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Berlin-based artist Olafur Eliasson, conceptualised Your House. The book, designed in 2006 by Michael Heimann and Claudia Baulesch, is a limited-edition artist’s book with a laser-cut negative impression of Eliasson’s house in Copenhagen. Each of the 454 pages are individually cut and corresponds to 2.2 cm of the actual house.

Commissioned by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Your House is a remarkable arrangement of cutouts and imagery presented in a minimalist yet technical format. Readers gradually build a physical and mental narrative, whilst also examining the perceptual and spatial experience of domestic architecture of the house.

Although I haven’t had the pleasure of reading one of the 225 printed copies (perhaps one day), I love of the combination of sculpture and architecture and the illusion of being inside the house.

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From the artist – “I have let go of the more literal and pictorial modes of representation, moving into the crossroads of abstraction. Ideas of the promise of ruin, the uncanny, material diffusion, destruction and iconoclasm are at the forefront of my work, which deals with dispersion, erasure and memory. I am engaged with the exploration of the material relationships involved in creation and destruction, re-interlacing image making and image breaking.”

Chunky Move’s Gideon Obarzanek discusses upcoming Dance Massive production Connected at Malthouse; Teaming up with Californian artist, Reuben Margolin, Gideon animates both the body and the machine through physical connection between the dancers and Margolin’s purpose-built, kinetic sculpture.

Reuben Margolin, a visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reubens artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or a powerful ocean eddy, his work is elegant and hypnotic.

american artist mark reigelman was commissioned by the cleveland museum of art,
in partnership with cleveland public art (CPA), to create an outdoor installation for the
museum’s annual summer solstice party. the result was ‘white cloud’, an installation comprised
of nearly 100 eight-foot weather balloons, a dozen 22-foot steel poles and rope.

The f5x5x5 sculpture is a kinetic and luminous framework conceived and realised by LAb[au]. In software development, a framework is a methodological tool based on re-usable chunks of code, code libraries or other software pieces to assist, to develop and to glue together the different components of a software project. In regards to the f5x5x… installation the term ‘framework’ refers to the installation’s constituting elements, a raster of fix and kinetic aluminium frames.

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