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Rachel Lafo

Fictive Realities

PRESENTED ON SEP 28, 2013
IN RICHMOND, BC @ VOL 3

Is there such a thing as true reality? This question is posed in the exhibition "Fictive Realities," in which five artists address the theme of reality. Rachel Lafo explains how the artists used different technologies, including TV screens, sculptures, and storytelling to impart their personal interpretations. 

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Noh: The Sculpture of Time

BY JOHN OGLEVEE
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Finding the "now" in the "then." Noh evokes the contemporary through its use of space, materials and lines resulting in a sculpture of time. Listen to John Oglevee explain all of these concepts, as part of the noh performances he performs himself for English-speaking audiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 6, 2013.

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Between reality and routine

BY CHLOÉ JARRY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

In her work, Chloé Jarry conjures situations where art meets everyday life. She likes the indistinct sphere where these two realities mingle and interconnect, evoquing a never-ending dialogue between one and the other.
She has chosen the technique of earthenware as a material permitting me to mould and copy everyday objects : light bulbs, electrical sockets, adaptors, carpet slippers, grab-handles, pegs, plastic bottles forgotten on a bedside table... The technique of earthenware transforms the original object. During the steps of moulding, drying, and firing, the object gets distorted in a way that I cannot, and don’t wish to control, and my sculptures bear the traces of these accidents. Here’s what she is most interested in, as opposed to, for instance, a brand new and perfectly cast light switch freshly coming out of the production chain. I voluntarily keep the traces of my manipulation, I even leave the jagged edge you get during the process of casting. The hardly distorted form gives an impression of strangeness.
Her sculptures fully live in the space she offer to them. Discreet, they won’t change its function in the slightest, their presence will simply mark it in a subtle way, like appendixes from a parallel world.
She reproduces objects which are so typical for everyday life we don’t notice them any longer. Thus, her work offers a new regard on form, function, and space. {in French}

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Shaping Space and Realities

BY LAUREN SLOWIK
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"What I find funny is the idea that doomsday preppers think they can inoculate themselves from effects of an apocalypse by collecting things we have manufactured in the last 100 years to protect themselves from the future, but in fact what we need more are tools and solutions to overcome the quandary that the demise of our species is at our own hands."

In Shaping Space and Realities from PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol. 4, self-proclaimed design evangelist, educator, and promoter of play Lauren Slowik explores the infinite possibilities of shaping space and realities with advancing 3-d printing technology to create new physical connections. Join her as she goes deep into the rabbit hole of how our future can be reimagined with a shift in thinking. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 10th, 2015. 

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Outdoor Art with Augmented Reality

BY BRYAN AMBURGEY
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Bryan Amburgey is the founder of Walls, an Augmented Reality Art Walk in Long Beach and discusses his inaugural event.

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Attention to Reality

BY HERVÉ MARCHAND
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 02, 2015

The Quinzaine Photographique Nantaise was born in 1997. Since then the festival is held every September. During a month (15 days in the early years) various exhibitions with a common theme are open to the public.

2016 will therefore be the year of its 20th anniversary.

Photography is a medium which is intimately connected to reality and a reproduction tool, but it is above all a form of language that draws its evocative power beyond words. The QPN favors this strong link to reality. The field of exploration of our festival is not disconnected from what matters in our lives.

Making meaningful programming choices, showing the plurality of expressions while drawing parallels between the works exhibited, and in the end producing a coherent and understandable project that we will enjoy sharing.
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What Sculpture Gives to Me, What I Hope Sculpture Can Give to Everyone

BY BILL MCGRATH
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

Contemplating retirement after successive careers as an attorney then city administrator in his hometown of Batavia, Illinois, Bill McGrath has begun pursuing his love for art, specifically working in metal sculpture. Sculpture, like any artistic endeavor, presents the opportunity to express oneself to others, but also requires some emotional distance to remain true to one’s visions. He also shows how public art, sculpture in particular, can add to a community’s sense of place by speaking to values, history, and universal experiences, such as fear.

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Making Imagination Reality with Autodesk

BY KAZUOMI IKEDA
@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016

ものづくり、都市デザイン、建築、CG、映画等の制作用ソフトウェアを開発販売し、クリエイターを応援サポートしているオートデスク。広報ご担当の池田一臣さんが、2016年10月26日から開催されるTokyo Design Weekでのオートデスクの出展内容や企画イベントを紹介されています。

Manufacturing, urban design, architecture, CG, film effects; Autodesk software supports creators from all over make their imaginings a reality. Hear from the talented Kazuomi Ikeda about Autodesk’s exciting exhibitions to be on display from October 26th at Tokyo Design Week 2016!

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Industrial Sculpture

BY JOE HENSEL
IN PITTSBURGH, PA

Joe Hensel, horder of industrial artifacts, talks about his recent projects and industrial sculpture. 

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Between Idea and Reality

BY DR. TABASSUM SHAHEEN
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 27, 2018

Dr. Tabassum Shaheen is influenced greatly by nature and natural elements, and her work revolves around this inspiration. She produces intricate and complex pen and ink drawings that represent the multilayered aspects of reality in nature or at least the perception of it.