Friday, December 16, 2011

Antonina's movement video

My movement video from 12/13, apologies again for it not playing.


the beginning shows my idea of layering clothes by getting dressed (ideally almost synchronized). Then I experimented with layering some animation images I'm working with inbetween, as well as at the end of the video.

thank you! and sorry again...


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Random Find for Natalie

Was remembering Punky Brewster, and came across this website.

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Return to the Artisan in the Art World

Check it out: An article from Sunday's NYT about the increase in (and return to) artisanal approaches in the contemporary art and design worlds.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Multi Media Fashion Exhibition

On Sunday night, the fashion collective Three as Four opened its highly anticipated exhibition “Insalaam Inshalom” at the Beit Ha’Ir Center for Urban Culture in Tel Aviv, bringing to fruition a project over two years in the making. Covering the walls of the four-story building in fabric printed with their spring collection’s central motifs, which are made of a mix of Muslim and Jewish symbols, the designers Gabi Asfour, Adi Gil and Ange Donhauser invited 10 artists to show works that relate to the project’s central notion: that Judaism and Islam can live side by side. “We’ve accumulated the energy of artists and performers who are like-minded,” Asfour said. “We tried to balance things from all sides, though it’s always difficult.”

Featured in the show are pieces by Yoko Ono, Joseph Dadoune and Jessica Mitrani, to name a few. Installations, video works, textiles and photography are among the works on display throughout the center’s “Insalaam Inshalom”-patterned walls. The performers at Sunday’s event included the Cyprus-born, New York-based director/choreographer Maria Hassabi, who wore cotton overalls from the Three as Four collection. Carrying a rolled-up rug on her slight frame, she slowly made her way down a flight of stairs into a cramped performance area, stopping every few seconds in different sculptural positions. Having arrived, she released the rug behind her back and wrapped herself in it as in a cape. At other moments she lay on it as well as under it as if it were a blanket.

As usual, Three as Four opted for a less formal fashion show, with a backgammon board acting as a centerpiece onstage, with mannequins dressed in pieces from the collection positioned around it. Models entered the central space to stand between the forms, then took turns walking over to a low table, sitting down, rolling the dice and moving the pieces of the board game. After each turn, one model would get up and take the place of another — a collective game of musical chairs.

A video from the exhibit can be viewed here.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

François Lesage- master embroider dies at 82

Master embroider, François Lesage died at 82.  For the last 50 years he has collaborated with couture houses, "from Balenciaga to Lacroix", setting the standard on surface embellishments for fashion houses worldwide.

I have not found a good article to post about his life but he is worth looking up. His website shows some of the most beautiful curtains/designs/things never thought possible with thread. The scale of his Paris embroidery house is also inspiring. Wonder how this tradition will continue...

history of embroidery on his page for embroidery lovers!

he was not only good at the familiar but covered new territory with his embroidery house