The city district Amsterdam Osdorp recently merged with Slotervaart and Geuzenveld-Slotermeer and was given the name Amsterdam Nieuw-West. This change also meant the end of 20 years of restructuring urbanized areas. To celebrate everything achieved, a book was published. ‘The Metamorphosis of Osdorp’ gives an overview of the architectural highlights. PlusOne was asked to create an intriguing video.
More info at PlusOneAmsterdam.com
From History to Contemporary
Built in 1921, the former Taipei City Hall building was originally the home of Jan Cheng Elementary School . Opened in the period of Japanese rule, the school had a student body that was predominantly Japanese with only a handful of Taiwanese students. In the post-war era, it was used to house the city government and became an important landmark for local citizens.
The two-story brick building is a model of architectural symmetry. Above the central hall is the spacious old assembly with its high ceiling. A bell tower rises from the center of the roof highlighting its distinctive architectural style. As Taipei developed, the city government moved to a new location in Xinyi District, designating the frontispiece of the building as an historic landmark. After refurbishment, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (MOCA Taipei) opened i n May 2001.
Combining historical architecture and contemporary art, MOCA Taipei has provided a prime reference point for local citizens exchanging experiences. In addition, the Museum's collaboration with Jan Cheng Junior High School has also strengthened its educational role.
The old Taipei Government City Hall building is now designated an historic site and has been refurbished for the Museum of Contemporary Ar t - as the first museum in Taiwan to be dedicated exclusively to Contemporary Art.
Metal, Mixed Medium, 265x120cm 2010
The Delight of Chenise character Festival
Pier-2 Art Center
Terzetto No.1 & No.2
Museum of contemporary art
Artefacts presents a dialogue between two digital works: an interactive table - vivarium - and a vertical screen projection. The project is about the relationship between simulation and reality.
The design of the table addresses this duality by placing the simulation in an environment based on touch. A tactile surface directs the users to communicate with a system of artificial life.
The project addresses the concept of environment through its various perceptions: optical, auditory, tactile. The graphic design of the vivarium introduces the creatures in a poetic way. The viewer is led to understand visually the emergence of complex behaviours. The acoustic treatment of space emphasizes the interactive dimension of the work.
Artefacts was produced by the Research Laboratory Program ITR in Paris (Ensadlab) under the direction of Patrice Mugnier and Pierre Henon
project manager: Patrice Mugnier
scenography / design: Kuei Yu Ho
graphic design: Camille Baudelaire
sound design: Raphael Isdant
programming: Samuel Huron
This year's titles for FOTB were created by Nando Costa through the use of macro motion pictures and materials with magnetic properties.
The choice of materials was driven by the desire to graphically represent the concepts of attraction and repulsion. The idea that graphic artists of all sorts attend events such as FOTB because they are inspired and therefore attracted to each other's work, while at the same time often competing in the same fields as peers, which represents the repulsion factor.
Music by Darrin Wiener - music.wiener.us & Marcelo Baldin - combustion.ws
Wall painting by Supakitch and Koralie
at the VÄRLDSKULTUR MUSEET GÖTEBORG / SWEDEN
With the support of POSCA
supakitch.com & koralie.net