Watch the Film PLAY WELCOME TO THIS PLACE Everyone has a special place–a spot on earth you hold close to your heart. Like the town where you grew up or met the one you love. The cove where you learned to surf. The secret mountain hideaway where you go to find yourself. In the first release of This Place, we explore the Oregon Coast through a short film and series of interactive vignettes. We take to the road to get to the heart of the questions, “What makes the Oregon coast unique?” And “Why do so many people consider it not just special, but sacred?”
Lamp is an album and story by Olga Nunes, and you're part of the story. It weaves through music, love letters, real memories and a fictional story between two people separated by mysterious circumstances.
Attachment is a website, a machine, a trip and You. Thanks to a poetic machine connected to this website, you can send messages, images, or videos through a biodegradable balloon in the air. This machine prints your message and a code on a sheet A6, slips it into a biopolymer cylinder attached to a balloon, which is finally released into the air. Then, the balloon will travel haphazardly to a potential recipient.
If we were able to take as the finest allegory of simulation the Borges tale where the cartographers of the Empire draw up a map so detailed that it ends up exactly covering the territory (but where the decline of the Empire sees this map become frayed and finally ruined, a few shreds still discernible in the deserts — the metaphysical beauty of this ruined abstraction, bearing witness to an Imperial pride and rotting like a carcass, returning to the substance of the soil, rather as an aging double ends up being confused with the real thing) — then this fable has come full circle for us, and now has nothing but the discrete charm of second-order simulacra.
The Tale of the Crippled Boy is an ongoing project whose end goal is a feature-length collection of animated and live film vignettes. There are currently over fifty articulated characters along with multiple sets, photographs and short films.
Krzysztof Wodiczko was born in 1943 in Warsaw, Poland, and lives and works in New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since 1980, he has created more than seventy large-scale slide and video projections of politically charged images on architectural façades and monuments worldwide. By appropriating public buildings and monuments as backdrops for projections, Wodiczko focuses attention on ways in which architecture and monuments reflect collective memory and history. In 1996, he added sound and motion to the projections, and began to collaborate with communities around chosen projection sites—giving voice to the concerns of heretofore marginalized and silent citizens who live in the monuments’ shadows. Projecting images of community members’ hands, faces, or entire bodies onto architectural façades, and combining those images with voiced testimonies, Wodiczko disrupts our traditional understanding of the functions of public space and architecture. He challenges the silent, stark monumentality of buildings, activating them in an examination of notions of human rights, democracy, and truths about the violence, alienation, and inhumanity that underlie countless aspects of social interaction in present-day society....