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A Paper Tale
BY JACKY CHENG
@ VOL 3
ON JUL 07, 2015
"When the eyes temporarily refuse to collaborate with the brain, it usually causes a beautiful paradox."
In "A Paper Tale" from PechaKucha Night Broome, Vol. 3, paper artist Jackie Cheng's works speak for themselves. Grounded in a traditional life, she humbly downplays her mesmerisingly imaginative and intricate paper art, sharing how it is a process of simplicity and quiet reflection. Enjoy!
This was Presentation of the Day on August 6th, 2015.
The Architecture of Sound
BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 19, 2015
Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!
Message in a Bottle
BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8
ON MAR 04, 2016
George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts.
Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!
Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!
BY JANNA GIBSON
@ VOL 2
ON MAR 31, 2016
Janna Gibson is an American living in Vientiane who believes that "framing a shot that focuses on beauty within a culture has helped positively shape my perspective." She shares her exploration of iPhone photography, the social media outlets used for sharing her stories, and #RealLaosProject, the current photography project she's working on. She urges us to see the beauty that is around us.
BY DANIELA FETZ
@ VOL 10
ON SEP 02, 2016
Zwei Gestalterinnen auf der Suche nach dem Glück! Daniela Fetz und Nina Hofer machen ein Buch über das Glück. Sie suchen Menschen mit besonderen Tätigkeiten, die besonders erfüllt sind von dem was sie tun. Sie beobachten, interviewen und stellen durch ihre Berichte den Zusammenhang zum persönlichen Glück der Personen her. Ein Buch mit Kommentaren, Bildern, Interviews - eine Sammlung zum Thema Glück! www.glueckglueck.com
Hesitation of Light
BY SIGNE KLEJS
@ VOL 36
ON MAR 15, 2018
Signe Klejs is the artist behind one of the most visible pieces of art that currently adorn Aarhus. How exactly do you get the idea to illuminate a bridge with the colors of the sunset? And how on Earth do you then manage to actually set it up?
BY ILENIA PEZZANITI
@ VOL 10
ON FEB 09, 2018
Created by Ilenia Pezzaniti, #iwokeuplikethis is a photo series started in 2015 which promotes women's self-esteem. #iwokeuplikethis is about redefining beauty in our own individual terms and owning our definitions. It is about creating peace within the self and teaching our our offspring the same values. It is about inspiring all genders to remove the stereotypical toxic ideas of beauty and the things we do to achieve such heights, and instead see to love our own truths and the truths of others.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
What Is Beauty?
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blyom-wRohk The organizers behind PechaKucha Night in Johannesburg love to release teaser videos before each event, and they've put together another one for the upcoming Vol. 4, with the theme of "What is beauty?" The event itself happens this Thursday (December 3) at Atlas Studios.
Form Follows Beauty
Picture yourself relaxing on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, sipping coconut juice, all the while taking time to enjoy the simple, fluid contours of the waves and mountains. Are you getting it? Well, architect and co-host to PKN Chicago Peter Exley is living it. In this edition of "Presentation of the Day", Exley speaks of the "free and sensual curves" he illustrates on his iPhone while out and about. He demonstrates the importance of recognizing the meandering lines found in nature, and shows how some architects (like the recently passed Oscar Niemeyer) translate these lines into their work. You'll find, as he says, "form doesn't follow function, form follows beauty".
The Beauty of the Derelict
In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Beauty of the Derelict" from PKN New Westminster Vol. 1, Eric Pattison examines the beauty that can be found in derelict and abandoned buildings, from well-preserved wallpapers and decorations from decades past, to degraded metals and woods, and the environment they can create. He talks about the restoration process, and some of the discoveries he has made along the way.
A Beautiful Reality
"People rarely, if ever, made it into my images -- and when they did, it was a depiction of what they did, and never really a depiction of how they felt to me." Originally a travel photographer, Ralph Hassenpflug has changed his creative approach and now enjoys photographing people and the aspects of them that are disconnected from their "public selves." In the fascinating "A Beautiful Reality" from PKN Midcoast, Maine Vol. 18, Ralph describes the primitivistic approach to his art: he does not think his pictures - he feels them.
Unveiling the Beauty of the Sun
Once upon a new moon, the sun finds itself slowly getting obstructed. Physicist at the University of Hawaii Shadia Habbal’s love for the Sun has taken her across the globe, always trying to unveil its our star’s secrets. In “Unveiling the Beauty of the Sun” from PKN Honolulu Vol. 21 she speaks of eclipses, corona, sunspots, plasmoids, and solar wind.
Skin of the Beast
Have you had one of those dreams where you’re at school wearing only your underwear? Naomie Hatherley speaks about how such mortifying dreams have inspired her work. In “Skin of the Beast” from PKN Broome Vol. 2 she tells us how she learned beauty could be hairy, and how she grew into a feminist after becoming a mother, and how she’s cultivated her artistic works.
The Profound Beauty of Indigo
"The choice to plant, transplant, weed, harvest, winnow, dry, compost, and ferment indigo entirely by hand is longer one of necessity. It is political. It is beautiful. It is labour. It is life." In The Profound Beauty of Indigo from Chicago's Powered by PechaKucha Event: United States Artists 2014 Artists Assembly, Ronald Ricketts shares his story of moving to Japan to teach English and explore Japanese craft heritage. He discovered indigo leaves and had an apprenticeship at a Tokushima dye factory. He became an indigo farmer, dyer and visual artist. His work developed into creating installations, establishing a social practice and spreading the indigo art.
Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, Joy
"We all need shelter for survival and when that shelter is beautiful, magic, and fun, it will uplift our spirits."In Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, Joy from PechaKucha Forster, Ian Sercombe shares being inspired by magic, mystery, beauty, and serenity, and how he invokes those ideals and aesthetics into his highly contemplative and tranquil architectural work. He uses traditional adobe rammed earth structure and textures to create energy efficient living spaces of beauty to live a life in.
"Photography gives me a medium to escape from daily routine life by creating something beautiful" In Extreme Beauty from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Fashion photographer Apple Chua shares in depth how she turned her passion into her career. She pushed the boundary of incorporating her hobby of hiking volcanoes into her commissioned works to create photos that comprised an epic and cinematic composition of colours, glamour, elegance, and whimsical feminity that is coupled with a futuristic look and inspirations from the renaissance era. That certain elusive quality became her signature style.
Form Follows Beauty
In Form Follows Beauty from PechaKucha Night Chicago, Peter Exley talks about the relationship between art, design, architecture, lines, and sensuality as well as the feminine form. He also displays some of his artwork he created using an unconventional tool.