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The streets of Hamburg is the venue of an upcoming international award exhibition called Stickersafari.
As the name suggests, Stickersafari is dedicated to sticker-art and in the spirit of the medium, it takes place outdoor in Marktstraße in Hamburg from October 7 - November 7.
More than 5000 stickers from all over the world, have been submitted to the exhibition, which is organised by NO GALLERY – a gallery without space, showing contemporary art in unusual places.
Posted by Sebastian on Sep 14, 2006
The Conflux festival, which takes place this week in New York, features a wide range of artistic projects that investigate the border between private and public space.
One of many interesting projects is a performance by SU-EN and Nuria Dina who has decided to walk around knocking on people's doors to ask if they can come inside to do a short improvisation in their home or workspace.
If people agree they enter, choose a space and do a performance of 3–5 minutes. If people decline, they say thank you and goodbye.
Pause is flashmob related performance that takes place during the Conflux festival in New York.
On each day of the festival, a group of 30+ participants will gather in public space to pause together at a predetermined location.
Upon receiving an SMS, all participants will freeze simultaneously and will remain frozen for five minutes. Upon receiving a second SMS, participants will unfreeze and go on with the rest of the day, resuming life as usual.
Pause plays with the speed and ceaseless movements of the city. The performance is conceived and conducted by: Toby Lee and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga
Adidas recently placed an oversized shoebox in the middle of Leidseplein (Leidse Square) in central Amsterdam, to promote its newly opened concept store; adidas Originals.
The always-crowded square is not only known for its numerous sports bars and tourist traps, it also happens to be the public stage of the most famous football-freestyler in town who performs mesmerizing tricks all year round.
Canal*ACCESSIBLE is an online mapping project that shows Barcelona from the perspective of people who have difficulty walking.
40 handicapped particpants use their camera-phones to document every problem and obstacle they encounter on their way through the city.
The images are posted to a website and each location and obstacle is described and placed on a map. The result is a map of the parts of Barcelona that is inaccessibility for people confined to wheelchairs.
3,578 architectural barriers and stumbling blocks have been documented on canal*ACCESSIBLE since December 2005. The project recently won Ars Electronica's Digital Communities award 2006.
The Institute for Infinitely Small Things is a highly original research organization based in Boston, whose mission is to invent and distribute new practices of political engagement in everyday life.
This June, they are inviting members of the public to join them in a series of renaming expeditions in Cambridge, which will result in the publication of a new map of The City Formerly Known as Cambridge.
To rename a street, park, square or other part of Cambridge, MA, simply attend an expedition and fill out a form to justify your reasons for renaming.
The first expedition takes place on June 1st at the public opening ceremony of the newly redesigned Porter Square plaza. As soon as it is officially named, it will be renamed!
Graffiti Analysis by Evan Roth is a project that visualizes the movements of graffiti writers in the creation of a tag.
Roth (aka fi5e) invited four of his favorite taggers - HELL, JESUS SAVES, AVONE, & KATSU to join his experiment. Their movements were recorded and analyzed by motion tracking software and subsequently Roth projected the digitized input onto various buildings in New York City.
Graffiti Analysis is a part of Evan Roth's graduation thesis, which is available for download. His website is an excellent resource for those interested in experimental street art and graffiti culture.
In 2002 Sascha Pohflepp created an art project called Echo that was provoked and inspired by the constant renaming of Berlin's squares and street names.
Pohflepp decided to integrate the past memory into the present by adding shaddow-like stencil signs to a selection of existing signs. Each stencil represented an old erased street name.
A ghostly effect was created by using reflective material (reflexbeads) that was completely invisible at daytime but visible at nighttime. The angle of Pohflepp's applied street signs reflect the year they were in use, thus visualizing the historic development in a subtle way.
In collaboration with a local school, The Waag Society in Amsterdam has developed a concept for a 'mobile learning game'.
The game is designed for students in the age of 11-12 and employ mobile phones and GPS-technology to examine whether it's possible to provide an educational location-based experience.
In the Frequency 1550 mobile game, students are transported to the medieval Amsterdam of 1550 via mobile phone. For one to two days, they roam through the city in small groups, using GPS to know their own positions as well as other players or objects. The students - or players - will need to demonstrate their knowledge of medieval Amsterdam by doing location-based media-assignments on the city's history.
The project is supported by KPN Mobile's UMTS network.
New York shoe and fashion Designer Kenneth Cole is trying to merge charity with business through a reward-based campaign.
Window signs in Kenneth Cole stores are saying:
- KENNETH COLE.
..When you donate gently worn shoes and clothing to any Kenneth Cole New York store Jan 17-Feb 15 and receive 20% off your next purchase