Thursday, March 31, 2011

Illusive Environments

For the Fall 2010 Collection, Diesel wanted to create a dynamic and architectural model entrance utilizing metallic and reflective surfaces that would appear to emerge from the vast white-washed cinderblock venue wall.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Museum for the Old and New

We have been following the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania since its opening in January this year. Designed and funded by David Walsh, MONA exhibits his own favourites from around the world and visitors can enter free of charge.

There are no labels on any of the artworks, instead visitors are given a touch screen MP3 player which can detect where it is in the building and tells you what artworks are nearby; you can read or listen to information about them.

The pieces are laid out in a way that feels uncoordinated; ancient Egyptian mummies are displayed alongside modern multimedia works. This is to show the art works as art, not as a chronological collection of a history of art.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Suspendable Sculpture

Janet Echelman’s 230-foot-long aerial sculpture “1.26” suspends from the roof of the 7-story Denver Art Museum above downtown street traffic to commemorate the inaugural Biennial of the Americas:

Echelman drew inspiration from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s announcement that the February 2010 Chile earthquake shortened the length of the earth’s day by 1.26 microseconds by slightly redistributing the earth’s mass.

Because this monumental sculpture is made entirely of soft materials, it is animated by the wind. Its fluidly moving form contrasts with the rigid surfaces of the surrounding urban architecture. At night, colored lighting transforms the work into a floating, luminous form while darkness conceals the support cables.

Friday, March 4, 2011

‘The Business and Design Mind’

The design and business mind share more in common than many would believe. The perception of the business mind as financially-driven, pragmatic and clinical is founded on our collective experience. From this position, there is little that the design and business minds share in common. However, on deeper investigation there are some key similarities. In these instances it would wise for both business and design minds to apply learnings from each other. This interactive presentation will examine the skills that designers exhibit, namely the ability to simultaneously think on multiple levels in devising a plethora of solutions and in the process determining the best solution from those proposed. During this session, David will lead attendees through a practical exercise which demonstrates the marked differences between these two minds and how both can benefit from understanding each other.

David Grant E2 strategist presents ‘The Business and Design Mind’ at the Brain Art Exhibition, on March 9, 2011 (Free Entry).

12:30 – 2:00
Global Gallery
5 Comber Street
Paddington 2021

Tickets are $85, but free entry is available as a special offer to e2 blog readers. Get in touch with if you are interested!