arts & culture. airs on 2SER (107.3 fm) every Saturday 11am – 1pm.
Tonight I met Saara from Atelieri O.Haapala at Helsinki Design Week open studios, and she showed us her Neo-Victorian cabinet cards and photographs… You can find more at www.ohaapala.com
image: Noemie Goudal line: me
Photo: Transit, Katrin Koenning.
Line: Margaret Atwood, A Bus Along St Clair: December
- image by Todd Hido line by me.
“The extension of the art of dwelling is the art of living – living in harmony with man’s deepest drives and with his adopted or fabricated environment.”
- from newarttv.com
I was mesmerised from the moment I saw Kim Keever’s work, in a talk by the director of the Museum of Arts and Design (NYC). I missed the name, or got the spelling so wrong I couldn’t find anything on him till just now. This video gives an insight into how he crafts these dramatic, epic images – recalling a land before time – relying on algae, bubbles, lighting and the human need to see our world in dreamscapes.
Newsha Tavakolian, 1981, Iran, is a self-taught photographer. Her work has been published in magazines as Time Magazine, Newsweek and Stern. Her main focus lies on women’s issues. She started out as a photojournalist, covering stories in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon amongst others. Slowly her work has shifted towards a more documentary and creative approach. In her series “listen”, she photographed six female singers who are not allowed to sing solo, perform in public or produce CD’s due to the Islamic tenets. She then created six images and turned them into CD covers for these singers. As a statement she left the CD cases empty. Newsha’s portfolio is filled with interesting stories. The following images come from “listen” and Mother of Martyrs.