The Perfect Human (a tribute to Jorgen Leth) - L. Nichols
For years this film has haunted me, so I figured doing a version of it in my own medium would help me understand something different (and hopefully more in depth) about it. To that end, I think I was successful. At the very least, working on this for a length of time had me think about the film for all of that time in ways I would not have otherwise thought.
Anyway. I’ll be at SPX in a few weeks. Table I5. Stop by and say hi if you are around!
Page 7 of Walter Extreme is up, and now it is in black and white.
Firstly, I think making the move to black and white was a good choice. It gave me more time to focus on detail. Eventually, I will be posting multiple pages a week. Right now, it doesn’t look like that will be achieved until after SPX. I will be in a show next weekend and I have to do last minute preparing for that. My time will be split, just enough, to make the monday update. Then the following weekend is SPX! We have a table and you should all come buy our stuff, we’re at W18B. I will be selling my previously unreleased zine. We will also be selling COPOUT Volume 2, which features the first chapter of Walter Extreme.
This is also viewable on my website, where you can get caught up on Walter, here.
Tomás Saraceno: Solar Bell
What if a building was so light that on a windy day it could take off and elevate in the air? This is the question that Tomás Saraceno asked himself when developing Solar Bell.
With this body of work the visionary artist shares his dreams of a utopian new land, not reclaimed from the sea, but from gravity itself. Solar Bell is a flying sculpture, a vision of a flying plaza, a hovering observation tower. The sculpture, fully lifted by the wind, is built using the latest technologies in the field of lightweight materials and sustainable energy technologies.
To optimize the realization of his design, Saraceno and his team worked closely with the Aerospace Engineering Faculty at TU Delft, The Netherlands. The design uses light and extremely robust carbon fiber tubing and flexible, paper-thin solar panels to make it lighter than air.