List of Monumental sculpture projects 2015

  • 1 http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2015/02/sunday-robot-play.html
  • 2 http://shuengitswannjie.blogspot.fr/2015/02/interactive-reading-room-tea-house-2015.html
  • 3 http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2014/06/neo-ming-bed-luxembourg.html
  • 4 http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2013/02/yuzi-paradise-tell-moon.html
  • 5 http://swannbb.blogspot.com/2011/09/12th-changchun-international-sculpture.html
  • 6 http://www.saatchionline.com/Shuen-git

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

DIY instructable::Open Theremin / Matryomin /

http://www.gaudi.ch/OpenTheremin/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bxz01kN7Sw



Open.Theremin -v3- / Experimenting & Retro Gaming
Coralie Ehinger playing the Open.Theremin
Coralie Ehinger is a Swiss theremin player and organizer of the first Swiss theremin festival N / O / D / E. She runs etheremin, a French theremin platform and gives lectures on the history and the art of playing the theremin at schools.


http://www.gaudi.ch/OpenTheremin/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=185&Itemid=98
How to instructions

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Carbon Fiber qin prototype #1 Half HunDun :: 13 Nov. at Hammond Yung's Qin Studio, Hong Kong, 2016

Carbon Fiber Qin prototype #1 Half HunDun :: 

13 Nov. at Hammond Yung's Qin Studio, Hong Kong, 2016


Attended by:
Rex Chung
Alan Chan
Engraver Qin student
Sg Chow
Swansea San

Activities:
Visited the new qin studio of Hammond Yung
Test played by Hammond and Rex
Video filmed by Swansea San
Some photos by Alan Chan
Presentation by Sg Chow

Evaluation of the carbon fiber guqin.

Comments:
Hammond Yung : 散音清,按音有些古味
(Harmonics crystalline, pressed strings has "ancient" tone.
Rex Chung : 2// 古(ancient) 3//透(penetrating) 4// 靜 (quiet)

Additional events:

Evaluation of the current guqins in wood on market

Dinner together: at an authentic local restaurant, met a very interesting manager. Without knowing before hand, I thought he would be very good on tv.  And, he was such a personality, he was on tv many times.

An exceptionally warm event, we have had a very precious local HK guqin meeting.
It had the right mix of vitality of daily life and musical culture and a link to guqin culture in southern china - Guangzhou, Shenzhen.  Not enough time to talk about many other facets of guqin art and culture.

Video clips coming...

Until next time.
:)

Summary of carbon fiber guqin update :

Quick questionnaire; yes/no/+or short comment; does the carbon fiber guqin have the following virtues? 

1//奇 2// 古 3//透 4// 靜 5// 潤 6// 圓 7// 清 8// 匀 9//芳。
===
Hammond Yung : 散音清,按音有些古味
(Harmonics crystalline, pressed strings has "ancient" tone.
Rex Chung : 2// 古(ancient) 3//透(penetrating) 4// 靜 (quiet)
KC Teo: It sound good I think
Mingmei Yip : 1//奇(unique, original) 2// 古(ancient) 4// 靜 8// 匀
Peiyou Chang : 4// 靜 5// 潤 6// 圓 8// 匀
===


Carbon Fiber qin prototype #1 Half HunDun :: 13 Nov. at Hammond Yung's Qin Studio, Hong Kong, 2016

Carbon Fiber Qin prototype #1 Half HunDun :: 

13 Nov. at Hammond Yung's Qin Studio, Hong Kong, 2016


Attended by:
Rex Chung
Alan Chan
Engraver Qin student
Sg Chow
Swansea San

Activities:
Visited the new qin studio of Hammond Yung
Test played by Hammond and Rex
Video filmed by Swansea San
Some photos by Alan Chan
Presentation by Sg Chow

Evaluation of the carbon fiber guqin.

Comments:
Hammond Yung : 散音清,按音有些古味
(Harmonics crystalline, pressed strings has "ancient" tone.
Rex Chung : 2// 古(ancient) 3//透(penetrating) 4// 靜 (quiet)

Additional events:

Evaluation of the current guqins in wood on market

Dinner together: at an authentic local restaurant, met a very interesting manager. Without knowing before hand, I thought he would be very good on tv.  And, he was such a personality, he was on tv many times.

An exceptionally warm event, we have had a very precious local HK guqin meeting.
It had the right mix of vitality of daily life and musical culture and a link to guqin culture in southern china - Guangzhou, Shenzhen.  Not enough time to talk about many other facets of guqin art and culture.

Video clips coming...

Until next time.
:)

Summary of carbon fiber guqin update :

Quick questionnaire; yes/no/+or short comment; does the carbon fiber guqin have the following virtues? 

1//奇 2// 古 3//透 4// 靜 5// 潤 6// 圓 7// 清 8// 匀 9//芳。
===
Hammond Yung : 散音清,按音有些古味
(Harmonics crystalline, pressed strings has "ancient" tone.
Rex Chung : 2// 古(ancient) 3//透(penetrating) 4// 靜 (quiet)
KC Teo: It sound good I think
Mingmei Yip : 1//奇(unique, original) 2// 古(ancient) 4// 靜 8// 匀
Peiyou Chang : 4// 靜 5// 潤 6// 圓 8// 匀
===


Thursday, 13 October 2016

Peter Pan of Toronto

Peter Pan of Toronto, lunch




I went to Peter Pan with a friend, who knew of this restaurant for a long time.
As I am interested in Everyday Art, so a restaurant is a kind of total art experience.

Whats on the wall, what foods they served, the manners of the waiters, waitresses, seating, everything.

Location:  Dowtown Toronto Queen St area, very lively easy to access place.
Exterior :  Victorian 3 storeys brick house
Interior : some original zinc plate ceiling tiles, v nice touch, the space is very clean and professionally designed.  Booth seating, and small cafe table for 2 settings and a long bar on one side off to the back.

Details : Persian carpets with animals heads totally encased in matching persian carpet pattern.  There were a few of them, very nice series of decorative art work.

Food:  I had fish and chips, the batter was v thick and oily - chips are ok, serving style is ok.  crushed peas in a tiny little 1 inch diameter butterdish, same size tartar sauce plate.  The waitress brought 2 little dish of homemade ketchup, which was v nice. 
But, I wouldnt say the food was anywhere near memorable.  

Overall I like the space, I would not go back anytime soon because the food was a standard fare of fish and chips and the outcome was really not so good, so I could imagine the rest of the dishes.

The waiter and waitress were both very friendly and charming.  
There were very nice coasters with a b+w frying pan on one side and some comic strip on the otherside.  
Overall speaking, the place wins on design, decoration and space.  Food is not so good.  
Fish and Chips was 16$cdn

Poetry Festival Taipei 2014; media+text

http://poetry.culture.gov.tw/2014/htm/content.php?id=27

多元成詩徵件 得獎名單


首獎 
吳端盛《下雨》
呈現方式說明:
夏宇創作這首詩的手法是把過去自己寫的詩句剪下,用拼貼的方式重新組合。我也利用這種方式,去重新拼貼更多的元素,不只是文字,還包括了畫面和聲音,去碰撞出更多不同的想像。詩,是自由詮釋的。
評審講評:
『詩文的蒙太奇,對位成視覺詩的同時,驟雨越發磅礡!聲音召喚了被人間壓抑的彩色影像成了有限的迷濛。誦念著模糊的口白,像是預見了世界的終究顢頇,一如黑白底片的印樣,一目了然卻空留惆悵。』此當代藝術境況,令人回味再三。(陳愷璜)
字像雨點,排列組合,一一展開,像是某種線索,在詩裡面還有詩,在詩上面複合詩。原本的詩作被引用、被改作、被變更,展現的也許是「詩」最為本質的面貌。(詹京霖)
夏宇原詩〈耳鳴〉有著一種物與物之間、人與人之間的交換和遺失。那交易的過程是心與意念的跳躍。作者提煉原詩精神,屏棄服務原始文本,藉由滴滴答答敲打聲與雨聲換韻,小小的字在黑幕上排列如同不可讀的咒語,當雨聲漸急,伴隨雷的發生,字與詩漸漸被取消(或者也等於遺失吧)──種種交響,正像整個作品的末尾,那結論似的一句:「有神祕共鳴」。(孫梓評)

評審獎
陳科廷《合流》
引用詩名:合流-引一片靈動的流域
詩作作者:陳科廷
 
呈現方式說明:
「合流」系列,是我從熱帶島嶼工作返家之後,為躲避繁雜都市的倉促步調、尋求自然喘息的庇護所,每日騎單車往返家與工作的流動地景。
在每日騎乘修行的路徑上,沿著河水:北勢溪、景美溪、新店溪等流域,從山水、自然生物、人類;從個體、族群;從紀實、想像;從各式樣多元複雜的巧遇,攝取靈感寫下這一首首的記憶,每一篇都是地圖上的一個點,每一篇都是時間軸的切面。
所有的點標記在「Google Maps Engine」此網路分享地圖系統上,提供下載「我的地圖」到個人電腦等行動裝置上後,直接點選想像觀看,更可以透過實際的自身所在地與各點之間的相對關係,找尋隱藏在地景裡的詩句。
標記在網路地圖上的點目前一共約四十個,但仍會隨著時間持續增加累積。每個點選用不同顏色做識別:藍(山水環境)、黃(生物)、紅(人);兩者交會的綠(環境x生物)、橙(生物x人)、紫(人x環境);三者交集的白(環境x生物x人)。點擊之後會出現單篇的序號、標題、時間以及詩句。
這些點漸漸構成線、交織成面,最後鋪引出「一片靈動的流域」。
評審講評:
因為google的關係,這部詩成了生活擬像的流變態!它自然碎裂成了37個片段,片斷中卻又都巧妙的連結著當代日日生活裡的呼應事件,叫人無從只閃躲到詩裡的浪漫!同時令人看見文化地理褶皺,關於『位置』的嶄新意涵。這形式本身自然就是個有詩意的創作!(陳愷璜)
類似一種行動,將審美與生活合一。詩透過行走路線,拓出個人式的詩地圖。地圖不斷長大,而意義在歧路與歧路之間展現豐饒的可能性。(詹京霖)
詩(或說任何創作)是時空的切片,有時是琥珀,有時是神祕曲管,允許人們溯回過往或前進未來。但〈合流〉這個作品,卻從現代網路工具中,創意獨具地發明了一種詩的載體:「網路地圖」,既立體呈現腳蹤所歷,又清晰標誌時間刻痕。它允許更大量的互文,也可能自我刪減,更遑論隨時擴充。它可以僅僅是詩人刻意的一個下午,也承諾更長遠瑣碎庸俗的人生。若誌列其中的各類型詩作,能更琢磨精練,就太完美了。(孫梓評)

優等獎
盧子珩《家庭風景》
呈現方式說明:
她就坐在那裡,哪裡都去不了了,吃喝拉撒都在同樣的位置。
她能移動的距離便是從病床上起身而已,每當我回家,站在門外看見她,
她的身體被有著鋁製格網的門切成一塊塊,沉沉地壓在軟墊上,
雙腳因為無法行走而毫無血色,像一個巨大但毀壞的雕像擺在客廳。
站在門外的我心裡像是被甚麼用力地抓緊,總是忍不住想哭。
我怕被發現,所以只能假裝若無其事的望著這片風景,但好希望風景都是錯的。

評審講評:
影音的對位、影音的詩性、影音的節奏以及它有意無意中帶出的粗糙質感、灰階色調、鼾聲的不經意、以及那替代了美聲的日常口白,無華的給了詩的多元歧義,一種獨特時間感:屬於台灣特有種生活感。(陳愷璜)
病的身體、行走的豹、照片裡的完好、現時的鼾聲、人生的頓點(或接近句點?)激發出一幅「錯的」風景。但甚麼是「對的」呢?質地相對粗糙的超八(super 8)與數位影像交纏、影像與聲音的對位與不對位之間,提問的可能還有:甚麼是「對的」詩性?或者,甚麼是「對的」電影?(詹京霖)
抖顫的逼近,不忍的凝視,那些渙散而模糊的嵌入(移動的獸群、家族合照),更像日復一日劇場的畫外音,亦暗示了固定於彼的「她」的內心世界。葉青形式重複而開放的詩句,被挪用於詮釋家庭,是恰到好處的調味。(孫梓評)
 

佳作
陳科廷《風與時間的枯山水》
引用詩名:風走的時間 Time Made by Wind
詩作作者:陳科廷
詩作內容:
誰說時間不會留下記憶 
風不會留下影子
 
Who said that,
there's no memory after the time,
and who said that, 
there's no shadow behind the wind.
 
呈現方式說明:
將上傳的照片檔案印出平放在地上,表面鋪上一層薄薄的沙子,照片中央挖一小孔(等同相片中塑膠條的位置),再把一條寫著此首詩句:「誰說時間不會留下記憶風不會留下影子Who said that, there's no memory after the time, and who said that, there's no shadow behind the wind.」的塑膠條穿過洞固定一端,之後任其在展示環境中變化,因為紙條會受風移動,在漫漫的時間長流裡漸漸將沙子刮、刷、推移除去,展現出下方的那張照片,以呼應荒涼的西海岸線鰲鼓的風吹砂丘,和風及時間。

劉馬力《因此成了這個世界》
引用詩名:新世界
詩作作者:鴻鴻
詩作內容:
最美好是那些不曾發生的事
最難忘是那些不再發生的事
最痛苦是那些不該發生的事
或把這三者混合起來
 
既然世界無法變成我喜歡的樣子
既然我無法變成你喜歡的樣子
既然你無法變成世界喜歡的樣子
何不把這三者混合起來
 

蔣慧《桃麗絲的內心戲》
呈現方式說明:
《桃麗絲的內心戲》以影像詩的方式呈現,由手繪的水彩動畫、實拍素材和詩文組成。
這個短片誕生的過程其實是這樣的:桃麗絲是我和前男友養的一隻貓,鴛鴦眼、長毛、純白。在我心裡,她比任何一個都市人還要神秘。我和前男友還在一起時,曾經以她為主角,寫了一些小小的黑色童話。每一只童話都是給她的情書,我把我最沉的內心戲送給她,希望比魚更美味。前男友為我的故事手繪了水彩畫,我們約好寫到99個故事,就出繪本。後來瑣碎生活磨平創作熱情,感情與繪本都不了了之。詩歌節讓我突然想起從前寫的這個小小的系列,選了幾首,和前男友一起完成了這個短片,也算是完成了我們未能實現的夢想。這樣我們也就可以從容地與過去告別,祝福彼此都有美好未來,希望連每夜被緊抱的枕頭都能長出砰砰跳的心。也希望您喜歡。
 

何孟學《碩鼠:我們不會忘記》
呈現方式說明:
2014年4月28日清晨3點30分,被噴濕、驅離之前,我站在一個世界上最荒謬且難過的位置,拍下一段6分鐘的影像。本作品截取影像的後3分鐘。
 

羅紓筠、何孟學《屠宰場》
呈現方式說明:
何孟學帶著他在晉江街拍的影像
起了個頭
羅紓筠寫詩
何孟學再邀詩作和影像一塊攪和
 

翁語彤《星際孤寂》
呈現方式說明:
此作原於去年拍攝,無奈後製不順利。
時至今年,人事已非,重新配詩,
用以紀念去年此時曾經美好過的時光。
 
將天文館眾多星體模型結合拍攝後製,
搭配專為影像撰寫的詩作,串成一首星際漂流之歌。
 

唐健哲《暴民之歌》
 
呈現方式說明:
照片、聲音、音樂、字。

 


small eco house : Mark Tholen arch, tor

small eco house

http://www.sabmagazine.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/ecohouse-summer-2014-house-c4/c4-03.jpg

Big makeover brings modern look and function

The house is a three-storey flat roof structure with a two-storey addition in the rear. Flat roofs were chosen not only for the modern appearance but for rain water collection and green roof application. The house, with its modern appearance, is appropriately positioned on the site. Set back slightly from its neighbours, the house takes on a more humbled position in the row of houses.
BY MARK THOLEN

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The house is filled with natural light in every space and meets the client’s desire of acquiring spacious living areas to house a young family with three small children on a standard 20×120 foot narrow and deep lot in an established downtown Toronto neighbourhood.
To distribute maximum natural light provided by the skylight above the light-filled central stairwell, the stair guards are glass, and the walls on the second and third floors have either glazed partitions or glazed clerestory openings facing the stairwell. The open-concept ground floor layout, with large floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls spanning the width of the house at both ends, provided a series of light-filled, spacious and fluid-living dining and cooking spaces. Great care was also given to have a lower level that is light flooded and does not feel like a basement.
Project credits
Architectural Design TYYZ / Mark Tholen & Catherine Lin
Structural Engineer Blackwell Bowick
Mechanical Engineer Anderson Energy Savers Inc.
Hard Landscaping Black Slate, Mark Goger Landscaping
General Contractor Golden Hammer
Photos Robin Zhao, Mark Tholen
Materials
- Concrete block and wood-frame construction
- Equitone Fibre Cement cladding and Parklex Wood Veneer Phenolic panels [for soffits] supplied by Engineered Assemblies, and installed as a rear ventilated rainscreen
AirOutshield™ air barrier supplied by SRP Canada Inc.
ROXUL SAFE‘n’SOUND® stone wool insulation, and spray foam insulation, R20 wall and R40 roof insulation
- Hydronic in-floor heating combined with closed loop geothermal system and a six ton water-to-water heat pump, single heat recovery ventilator [HRV]
- Motorized exterior sun shading