Enter the Void
Enter the Void
Masques & éléphants - Daniel Depoutot.
Stained Glass Driverless Sleeper Car of the Future by Dominic Wilcox.
Photos: Sylvain Deleu
It’s on exhibition now at:
Design Junction, London
18-21 September 2014
The Sorting Office
21-31 New Oxford Street
London WC1A 1BA
Rokni Haerizadeh isolates still and moving images from news media and transforms them with expressive painterly gestures into scenes of grotesque fantasy and ribald humor. “Fictionville” (2009–ongoing), Haerizadeh’s recent series of videos and works on paper, borrows its title from the influential 1968 play City of Tales by the Iranian writer Bijan Mofid, which used the structure of folktales to offer strident political and social commentary. Haerizadeh couches his own critique of power in the form of nightmarish fairy tales. To create each of his works, the artist prints thousands of sequential stills from YouTube videos of media broadcasts. He then proceeds to paint on each printout, animating the landscapes and morphing the soldiers and policemen, protesters and bystanders, politicians and celebrities, and even the news broadcasters narrating the events into half-human, half-animal hybrids.
“Here and Elsewhere" is on view through September 28.
First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.
With their fur dyed bright colours and cut into shapes to look like different animals and insects, this is the latest trend for pets in Russia. A salon is offering the unusual styling to four-legged friends - and even claims the animals enjoy having it done. In this intriguing footage, Daria Gotz, the owner of a salon in Yekaterinburg, shows off a cat that’s been styled to to look like a dragon - and a dog that resembles a bumblebee.
The most impressive clam in the Pacific Northwest is the geoduck (Panopea generosa). The world’s largest burrowing clam, the geoduck reaches an average size of 2.07 pounds (including the shell). They attain their maximum size by about 15 years, and can live at least as long as 168 years. The gaping, oblong shell is white with concentric rings, and generally has thin patches of flaky brown covering (periostracum) at the edges. The siphon and mantle are so large that they cannot be withdrawn into the shell.