Ivan Toth DepeÃ±aÂ has made some pretty incredible displays in his career thus far. Â One beautiful and fun example would be the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places commission that Ivan did for the Miami0Dade Government Center. Â Check this out:
From Ivan’s Vimeo page on the installation:
MIAMI, FL â€“ Ivan Toth DepeÃ±aâ€™s light-based installation â€œReflectâ€ was permanently installed in the Stephen Clark Government Center Lobby in Miami on November 18, 2011. Commissioned by the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places initiative, the work illuminates the dynamism of the lobby space and encourages a sense of discovery in the visitors.
This dynamic art work is designed by the artist with the idea of welcoming visitors and employees to Government Center in a fun and interactive way,â€ said Michael Spring, Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs. â€œIt will energize the lobby and symbolize the Countyâ€™s commitment to be informative and responsive to our citizens.â€
As a main stop in Miamiâ€™s MetroRail system, the space serves as a hub for commuters; incorporating the notion of daily circulation into his piece, DepeÃ±a uses sensors and light to focus on the communal nature and circulatory qualities of the lobby. The project engages the buildingâ€™s visitors and references the idea of community through various means of reflection, group interactivity and high-tech playfulness.
For more information please visit: ivandepena.com
Commissioned by: Miami-Dade Art in Public Places:
Additional Project Support:
Lighting Consultant and Programming Support: Focus Lighting
With generous support by: Color Kinetics
Isn’t it amazing that this kind of art can be made in the same place that bands of neo-Nazis are patrolling the streets? Â Blows the mind.
It’s too bad we can’t buy tickets to one of THESE kind of parks at the gas station like you can places like King’s Island and Six Flags Over, uh, Wherever:
This place is called Live Park, and it was on some kind of a “world tour” for three months in South Korea recently:
What an amazingly beautiful video. Â Believe me, the 3:28 it takes to watch this will change your life. Â There is more beauty in this video than most people have in their entire month.
Check it – you can thankÂ Esteban DiÃ¡cono for this:
From the video site on Vimeo:
Please watch my new video for Ã“lafur Arnalds / Slowly, comes the Light!Â vimeo.com/11662772
Official Version: Ã“lafur Arnalds / LjÃ³siÃ°Â vimeo.com/6284199
You can listen to and buy the album at:Â foundsongs.erasedtapes.com/
The quotes are from many sources, including Brian Eno, Stefan Segmeister, Albert Einstein, Nitzche and a few more i got randomly and i’m not sure about the author.
In all cases, thank you for the inspiration.
I strongly encourage you to visitÂ foundsongs.erasedtapes.com/Â and order the vynil or cd special limited edition of the record and give support to a great artist and his wonderful music.
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I hope this lifts your day like it did mine.
Happy Saturday, everybody!
A friend sent me a link to this video for Second Song, from the band TV On the Radio. Â This is some incredibly visual stuff, the perfect thing for a Saturday morning! Â I hope you enjoy this, you have no idea how appropriate this is right now. Â This has been one incredibly long and productive week, and I am happy to be sitting here off of my feet. Â With Tim Horton’s coffee. Â It is not Dunkin Donuts coffee, that’s for sure.
You also check out where this came from, the movie of their album, Nine Types of Light. Â Now how perfect is that?!