John Harrison from Studio Dekka talks about the creation of Dewsbury's New Picture House and reflects on cinema as time, space and electricity.
PechaKucha Night, now in over 800 cities, was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
PechaKucha Night Seattle is teaming up this week with Bellevue Arts Museum for an evening in their distinctive new building, designed by noted architect Steven Holl, for a presentation series surrounding the exhibition The New Frontier: Young Designer-Makers in the Pacific Northwest.
Repeat PechaKucha Presenter and Yokohama Knit Artist, Bernd Kestler started an initiative called "Knit for Japan" in repsonse to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Originally aimed at providing knitting supplies for people of Tohoku, the project evolved into the "Granny Square Project” in which Bernd collected 20cm X 20cm knitted squares from all around the world. Little did he know he would receive so many that he was able to create the worlds largest crochetted blanket. Check out how this creative project became greater than the sum of its parts.
Jean-Marc Superville Sovak presents a series of drawing based on lynching photographs:
"I began my drawing series based on James Allen’s “Without Sanctuary: Photographs and Postcards of Lynching in America” to reject the roles I found myself in when viewing the images; at first, vicariously the victim, then, a spectator guilty because of my ineffectual presence. In the act of just looking, I also became a witness to the exhibition of a human being's destruction, no different than any other spectator. Like the other participant's affirmation and justification of the inhuman act that had occurred, I also became accomplice to the crime.
I asked myself: How could I avoid the irreversible effects of the photograph? How could I conversely act upon the photograph?"
Artist, animator, Gallery Assistant at The Foundation Gallery in New Orleans, Alice McGillicuddy, talks about her process to find fun and to get into the mind frame to create. Alice is the happiest creating structures, large and small, to house animations and enjoys making every sort of bit and bob.