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Anton Ginzburg Searches for Mythical 'Hyperborea'

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Venice Biennale exhibit considers idyllic northern paradise

In Greek myth, there's a place that's so far north that it's beyond the cold. Hyperborea ("beyond the North winds") is a land of eternal springtime, where the flowers are always in bloom and the sun never stops shining. Recent Russian news reports claim Hyperborea actually existed on the shores of the White Sea, not far from the snowswept sites of Soviet Gulag prisons.  At......read more

Antonin Kratochvil: Glaciers

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Lovely collection of scrap wood furniture. Wow.

Czech-born photographer Antonin Kratochvil has built an esteemed reputation on a portfolio of dark, gritty images capturing moments of upheaval and tragedy. His latest series, simply titled Glaciers, doesn't depart from his vision. Shot in the Patagonian wilderness of Chile and Argentina, the black-and-white photo essay is a beautiful but grimly honest look at a region imperiled by climate......read more

SHFT Sampler 10-15-10

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Weekly links: Muji, the art of SoCal bike culture, and Bjork and Antony on the environment.

Muji is one of the most influential brands working in sustainable design today. The eco-minded Japanese retailer sells nearly 5,000 products in hundreds of stores. A new monograph from Rizzoli tells the Muji story. A new group show at UCR's Sweeney Art Gallery explores the growing cultural impact of the bicycle. Re:Cycle: Bike Culture in Southern California is up until the end of the year.......read more

Hudson River Project

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An epic quest by James Bowthorpe to row the Hudson River from its source to NYC -- in a kayak made of recycled waste

Adventurer extraordinaire and record-setting cyclist James Bowthorpe is busy prepping for his next madcap quest: a journey down the 315-mile length of the Hudson River in a kayak made of NYC construction waste. "We see cities as something separate from the wilderness, but the former evolved from the latter," says Bowthorpe, who undertook a similar expedition down the Thames. "I’m......read more

Sublime Landscapes by Antony Crook

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UK photog turns his camera on lonely figures in vast landscapes

We first heard about New York-based filmmaker and photographer Antony Crook via Thirty Century Man, the film he made of his friend James Bowthorpe cycling through Norway. Soundtracked by Mogwai (he did the cover art for their last LP too), the short clip beautifully shows off Crook's affinity for big, dramatic landscapes and lonely figures passing through them. Crook's photography treads similar......read more

Antonym - Beyond The Waters

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Directed by Spotlight

In Antonym - Beyond the Waters, Johan Perjus and Fresteh Piltan take surfing to the most unexpected of regions on our planet, the desert. By taking the action of surfing and changing the context, Johan and Freshteh present a film that explores creativity but also our dependency on our oceans....read more

RETHINK - Contemporary Art and Climate Change

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Art exhibition in Copenhagen explores the interesection of art, culture and global warming.

I recently met Beth Terry, the author of a great blog on plastic pollution called Fake Plastic Fish (the definitive resource on our culture’s obsession with plastics) at a very sobering event – the return from an expedition to Midway Island with photographer Chris Jordan, who traveled there with a film crew to document the “plastic graveyard.” Midway is literally “midway” from......read more

Ars Natura: Genesis

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In his inaugural SHFT post, Karl Burkart explains why the hell a renowned green-tech blogger is writing a column on art and nature.

This is the first in a series I’m writing for SHFT called Ars Natura: art in nature, nature in art. Though I typically blog abut media and technology I have become increasingly aware that the problems our civilization faces are not going to be solved by technological ingenuity alone. Yes I believe we can solve the energy problem and perhaps even find a way to deflate the planet’s overheated......read more

Ars Natura: Lea Turto

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Finnish artist's felted trees unlock the mystical past of her homeland.

The Finns are a thoroughly modern people. They are world-famous for their uber-modern design aesthetic and are wont to include any historical references of any sort in their architecture or design. And while the country revels in its modern history, it is next to impossible to find any information on the ancient roots of the Finnish people. In contrast to Norway and Sweden, Finland is not......read more

MAKE TV: Kinetic Wave Sculptures

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Reuben Margolin’s kinetic art.

Reuben Margolin is a visionary Bay Area artist who creates totally singular kinetic wave sculptures from a variety of found materials. Graceful and mesmerizing, Margolin’s work is inspired by natural reference points like water droplets, wind gusts, and ocean eddies. Here, MAKE: television takes a look at the artist and his process. ...read more

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