PechaKucha Presentation

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Calder Greenwood

artist in Los Angeles

The Cardboard Artist

PRESENTED ON SEP 27, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 150

"When you start to open up these household items that you kind of forget about, suddenly, you find these really cool parts you can recycle."

In The Cardboard Artist from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 150,  Director, writer, production designer, props-maker, set builder, modelmaker, and VFX artist Calder Greenwood talks about his unique art pieces made mostly from recycled materials.

Calder lives in downtown Los Angeles with his guard dog, A1334462.

ディレクター、ライター、プロダクションデザイナー、小道具メーカー、セットメーカー、モデルメーカー、VFXアーティストと多数の肩書きを持つCalder Greenwoodさんは、主にリサイクル材料で作られた多くの作品に囲まれながら、番犬A1334462と一緒にロサンゼルスのダウンタウンで暮らしています。リサイクルと芸術の生涯にわたる融合を体験しに、ぜひPKNに遊びにきてください!

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Salutation to Corrugation

BY MARK LANGAN
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2010

One day, artist Mark Langan received a large amount of corrugated cardboard boxes from his neighbors, and decided to do something amazing with them. His three-dimensional works are composed entirely of recycleable material, and have become popular among eco-friendly movers and shakers.

"Presentation of the Day" from October 26, 2013.

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Cardboard Office

BY JESÚS DÍAZ
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 23, 2013

Jesús Díaz and his partner made their creative office, Marrón Creativo, out of cardboard, imagination, and some cutters. (in Spanish)

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Recycled Skateboards, Repurposed Dreams

BY SHEENA CROOKES
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 05, 2013

Sheena Crookes has been working in the skateboarding industry for nearly a decade, and is constantly inspired by the stories that come with the broken skateboards she gathers to produce her works of jewelry. Sheena started SkateBetty to spread her skateboard accessories and the stories that go with them around the world.

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Meeting Caine

BY GARY JOHNSTON
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 22, 2013

Gary Johnston shares the amazing story of Caine, whose cardboard arcade became world-famous after it went viral on Reddit. He then shares how he was able to connect the students at his school to Caine and explains how we can use social media to highlight the talents of our students and children.

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The Power of Paper

BY FRANK BÖLTER
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

“I started to fold the paper boat and somehow I travelled around the world.”

In The Power of Paper from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 28 Frank Bölter talks about his practice as an artist working with paper as a material to build boats and houses.

He began using his work to challenge expectations both inside and outside the academic art world while a student at the Münster Academy of Art from 1998 to 2003. Boelter’s projects are distinguished equally by their powerful poetic imagery and by the precision of their execution, often carried out under the difficult conditions of the public sphere and galvanising the public into action.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 25th, 2017. 

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The Afterlife of Materials

BY JEAN-PAUL FARES
IN BEIRUT

Jean-Paul Fares is a product designer, recycled-art designer and creator of JPDesign. By giving an afterlife to discarded objects, Jean-Paul reveals the aesthetics properties of waste materials and transforms them into sculptures and designs. 

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Redefining Cardboard and More!

BY RICH KAO
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Hear Rick Kao talk about his vision for a new kind of business -- from creative new products to an innovative business model. He goes on the explain how his business, Hive City, is trying to add value to the city of New West through commerce, education, and hospitality. 

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Materials and Process First

BY STEVEN JUNIL PARK
@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Steven Junil Park started his label '6x4' during his study at Elam School of Fine Arts as a response to the lack of everyday practicality he saw in art objects. He produces everything under the label himself: clothing, shoes, and accessories, with the conviction that materials and processes are more important than the intention of the maker. His pieces are one-offs and often feature handmade buttons, recycled and repurposed textiles, natural dyes, and hand-sewn finishing. He is intent on listening to the memory of materials and doing them justice by crafting them into long-lasting, practical items with integrity.

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MATERIALS: LOCAL A Canterbury Paint Box

BY TATYANNA MEHARRY
@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Tatyanna Meharry is an artist, potter and ceramics teacher. Practicing ceramics in a mindful manner with resources that are not renewable is a challenge for any potter and Tatyanna creates her work with this in mind. Firmly believing in the tradition of making objects with their own unique functions that are treasure not trash. In this PechaKucha talk Tatyanna will talk about her journey through the Canterbury landscape collecting and sampling local materials which she uses to create a unique paintbox of colour and texture that grounds her forms integrally in the local landscape.