List of Monumental sculpture projects 2015

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Saturday, 14 January 2017

C clamp for faclab

C clamp table:
Samples on the market

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

One Day, a film 2014


The Steel Piano - the film ***half; Toy Piano/ FacLab toy piano

 The Steel Piano 钢的琴 王千源 - the film 2010  ***half
tokyo film festival best actor award, many prizes
电影 钢的琴 王千源


As an exercise for FacLab: 

How about a replica of a found toy piano with whatever is inside the lab?
Use transparent elements for the body, all pieces replica
based on a found piano.



Thursday, 29 December 2016

Body Double (X) *** , with Jean-Luc Verna

Body Double (X) *** dir. Brice Dellsperger

Saw this movie at a museum - the MacVal.  Its in a solo show with the artist Jean-Luc Verna.  He played all the parts of the film (seems to me) based on "L'important c'est d'aimer.". It uses low tech video rough incrustation to put himself in the scenes with multiple actors... he plays all the roles simultaneously - its all him. At first it seems funny and rough, but the acting is quite remarkable. A little boy (5 year old?) and his mother entered the walk in screening room near the end, it was at the scene of gothique church initiation rites type of scenery... his mother said, lets get out of here, and the kid said, oh, its too scary. Everybody in the room laughed.

Brice Dellsperger's reprise of Andrzej Zulawski's L'important c'est d'aimer
Starring Jean-Luc Verna
2000 - courtesy Air de Paris (Paris) & Team Gallery (New York)

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Swannjie visits Miranor Kraus building shop

Swannjie visits Miranor Kraus building shop

Haven't been to sl for a long time, today I visited again because I heard that sl was getting 22million investment for... ?  
So I popped in and saw Miranor Kraus online, she said, all her sl friends are gone.  She is lonely.  
Most of my sl friends are also gone.  Some, gone because in real life they are gone.  Others have lost interest.  And I, always feels a nostalgic memory of the nice people, soft souls that I have met and became good friends with.  But I no longer spend much time there, it seems all the good sims have come and gone.  Dont know whats the new.  In fact, I dont really appreciate the "realistic" avatars.  I like the little bit rough and oddly wooden old avatars.  :)

Anyway so I changed my hair, into Simon Pink by Little Heaven.  Little Heaven a shop by Chico Duell seem to have closed in 2010!!  6 years ago!  Such a strange Halloween gothic Lolita style shop with a lot of inventive hair.  No more.  Not on sl market place shop either.

However, I read that Linden Lab has revived a sim created by a Danish creator.  LL did not buy the rights to the sim, they just revived it.  I think they should pay for it.  If its good enough to be revived as a historic piece then, they are admitting its worthy artistically and good for LL, they should at least pay for it.  Its a lot of work to build a sim.  Every detail is lovingly put together.  I dont agree with profit making companies not paying artists.  In real life and also in virual world - virtual world is created by real life people using real life time.  It is unacceptable to use the IP of any creator.

Here is a memory of todays visit.  Miranor Kraus a wonderful Japanese builder, consistently she/he has made many traditional buildings after accurate plans of real life historic sites and temples.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

DIY instructable::Open Theremin / Matryomin /

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.
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

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.

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