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My husband was telling me about this project yesterday because the company that he works for is broadcasting this event, and I found it amusing.
Viennese artist Alex Kiessling and Strukt Design studio will embark on a cross-border project that merges art and technology by using industrial robots to simultaneously create large-scale drawings in three european cities. Taking place at an event hosted by the Vienna tourist board on September 26th, 2013, ‘Long Distance Art’ will feed real-time tracking via satellite to the two remote robotic devices, one stationed in Berlin, at Breitscheidplatz, and the other in london, at trafalgar square, and will mirror Kiessling’s movements in real time. the project calls on the use of a prototyping program called vvvv, which facilitates the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics, and audio and video that can interact with many users at the same time. once completed, Kiessling will take all three independent artworks from the various cities and join them together in a triptych.

To see a version of the robot in action, watch the video below:

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Via Design Boom

Every year, Wimbledon Art Studios opens their doors to visitors. Every artist uses their own studio to show what they’ve been working on all year. What I love about this place is the atmosphere and that you can find a whole range of art – photography, illustration, design, painting, sculpture – there is something for every taste.

This year I will be participating here with my paintings, illustrations and paper sculptures, and I’m very excited.

So if you are a Londoner put in your diary and do come and visit from November 22nd to 25th, and you can see more than 150 artist all in the same place!
For more info click here or read the images below.

Japanese Kumi Yamashita uses paper to make portraits using light and shadow. It is a simple idea but clever and delicate at the same time. The way that she uses colour paper is very special because at first glance all you see is a piece of coloured paper. She takes half and hour to complete one of these profiles. She says that she can do any profile… I can ask her if she can do mine!

She says about her work “I am drawn to temporary things. The appreciation for my own country grows. I love natural light, the shadow of trees on the ground.
I love looking at the orange glow from a farmhouse in the countryside. I love the light on the hills right before the sun sets at the end of summer.
I don’t usually start with ideas. I love visually beautiful things, things that are nice to look at. and, afterwards, I think about the meaning.’

Via design boom

Jody Xiong and the China Environmental Protection Foundation made this public outdoor campaign to remind people of the benefits of walking instead of driving. These amazing horizontal billboards are placed on streets at 132 crossroads in 15 different cities. Green paint is placed either side of the billboard so when people walk past they leave footprints on the billboard, like they were leaves on a tree.
They have estimated that 3,920,000 people have walked through the installation. The final pieces are going to be hung in several urban locations. What an excellent idea!

Via Colossal

Gabriel Dawe uses threats to make his installations, creating a fantastic and visually stunning pieces of art over a white room or sometimes between stairs in the middle of a shopping centre. It is like a prism displaying a rainbow over the sun. It is just beautiful, I spent long time looking at his website, seeing every single piece of his work. My son shouts at my computer, “it is a rainbow” yes darling, it is.
He is exhibiting in Denmark until 13 of October.

photos: Gabriel Dawe website

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