What a cool Art project. Thomas Winther, aka Damko, builds birdhouses out of recycled materials and spread them around so then the little creatures can find cosy nests in town.
Wanna get involved? Look for the next workshops, come along with any material you would need and build your own birdhouse!
Here are some “Nørrebro’s inspired” birdhouses – spotted on Nordbanegaden- representing emblematic buildings of the neighborhood (Ungdomshuset, Empire Bio cinema, Rust night club, bike shop…).
I have a thing for circus these days. Maybe because life makes me feel like a tightrope walker sometimes – trying to find the right balance – or a clown – smiling and trying hard to send positive energy.
But enough with metaphores, I find circus inspiring with its colourful costumes, spectacular tricks, exotic bestiary and lively posters. Don’t you?
I am fascinated by the possibilities that come with new technologies and the way they will revolutionize our world. May our future be entertaining and fun thanks to virtual reality and interactive Art!
Here are definitions provided by Wikipedia :
“Virtual reality (VR), also known as virtuality, is a term that applies to computer-simulated environments that can simulate physical presence in places in the real world, as well as in imaginary worlds. Most current virtual reality environments are primarily visual experiences, displayed either on a computer screen or through special stereoscopic displays, but some simulations include additional sensory information, such as sound through speakers or headphones. Some advanced, haptic systems now include tactile information, generally known as force feedback, in medical and gaming applications.”
“Interactive art is a form of installation-based art that involves the spectator in a way that allows the art to achieve its purpose. Some installations achieve this by letting the observer or visitor “walk” in, on, and around them; some others ask the artist to become part of the artwork.
Works of this kind of art frequently feature computers and sensors to respond …to motion, heat, meteorological changes or other types of input their makers programmed them to respond to. Most examples of virtual Internet art and electronic art are highly interactive. Sometimes, visitors are able to navigate through a hypertext environment; some works accept textual or visual input from outside; sometimes an audience can influence the course of a performance or can even participate in it.”
Designed by André Waterkeyn and originally built for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair, the Atomium is a must see in the capital. I would suggest to go there by night so then the 9 steel spheres shine in the dark. Magic.