Oh, I’m back to blogging, my dear friendz! Just had some cluttered weekz, and absolutely great echo after visiting Belgrade’s Napravi Me! / Make Me Festival in the middle of June. The input I’ve got there was so strong, so I needed the other way out to articulate thingz.
Short documentary Karakuri by Matthew Allard had been already widespread all around the web. It’s a movie I wanted to publish at the beginning of June, but then I had mini break… So, it’s never too late for a good dox here! Karakuri is a traditional Japanese puppet craft, actually an ancient variant of robotics.
Marjorie Schick‘s jewerly and wearable sculptures have strong and appealing impact on the viewer because of the colours and material transformations she uses in her work.
Marjorie Schick, Wearable Pink Collar (c)
In May this year I had an opportunity to partake at the first regional Wearable Technology workshop at Digital Media Lab Ljudmila.org in Ljubljana (Slovenia), organized my MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art. The workshop was led by MFA intermedia students from the University of Maine (USA), Abigail Stiers and Alexander Gross.
Since, Abby and Alex were for last three months lecturers at the CIANT – International Centre for Art and New Technologies in Prague (Czech), it was really nice to talk about their own work, the perception of technology and DIY scenes in USA and Europe, and the generation gap between new media art and fine art. Oh, we talked a little bit about Arduino, too.
While I was browsing through Croatian contemporary textile art, I came to work by young artist Josipa Stefanec… I like the way her dresses and garments look like installations, whilst her installations look like dresses in the space…
Photo: Vulic (c), taken from ULUPUH