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SAFARI URBAIN is the name of this series of photographs representing animal portrait makeovers projected on facades and buildings of the French capital. The artist, Julien Nonnon, invites you to wander at night in the city. In September, passersby of picturesque buildings in Paris encountered this ‘urban safari’. Images of smartly-dressed wildlife temporarily illuminated the city’s structures and surfaces at night. The series of short-lived souvenirs included ‘hip’ animals donning unusual outfits, like a cheetah clothed in a bomber jacket or a very dapper eagle sporting a suit and tie. Each of the figures was named after the streets they inhabited, which included the flannel-wearing ‘Lemur of Montmartre’ and smoking ‘Shepherd of Clignancourt.’ I particularly loved ‘the Koala of Lowendal’ with the Eiffel in the distance. The images also recently featured in Orlando…
I think this kind of imagery would fit in beautifully around Brisbane’s cityscape. The alleys of Fortitude Valley, Southbank, the cliffs of Kangaroo Point. Got any ideas? #BigBrightBrisbane
Actually, the whole concept is remarkably similar to the campaign that is current for Queenslad Tourism; animal portraits.
Visual artist Julien NONNON curates some suave installations. They are graffiti-esque in that they cover beautiful architectural buildings, yet their presence is fleeting. They are only visible for the night of the projection or when seen in the captured photographic prints. The process allows him to combine street art, kinetic installations, digital creations and video-mapping. Showing the desire to see his works in the street, he developed his own tools allowing him therefore to project his creations in any location that inspires him. I’ve included below here one of his urban safari series videos which were projected around the Parisian cityscape at night. I reckon the story Bridge might be just the sort of bridge you might like to meet one of those cool cats or maybe just an oversized frilly lizard.
Miguel Cheveleir – Socia-Tability – La Table des Convivialités from Claude Mossessian on Vimeo.
The Story Bridge is the landmark bridge of Brisbane but the Kurilpa is by far my favourite. One day, I’d love for Brisbane to have even more iconic bridges . Our city is already considered by some as the river city and I think their presence helps shape brisbanites as outdoorsy individuals who enjoy exploring their big, bright, open spaces. The CityCats and river edge walkways really help create these experiences. Contrasting angles, lines and perspectives create kinetic energy to the bridges. Although they are mostly fairly symmetrical, some of the newer bridge designs (like the Kurilpa, the Eleanor Schonelle, the Goodwill and the Go Between bridges) break away from these traditional designs and experiment with some fun and progressive visual thinking. The reflections on the water below create a sort of magical energy. It could be cool (or a little bit refreshing) to project some iceskaters onto the river surface. Maybe on a hot January evening to bring on a little emotional air conditioning.
We had a class on creating animated charts using excel and (ta da) adobe edge. Although i’m really keen to get the hang of these two programs, it’ll take me a bit of practice yet. Sorry Liam. I also think Tableau Public has lots to offer. Anyway, so often the representation of boring figures can come across as being just that. The reality is, they have the potential to be a little bit more engaging. I found this clever little eg…
Know how much each individual Beatle contributed to the writing of each album? Check this intuitive data visualisation to find out! Just hover for more beatles info.
Author: Mike Moore Originally published in: Data Intuiti0n.
It may not have taken as long as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel though it’s on a par with its mesmerising beauty. Apparently, it’s the first time that the university’s invited an artist to make a work of art in the chapel.
Miguel Chevalier creates an immersive environment made up of thousands of constellations. Viewers become bathed in light and the mystery of the universe. In the same spirit, relating to stephen hawking’s research about black holes, each of the projections entices audiences into the imaginative atmosphere where science meets spirituality.
For more detail and imagery, see here.
The site-specific installation highlights the architecture of the 16th century Chapel through light and highlights the high technicality of the cathedral’s fan vaults, one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. The soft light and the wealth of colours from the digital installation is in resonance also with the light from the stained glass windows. The installation gives the building life before our eyes, creating an unprecedented visual experience.
This digital installation is a celebration of the open-mindedness and the highness of research of Cambridge University.
just another #bigbrightbrisbane idea: could the same principles of Craig Walsh’s projection mapping installations work well at Roma Street Parklands? A new little family of marine life growing through the cycles of life? New personalities among the trees and parks? The big rock waterfall could work as a cinema screen..