As I head back to New York City this week for school, I’d thought I post about something I am looking forward to checking out upon my return. Recently, a new art establishment has opened in what used to be an empty lot in the East Village. From their website:
“The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory traveling to nine major cities worldwide over six years. Led by international, interdisciplinary teams of emerging talents in the areas of urbanism, architecture, art, design, science, technology, education, and sustainability, the Lab addresses issues of contemporary urban life through programs and public discourse. Its goal is the exploration of new ideas, experimentation, and ultimately the creation of forward-thinking solutions for city life.
Over the Lab’s six-year migration, there will be three distinct mobile structures and thematic cycles. Each structure will be designed by a different architect, and each will travel to three cities around the globe. The theme of the Lab’s first two-year cycle is Confronting Comfort—exploring notions of individual and collective comfort and the urgent need for environmental and social responsibility.
After October 16, 2011 the BMW Guggenheim Lab will travel to Berlin and then Mumbai. Cycle 1 concludes with an exhibition presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2013. Two additional two-year cycles will follow, each with a new mobile structure and theme, concluding in the fall of 2016.
Part urban think tank, part community center and public gathering space, the Lab is conceived to inspire public discourse in cities around the world and through the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and online social communities.”
I can’t wait to see if it lives up to its lofty ambitions!
I have recently discovered a love of mine while stumbling on the net on stumbleupon.com: early 20th century color photography. Something about seeing over a hundred years into the past in color makes the experience all more real. It’s as if the presence of vibrant blues in countryside skies and deep reds in a soldier’s uniform transport me to the moment of the photograph’s inception. I feel if the photos were to be enlarged and posted on a wall I could take one cautious but curious step into the past. This is all coming from someone with a heavy black & white film background, but with now a strong appreciation for early feats in photography.
South of the Border, Jmeow, Pizzle, Pippi, Mickey Moose, and myself discuss our spirit animals, Mexican drug cartels, and childhood oldies but goodies video games. Yesss
This was recorded a little while ago, so yes, I am aware the Chilean miners are all out and safe. Next potcast tonight and it will be a little more organized!
Hey guys welcome to The Chronic Chronicles where you will soon realize all the crazy shit that happens when you’re under the influence of…Margie-Jane is my name and I recently saw the craziest mother f-ing movie that you will ever see this year. ENTER THE VOID is an acid roller-coaster that will make you feel like you’re still rolling long after its nearly 3 hour marathon is over. For sure the best, or for some people, craziest and most ambitious visuals I’ve seen ever. Anywho, currently in class and sober, lameee. Look out for my first audio potcast coming very soon!
Watch the trailer for Enter the Void: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI89ovR36r0