François Wunschel and Fernando Favier produce audio-visual installations, micro-architecture, urban intervention, performances, exhibitions and other strange new forms of art colliding with tech. They labor under the name 1024architecture and focus their efforts on the interaction between body, space, sound, visual, low-tech and hi-tech, art and architecture. Way awesome.
Johan Lorbeer is a German street performer who has become famous over the last few years for his impromptu and seemingly impossible street ‘still life’ performances. He stands in a relaxed state suspended as if on an invisible platform above the street as onlookers crowd around him. As far as I can tell he doesn’t really talk to anyone although he does look at the crowd. His refusing to verbally communicate with the crowd heightens the anticipation of what is happening and sometimes inspires people to reach out and touch him just to confirm what they are seeing is real. It’s an interesting idea and I am always a fan of anything that inspires people to wonder. Even if it is only for a moment. If you can spark people’s imagination you have reminded them they are alive. I love that.
You can read see a brief video of one of his performances, see more images and read more about him here.
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