22 Jan 2014, 5:02pm
ephemeral mapping
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A Geological Epiphany: Magdalena Jetelovà’s Iceland Project (1992) : socks-studio

All images : © Magdalena Jetelovà



Magdalena Jetelovà is a Czech artist living in Munich, Düsseldorf and Prague. She became famous for her large wooden sculptures of furnitures (tables, chairs and stairs in Durmast wood) and for her 1990′s installations, such as “Domestication of Pyramids“. Starting from the 1990′s she’s also realised a series of light interventions in the territory, in order to expose hidden artificial or natural structures of the landscape, documented through very dark B/W photography.

In the Iceland Project the artist used lasers to visualize the local geological condition called “Undersea intercontinental divide”, a divergent tectonic plate boundary. The so-called Mid Atlantic Ridge is located along the floor of the ocean, and cuts Iceland in two halves.  According to Wikipediathe section of the ridge which includes the island of Iceland is also known as the Reykjanes Ridge. The average spreading rate for the ridge is about 2.5 cm per year.

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12 Sep 2010, 4:40pm
architecture mapping
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Laser cut and 3D printed decorative objects derived from geography – Boing Boing

Fluid Forms is a 3D printing and laser-cutting company that produces a wide range of objects based on maps, satellite images, and other photos. They started off with topographical maps of physical places printed in sterling silver with pinbacks, and now they've expanded their repertoire. The new offerings include necklaces with steel charms based on your photos, or maps (inexplicably, these are marketed as “necklaces for men,” though I can't imagine why they're not unisex — the same charms are also available as earrings) and acrylic/wood clocks with finely cut lines reproducing streetmaps.

I love the idea of using “emotionally significant” places as motifs for jewelry and other decorative items. On the 3D printing side, it's a clever way of giving everyone a ready-made, personally important 3D mesh to use as the basis for an object.

via Laser cut and 3D printed decorative objects derived from geography – Boing Boing.

Guerilla Paint Action in Berlin

Last week a group of cyclists dumped 13 gallons of paint on the road at Berlin’s busy Rosenthaler Platz, creating a series of colourful lines as cars drove through.

The various colours of paint were dumped onto the road in large puddles at different locations throughout the intersection. As traffic drove through, the paint was spread around creating lots of colourful lines. The whole action took only a few seconds: bikers had poured paint from big boxes in front of cars that waited for green lights. So the cars and their wheels, if the driver wanted it or not, became the brush tool for this guerilla public art piece.The creators of the project posted signs on post nearby explaining that the paint wasn’t harmful and would simply wash off with water.

Posted by Anita Silva – on Abitare – international design magazine » Guerilla Paint Action in Berlin.

L’homme Qui Aimait Les Femmes de François Truffaut (1972)


Réunion island is described as an island populated by women only (100 of them)

(Terrible movie)