Apparatus by Roxy Paine, a life-size fast food restaurant fully constructed out of wood
Inspired by spaces and environments designed to be activated via human interaction, a fast-food restaurant and a control room, the dioramas present spaces and objects which are hand carved from birch and maple wood and formed from steel, encased and frozen in time, void of human presence, making their inherent function obsolete. Rooted in the Greek language, diorama translates to “through that which is seen”, a definition that has evolved throughout time as dioramas became conventionally known as physical windowed and encased rooms used as educational tools. Paine transforms the environments on display by using the diorama’s traditional experience as a tool to create a contemplative experience where what we see behind the glass transitions between being real and being a mere shell of something real.
via Present & Correct
Animated GIF Player by Pieterjan Grandry
In 1832, Jozeph Plateau, a Belgian physicist invented the phenakistiscope. The first device which was able to show a moving image and which is considered to be the pre-runner of modern cinema. The only down part however was the fact that it could only show short movie clips in a loop. An animated gif is exactly that, and after some research on Plateau’s original design, Pieterjan Grandry succeeded to build a device capable of playing animated gifs, incorporating led lights, microchips and magnetic sensors. The Gif player is a wooden box, much like a turntable, with a dimmer to adjust the speed of the animation and a small looking hole in the front.
(via Crap is Good)
Rotating Kitchen by Zeger Reyers
A cook was found preparing snacks and serving drinks to visitors of the vernissage. When more than half of the food had been, the dishwasher full and switched on, the cook left, with all of the containers of ingredients, ooking utensils, pots and pans on the counters, herbs and spices open, as well as open bottles of wine, for what seemed to be a temporary period of time, perhaps for a smoke or bathroom break. upon is exit, the kitchen slowly began to tilt and turn, rotating a complete axis in approximately fifteen minutes.
Nothing but love for this. Click through for the noisy video.
Related: Phalanstery Module - Bureau Spectacular / Jimenez Lai, but using rotating spaces to the user’s advantage.
A Sac of Rooms All Day Long by Alex Schweder
This work is something too big inside something too small. The architectural features of this iteration are “drawn” into the seams through the use of black vinyl strips of varying widths. The widths correlate to the line weight that would be used in an architectural drawing. Thinner lines indicate less prominent features like moulding, while thick lines indicate the outer limits of the rooms. The inflation and deflation causes this work to continually fluctuate between something recognizable and a jumble of lines.
(via It’s Nice That, with an interview with the artist)
Ad Reinhardt, How to Look at Art, Arts & Architecture, January 1947
Moviedrome: The Search for Total Theatre, 1963, by Stan Vanderbreek
Influenced by Buckminster Fuller’s spheres, VanDerBeek had the idea for a spherical theater where people would lie down and experience movies all around them. Floating multi-images would replace straight one-dimensional film projection. From 1957 on, VanDerBeek produced film sequences for the Movie-Drome, which he started building in 1963. His intention went far beyond the building itself and moved into the surrounding biosphere, the cosmos, the brain and even extraterrestrial intelligence.
(via Arqueologia del Futuro)
Devil and the Architecture Student - David Shrigley
Maybe after you graduate. Mmm? Hmm.