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Imagineers In Exile: Projection Mapping Storytelling

Imagineers in Exile is an immersive art installation / theatrical production in which the audience is surrounded by illustrations of bizarre lands and creatures on every wall. Projection mapping brings the drawings to life and guides the audience around the space as if they were inside the pages of an epic adventure. Some characters and situations from the paper manifest themselves in live performance. It’s a wholly new concept combining digital story telling, immersive theatre, and traditional ink and paper illustration.

Directed, projected, illustrated, animated, filmed, edited & performed by a dandypunk.

The aim was to attempt to invoke the magical and inspiring feeling of watching “Labyrinth” or “The Neverending Story” for the first time as a child–only now for an older audience.

“The Second In Line” by Mattias Adolfsson

Mattias Adolfsson ist ein freiberuflicher Illustrator, wohnhaft in Sigtuna, etwas außerhalb von Stockholm in Schweden. Neben Arbeiten für Computerspiele hat er schon so ziemlich alles illustriert, zum Beispiel auch Kinderbücher. Am 07. November erscheint sein erstes persönliches Buch “The Second in Line”, mit Bildern aus seinen wundervollen Skizzenbüchern.

Das Buch erscheint bei Sanatorium und ist ab sofort vorbestellbar. Vorbesteller erhalten einen handgemalten Anstecker und ein signiertes Exemplar der Ausgabe.

// Images © Mattias Adolfsson /// ☇ “The Second In Line” Available @ Etsy //

Paper Worlds: Paper Made Works by Nacho Rojo

// Images © Nacho Rojo //

Geology of Shoes

Project is taking inspiration from sediment layers and from effects of erosive processes in nature as well as from traditional shoe making techniques. Special construction method has been developed and used across the collection. Multiple layers of leather scrap pieces are added on the last and subsequently sanded down to achieve the final shape and unique colour pattern of the shoe. Colour scheme is influenced by old geological maps.

Design & Concept: Barbora Veselá.

OBJECTS by Rizon Parein

// Images © Rizon Parein //

Who Lives There

Art+Practice has released the 14th episode of The Amerikans: “Who Lives There”.

Filmed on location in Wellington, Ohio, this episode shares the vision of Dawn Reese, miniature artist, dollhouse builder, and owner of Dolls and Minis: a store with over 20,000 miniatures.

Peter Bellerby // The Globemaker

Directed by Charles Arran Busk & Jamie McGregor Smith.

Lotus Quo // A Videoinstallation by Carlsson

Lotus Quo is the first work for the permanent, modular videoinstallation “Feldversuch” @ Complex23. Art Direction & Animation: Carlsson // Music & Sounddesign: Randomform.

Chapter 1: Cranen • Chapter 2: Segment Slipp • Chapter 3: 4.6ycles.

// via Dreamt about Dreaming //

Release: Nathan Ota “Ikiru”

NATHAN OTA: IKIRU is a full overview of Ota’s work from his early street art to illustrations and gallery pieces to recent collaborations with the street artist RISK. Ota has gained a following over the last twenty years for his prolific work in a variety of expressions and media. The surrealist world he creates is one of streaked green skies, off-color hues and dripping paint a world reliant on recurring figures such as a blind bird in a striped dunce hat, a gelatinous robot lost in the woods, and an egg sprouting up protruding tree branches. Dark and engaging, this is a world of struggle that continues to clash and commune within each new painting.

Nathan Ota combines his early influences of vintage comic books, punk rock fliers and his graffiti-obsessed high school years with formal training at the Art Center College of Design to create technically adept pieces with a pop culture aesthetic reminiscent of Tim Burton. Ota is a member of the Society of Illustrators and has created illustrations for the Los Angeles Times, Communication Arts, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, LA Weekly, LA CityBeat, Writers Guild of America, and Capital Records.

Accompanied with text from author, publisher and childhood friend, Chiwan Choi.

☇ Available @ ZERO+ Publishing // Urban Contemporary Books.

Hardcover :: Cloth with paper jacket • 12 x 9.5″ (30.48 x 24.1cm) • 144 pages • 135 color plates • Edition of 1,000 • Release date: August 2013 • Designed by Fontana Studios • $50.00.
• ISBN 978-1-937222-20-8 //

// Paintings © Nathan Ota /// ☇ “Ikiru” Available @ ZERO+ Publishing /// via //

Chiaroscuro: Installation by Sougwen Chung

Chiaroscuro is a culmination of contrasts; the interplay of light and dark, the tangible and intangible, the old and new. The installation is a contemporary interpretation of “Chiaroscuro”, a term more commonly associated with 17th century painting, that is as hand-made as it is digitally enabled.

Drawing in the installation is the fundamental element — spanning the physical structure, the light-mapping and the projection itself. By digitizing the drawing, the simple expression of mark-making becomes transmutable. It is reinterpreted to take on a new form and dimension in the software — it transforms into structures manipulatable through time.

If drawing is an analogy for basic human expression, Chiaroscuro is an immersive installation that augments the drawn image in scale, sound, and scope by harnessing the imaginative potential of interdisciplinary processes and technologies.

Creative direction by Sougwen Chung // Original Music by Praveen Sharma.

// via Dreamt about Dreaming //

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