julien berthier: love love sculpture

Love Love from julien berthier on Vimeo.

love love’ is perhaps one of julien berthier’s more unusual sculptural installations. the floating sculpture is made from a large sailboat that has been modified to appear as if it is capsizing. despite its battered appearance the boat is fully functional and able to move around thanks to a built-in motor. to create the piece a 6.5 meter yacht was cut in half and a new keel was added to allow the boat to remain upright in the sinking position. since its construction berthier has taken the boat out on numerous trips inside harbours like canary wharf in london and in normandy, france.

The world’s smallest stop-motion animation

Professor Fletcher’s invention of the CellScope, which is a Nokia device with a microscope attachment, was the inspiration for a teeny-tiny film created by Sumo Science at Aardman. It stars a 9mm girl called Dot as she struggles through a microscopic world. All the minuscule detail was shot using CellScope technology and a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics.

Surfing the 4th Dimension

Surfing the 4th Dimension from Don Whitaker on Vimeo.

Further experiments in slit-scan style video, sometimes called time slicing. I like to think that this is what you might see if you looked at our world from a spot in the fourth dimension. (^_^)

These clips start as normal video clips that I’ve captured along the Oregon Coast. Then I run ’em through a script that I wrote in Processing.

The script works by taking a vertical sliver of pixels from the source video, advancing the video one frame, grabbing another sliver of pixels, and so on through the entire source clip.

These slivers are then stacked horizontally to create one frame of the final clip. The animation effect is created by advancing the location of the vertical slice and repeating the stacking process.

So each frame of the final clip represents the change over time of a stationary spot. As the video advances, the spot we are seeing moves through space. Normally as a video advances we move through time, so we’ve sort of swapped the two.

For more info about slit-scan photography and video see: flong.com/texts/lists/slit_scan/



Music by Agent Engram


My first slit-scan video, WaveSlice


 Surfing the 4th Dimension

Frances Bean Cobain’s Art Show

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You wouldn’t expect the first art show by the teenage daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain to be middle of the road.
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And Frances Bean Cobain does not disappoint. In fact, the images the 17-year-old comes up with in Los Angeles are extremely disturbing.

Under the pseudonym Tim Fiddle, Frances Bean’s exhibit of notebook sketches is called Scumf***. No doubt her parents would be proud of the name.
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The mostly charcoal drawings depict ghoulish faces and distorted features. Each sketch has accompanying captions, including one that says, ‘Treat Me Like Your Mother Or I’ll Eat the Sun,’ another that reads ‘Goat S****, and a third that says ‘I Don’t Owe You S***’

The centrepiece of the exhibit is a portrait of the American punk rock musician G.G. Allin…

Frances Bean wasn’t even two years old when her father, the lead singer of Nirvana, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in 1994. He was 27.

And her mother, lead singer of the band Hole, briefly lost custody of her daughter in 2003 when she was ordered into rehab after being treated for an accidental prescription drug overdose.

In December 2009, Frances Bean requested and was granted legal emancipation from Courtney, and now chooses to remain under the guardianship of Kurt Cobain’s mother and sister.

Daily Mail.co.uk