Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist and marathon runner Mango Peeler presents an ongoing series of photos entitled Runner’s High. Taken during his training runs, the images are characterized by flamboyant hues and forms which vividly and perculiarly illustrate the euphoric sensation associated with runner’s high.
Lithuanian lifestyle brand Labàdienà explores light and motion in the form of Kas ten teka (“What’s There Flowing”). The film is a bold attempt to mirror the unique selection of contrasting textures and patterns used in their handmade products. Staying true to its cultural roots, Labàdienà recruits Orphex to provide the chopped vocals and heavy bass backing the film.
Norwegian filmmaker and skateboarder Kristian Kvam Hansen places the spotlight on Shanghai’s small, albeit thriving skateboard community in Panoramic by documenting a year of traveling and skating in the People’s Republic of China.
Filmed primarily across China’s urban landscapes in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Panoramic also features some shots from Tromsø, Norway. This honest expression of counterculture can be seen in its entirety here.
The mechanical combination of vintage 8mm footage bears a striking resemblance to the elaborate recontextualized works of art by Marco Brambilla, and makes for a compelling piece that straddles the line between visual perfection and overload.
“A chair is not just a seat – it is the key to the whole interior.” - Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914 - 1999)
Produced by furniture company Artek, this documentary explores the life and works of Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara, and places the chair at the center stage of a wider discussion about how good design is both unobtrusive and life enhancing.
As part of her ongoing N’East Illustrated guest series for Well Spent, illustrator and writer Christine Mitchell recreates yet another solid batch of street style images from the wide world of menswear blogs.
Austrian artist and architect Peter Jellitsch further explores the abstract concept of space as a subject in Bleecker Street Documents. Created over a period of 45 days, the installation is a bold attempt to measure and visualize Wi-Fi signals.
In his signature style of building architecturally-minded platforms of sound, Swiss artist Zimoun carefully combined almost 300 dc-motors, cork balls and cardboard boxes as part of his first solo exhibition in New York at Biforms Gallery.
Impressive both in terms of its magnitude and creativity, the installation precisely simulates the sound of downpour heard from within an enclosed space. The only thing missing here is some petrichor.
Filmmaker Ringo Tang follows Japanese photographer Daidō Moriyama as he observes and captures Hong Kong in its present state. In his reflections on the art of photography, Moriyama also describes how his work is guided by sensory experiences.