Archive for August, 2008
Nike Flywire Technology is a revolutionary lightweight support system that redefines footwear construction. By shaving off weight and adding strength, it allows athletes to be lighter on their feet and faster on the court.
For the launch in Jakarta, Indonesia, designer/graffiti artist Darbotz has been given a chance to make an installation based on Flywire Technology.
“…The Flywire concept inspires me to create an installation about the flowing movement of the shoes. The explosion shows the strength of the shoes, and their lightness is represented by feelings of blaze, brightness, luminescence, radiance, and emptiness. That has made it possible to express fathomless and fluid movement.
I have presented this idea using a wood structure, wires, and dynamic movement of spray paint, which represents my signature style…”
Levi van Veluw´s photo series are all self-portraits, drawn and photographed by himself: a one-man-process. His works constitute elemental transfers – modifying the face as object – combining it with other stylistic elements to create a third visual object with a large visual impact. The work you see therefore is not a portrait, but an information-rich image of colour, form, texture, and content.
The image contains the history of a short creative process, with the artist shifting between the entities of subject and object. Giving familiar elements such as a ballpoint-line a new context results in a confusing conflict between the objects normal associations and the new values given it in this new context. The author and object of these elemental transfers , Levi van Veluw explains his method:
“I sit in front of a mirror with several objects and ideas. That day, the process takes shape, and slowly I create a new object I find interesting.”