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183Art.ru: “I am not the Russian Banksy”

183Art, 28-year old Russian artist Pavel Pukhov, leaves an ever growing collection of  eye-catching guerilla art around Moscow. Last week the Guardian dubbed him the Russian Banksy. Now Pukhov responded in the Russian edition of the Interview Magazine  stating “I am not the Russian Banksy, you could call Putin like that!” Pukhov suggests that the biggest Russian street art project right now is the protesting people in the streets after Putins vote rigging at last year’s parliamentary election. The Russian Presidential elections are held next month. Stay updated on www.183art.ru and watch the making-of movies on Pavel’s Youtube channel.

All images © Pavel Pukhov / 183Art.ru

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Druzhba Sanatorium by Igor Vasilievsky

Druzhba Sanatorium in Yalta is a stunning soviet building that appears on the cover of a beautiful TASCHEN book that I bought recently. The book is called “CCCP – Cosmic Communist Construction Photographed” and was edited by French photographer Frédéric Chaubin, who is also Citizen K‘s editor in chief. Many of the pictures reminded me of all those crazy – ugly and beautiful – modernist buildings I saw when travelling across Russia. The books title recalled a big questions I asked myself as a kid: What do these five letters CCCP on Yury Gagarins rocket stand for? So many C’s and one P, but “Soviet Union” had neither in it. It took me until 2012 to understand that it means “Cosmic Communist Construction Photographed”.

Especially intriguing to me (and to the Pentagon as I found out later) was the cover photograph of the Druzhba sanatorium (“Friendship Spa”) in Yalta on the Crimea peninsula (Click to see it on the map). Druzhba Sanatorium will definitely be a destination on my next trip to the Ukraine. I made a quick research on the Russian speaking internet and found some really interesting pictures to complete the book’s experience. There is even a floor plan of what could be a starship for Star Trek or an UFO. So lay back, enjoy your stay and the view on the black sea before we take off to Mars!

Some facts about the Druzhba Sanatorium

The Druzhba sanatorium was built from 1983 till 1985 and is considered the masterpiece of its architect Igor Vasilievsky and engineer Yurij Stefanchuk. The construction was a challenge: three huge concrete pillars were planted in the shoreline. Then two enormous concrete cylinders with a diameter of 76 metres were seated on the three pillars. Three additional roundhouses are sitting on top of the upper cylinder. Suspended between the pillars is a sea-water swimming pool.

Druzhba Sanatorium Yalta - CCCP book

The book by Frédéric Chaubin | All images found at yandex.ru

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WordPress Fullscreen Portfolio Website

FMDA Fullscreen Portfolio Website by waack.org

Overview
I developed a WordPress fullscreen portfolio website for French interior architect and designer Frédérique Mortier d’Aumont. She asked me to conceive and realize a dynamic portfolio website with a fullscreen design, so that she can easily add new content by herself. The website should be beautiful, easy to use and easy to update. The reader should get a quick overview and a great impression of Frédérique’s work and creative process.
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Stunning music visualisation software


Realtime sound visualisation made with custom software Partitura – Sound by Telefon Tel Aviv

This stunning example of sound visualisation is the result of an ongoing collaboration between visualization artists Pedro Mari and Natan Sinigaglia from Abstract Birds and London-based visual artist Quayola.

Partitura aims to create a new system for translating sound into visual forms. Inspired by the studies of artists such as Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oscar Fischinger and Norman McLaren, the images generated by Partitura are based on a precise and coherent system of relationships between various types of geometries.

Mesmerizing!

via @brainpicker

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