Archive for May, 2008

Work it girl, liven up that public sculpture

May 11, 2008

Public sculpture with interpretive dance by Raquel Welch and some spacemen. The site is the Ruta de la Amistad sculpture project from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Watch the clip here.

[all pix screengrabs from the youtube clip]


Face of suburbia

May 7, 2008

I often feel a connection between architecture and portraiture when mingling in the built environment.

And further, in the making of a picture one tends unconsciously to portraitize any old object, i.e. to subtly anthropomorph one’s choice of composition.

These new ads for O2 take the two tendencies to a literal extreme.

[pix by imagineering]

Oddly compelling crapotecture

May 7, 2008

Somewhere along the line the ground floor of this building derailed, and an odd adaptation of bricking over and reinserting windows took hold. The results make this standard English-brick crapotecture almost interesting.

[pix by imagineering]