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Sjors van Buyten

licht installation maker

Wood and Steel

PRESENTED ON FEB 20, 2013
IN HONG KONG @ VOL 14

Sjors van Buyten shows his passion for craft and design, from his beginnings working with metals in an automotive shop, to some of his recent designs. He works primarily with metals and wood, and also enjoys incorporating light in many of his installations.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 24, 2013.

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Time Drifts

BY PHILIPP GEIST
@ VOL 21 ON APR 14, 2012

Philipp Geist models many of his installations in which the topics of time and space play an essential role. He shows his way of dealing with various media, like video, light installations, photography, and painting. In this presentation, he mainly focuses on moved and accessible installations which he displayed all over the world in the last years, including Thailand, Rome and Germany. Moreover, he pays special attention to his installation “TIME DRIFTS” which he showed at the square of the Goethe-University in Frankfurt for Luminale 2012. (in German)

Die malerische Interpretation von Zeit und Raum in den künstlerischen Arbeiten von Philip Geist Während seiner Präsentation stellt Philipp Geist einige seiner Installationen vor, in denen die Themen Raum und Zeit eine wesentliche Rolle spielen. Er zeigt, wie er mit den Medien Video, Lichtinstallation, Fotografie und Malerei umgeht. Hierbei stehen hauptsächlich bewegte und begehbare Installationen im Mittelpunkt, die er während der letzten Jahren in verschiedenen Ländern der Welt ausgestellt hat. So präsentiert er zum Beispiel Installationen in Thailand, Rom und Deutschland. Darüber hinaus geht er auf seine Installation „TIME DRIFTS“ ein, die er anlässlich der Luminale 2012 auf dem Platz der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt gezeigt hat.

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Steel Sculptures

BY GEORGE SCHROEDER
@ VOL 10 ON MAY 28, 2013

George Schroeder, works in steel, aluminum, and many other metallic elements to produce sculpture oftentimes based in expressing sound forms. His work is often large in scale, and here he discusses his numerous public installations. 

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Heroes of Wood, Glass, Steel

BY KEIJI ASHIZAWA
@ VOL 106 ON SEP 20, 2013

Keiji Ashizawa is a metalworker with a lot of industrious friends. Keiji shows off some of his amazing work with steel and aluminum, as well as the lighting, wood, and glasswork of those who he works with. He also discusses the structures and furniture he built for those in the tsunami-affected area of Ishinomaki, Japan. (in Japanese)

This presentation was part of the PechaKucha Global Night 2013, and follows the theme of "hidden heroes."

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The Benefits of Reclaimed Wood

BY JAMIE HAMMEL
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 21, 2013

Jamie Hammel knows his reclaimed wood, and speaks concisely on the environmental and aesthetic benefits of using this salvaged material to build beautiful new structures. He speaks on the numerous sources of reclaimed wood -- from old bridges, to farm houses, to boardwalks -- and the instensive process of prepping the material for repurposing.

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It's Not Just Christmas Lighting!

BY AVRAHAM MOR
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 03, 2013

Why should lights be used only during Christmas to light up houses or public spaces? Why can't they be used all year round? Avraham Mor, a lighting designer, is certainly passionante about using light all year round to celebrate the importance of light in our lives and for the enjoyment of the outdoors. 

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From Welding to Wood to Bronze

BY RODNEY HILL
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 25, 2014

Rodney Hill, Architect and professor, discusses the results of many years of sculpting. From unintended opportunities that opened while covering design gaps in the architecture offices he worked for, he discovered a path that led from welding to wood to bronze as an avocation. He shared his large scale, very intricate wood carvings, some with erotic affordances requested by clients.

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Galloping with Wood and Steel

BY SHOHEI TOYODA
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

Berklee College of Music graduate Shohei Toyoda retunred to Japan a few years ago on a mission to share his love of music, especially country music. Specializing in finger pick guitar, Shohei gave us a taste of his guitar talents in a moving presentation/performance on his passion. 

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Zero by Zero

BY TOHRU KOMAHASHI
@ VOL 133 ON FEB 24, 2016

自然物の美しさや神秘性を、 プロダクトやグラフィック、 空間全体を利用したインスタレーションで表現するアーティスト集団 ゼロバイゼロ。特にサウンドに着目し、ディスプレイなどを用いずに水や光等で可視化する装置を数多く制作しています。メンバーの駒橋透さんが、ゼロバイゼロのこれまで発表した代表的な作品、一押しの作品を紹介します。

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Look up & Look around

BY SUSIE OLCZAK
IN CAMBRIDGE

Artist Susie Olczak talks about how she documents her inspiration as she moves through urban spaces and how this influences the sculpture and installations she makes which focus on light, materials and geometry.