The artist Alex Schweder explores performance architecture and space through his art.
When we approach or inhabit a building there is a physical human interaction with it. This interaction is a kind of performance and it is this that Schweder draws attention to. We tend to see the building, and our inhabitation of it, as separate. And mistakenly, we believe they are virtually independent – we do as we like in the building don’t we?
By exaggerating the interrelations between the user and the architecture, we see that the building influences how we use the space far more than even architects might have imagined. Read more
The Swiss artist, Fabian Nissels, explores the human ability to fill-in missing gaps in our perception with this series titled: Blocks. Read more
The entire alphabet.
A Greek artist, Anastasia Mastrakouli from Corfu, has created an alphabet from silhouettes of a naked person to draw attention to the relationship between anatomy and visual art.
As a vehicle to carry a message the work is very successful, but there is far more to consider in the relationship of people and their bodies. Read more
Photos: Wolfgang Volz.
The artists Christo and Jean Claude, famous for wrapping things, have created “Big Air”. It is thought to be the largest ever indoor sculpture. That must exclude the sculptural qualities of architecture I suggest! Read more
Carpet, annihilated in the popular markets by a shift in taste to hardwood flooring, is being reinvented.
Not that these carpets designed by the artist Alexandra Kehayoglou with the Design and Sustainability Lab of Spartan, a Brazilian company founded by his grandparents in Buenos Aires 70 years ago, will change that.
But these carpets help to rekindle an interest in the art form that has been out of fashion recently. Read more