Walker’s images evoke a sublime moment in time, evoking a sense of epic drama and beauty. The sets in which his pictures are captured are lavish locations which are juxtaposed against the everyday, mixed with the slightly absurd and outrageous. His photographs tell a narrative which is derived from an imagination which most of us have left behind in our childhood. He presents to his viewer a glimpse into his own imagination, his work reminding us of our capacity to dream the unthinkable.
Shadow sculptures by Tim Noble and Sue Webster plays with light’s function of revealing. However, they serve it with a twist. Spot light seems to shine on a seemly randomly piled heap of trash, as if saying “look at these trash!” The hidden art is actually revealed in the play of light and shadow.
Is what we see really what we think?
Tim Noble and Sue Webster began collaborating during their studies at Nottingham Polytechnic and studied together at the Royal College of Art. Appropriating the guerrilla tactics adopted by media-hungry celebrities’ attempting to gain fame, Noble and Webster’s unorthodox creations comment on a consumerist society gripped by narcissism. The artist duo is renowned for their series of drawings and their neon and light sculptures which embody the simultaneously glamorous and seedy aspects of contemporary culture. Noble and Webster’s work is held in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Saatchi Collection, London.
Testing the new Osram Halogen energy saver bulb on Babel.
These bulb are essentially normal halogen light in Edison bulb glass. It is 30% more efficient than Edison bulb because filament is enclosed in halogen gas to allow it burns better while giving out light. Since halogen light is an improved version of Edison’s invention, it gives the same kind of warm light we are accustomed to.
Halogen energy saver is closer to a single point light source than Edison bulb. As a result, the shadow is more defined (see foto below).
In comparison to CFL, I prefer Halogen energy saver. It has better quality light in terms of colour temperature and light/ shadow effect. Unlike CFLs, there is no need to buy a even more expensive dimmable version, any Halogen energy saver bulb is dimmable.
This week I like to share with you the work of Kazue Taguchi. She is a Japanese artist, lives and work in NY.
Her use of light reflective/ refractive material in space seems to dissolve the materiality of walls and ceiling, creating an illusive space instead.
To see more example of Kazue’s work
Light and shadow comes hand in hand. They compliment each other beautifully. They give depth to space, sharpness to details, shapes to imagination.
Concha Argüeso’s installation at A trans Pavilion, Berlin, transforms a simple gallery space into a dreamy forest on a glass screen.