Roosje Klap and Mathias Schweizer have collaborated on an extraordinary digital collage for Dutch literary magazine De Gids, which has been around since 1837. Their images show rooms that reference past literary voices as Baiga and Ovid, while placing erotic references in surrealist dreamscapes. The two worked together by building on each other’s work in stages. Roosje Klap herself refers to it as ‘graphic sex cadavre-exquis!’.
Photographer Cathleen Naundorf creates fashion photos with a dream-like atmospheres containing an elegant and Old World aesthetic, inspired by key influence and mentor, German fashion photographer Horst P. Horst with whom she shares a hometown. She exclusively works on large format cameras (4×5″ and 8×10″) and polaroid film which she processes as hand-made silver gelatine prints. The seven couture houses Chanel, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Chrisitan Lacroix, Elie Saab, Valentino and Philip Treacy were so impressed they let the French/German photographer take an exclusive dive into their archives. The result is the exhibition ‘Haute Couture, The Polaroids of Cathleen Naundorf’ and is on show in the L.A. gallery Fahey/Klein from September 4th until October 11th.
Printed by Studio Michiel van der Kley, Project EGG is the largest collaborative 3D-printed art project to this day. It measures 5 x 4 x 3 meter and is composed of 4670 uniquely shaped stones. The poetic pavilion has an organic form and structure in which the floor, walls and ceiling seamlessly merge. It is comprised of 4760 open, elegantly designed stones with its own unique shape. The inspiration comes from crocodile skin, corn cobs and coral, while the material is new, PLA, re-usable and biodegradable. Upon entering it, the visitor will be inundated by the play of light and shade, seeing 100 shades of white and experiencing space and emptiness at the same time.
Solid Light Films and Other Works (1971 – 2014) is the first solo exhibition for British artist Anthony McCall in the Netherlands and will hit EYE Amsterdam from September 28th until November 30th. Since the 70s, McCall has developed a remarkable amount of work, comprised of drawings, performances, and – the essential part of this exhibition – large installations that he calls ‘solid light films’. These sculptural light projections are equally minimalist in form, magic in effect, theoretic in essence, and physical in experience. The moving light sculptures constantly change form and cannot be categorized in the usual domains of art, such as ‘sculpture’ or ‘film’.
His work is a consistent refusal to conform to art historical categories and constantly circumvents cinematic conventions and expectations.
Vanessa Matic is back, with something completely different. Read her latest work after the break.