Requiem

“I film, la televisione e i media audiovisivi in generale non si rivolgono soltanto all’occhio. Essi suscitano nel loro spettatore una specifica disposizione percettiva, disposizione che, nel presente lavoro, proponiamo di chiamare “audiovisione”. Un’attività, questa, che non è mai stata considerata nella sua novità: si continua a parlare di “vedere” un film o una trasmissione, trascurando la modificazione introdotta dalla colonna audio. Oppure ci si accontenta di uno schema aggiuntivo, per cui si vedono immagini e si sentono dei suoni, e ciascuna delle due percezioni resterebbe circoscritta nel proprio ambito.” Michel Chion

Requiem, 1973_MICHEL CHION

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Giochi, Scherzi e Balli

“The lone man should find his symphony within himself, not only in conceiving the music in abstract, but in being his own instrument. A lone man possesses considerably more than the twelve notes of the pitched voice. He cries, he whistles, he walks, he thumps his fist, he laughs, he groans. His heart beats, his breathing accelerates, he utters words, launches calls and other calls reply to him. Nothing echoes more a solitary cry than the clamour of crowds” Schaeffer 1952

Symphonie Pour un Homme Seul_Schaeffer
con Pierre Henry

Imágenes de Andrés Giraldo

Symphonie pour un Homme Seul_Schaeffer
con Pierre Henrry

Imágenes de Hannah Höch

Symphonie pour un Homme Seul_Schaeffer
con Pierre Henry

Imágenes de Edvard Munch

Symphonie pour un Homme Seul_Schaeffer
con Pierre Henry

Imágenes de: Jules Pascin, Christian Schad, Egon Schiele y Man Ray

Some Joint | QuaDror

February 23, 2011 | Today, at the opening of the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the designer Dror Benshetrit of Studio Dror unveiled QuaDror, a space truss geometry that he invented and patented. Although the words “space truss geometry” may not sound sexy at first, QuaDror’s potential is impressive: its interlocking, load-bearing members function at several scales, from the small (a table base or room divider) to the large (a bridge support or structure for a house). When used in multiples, these forms are not only as stable as a solid cube (while using only 20 percent of the volume), but also have acoustical properties, as in a highway sound barrier. But the application about which Dror is most excited is that of emergency housing. The QuaDror Home is a kit that includes instructions, tools and QuaDror universal joints — to which structural members (of wood, bamboo, etc.) can be attached. Because these pieces take up so little room, Dror estimates that 1,750 of the kits can be shipped in a single 40-foot container. Small, sturdy houses can be built with whatever local materials are available, making them even more cost-effective, not to mention sustainable. The first QuaDror Home kit is just beginning production, and the studio hopes to build its first houses in Sierra Leone and Brazil next year.

Pilar Viladas | NYTimes

BrainForum – The Color of Thought

| A sx ippocampo e corteccia celebrale, a dx "Rot-Blau-Gelb" di Richter |

The BrainForum 2011 will be enhanced by an exhibition of extraordinary giant images of the brain illustrated by color effects using the “Brainbow” technique. The images, produced by scientists from laboratories all over the world, evoke modern art paintings. The curator of the exhibition, Angelo Bucarelli, enjoyed finding a match in similarity, for all the photos to some of the most known masterpieces by Klee, Mirò, Dalì and Kandinski.

| A sx una lesione celebrale, a dx unopera di Mirò |

For one month, the street of Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Milan will provide the setting for this exhibition starting on the 12th of March.

| A sx limmagine di un neurone, a dx "Lalbero della vita" di Klimt |

Tra scienza e arte, le immagini del cervello catturate dagli scienziati nei loro laboratori svelano inaspettate analogie con i capolavori dell’arte impressionista e astrattista. Le immagini sono raccolte in una mostra curata da Angelo Bucarelli, che espone gigantografie del cervello colorato con la tecnica brainbow, accostate a opere d’arte. La mostra è uno degli eventi collaterali del BrainForum 2011, convegno dedicato ai nuovi studi sul cervello, in programma il 4 e 5 aprile a Milano.

| Tokyo by night |
| Il processo molecolare che immortala il ricordo nel cervello |

New Babylon: Constant Nieuwenhuys

|New Babylon, Constant Nieuwenhuys|
|New Babylon, Constant Nieuwenhuys|

New Babylon (http://www.notbored.org/new-babylon.html) was inspired by and contributed to the work of the Situationists, a group of intellectuals, theorists and writers, as well as artists who were anything but Modernists in the classic capitalist mold. They were inspired by the irrational forms and practices of Dada and Surrealism, and were what we could call neo-Marxists, meaning inspired by Marx’s vision of revolutionary socialism but seeking to use the capitalist system to achieve their ends. Guy Debord and others invented tactics such as derive, psychogeographie, and detournment, which seized upon, then subverted, capitalist notions in order to develop radical ways of living that were meant to culminate in revolution (Archigram first heard of these through Constant’s lecture, no doubt). Constant joined the Situationists early on and became their architect, much the same as Antonio Sant’Elia had done with the Futurists, half a century before. The spaces of New Babylon were intended to be spaces of disorientation and of reorientation, from rational, functionalist society to one that is liberated and self-inventing. It was meant to replace capitalist exploitation of human labor and emotion with anarchist celebration of them.  Its architecture was to provide a complex armature on which could be woven endlessly new, unpredictably personal urban experiences, determined by ever-changing individual desires. In the end, however, the architecture of the New Babylon seemed to overwhelm such playful, radical spontaneity by its sheer weight and monumental scale.

to read the full article: http://lebbeuswoods.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/constant-vision/

72 Hour Urban Action: our report

A short photographic report of our experience at Bat-Yam Biennal of Landscape urbanism. Our first URBAN MISSION was:”A niche within the schoolyard – a yard within a yard – with its own street entrance”.


THE NOOK – MISSION
Make the space in the wall accessible, allowing it to function as an outdoor room.

| Startup group photo | flickr.com/photos/72hua
| Our group - The Urban Shakers | flickr.com/photos/72hua

| Urban Shakers @ The Nook | flickr.com/photos/72hua
| Nightworks in the site | flickr.com/photos/72hua
| Resting Helmets...72hours later | flickr.com/photos/72hua
| The Nook...Shaked! | flickr.com/photos/72hua

OUR TEAM – URBAN SHAKERS:
Afro C. Carpentieri | Italy | J.A.N.U.B.
Amir Samara | Israel – Italy | J.A.N.U.B.
Enrico Clerici | Italy | J.A.N.U.B.
Morgan Barnicoat | USA
Matthew Jacobs | USA
Daisuke Suzuki | USA
Dov Lasker | Israel
Eli Chakarova | Bulgaria
Siliyana Panova | Bulgaria
Tsvetelina Panova | Bulgaria