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No strangest, only strange! A paradise for independent cinema: IFFR Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Known as the test site of modern architecture, Rotterdam was almost razed to the ground by the Germans who killed the chickens and monkeys in 1940. However, after that, they unexpectedly became the playground of the architects, and the Dutch people loved new things by nature. With a high degree of acceptance, building a daring and interesting building, from the station to the market, from the residential to the roadside art installations, all over the city, full of creativity and novelty. Perhaps because of this mentality, the city is born with genes that accept new things, and has become a touchstone for experimentation and creativity. Film festivals are no exception. The IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands is held from the end of January to February each year. It is small enough to compare with the first-class film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin and Venice. It is not only an important pedal to encourage new directors to go to the world, not to follow. The appetite of the mainstream film festival, the unique and heavy salty selection style, is an important reason for attracting a lot of people to visit and enjoy it. Interestingly, although the quality of the film is uneven every year, Rotterdam's power is strange, but the eyes are always very accurate! Only accepting the "Tiger Award" of the director's first or second work, there will be fewer outstanding new directors over the years, such as Korean director Hong Shangxiu and Park Zanyu; Chinese director Yan, Huang Wei; Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong; and Britain Christopher Nolan's first feature film "Following" and Taiwan's Li Kangsheng "Don't See", etc., pushed the world stage. Impressed by this film festival, the experimental film Manifesto, which was cut from the artistic point of view, collected proverbs from more than 50 artists in the 21st century, and ridiculed and explored art and social issues with 12 stories. Surprisingly, the director Julian Rosefeldt actually found Cate Blanchett to decorate the 13-point, and to interpret the characters in the film. From the nomads, model housewives, anchors, choreographers and sorcerers, not only the post-production skills, but also the audience are very enjoyable; although the content is extremely experimental, and even can be said to be difficult, the film end still wins the audience. "Manifesto" trailer by Julian Rosefeldt: In addition, in the Rotterdam Film Festival, there are also many strange patterns that are beginning to leave, and the "Scumbag", which is like a crazy spoof, is a phone marketing company that assembles various types of employees. The incident happened one by one, and the story was abnormally broken and scattered. Before the opening, director Mars Roberge did not hide his goal. "I want to put all the elements that I think are the coolest, let everyone know that movies can be like this!" Such a movie may only be the only Rotterdam film festival in the world. Choosing, willing to choose, and dare to ignore the audience's preferences, the world's most crazy, most experimental, most spoof, and even the most can not be sold, the film is collected, give everyone a taste of food, and also accept the world's public comment. "Scumbag" trailer by Mars Roberge: "You'll remember...

Hunting on the verge of extinct city memories: Hong Kong photographer Chen Hao

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The anti-Hong Kong people usually give the impression of loud voice and quick talk. The photographer from Hong Kong, Chen Yu, spoke an unexpected whisper, and his delicate and calm personality is reflected in his works. "Unfolded" is a work published by Chen Yu in 2012. This series of works won the "Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award" and was collected at the Hong Kong Museum of Contemporary Art. Because of the fascination with the urban memories of the old space, I chose the "Patio House" of the public housing symbol of Hong Kong in the 1970s as the subject of photography. He photographed the patio house on all sides, as if a three-dimensional box was spread out, and a complete body was flattened in the form of animal leather carpet. The production process takes time, and each side of the building needs to be filmed layer by layer, and finally these hundreds of photos are stitched into one piece. . I hope that you can introduce "Unfolded" to us briefly. Because artists go back to see their work at any time, there may be more different interpretations. Looking back now, that is already the work of 2012. That is my graduation work and the first public work. But now I look back and feel that there are a lot of technical flaws. Maybe this project is just a history for me now! This work does take me very far. In fact, I have thought about continuing to develop this project, but I have been waiting for opportunities. Money, time. In terms of interpretation, because I personally may not be able to change my mind! The works that I want to say and want to express have not changed, and I don’t want to take the initiative to read them again, because I always feel that when I do this work, all I want to say is already in it. The work of interpretation depends on the audience. Let's go. . You want to present the memories and experiences of the old buildings that grew up from small to large. Why not choose documentary photography but this kind of technique that is similar to "anatomy"; you mentioned that it is like hunters hunting them after the rare birds and animals. The skin is open, do you also look at these patio houses from the perspective of the hunter, and does this work contain some death ideas? I feel that we should not limit our creation by form or expression. From another perspective, my work can also be said to be documentary photography! For example, if there are some books you want to record for it, you may flatcopy the entire book, and I just flatten the building. The structure of the building can also be seen in the middle, how they put the clothes outside the house, where they are being renovated, and so on. The difference is that traditional documentary photography requires a series of photos to represent the story, and I only use one photo to express the story. In the past, teachers often taught us that each photo must have a focus, which will make the photo powerful. But I later found out that this work can be said to have no focus, but it can be said that it is much more focused. I will have different interesting places. Putting it in the same photo, the audience is like playing games, searching for treasures, and finding different stories. It is like the scroll painting of ancient China, which is a mixture of multi-point perspective. Jumping out to see this work, it really shows the whole building honestly. It has eight layers to see the eight layers, which is another visual experience. From the perspective of the hunter, presumably because the building is relatively old-fashioned, it is a legacy of the previous generation, it is abandoned, and it will be extinct. In the future, Hong Kong will not build this design anymore, so it will not be there anymore. In addition, one of the reasons for its abandonment is because the middle patio is too wasteful, especially in Hong Kong where there are few people. There are other sayings that the feng shui pattern of this kind of building is not good, suicide cases often occur, so people in Hong Kong In the eyes, this kind of building always has a dark and horrible horror. This concept has long been ingrained in the hearts of Hong Kong people. . What kind of doubts this document has encountered after its publication and whether it has been given back is unexpected. For example, the audience saw something you didn't think of before? There is not much feedback from the audience. It is mainly the technical opinions of the teachers to make the works progress. There are also some that say that the finished product is like an artist's work, maybe these are quite unexpected. . So, when you get "the work looks like an artist's work," what is the current reaction? When the teacher or the audience said that my work is similar to that of a certain artist, I didn't really react much. I admit that to some extent, some of the features of the work have similarities, but I believe the story inside. Or motivation or even thinking methods will have personality or difference. In fact, as long as I know what I am doing, it will be fine. Since the history of photography, I believe that the subject matter of photography or the method of photography has already been discovered 7788. Unless there is a big breakthrough in technology or something new happens, photography seems to go to the bottleneck nowadays, people often ask me, nowadays How should the photographers behave themselves, maybe my answer is to find some new perspectives from some of the existing visual experiences, or to revisit those existing visual experiences. . As an artist as a photographer, you are also a commercial photographer. Please talk about the current dilemma of being a Hong Kong photographer and the mood transition between artists and commercial photographers. In commercial photography in Hong Kong, some functional photos are taken, such as certain products, certain services, and most of them are promotional or purely recorded photos. In Hong Kong, when artists are difficult to make a living, they must sacrifice a lot of time to get in touch with commercial photography. At the beginning, they were started by the photography assistants. They slowly managed to handle some cases and began to take different cases. They were photographed by weddings, movie stills posters, and large-scale advertisements. Commercial photographers mainly perform, solve problems, and most of the creative work is not led by photographers. In some cases, the brokerage advertising company holds concepts, drafts, and reference materials, so you can follow them. The photographer is creative. The participation is actually very low. In my own state of mind, I have already seen it very well. I seem to have divided myself into two people, taking my own work and taking business jobs. Of course, I have some persistence. Customers and audiences actually need education. To do the best in limited resources, try to advise customers, communicate more, put your own aesthetics into it, solve problems with your own knowledge, find some fun in the dull work, and create with the customer's approval. Some of the images that you like, on the other hand, follow their meaning. After receiving the salary, they forget the previous things as an experience. Of course, there are also some experiences that work well with brokers or clients. Another problem is that the budget for customers to shoot an advertisement is shrinking less and less, the production cost is getting less and less, and some even give up the beauty, the photos just see the goods. The quality of the entire industry is getting worse and worse. I have to do my best and do my best, there is no way. In addition, the quality of customers and audiences is actually low, or they don't need a picture of being amazed, they just need a clear photo, or they have different views on beauty. I have been involved in magazine photography since this year. I don’t know if I am lucky or not. My colleagues are very good and I have a lot of trust in the photographer. So when I shoot the magazine, I can be bold enough to do the image I want. That is some of the fun that I recently found in commercial photography. At the end of 2016, Chen Hao left the museum for the first time and came to Taiwan to choose a way closer to the crowd to do a small exhibition and publish his latest work, "Until I don't think about it." This is a from 2016...

The impression of Chinese cities from the old map: the Northern Song Dynasty "The Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival" and the first world map in history

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Ancient China, like today, is the most populous country in the world. Thanks to the gift of Xiaomi and rice, China’s economic strength at that time, coupled with a mature administrative system, enabled it to support a large urban population. The Shang Dynasty (1800 BC to 1027 BC) has repeatedly moved to the capital, and the more famous Tudor is Erlitou and Yin. After the Shang Dynasty, Zhou Chao (1027 BC to 403 BC) also had several capitals. The earliest urban planning record in history came from the Zhou Dynasty. The Zhou Dynasty's urban design principle is based on a square system that combines cosmology, astrology, Feng Shui and numerology, and continues to influence the modern Chinese square layout. The Qin Dynasty (221 BC to 206 BC) has several administrative centers in addition to the capital of Xianyang. The same was true of the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD). The capital was Chang'an and Luoyang, but there were also prosperous ports in the coastal areas, such as Fuzhou. Later, the capital of the Tang Dynasty (618-970 AD) was Chang'an (now Xi'an), with a population of about 2 million in the 8th century (both inside and outside the city wall). Chang'an's pattern is very symmetrical, and the specialized Lifang is arranged in an orderly manner. The reason for this division is that the Chinese people are deeply rooted in the idea that the layout and furnishings of the space will affect the inner mind. This concept is widely spread across East Asia. The degree of urbanization in ancient China was quite high. In the Tang Dynasty, there were more than ten cities with a population of more than 600,000. In the late Song Dynasty (960-1279), Hangzhou, the trade center and merchant capital, had 1 million residents, while London had only about 15,000 residents. Located in the north-central part of China, Yujing (now Kaifeng) has a developed canal, the capital of the Northern Song Dynasty, and accumulated a large amount of wealth through commercial trade in the 11th century. Kaifeng was portrayed as a beautiful city in Zhang Zeduan's "The Riverside Scene of Qingming", far surpassing any European city at that time. The famous "Qingming Shanghe Map" (about 1126 AD) is the exact year and the real author is a mystery, but most scholars believe that this painting was in place in the Huizong of Song Dynasty (reigned from 1100 to 1126) The period was completed by the painter Zhang Zeduan. It is generally believed that the city depicted in the Qingming Shanghe Map is the capital of the Northern Song Dynasty. In the painter's pen, one of the most mature cities in the world was on the paper. ...

From the 18th and 19th century maps, you can see the city's appearance in Paris.

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In 1800, there were a total of 19 cities in the world with a population of more than 300,000, of which only five were located in Europe: London, Constantinople, Paris, Napoli and St. Petersburg. In the 17th century, Paris gradually expanded its power to build many palaces and large buildings, including the Luxembourg Palace, the Royal Palace, the French Society, the Observatory and the Invalides. At the same time, it has the status of an important map drawing center. However, the main sponsor of the Paris map drawing industry is the royal family or the nobility. In the 18th century, the mapping technology in the map did not change much. However, the image of the city has changed. A proportionate town plan replaces the perspective landscape and becomes mainstream. 1739 The map of Paris, drawn by map cartographer Louis Bretez, is commonly referred to as the "Tulkot", with the Parisian giant (actually the mayor of Paris), Michel-Étienne Turgot. name. Turgo decided to promote Paris, which created the greatest city map of the time. The detailed measurement plan began in 1734 and took a total of two years. The result is a bird's-eye view of the city. It was published in the form of an atlas in 1739 and contains 20 maps covering the 20th district of Paris today. District 11. This map, depicting Paris from 1734 to 1736, has a scale of 1:400 and belongs to the axonometric projection with the southeast. The map is extremely detailed, and the enlarged area here is taken from the center of the original picture, and the part of the new bridge (Pont Neuf) near the left bank of Quati de Conti can be seen. This map was first published in 1784 by M. Pichon, drawn by Jacques Esnauts and Michel Rapilly, and has since undergone several major revisions, the final edition being 1802. The map's headline is surrounded by the Seine Elves and the symbolic paintings of Parisian art and science, drawn on the eve of the French Revolution. This map is a very detailed depiction of the city. It can be seen that Paris is divided into two by the Seine and has an index on all four sides, marking important streets, parishes, colleges, hospitals, buildings, squares and other attractions. The reader can use the letters and numbers of the horizontal and vertical axes to find the location corresponding to the index. The outer edge of the map is painted with 27 buildings in Paris and the Palace of Versailles. In August 1792, the royal family's Tuileries (located in the lower middle of the map) was attacked by the Revolutionary Army. Subsequently, the Revolutionary Army issued a declaration of the Republic. ...

The second road of the Cultural Road, the glimpse of the gorgeous figure of the first actress in Japan: Kawakami

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Carrying a bag, like a dream of fear of disturbing people, quietly walked on Nagoya's famous "Cultural Road", the red roof of the villa at the end, let the air of this road permeate the ancient atmosphere. This Japanese-style Taisho period style building is known as the "Japan's first actress", the former residence of Kawakami Saku, and the "two-leaf pavilion" listed as a Japanese cultural property. The splendid decoration of the old era made the Erye Pavilion quite famous; back to that year, it even had the reputation of "Yiye Yu Temple". The hostess of the Erye Museum, Chuan Shangyu, is also like a mansion, with a gorgeous and mysterious legendary life. When the Sichuan slaves were touring the world, Europe and the United States even set off a wave of "sinister slaves". US President McKinley and Tsar Nicholas II were the audiences under her stage, and Picasso also painted portraits. The imprint of such an era is not close to us; time and space will be taken away by people, but when we touch the window that she has gaze through, the clean floor that passes by softly, it seems to smell a legendary atmosphere, condensed in the two leaves. The air in the pavilion. Looking through the works of Japanese female writers and writers, Mao Lumeiye, "Taisho Japan: New Thoughts of Hundred Flowers and Wonderful Women", the mysterious veil of Kagawa's slaves was revealed today. Born in 1871, the name of the mountain 贞 川 川 因 因 因 因 因 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞 贞The stage name that inherited the "slave" officially debuted and became a very famous geisha at that time. Geisha is an artistic performer. In theory, there is usually no selling of art; therefore, there is usually a backstage boss who supports the geisha's living expenses, and the backstage boss of the slave is said to be the famous Prime Minister of Japan, Ito Bowen. When the slaves were twenty-three years old, they began to hang around the theater, and they later married the later husband, the famous "Strong Opera" actor Kawakami Yoshihiro. At the age of twenty-seven, the slaves and husband Chuan Shangyin Erlang went to the United States to participate in the performance, but on the eve of the opening, the heroine who played the heroine suddenly died. The theater company was in a big mess. (At the time, in Japan, the government worried about disturbing the discipline, women could not On stage, the female can only play the female horn; but in foreign theaters, the heroine is an irreplaceable important role), so the troupe will temporarily invite the singer and the singer to perform the actress. —— 贞 本 是 is a geisha-born, a skill that allows her to interpret the heroine to the fullest, and also made her a hit in the American theater. This opportunity to go on stage, the erroneous errands opened the brilliant road of performing arts, and also made the name "Kawasaki 贞 slave" become synonymous with "Japan's first actress." In 1911, the slave husband's husband, Kawakami Yoshiro, died of illness. After several years of sadness, the slave lover again met with the former lover, Fukuzawa. It is said that when he was not yet a geisha, he was attacked by a wild dog on the way to the temple, and was rescued by a college student. This college student was her first love, and was also the great entrepreneur Fu Zetao who was later known as the “power king”. Introduction. Even if Tao Jie had already entered the country, he became the son-in-law of the Fukuzawa Yuji family. He still loved the slaves and started living together. The two-person residence was the "two-leaf pavilion" in Nagoya. Fukuzawa Yusuke is known as the "power king" in Japan and is a big entrepreneur involved in the electric power industry. From the perspective of the beauty of the second leaf museum, it is not difficult to imagine the rich financial resources of Fukuzawa. The most unforgettable in the two-leaf pavilion is the spacious hall with Japanese-style stained glass, which is matched with the style of the European-style spiral staircase - "mixed with the ocean". This kind of building is very popular in the Taisho period and will look like The two styles of conflict are ingeniously combined, and it is also the pattern of the status of the rich in the time. With the memories of history passing through the hall, the afternoon light that shines through the stained glass reflects the corner of the interior space; the items used by the slaves before the birth, the black and white photos of the overseas performances, and the information are displayed one by one, recording the stage career of the year; The huge black kimono and sabre in the glass cabinet made people look up and seemed to be able to remember her gorgeous figure on the stage. Walking into the deeper part of the mansion, the smell of the wind and the life is even stronger. At first glance, the "wind" is not as gorgeous and high-profile as the "foreign style". The faint and meticulous carving is omnipresent, and the Japanese style outside the glass door. The garden, the cobblestones in the ground quietly remember the years; on the floor of the tatami, there is a stove for the fire, a book and a coffee table, and the colorful kimono is folded on the closet, which shows the status of the hostess in a low-key manner; Soon after I left, there was still a shadow of life in the house, and the leftover house stayed quietly in the years... Cultural Road Eryekan 〒461-0014 3, Mikimachi, Higashi-machi, Nagoya-shi +81-052-936-3836 References in this article: "Taisho Japan: New Thoughts of Hundred Flowers, Wonderful Woman" Photography/ Grapefruit Sweet Joins Polysh Facebook...

One dollar to buy an old bank: Chicago Stone Island Art Bank

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The bank Stony Island Trust & Savings Bank, designed by architect William Gibbons Uffendell in 1923, was completed at Stony Island Avenue in Chicago, which was once the center of operations in the Chicago area. At that time, Fitzgerald wrote in the Great Gatsby in the American Jazz era, the love pursuit of the mysterious rich and the shadow of the flashy world, depicting the bustling scenery of northern life. On the other hand, Faulkner wrote the story of the South, focusing on the structure of life in the past, facing the impact of the pattern of life brought about by industrialization and racism. With the division of labor resources, the shift of economic focus, and high-tech production technology, this bank has also disappeared from the tremendous impact of changes in the world; the branches of the Eight Diagrams era were closed, but because the building structure is still sound, it is idle and idle. The 21st century. In 2012, Theaster Gates, an artist and founder of the Rebuild Foundation, bought the bank building for the US dollar for one dollar and began to lead the Rebuild Foundation team to reorganize the operation; it took three years and finally arrived in October 2015. The name of Stony Island Arts Bank reopened during the Chicago Architecture Biennale. Theaster Gates, a Chicago-based "social practice" artist, practices art creation among the public through spatial development, objects, performances, and reviews. Therefore, for him, Shidao Art Bank is not only an "art space" that is re-born as an abandoned space. He regards itself as a practical creation. Even though Theaster Gates purchased the space itself at a very low price, the reorganization and opening of the Shidao Art Bank faced huge operating costs, such as exhibition planning and event design execution. He will take the marble material from the bank building itself, print his signature and motto "In ART We Trust", and make a $5,000, debt-like art sales fundraising; it acts like a bank-issued bond. Like. And in what way should a non-profit art center respond to economic debt? Shidao Art Bank offers artists exhibitions and spaces in the village. On the other hand, it also has a rich collection of resources on the ground; such as the 6,000 glass slides on art history at the University of Chicago, the racial discrimination historical materials and documents collected by local banker Edward J. Williams, Frankie Frankie...

The worship ceremony of light construction: Light Masonry

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In the twelfth century, under the leadership of Suger, the Dean of the Saint Denis Monastery in Paris, light was introduced into the church through stained glass, and the thick stone walls and darkness resembling the Romanesque bunker were created, so that the interior was bathed in a fantastic scene. The Gothic church prototype; this experiment of light is reflected in the field of painting, Caravaggio and Rembrandt continue to use the brush to explore the use of light and shadow. In the Western culture, the core of the Western culture has been in the core for a long time. Until the industrial revolution, the light has entered the earth and gradually spread, and there is no longer a secret and revelation. At the beginning of the twentieth century, after Einstein proposed relativity, the exploration of light and four-dimensional space became the object of artist's thinking for the first time. Today, information, energy and light are still widely used by art creators, as if they are closer to the public life. Before the official entry into the winter at the end of this year, the United Kingdom held the "Illuminating York Festival" to launch a night celebration with light as a medium, allowing viewers to explore the different aspects of the city through the artist's imagination. York’s historic buildings, through an alliance with technology, connect the past and present of the building to provide visitors with a different experience. The Jason Bruges installation team from London used York Minster as a vehicle to present the fascinating light and shadow art, Light Masonry. Churches that have not shined in the past in the past have been illuminated by technology for a thousand years of darkness. It’s just that the church is no longer the color of the stained glass, but the beam of retreat, and the light without temperature seems to be closer to the age of technology that is hard to believe. Inspired by the layers of engravings in the church buildings, the Jason Bruges team attempts to explore the relationship between light and ribs, vaults, and viewers. With the tone of the organ, the viewers who are in it are simultaneously perceived by sight and hearing, and constantly give the nerve system a wave of impact. As soon as the viewer entered the church, he participated in the space ceremony. Only after the twentieth century, the position between art and viewers can be reshuffled. Art is no longer limited by one-way viewing. The works can surround the viewer or give the viewer a feeling of being surrounded, just like this. At this moment, the artist used the technology of the 21st century to construct a modern theater and stage an illusionary performance. Respecting the ancient stone craftsmanship of the building, while feeling the light implies the invisible structural space, immersed in the atmosphere created by light and shadow, and re-shaping the understanding of space by the senses. The beam conforms to the structure of the building and moves away in a dynamic and secular manner; in the original structure, it appears as another non-material level. The materiality of the building has not disappeared. Under the beam arrangement, it is reflected in a virtual reality illusion, and the space boundary is not in the deep shadow. The advantage brought by the rapid development of science and technology is that people can engage in dialogue with the past in a way that belongs to their own time. Whenever humans move forward, they will build up a new bridge of view with the past. Jason Bruges reduced religious involvement and tried to re-establish the connection between architecture, art, modern society, and technology, allowing history to re-engage with different perspectives. "Light Masonry" is bound to let people visit the past again, perhaps with a slightly nostalgic look at the strange scenes, and welcome the arrival of the new century. Light Masonry by Jason Bruges Image Sources: Jason Bruges & designboom & York Mix. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting design and art articles.

Objects that can't be received, those who can't take away and letters: Japanese drifting post office

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A small island, where all kinds of things happen on the beach called memory, come and go, pass each other; what kind of things do you want to take away in the journey of life that you don’t want to take away? Where does the way remain? The vast map of the world, there can be a corner to store the moments that are precious to you, but can not bear to stay by your side? This is an emotional exercise to learn to cherish or say goodbye. The drifting postal bureau is located in Lisui, Seto in Japan. On this small island of only a few hundred people, there are huge thoughts, regrets or expectations, waiting for the cause. The tide of the sea is left behind or picked up. Thanks to the thriving industrial revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, the rhythm of steel tapping portrayed the blueprint of the postal system; each letter traveled around the world along the coastline and railroad tracks, with its thoughts and dreams. Even a short sentence of "wish you were here" and "I want to see you" can make people cross the limits of geography and stimulate the imagination of distant people. However, there are always some recipients who are unsuccessful in life, unable to meet again or have not seen them - lost relatives and friends, missed lovers, too late to say goodbye, even the one that appears At some point in the future, you can pick up the pen and write it down in the drifting post, so that these thoughts are no longer just a vague figure in memory, or you can say goodbye to your future uncertainty. Established in 2013, the Rafting Post Office was formerly a ruined post office. It was created by Suoda, the former director of the former local post office, and the contemporary artist Kubota Saya. Nakata has been in the Kurishima Post Office for 45 years, conveying various messages in his life to the people of Chestnut Island; and Kubota Saye has been working as an artist since he graduated from Tokyo University of Technology. During the creative process, many archaeological relics were exposed, and Kubota began to think about the role of these artifacts in people's lives. Everything started in the Setouchi Art Season in 2013. When Kubota stayed here for the art season, he came to Lima Island for research and was surprised to find many drifts that piled up in the port as the waves moved. Shells, treasure bottles, rubbish, and then to the body of the raccoon... She began to explore the island and explore the relationship between the terrain and the waters. When I walked into the mountains, I saw a small building with a kanban with the "Peace Island Post Office". Because I didn't lock it, I went straight in. It was later discovered that the post office had been closed, the shelf for placing stamps, the scale tool for measuring the weight of mailings, the room for operating telephone line network equipment, etc., still quietly left there, like the remains of the old times. Most of the current residents are elderly and live quietly on the island; I began to imagine that it used to be a lively space filled with crowds and mail! At that time, I saw my reflection on the empty glass of my business window. "I don't mean to drift here?" This idea emerged. Thinking of myself is only part of this huge circulation, and there is a feeling of fear and peace of mind, similar to awe. If you turn this feeling into a work, can you experience the experience that other people have experienced? Also, can you keep as much as you can now, in a similar way? I watched it as if I was wandering on the island where the drifting objects gathered. Kubota began to study the history of mailing, and the maritime culture that Chrysanthemum accumulated under the tide, and met the former director, Nakata, and the voyage. Open this. In the small white post office on the first floor, there are tiny slices that are unknown to the recipients and come from many people’s memories. The only words that appear in the mind, but they can’t be said, but they are like a greeting in the throat, silently flowing in the post office. Dissipate emotions through writing and mailing, so that the sender can put down the regrets, and bid farewell to the past. Kubota also began to create a series of creations and installations with local drifters. Through exhibitions, events and lectures, more people will know about the drifting post office. These things left in this place, from their own to the separation from themselves, with this little ritual, sent to the other side that exists in the distant or non-existent. When the wave was beaten, it was not just the thoughts or writings on the letterhead. We are also like islands. In the flow of time, we repeat the phrase "first meeting" and "respecting goodbye", in the experience of farewell and meeting. Learning in the stack. Missing Post Office 1317-2, Suido, Sannomiya, Kanagawa, Japan Opening Hours: Second, Fourth Saturday / 01:00 pm-04:00 pm Image Source: Drifting Post Office & Drifting Post Office Facebook. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting art and design articles.

Meeting in the bathhouse and the izakaya? Into the village of Takara, the Showa style office

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What does the artist's office look like? Please erase all the imagination in your mind first, then look at this inconspicuous but strange old-style shop. It seems to lead to another world. This is actually the Kaikai Kiki, the newly renovated artist Murakami. Company office Office Zingaro Yokocho. Even if the doorway flashes a slightly tacky vertical lamp signboard, it is still doubtful that even the "Casa Brutus" reporter Rie Nishikawa can't help but ask: "Does the office do this, is it true?" For the usual creative days Takashi Murakami said that there is nothing wrong with it. If you don't see the modern minimalist style or industrial style, you will find that there is a shop in the old street of the Showa era in Japan, the soup house, the izakaya, and the disco. There is a dance hall, etc., everything. Only the soup house locker becomes a file drawer, everyone will have a meeting in the barbecue shop, and the old and room boxes are equipped with super-advanced projection equipment. Therefore, we are not surprised. Murakami chose to open the office in the sub-cultural sanctuary of the Anime Paradise, commonly known as Nakano Broadway Shopping Street in Otaku Paradise. All the furniture in this "office" must be tailored to the atmosphere of the store. It is made in the style of movie scenes, including public telephones, antique furniture, colorful neon lights, large and small signs, and even gutter covers. Among the interior furnishings, there are also many small smiles that make people smile, such as the seemingly ordinary menu, but the name of Takashi Murakami is hidden in the headline, or a certificate of praise for Takashi Murakami is placed in the soup room locker room. The decoration design is to create the Kamakura design of Ebisu Yokoto. It takes a total of 6 months to complete the overall appearance, and the last 2 months is used to refine the old items in the interior. Its emphasis on detail. In addition to the 2 meeting rooms, art galleries and office areas, there is an open bar outside, Bar Zingaro is located outside, designed by the Norwegian chain of coffee shop brand Fuglen Oslo, next door with Zingaro full of Takashi Murakami's signature sun flower design, and special Sun flower latte and biscuit afternoon tea set. In the end, I believe that everyone is full of infinite imaginations about this magical "Moth-Walking Wolf". It is also possible to see Murakami’s adventurous spirit and bold imagination. It is no wonder that he can create many amazing things. Fantasy art, let him call him a "master." Text / YaChen Chen Image Sources: Casa Brutus & fashionsnap & Bincang Haoxuan facebook & Kaikai Kiki Facebook. [This article is Polysh x LaVie...

If the data is the language we are talking to: Dear Data, the exchange diary written with data decryption

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Can you imagine, through the data to get to know a person, or to talk? In this era of information-free world where everyone has borders with the world, the keyboard can be connected to people who are tens of thousands of kilometers away, and the screen can be shortened by opening the screen. Handwritten letters and postcards have long become old-school romance. However, there are two people, only a few short faces, according to the two sides of the Atlantic, but through a postcard full of mysterious "data" every week, to understand each other's life, let "Keep in touch", keep in touch Become a fun and exciting decryption greeting. The project, Dear Data, was run by a designer in Italy, Giorgia Lupi, and a British designer, Stefanie Posavec, who spent a year on postcards. Hand-drawn charts, illustrations, symbols and other data to share the various occurrences of each other's lives. These rich hand-painted data record postcards have also been successfully published, allowing everyone to share their daily life diary through mysterious data, and invite everyone to write down their own data and start a dialogue. Imagine how many times you swear every week? Go through several doors? How many times do you watch? The small details of these lifes are transformed into visual data by intuitional hand-drawn illustrations and charts, and sent to the other party by postcard. Once a week, record the details of each other's life, and also interpret each other's mood and feelings from the data received. "Slow is not just the speed of postal delivery, but also the matter of picking up strokes." Giorgia said, "This plan not only forces us to leave the phone, but pen drawing is more like a process of meditation, helping us slow down our lives, seriously. Experience and feel the moments of the moment.” The hidden information in the data is sometimes a series of lines, sometimes familiar with common everyday symbols such as notes, and sometimes strange totems – or only under the picture The kind of person who understands this; the process of sharing and sharing life is only visualized, and the postcards of the two people may have been confused when they were just received. Therefore, they left the interpretation of the postcard address field, the text commentary does not talk about the content, but left a small clue, so that the communication process is like the fun of unlocking the Morse code. For Giorgia and Stefanie, although the Dear Data postcard program lasted only one year, it was an important starting point. Not only do they start to curious about exploring people around them, but they also find that the data is not the final answer, but rather the key to opening a conversation. How long have you not stopped, writing, drawing, or feeling the things around you? You don't have to be in the same way as the other people, use data decryption to connect with other people, but pick up a pen to write a letter or a postcard, start a conversation in an old-fashioned way, and bring a little surprise to your family or old friends. ! Image Sources: Dear Data & Dear Data Facebook & LITHUB & Wired. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting design and art articles at any time.