combined performance and sculpture, in this project, she made PVC sculpture which can interact with human and become a performance piece. because of the density of the material and the form that she decided to use e.g. elephants, squid?animal forms, they have a very sensitive and dream like atmosphere, like they are straight walk out from a story book.

I find interesting how victorine müller says of her work ?I?m interested in creating moments of sensitivity, moments when our defenses are down and we are open to new things. ?moments of powerful concentration. ? I create zones, put forward pictures, show processes that touch the viewer, ?that invoke associations on various levels, transport people into a different state, so that things hidden may become visible, accessible, ?opening up possibilities ? to demonstrate something that is not said and cannot be said, but that is? She really dominate her audience, and seeing her work is like look into another world, almost unreal. her works wake up this little girl deep in my heart.

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NO.14 the event of a thread

NO.14 the event of a thread

the event of a thread is made of many crossings of the near at hand and the far away: it is a body crossing space, is a writer's hand crossing a sheet of paper, is a voice crossing a room in a paper bag, is a reader crossing with a page and with another reader, is listening crossing with speaking, is an inscription crossing a transmission, is a stylus crossing a groove, is a song crossing species, is the weightlessness of suspension crossing the calling of bell or bellows, is touch being touched in return. It is a flock of birds and a field of swings in motion. It is a particular point in space at an instant of time. ? Ann Hamilton

I don?t know when I like it to be honest, maybe it?s because the movements in this installation are caused by viewers who swinging in their free will, This installation have a great interaction with audiences, I was amazed by how clam and exciting those viewers look like, I never seen this event of a thread in person, so I won?t know what?s the felt in this installation, but the magical thing is even though I wasn?t there, I still touched by it, it?s a warm gentle breath of wind that I felted made me fall in love with this installation.

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no.16 Mushroom Cloud Playhouse

 When an image stands in limbo, between associations, it occupies a flexible place in our mind. Wegner creates images that are safe and unsettling, abject and beautiful?The ephemeral beauty of a mushroom cloud is frightening, how it floats for a minute, delicate and blooming, yet remains chaotic and utterly destructive. We experience a contradiction between what our eyes enjoy and what our mind knows. -Dietrich Wegner

When I first saw this sculpture, I immediately though of children?s storybook. but when I took a close look of it, I realized this was an mushroom cloud. Then I start to having so many thoughts, and start to question myself, how dare that I thought that was cute. I like it because it make me don?t want to comment.

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no.18 Sick Spider Web Installation

Viennese/Croatian design collective made this installation only use tape, I?m amazed by how far they took this project, they managed to made this spider web floating in the mid-air, capable supporting more than average tree house, so visitors can climb in and on to explore. This astounding cocoons like installation is just so beautiful, I am not a fan of spider or their web but seeing it in a large scale, somehow made me feel secure, like I?m looking at something I hate under a magnifying glass. showing one thing in a different perspective can change how I feel about that thing completely, this is why I love so much about it.

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no.20 Falling Garden

Contemporary Swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Jorg Lenzlinger design site-specific installations that envelop the viewer?epically and exquisitely. Falling Garden is a world in which botanical curios are suspended from the ceiling of a 17th-century church in Venice. I am looking for art that reflect relationship between time and space. This falling garden is completely another world, they manage to lead visitors in a dream. I love the romance in this installation. Location really made a big difference in this installation. contrast between history and time.

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no.22 water solubles embroidery

no.24 Tuck & Fold

fabric manipulation sample with contrasting stitch detail

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no.25 fabric lily

no.26 lace making

no.27 weaving use leaves

no.29 experimental techniques by Mcqueen

might be mix of shading, pleating, stitching.

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no.31 Tactility Factory

Tactility Factory collaborate design, texture and materials in to concrete, they call this collaboration INFUSED CONCRETE.

Their website  http://www.tactilityfactory.com

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no.33 Litracon

LiTraCon is a trademark for a translucent concrete building material. The name is short for "light-transmitting concrete". The technical data sheet from the manufacturer says the material is made of 96% concrete and 4% by weight of optical fibers, it was developed in 2001 by Hungarian architect Áron Losonczi working with scientists at the Technical University of Budapest.

suppler's website     http://litracon.hu/en

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NO.35 Blackout II

Blackout II was peddling vintage threads long before it became fashionable. For some 25 years, the Covent Garden store has specialised in antique apparel (largely dresses from the ?20s and ?30s) as well as more wearable men?s and women?s clothing and accessories from the ?40s through to the ?80s.

Their website     http://www.blackout2.com

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no.37 one step away (film + tango)

The story begins in the early 1930s, a time when the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the then ruling Kuomintang party were sending spies into each others' camps, and mainly involves the love affair that takes place between a CPC spy and an ordinary dance teacher.

 

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no.39 Spirited Away (Japanese animated fantasy film)

Ten-year-old Chihiro Ogino and her parents are traveling to their new home when her father takes a wrong turn. They unknowingly enter a magical world that Chihiro's father insists on exploring, believing it to be an abandoned amusement park. Her parents sit at an empty, but seemingly-operational, restaurant stall, and begin to devour the fresh food in a pigish manner; meanwhile, Chihiro discovers an exquisite bathhouse across a bridge, where a young boy named Haku warns her to get out before the impending sunset. Frantically, Chihiro returns to her parents, only to discover that they have literally transformed into pigs. She attempts to escape, but the way by which they came has since become submerged. Frightened and alone, she observes as the world she ventured into reveals itself as a luxurious retreat for spirits to revitalize themselves.

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no.41 How to make stress your friend

no.41 How to make stress your friend

"Stress gives us access to our hearts. The compassionate heart that finds joy and meaning in connecting with others, and yes, your pounding physical heart, working so hard to give you strength and energy. And when you choose to view stress in this way, you're not just getting better at stress, you're actually making a pretty profound statement. You're saying that you can trust yourself to handle life's challenges. And you're remembering that you don't have to face them alone."- Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist who is known for her work in the field of 'science help'—popular explication of scientific research—as it relates to achieving personal goals despite inner conflict. Mainstream media articles about inner-conflict-related aspects of modern lifestyles regularly quote her. A longtime advocate of self-compassion and mindfulness as stress-coping strategies, McGonigal has latterly altered her focus on the problematic aspects of stress; in this talk at the TEDGlobal 2013, she emphasized the importance of an individual's subjective belief in themselves as someone who is able to cope successfully as being a crucial factor in their actual response to stress.

Stress is bad for you, when you believe is damaging your cody, this science discover make me rethink about my relationship with stress and how can I use it rather taking over by it.

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no.42 Do schools kill creativity?

no.42 Do schools kill creativity?

I had a great story recently, and I love telling it, a little girl she was at a drawing lesson, she was six, she sit at the back and drawing. the teacher went to her and said:'what's you drawing?', and the girl said "I'm drawing a picture of God" and teacher said:'but nobody know what's god look like." and the girl said:' they would in a minute.' -Sir Ken Robinson

" I'm not saying wrong is same thing be creative, what we do know is if you're nor prepared to be wrong, you never come up with anything original." -Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Kenneth Robinson is an English author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education and arts bodies. He was Director of the Arts in Schools Project (1985–89) and Professor of Arts Education at the University of Warwick (1989–2001), and is now Professor Emeritus at the same institution.[1] In 2003 he was knighted for services to art.

First thing he is so funny, and then what he said about not afraid being wrong is what I'm struggle with constantly.

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no.44 The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive

no.44 The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive

So you have to let the viewers make the stories themselves, and I'll give you an example of that. This is from last summer, and as a TV producer, it's a nice picture, but now you can cut to the next one. But this is Slow TV, so you have to keep this picture until it really starts hurting your stomach, and then you keep it a little bit longer, and when you keep it that long, I'm sure some of you now have noticed the cow. Some of you have seen the flag. Some of you start wondering, is the farmer at home? Has he left? Is he watching the cow? And where is that cow going? So my point is, the longer you keep a picture like this, and we kept it for 10 minutes, you start making the stories in your own head. That's Slow TV. - Thomas Hellum

 

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