Performance. Art. Science.
A San Franciso, California group of interdisciplinary movement artists
that accumulate energy from our technologically impacted culture and
release it through. From the movement of the human diaphragm to
the story of evolution, from the behavior of electricity to genetic
manipulation, from the birth of the moon to the cycles of digestion -
natural and synthetic processes form the basis for Capacitor’s study
of performance. Obsessed with the mechanics of the human body as
well as machines that propel the body through space, Capacitor
artists have become masters of rigging systems, coutures of wearable
sculpture, and engineers of large scale props designed to stretch the
limits of physical poetry.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Parliament and Wake
"An ongoing actualization of something that is probably not unique,
but maybe somewhat different. Hopefully it brings you some measure
of enjoyment, or makes you think, or disrupts the equilibrium of
someone, somewhere, at least a little. It is presented as a collection of
incomplete books that describe, and tell stories set within, the Edges –
fantastical worlds that exist just beyond our perception. These worlds
reflect our own, but are infused with impossible technology, subtle magic
and a reckless disregard for laws of time and space. Sometimes the
Edges are places of playful whimsy; but extra-spatial horrors and
nightmares spawned in the dark hearts of men are never distant."
Sisterhood of the Immaculate Heart
Giberon Primer of Elementary Machine Physiks
Sunday, May 23, 2010
"Ecouterre is a website devoted to the future
of sustainable fashion design. We’re dedicated to showcasing
and supporting designers who not only contemplate cut, form, and
drape, but also a garment’s social and environmental impact, from
the cultivation of its fibers to its use and disposal.
Our mission: To follow the evolution of the apparel industry toward a
more environmentally sound future, as well as facilitate a conversation
about why sustainable fashion matters."
"In September 2009, Jill Fehrenbacher, founder of sustainable-design
website Inhabitat.com, launched Ecouterre to dispel any disparaging
stereotypes that still cling to the concept of eco-fashion (hemp ponchos,
anyone?), while highlighting innovations in fiber technology that will help
pave the way for designers and manufacturers to embrace sustainable
materials and processes."
"Her goal with Ecouterre: To get both designers and consumers to start
taking the issue of sustainability in clothing design more seriously.
Frustrated by constant criticism for her fashion-design coverage from
hardcore greenies and eco-snobs who dismiss the impact that clothing
design has on our planet, Jill was compelled to launch a site dedicated
exclusively to eco-fashion to raise awareness of these issues."
Saturday, May 22, 2010
founded in 2008 by Chicago natives KC and Louie Mendicino.
For years, KC sat behind the hum of a sewing machine, with the
assistance of her greatest mentor - her mother.
Beginning creations were small vests for festivals, corsets, then
bellydancing costuming, pants, and more. When KC and Louie
met, he put his handiwork to the needle as well. After an
overwhelming response to their handmade wares, they launched
their creativity into the bigger picture.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
"Creativity of the photographic institution, Retroatelier, is
inspired by the aesthetics of the past. The styles of bygone days,
vintage photographs, painting, cinematography and our love for
these kinds of art made the work — we moved from dreams
to actions. On the pages of this site we bring to your attention the
products of our creativity starting from the early period of our first
steps and to the accumulation of our experiences.."
The Manifesto is quite intriguing as well.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sally Ann is an independent fashion designer in Georgia.
Everything in her shop is made handmade from repurposed fabrics
purchased locally for less impact on the environment. Sally Ann
uses every piece of fabric possible, designing and creating
everything from large handbags, cosmetic cases, to small