Inspired by a trip to Stradbroke Island in Australia back in 2011, artist Cai Guo-Qiang began work on his newest large-scale installation, Heritage, a flock of 99 life-size replicas of wild animals including giraffes, pandas, lions, tigers, and kangaroos drinking from a pool of blue water.
Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus by Julius von Bismarck
“Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus” is a drawing machine illustrating a never-ending story by the use of patent drawings.
The machine translates words of a text (e.g. a novel) into a stream of patent drawings. Eight million patents — linked by over 22 million references — form the vocabulary. By using references to earlier patents, it is possible to find paths between the patents that have been found for word-combinations in the story. They form a kind of subtext. New visual connections and narrative layers emerge through the interweaving of the story with the depiction of technical developments.
The apparatus takes a combination of words in the story and searches for a patent document, whose text contains those words. Then it extracts the main drawing from the patent document and draws it. Advancing in the story, it finds the next patent document. Between the found patent and the previously drawn patent, the patents that connect the two are drawn in between. This process repeats until the story has been used up and generates an endless stream of patent drawings.
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I am just sitting on my bed shrieking in delight ARE YOU GUYS SEEING THIS
I want this in my life.
EXCUSE ME I KNOW THIS IS NOT RECIPES BUT DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW MINDBLOWINGLY AMAZING THIS IS????!?!?
FUCKING TAKE MY MONEY YOU BRILLIANT INDIVIDUALS!
Tierney Gearon born 1963 in Atlanta, GA, is an acclaimed Los Angeles based contemporary photographer, who gained both critical and commercial recognition for her powerful and intense color photographs. She was thrust into the spotlight in 2001 when her work was featured as one of the main photographers in the famed "I Am A Camera" exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London.
Her "Shape Series" depicts children and animals inside colorful plexiglas shapes in various outdoor settings. The images suggest that though the subjects are in a recognizable physical location, they may exist in an alternate dimension distinguished by the space within the transparent colored walls. The project presents a fantasy-like narrative that we imagine could involve portals into space.
Tierney Gearon has been exhibited at many prominent galleries and museums including, The Parrish Art Museum, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and Phillips de Pury & Company in London.
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The Hälssen & Lyon Tea Calendar by Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg
The Hälssen & Lyon tea calendar is the first calendar in the world to feature calendar days made from tea leaves. Finely flavoured and pressed until wafer-thin, the 365 calendar days can be individually detached and brewed directly in the cup with hot water. The tea calendar was sent exclusively to selected business partners.
In celebration of this week’s Food Issue, here’s a look at fourteen contemporary food-inspired photographers and photographs: http://nyr.kr/17XVrYD
Top: Sarah Anne Ward, “Rothko Ice Cream Cake” (2013), food styling by Heather Meldrom.
Bottom-Left: Miles Aldridge, “Red Marks” (2003)/Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery.
Bottom-Right: Dinah Fried, “Fictitious Dishes: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” (2012), from “Fictitious Dishes,” to be published in April, 2014.