Posts for February, 2013


26/02/2013A good night out with Sonic Acts


On a speed-date visit to Amsterdam last week, I was excited to find that the Sonic Acts festival opening night was taking place at the new Stedelijk Museum on Thursday. I got a bit disoriented in the huge and renovated building (locally known as the ‘bathtub’), but my ears caught the captivating sound of Freq_out9, a piece by CM von Hausswolff, and I followed it to the top of the stairs.
von Hausswolff created a sound installation comprising twelve individual sound works by various participants, each utilizing a specific frequency range and played at the same time to create a constant and architectural flow of sound. The result was very powerful (photo of the space above, obviously quite difficult to capture sound in an image…)


Citadels: Common Structures by Matthijs Munnik is a light and sound installation where a flickering large sculpture correspond with dark and repetitive sounds, playing with visitors’ perceptions.
Sitting in this space immersed in sound and light, I had a strange sensation- visitors were standing and sitting in a circle around this bright object, looking up, staring at the light. it was a very physical experience, and it seemed as though we were all involved in a strange hypnotic experiment, or some kind of sacred ceremony.

Now, this is what I call a good night out!
Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrone

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12/02/2013Keren Taggar’s dream


These beautiful illustrations are by Keren Taggar, an Israeli visual artist. Her work is full of magic and has a dreamy quality to it – I especially like the drawings in which she uses mixed techniques of pencil and colours – beautiful!



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05/02/2013For the stickers/ patterns/ wallpapers enthusiast!


My daughter is stickers-obssesed, and I am very fond of patterns, so I could definitely imagine this wallpaper on the walls of my house…
These wallpapers are made out of thousands of stickers, carefully put together into beautiful shapes and patterns by American artists Payton Turner & Brian Kaspr.
If you want one, you can order a custom made wallpaper on their website Flat Vernacular.

I found this work on the fantastic blog The Jealous Curator that features daily (!) and beautiful posts about art and design.




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